CSPC: Whitney Houston Popularity Analysis

Whitney Houston

On February 11, 2012, a news saddened millions of people – the death of legendary diva Whitney Houston. The one that used to be recognized for her pure voice and image faced the Continue reading “CSPC: Whitney Houston Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Beyoncé & Destiny’s Child Popularity Analysis

BEYONCE

Rated this year as the most powerful women in the industry a few months ago by Fortune magazine, Beyoncé has been growing a lot since the days of No, No, No hit single way back in 1998 with the Destiny’s Child. Most powerful doesn’t necessarily mean best Continue reading “CSPC: Beyoncé & Destiny’s Child 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: Britney Spears Popularity Analysis

Britney Spears

She is back! Three years after her last album, Britney Spears just issued her ninth studio album, Glory. She had glorious days for sure, but Continue reading “CSPC: Britney Spears Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Rihanna Popularity Analysis

Rihanna - Discography

We started by defining the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept, then we applied it to 1975 biggest albums to understand how much the differences of catalog exploitation by labels may impact the success perception. To get the CSPC force fully up and running we now need to analyze the case of a recent artist to highlight how this revolutionary methodology enables us to compare album successes from very different eras.

To do that, the perfect example happens to be Rihanna. Why Continue reading “CSPC: Rihanna Popularity Analysis”

France Album Sales: Rihanna

Rihanna Drawing

One decade ago on May 2006, Rihanna was riding at #1 in the US for the very first time thanks to SOS hit which came out only one year after her debut hit Pon De Replay. During those 11 years, the Barbadian artist accumulated an unreal number of hits in various countries including 14 US #1s and 8 UK #1s. France is often a much harder  Continue reading “France Album Sales: Rihanna”

France Album Sales: Celine Dion

Celine Dion blues

The Show Must Go On! Deeply impacted by tragic deaths of her lifetime husband René Angelil and one of her brothers, Celine Dion released Continue reading “France Album Sales: Celine Dion”

France Album Sales: Shakira

Shaki

In 1991, some 25 years ago, Colombian-born from Lebanese roots Shakira released locally her debut album Magia. Ten years later, 15 years ago, she issued her worldwide breakthrough record with Whenever, Wherever. Then, just 10 Continue reading “France Album Sales: Shakira”

France Album Sales: Beyonce

Beyonce

While Beyonce just ended to drop the not-so-unexpected new album Lemonade, it is about time to review her discography performances in France. Just like Coldplay, she is pretty much in the middle of the road. She is too young to put her along with legendary Divas like Celine Dion, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston or Barbra Streisand. She is too old to feature with among the young generation a la Continue reading “France Album Sales: Beyonce”

France best selling albums ever:
Valses by Andre Rieu (1997)

Minor music genres are often dominated by one or two acts only. The general public buys mostly Pop / Rock / Urban albums and then go on with Bob Marley (Reggae), Miles Davis (Jazz), ABBA Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Valses by Andre Rieu (1997)”