Spotify’s All Time Top Album Debuts

As you can expect, the likes Drake and Ariana Grande recorded several of the top album debuts on Spotify, but many more are performing incredibly well.

In fact, so far as many as 72 releases have broken the 100 million mark during their first week. Do you think your favorite artist is among them?

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5 major changes at ChartMasters

Improvement

During the last few days and weeks, we added several great new enhancements to the ChartMasters.org ecosystem.

You possibly noticed some of them, others most likely not as they were added today. Which one of these 5 new additions will you like the most?

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BTS dominance is the only unflawed bit of IFPI annual list

BTS 2020 best sellers

As they have been doing since 2001, the IFPI published this week the top selling albums of the year. Unlike the previous edition, when they got the #1 wrong, this time they properly reported the global domination of Korean superstars BTS.

At the start, the list had some issues mainly due to missing albums. As years pass, its accuracy is getting worse and worse. We will review their 2020 top 10 to see that none of the albums has both its ranking and its sales figure correct.

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Brazil best sellers since 2003

Brazil best sellers: Ivete Sangalo
Ivete Sangalo

Several months ago, we launched our Receipts Database with the objective of putting together as many factual data figures as possible.

The database keeps growing. This week, we injected over 17,000 shipment codes from Brazil amounting to 162 million sales.

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YouTube’s Most Streamed Artists of 2020

While YouTube doesn’t bring in as much money to the music industry as say Spotify or Apple Music, is it a major player nonetheless, and especially in certain markets.

A very diverse platform, artists from all around the world feature among the most streamed stars of the year 2020. Today, we will review them.

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The biggest streaming debuts through the world

ChartMasters - top streaming album debuts on Spotify by market

Do you like to know the truth? So do I. Nowadays, it seems that every week we hear about broken streaming records. Is that real information or brainwashing?

We will start adressing this question by looking at the biggest streaming debuts through the world!

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Best selling records and artists in the USSR and Russia

If you go through various online sites covering music sales, you’ll find close to no information at all about the best selling artists in the USSR and Russia.

A black box up to this day, we digged through the data of this market and identified receipts covering over 100 million unit sales.

Get ready for some heavy surprises as the USSR market looked like none other.

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