CSPC: Up To Date Rankings & Summary


#15 ADELE – 72,937,000

The only artist who managed to break regular buyers boundaries to hit deeply the general public with her blockbuster album 21, Adele total of nearly 73 million after a mere three albums is mind blowing, even more taking into consideration her debut 19 wasn’t that big when first released. Giving how successful 25 has been, it is already safe that her fourth album will be granted a promotion going beyond standard music albums promotions, hitting general newspapers, TV programs all, which will provide her a minimum of one more massive seller.

Biggest Album – 21 – 39,321,000
Weakest Album – 19 – 11,105,000

Number of Albums – 3
CSPC Album Average – 24,104,000
Orphan Album Sales – 625,000

Studio Albums Sales – 57,500,000
Studio Albums Ranking- #13

Remaining Full Length Records Sales – 3,875,000
Remaining Full Length Records Ranking- #18

Physical Singles Sales – 200,000
Physical Singles Ranking- #22

Download Singles Sales – 75,300,000
Download Singles Ranking- #11

Streaming Sales – 3,972,000 (in album sales equivalent)
Streaming Ranking- #9

Don’t get it wrong, for an artist who released so few songs Adele download singles sales are huge. So are her streaming results when one knows both 21 and 25 got a delayed release on those platforms to make room for album sales. Don’t get it wrong in the other side either though, her album sales are not as overwhelming dominant over anyone else as they seem to be. The fact 21 got into a blockbuster league that opened doors of non-regular buyers, who are still going through old standards by buying physical albums, artificially increases the gap in album sales category with Adele contemporary artists. To compare her popularity with her peers it is needed to do exactly what we are doing – weight everything appropriately to analysis overall results.

Detailed article link available below.

CSPC: Adele Popularity Analysis

19 thoughts on “CSPC: Up To Date Rankings & Summary”

  1. Hi dear MJD !!!

    Congratulations again for your website and also for all the twenty-five artists analyzed and studied.
    What singers or groups will you analyze in the next week ?
    I hope that you will answer me soon !!!

      1. Hi dear MJD !!!

        If we speak of a famous very flashy group from the 70s, I think they are the Queen.
        Did I guessed ? I believe are Queen because The Rolling Stones,The Beatles and Pink Floyd came out a decade earlier then the sixties.
        Then after this flashy group, I hope you finally will analyze The Fab Four (The Beatles) !!!

          1. Hi both!

            Mat got it right 😉

            Anthony, I’m working on the Beatles at the same time as other artists. I would say I have 30% complete by now. Giving their importance, I’m really getting very, very deeply into every information which obviously takes time, but I don’t want to rush an article about them!

    1. Hello Patrick!

      I edited Led Zeppelin article after the Bob Dylan one. Recently, we discussed with Hernan the case of box sets containing original albums a case which wasn’t stated in CSPC introduction. As for boxes eat catalog sales of stand alone albums, in a CSPC logic we felt logical to attribute 100% of such box sets sales into each individual album part of the package. Thus, rather than spreading the 500,000 units sold by Led Zeppelin set The Complete Studio Recordings, those sales were fully awarded to each of its 9 albums, which created a 4 million increase of their CSPC total.

      1. so the boxed sets had the whole albums and each one unit sale was a whole sale for each album that was in the box set? if that is the case then yeah it only makes sense to do so.

  2. Hi dear MJD !!!

    Certainly I understand dear,but how long do you think you can analyze The Beatles ? for example a week or a month.
    Ah congratulations, as I understand, he guessed Mat, the famous flashy group are ABBA !!!

    1. Hello Lucy!

      Mariah has not been studied yet, that is why she does not appear in this article.
      But do not worry, she will also be studied soon, like all big sellers.

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