CSPC: Billy Joel Popularity Analysis

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A lot of things can be said about Billy Joel to start our new CSPC analysis. We can start by saying that his last proper studio album, not counting his  Continue reading “CSPC: Billy Joel Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Celine Dion Popularity Analysis

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Within’ a few weeks Celine Dion will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of her debut album. So deep into a career, the norm is to exploit the existing catalog. The Quebec superstar is still Continue reading “CSPC: Celine Dion Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: U2 Popularity Analysis

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U2 are without any doubt one of the biggest groups of all time after almost 4 decades together. They are a great study case as they have been pretty much the greatest selling band ever since they formed.

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CSPC: Grease Popularity Analysis

You're the one that I want

After a dozen of CSPC articles about various popular artists, here comes a pretty specific one, a comprehensive Grease Continue reading “CSPC: Grease Popularity Analysis”

Destroying Myths: Fake 10 million sellers Part #2

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A couple of weeks after dropping the first part of this article, it is time to review an Continue reading “Destroying Myths: Fake 10 million sellers Part #2”

CSPC: Led Zeppelin Popularity Analysis

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Few bands embody the late sixties and early seventies like Led Zeppelin do. But apart from firmly belonging to their time, this four-piece group not Continue reading “CSPC: Led Zeppelin Popularity Analysis”

France Album Sales: Michael Jackson

Saying Michael Jackson sold bucket loads everywhere will surprise nobody. Along with the Beatles he is quite likely the only such act with no weak market even in relative terms. Despite Continue reading “France Album Sales: Michael Jackson”

France Album Sales: U2

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Among all classic rock bands, U2 has a pretty unique position for several reasons. Unlike most other bands that welcomed various members during their career, their Continue reading “France Album Sales: U2”

CSPC Battle: 1975 Monster Rock Albums

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Now that we defined the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept, it is time to apply the method on a concrete example! This first clash will be a 5-way battle between some of the biggest rock acts of all-time: Pink Floyd, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and Continue reading “CSPC Battle: 1975 Monster Rock Albums”

France Album Sales: Coldplay

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How do we classify Coldplay? They are too young to put them among the Classic Rock Bands group with the likes The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Queen or Led Zeppelin. They are too old to feature with among the young generation a la Continue reading “France Album Sales: Coldplay”