CSPC: Norah Jones Popularity Analysis

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Digital Singles Sales

In the past we used to talk about album sellers and singles sellers, Norah Jones clearly fitting into the former category. Cherry picking download singles with the availability of all tracks all the time fully changed the game. For many music consumers, download tracks haven’t replaced former physical singles but yes previous catalog album sales.

Thus, although she had very little appeal in physical singles format, Norah Jones sold her share of download singles. As catalog items, hits from her first couple of albums are her easy leaders while most recent songs failed to attract many buyers.

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 1,5 ratio between one album and one digital single.

Come Away with Me (2002) – 1,590,000 equivalent albums

Don’t Know Why – 3,400,000
Come Away with Me – 3,200,000
Turn Me On – 1,400,000
Remaining tracks – 2,600,000

Feels Like Home (2004) – 435,000 equivalent albums

Sunrise – 2,500,000
Remaining tracks – 1,400,000

Not Too Late (2007) – 180,000 equivalent albums

Remaining tracks – 1,200,000

The Fall (2009) – 270,000 equivalent albums

Chasing Pirates – 700,000
Remaining tracks – 1,100,000

Little Broken Hearts (2012) – 120,000 equivalent albums

Remaining tracks – 800,000

Day Breaks (2016) – 15,000 equivalent albums

Remaining tracks – 100,000

Orphan Album – 180,000 equivalent albums

Remaining tracks – 1,200,000

6 thoughts on “CSPC: Norah Jones Popularity Analysis”

  1. Hi dear MJD !!!

    Congratulations again for the website, well after just two days you have published CSPC analysis Norah Jones I’m really very fast, quick, I’d appreciate if you post every 2 days some singer or group, that would be great. I am very astonished by your great wisdom, you are an encyclopedia of music.
    Then as you did for the compilation Gold (ABBA) that you analyzed in detail for each country with the respective image or album cover; could you do the same with the three famous and important compilations of Beatles that are The Beatles 1 (One); 1962-1966 (The Red Album); 1967-1970 (The Blue Album) ? I would be really grateful !!!
    Then after Norah Jones what singer or group do you analyze ?

    1. Hello Anthony,

      I think that by now everyone got that you are expecting a Beatles analysis ;p

      It will take a couple of months from now to get everything done the good way. Norah Jones is an easy case with a few albums only and released recently with data fully accessible. It still takes roughly 3 hours per album to complete such a study, while I also have a job outside handling Chartmasters.org plus I’m off several weekends a year like this present one.

      From now I’ll be posting compilations breakdowns as soon as they topped the 10 million mark, which obviously includes the three Beatles sets you mentioned.

      In the pipeline is the Rolling Stones too as I want to post their article before the release of their new album. Drake, Alicia Keys, Robbie Williams and Sia will be coming too plus David Bowie and Whitney Houston for the 1 & 5th ‘anniversary’ of their passing. I do not have a frozen schedule as depending on the free time I have I’ll go for an artist with a softer or a deeper discography!

      1. Certain dear MJD, indeed I apologize to you for my insistence, I also ask why the Beatles are the artists who have sold more ‘discs of all but I do not think they sold more’ than a billion records as many sources cite type wikipedia. I think between albums and singles have sold about 500-600 million records. I believe that the Beatles will not be analyzed before Christmas.
        Then as I understand the next artists analyzed are the Rolling Stones. Did I guess ?

  2. Hi everyone!

    Here are the 10 Norah’s tracks that have generated the most sales:
    1 2002 Come Away with Me [Come Away with Me] – 6,990,000
    2 2002 Don’t Know Why [Come Away with Me] – 6,550,000
    3 2004 Sunrise [Feels Like Home] – 5,770,000
    4 2002 Turn Me On [Come Away with Me] – 2,790,000
    5 2002 Seven Years [Come Away with Me] – 1,480,000
    6 2002 Feelin’ the Same Way [Come Away with Me] – 1,320,000
    7 2002 Shoot the Moon [Come Away with Me] – 1,190,000
    8 2004 What Am I to You? [Feels Like Home] – 1,120,000
    9 2004 Creepin’ In [Feels Like Home] – 940,000
    10 2002 The Nearness of You [Come Away with Me] – 900,000

    If you have any questions / remarks, do not hesitate to let a comment!

  3. Hi everyone !!!

    Hello dear friends of ChartMasters, as already mentioned in many previous post on your website, your site is wonderful, is the site that most ‘often look at, I would like to know if this week
    you analyze some singer or group.
    I hope you answer me and sorry for my too much curiosity and insistence !!!

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