CSPC Voting System

Below ranking lists the votes of our users to know artists to be treated next on our CSPC series.

The weight of artists is based on expected sales. Weight 4 represents the biggest omissions up to date, 1 the weakest ones.

If you would like to vote too, please follow this link.

CSPC votes: the leaderboard

1Eric Clapton4134536
2Kanye West3159477
4Frank Sinatra495380
5Aretha Franklin370210
6Ace Of Base2102204
7Def Leppard366198
9Diana Ross359177
10Tina Turner358174
11Hikaru Utada278156
12Luis Miguel342126
14Vladimir Vysotsky341123
15Pearl Jam339117
16Bing Crosby429116
17Earth, Wind & Fire338114
18Julio Iglesias428112
20Cliff Richard33399
21Johnny Cash33296
22Lynyrd Skynyrd24692
23Depeche Mode33090
25Marvin Gaye32884
26Roberto Carlos32884
28Cyndi Lauper18080
29Mr. Children32575
30Namie Amuro23672
31Ricky Martin23468
3250 Cent23468
33Lionel Richie32060
36Boyz II Men22856
37The Beach Boys41352
38New Kids On The Block22652
40Adriano Celentano22346
43Dr Dre22142
45Duran Duran21734
46Toni Braxton21632
47Lil Wayne21530
48Paula Abdul13030
49The Who31030
50Gloria Estefan31030
51Alan Jackson31030
52Dolly Parton12424
54Will Smith21020
55Alejandro Sanz21020
56A.R. Rahman21020
57ZZ Top3618
58Jay Chou2816
60Simply Red3515
61Linda Ronstadt3515
62Alla Pugacheva2714
64Reba McEntire3412
65Kenny Rogers4312
67James Brown3412
68Andrea Bocelli3412
69Motley Crue11111
70Billy Ray Cyrus11111
71James Last11010
72Matchbox 202510
75Miles Davis339
76Tom Petty339
77George Strait339
78MC Hammer248
79Beastie Boys248
80Willie Nelson428
81Jethro Tull248
82Demis Roussos248
84Carole King236
86Lenny Kravitz236
87REO Speedwagon236
88Barry White326
89Dixie Chicks236
90Neil Diamond414
91Eros Ramazzotti224
92Boney M224
93Janis Joplin224
94Luciano Pavarotti224
96Bob Seger313
97Herb Alpert313
98Nana Mouskouri133
99John Denver313
100Nat King Cole313
103Yumi Matsutoya212
104Luther Vandross212
105Jacky Cheung212
106Jimmy Buffett212
108Herbert Grönemeyer212
110Tim McGraw212
111Kid Rock212
112Limp Bizkit111
113Grateful Dead111
114Juan Gabriel200
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I believe Radiohead, Daft Punk and blink.182 deserve to be an option here. Yes, they don’t fit Chartmasters’ criteria and I know there should be limits to avoid an infinite amount of requests, but they’re the only acts that are on the top 200 most listened artist on Spotify and started making music in the XX century, that haven’t been studied or aren’t available on this page. The fact that they’ve managed to mantain their popularity from the 90’s to this day should be an indicator of strong numbers. They were popular during the last years of album sales, then… Read more »


System Of A Down also started making music in the 20th century.

I don’t think it’s a good idea though, for example The Notorious B.I.G.’s streams are much more impressive than Daft Punk’s, they are similar (around 5 billion) but he only made two albums in the mid-90s while Daft Punk had a huge album in 2013 (2.5b streams).


Can you add TWICE too please


I know they won’t be covered cause they didn’t pass the 30m sales mark but between BoA and IU who’s the best selling female soloist in Korea? I know BoA has a huge lead on pure album sales but at the same time IU has another huge lead on digital singles and streaming (I think she sold around 100m digital singles sales alone).


website is down?


Can you please add Daft Punk, Smashing Pumpkins, and Nelly Furtado to the list of artists we can vote on? All of them are major artists, each one with a particularly huge album that deserve to be studied! They are also much bigger than several of the artists studied to date including Little Mix, Buffalo Springfield, Macklemore and others. I would also love to see Pussycat Dolls studied (maybe along with Nicole Scherzinger solo career) since there are many debates about whether they were bigger than other girl groups in the last few decades.


To add to this, it would also be great to see Kesha studied. She is the last of the major divas of the 2010s that was never studied.


Chartmasters set a clear criteria for making the list:

“How do we define these artists? We have set these limits of expected results:

  • over 50 million CSPC sales
  • over 30 million CSPC sales for a local artist
  • over 15 million CSPC sales with a single album”

If they start adding artists that don’t quite meet the criteria like the ones you suggested, they would end up adding dozens if not hundreds more artists to the list.

Last edited 1 month ago by Kris

Are Cream and Derek & the Dominos going to be included in Eric Clapton’s study?


I have a request for you. I have a question for you if you are considering there are three ladders? One for male artist,one for female artist and one for the group.
Up to three artists can study this way at the same time, which would mean more chances for many of the studied.
There would certainly be a lot of fans of this site.

Tyler Helt

Looks like Eric Clapton is winning on the leaderboard.

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