CSPC: Nickelback Popularity Analysis
Returning with their ninth album Feed The Machine this month, Nickelback is one of those in-between type rock bands. Not old enough to be considered as Classic Rock, and too old to be a fresh new act, they belong to the group made up of Coldplay, Green Day, Linkin Park and Evanescence.
They are also part of the group of major selling Canadian acts. Michael Bublé, Shania Twain, Celine Dion, the Weeknd, Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morissette, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Nelly Furtado, Bryan Adams, Drake, Neil Young, Paul Anka, Arcade Fire, Leonard Cohen, Simple Plan, Feist, Carly Rae Jepsen, Gordon Lightfoot, and Sarah McLachlan… the list goes on and on.
How big are Nickelback though? While everybody knows who Celine Dion is, the rock band is completely unknown to this day in various countries like France or Mexico which are solid music markets. Their US success is undeniable, but is it enough to make them an A-List act on a global scale?
As usual, I’ll be using the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept in order to relevantly gauge their results. This concept will not only bring you sales information for all Nickelback‘s albums, physical and download singles, as well as audio and video streaming, but it will also determine their true popularity. If you are not yet familiar with the CSPC method, the next page explains it with a short video. I fully recommend watching the video before getting into the sales figures. Of course, if you are a regular visitor feel free to skip the video and get into the figures.
Very interesting article. I did not expect Nickelback to be ahead of the Spice Girls or Christina Aguilera in the CSPC list! They have very consistent sales even if they don’t seem to be successful outside the English speaking world + Germany.
You should do Chad Kroeger’s ex-wife at some point (Avril Lavigne)!
Exactly. Most of their sales comes from USA, Canada, Germany, UK and Australia. 5 of the greatest markets indeed, but not much outside them.
When you consider the fact that they have 9 studio albums and Christina produce only 5 studio albums, it really isnt a wonder how they produced more total album sales. Plus, they really make use of the booming music market from late 90s until mid 00s. They produced multiple albums back then, while Xtina produced only 2 studio albums.
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