best selling album

Day 520, 1139:11, 2209-2211

2209. Spree - Denim - Somebody at Stereogum or Pitchfork is going to call Spree “sweethearts” and compare them to Weezer if they keep this up. Super solid CT indie. They have the washy guitar tone down, though it can get overpowering. That said, the songs are well written and Denim serves to cement what Spree is all about.

2210. Indigo Girls - Despite Our Differences - Decent alt, not their best. Harmonies are tight but the songs come across corporate, a little too polished.

2211. Ani Difranco - Dilate - Hella raw. Grooves like a dark, personal, acoustic Beastie Boys. Having only three or four instruments at a time (vox, vox, drums, acoustic) lets Ani’s guitar skills shine. This is allegedly her best-selling album, I’m not surprised. Ani moves through multiple moods without losing stride, delivering attitude and machine-tight riffing in equal parts.

anonymous asked:

how is taemin more deserving when he only sold 116k with 4 versions while got7 sold like almost 300k?

This is not about deserving or not deserving, this is about a criteria that Gaon Chart stated and made work last year, and out of nowhere they announce there’s a new criteria that also affects last year’s result, only one month before the ceremony. Awards of quarters of the year in Gaon Chart count albums sold in a period, so this is about numbers, not about deserving/non deserving an award, because there are other type of awards in which there are judges who choose and etc., and there’ll be always different opinions about it. Anyways, that’s another issue. 

At first, Press It was the best-selling album in its first week after release (x). Then, as a result of the 1st quarter of 2016, Press It sold 114,567, and GOT7 sold 99,977 copies inside of that quarter. Taemin’s Press It ended being the best-selling album of the 1st quarter of 2016 in Gaon Chart with the criteria of that moment.

This means that the copies that both Taemin and GOT7 sold out of this 1st quarter don’t count for this award - even if GOT7 sold more than 300,000 as you’ve said, they don’t count for this award. It doesn’t even affect at the fact that Taemin was the best-selling soloist in the first half of 2016 (x) and the best-selling male of SM between January and April-May (xx).

Then, this change of criteria (x) that was suddenly announced at the beginning of 2017 reduced this period of time that they name ‘quarter’, so they’ve basically deleted sold copies of Press It that were actually included in the previous criteria, while this was an advantage for GOT7.

So, this is not about deserving and not deserving. This is about Gaon Chart being extremely disrespectul to Taemin but also the rest of artists that have been affected by this change of criteria. A change of criteria that has been announced in January 2017, only one month before the ceremony, and that has affected a result that has been developed between the first months of 2016 and has been confirmed by June 2016. 

This is not about saying GOT7 don’t deserve the award, and of course this is not about saying Taemin must have his award with this new criteria. The real fact is that Gaon played really, really ugly with this change of criteria, and as a consequence there’s people trying to make Taemin look ugly or make GOT7 look ugly, when none of them is responsible of this.

You can believe GOT7′s album was better? Sure! You have every right in this world to prefer GOT7 over Taemin. And in my position I don’t blame them for this. But, the fact that for once Press It was going to receive a big recognition, and also being Taemin the only soloist between the winners of best-selling awards in 2016… then all of his work and SHINee World’s work being treated as sh*t. Sorry, but this is not deserving and non deserving, this is about a company following a criteria, then suddenly taking decisions without caring about the real consequences; this is about not giving Taemin an award that he was deserving since last year because he followed the criteria. This is not about deserving and non deserving, this is about a really disappointing attitude from Gaon and hurting Taemin, SHINee and SHINee World.

i’m yixing snubbing the entire award show for not awarding his solo album Lose Control™ also known as the best selling solo album of all time

12 Years of American Idiot

[First posted on my primary account @sistereurope. Originally written September 22, 2016.]

Lately on here I’ve been posting and writing stuff about The Psychedelic Furs, and currently working on a top favorite Furs albums blog which will come out soon. But I wanted to write something different. Yesterday was the 12th anniversary of Green Day’s seventh and second best selling album, American Idiot. I know I’m a day late with this but I feel like writing about one of the greatest albums in the world.

I was 12 when the album came out but didn’t discover them until early 2005. I remember when I first saw the music video for “American Idiot” I thought they looked crazy and didn’t like them. But then I saw the video for “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” and started having a crush on Billie Joe Armstrong, lead singer and guitarist. After that I got into them. Though I heard “When I Come Around” and “Good Riddance” on the radio when I was a kid but never knew who sang those songs until years later.

I remember those wonderful times when I was 12, 13, and 14. I remember getting teen magazines that would have Green Day pictures and posters, getting merchandise, and hearing the songs on the radio and watching the music videos and interviews on TV. But sadly, me being young back then, my parents wouldn’t let me get the album, or even their earlier ones, cause of the explicit content. Even when I turned 18, they wouldn’t let me get it. I remember when I would be in the music section at stores I would look at the American Idiot CD, front and back, and wishing I had it. I also wished that Walmart had a clean version of it, but Green Day didn’t want their album to be censored.
Three years later I downloaded Green Day songs that didn’t have any bad words and from the American Idiot album I downloaded “Are We The Waiting,” “St. Jimmy,” (though I downloaded that one a year later) “Give Me Novacaine,” “She’s A Rebel,” “Extraordinary Girl,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” and “Whatsername” (I listened to that song a lot on my little pink MP3 player). But sadly what was missing was “American Idiot,” “Holiday,” and “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams,” cause those songs were special to me (especially “BOBD”) and I grew up with them. However when I was 19 I visited my aunt and uncle for the week in Washington State and on their computer they had the full album of American Idiot in the music file (probably my uncle downloaded it) and I asked my aunt if I could burn some of the songs on a CD and she said yes. I burned the songs I mentioned earlier but also burned those three songs I wanted, and I felt satisfied, though I wanted the full album so much.

On Christmas 2012 to my surprise I got Green Day’s ninth album and the first of the trilogy, “¡Uno!,“ and it was a clean version from Walmart. Apparently Green Day let them censor that and I was happy, my very first Green Day album.
But a month later I was on Walmart’s website and I found, finally, a clean version of American Idiot. I was so ecstatic and told my mom about it. She ordered it from the website and a few weeks later we picked it up at a Walmart. I remember holding it with joy, looking at it and thought to myself, “I finally have it, I finally have it.” After eight years of wanting that album so much! And let me tell you, it is one of the best albums I have ever heard, the best album of the 2000’s and so far the best album of the 21st century. It is beyond perfect, has no flaws, and is a masterpiece.

Like I said earlier, yesterday was the 12th anniversary and today I listened to the whole album. Two songs on it made me feel emotional. The first, “Holiday.” Whenever I would listen to this song it felt like if it was 2005 all over again, me being a 12, 13 year old, and hearing that song on the radio. It made me emotional cause it was hard to believe that that was so long ago. But then the next song “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” came on and the moment when Billie Joe started singing, I cried through the whole song. That song is very special to me, cause the video for it made me fall in love with Billie, hearing it on the radio and watching it on TV. But also there’s kind of a sadness to it, cause those days are gone but they’re just only memories, memories that I will cherish forever. I’m 24 now but I still love Green Day, and I love Billie Joe probably more than when I did 11 years ago. He means the world to me and I feel like I can’t live without him.

I refuse to believe that American Idiot is 12 now. I feel like it just came out recently. But that’s probably a good thing, cause it doesn’t sound dated and still sounds fresh and new like it did when it was released back in 2004. It will never get old and will inspire many people for years to come. There will never be an album as wonderful as American Idiot. Thank you Green Day for this brilliant album…

“The rage and love
The story of my life…”

anonymous asked:

an interesting thing i've noticed is that the larrie "rewards" keep getting bigger. first, H & L were going to come out & be open. now, H & L are going to come out in the most public & dramatic fashion possible in 15 major magazines & livestream their a-list celeb gucci wedding & write best-selling albums dedicated to each other & perform concerts dedicated to each other & have 10 perfect babies & destroy simon, bria, el, danielle, tswift, & every single anti & thank all larries personally.

Originally posted by fotokopicibierkek

anonymous asked:

Is the Niall Thing real or are ppl just going off based on mindless rumours? Because I would really wish that ppl would stop believing everything no names or sources say. Like I wouldn't believe everything random tabloids say about Zayn, I'm gonna give the benefit of doubt to Niall as well (not his fans though they can choke)

eh, i kinda doubt any of it is real tbh. the article says that bradley laughed about having the best selling album, and simon and niall laughed with him. i think the media is just throwing zayn’s name in it to create some beef and get people mad and fighting again. it literally doesn’t say anywhere that niall was laughing because bradley outsold zayn, it says that he was laughing with bradley for his unexpected success. they’re using zayn’s name so people would click on the links and bring them some money and this bradley guy a bit of promo. 

anonymous asked:

so basically this guy named Bradley had an album that was the best selling UK album of 2016 and he's friends with Niall so he was talking about how they were bantering about it together. zayn wasn't even remotely mentioned but zstans are pressed anyway because they think niall's saying that zayn flopped which is like 2+2=5. they're literally attacking him over nothing it's ridiculous

Are they okay lmao this literally makes no sense, they’re just pressed because their fave is literally doing nothing at the moment, they ain’t even worth it tbh

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Album of the day: Dark Passion Play, the sixth studio album by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, released in 2007. It is the first album without original vocalist Tarja Turunen, who was dismissed in 2005, as well as the first album involving future member Troy Donockley on uilleann pipes and tin whistle. It is the first of only two albums with vocalist Anette Olzon, who was eventually dismissed in 2012 after the release of the band’s subsequent album, Imaginaerum. Tuomas Holopainen has referred to it as the “album that saved his life”.

The album has sold more than 130 000 copies in Finland to date, placing 26th on the list of best-selling Finnish albums ever released, which has granted it a platinum certification four times. “Dark Passion Play” has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. It has been certified as 2x platinum in Switzerland, Platinum in Hungary, Germany, and Gold in Sweden, Austria and Poland. Dark Passion Play is also the most successful Nightwish album in UK and USA.

Snoop Dogg will be on the final TLC album coming this June!

Remember the last time we had a male rapper feature on a TLC?… Well the best-selling TLC album “CrazySexyCool.” Snoop Dogg graced the stage of our T-Boz Unplugged and gave an amazing show. I can’t wait to see what he will bring towards the album. 

The longtime engineer Leslie Brathwaite says, “We’re mixing their new album right now.” In fact, TLC camp is just currently waiting for the files to be mixed.

“This particular song with Snoop….he is the perfect artist for this particular song.  We’re not going out trying to ‘Oh let’s get Drake on this, lets…’  cause we are so not followers.  We really pride ourselves on being trendsetters,” says Chilli. We only have four months until #TLC5!

anonymous asked:

Yes I'm a Blake fan but even if you're not you have to agree that He at least deserved a nomination for entertainer of the year.. Even if you don't like him it's easy to acknowledge his success. I mean seriously just with numbers (where are you number nerds) even if you didn't think his album was great (but it was) it was still one of the best selling country and overall albums of the year!! So yes, we get to be a little upset and annoyed about it. Give us that.

If awards were about critical success, then Dierks, FGL, Like, etc wouldn’t be nominated… Blake had a more successful year than all of them. But he still didn’t get a nomination. Not because he didn’t deserve it, but because country music has decided to ignore his accomplishments.

Bad - 2nd Michael Jackson  Diamond album

‘Bad’ is now the second Michael Jackson album to reach diamond status in the U.S., with more than 10 million in RIAA-certified sales and streams. And ‘Thriller’ has further solidified its status as the biggest selling album in the U.S., now certified for 33 million in sales and streams. It remains the only album ever to earn RIAA triple diamond (30x platinum) status and is the best-selling album of all time, with in excess of 105 million in worldwide sales. (Michael Jackson official page)


The king is still slayin’.

anonymous asked:

What I don't get are these unrealistic expectations they are putting on Harry and his solo album. The best selling album in 2017? Up against Ed Sheeran? I can understand his teams desire to build up anticipation and excitement but not managing expectations is literally setting him up to fail. Not to mention we know that Liam, Niall and Zayn are all scheduled to release albums this year. Are they really trying to continue the Harry vs his bandmates narrative? Cause that's turned A LOT of ppl off

Or maybe Angus is just excited and said that all on his own?

Not every single thought that people have is put in place by someone’s team.

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