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Postby mellow weasel » Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:57 am

Yankovic-Gretzky wrote:It hasn't been fixed yet. Who do we call?

Maybe you can PM Bermuda... :unsure:
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Re: Mandatory Fun Chit Chat Topic

Postby Yankovic-Gretzky » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:45 pm

bermuda wrote:Hmmm, that would have been me... :)

Thank you

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Re: Mandatory Fun Chit Chat Topic

Postby Eyeball Chair » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:43 pm

This album is stunningly brilliant. I wasn't a huge fan of his last one but this one was amazing. :hamsters:
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Re: Mandatory Fun Chit Chat Topic

Postby weird user » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:20 pm

So does anybody know whether this album has gone gold yet? I checked the awards and honors page at the official site which lists which albums have gone gold and platinum and didn't see Mandatory Fun listed, but I also couldn't find anything that said when that particular page was last updated. I'd like to think that Mandatory Fun has gone gold because it charted at number 1, but that might not necessarily guarantee it would go gold. Of course, I've recently been wondering if an album can be considered a success if it sells less than enough copies to go gold. I know that Al's debut album didn't go gold until the late-1990s, was that considered a flop until then?
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Re: Mandatory Fun Chit Chat Topic

Postby Yankopunk » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:35 am

Mandatory Fun made its debut at #1 with 104,000 copies sold. It's very possible that it hasn't gone gold yet.

As for whether an album is a success, it all depends. Some artists and bands spend millions on just making the album itself, not including music videos, promotion, etc. So, they'd need to make millions just to break even and be a success. Another artist might have recorded their album in one inspired night in their basement and might not promote it much, so they wouldn't need many sales to make a profit. And of course, for some people, success is defined differently. The artist might consider "success" just getting the album out there, whereas the label sees success in terms of money.

We live in interesting times. Back in the days where you had larger than life superstars like Michael Jackson it was common for the #1 album to have sold a million (or several million) copies in just the first week alone. They all set the bar so high that they broke it, and nowadays it's common to see "(Artist)'s new album makes debut at #1 with 20,000 copies sold!" So, being #1 doesn't necessarily mean you'll hit gold very soon.
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Re: Mandatory Fun Chit Chat Topic

Postby Yankovic-Gretzky » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:20 pm

Mandatory Fun hasn't gone gold or platinum yet?

http://weirdal.com/archives/awards/
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Re: Mandatory Fun Chit Chat Topic

Postby Yankomaniac » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:50 pm

It has in our minds. That is what is REALLY important.
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