CSPC: Titanic Popularity Analysis

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TITANIC CSPC RESULTS

So, after checking all the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has the Titanic soundtrack 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 Titanic released in digital format sold the equivalent of 753,000 album albums – 5,020,000 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)
Conclusions

In spite of the dilution of its appeal into external releases in later years, the Titanic soundtrack registers a massive total of 35,5 million equivalent album sales. It makes the album the 9th most successful of the 90s, although it ranks only 3rd among November 1997 releases. In fact, both Céline Dion‘s Let’s Talk About Love and Shania Twain‘s Come On Over were issued the same month.

Additionally, the following pages list its most successful songs as well as its 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.

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

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

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francis

Can we get a quick breakdown of sales of My Heart Will Go On for each country/continent?
It’s interesting to see an overview of the 29.3m units EAS it got 💋

Anthony Blanchard

Hi francis!

Here is a breakdown per format:
– 22.72m EAS due to LTAL album
– 10.72m EAS due to Celine Dion other LPs
– 22.86m EAS due to Titanic album
– 3.47m EAS due to Titanic other LPs
– 2.07m EAS due to physical singles (6.91m units)
– 0.67m EAS due to digital singles (4.47m units)
– 0.24m EAS due to streaming

If we add everything, the total reaches 62.75m EAS!

francis

Thank u 😊

djdj

Titanic was Gold in Mexico by February 1998. So the “N/A” for Mexico can finally disappear. Also, it was 4xPlatinum in Thailand, 3x Platinum in Malaysia, 3xPlatinum in Singapore and Gold in Indonesia by then.
https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Music-and-Media/90s/1998/MM-1998-02-28.pdf
And it sold 230k in the Philippines by April 1999.
https://books.google.com.ph/books?id=Pg0EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA77&dq=titanic+soundtrack+230000&hl=zh-CN&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwianOWYzPDjAhWU6nMBHUJyBcIQ6AEILzAC#v=onepage&q=titanic%20soundtrack%20230000&f=false

RLAAMJR.

HUrray! 🙂

francis

Do you have like a breakdown of sales for MHWGO?

orange

Amazing that 3 of the top albums of the 90s were released within weeks of eachother. It would be interesting to see a year-by-year comparison of how many units were sold by the albums from each year, rather than sold during each year. My guess is that you would see a lot more random variation between the years and market size having less impact, though of course it would also skew in favour of older albums since they’ve had more time to accumulate catalog sales. (Also, a minor note about the first page of the article, “tainted” might not be… Read more »

orange

That’s fascinating! I expected big gaps but not to that huge of a level. I suppose missing albums (especially from smaller acts that probably won’t be analyzed) also contribute to those differences, but clearly some years happened to produce more iconic music than others!

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