CSPC: Up To Date Rankings & Summary

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#8 BOB DYLAN- 140,767,000

At 75, Bob Dylan is the oldest artist of our ranking. The American legend is also most likely the one that cares less about record sales. Still, public rewarded his hard work with a total of 140,8 million equivalent album sales, a terrific result for someone never named among best selling acts.

Biggest Album – Highway 61 Revisited – 16,407,000
Weakest Album – Fallen Angels – 256,000

Number of Albums – 37
CSPC Album Average – 3,727,000
Orphan Album Sales – 2,859,000

Studio Albums Sales – 83,350,000
Studio Albums Ranking- #10

Remaining Full Length Records Sales – 47,870,000
Remaining Full Length Records Ranking- #4

Physical Singles Sales – 17,675,000
Physical Singles Ranking- #8

Download Singles Sales – 30,380,000
Download Singles Ranking- #21

Streaming Sales – 1,206,000 (in album sales equivalent)
Streaming Ranking- #22

If Bob Dylan studio album sales are great, the singer-songwriter shines even more in the remaining full length records sales category. Lives, remixes, outtakes, bootlegs, box sets, compilations, music videos, his sales have been spread over so many supports that they end up mostly off the radar, but they do accumulate mind blowing sales. In terms of formats, his sales are just as spread as he appears to be a good seller in all fronts – physicals, downloads and streaming.

Detailed article link available below.

CSPC: Bob Dylan 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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