CSPC: Aerosmith Popularity Analysis

Streaming Part 3

As mentioned inside this article about artist’s peak, there is no real momentum that tells us which albums will suddenly do better than expected. Streaming figures of Rock in a Hard Place and Done with Mirrors prove that Aerosmith were really into a hole by 1985. After 5 consecutive albums with no real hit, Permanent Vacation did wonders. In terms of EAS from streams, it tops all 5 combined by nearly 3 to 1. Dude remains the biggest hit from this era. It registered more than 40 million streams on both Spotify and YouTube. Then come Angel and Rag Doll. Their figures aren’t massive, but good enough to break the 6 digits mark in terms of EAS for the album.

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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.