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post Jul 14 2016, 10:34 AM
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Nicki Minaj's Starships becomes latest single to pass a million sales in the UK
14 July 2016
By Justin Myers


Starships really were meant to fly, and Nicki Minaj has successfully piloted her very own craft past a huge sales milestone.

The Trinidad and Tobago-born rapper's hit single Starships didn't take too many light years to reach the million-sellers' club, safely docking four years after its original release, OfficialCharts.com can reveal.

The track, which was then Nicki's highest chart peak back in 2012, was produced by RedOne and was one of her first forays into pop, switching out her more usual hip-hop beats and heading straight to the dance floor with a banging chorus.

Starships becomes only the 166th song to have sold over one million (not including streams) in UK chart history.

The track climbed steadily upon entering at Number 16, before hitting a wall and peaking at Number 2, held off the top spot by Gotye and Kimbra's Somebody I Used To Know which, coincidentally, is also a million-seller.

But that's not all, because OfficialCharts.com can also confirm another song has made its way into the million-sellers' elite.

Gerry and the Pacemakers' You'll Never Walk Alone has passed the million sales mark, becoming the 165th to do so, over 52 years after its original release. The track spent four weeks at Number 1 in 1963 and has been adopted as the anthem for Liverpool football club. The track has returned to the Top 40 twice, in 2010 and 2012, and a new version, which also featured Gerry Marsden, reached the top in 1985, released as a charity single for the Bradford City fire.
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post Jul 14 2016, 10:59 AM
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At last!

I guess they were waiting to announce them together.
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Yes to You'll Never Walk Alone finally passing the million mark!

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post Jul 14 2016, 12:39 PM
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Great news for You'll never walk alone - the very first record I ever bought. It took its time. cheer.gif
How many more songs are close to the million mark in pure sales?
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post Jul 14 2016, 01:12 PM
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QUOTE(ben08 @ Jul 14 2016, 01:39 PM) *
Great news for You'll never walk alone - the very first record I ever bought. It took its time. cheer.gif
How many more songs are close to the million mark in pure sales?

These are some songs that are thought to be at 980k+:

Black Eyed Peas - Where is the Love?
Bruno Mars - Grenade
Cee-Lo Green - Fuck You
Cliff Richard & The Shadows - The Next Time/Bachelor Boy
Coldplay - Paradise
Culture Club - Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
Frank Sinatra - My Way
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
LMFAO - Sexy and I Know It
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Nilsson - Without You
One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
Pipes, Drums & Military Band of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards - Amazing Grace
Rod Stewart - Maggie May
The Jam - A Town Called Malice
Tornados - Telstar

Of course, the older songs rely mostly on estimates and OCC figures may have altered/been revised throughout the years so it's hard to be exact.
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post Jul 14 2016, 01:29 PM
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I note that the OCC confirm that 'Starships' is the 166th ACTUAL million-seller (as opposed to the increasingly-cited pseudo million-"sellers" that are inclusive of streaming units). Have they issued a recent list of the TRUE seven-figure shifters to date - better still with an indication of each entry's total paid-for purchases? If so, would someone be able to post it if they haven't already?

The way sales are going now, that list is unlikely to alter that much in the coming years, and may not be far off a long-term all-time million-sellers table akin to the one released in 2002. which we relied upon in essence for some time as physical singles sales were plummeting at that point ahead of the realisation of the latent download market. Only those whose trickle-sales on digital will still be enough to cross the line fairly soon will be new additions in the foreseeable future (i.e. those with over 950K already under their belt). This is starkly reflected by the fact that our incumbent 13-week No 1 has only sold about 500K when its massive streaming performance is stripped away. Even if it continued to sell at its current rate (about 13K a week) it would take years to reach 1 million real sales.
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post Jul 14 2016, 07:09 PM
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Try here for a list of actual million sellers.
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QUOTE(Taylor Jago @ Jul 14 2016, 11:59 AM) *
Yes to You'll Never Walk Alone finally passing the million mark!


Which football team do you support I wonder laugh.gif
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G'won Nicki *.*

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