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Band News (more headlines) 02-18-2003

SHANIA, BACKSTREET, BRITNEY, EMIMEN AND JANET TOP ALL TIME SELLERS

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Celebrating 14 years as the world's largest music club currently serving more than 20 million members announced their all time sellers today.

The BMG Music Club sold more than 300 million cassettes and CD's in it's 14 years in business, and this month will honor the clubs Top 100 Selling CD's with a special Plaque, plus all Top 100 will be included BMG's music publication issued to club members at a special discount price.

With nearly 2 million units sold, Shania Twain's "Come On Over" owns the title as the clubs #1 selling LP, Twain also appears on the list at #25 with "The Woman In Me" which has sold more than 1.2 million copies, again at #90 with the newly released "UP!" which also sold nearly a half-million copies in the 6 weeks the club has been selling the title, and at #96 with her self-titled debut with almost 400,000 units sold.

Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync prove their staying power with each boy band placing two albums in the all-time Top 10, closing out the Top 10 is Pop Diva Madonna with her "Immaculate Collection" with just about 1.5 million units sold in the music club, the superstar also appears on the list with "Like A Virgin," (#59, 822,000 units), "Ray Of Light," (#91, 459,000 units) and "True Blue," (#99, 301,000 units), not to mention her other club titles which didn't make the Top 100 "Madonna Remasters 3-Pack," (11,000 units), "The Early Years - Give It To Me," (8,000 units), "GV2," (90,000 units), "Music," (97,000 units), "Something To Remember," (179,000 units), "Bedtime Stories," (195,000 units,) "Erotica," (84,000 units), and "Like A Prayer," (244,000 units).

Another Pop Diva Janet Jackson appears in the Top 10 with a greatest hits collection, Jackson's "Design Of A Decade 1986/1996," is the clubs biggest selling hits collection from a female singer closing in at #9 with nearly 1.5 million units sold, Jackson appears on the all-time chart 5 times (with two discontinued albums from the club due to contractual agreements), at #35 with the groundbreaking "Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814," #58 with "Control," #63 with "Janet.," and #95 with "The Velvet Rope," other Jackson title's include "All For You," (100,000 units sold and issued under contractual agreement), "Dream Street" (44,000 units) and "Janet Jackson," (82,000 units).

BMG Music Club Top 100 Best Selling Albums Of All Time




1. SHANIA TWAIN - COME ON OVER (MERCURY NASHVILLE) (1.99 million units)
2. BACKSTREET BOYS - BACKSTREET BOYS (JIVE) (1.72 million units)
3. BRITNEY SPEARS - ...BABY ONE MORE TIME (JIVE) (1.60 million units)
4. BACKSTREET BOYS - MILLENNIUM (JIVE) (1.59 million units)
5. EMINEM - THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP (INTERSCOPE) (1.54 million units)
6. 'N SYNC - NO STRINGS ATTACHED (JIVE) (1.52 million units)
7. EAGLES - THEIR GREATEST HITS 1971 - 1975 (ELEKTRA) (1.52 million units)
8. 'N SYNC - 'N SYNC (JIVE) (1.50 million units)
9. JANET JACKSON - DESIGN OF A DECADE - 1986/1996 (A&M) (1.48 million units)
10. MADONNA - THE IMMACULATE COLLECTION (WARNER BROS) (1.46 million units)

11. JEWEL - PIECES OF YOU (ATLANTIC) (1.40 million units)
12. AC/DC - BACK IN BLACK (ATCO) (1.33 million units)
13. NO DOUBT - TRAGIC KINGDOM (TRAUMA) (1.32 million units)
14. FLEETWOOD MAC - RUMOURS (WARNER BROS) (1.31 million units)
15. KID ROCK - DEVIL WITHOUT A CAUSE (LAVA) (1.31 millon units)
16. WHITNEY HOUSTON - THE BODYGUARD (SOUNDTRACK) (ARISTA) (1.31 million units)
17. HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH - CRACKED REAR VIEW (ATLANTIC) (1.30 million units)
18. BOYZ II MEN - II (MOTOWN) (1.29 million units)
19. KENNY G - BREATHLESS (ARISTA) (1.29 million units)
20. WILL SMITH - BIG WILLIE STYLE (COLUMBIA) (1.29 million units)

21. DIXIE CHICKS - WIDE OPEN SPACES (MONUMENT) (1.28 million units)
22. TLC - CRAZYSEXYCOOL (LAFACE) (1.27 million units)
23. GREEN DAY - DOOKIE (REPRISE) (1.26 million units)
24. SANTANA - SUPERNATURAL (ARISTA) (1.26 million units)
25. SHANIA TWAIN - THE WOMAN IN ME (MERCURY NASHVILLE) (1.24 million units)
26. NIRVANA - NEVERMIND (GEFFEN) (1.24 million units)
27. BRITNEY SPEARS - OOPS!... I DID IT AGAIN (JIVE) (1.21 million units)
28. MATCHBOX TWENTY - YOURSELF OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU (ATLANTIC) (1.18 million units)
29. EMINEM - THE SLIM SHADY LP (INTERSCOPE) (1.16 million units)
30. BEASTIE BOYS - LICENSED TO ILL (DEF JAM) (1.13 million units)

31. BOYZ II MEN - COOLEYHIGHHARMONY (MOTOWN) (1.13 million units)
32. THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. - LIFE AFTER DEATH (BAD BOY) (1.12 million units)
33. CELINE DION - LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE (550 MUSIC) (1.11 million units)
34. CELINE DION - ALL THE WAY... A DECADE OF SONG (550 MUSIC) (1.10 million units)
35. JANET JACKSON - JANET JACKSON'S RHYTHM NATION 1814 (A&M) (1.10 million units)
36. ACE OF BASE - THE SIGN (ARISTA) (1.08 million units)
37. BILLY RAY CYRUS - SOME GAVE ALL (MERCURY) (1.08 million units)
38. NATALIE COLE - UNFORGETTABLE (ELEKTRA) (1.03 million units)
39. MARIAH CAREY - #1's (SONY) (1.00 million units)
40. ALICIA KEYS - SONGS IN A MINOR (J) (995,000 units)

41. BACKSTREET BOYS - BLACK & BLUE (JIVE) (992,000 units)
42. RICKY MARTIN - RICKY MARTIN (SONY) (987,000 units)
43. CELINE DION - FALLING INTO YOU (550 MUSIC) (987,000 units)
44. SARAH MCLACHLAN - SURFACING (ARISTA) (985,000 units)
45. PUFF DADDY & THE FAMILY - NO WAY OUT (BAD BOY) (978,000 units)
46. TONI BRAXTON - TONI BRAXTON (LAFACE) (972,000 units)
47. SOUNDTRACK - TITANIC (SONY) (971,000 units)
48. CHRISTINA AGUILERA - CHRISTINA AGUILERA (RCA) (935,000 units)
49. TONI BRAXTON - SECRETS (LAFACE) (927,000 units)
50. MICHAEL JACKSON - THRILLER (EPIC) (923,000 units)

51. EN VOGUE - FUNKY DIVAS (EASTWEST) (916,000 units)
52. MEAT LOAF - BAT OUT OF HELL II - BACK INTO HELL (MCA) (909,000 units)
53. SOUNDTRACK - DIRTY DANCING (RCA) (904,000 units)
54. SOUNDTRACK - GREASE (POLYDOR) (899,000 units)
55. GUNS & ROSES - APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION (GEFFEN) (890,000 units)
56. SOUNDTRACK - WAITING TO EXHALE (ARISTA) (886,000 units)
57. ABBA - GOLD GREATEST HITS (POLYDOR) (884,000 units)
58. JANET JACKSON - CONTROL (A&M) (883,000 units)
59. MADONNA - LIKE A VIRGIN (WARNER BROS) (882,000 units)
60. LAURYN HILL - THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL (SONY) (880,000 units)

61. MICHAEL JACKSON - BAD (SONY) (879,000 units)
62. TLC - FANMAIL (LAFACE) (877,000 units)
63. JANET JACKSON - JANET. (VIRGIN) (860,000 units) *
64. DMX - IT'S DARK AND HELL IS HOT (DEF JAM) (857,000 units)
65. MARIAH CAREY - DAYDREAM (SONY) (848,000 units)
66. THIRD EYE BLIND - THIRD EYE BLIND (ELEKTRA) (842,000 units)
67. SHERYL CROW - TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB (A&M) (833,000 units)
68. 'N SYNC - CELEBRITY (JIVE) (826,000 units)
69. LINKIN' PARK - HYBRID THEORY (WARNER BROS) (826,000 units)
70. FUGEES - THE SCORE (SONY) (822,000 units)

71. WHITNEY HOUSTON - WHITNEY (ARISTA) (806,000 units)
72. USHER - MY WAY (LAFACE) (796,000 units)
73. U2 - THE JOSHUA TREE (ISLAND) (779,000 units)
74. AALIYAH - ONE IN A MILLION (ATLANTIC) (756,000 units) *
75. SELENA - DREAMING OF YOU (EMI) (745,000 units)
76. MARIAH CAREY - MUSIC BOX (SONY) (735,000 units)
77. BLACKSTREET - ANOTHER LEVEL (INTERSCOPE) (733,000 units)
78. MICHAEL JACKSON - HISTORY (EPIC) (730,000 units)
79. DESTINY'S CHILD - THE WRITING'S ON THE WALL (COLUMBIA) (703,000 units)
80. NICKELBACK - SILVER SIDE UP (ROADRUNNER) (692,000 units)

81. BRANDY - NEVER SAY NEVER (ATLANTIC) (665,000 units)
82. SOUNDTRACK - NUTTY PROFESSOR II: THE KLUMPS (DEF JAM) (642,000 units)
83. CELINE DION - CELINE DION (550 MUSIC) (624,000 units)
84. BRITNEY SPEARS - BRITNEY (JIVE) (588,000 units)
85. MARY J. BLIGE - SHARE MY WORLD (MCA) (559,000 units)
86. JEWEL - SPIRIT (ATLANTIC) (521,000 units)
87. KENNY G - FAITH/A HOLIDAY ALBUM (ARISTA) (503,000 units)
88. PRINCE - THE HITS 1 (WARNER BROS) (501,000 units)
89. SHERYL CROW - SHERYL CROW (A&M) (500,000 units)
90. SHANIA TWAIN - UP! (MERCURY NASHVILLE) (477,000 units) *

91. MADONNA - RAY OF LIGHT (WARNER BROS.) (459,000 units)
92. LFO - LFO (ARISTA) (456,000 units)
93. MARIAH CAREY - RAINBOW (SONY) (443,000 units)
94. DESTINY'S CHILD - SURVIVOR (SONY) (439,000 units)
95. JANET JACKSON - THE VELVET ROPE (VIRGIN) (420,000 units) *
96. SHANIA TWAIN - SHANIA TWAIN (MERCURY NASHVILLE) (390,000 units)
97. AALIYAH - AALIYAH (VIRGIN) (350,000 units) *
98. ALANIS MORISSETTE - JAGGED LITTLE PILL (MAVERICK) (350,000 units) *
99. MADONNA - TRUE CLUE (WARNER BROS). (301,000 units)
100. MICHAEL JACKSON - DANGEROUS (SONY) (298,000 units)

* Items that were at one time apart of a Special Promotion, sales restricted titles available for a limited time due to popular demand.








Barry David, New York

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