Streaming Masters – Maroon 5

Maroon 5 streaming discography

After a smashing first album, Maroon 5 saw its success shrink until the release of Moves Like Jagger. This song has steered the band to the tops of the charts. Is this trajectory also visible on streaming platforms?

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Maroon 5 streaming review – the method

Streaming is made up of audio and video streams. 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.

To factor in the growing impact of multiple Asian countries where these platforms aren’t always the go-to site for music streaming, more sources have been added.

In order to account for their real popularity in each relevant country, the below sources have been used along with the mentioned ratios that reflect the market share of each area.

Audio Streams
– South Korea : Genie streams * 3.05 (consistent with Gaon streaming numbers)
– Japan : AWA streams * 100/5.5 (AWA has 5.5% of the Japanese streaming market)
– Elsewhere : Spotify streams * (370 – 8.5 – 9.5 – 33 – 9) / 207 (370 million global subscribers minus 8.5 million from South Korea minus 9.5 million from Japan minus 33 million from China divided by the number of Spotify only users minus 9 million more Asian users) + Genie streams * 3.05 (uses Genie rather than Spotify to extrapolate markets like Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam)

Video Streams
– China* : Xiami streams * 125/6.5 (Xiami has just over 5% of the Chinese streaming market)
– Elsewhere : Youtube views

*since 96.4% of Chinese streaming platforms are free users, that paid-for users pay less than $2 a month and that they are also used as video streaming platforms, their streams are weighted in par with YouTube streams.

Audio Stream value – 1500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream value – 11,750 views equal 1 album unit

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = ( Spotify * 310/207 + Genie * 3.05*2 + AWA * 100/5.5 ) / 1500 + ( Xiami * 125/6.5 + YouTube ) / 11750

Maroon 5 streaming review – the results

Total: 14,672,701 EAS

Maroon 5 most streamed tracks (EAS)

1. Sugar [V]1,661,000
2. Girls Like You [Red Pill Blues]1,374,000
3. What Lovers Do [Red Pill Blues]1,010,000
4. Don’t Wanna Know [Red Pill Blues]886,000
5. She Will Be Loved [Songs About Jane]814,000
6. Maps [V]768,000
7. Moves Like Jagger [Hands All Over]737,000
8. Animals [V]735,000
9. Payphone [Overexposed]640,000
10. One More Night [Overexposed]501,000
11. Cold [Red Pill Blues]492,000
12. Lost Stars [V]478,000
13. This Love [Songs About Jane]428,000
14. Sunday Morning [Songs About Jane]421,000
15. Wait [Red Pill Blues]336,000
16. Misery [Hands All Over]209,000
17. This Summer [V]169,000
18. Won’t Go Home Without You [It Won’t Be Soon Before Long]165,000
19. Daylight [Overexposed]151,000
20. Memories [Orphan]145,000

Sources: SpotifyYouTube, AWA (app), XiamiGenie.

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I wonder if Girls Like You will overtake Sugar as their top track. It’s already picked up 157,000 EAS since Cardi B’s article less than a month ago.

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