CSPC: Michael Bublé Popularity Analysis

michael buble

It’s time! After The Weeknd and Shania Twain we continue our Canadian road trip with one more stop today. As we get closer to Christmas, holidays habits come back to the surface. Since 2011, Michael Buble made Continue reading “CSPC: Michael Bublé Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: The Weeknd Popularity Analysis

The Weeknd

Some 20 years ago when divas were everywhere, Canadians were dominating the music industry with the likes Celine Dion, Shania Twain and Alanis Morissette. Nowadays, streaming beasts are the real deal. The kind of act and the way of consumption changed, but Canadians are still doing it better. If Justin Bieber and Drake are the two best known current stars from the country, The Weeknd has very little Continue reading “CSPC: The Weeknd Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Alicia Keys Popularity Analysis

Alicia Keys

By 2016, R&B artists are pretty much nowhere to be seen. Back in 2001 though, they were absolutely everywhere. Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Brandy, Ashanti, Jill Scott, D’Angelo, Maxwell, Usher, Erykah Badu, R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah, Blu Cantrell… the list goes on and on. One such Continue reading “CSPC: Alicia Keys Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Drake Popularity Analysis

VIDEO: Drake 'Hotline Bling' music video

There is a kind of artists who have been around for long, that have never been the biggest selling force in the world and who suddenly just happen to be massive. Drake is Continue reading “CSPC: Drake Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Up To Date Rankings & Summary

Self Analysis

It has been seven months since I introduced to you the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept, nicknamed CSPC. With Maroon 5 analysis posting, we are up to 25 such in-depth artist studies. It is time for those acts to clash  Continue reading “CSPC: Up To Date Rankings & Summary”

CSPC: Eminem Popularity Analysis

THE RAP GOD

We get so much used to talk about divas and rock bands that we end up forgetting a few male artists perform well. Not only well, the biggest act since Continue reading “CSPC: Eminem Popularity Analysis”

CSPC Appendix: Introduction of the Orphan Album

Two Week Old Kitten & Bottle, The Bronx

Nearly three months ago, I introduced to you the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept. Since, a few articles applying this concept have been published as well.

The main target of Continue reading “CSPC Appendix: Introduction of the Orphan Album”

CSPC: Rihanna Popularity Analysis

Rihanna - Discography

We started by defining the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept, then we applied it to 1975 biggest albums to understand how much the differences of catalog exploitation by labels may impact the success perception. To get the CSPC force fully up and running we now need to analyze the case of a recent artist to highlight how this revolutionary methodology enables us to compare album successes from very different eras.

To do that, the perfect example happens to be Rihanna. Why Continue reading “CSPC: Rihanna Popularity Analysis”

France Album Sales: Rihanna

Rihanna Drawing

One decade ago on May 2006, Rihanna was riding at #1 in the US for the very first time thanks to SOS hit which came out only one year after her debut hit Pon De Replay. During those 11 years, the Barbadian artist accumulated an unreal number of hits in various countries including 14 US #1s and 8 UK #1s. France is often a much harder  Continue reading “France Album Sales: Rihanna”

IFPI 2015 Year End Report Analysis

Knowledge Wall - Transmission Global Summit 2011 - Victoria, BC

Hi guys!

Today the IFPI had the good idea to publish their yearly music industry report. It refers to 2015 year from Continue reading “IFPI 2015 Year End Report Analysis”