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Grizlas on November 03 2019 11:26:14
How old and ignorant I am: https://ibb.co/yVsTtWG
OKJones on November 03 2019 20:33:57
Drake, some guy who sings autotune and compressors and shit. Has a singing range of an octave, just incredibly boring in my opinion.
Norlander on November 04 2019 09:33:27
Shows how the late 80's and 90's were a time of musical upheaval, and that I'm out of touch with modern popular music smiley
Vuzman on November 04 2019 10:35:24
This is comparing apples to oranges. Before music streaming, people bought one album or single, and no matter how often they played it, their purchase only counted once. Nowadays people don't buy music anymore, but they might play a song hundreds of times, and have it count every time.

Some might argue that stats are more accurate now, although it's much easier to manipulate, but either way, it's not directly comparable as it's done in this video.
Norlander on November 04 2019 14:58:52
If your whole point is "Drake is not as popular now as The Beatles were then, even if it lists him as selling more units" then yes you have a point, but the uploader claims no such thing.

From the description of the video:

This data aggregates multiple sources and can serve as popularity indicator across different medias such as album sales, radio broadcasting, digital copies sales and online streaming frequency.


You can compare who is the #1 artist, or top 10 artists, but the absolute number of sales you cannot compare year to year.

As for it being easier to manipulate: There is a well published issue about the veracity of album sales in the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's. This article gives a good overview on that, but it was also known 20+ years ago, as this article shows.
Vuzman on November 05 2019 15:10:18
That wasn't my point. I'm not arguing. I'm just saying that due to the differences in music consumption and purchasing, the stats don't really compare. Adding radio broadcasting doesn't help either, as the format of radio has changed, as has the habits of the radio listeners.

It's well known that historical album sales numbers are inaccurate, and often have a margin of error of tens of millions. This strengthens my point.
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24/07/2019 21:12
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