CSPC: Sales & Formulas Fixing Log – Updated Audio Streaming Numbers

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston Comprehensive Update (05/04/2017)

The article of Whitney Houston has been fully adjusted with new methodology for both physical singles and streaming. The former updates are listed below:

Year Song Before After
1984 Hold Me – 350,000 – 360,000
1985 All At Once – 200,000 – 190,000
1985 You Give Good Love – 900,000 – 940,000
1985 Saving All My Love For You – 2,500,000 – 2,600,000
1985 How Will I Know – 1,600,000 – 1,650,000
1986 Greatest Love Of All – 1,400,000 – 1,420,000
1987 I Wanna Dance With Somebody – 3,000,000 – 2,920,000
1987 Didn’t We Almost Have It All – 1,300,000 – 1,290,000
1987 So Emotional – 1,600,000 – 1,500,000
1988 Where Do Broken Hearts Go – 1,100,000 – 1,030,000
1988 Love Will Save The Day – 900,000 – 820,000
1988 I Know Him So Well – 20,000 – 20,000
1990 I’m Your Baby Tonight – 1,900,000 – 1,740,000
1990 All The Man I Need – 1,300,000 – 1,310,000
1991 Miracle – 450,000 – 460,000
1991 My Name Is Not Susan – 350,000 – 310,000
1991 I Belong To You – 40,000 – 20,000
1992 I Will Always Love You – 11,000,000 – 10,560,000
1993 I’m Every Woman – 1,600,000 – 1,440,000
1993 I Have Nothing – 1,200,000 – 1,150,000
1993 Run To You – 300,000 – 290,000
1993 Queen Of The Night – 150,000 – 140,000
1996 I Believe In You And Me – 1,250,000 – 1,110,000
1997 Step By Step – 1,500,000 – 1,280,000
1997 My Heart Is Calling – 100,000 – 80,000
1998 When You Believe – 1,700,000 – 1,320,000
1998 Heartbreak Hotel – 1,750,000 – 1,600,000
1999 It’s Not Right But It’s OK – 1,600,000 – 1,450,000
1999 My Love Is Your Love – 2,900,000 – 2,640,000
2000 I Learned From The Best – 400,000 – 300,000
2000 If I Told You That – 200,000 – 130,000
2002 Whatchulookinat – 150,000 – 130,000
2002 One Of Those Days – 75,000 – 110,000
2003 Try It On My Own – 30,000 – 50,000
2003 One Wish – 20,000 – 25,000
2009 I Look To You – 50,000 – 50,000
2009 Million Dollar Bill – 25,000 – 25,000

1988 One Moment In Time – 1,900,000 – 1,820,000
1989 It Isn’t, It Wasn’t,It Ain’t Never Gonne Be – 225,000 – 180,000
1991 The Star Splanged Banner – 1,100,000 – 1,120,000
1994 Something In Common – 125,000 – 60,000
1995 Exhale – 2,000,000 – 1,750,000
1996 Count On Me – 1,100,000 – 950,000
1996 Why Does It Hurt So Bad – 300,000 – 280,000
2000 Could I Have This Kiss Forever – 900,000 – 740,000
2000 Same Script, Differen Cast – 75,000 – 60,000

Although not exactly a fix but a proper update, sales of both I Will Always Love You download song and The Ultimate Collection album have been increased by 50,000 units each.

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Louis

The videos that have been released in the last two decades (2010 ‘- 2020’s) cannot be compared with videos released in previous decades (2000’s, 90’s, 80’s …) because a video released in 2003 its current views do not reflect the impact it had at the time. Is there a formula to adjust that difference? I say this because in the film industry there are already several films from the decades of the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s … adjusted to the current economy, and they can compete with more recent films

Clockingbell

I think YT numbers compensate for that already, given the higher sales of the original products in the time before YT.

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Molly

The entire point of CSPC is to reflect how songs, albums, and artists popularity and success have evolved as they progressed through their careers and through different formats. Keyword being different formats. Weighing YouTube views differently entirely defeats this purpose, and imo is unnecessary

Louis

I understand that the success of a single is focused on the compilation of its sales in its different formats (physical sales, digital downloads, Transmission…) especially if they are singles from past decades. But I am not talking about the audios but about their videos only. VH1 and MTV were the big broadcasters and distributors of music videos. And they were a reference before the arrival of YouTube. Many videos were very successful on those channels (videos from the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s). What I want to know, is there a formula to incorporate the success of the videos broadcast… Read more »

Clockingbell

Isn’t that the same as incorporating audio streams with airplay charts?

Analord

Exactly, and Youtube views aren’t that big a deal anyway since 1 billion views = 85k album sales (from what I understand).

tsaotd

by this logic that you’re using, we should do the same to pure sales and adjust the difference since smash albums like 1989 or x by ed sheeran that sold 8-10m would definitely sell 20m-30m pure if released in the 80s, 90s or early 00s

Freek

Hello, when you calculate the loss of album sales 2004-2006 in order to measure digital sales, shouldn’t the loss of physical single sales also be counted?

adolfo

hello where do i get “Comprehensive Audio Stream”

jose

Hi MJD, I have a question, The “Comprehensive Audio Stream” includes Spotify??

[…] The main source of data for each avenue is respectively Spotify and YouTube. As detailed in the Fixing Log article, Spotify represents 157 million of the 272 million users of streaming platforms, […]

snsd

Shouldn’t streams for older songs be worth more than streams for newer ones tho?
At this point Ed Sheeran will probably pass MJ with CSPC
Just like how tour grosses are adjusted for inflation?

borderwolf

Hello! Any news on Streaming formula (Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = 272/157* Spotify streams / 1500 + YouTube views / 11750)? Infos about size markets of Japan, China, Korea (and others out Spotify)?

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