France Best Selling Albums Ever:
Update Part 2

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A couple of days ago, I posted the list of 23 albums which appear to be completely forgotten among the 168 albums that ever sold over a million copies in France. Today, we reach the second part of this extensive update, listing 28 more Continue reading “France Best Selling Albums Ever: Update Part 2”

CSPC: Wham! & George Michael Popularity Analysis

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UPDATE: Please note all figures have been updated as of May 6, 2017.

November 10 1984. US Billboard Hot 100. David Bowie hit Blue Jean was spending its last week inside the Top 10 at #8. It remains the very last time the British singer visited the top tier as a solo act. Higher on the charts at #3, Prince anthem song Purple Rain was going strong, while the album of the same name was on its 15th – out of 24 – week at #1. Still within’ that Hot 100 Top 10, George Michael in his teen group Wham! were Continue reading “CSPC: Wham! & George Michael Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Shakira Popularity Analysis

^uk^ Shakira's little accident

Someway, Shakira got bigger than her world. From her birth in Barranquilla, Colombia, to her dominant position in the music industry from 2001, the Latin star pushed Continue reading “CSPC: Shakira Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Shania Twain Popularity Analysis

Shania Twain

I won’t lie, I won’t tell you she’ll return soon. With no album release in 14 years, a comeback for Shania Twain was more than rumoured this year with the Country legend tweeting  Continue reading “CSPC: Shania Twain Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: The Rolling Stones Popularity Analysis

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How many things will change in your life within’ a 52 years span? An awful lot for sure. Even if you keep the same job all along, you will be retired before doing it for so long. Some things last that much though. The Eiffel Tower is still in Paris. Soccer is still the most popular sport. European unions are still alive. The Rolling Stones Continue reading “CSPC: The Rolling Stones Popularity Analysis”

France Album Sales: Jean-Jacques Goldman

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This week some 15 years ago, French Album Chart saw an album debut in a big way at #1, Chansons Pour Les Pieds by Jean-Jacques Goldman. Far from a surprise, this result was logical as since the artist breakthrough in the 80s everything he released was a surefire #1 record, including his live albums. The surprise comes from Continue reading “France Album Sales: Jean-Jacques Goldman”

CSPC: Bon Jovi Popularity Analysis

BON JOVI

In music culture, there is very few categories of artists that encapsulate them all. You have classical acts, vocal acts, teen acts, entertainers and then singer-songwriters. This act type category will dictate the way an artist sells way more than its music genre. Then you have Bon Jovi, a Continue reading “CSPC: Bon Jovi Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Drake Popularity Analysis

VIDEO: Drake 'Hotline Bling' music video

There is a kind of artists who have been around for long, that have never been the biggest selling force in the world and who suddenly just happen to be massive. Drake is Continue reading “CSPC: Drake Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Norah Jones Popularity Analysis

Norah Jones “Sunrise”

Every year thousands of albums are released. Only a few of them, from the pop stars we all know, have a good shot of selling truly well. Albums off the popular radio stations radar like Continue reading “CSPC: Norah Jones Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Up To Date Rankings & Summary

Self Analysis

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”