CSPC: Nickelback Popularity Analysis


Digital Singles Sales – Part 1

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 1,5 ratio between albums and digital singles.

Curb (1996) – 18,000 equivalent albums

Remaining tracks – 120,000

The State (1998) – 24,000 equivalent albums

Remaining tracks – 160,000

Silver Side Up (2001) – 570,000 equivalent albums

Never Again – 200,000
How You Remind Me – 3,100,000
Too Bad – 200,000
Remaining tracks – 300,000

Many Rock bands saw their back catalog explode after the success of their first ground breaking hit. This impact was pretty minor for Nickelback with both Curb and The State being largely forgotten nowadays.

Silver Side Up is somewhat disappointing in the download field too. Obviously, the downloads market didn’t explode until the mid-00s. Nevertheless, How You Remind Me was quite simply the most aired song of the decade in the US, as well as a big hit everywhere. Thus 3,1 million units sold as a catalog track isn’t impressive. The other tracks have very limited appeal.

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Very interesting article. I did not expect Nickelback to be ahead of the Spice Girls or Christina Aguilera in the CSPC list! They have very consistent sales even if they don’t seem to be successful outside the English speaking world + Germany.

You should do Chad Kroeger’s ex-wife at some point (Avril Lavigne)!


Exactly. Most of their sales comes from USA, Canada, Germany, UK and Australia. 5 of the greatest markets indeed, but not much outside them.


When you consider the fact that they have 9 studio albums and Christina produce only 5 studio albums, it really isnt a wonder how they produced more total album sales. Plus, they really make use of the booming music market from late 90s until mid 00s. They produced multiple albums back then, while Xtina produced only 2 studio albums.


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