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Bang Up

The Fame - 5,000,000

The Fame Monster - 10,000,000

Born This Way -  17,000,000

ARTPOP - 3,000,000

Cheek to Cheek - 20,000,000

Joanne - 2,000,000

ASIB - 8,000,000

 

Gaga is at 65,000,000 so she should be #1. 

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Kyle-x
6 hours ago, getinthezone said:

these imports were most likely albums that werent produced in japan, Mariah had all her albums produced and promoted in Japan. Besides, how do we know how many of these imports are albums by her?

False, stevyy is correct in saying that the cost of imported CDs is significantly less than domestically produced CDs. They used to release lists of the most imported albums in the 00s. For example, in 2005 Mariah's The Emancipation of Mimi sold 259,275 copies, of those were 78,609 imported copies (the album was the 8th most imported that year). Oricon only started including imports into their sales charts in December 2003. Some albums would have well over 50% of their total sales coming from imports. This is part of the reason why record labels include bonus tracks, DVDs, different covers, etc. for the Japanese market - it's an incentive to buy the more expensive Japanese press over the cheaper imported one.

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getinthezone
1 hour ago, Kyle-x said:

False, stevyy is correct in saying that the cost of imported CDs is significantly less than domestically produced CDs. They used to release lists of the most imported albums in the 00s. For example, in 2005 Mariah's The Emancipation of Mimi sold 259,275 copies, of those were 78,609 imported copies (the album was the 8th most imported that year). Oricon only started including imports into their sales charts in December 2003. Some albums would have well over 50% of their total sales coming from imports. This is part of the reason why record labels include bonus tracks, DVDs, different covers, etc. for the Japanese market - it's an incentive to buy the more expensive Japanese press over the cheaper imported one.

okay, so this makes much more sense now

 

 

Baby - 200K

Oops - 200K

Britney - 200K

Zone - 250K

 

 

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ThirdWardBey
7 hours ago, Bang Up said:

The Fame - 5,000,000

The Fame Monster - 10,000,000

Born This Way -  17,000,000

ARTPOP - 3,000,000

Cheek to Cheek - 20,000,000

Joanne - 2,000,000

ASIB - 8,000,000

 

Gaga is at 65,000,000 so she should be #1. 

:rip:

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erianoillim

GaGa top 10 :clap3:

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erianoillim
22 hours ago, Bang Up said:

The Fame - 5,000,000

The Fame Monster - 10,000,000

Born This Way -  17,000,000

ARTPOP - 3,000,000

Cheek to Cheek - 20,000,000

Joanne - 2,000,000

ASIB - 8,000,000

 

Gaga is at 65,000,000 so she should be #1. 

:rip: sis

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UnusualBoy

Not bad for Britney :clap3:

 

I always find it weird how GH:MP sold all that there. her best selling album in Japan lol.

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Black Umbrella
13 minutes ago, UnusualBoy said:

Not bad for Britney :clap3:

 

I always find it weird how GH:MP sold all that there. her best selling album in Japan lol.

Japan loves Compilation albums :laugh:

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