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

Record Breaker

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: David Bowie Popularity Analysis

David Bowie - Eyes of a Starman, India Ink on Canvas Drawing

Exactly one year ago on January 10 2016, the music World lost one of the most talented and influential artist of all-time, David Bowie. The legendary singer of Heroes has been active from his young years until his very last days, dropping Continue reading “CSPC: David Bowie Popularity Analysis”

Understanding: Worldwide Estimations Information

Consistent

Yesterday within’ Frozen study I referred to the Black Friday as the opening of the Holiday season. From the other side of the mirror, it is also the final curtain call of the release schedule fever after three months full of major artists new albums releases.

That busy season started as every year in late August with simultaneous releases from Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Britney Spears and Continue reading “Understanding: Worldwide Estimations Information”

CSPC: ABBA Popularity Analysis

ABBA

There is so many things to say about ABBA that it is hard to know where to start. Pretty much every single article about the cult Swedish band contains at least one myth about the band and its success. Even Continue reading “CSPC: ABBA Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Bob Dylan Popularity Analysis

Bob Dylan - Life Collage #1

Pulitzer Prize, US Presidential Medal of Freedom, French Légion D’Honneur, Spanish Principe de Asturias… only the Nobel Prize was missing to the immaculate collection of awards received by Bob Dylan. I don’t even Continue reading “CSPC: Bob Dylan Popularity Analysis”

Understanding: Music Clubs #1 – Janet Jackson, Celine Dion

Columbia House

A few weeks ago, I presented you the first article of Understanding series explaining in details Japanese Album Sales. Today we will be reviewing a second sector which remains very poorly Continue reading “Understanding: Music Clubs #1 – Janet Jackson, Celine Dion”

France best selling albums ever:
C’Est La Belle Nuit De Noël by Tino Rossi (1973)

A very interesting point about French music industry is that you will not be able to identify artists similar to Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: C’Est La Belle Nuit De Noël by Tino Rossi (1973)”

France best selling albums ever:
Sentimental by Julio Iglesias (1980)

Along Elvis Presley, ABBA or Nana Mouskouri, Julio Iglesias is one of those artists who is related to various sales myths as Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Sentimental by Julio Iglesias (1980)”

France best selling albums ever:
Les Lacs Du Connemara by Michel Sardou (1981)

It is almost a symbol that just after completing Jean-Jacques Goldman career, we enter into the Michel Sardou hey-days. France had three main Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Les Lacs Du Connemara by Michel Sardou (1981)”

The Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept (CSPC) : Introduction

04 Scale and Balance Eric Johnson

INTRODUCTION

Hello everyone! Let me introduce this third Master Series with this few words: Facts can also lie.

Katy Perry sold more records than Dire Straits, Bon Jovi and the Guns N’ Roses. White Christmas by Bing Crosby and Candle In The Wind by Elton John are the two bestselling singles of all-time. Mariah Carey Continue reading “The Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept (CSPC) : Introduction”