CSPC: Michael Bublé Popularity Analysis

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Digital Singles Sales

Download singles destroyed the whole concept of albums and singles. As soon as you can pick any track you want at any time you want, downloading songs can perfectly replace the purchase of an album.

This fact is very visible within’ Michael Buble download singles sales. At a cumulative 35,4 million, they are utterly impressive considering the very little impact of his songs on charts. As the artist wasn’t at all a singles seller during the physical era, this means those singles downloads replaced in fact albums purchases. His biggest download hit so far remains Haven’t Met You Yet at 4,8 million.

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

Michael Bublé (2003) – 330,000 equivalent albums

Sway – 900,000
Remaining tracks – 2,400,000

It’s Time (2005) – 830,000 equivalent albums

Feeling Good – 1,900,000
Home – 3,600,000
Save the Last Dance for Me – 1,100,000
Remaining tracks – 1,700,000

Call Me Irresponsible (2007) – 760,000 equivalent albums

Everything – 3,400,000
Me and Mrs. Jones – 800,000
Lost – 1,900,000
Remaining tracks – 1,500,000

Crazy Love (2009) – 870,000 equivalent albums

Haven’t Met You Yet – 4,800,000
Cry Me a River – 1,200,000
Remaining tracks – 2,700,000

Christmas (2011) – 430,000 equivalent albums

All I Want for Christmas Is You – 400,000
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – 700,000
White Christmas – 300,000
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – 300,000
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – 300,000
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – 300,000
Holly Jolly Christmas – 300,000
Remaining tracks – 1,700,000

To Be Loved (2013) – 220,000 equivalent albums

It’s a Beautiful Day – 800,000
Remaining tracks – 1,400,000

Nobody but Me (2016) – 30,000 equivalent albums

Remaining tracks – 300,000

Orphan Album – 70,000 equivalent albums

Remaining tracks – 700,000

5 thoughts on “CSPC: Michael Bublé Popularity Analysis”

  1. Nice work MJD! Buble’s total results are quite impressive, surprassing the likes of other big pop stars.

    Also, i noticed you haven’t done a CSPC analysis on one certain act-Female groups! Hence, i hope you will do one for TLC🙏🏽 CrazySexyCool was one of the biggest R&B albums of the 90’s with multiple successful singles. Moreover, Fanmail was a nice comeback after their 5-year hiatus. I also wonder how they compare to other R&B acts (eg. Alicia Keys)

    Keep up the good work!

  2. Hi everyone!

    Here are the 10 Michael Bublé’s tracks that have generated the most sales:
    1 2005 Home [It’s Time] – 4,000,000
    2 2007 Everything [Call Me Irresponsible] – 3,860,000
    3 2009 Haven’t Met You Yet [Crazy Love] – 3,650,000
    4 2005 Feeling Good [It’s Time] – 3,630,000
    5 2011 It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas [Christmas] – 1,850,000
    6 2011 White Christmas [Christmas] – 1,750,000
    7 2003 Sway [Michael Bublé] – 1,650,000
    8 2003 Fever [Michael Bublé] – 1,530,000
    9 2007 Lost [Call Me Irresponsible] – 1,380,000
    10 2011 All I Want for Christmas Is You [Christmas] – 1,000,000

    An interesting thing there: “Christmas” is the biggest Bublé’s album, but no track from it is in his top4 most successful tracks.

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

  3. Hi MJD,

    just wondering with various countries beginning to count streaming into their singles and albums certification, will there be double counting?

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Jeff!

      No, I’m following as closely as possible every chart to avoid such issues. For example, when a single goes 4xP in Italy for 200,000 downloads plus streamings, I check the share of both formats in the country to extract an estimate of downloads only. As downloads are truly disappearing now and should be gone soon, it won’t be a problem for long.

      I do just about the same for albums. If you check my UK album sales for all artists, you will notice shipment figures I put for last Coldplay, Justin Bieber or Drake albums were much lower than OCC figures, because I removed streaming from them. This is of course to avoid double counting as I’m already factoring in streaming in the dedicated part of each article!

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