CSPC: Renaud Popularity Analysis

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Nobody would seriously expect a 65 year old singer to register the best selling album of the year with fresh new material in any given relevant market. However, the French singer Renaud did just that in 2016 in his native country. Even ferocious competition from Céline Dion Continue reading “CSPC: Renaud Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Queen Popularity Analysis

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Bohemian Rhapsody, Don’t Stop Me Now, Under Pressure, I Want to Break Free, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Another One Bites the Dust, etc. the list of songs by Queen speaks for itself. The Freddie Mercury-led band from London, UK, shook Continue reading “CSPC: Queen Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Bruno Mars Popularity Analysis

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With only 3 albums, none of which ever made the Top 3 inside the annual list of global top sellers as published by the IFPI, one wouldn’t expect wonders by Bruno Mars‘ records sales. However, that expectation would be very Continue reading “CSPC: Bruno Mars 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”

CSPC: Jackson 5 & The Jacksons Popularity Analysis

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Counting 1, 2, 3 is easy. It isn’t so simple to go up to the number of records sold by the Jackson 5. Their popularity was immense from day 1 with four US #1 hits less than a year after they first entered the Billboard Hot 100. Nowadays they are mainly remembered as the Continue reading “CSPC: Jackson 5 & The Jacksons 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”

Understanding: RIAA / Label audits – The case of Michael Jackson

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It’s time for a little ThrillerMichael Jackson‘s Thriller. Among the big mysteries of charts and sales the most fundamental one is the true understanding of certifications. What better to Continue reading “Understanding: RIAA / Label audits – The case of Michael Jackson”

Understanding: Billboard BB200 vs US Album Sales

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If you are a chart freak surely you wished you could convert all the chart runs of your favorite artists into retail sales. Well, from now on you can consider that it is Continue reading “Understanding: Billboard BB200 vs US Album Sales”

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”

Understanding: The Ravaging Impact of Download Sales 2004-2014

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When something dies down, there are two ways to feel about it – Rest In Peace or Good Riddance. The choice is easy while speaking about the music industry-killer from iTunes, legal downloads. They downgraded way more physical sales than they were worth by themselves. It raised many questions, such as how many copies would Rihanna‘s Good Girl Gone Bad or Katy Perry‘s Teenage Dream have sold Continue reading “Understanding: The Ravaging Impact of Download Sales 2004-2014”