CSPC: Amy Winehouse Popularity Analysis

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Digital Singles Sales

Unlike the likes of Adele, Coldplay or Lady Gaga that enjoyed some of the biggest selling albums of the last 10 years, Amy Winehouse‘s singles failed to become major sellers. As incredible as may seem, Valerie apart, she never had a Top 5 single in the UK, in the US, in Germany, in France etc. In Australia, she never managed to get a Top 25 hit.

Still, the digital market was booming in 2007/2008 and her singles, just like her albums, lived much longer than their chart runs suggest. All songs from Back To Black end up with fairly decent sales totals in the downloads format. It brings the singer a comprehensive total of 19,8 million digital singles sold.

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 1,5 ratio between one album and one digital single.

Frank (2003) – 270,000 equivalent albums

Remaining Tracks –  1,800,000

Back To Black (2006) – 2,580,000 equivalent albums

Rehab – 4,400,000
You Know I’m No Good – 2,000,000
Back To Black – 3,200,000
Tears Dry On Their Own – 1,400,000
Love Is A Losing Game – 900,000
Valerie – 3,500,000
Remaining Tracks –  1,800,000

Lioness: Hidden Treasures (2011) – 120,000 equivalent albums

Body And Soul – 200,000
Our Day Will Come – 200,000
Remaining Tracks –  400,000

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Brando

Amy Winehouse remainds me a lot of Janis Joplin, the queen of the blues.. And Amy said, Janis was her favorite singer. I would love to see Janis Joplin’s CSPC.

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