CSPC: Jackson 5 & The Jacksons Popularity Analysis

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Records & Achievements

  • At 176,5 million streams on Spotify, I Want You Back is virtually tied with Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival as the most played track from the 60s on the platform.
  • With 107,3 million streams on Spotify, ABC is among the Top 40 most streamed tracks from the 70s.
  • Their song I’ll Be There is one of the 9 songs that topped the US Hot 100 for different artists. Mariah Carey was the second to reach top spot with the song in 1992 with her cover. At 5 weeks, it was the longest #1 hit of all 9 songs.
  • With 4 US Hot 100 #1 during the calendar year of 1970, the Jackson 5 are tied-second to the Beatles for the most #1s in a year. The Beatles got 6 in 1964 and 5 in 1965. The first artist with 4 #1s in a year was Elvis Presley in 1956 while the last was Rihanna in 2010.
  • At 11 years and 155 days, Michael Jackson is the youngest artist ever to top the Hot 100 while leading the Jackson 5 on I Want You Back.
  • For 20 years, the Jackson 5 remained the artist with the most consecutive #1 hits from their debut with 4 until being topped by Mariah Carey with 5. Ironically, their 5th and 6th singles were #1 hits on Cashbox but were blocked at #2 inside the Billboard Hot 100.
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Nathan

Just curious, did you add the total of video sales from MJ solo and Jackson 5? Hope those weren’t counted 2wice.

Dan

In the case of Queen, their Greatest Hits 1 & 2 alone are well above 50 mill.
I think there are only 3 more artists with the shot of being above 200m: Queen, Elton and Elvis. The latter has a chance of breaking 300m, though i doubt it.

Marlon Serpa

I can’t wait to see Michael’s article. OMG

RyanS

Are you combining Michael Jackson’s total with these like you did for Beyonce with DC?

Justin

When will we ever get a Michael Jackson CSPC. 🙁

Marcus André

Only a few albums were not certified Gold/Platinum, that’s great! 60s and 70s albums didn’t sold a lot of copies by then, with some few exceptions.

Nathan

Not a huge showing………..but the boost to MJ’s solo material is going to be significant

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