A dominant genre for over 20 years in the US, Hip Hop is now regarded as the number one music at a global scale. One man is in good part responsible for that, Drake. Far and away the most streamed artist ever in both Spotify and Apple Music, does this domination comes from a limited number of markets, or is the urban music icon truly big everywhere?
The ABBAmania took over the World in the second half of the 70s. The Swedish quartet ABBA broke various sales records in many countries with their success being compared with the one of the Beatlesa decade earlier, except in the US. Some 40 years later, their catalog is still hot enough to release massively popular comedy musicals based on it. How global the band really is though? Have they at last broke over the US as much as abroad? Are they still beloved more in Sweden than anywhere else?
Since the explosion of Thriller way back in 1983, Michael Jackson has been regarded as the definitive reference in terms of global superstardom. Even huge worldwide singers have better markets than others though. So, where does the king of pop perform the best? And the worst?
From local newcomers to selling millions of albums globally and topping the Billboard 200 twice! It’s safe to say that K-pop group BTS is the hottest boyband in the world at the moment. But have they really hit mainstream status everywhere?
On a global scale, Avril Lavigne was one of the biggest names of the 2000s decade. Her debut album moved nearly 20 million equivalent album sales. She has huge sales all over Asia, but how does the Canadian superstar perform all around the world?
The career of Taylor Swift is pretty unique. For many years, she was seen as a pure US star from the country family. She then moved to pop music, trying to make her success global. Her sales are undoubtedly massive, but has she managed to turn her popularity as big abroad as stateside?
Beyoncéis one of the best selling artists to debut in the last 25 years. Her solo career has been going strong for 15 years now and she recently celebrated 20 years in the music industry as part of Destiny’s Child. She’s obviously seen huge amounts of success in the US, but what about the rest of the world? We’ll find out shortly!
Eminem is the biggest selling artist to appear in the last 25 years. If his success is well established, we are left wondering where he has been popular. He is obviously a superstar in his native US, but what about abroad? Is he big in Asia? In the UK? In continental Europe? In Africa? In Latin America?
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