France Best Selling Albums Ever:
Update Part 6 (41-21)

France

Bigger and bigger. Having completed already 2016 sales of 127 albums out of the 168 million sellers, we get into the Top 40 territory – plus Continue reading “France Best Selling Albums Ever: Update Part 6 (41-21)”

France Best Selling Albums Ever:
Update Part 5

Louis XIV

Things are getting serious! After going over nearly 100 albums, we reach the Part 5 out of 7 blocks of updates. All albums listed from now are Continue reading “France Best Selling Albums Ever: Update Part 5”

France Best Selling Albums Ever:
Update Part 4

france

At last! After going through 3 parts of our comprehensive list of 2016 sales updates for all 168 million selling albums, we end up reaching the 92 albums that Continue reading “France Best Selling Albums Ever: Update Part 4”

CSPC: David Bowie Popularity Analysis

David Bowie - Eyes of a Starman, India Ink on Canvas Drawing

Exactly one year ago on January 10 2016, the music World lost one of the most talented and influential artist of all-time, David Bowie. The legendary singer of Heroes has been active from his young years until his very last days, dropping Continue reading “CSPC: David Bowie Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Wham! & George Michael Popularity Analysis

george michael

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”

France Album Sales: Jean-Jacques Goldman

Jean-Jacques GOLDMAN 1

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: ABBA Popularity Analysis

ABBA

There is so many things to say about ABBA that it is hard to know where to start. Pretty much every single article about the cult Swedish band contains at least one myth about the band and its success. Even Continue reading “CSPC: ABBA 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”

CSPC: Bob Dylan Popularity Analysis

Bob Dylan - Life Collage #1

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”