CSPC: Avicii Popularity Analysis



So, after checking all the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each album by Avicii achieved? Well, at this point we hardly need to add up all of the figures defined in this article!

In the following table, all categories display figures that way, e.g. in equivalent album sales. For example, singles from True released in digital format sold the equivalent of 2,904,000 album albums – 19,360,000 downloads with a 10 to 1,5 weighting.

As a reminder:

  • Studio Album: sales of the original album
  • Other Releases: sales of compilations generated thanks to the album
  • Physical Singles: sales of physical singles from the album (ratio 3/10)
  • Download Singles: sales of digital singles from the album (ratio 1,5/10)
  • Streaming: equivalent album sales of all the album tracks (ratio 1/1500 for Audio stream and 1/11750 for Video stream)

Exactly  7 million equivalent album sales. The era of True may not be as huge as widely popular singers, reaching this figure with a stage name barely known by the general public is impressive. Stories isn’t that low after all at 1,6 million. Both album enjoy strong ongoing catalog streams so they are going to climb more and more, especially now considering the sad event.

The Orphan section is huge at over 5 million units in total. Rather than focusing on album’s eras, it really is the way we should interpret the discography of a DJ: Avicii moved nearly 14 million equivalent album sales over the curse of roughly 6 years.

Thanks to our new ASR (Artist Success Rating) concept, we can also see that the exploitation of his discography has been poorly handled. Indeed, Avicii‘s Equivalent Discography Sales (EDS) stand on 9,7 million. Added to his CSPC units, this implies an ASR score of 66. That puts him higher than Lana Del Rey and Aaliyah and just under Ariana Grande.

The following pages list his most successful songs as well as his records and achievements. Do not forget to check our amazing cross-artists lists posted inside the CSPC: Data Collector which includes the full listing of all CSPC results compiled so far to better gauge his position in the history of the music industry.

As usual, feel free to comment and / or ask a question!

Sources: IFPI, Spotify, YouTube, Discogs, Chartmasters.org.

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Steven Chen

As a Leona fan,Can I know how much digital sales does “Collide”got ?


Great article!

Shouldn’t Avīci (01) be divided by 2 since it’s an 18 minute long EP? 😉

Another thing to add is that “Wake Me Up” was at one point the most streamed song on the Spotify platform which I think is worthy of the last page.


Jorge Suárez

Great job! I love it! I can’t wait to see the next! Sorry for my bad english




Rest in peace Avicii. 🙁



That’s a great way to pay him a tribute!
Instead of Wake Me Up and the “True” era, his data are a little bit low I think, but for a 10 years career, that’s honourable!


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