CSPC: Oasis Popularity Analysis

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So, after checking all the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each album by Oasis 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

(What’s the story) Morning Glory? finishes its impressive run of sales from every format on 26,55 million equivalent album sales. There is no way to discredit this total. Its ongoing catalog sales and streams are also mind-blowing allowing it to climb more and more.

Definitely Maybe and Be Here Now fail to reach 10 million units overall, a disappointing result considering all the claims made about those albums. With that said the figures are still very solid.

The drop of fame which happened with Standing on the Shoulder of Giants has been brutal and the band was never able to recover fully. The album remains on 3 million almost the same as its follow ups Heathen Chemistry and Don’t Believe the Truth. The band’s last album Dig Out Your Soul closes the list with 1,9 million sales.

In total, Oasis has moved 58,7 million equivalent album sales. This puts them at the bottom of the Top 50 all-time biggest bands. People who flagged them as the new Beatles may see this number as lower than expected. If we ignore the unrealistic comparisons, making the all-time Top 50 of your category is an amazing achievement. It must be said that the UK alone represents an insane 21,7 million units of their sales. This makes them one of the very top selling acts ever there and explains the distinct perception of their success one may have depending on where they live.

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 to better gauge their position in the history of the music industry.

As usual, feel free to comment and / or ask a question!

Sources: IFPI, Spotify, YouTube, Sony Reports, Chartmasters.org.

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