Up to 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. That one would be terribly Continue reading “CSPC: Bruno Mars Popularity Analysis”
It’s time for a little Thriller. Michael 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”
Among the most beloved male singers of all-time, we have one King, one Prince, one King of Pop, one Voice and then The Boss. Elvis Presley, Prince, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen, the one we are studying today. This elite group of American icons have been the brightest stars of the music industry from the 1940s into Continue reading “CSPC: Bruce Springsteen Popularity Analysis”
Teen pop is big all over the Americas and Asia. Europe has been a tougher place for artists belonging to this category. Has Britney Spears‘ star power been enough to break those boundaries and make it big in a continent encouraging Continue reading “Bonus Gift: The truth about Britney Spears’ album sales – Part 3”
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”
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”
During the last few months we lost various popular musicians including Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), Lemmy (Motörhead), David Bowie, Glenn Frey (The Eagles), Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane), Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire).
I followed closely the news and the impact of Continue reading “France Album Sales: Prince”
During the three years since the end of Thriller promotional campaign Medias were looking for the artist that would be able to dislodge Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Bad by Michael Jackson (1987)”
Never ending talks about divas or Michael Jackson vs Elvis Presley stories often overshadow the success of some other artists. Phil Collins is one of them. We tend to forget that during the 80s his albums easily outsold those of Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Serious Hits… Live by Phil Collins (1990)”