CSPC: Up To Date Rankings & Summary


#3 U2- 192,491,000

Since their career-changing With Or Without You that rocketed The Joshua Tree to #1 everywhere, U2 never stopped being successful. Well, never until their last record which sold well below their standards, it has yet to be seen if that was due to their unique iTunes deal or decreasing popularity. With 13 albums and 192 million equivalent album sales, the Irish band has one of the greatest average out of all.

Biggest Album – The Joshua Tree – 47,050,000
Weakest Album – Songs Of Innocence – 1,305,000

Number of Albums – 13
CSPC Album Average – 14,660,000
Orphan Album Sales – 1,907,000

Studio Albums Sales – 127,100,000
Studio Albums Ranking- #4

Remaining Full Length Records Sales – 53,050,000
Remaining Full Length Records Ranking- #2

Physical Singles Sales – 22,550,000
Physical Singles Ranking- #5

Download Singles Sales – 40,500,000
Download Singles Ranking- #17

Streaming Sales – 1,526,000 (in album sales equivalent)
Streaming Ranking- #17

Many U2 albums are cult. Enough for them to be considered an album selling act. This isn’t quite true yet as they sold a gigantic number of compilations pushing their remaining full length records to 53 million units. Their physical single sales are very decent too at 22,55 million. Their streaming results are irregular with some impressive catalog hits and other strong songs from the past forgotten by now. They are still in a pretty comfortable position for future releases.

Detailed article link available below.

CSPC: U2 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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