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: Eminem

Eminem by Bruno Grenge

If you wonder who’s the biggest selling act worldwide that emerged in the last 20 years, the answer is Eminem. During the peak of the music industry in 1999-2002, the American rapper was Continue reading “France Album Sales: Eminem”

France Album Sales: Shakira

Shaki

In 1991, some 25 years ago, Colombian-born from Lebanese roots Shakira released locally her debut album Magia. Ten years later, 15 years ago, she issued her worldwide breakthrough record with Whenever, Wherever. Then, just 10 Continue reading “France Album Sales: Shakira”

France best selling albums ever:
20 Chansons D’Or by Charles Aznavour (1987)

Worldwide, Charles Aznavour has been one of the flagships of the French music scene since getting noticed by Edith Piaf quite recently, in… well, in 1946.  Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: 20 Chansons D’Or by Charles Aznavour (1987)”

France best selling albums ever:
Boucan D’Enfer by Renaud (2002)

Debuting in 1975 with the album Amoureux De Paname and peaking in 1985 with the gigantic hit single Mistral Gagnant and the album of the same name that sold over a million, the career of French legend Renaud was over Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Boucan D’Enfer by Renaud (2002)”