Rated this year as the most powerful women in the industry a few months ago by Fortune magazine, Beyoncé has been growing a lot since the days of No, No, No hit single way back in 1998 with the Destiny’s Child. Most powerful doesn’t necessarily mean best Continue reading “CSPC: Beyoncé & Destiny’s Child Popularity Analysis”
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”
UPDATE: This post will remain featured for a week in tribute to the band’s lead singer, Chester Bennington, who passed away today, July 20, 2017. May he rest in peace.
Not all elements can face the test of time the same way. Some will get erased within’ seconds, others will last forever. This same Continue reading “Streaming World: Back To 2000”
Celine Dion, Madonna and Whitney Houston all got the France Album Sales treatment during the last few months. Among the historical Divas big five only Mariah Carey and Barbra Streisand are Continue reading “France Album Sales: Mariah Carey”
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”
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”
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”
While Beyonce just ended to drop the not-so-unexpected new album Lemonade, it is about time to review her discography performances in France. Just like Coldplay, she is pretty much in the middle of the road. She is too young to put her along with legendary Divas like Celine Dion, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston or Barbra Streisand. She is too old to feature with among the young generation a la Continue reading “France Album Sales: Beyonce”