Flashback Chart – When 4 females were simultaneously #1 in the UK

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The history will remind that Kendrick Lamar‘s Damn was the most successful album of 2017 in the US. Obviously, it isn’t the top LP since January, but it does lead the list from from late-November 2016 to mid-November 2017 which is what matters for Billboard’s Year-End ahead of Bruno Mars. Maybe more surprising than the #1 is the complete absence of female Continue reading “Flashback Chart – When 4 females were simultaneously #1 in the UK”

Understanding: The Impact of Streaming versus your Fave Artist (& his label)

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Living species always need to adapt to their context in order to survive. For businesses, the situation is no different. As streaming is fully changing the music industry, its actors, both the labels as well as the artists need to update their way of building their careers in order to stay relevant. Which adjustments do they need to do? Can all artists react positively or are some of them poised to fallinto obscurity?

As we pointed out inside the first part of this set of 3 articles, the Media which links the music industry to the general public, is fast transitioning from Continue reading “Understanding: The Impact of Streaming versus your Fave Artist (& his label)”

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”

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”

CSPC: Fergie Popularity Analysis

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After Black Eyed Peas‘ victory in our poll regarding the next band to be studied, here is a little introductory gift with a study of Fergie‘s Continue reading “CSPC: Fergie Popularity Analysis”

Bonus Gift: The truth about Britney Spears’ album sales – Part 3

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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”

France Album Sales: M. Pokora

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If we go back in time to 2003, it has now been two years since reality TV stormed into the French Media’s environment. Apart from the pure voyeurism shows, a branch of music-axed programs also quickly appeared led by TF1’s gigantic show Star Academy and M6 channel’s famous Popstars. As successful as they may have been at some point, most singers discovered by those shows are now relics from the past. Most but not M. Pokora who’s now  Continue reading “France Album Sales: M. Pokora”

CSPC: Bee Gees Popularity Analysis

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The years that end in a 7 are synonymous of anniversaries. No, I’m not talking about the Beatles’ cult Sgt Pepper’s which is turning 50 soon, and getting a much talked about reissue. Today we will be speaking about one of the biggest pop bands of all-time that came to prominence 40 years ago in the middle of the disco bonanza, the Continue reading “CSPC: Bee Gees Popularity Analysis”

CSPC: Spice Girls Popularity Analysis

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Exactly 20 years ago, the music industry was going through one of the most hyped eras that it had ever had. The Girl Power phenomenon was everywhere thanks to their unstoppable flagship, the iconic Spice Girls. Wannabe was concluding its run at #1 in the US, and the album Spice was on its way to climbing the top of the album chart as well. In the UK, both the album and the single Mama / Who Do You Think You Are? were dominating, the latter being their fourth #1 hit in their native country. Less than a year prior they were unknown. This was the Spice Girls – an Continue reading “CSPC: Spice Girls Popularity Analysis”

France best selling albums ever:
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1996 was the year of teen Pop bands. A few years earlier, the movement got started by heavily hyped boys band New Kids On The Block. During the following years the likes Take That, East 17 or Boyzone arrived too. It really was 1996 that saw the phenomenon reach its full traction still. Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, Worlds Apart, 3T flooded global charts. In France, the leading weapon  Continue reading “France best selling albums ever: Partir Un Jour by 2Be3 (1997)”