Full Length related records Sales
One year only after her passing, Aaliyah label dropped a career spanning compilation, I Care 4 U. One more compilation came out in 2005, Ultimate, but it got released in a few countries only with no promotion. Both records are studied below.
As you must know if you have already read CSPC analysis in the past, sales of compilations are exploded into the original studio albums by using Spotify streams distribution. As all albums haven’t been continuously available, it would create a wrong picture of each song popularity. Thus, rather than Spotify, Last.fm figures have been used.
Remaining Long Format Part 1 – Compilations #1
How to understand this table? If you check for example I Care 4 U compilation line, those figures mean it sold 3,100,000 units worldwide. The second statistics column means all versions of all songs included on this package add for almost 1,5 billion streaming plays on Last.fm.
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 One In A Million songs are responsible for 16% of the album’s attractiveness, which means it generated 505,000 of its 3,100,000 album sales and so on for the other records.
Considering Try Again smash – by far her most streamed song, with a more than 2 to 1 lead over One In A Million – wasn’t part of the singer original albums, the Orphan Album folder gets assigned the largest part of those compilations. Each studio album contributed to their sales in a solid way though.