CSPC: Up To Date Rankings & Summary

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The positive note with 2010s ranking is that five letters are enough to resume the Top 4: Adele.

Hello benefits from having been the only 25 song available on Streaming platforms for long to crush all 21 hits. While time should give 25 sales a more linear distribution, this still shows how big of a follow up this has been.

It really takes a huge, huge hit to generate about 4 million album sales equivalent. It equals 40 million downloads or 6 billion streams. This is why songs up to such a figure or close are smashes as big as Love the Way You LieThinking Out Loud or Shake It Off. Thus, Adele really belongs to a league of her own with an average over 10 million equivalent album sales for her four main hits.


1 2015 AdeleHello [25] – 15,730,000
2 2011 AdeleRolling in the Deep [21] – 10,350,000
3 2011 AdeleSomeone like You [21] – 8,650,000
4 2011 AdeleSet Fire to the Rain [21] – 6,560,000
5 2010 EminemLove the Way You Lie [Recovery] – 4,520,000
6 2014 Ed SheeranThinking Out Loud [x] – 4,250,000
7 2014 Taylor SwiftShake It Off [1989] – 3,890,000
8 2010 Maroon 5Moves Like Jagger [Hands All Over] – 3,860,000
9 2010 Bruno MarsJust the Way You Are [Doo-Wop & Hooligans] – 3,730,000
10 2012 Bruno MarsLocked Out Of Heaven [Unorthodox Jukebox] – 3,600,000
11 2011 ColdplayParadise [Mylo Xyloto] – 3,530,000
12 2015 AdeleWhen We Were Young [25] – 3,410,000
13 2011 RihannaWe Found Love [Talk That Talk] – 3,290,000
14 2013 Katy PerryDark Horse [Prism] – 3,260,000
15 2011 Lady GagaBorn This Way [Born This Way] – 3,080,000
16 2015 Justin BieberSorry [Purpose] – 3,070,000
17 2012 Bruno MarsWhen I Was Your Man [Unorthodox Jukebox] – 3,060,000
18 2012 Taylor SwiftWe Are Never Ever Getting Back Together [Red] – 2,980,000
19 2014 Taylor SwiftBlank Space [1989] – 2,930,000
19 2010 Bruno MarsGrenade [Doo-Wop & Hooligans] – 2,930,000
21 2013 Katy PerryRoar [Prism] – 2,820,000
22 2012 Maroon 5Payphone [Overexposed] – 2,800,000
23 2012 RihannaDiamonds [Unapolegetic] – 2,780,000
24 2011 AdeleTurning Tables [21] – 2,770,000
24 2014 Bruno MarsUptown Funk [Orphan] – 2,770,000
26 2014 Maroon 5Sugar [V] – 2,760,000
26 2010 Katy PerryFirework [Teenage Dream] – 2,760,000
28 2010 Justin BieberBaby [My World / My World 2.0] – 2,740,000
29 2014 ColdplayA Sky Full of Stars [Ghost Stories] – 2,730,000
30 2015 Justin BieberWhat Do You Mean? [Purpose] – 2,720,000

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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