CSPC: Phil Collins Popularity Analysis

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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

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

Streaming Part 1

The terrific appeal of In The Air Tonight is confirmed one more time with its streams. On Spotify the track is close to 150 million while it is well over 400 million on YouTube. It is responsible for 194,000 equivalent album sales (EAS) among Face Value‘s total of 222,000.

You Can’t Hurry Love is much more of a surprise. The cover of the classic song by the Supremes stands on an impressive 104 million Spotify plays. It is more than the original Motown song which is up to 94 million. The song is also far and away the biggest one from its parent album. Hello, I Must Be Going! has 143,000 EAS.

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Winston68

I think it’s would be a very good idea to do the same work for Peter Gabriel and, first, for Genesis…
We’ read here that Phil Collins and Paul McCartney are the only artists who are above the 100 million sales for their work with their solo career AND for their main band. For Macca, the work has been done, and well done, IMO.
But for Phil Collins, we just have a part of the picture… Hope for Genesis CSCP in the next future… Fingers crossed !

Fanofpop

Genesis is top 10 on the requests list. You can vote for them here.
https://chartmasters.org/cspc-voting-use-your-voice/

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