CSPC: Foo Fighters Popularity Analysis

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In 1995 a new alternative rock band emerged, the Foo Fighters. The curiosity came from the fact its singer was none other than Dave Grohl, the former drummer of Nirvana, a band suddenly no longer after the passing Continue reading “CSPC: Foo Fighters Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Michael Jackson Popularity Analysis

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After two weeks of teasing with related, making of-like articles, the wait is finally over. It’s time to shine our light on the King of Pop. Iconic, massive, legendary, Continue reading “CSPC: Michael Jackson Popularity Analysis”

Understanding: The true sales of Michael Jackson’s Thriller

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In 1983, long before the Night King, Michael Jackson was the one terrorizing the World… and he did it in incredible fashion. In its March 17, 1984, edition, Billboard printed an article telling us that Michael Jackson‘s cult album Thriller had become the greatest selling album of all time ahead of the soundtrack for Saturday Night Fever. This fact remains as true today as it was then. Who’s gonna bet on its sales figures though? Some say Continue reading “Understanding: The true sales of Michael Jackson’s Thriller”

CSPC: Madonna Popularity Analysis

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The Queen of Pop. Madonna is widely recognized as the biggest female star of all-time. As you know if you have been following Chartmasters.org for long, we created the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept in order to validate or not those Continue reading “CSPC: Madonna Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Bee Gees Popularity Analysis

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The years that end in a 7 are synonymous of anniversaries. No, I’m not talking about the Beatles’ cult Sgt Pepper’s which is turning 50 soon, and getting a much talked about reissue. Today we will be speaking about one of the biggest pop bands of all-time that came to prominence 40 years ago in the middle of the disco bonanza, the Continue reading “CSPC: Bee Gees Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Green Day Popularity Analysis

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A wave. That’s pretty much the easiest way to define the popularity of most artists. Some acts have a bigger wave than others, but they still go up, and then after reaching their peak, inevitably slow down more and more as the years pass by. Among groups not fitting this description belongs Continue reading “CSPC: Green Day Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Whitney Houston Popularity Analysis

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UPDATE: Please note all figures have been updated as of May 4, 2017.

On February 11, 2012, big news saddened millions of people – the death of legendary diva Whitney Houston. The woman that used to be recognized for her pure voice and image faced bad times Continue reading “CSPC: Whitney Houston Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Up To Date Rankings & Summary

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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: Bob Dylan Popularity Analysis

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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 #2 – The Eagles, Mariah Carey

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Here we go again! After establishing the main specificities of Music Clubs and presenting a couple of examples, it is time to go deeper Continue reading “Understanding: Music Clubs #2 – The Eagles, Mariah Carey”