CSPC: Maroon 5 Popularity Analysis

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Don’t you wanna know Maroon 5 record sales? With the upcoming sixth album coming out it is the perfect timing to review their discography. First considered as a promising rock band, Adam Levine guys went on to become a pure pop group, creating as much hate as love.

It all started very slowly. When Songs About Jane was first released in June 2002, it got completely unnoticed. It took almost one year, until May 2003, to ultimately manage to reach the US Top 200 Album Chart. Some 12 weeks later, the album broke the Top 100, after 7 more weeks it was Top 50. It is only in April 2004 and This Love explosion that Songs About Jane got into the Top 10, ultimately peaking at #6 in September, a mere 27 months after its release.

The success was rather big from that point although following albums It Won’t Be Soon Before Long and Hands All Over saw the band popularity fade. Then came Moves Like Jagger single which was a monster radio hit.

Huge airplay isn’t always equivalent of strong sales yet. How month the band debut really sold? How low they dropped in following years? How strong they returned to success with their most recent albums? During the following pages, our CSPC article will answer all those questions.

As a reminder for users who are not yet familiar with the CSPC idea you do not need to worry, it is quite simple as it only consists in merging every format sales an artist has been getting and attributing them to respective studio albums. We will start by focusing on raw data, setting how much each Maroon 5 album sold. Then, we will check sales of each track from those albums on each format – physical, digital and streaming – and weight them to value those figures on a par with album sales. To complete the study, we will study sales of the all compilations, live albums and music videos they dropped. Once all the raw data is set, we will only need to apply appropriate weighting to get the overall picture of the pop band career results.

Let’s go!

13 thoughts on “CSPC: Maroon 5 Popularity Analysis”

  1. Hi dear MJD !!!!

    Congratulations again for your wonderful site, also analysis of Maroon 5 is very detailed, you are really a great expert, after the Maroon 5 I hope you will analyze the famous old groups that I have mentioned in previous posts,maybe in the next week.
    I believe that when you will analyze the Fab Four (The Beatles) I believe that there will be many detailed pages as Bob Dylan !!!

  2. Holy Moly, those numbers for Moves Like Jagger are massive.

    Overall, you can say what you want to say about the quality of their music nowadays, but can’t deny Maroon 5’s chart success.

  3. Makes Me Wonder – 5,300,000
    Wake Up Call – 3,100,000
    Won’t Go Home Without You – 3,100,000
    If I Never See Your Face Again – 1,800,000
    Nothing Lasts Forever – 1,100,000

    How do you know you sold all this?

      1. Oh sorry. I do not speak English and I had to use the translator. I wanted to know, how you know that “Makes Me Wonder” sold 5,300,000?

        1. No problem Dan – myself I’m French / Portuguese and do a lot of English lanaguage mistakes 🙂

          Download figures are estimates based on last known sales in each country, updated with linearity formulas and extrapolated WW as per market sizes.

          Makes Me Wonder for example included for large countries 3,15m from the US, 540k from Mexico, 400k from South Korea, 150k from the UK, 120k from Australia and 75k from Germany.

          1. Ah, so adding the sales of the countries you mentioned, gives 4,315,000, right? So it reaches 5.3 million with sales from other countries?

    1. They are estimations rather than official figures (which aren’t available) but they are by far the most reliable you can get online 😉

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