CSPC: Michael Bublé Popularity Analysis

Michael Buble Career CSPC Results

Michael Bublé

So, after checking all figures, how many overall equivalent album sales each Michael Buble album achieved? Well, at this point we barely need to do the addition of all figures defined all over this article!

In the following table, all categories display figures that way, e.g. in equivalent album sales. For example, It’s Time singles released in digital format sold the equivalent of 1,245,000 albums – 8,300,000 downloads with a 10 to 1,5 weighting.

As a reminder:

  • Studio Album: sales of the original album
  • Other Releases: sales of compilations generated thanks to the album
  • Physical Singles: sales of physical singles from the album (ratio 3/10)
  • Download Singles: sales of digital singles from the album (ratio 1,5/10)
  • Streaming: equivalent album sales of all the album tracks (ratio 1/1500)

CSPC surely puts everything in its right place. As successful as it has been, this is quite logical to see Christmas no higher than albums like Justin Bieber‘s Purpose or Ed Sheeran‘s X that market a full 12-18 months period. Considering how incredibly strong it keeps going, one can only guess how high it will climb. If no other holiday set replaces it in the singer’s discography, I would expect this album to reach 20 million as early as in 2019.

Similarly, it is only a matter of time before each of the artist first four albums reach 10 million equivalent album sales. It’s Time got there already at 12 million while Crazy Love will do it within’ a few weeks.

Undoubtedly, To Be Loved and then Nobody But Me have been two strong drops in comparison to their predecessors. The former keeps climbing and has a respectable result nevertheless. The latter is definitely needing a successful single once the Christmas hype is over.

In total, the vocalist sold 62,2 million albums equivalent units through all formats. This is almost as much as Katy Perry and Amy Winehouse combined and also on par or higher with Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber overall totals. In conclusion, you do not need to be all over gossips papers to sell records!

Do not forget to check our amazing lists posted inside the CSPC: Data Collector which includes the full listing of all CSPC results compiled so far to better gauge his position in the history of the music industry.

As usual, feel free to comment and / or ask a question!

Sources: IFPI, Spotify, Chartmasters.org.

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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