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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

1Kanye West3176528
2Def Leppard3109327
3Ace Of Base2141282
4Aretha Franklin390270
6Roberto Carlos371213
7Tina Turner368204
8Julio Iglesias450200
9Pearl Jam363189
10Diana Ross362186
12Cliff Richard355165
13Depeche Mode354162
14Hikaru Utada272144
15Luis Miguel346138
16Vladimir Vysotsky341123
18Earth, Wind & Fire338114
20Johnny Cash337111
21Neil Diamond427108
22Ricky Martin24896
23Cyndi Lauper19494
25Marvin Gaye32884
2750 Cent24080
29The Beach Boys42080
30Namie Amuro23978
31Jay Chou23672
32Lynyrd Skynyrd23672
34Lionel Richie32060
35Boyz II Men22856
36New Kids On The Block22754
37Dr Dre22652
39Adriano Celentano22346
40The Who31545
43Toni Braxton22142
44Lil Wayne21938
45Duran Duran21938
46Beastie Boys21836
47Bing Crosby4936
48Will Smith21836
50Alan Jackson31133
51Paula Abdul13131
52Gloria Estefan31030
53Lenny Kravitz21326
54Alejandro Sanz21122
55Dolly Parton12121
56A.R. Rahman21020
57ZZ Top3618
59Alla Pugacheva2816
61Linda Ronstadt3515
63Simply Red3515
64Andrea Bocelli3515
65Reba McEntire3412
66James Brown3412
68REO Speedwagon2612
69Limp Bizkit11212
70Kenny Rogers4312
71Motley Crue11111
72Billy Ray Cyrus11111
73Carole King2510
75Juan Gabriel2510
76Matchbox 202510
77Jethro Tull2510
78Dixie Chicks2510
79George Strait339
80Tom Petty339
81Miles Davis339
82Barry White339
83MC Hammer248
84Willie Nelson428
86Demis Roussos248
87Dreams Come True236
88Eros Ramazzotti224
91Boney M224
92Tim McGraw224
93Janis Joplin224
94Luciano Pavarotti224
95Bob Seger313
96Nat King Cole313
97Herb Alpert313
98Nana Mouskouri133
99Ray Charles313
100John Denver313
102Herbert Grönemeyer212
103Kid Rock212
104Jimmy Buffett212
105Luther Vandross212
106Yumi Matsutoya212
109Jacky Cheung212
110Grateful Dead111
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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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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.


well look how the tables have turned! Jimi has been studied and he’s at +105m

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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