CSPC: David Bowie Popularity Analysis

Remaining Long Format Part 4 – Platinum Collection Box

Both 69/74 and 74/79 best of albums got released in 1997 and 1998, with the tripled Platinum Collection set coming out in 2005. The newly added third disc 80/87 got his own release a couple of years later.

As the box contains the exact same 3 albums released individually, its sales got distributed in full to each of them, which is why sales assigned to studio albums amount to 1,8 million while the original box sold 600,000 units. Logically, now that the definitive artist best hits got defined, that distribution follows the same pattern of previously seen packages.

7 thoughts on “CSPC: David Bowie Popularity Analysis”

  1. Great articel! I know the legend because Barbra covered her classic Life on mars. I still waiting for articels abou France Sales and CSPC for Barbra

  2. Bowie did well for the kind of act he was.

    I really like this series. Can you do wholr popularity analyses for Red Hot Chili Peppers, Little Mix, Janet Jackson, Radiohead and Queen?

    Thanks =)

  3. David’s total is quite good, amazing considering he doesn’t have a hugely successful album but surpassed those who have one (Britney, Guns and Roses etc.) He is definitely up there among the most successful artists in history, despite going against the typical music industry rules and being highly risky and innovative.

    Anyway, i don’t know if you know this, but January 16 would mark Aaliyah’s 38th Birthday! I hope you would do a CSPC analysis on her as it would be quite fitting. I don’t expect her to have a huge result, but as an R&B artist who only released 3 albums, i’m quite curious into how she would rank among her peers.

    Keep up the good work!

  4. Hi – thanks for a very comprehensively researched article.One question what about the sales of Under Pressure on Queen albums – Greatest hits and Platinum Collection?? Regards

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