CSPC: Wham! & George Michael Popularity Analysis

Streaming Part 2 – Getting Adult then Older

Overall, George Michael first three solo albums are more consistent than his Wham! records but having a few more 1-2 million streams tracks doesn’t help against much bigger hits.

The largest streaming song of the artist from his solo career is Faith at 41 million. On their side, Father Figure, Freedom! ’90 and Jesus To A Child are all past 10 million. In terms of equivalent album sales, totals are decent but not big with those three records together being on 204,000 units sold.

6 thoughts on “CSPC: Wham! & George Michael Popularity Analysis”

  1. Thank you very much for those figures. “Make it big” is very underrated, it’s crazy.
    There’s another reason why no one should doubt about Wham!’s figures being included into George Michael’s total sale numbers : he wrote and co-produced 90% of each Wham! album. Unfortunately, most people tend to think Wham! was a teen-pop band a la Spice Girls whereas they were closer to bands like Take That for the leading singer (that was George Michael) was a real artist who wrote and produced the band’s songs. Sadly enough, his death is the occasion to consider the quality and real dimension of George Michael’s talent.

  2. Thanks for those interesting figures. May I dare to think that Wham Japanese sales are underestimated.
    From oricon’ stats alone “Music From The Edge Of Heaven” is over 180.000 in 2004.

    1. Hi Grendizer,

      Thanks for spotting out! Going across my Excel spreadsheet, someway I glitched out non-LP sales for its original run. I’ll update the article as it should be 🙂

      Thanks again!

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