Truly the King of Pop. What singer or artist for that matter, wouldn’t want the accolades and the accomplishments of Michael Joseph Jackson? MJ sold over 8.2 million albums in the United States in the 12 months that followed his death. His presence is still being felt even after death. To date, he has sold 70.5 million albums.
What can be said about, arguably, the greatest vocalist of our lifetime? At the peak of her career, her voice could silence the savagest of beasts yet still be able to console babies to sleep. Outside of the obvious bumps witnessed by the world, her influence is felt and her vocal range and style has been duplicated (or attempted at least) often by singers wanting to emulate her.
Constantly on top of any and every music chart imaginable, she was able to sell more than 57 million albums, which proves that people couldn’t get enough of her voice.
No one can ever deny that the career of Prince Rogers Nelson has been interesting to say the least. From being too risque for some to being the first major artist to be ’emancipated’ from a major label contract, he definitely has a legion of fans who enjoy his exploits. The influence of his music and voice is obvious from the likes of D’Angelo to the current Miguel.
It’s no wonder that Prince has, so far, sold 39.5 million and I am certain more will be added to that total.