CSPC: Michael Bublé Popularity Analysis

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Full Length related records Sales

Michael Buble never issued a best of album. Various EPs and packages of all kinds came out though with pre-fame recordings and outtakes, as well as a few live albums, several of which sold pretty well.

How to understand this table? If you check for example Caught In The Act live album line, those figures mean it sold 1,500,000 units worldwide. The second statistics column means all versions of all songs included on this package add for 219 million streaming plays on Spotify as of December 10th 2016.

The second part at the right of the table shows how many streams are coming from each original album plus the share it represents on the overall package streams. Thus, streaming figures tell us It’s Time songs are responsible for 71% of the Caught In The Act tracklist attractiveness, which means it generated 1,058,000 of its 1,500,000 album sales and so on for the other records.

A very atypical case appears here with most of Let It Snow EP sales going to Christmas, although the latter having been released after the former. It would have been an option to define Let It Snow as a stand-alone album but as it is an EP that came out very anonymously at first, I decided to let it apart with Orphan Album category. Several of its songs then appeared on Christmas which explains why sales of the EP are going into the album.

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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