CSPC: Bee Gees Popularity Analysis

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The years that end in a 7 are synonymous of anniversaries. No, I’m not talking about the Beatles’ cult Sgt Pepper’s which is turning 50 soon, and getting a much talked about reissue. Today we will be speaking about one of the biggest pop bands of all-time that came to prominence 40 years ago in the middle of the disco bonanza, the Continue reading “CSPC: Bee Gees Popularity Analysis”

France best selling albums ever:
25 by Adele (2015)

Recording the 26th top selling album of all-time with 21, Adele came back four years later with her third album, 25. As soon as it got published, lead single Hello resonated all around the World, France Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: 25 by Adele (2015)”

France best selling albums ever:
Femmes D’Aujourd’hui by Jeanne Mas (1986)

Just after Michael Jackson immensely improved the profile of music videos and MTV, a group of female singers came from obscurity to the spotlight. The World hadMadonna and Whitney Houston leading the pack. France on its side had Mylène Farmer, Patricia Kaas and Vanessa Paradis. These are the most remembered, but many others did quite well before them, but have since disappeared. The biggest such flying star was undoubtedly  Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Femmes D’Aujourd’hui by Jeanne Mas (1986)”

France best selling albums ever:
La Vieille by Michel Sardou (1976)

If the media love to create controversies around everything – and nothing -, Michel Sardou offered them a gold mine for their furious debates. No matter how doubtful his lyrics were, the fact is his new 1976 album La Vieille was Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: La Vieille by Michel Sardou (1976)”

CSPC: Spice Girls Popularity Analysis

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Exactly 20 years ago, the music industry was going through one of the most hyped eras that it had ever had. The Girl Power phenomenon was everywhere thanks to their unstoppable flagship, the iconic Spice Girls. Wannabe was concluding its run at #1 in the US, and the album Spice was on its way to climbing the top of the album chart as well. In the UK, both the album and the single Mama / Who Do You Think You Are? were dominating, the latter being their fourth #1 hit in their native country. Less than a year prior they were unknown. This was the Spice Girls – an Continue reading “CSPC: Spice Girls Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Christina Aguilera Popularity Analysis

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While watching a group of teenagers on the Mickey Mouse Club way back in 1993, nobody would have guessed that four of them, Justin TimberlakeBritney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Ryan Gosling, would be superstars two decades later. It just happened. Following the foot steps of the former which got big along with N’Sync boys band, the two blonde girls both arrived in the Pop Music scene in 1998 / 1999 with a huge #1 hit, instantly drawing attention and creating the perfect rivalry Continue reading “CSPC: Christina Aguilera Popularity Analysis”

Understanding: why Ed Sheeran did better than Adele in the UK

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Many things have been said about Ed Sheeran destroying UK charts. Mostly wrong things though. This is what happens when a pretty technical subject like Charts & Sales suddenly appears on news impacting a larger public, which is necessarily way less educated on the matter. Chartmasters.org goal is precisely to erase those misconceptions and give a real meaning to figures. Today, we will do just that by studying Ed Sheeran album Divide UK first week results with a specific point of view – the one over Adele shoulders Continue reading “Understanding: why Ed Sheeran did better than Adele in the UK”

CSPC: Green Day Popularity Analysis

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A wave. That’s pretty much the easiest way to define the popularity of most artists. Some acts have a bigger wave than others, but they still go up and then after reaching their peak inevitably slow down more and more as years pass. Among groups not fitting this description belongs Continue reading “CSPC: Green Day Popularity Analysis”

France best selling albums ever:
Chambre 12 by Louane (2015)

Until the early 90s, it wasn’t the norm to debut big. During the last 20 years, it became more and more frequent. Starting as incredibly well as Louane is still a feat as rare as Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Chambre 12 by Louane (2015)”