CSPC: Up To Date Rankings & Summary

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What’s more natural than seeing Lady Gaga‘s The Fame / The Fame Monster leading this list? This record is truly the trademark of the digital sales era, perfectly fitting for this position. Albums by Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Rihanna were expected too. What wasn’t that much is seeing Adele so high although the dominance it owns in studio album sales is far from being true in all formats, thus justifying once again the need to check all facts before coming out with conclusions. Maroon 5 also perform insanely well on this ranking with three albums inside the Top 12, more than any other act.

Download Singles Sales

1 2008 Lady GagaThe Fame / The Fame Monster – 70,800,000
2 2010 Katy PerryTeenage Dream – 62,700,000
3 2011 Adele21 – 47,900,000
4 2010 Bruno MarsDoo-Wops & Hooligans – 47,600,000
5 2007 RihannaGood Girl Gone Bad – 40,800,000
6 2012 Maroon 5Overexposed – 33,700,000
7 2010 EminemRecovery – 33,000,000
8 2012 Bruno MarsUnorthodox Jukebox – 31,100,000
9 2013 Katy PerryPrism – 30,400,000
10 2010 Maroon 5Hands All Over – 29,200,000
11 2014 Taylor Swift1989 – 28,700,000
12 2014 Maroon 5V – 27,900,000
13 2011 Lady GagaBorn This Way – 27,200,000
14 2012 Taylor SwiftRed – 26,400,000
15 2014 Ed Sheeranx – 26,100,000
16 2010 RihannaLoud – 25,500,000
17 2008 Taylor SwiftFearless – 25,100,000
18 2009 Justin BieberMy World / My World 2.0 – 24,700,000
19 2008 Katy PerryOne Of The Boys – 24,000,000
20 2015 Justin BieberPurpose – 22,400,000

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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