Official Global Top Sellers of 2004 – with Sales

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The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has been providing a delightful annual ranking of top album sellers since 2001. Despite them having been leakedfor some years, actual sales figures weren’t included. What if I was to say, I have my hands on the sales figures for 2004’s Top 20?  Continue reading “Official Global Top Sellers of 2004 – with Sales”

CSPC: Avril Lavigne Popularity Analysis

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In 2002 Avril Lavigne took the music scene by storm with her debut album Let Go. Unlike the remaining teen pop stars, her sound involved rock elements which didn’t stop her from becoming one of the main Continue reading “CSPC: Avril Lavigne Popularity Analysis”

Flashback Chart – When 4 females were simultaneously #1 in the UK

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The history will remind that Kendrick Lamar‘s Damn was the most successful album of 2017 in the US. Obviously, it isn’t the top LP since January, but it does lead the list from from late-November 2016 to mid-November 2017 which is what matters for Billboard’s Year-End ahead of Bruno Mars. Maybe more surprising than the #1 is the complete absence of female Continue reading “Flashback Chart – When 4 females were simultaneously #1 in the UK”

CSPC: Nickelback Popularity Analysis

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Returning with their ninth album Feed The Machine this month, Nickelback is one of those in-between type rock bands. Not old enough to be considered as Classic Rock, and too old to be a fresh new act, they belong to the group made up of Coldplay, Green DayLinkin Park and  Continue reading “CSPC: Nickelback Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Britney Spears Popularity Analysis [UPDATED 02/20/2018]

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More than a year ago we were pending results of the Glory album. We wondered if it would be able to positively reverse the ongoing trend of Britney Spears‘ career. Although the answer appears to be Continue reading “CSPC: Britney Spears Popularity Analysis [UPDATED 02/20/2018]”

Understanding: Japanese Album Sales

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There’s still plenty of work to be done on France Album Sales and CSPC Analysis categories. This being said, it is now time to introduce a new Master Series, the Continue reading “Understanding: Japanese Album Sales”

France Album Sales: P!nk

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Some 15 years ago in June 2001, four artists were having a #1 single in both the US and the UK. Those four artists were Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya and P!nk, thanks to their hit Lady Marmalade. The first three of them all had #1 or #2 hits before that song and each had from 7 to 9 Hot 100 singles. The weakest of them, believe it or not, was Continue reading “France Album Sales: P!nk”