CSPC: Ed Sheeran Popularity Analysis

Streaming Part 2 – Orphan Album

Seeing this list we realize how much material the English new pop star has been releasing. The interesting point is how every track on which he is the main singer is up to about 4 million or more. Some collaborations are fairly high as Rudimental partnership Lay It All On Me at 246 million or The Weeknd song Dark Times at 81 million.

Sales equivalence of 769,000 albums is already big, it would be even more allowing I See Fire song in this list. As the track, originally an Orphan Album song part of the Hobbit Soundtrack, was included on x deluxe edition track list from the very beginning and received more plays after this inclusion than before, I decided to put its streaming results as part of the studio album.

5 thoughts on “CSPC: Ed Sheeran Popularity Analysis”

  1. Thank you for this article!

    Do you plan to study P!nk? Even though there’s no word about a new album, it would be interesting to see her CSPC results given she’s been active since 2000.

  2. Hi everyone!
    I reversed MJD’s formulas to determine the CSP for each track. We could interpret this as the CSP total “due to” a track, so its success.

    I have calculated the top 5 below:
    Song [Album] = CSP total (millions sales equivalent)

    Thinking Out Loud [x] = 4,25
    Photograph [x] = 2,61
    The A Team [+] = 1,96
    I See Fire [x] = 1,87
    Don’t [x] = 1,68

    4.25 millions equivalent sales is quite big. To give an idea, it’s more than any track released by Rihanna (please see here: http://chartmasters.org/2016/06/cspc-rihanna-popularity-analysis/#comment-1348).

    If you have any question/remarks about the method/calculation I used to obtained these numbers, I will be pleased to answer you.

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