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.

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CSPC votes: the leaderboard

1Hikaru Utada2269538
4Luis Miguel3122366
5Iron Maiden391273
6Jimi Hendrix382246
7Frank Sinatra443172
8Julio Iglesias439156
10Vladimir Vysotsky345135
11Johnny Cash343129
13Aretha Franklin337111
15Tina Turner33193
16Pearl Jam33090
17Bing Crosby42288
19Marvin Gaye32781
20Kanye West23876
21A.R. Rahman23774
22Roberto Carlos32472
25Eric Clapton41664
26Namie Amuro23060
28Boyz II Men22754
29Ricky Martin22448
31Def Leppard31545
32Diana Ross31545
33Ace Of Base22244
35Adriano Celentano21836
36Dr Dre21734
39Lionel Richie31030
40Ray Charles31030
41The Beach Boys4728
43Gloria Estefan3824
44Cyndi Lauper12424
45Eros Ramazzotti21224
46Lenny Kravitz21224
47James Brown3721
48Depeche Mode3721
49Dolly Parton12121
50Toni Braxton21020
5250 Cent21020
53Alan Jackson3618
54Jay Chou2816
55Simply Red3515
56ZZ Top3515
57Cliff Richard3515
58The Who3515
59Alejandro Sanz2714
60Motley Crue11010
61James Last11010
62Andrea Bocelli339
63Kenny G339
64Miles Davis339
66Earth, Wind & Fire339
67Reba McEntire339
68MC Hammer248
69Will Smith248
70Lil Wayne248
73Linda Ronstadt326
74Duran Duran236
76Paula Abdul166
78Alla Pugacheva236
79Billy Ray Cyrus155
81Demis Roussos224
83REO Speedwagon224
84Beastie Boys224
85Carole King224
86Willie Nelson414
88Neil Diamond414
89Kenny Rogers414
90Janis Joplin224
91Barry White313
92Nana Mouskouri133
93Bob Seger313
94Tom Petty313
95Herbert Grönemeyer212
96Jethro Tull212
97Jimmy Buffett212
98Kid Rock212
99Dixie Chicks212
100John Cougar Mellencamp212
101Luther Vandross212
102Matchbox 20212
103Boney M212
104Luciano Pavarotti212
105Lynyrd Skynyrd212
107Grateful Dead111
108Limp Bizkit111
109Juan Gabriel200
110Mr. Children300
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it’s sad to see that women are so low in the rankings. Pls update a woman every 3 artists

Johnny be Good

Right, however some divas not on the list of possible choices stuns me like p.e. Mary J. Blige, Donna Summer and Annie Lennox (I really think that, including her work with Eurythmics she would be above the threshold). Can you give me at least an estimate of those three? Thanks in advance

Johnny be Good

Great, thanks for the infos

About divas, the top 10 CSPC is currently as follow

2-Celine Dion
3-Mariah Carey
4-Whitney Houston
5-Barbra Streisand
6-Britney Spears
8-Taylor Swift

Do you expect someone of those not yet studied might break in the divas top 10? I think it’s very difficult since Enya, who currently close the top 10 is at almost 88 mln EAS, a very high total, but I think maybe Tina Turner might have some shot, or simply the threshold is too high for the remaing divas?

Thanks in advance

Last edited 4 months ago by Johnny be Good

Not even Diana and the supremes or gloria estefan ?


do you think beyonce will eventually overtake enya?


enya being the 10th best selling female artist of all time doesn’t’t sot right with me for some reason

Johnny be Good

Maybe because she doesn’t have the same media exposure of the other divas. She is extremely reclusive, she rarely gives interviews and she never toured. But I think that her reclusiveness is a big part of her charm. Also most of her songs were not instant hits, but instead they achieved success little by little.

Last edited 3 months ago by Johnny be Good

It’s a great idea but I don’t understand why we get to vote as many times as we want. Stans of all categories are gonna vote thousands of times …


It’s not unlimited voting: “Silver members can assign 3 points the way they want: 3 points to 1 artist, 1 point to 3 artists, etc.
Gold members can assign 25 points up to 10 artists, while Platinum members can assign 100 points up to 10 artists as well.”


Crosby, Stills, Nash (& Young) (might be worth doing all the solo/duo albums as well as they were all certified gold during the 70’s and they all featured on each others albums, despite being credited as individual artists, including the solo/duo releases claimed sales are 70 million)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Last edited 4 months ago by cass

Yeah I’m also hoping for this, it’ll be cool to get complete info on them just because as solo artists they wouldn’t have enough points to be studied so we’d otherwise never get their complete discography.


Id expect the four solo albums released after Deja Vu would all be high sellers as well. The fiftieth anniversary of Deja Vu is coming out soon, so time would be right to do it. MJD, would there be any chance when you do the CSN/Y as a band you would do the solo/duo albums as well? I know you are doing Neil Young at the moment already.

Last edited 4 months ago by cass
Anthony Blanchard

Hi cass!
CSN, CSNY and Buffalo Springfield will be treated too during Neil Young analysis.
Solo and duo albums won’t since their sales are too low compare to the time it would require. Maybe one day? 🙂


Hi Anthony, Thanks for the reply! That’s great new about CSN, CSNY and Buffalo Springfield, any chance the solo stuff from David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash and the duo’s Crosby & Nash and Stills-Young Band will be done? Considering when people speak about them they generally combine sales. For example “The trio configuration has sold around 13 million albums, while the quartet has sold around 20 million. Combined sales of the group including solo, duo, trio and quartet versions is over 70 million.” And they all played all over each others albums, the majority of their albums were… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by cass
Anthony Blanchard

You’re welcome cass!
I think that the best we can do is a very quick estimation of the sales thanks to discogs figures (let’s say for exemple “Stills has sold between 15 ans 20m solo albums”). If the figures are big enough they may be added to the analysis but the chance remains low!
My knowledge about sales for such precise artist is limited, so the best answer about it will be done by MJD 🙂


Hi MJD, Thanks for the response. That’s a shame, I know its a lot to ask but would you consider doing their solo/duo albums as well to complete the whole collective (or even just their 70’s albums)? I have never seen any figures of their solo/duo albums, though claims of the whole collective together are reaching 70 million as stated above. It would feel like a missed opportunity especially as you’re doing CSN (without Neil) with Neil’s solo releases as well. I also think people forget how much of a bigger star Stills was than Young in the early 70’s… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by cass

Jimmy hendrix, a guitarist leads, really? How dull


I dont understand. And weight 3. Really?


Possibly, members with Platinum access and more points to give, are fans and have given quite a few of theirs to Hendrix.

I didn’t personally vote for him but I think I gave Maiden and Purple 45pts each.


I don’t see how a guitarist, leading, equates to dull. Surely, it’s the fact you have no interest in him or his sales, that makes it dull.


He released 3 albums.

These artists only interest me if they had a blockbuster like Shania Twain.

Jimmy never had such album.

Mika Koskinen

Why have no interest? I don’t understand. Jimi is absolutely best guitarist. Ask Jimmy Page, Clapton, Beck…..and made beautiful songs, Wind cries Mary, Hej Joe….


Can you guys plase add The Supremes,Olivia Newton John and Tarkan


I would think The Supremes will be treated along with Diana Ross, for Olivia and Tarkan I don’t think any of them reach 50 or 30 million respectively.


Yeah but i want to know how many total records they sold


I think Oliva reach 30 million and and Selena Quitanilla where is she she sold a lot I think


Please add the mexican singerThalía when you could. Claims of her website and media says she sold 45 million records worldwide (which is obviously inflated)!


You point out exactly why she’s not here haha, The requirement for local artists is 30m which it’s unlikely she’ll reach


Girls Generation!


Try Depeche Mode. Should Be Interesting. They(like many others) also claim
100 million… in records total.


Vote up KISS people! I think their real numbers will be a long way from their 100 million abums sold claim. Should be an interesting read 🙂

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