CSPC: Nickelback Popularity Analysis

Nickelback CAREER CSPC RESULTS

Nickelback

So, after checking all the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each Nickelback album achieved? Well, at this point we hardly need to add up all of the figures defined in this article!

In the following table, all categories display figures that way, e.g. in equivalent album sales. For example, singles from All the Right Reasons released in digital format sold the equivalent of 4,620,000 albums – 30,800,000 downloads with a 10 to 1,5 weighting.

    • As a reminder:

  • Studio Album: sales of the original album
  • Other Releases: sales of compilations generated thanks to the album
  • Physical Singles: sales of physical singles from the album (ratio 3/10)
  • Download Singles: sales of digital singles from the album (ratio 1/10)
  • Streaming: equivalent album sales of all the album tracks (ratio 1/1500 for Audio stream and 1/11750 for Video stream)

Closing in on 16 million, All The Right Reasons confirms its status among the biggest albums of the 00s. There is no CSPC total limited to the US only, but figures add for more than 13 million for this country alone, which basically makes it the biggest album there since 2005, after Adele‘s 21.

Silver Side Up is up to 13,3 million on the back of one hit alone (How You Remind Me), while The Long Road did half of that number. Unexpectedly, Dark Horse was first regarded as a flop after failing to generate big hype in spite of following a monster album. Hard work and various singles changed this result fully. It finishes up with a strong total of 8,8 million.

The remaining albums do not contribute so much but we are still speaking of a total of 53,3 million equivalent album sales for Nickelback since their debut. Just like many artists from their generation the target now is to reverse the trend of success. While not easy, this is more feasible for bands who are less affected by ageism. U2, Bon Jovi or Aerosmith are among the examples to follow in the upcoming huge comebacks category.

The following pages list their most successful songs. Do not forget to check our amazing cross-artists lists posted inside the CSPC: Data Collector which includes the full listing of all CSPC results compiled so far to better gauge their position in the history of the music industry.

As usual, feel free to comment and / or ask a question!

Sources: IFPI, Spotify, YouTube, Chartmasters.org.

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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