CSPC: Black Eyed Peas Popularity Analysis

I Gotta Feeling_Black Eyed Peas

Streaming Sales

Streaming is made up of two families – audio and video. Our CSPC methodology now includes both to better reflect the real popularity of each track. The main source of data for each avenue is respectively Spotify and YouTube. As detailed in the Fixing Log article, Spotify represents 132 million of the 212 million users of streaming platforms, while YouTube is pretty much the only video platform generating some revenue for the industry. Below is the equivalence set on the aforementioned article:

Audio Stream – 1500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream – 11,750 views equal 1 album unit

Thus…

Equivalent Albums Sales = 212/132 * Spotify streams / 1500 + YouTube views / 11750

Streaming Part 1

As previously mentioned, the later success of the band didn’t do wonders for their first two albums. Hardly considered as part of their legitimate discography by some, and with never being newly promoted, their songs remained anonymous. Most of the first album isn’t even available for stream, although it wouldn’t bring much of a difference considering their tiny numbers. Only one song from each topped 1 million at Spotify. This creates the dreadful totals of 2,000 and 4,000 equivalent album sales respectively.

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RLAAMJR

I have guessed right that Black Eyes Peas were next. Love the band and their songs. I hope they release an album again. I really love their songs.

And wow, My Heart Will Go On is the biggest song. Celibe Dion rules! 🙂

Jen

Lady Gaga sold 45 million albums now, but, with your new method, will she bigger than Black eyed peas??

Susie

Hey MJD, waiting for Ariana Grande 🙂

Gus

Fantastic analysis. Thanks for providing the list of songs and albums, besides CPS all time artists.
One comment: there’s a mistake in the “achievements” page where it says the streak of 26 consecutive weeks at #1 in Billboard Hot 100. It’s only because of 2 songs (Boom Boom Pow and I Gotta Feeling). “Meet Me Halfway” never reached the top position.

Rafael

Your data is amazing and impressively precise. I would like to know if you could post the Popularity Concept of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Radiohead.

Leon

Thank You. This is one that I’ve been looking forward to the most. The had so much success with Elephunk, Monkey Business, and The End.

Also Kinda OT, but I Gotta Feeling’s massive numbers have me wondering, were there any other songs that outside it in digital single sales?

Manuel

From what I know, it is the best-selling digital song of all time!

Leon

Thank You for this. This is one of the ones I have been looking forward to the most and as I expected, their numbers are very impressive. Especially for the Elephunk/Monkey Business/END eras.

This is kinda OT, but after seeing those massive numbers for I Gotta Feeling I started wondering, were there any other songs bigger than it in digital single sales?

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