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Earlier this week we asked you to guess the highest-selling singles and albums to come out of Minnesota--and the answers to those two big questions will be revealed this Sunday night on the Current Presents: The Best-Selling Minnesota Artists of All Time.
But before we get down to brass tacks, I wanted to share a few notes from my research. This kind of stuff can get pretty dry, so I'll try to keep it as lively and interesting as possible with the help of some pretty fascinating graphics from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Everyone likes graphics.
Who are the best-selling Minnesota musicians of all time? It's a big question, and after digging into the sales data for hundreds of Minnesota releases, it's proven to be quite a complicated answer.
This week's Current Presents special was dedicated to tracking down the numbers and determining the best-selling albums and singles to come out of Minnesota--and as promised, the singles category delivered some surprises.