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 the years pass by. 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 has become more and more frequent. Starting as incredibly well as Louane did is still a feat as rare as it is Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Chambre 12 by Louane (2015)”

France best selling albums ever:
En Public by Jean-Jacques Goldman (1986)

Jean-Jacques Goldman was all over the place while studying the all-time best selling albums in France with 9 million sellers on his own plus 14 others on which he was involved as composer and songwriter. Checking who’s bubbling under the list, guess who’s back? It is well-known that every Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: En Public by Jean-Jacques Goldman (1986)”

France best selling albums ever:
Partir Un Jour by 2Be3 (1997)

1996 was the year of teen Pop bands. A few years earlier, the movement got started by heavily hyped boys band New Kids On The Block. During the following years the likes Take That, East 17 or Boyzone arrived too. It really was 1996 that saw the phenomenon reach its full traction still. Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, Worlds Apart, 3T flooded global charts. In France, the leading weapon  Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Partir Un Jour by 2Be3 (1997)”

CSPC: The Beatles Popularity Analysis

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Do you feel this very special moment when starting to read such an article? That’s what happens when the daily subject is the Beatles. I won’t be creating a fake suspense – they are the biggest selling music act of all-time. The music Continue reading “CSPC: The Beatles Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Aaliyah Popularity Analysis

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Various singers have many myths floating around them. One such typical case is R&B Princess Aaliyah. Already owner of a very loyal fan base before her dramatic Continue reading “CSPC: Aaliyah Popularity Analysis”