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”
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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”
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”
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)”
No Angel by Dido is the perfect example that music is not enough in order to sell well. Released in June 1999, the album remained completely Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: No Angel by Dido (1999)”
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)”