CSPC: Nickelback Popularity Analysis

Nickelback

Physical Singles Sales

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 3 to 1 ratio between one album and one physical single.

The State (1998) – 6,000 equivalent albums

All singles – 20,000

Silver Side Up (2001) – 591,000 equivalent albums

Never Again – 30,000
How You Remind Me – 1,750,000
Too Bad – 190,000

The Long Road (2003) – 150,000 equivalent albums

Someday – 340,00
Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good – 70,000
Figured You Out – 90,000

All the Right Reasons (2005) – 135,000 equivalent albums

Photograph – 180,000
Animals – 20,000
Savin’ Me – 40,000
Far Away – 90,000
If Everyone Cared – 30,000
Rockstar – 90,000

Dark Horse (2008) – 24,000 equivalent albums

Gotta Be Somebody – 50,000
Remaining Singles – 30,000

Up to just over 3 million physical singles sold, Nickelback were clearly not a force on in this format. This is pretty standard among Rock bands for which promoting albums was more efficient. More than half of the tally comes from their crossover smash How You Remind Me.

2 thoughts on “CSPC: Nickelback Popularity Analysis”

  1. Very interesting article. I did not expect Nickelback to be ahead of the Spice Girls or Christina Aguilera in the CSPC list! They have very consistent sales even if they don’t seem to be successful outside the English speaking world + Germany.

    You should do Chad Kroeger’s ex-wife at some point (Avril Lavigne)!

    1. Exactly. Most of their sales comes from USA, Canada, Germany, UK and Australia. 5 of the greatest markets indeed, but not much outside them.

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