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Old 04-21-2011, 04:23 PM
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Default Re: the Beatles or Korn

Just for absurdity sake:

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During the week of 4 April 1964, The Beatles held twelve positions on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, including the top five positions. Neither feat has been matched by any other artist to date. The top five songs were "Can't Buy Me Love", "Twist and Shout", "She Loves You", "I Want to Hold Your Hand", and "Please Please Me." In addition, seven other singles occupied lower places on the chart: "I Saw Her Standing There", "You Can't Do That", "All My Loving", "Roll Over Beethoven", "From Me To You" , "Do You Want To Know A Secret" and "Thank You Girl".

In 1964, the Beatles had the never-matched total of 15 American million - selling records (9 singles and 6 LP's), representing US sales of over 25 million in 1964 alone.

"Canít Buy Me Love" sold 940,225 copies in the US the day it was released (March 16, 1964), shattering all previous sales records. The single went on to sell over 3 million by the end of the year.

The motion picture soundtrack "A Hard Dayís Night" sold 1 million copies in the first four days of its US release making it one of the fastest selling LPs of the 1960s.

By August 1964, the Beatles had sold approximately 80 million records globally.

By February 1965, their global sales had moved over 100 million records.

By August 1966, the Beatles had sold 150 million records worldwide

By May 1967, the Beatlesí global gross stood at $98 million, equivalent to over $616.6 million in 2007.

The "Hey Jude" single had sold over 3 million copies in America in its first 2 months of release, and 3.7 million by mid-January 1969. It eventually sold over 4 million copies and was the fourth best-selling single of the 1960s.

Although it carried a list price of $11.79 (a single album was selling for $3.98), their double album The Beatles sold 1.1 million units during its first two weeks on sale; a record for any double album up to that point in time. At sales of over 19 million, it is the biggest selling album of the 1960s.

"Abbey Road" sold over 3.3 million copies in the US in a little over a week, making it the best-selling LP of all time.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the Beatles had topped worldwide sales of 300 million units by 1969.

The "Let It Be" LP reportedly shipped 3.2 million copies in 13 days representing a gross retail value of nearly $26 million.

By October 1972, the Beatlesí worldwide sales total stood at 545 million units. To date The Beatles record sales are over 1.3 billion units worldwide.




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Korn has sold 16 million albums in the US and over 40 million worldwide. Ten of the band's official releases have peaked in the top ten of the Billboard 200, eight of which have peaked in the top five. Eight of those releases are certified Platinum by the RIAA, and one is certified Gold. Korn have also earned seven Grammy nominations ó two of which they have won (for "Freak on a Leash" and "Here to Stay").
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