CSPC: Up To Date Rankings & Summary

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#1 MADONNA – 244,062,000

No other artist from this list made it to the 200-million level, but Madonna did so with a comfortable margin at 244 million equivalent album sales. Releasing many albums during very favorable market context, she used it perfectly to build unbelievable sales by anyone standards, even putting the likes Celine Dion or U2 a good 50 million behind. Her last two albums pretty much bombed, but the average set by Madonna in her hey-days was so high that she still at nearly 14,5 million average per album, an incredible tally over the curse of 16 albums. The fact her four non-soundtrack albums of the 80s averaged over 30 million a piece certainly helps!

Biggest Album – Like A Virgin – 39,514,000
Weakest Album – Rebel Heart– 1,210,000

Number of Albums – 16
CSPC Album Average – 14,467,000
Orphan Album Sales – 12,595,000

Studio Albums Sales – 146,900,000
Studio Albums Ranking- #1

Remaining Full Length Records Sales – 65,002,000
Remaining Full Length Records Ranking- #1

Physical Singles Sales – 89,100,000
Physical Singles Ranking- #1

Download Singles Sales – 41,040,000
Download Singles Ranking- #15

Streaming Sales – 1,326,000 (in album sales equivalent)
Streaming Ranking- #20

Two very different fortunes shown on this list of statistics. First one is the immaculate results in all three physicals records categories. In fact, she can do no better as she is #1 in all of them. Her physical singles sales are especially magnificent at 89 million. We will see on that specific format ranking coming on next pages how much she crushes the competition on this area. Digital results aren’t so good yet. They are saved by releases during those respective eras but her catalog is performing rather badly. As an example, if we remove streaming from her last two albums to focus on her catalog, she drops to #24 in the streaming ranking, only beating Billy Joel.

Detailed article link available below.

CSPC: Madonna 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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