CSPC: Titanic Popularity Analysis

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Digital Singles Sales

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 1,5 ratio between one album and one digital single.

Titanic (1997) – 753,000 equivalent albums

My Heart Will Go On – 4,470,000
Remaining tracks – 550,000

Although it came out many years before the arrival of iTunes, the popularity of My Heart Will Go On was still strong during the digital age. With 1,75 million downloads in the US and large numbers in Asian markets too, the song registers an impressive 4,47 million digital units sold. While it comes nowhere near to All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey, it is still one of the greatest selling catalog female song from the 90s.

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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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