CSPC: Wham! & George Michael Popularity Analysis

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Page 4: Original Album Sales – Fantastic (1983)
Page 5: Original Album Sales – Make It Big (1984)
Page 6: Original Album Sales – Music from the Edge of Heaven (1986)
Page 7: Original Album Sales – Faith (1987)
Page 8: Original Album Sales – Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 (1990)
Page 9: Original Album Sales – Older (1996)
Page 10: Original Album Sales – Songs from the Last Century (1999)
Page 11: Original Album Sales – Patience (2004)
Page 12: Original Album Sales – Comments – Wham!
Page 13: Original Album Sales – Comments – George Michael
Page 14: Physical Singles Sales – Wham!
Page 15: Physical Singles Sales – George Michael
Page 16: Physical Singles Sales – Singles Ranking
Page 17: Digital Singles Sales – Wham!
Page 18: Digital Singles Sales – George Michael
Page 19: Streaming Sales – Part 1
Page 20: Streaming Sales – Part 2
Page 21: Streaming Sales – Part 3
Page 22: Remaining Long Format – Part 1
Page 23: Remaining Long Format – Part 2
Page 24: BONUS – Original Compilation Sales – Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael (1998)
Page 25: Remaining Long Format – Part 3
Page 26: Remaining Long Format – Comments
Page 27: BONUS: Total Album (all types) Sales per Country
Page 28: CSPC Results
Page 29: Biggest Tracks

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Cameron Tracy

Oh umm I remember listen without prejudice being at 2,475,000 not 2,415,000 did MJD Update it?

Nathan Abramson

In Switzerland, the total should be 950,000 not 95,000, right?


hello! i have 2 questions:
1. is the total aes of “don’t let the sun go down on me” including sales generated from duets by elton john and other elton compilations or just sales generated exclusively by michael’s work? if so what is it’s total

2. are physical, digital and streaming sales from the elton john tracks “wrap her up” and “nikita” included into george michael’s total, because i THINK wrap her up officially credits michael, but i don’t think nikita does despite michaels major contribution to the song, like stings contribution to money for nothing ?


i’m suprised “i knew you were waiting (for me)” with aretha franklin didnt reach 1m aes i always thought it was one of his biggest hits


Faith sales was around 20-25 million and Song from the last century was around 4 million.


Yes I thought this too


Coming back to this analysis, I’m still very confused as to why George Michael and Wham’s numbers are combined. This isn’t done for any other artists that can be seen as the face of the group. Saying that “Wham is George Michael” doesn’t prove anything. They’re two separate artists whose sales and charting counts as two separate positions. Just look at their respective discography pages and chart histories on Billboard, OCC, etc…