CSPC: Up To Date Rankings & Summary

During last few months I have been busy covering most of the recent blockbusters. While many are still missing, the 00s list is likely the most complete one. A quartet of albums fairly close from each other dominate the list, including two from Eminem. Interestingly, albums rated as gigantic at the time like Madonna‘s Confessions On A Dancefloor or U2‘s How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb do not make the list.

2000s Albums

1 2000 EminemThe Marshall Mathers LP – 29,577,000
2 2000 Linkin ParkHybrid Theory – 29,366,000
3 2008 Lady GagaThe Fame / The Fame Monster – 28,697,000
4 2002 EminemThe Eminem Show – 27,265,000
5 2000 Britney SpearsOops!… I Did It Again – 23,030,000
6 2000 U2All That You Can’t Leave Behind – 20,536,000
7 2006 Amy WinehouseBack To Black – 18,928,000
8 2002 ColdplayA Rush Of Blood To The Head – 18,242,000
9 2003 Linkin ParkMeteora – 17,189,000
10 2002 Maroon 5Songs About Jane – 16,737,000
11 2009 Justin BieberMy World / My World 2.0 – 16,343,000
12 2004 EminemEncore – 15,538,000
13 2002 Eminem8 Mile – 15,112,000
14 2005 ColdplayX&Y – 14,862,000
15 2000 MadonnaMusic – 14,441,000
16 2007 RihannaGood Girl Gone Bad – 14,390,000
17 2008 ColdplayViva La Vida Or Death And Hall His Friends – 13,958,000
18 2000 ColdplayParachutes – 13,182,000
19 2008 Taylor SwiftFearless – 12,690,000
20 2003 Britney SpearsIn The Zone – 12,675,000

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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