Understanding: Billboard BB200 vs US Album Sales

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Page 3: Establishing Key Formulas – The Market Size
Page 4: Establishing Key Formulas – Scaling the Ranking
Page 5: Establishing Key Formulas – Considering RIAA specificities
Page 6: Establishing Key Formulas – The Finishing
Page 7: Establishing Key Formulas – Fixing The Factor
Page 8: Examples of application – The Osmonds (inc. Donny & Marie)
Page 9: Examples of application – The Partridge Family
Page 10: Examples of application – Sonny & Cher
Page 11: Examples of application – Teddy Pendergrass and Kool & the Gang
Page 12: Examples of application – Commodores and Earth, Wind & Fire
Page 13: Examples of application – Bob Dylan
Page 14: Examples of application – Jacksons / Michael Jackson (Epic)
Page 15: Examples of application – The Jackson 5 / Michael Jackson (Motown)
Page 16: Billboard Issues – The Switch: the first Soundscan chart ever
Page 17: Billboard Issues – Flawed Chart Runs – The victims
Page 18: Billboard Issues – Flawed Chart Runs – The favored
Page 19: Billboard Issues – Music Type coverage

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Please reply back soon MJD, I’m trying to do an analysis on Zara Larsson and I need 2017 album sales, audio streams and downloads for all markets please 🙏🏻

Donald Miller

I found the part about Teddy Pendergrass interesting because of his comparable lack of crossover success. Would have been nice if you had included a non-crossover country act or two for contrast.


Hi MJD, You are really good at getting the more accurate figures. It is your unstinting skill, why don’t you and your team start a worldwide top 100 songs in a weekly basis. What i dont like in us billboard hot 100 charts is that there is a limit now on the number of weeks for a song staying on the charts and if it reaches that limit, the song will not appear on the following week even if its sales are still enough to be in the hot 100. For the uk charts, i dont like their new rule… Read more »


And 2013 Album sales for Europe, Australia, new Zealand, Canada and the United States


Actually I changed my mind, can I instead get CD, Vinyl and digital Album Sales and the total number of streams and singles sales for all markets in 2017, if you can can you list them on here please?