CSPC: Aerosmith Popularity Analysis

Streaming Part 2

Rocks is critically acclaimed. It is noted 5 stars by Allmusic guide while the Rolling Stone Magazine has listed it at #179 in their all-time greatest albums list. Still, no hits, no party. Only 2 of its songs reach 1 million streams on Spotify or YouTube. It’s a clear evidence that at the end of the day it is the hits that draw users to their parent albums. It has a mere 23,000 EAS from streams.

Both Draw the Line and Night in the Ruts have similar results at an even lower scale. They are definitely dead meat right now on Aerosmith‘s catalog. They are under 10,000 EAS combined.

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Hi MJD, in Asia Aerosmith outside Japan sell this way less than Metallica?


Asia – 9,780,000
Japan – 7,065,000

Asia – 8.380.000
Japan – 3.785.000

Aerosmith in Japan have sold far more, but there is no history outside.


Except this is inaccurate. Aerosmith has more than 150 million world wide in album sales. And if you rank them by platinum album sales Aerosmith is ranked 14th above metallica, Bon jovi, van halen, the who, Michael Jackson. And Aerosmith has still sold more units in America than bon jovi or metallica.

Greg Hermann

Join the discussion…I heard on a 60 minutes episode of Steve Tyler on an interview and they said Aerosmith had sold 160 million albums world wide back in 2013. Obviously 7 years later their even higher now.


You get about 160m if you add all album and single sales together unweighted.

Greg Hermann

I guess that’s the way it works for all artists. Record sales are way less these days because everything is digital streaming what you have to have 1500 streams gisty just the equal one album sale.