CSPC: Foo Fighters Popularity Analysis

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CSPC OVERALL SALES – Albums Ranking

1 1982 Michael JacksonThriller – 115,887,000
2 1977 Bee GeesSaturday Night Fever – 67,110,000
3 1987 Michael JacksonBad – 62,716,000
4 1977 Fleetwood MacRumours – 60,508,000
5 1971 Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV – 56,573,000
6 1973 Pink FloydThe Dark Side of the Moon – 55,796,000
7 1992 Whitney HoustonThe Bodyguard – 53,744,000
8 1991 NirvanaNevermind – 52,930,000
9 1978 SoundtrackGrease – 51,899,000
10 1979 Pink FloydThe Wall – 50,309,000
11 1986 Bon JoviSlippery When Wet – 49,377,000
12 1984 Bruce SpringsteenBorn in the U.S.A. – 47,373,000
13 1987 U2The Joshua Tree – 47,050,000
14 1997 Céline DionLet’s Talk About Love – 45,849,000
15 1987 Guns N’ RosesAppetite For Destruction – 45,435,000
16 1991 Michael JacksonDangerous – 45,373,000
17 1997 Shania TwainCome On Over – 44,888,000
18 1969 BeatlesAbbey Road – 42,928,000
19 1996 Céline DionFalling Into You – 41,605,000
20 1991 MetallicaMetallica – 40,460,000
21 1984 MadonnaLike A Virgin – 39,664,000
22 1975 Bruce SpringsteenBorn To Run – 39,363,000
23 2011 Adele21 – 39,321,000
24 1986 MadonnaTrue Blue – 36,552,000
25 1976 ABBAArrival – 34,855,000
26 1993 Mariah CareyMusic Box – 33,985,000
27 1975 QueenA Night At The Opera – 33,680,000
28 1969 Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II – 33,449,000
29 1965 BeatlesHelp! – 33,058,000
30 1970 BeatlesLet It Be – 32,754,000
31 1975 Pink FloydWish You Were Here – 32,462,000
32 1967 BeatlesSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – 31,335,000
33 1995 Mariah CareyDaydream – 31,152,000
34 1995 Michael JacksonHIStory: Past, Present and Future – 31,087,000
35 2000 Linkin ParkHybrid Theory – 30,949,000
36 1979 Michael JacksonOff the Wall – 30,843,000
37 1999 Britney Spears…Baby One More Time – 30,842,000
38 1963 BeatlesPlease Please Me – 29,930,000
39 1996 Spice GirlsSpice – 29,727,000
40 2000 EminemThe Marshall Mathers LP – 29,577,000
41 1999 Backstreet BoysMillennium – 29,224,000
42 2008 Lady GagaThe Fame / The Fame Monster – 28,697,000
43 1967 BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour – 28,664,000
44 1985 Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston – 28,646,000
45 1968 BeatlesThe Beatles (White Album) – 27,895,000
46 1997 Backstreet BoysBackstreet’s Back – 27,882,000
47 2002 EminemThe Eminem Show – 27,265,000
48 1984 George Michael & Wham!Make It Big – 27,055,000
49 1987 George Michael & Wham!Faith – 26,767,000
50 1987 Whitney HoustonWhitney – 26,560,000
51 2002 Norah JonesCome Away With Me – 26,349,000
52 1964 BeatlesA Hard Day’s Night – 25,803,000
53 1994 Green DayDookie – 25,419,000
54 1989 MadonnaLike A Prayer – 25,403,000
55 1975 AerosmithToys In The Attic – 25,055,000
56 1977 Billy JoelThe Stranger – 24,886,000
57 1991 Guns N’ RosesUse Your Illusion I – 24,655,000
58 1983 U2War – 24,622,000
59 1975 ABBAABBA – 24,566,000
60 1991 U2Achtung Baby – 24,407,000
61 1991 Guns N’ RosesUse Your Illusion II – 23,705,000
62 1969 Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin I – 23,628,000
63 1966 BeatlesRevolver – 23,571,000
64 1965 BeatlesRubber Soul – 22,967,000
65 2000 Britney SpearsOops!… I Did It Again – 22,845,000
66 1993 Céline DionThe Colour Of My Love – 22,438,000
67 1973 Led ZeppelinHouses Of The Holy – 22,350,000
68 1983 Billy JoelAn Innocent Man – 22,320,000
69 2015 Adele25 – 21,886,000
70 1971 Rolling StonesSticky Fingers – 21,537,000
71 1998 MadonnaRay Of Light – 21,197,000
72 1980 ABBASuper Trouper – 21,146,000
73 1969 Rolling StonesLet It Bleed – 20,991,000
74 1987 Fleetwood MacTango In The Night – 20,797,000
75 1979 ABBAVoulez-Vous – 20,559,000
76 2000 U2All That You Can’t Leave Behind – 20,536,000
77 2004 Green DayAmerican Idiot – 20,481,000
78 1970 Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin III – 20,018,000
79 2004 UsherConfessions – 19,822,000
80 1990 Mariah CareyMariah Carey – 19,736,000
81 1988 Bon JoviNew Jersey – 19,399,000
82 1966 Rolling StonesAftermath – 19,369,000
83 1993 Janet JacksonJanet. – 19,251,000
84 1998 CherBelieve – 19,238,000
85 1993 NirvanaIn Utero – 18,955,000
86 2006 Amy WinehouseBack To Black – 18,928,000
87 1983 MadonnaMadonna – 18,537,000
88 1977 ABBAThe Album – 18,313,000
89 1995 Shania TwainThe Woman in Me – 18,252,000
90 1979 Bee GeesSpirits Having Flown – 18,241,000
91 1978 Rolling StonesSome Girls – 18,195,000
92 1973 Billy JoelPiano Man – 18,159,000
93 2002 ColdplayA Rush Of Blood To The Head – 18,029,000
94 2003 Linkin ParkMeteora – 18,005,000
95 1999 Destiny’s ChildThe Writing’s on the Wall – 17,791,000
96 1988 Metallica…And Justice For All – 17,692,000
97 2009 Black Eyed PeasThe E.N.D. – 17,605,000
98 1980 Bruce SpringsteenThe River – 17,545,000
99 1989 Janet JacksonRhythm Nation 1814 – 17,523,000
100 2005 NickelbackAll the Right Reasons – 17,495,000
101 1975 Led ZeppelinPhysical Graffiti – 17,468,000
102 1994 Mariah CareyMerry Christmas – 17,296,000
103 1975 Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac – 16,966,000
104 1996 Backstreet BoysBackstreet Boys – 16,907,000
105 1964 BeatlesBeatles for Sale – 16,896,000
106 1988 U2Rattle And Hum – 16,737,000
106 2002 Maroon 5Songs About Jane – 16,737,000
108 1999 Christina AguileraChristina Aguilera – 16,686,000
109 1978 Billy Joel52nd Street – 16,620,000
110 1997 Spice GirlsSpiceworld – 16,518,000
111 2001 ShakiraLaundry Service – 16,418,000
112 1965 Bob DylanHighway 61 Revisited – 16,407,000
113 2009 Justin BieberMy World / My World 2.0 – 16,343,000
114 2013 SoundtrackFrozen – 16,284,000
115 1981 Rolling StonesTattoo You – 16,083,000
116 2014 Ed Sheeranx – 15,904,000
117 2014 Taylor Swift1989 – 15,880,000
117 1965 Rolling StonesOut of Our Heads – 15,880,000
119 2004 EminemEncore – 15,538,000
120 1968 Rolling StonesBeggars Banquet – 15,473,000
121 1986 MetallicaMaster Of Puppets – 15,282,000
122 2008 Taylor SwiftFearless – 15,269,000
123 2002 Eminem8 Mile – 15,112,000
124 1972 David BowieThe Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars – 15,109,000
125 2010 Katy PerryTeenage Dream – 15,102,000
126 1983 David BowieLet’s Dance – 15,090,000
127 1986 Janet JacksonControl – 14,963,000
128 1980 Billy JoelGlass Houses – 14,870,000
129 2005 ColdplayX&Y – 14,836,000
130 2003 BeyoncéDangerously In Love – 14,801,000
131 1998 Whitney HoustonMy Love Is Your Love – 14,749,000
132 2008 BeyoncéI Am… Sasha Fierce – 14,670,000
133 2001 Alicia KeysSongs In A Minor – 14,668,000
134 2011 Michael BubléChristmas – 14,435,000
135 2007 RihannaGood Girl Gone Bad – 14,390,000
136 1998 Céline DionThese Are Special Times – 14,369,000
137 2001 Destiny’s ChildSurvivor – 14,225,000
138 2015 Justin BieberPurpose – 14,207,000
139 1963 BeatlesWith the Beatles – 14,104,000
140 2008 ColdplayViva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends – 14,066,000
141 2005 Black Eyed PeasMonkey Business – 14,017,000
142 2010 Bruno MarsDoo-Wops & Hooligans – 13,823,000
143 2000 MadonnaMusic – 13,776,000
144 1984 MetallicaRide The Lightning – 13,728,000
145 2000 ColdplayParachutes – 13,457,000
146 1992 Bon JoviKeep the Faith – 13,413,000
147 2002 Shania TwainUp! – 13,410,000
148 2001 NickelbackSilver Side Up – 13,298,000
149 1969 Jackson 5 & The JacksonsDiana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 – 13,281,000
150 2000 Backstreet BoysBlack & Blue – 13,256,000
151 1997 Mariah CareyButterfly – 13,247,000
152 1994 Pink FloydThe Division Bell – 13,191,000
153 1991 Mariah CareyEmotions – 13,126,000
154 2005 MadonnaConfessions Of A Dancefloor – 13,070,000
155 2010 EminemRecovery – 13,058,000
156 2003 Black Eyed PeasElephunk – 13,041,000
156 1984 U2The Unforgettable Fire – 13,041,000
158 1977 Pink FloydAnimals – 13,000,000
159 2001 Britney SpearsBritney – 12,976,000
160 1979 Led ZeppelinIn Through The Out Door – 12,974,000
161 1996 MetallicaLoad – 12,973,000
162 1974 ABBAWaterloo – 12,818,000
163 1989 Billy JoelStrom Front – 12,739,000
164 1990 MadonnaI’m Breathless – 12,504,000
165 1995 Céline DionD’Eux – 12,360,000
166 1987 Pink FloydA Momentary Lapse of Reason – 12,334,000
167 2004 Norah JonesFeels Like Home – 12,250,000
168 1999 EminemThe Slim Shady LP – 12,200,000
169 1989 CherHeart of Stone – 12,163,000
170 2002 Christina AguileraStripped – 12,157,000
171 2011 One DirectionUp All Night – 12,066,000
172 1973 Rolling StonesGoats Head Soup – 12,035,000
173 2006 FergieThe Dutchess – 11,954,000
174 2003 Britney SpearsIn The Zone – 11,912,000
175 2006 High School MusicalHigh School Musical – 11,907,000
176 2000 Bon JoviCrush – 11,894,000
177 2012 Taylor SwiftRed – 11,826,000
178 1990 Whitney HoustonI’m Your Baby Tonight – 11,747,000
179 2012 Bruno MarsUnorthodox Jukebox – 11,623,000
180 2005 Michael BubléIt’s Time – 11,603,000
181 1996 George Michael & Wham!Older – 11,501,000
182 1994 MadonnaBedtime Stories – 11,491,000
183 2004 U2How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb – 11,483,000
184 2001 Enrique IglesiasEscape – 11,460,000
185 2007 Linkin ParkMinutes To Midnight – 11,371,000
186 1988 Guns N’ RosesGnr Lies – 11,307,000
187 2006 BeyoncéB’Day – 11,230,000
188 2008 Adele19 – 11,105,000
189 1993 Billy JoelRiver Of Dreams – 11,076,000
190 2012 One DirectionTake Me Home – 10,992,000
191 1990 George Michael & Wham!Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1 – 10,972,000
192 2002 Céline DionA New Day Has Come – 10,935,000
193 1972 Rolling StonesExile on Main St – 10,873,000
194 1997 UsherMy Way – 10,865,000
195 2011 ColdplayMylo Xyloto – 10,716,000
196 1963 Bob DylanThe Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan – 10,690,000
197 2010 RihannaLoud – 10,515,000
198 2011 Lady GagaBorn This Way – 10,506,000
199 1971 Pink FloydMeddle – 10,273,000
200 2004 Alicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia Keys – 10,236,000

233 2007 Michael BubléCall Me Irresponsible – 8,646,000
234 1995 Bon JoviThese Days – 8,579,000
235 2007 High School MusicalHigh School Musical 2 – 8,558,000
236 1976 Bee GeesChildren of the World – 8,518,000
237 1998 ShakiraDónde Están los Ladrones? – 8,514,000
238 1997 Foo FightersThe Colour and the Shape – 8,474,000
239 1981 ABBAThe Visitors – 8,416,000
240 2011 Ed Sheeran+ – 8,362,000
241 1976 Led ZeppelinPresence – 8,358,000
242 2007 Alicia KeysAs I Am – 8,329,000
243 1978 Bruce SpringsteenDarkness on the Edge of Town – 8,320,000

8 thoughts on “CSPC: Foo Fighters Popularity Analysis”

  1. Hey MJD,

    I am very impressed with your works after reading several analyses. Keep up the excellent work. I have several requests, which are:

    1. I think it would be better if you put an extra page about the total album (all types) sales per country. I don’t know if you have included this particular page on every artist as I’ve only seen it on Nirvana and Pink Floyd. It is fascinating to add this page since the readers can see which country generates the most sales and primary markets for the artists.

    2. I would like to see the analyses of these following artists:

    – AC/DC
    – Elton John
    – Pearl Jam
    – Queen
    – Oasis
    – Radiohead
    – Red Hot Chilli Peppers

    I know it’s a lot of work, but it will be great to find out how the published artists compete with their contemporaries. I look forward to reading the in-depth analyses of the artists mentioned above. Good luck!

    1. Hi Hagai!

      The page with totals is now a recurrent on all articles. Only the oldest ones do not have it and as they are being updated it is added!

      As for the artists you mention, two of them are among the next 7 artists planned so far but you will have to wait to know which ones 😉

  2. I would like to see the CSPC for:

    The Who
    The Doors
    The Moody Blues
    Simon & Garfunkel
    Deep Purple
    Kiss
    Duran Duran
    Eurythmics

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