CSPC: Wham! & George Michael Popularity Analysis

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Please find below the comprehensive list of all CSPC totals of artists studied up to this date.

ARTISTS RANKING- CSPC OVERALL SALES

1 Madonna – 244,062,000
2 The Rolling Stones – 234,825,000
Led Zeppelin – 195,656,000
U2 – 192,491,000
Celine Dion – 192,088,000
ABBA – 155,728,000
Eminem – 147,086,000
Billy Joel – 145,645,000
Fleetwood Mac – 143,239,000
10 Bon Jovi – 142,172,000
11 Bob Dylan – 140,767,000
12 Metallica – 137,628,000
13 Guns N Roses – 115,171,000
14 George Michael – 104,617,000
15 Britney Spears – 96,942,000
16 Nirvana – 87,573,000
17 Coldplay – 83,237,000
18 Shania Twain – 79,944,000
19 Linkin Park – 74,119,000
20 Adele – 72,937,000
21 Rihanna – 65,334,000
22 Beyoncé – 61,702,000
23 Michael Bublé – 60,395,000
24 Taylor Swift – 55,647,000
25 Shakira – 52,686,000
26 Enrique Iglesias – 50,278,000
27 Norah Jones – 49,393,000
28 Drake – 48,790,000
29 Maroon 5 – 47,286,000
30 Justin Bieber – 46,632,000
31 Destiny’s Child – 45,163,000
32 Lady Gaga – 45,037,000
33 Alicia Keys – 44,433,000
34 Katy Perry – 32,492,000
35 Bruno Mars – 32,459,000
36 Ed Sheeran – 26,329,000
37 Amy Winehouse – 26,280,000
38 The Weeknd – 17,215,000

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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