CSPC: Wham! & George Michael Popularity Analysis

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November 10 1984, US Billboard Hot 100. David Bowie hit Blue Jean was living his 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 charts at #3, Prince anthem song Purple Rain help 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 teen group Wham! was Continue reading “CSPC: Wham! & George Michael 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

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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

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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

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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

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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”

Understanding: Music Clubs #2 – The Eagles, Mariah Carey

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Here we go again! After establishing the main specificities of Music Clubs and presenting a couple of examples, it is time to go deeper Continue reading “Understanding: Music Clubs #2 – The Eagles, Mariah Carey”

Understanding: Music Clubs #1 – Janet Jackson, Celine Dion

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A few weeks ago, I presented you the first article of Understanding series explaining in details Japanese Album Sales. Today we will be reviewing a second sector which remains very poorly Continue reading “Understanding: Music Clubs #1 – Janet Jackson, Celine Dion”

CSPC: Fleetwood Mac Popularity Analysis

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Fleetwood Mac may not be as universally well-known as the Beatles, ABBA or even Police. They did get a couple of things none of Continue reading “CSPC: Fleetwood Mac 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”