CSPC: Up To Date Rankings & Summary

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And then again, U2 are #1. An absolutely tremendous result, U2 managed to create one more insane hit despite being two decades into their career. Lose Yourself remains so strong to this day that it may claim the top soon though. In the same way, In The End is poised to top Oops!… I Did It Again at some point.

Interestingly, no Coldplay song created more value than 7,8 million equivalent album sales. To achieve their 83 million total, the band accumulated a large amount of highly popular songs over many years.


1 2000 U2Beautiful Day [All That You Can’t Leave Behind] – 14,550,000
2 2002 EminemLose Yourself [8 Mile] – 14,170,000
3 2000 Britney SpearsOops!… I Did It Again [Oops!… I Did It Again] – 11,750,000
4 2000 Linkin ParkIn The End [Hybrid Theory] – 11,180,000
5 2000 EminemThe Real Slim Shady [The Marshall Mathers LP] – 9,530,000
6 2003 Britney SpearsToxic [In The Zone] – 8,060,000
7 2002 ColdplayThe Scientist [A Rush Of Blood To The Head] – 7,800,000
8 2000 EminemStan [The Marshall Mathers LP] – 7,760,000
9 2002 Eminem‘Till I Collapse [The Eminem Show] – 7,710,000
10 2005 ColdplayFix You [X&Y] – 7,660,000
11 2000 MadonnaMusic [Music] – 7,000,000
12 2001 Enrique IglesiasHero [Escape] – 6,900,000
13 2008 ColdplayViva La Vida [Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends] – 6,520,000
14 2002 Maroon 5She Will Be Loved [Songs About Jane] – 6,480,000
15 2003 Linkin ParkNumb [Meteora] – 6,450,000
16 2000 ColdplayYellow [Parachutes] – 6,430,000
17 2004 EminemMockingbird [Encore] – 6,170,000
18 2005 MadonnaHung Up [Confessions On A Dance Floor] – 5,960,000
19 2002 EminemWithout Me [The Eminem Show] – 5,570,000
20 2002 Céline DionI’m Alive [A New Day Has Come] – 5,290,000
21 2002 ColdplayClocks [A Rush Of Blood To The Head] – 4,710,000
22 2009 Lady GagaBad Romance [The Fame / The Fame Monster] – 4,700,000
23 2004 Linkin Park & Jay-ZNumb / Encore [Collision Course] – 4,580,000
24 2008 Taylor SwiftLove Story [Fearless] – 4,560,000
25 2008 Lady GagaPoker Face [The Fame / The Fame Monster] – 4,460,000
26 2000 Britney SpearsStronger [Oops!… I Did It Again] – 4,440,000
27 2004 U2Vertigo [How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb] – 4,310,000
28 2001 Britney SpearsI’m A Slave 4 U [Britney] – 4,200,000
29 2000 Britney SpearsLucky [Oops!… I Did It Again] – 3,910,000
30 2006 Amy WinehouseValerie [Back To Black] – 3,850,000

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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