CSPC: Imagine Dragons Popularity Analysis



So, after checking all the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each album by Imagine Dragons achieved? Well, at this point we hardly need to add up all of the figures defined in this article!

In the following results table, all categories display figures in equivalent album sales. If different, pure sales are listed between parentheses.

'Av.' stands for Average, 'LD' for Last Day.

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 1/6750 for Video stream)

See where the artist ranks among remaining singers


A huge performer on pure sales, singles downloads and streaming, Night Visions closes on 13,37 million EAS from all formats. That puts it ahead of albums like Red by Taylor Swift, Take Me Home by One Direction and Born to Die by Lana Del Rey. It falls short of Bruno Mars‘ Unorthodox Jukebox by only half a million units for the top spot of the year 2012.

While nowhere near as strong, Smoke + Mirrors isn’t that weak after all. It is on its way to reach 4 million EAS which is highly respectable. Evolve is already a pair of millions higher and continues to climb very fast. At almost 6 million, Ed Sheeran‘s Divide and Taylor Swift‘s reputation are the only bigger albums from 2017.

Up to 24,72 million equivalent album sales to date, Imagine Dragons are much more than a one-album wonder. Their entire catalog continues to perform very well, they have ongoing hits and new songs coming, creating the perfect context to rocket their sales to much higher levels in the near future.

To go deeper…

Thanks to our new ASR (Artist Success Rating) concept, we know that their sales represent 14,44 million times the purchase of their discography. Coupled with her total sales, it translates into an ASR score of 107. They are just under the Foo Fighters.

Additionally, the following pages list their most successful songs as well as their 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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