CSPC: Up To Date Rankings & Summary

Well, there is very little surprise in seeing Adele domination this decade. The surprise may come from the number of albums that are well past 10 million equivalent album sales.

2010s Albums

1 2011 Adele21 – 39,321,000
2 2015 Adele25 – 21,886,000
3 2014 Ed Sheeranx – 15,904,000
4 2010 Katy PerryTeenage Dream – 15,102,000
5 2015 Justin BieberPurpose – 14,207,000
6 2010 Bruno MarsDoo-Wops & Hooligans – 13,823,000
7 2010 EminemRecovery – 13,058,000
8 2014 Taylor Swift1989 – 12,692,000
9 2012 Bruno MarsUnorthodox Jukebox – 11,623,000
10 2010 RihannaLoud – 10,515,000
11 2011 Lady GagaBorn This Way – 10,506,000
12 2011 ColdplayMylo Xyloto – 10,456,000
13 2012 Taylor SwiftRed – 9,905,000
14 2013 Katy PerryPrism – 9,445,000
15 2014 Maroon 5V – 8,717,000
16 2011 Ed Sheeran+ – 8,362,000
17 2010 Taylor SwiftSpeak Now – 8,337,000
18 2013 EminemThe Marshall Mathers LP 2 – 8,288,000
19 2012 Maroon 5Overexposed – 8,190,000
20 2012 Justin BieberBelieve – 8,004,000

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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