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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 West3167501
2Ace Of Base2174348
3Def Leppard3112336
4Aretha Franklin3102306
5Roberto Carlos392276
7Depeche Mode371213
8Tina Turner370210
9Julio Iglesias450200
10Hikaru Utada297194
11Pearl Jam363189
12Diana Ross363189
14Cliff Richard355165
15Boyz II Men278156
16Luis Miguel346138
17Vladimir Vysotsky341123
19Earth, Wind & Fire338114
21Johnny Cash337111
22Neil Diamond427108
23Ricky Martin250100
24Cyndi Lauper19595
26Marvin Gaye32884
2750 Cent24284
29The Beach Boys42080
30Namie Amuro23978
32Lynyrd Skynyrd23774
33Jay Chou23672
35Lionel Richie32060
36Juan Gabriel23060
37New Kids On The Block22754
38Dr Dre22652
40Bing Crosby41248
41Adriano Celentano22346
42The Who31545
43Toni Braxton22244
46Will Smith21938
47Beastie Boys21938
48Lil Wayne21938
49Duran Duran21938
50Alan Jackson31236
52Paula Abdul13232
53Gloria Estefan31030
54Alejandro Sanz21530
55Lenny Kravitz21326
56Dolly Parton12121
57ZZ Top3721
59A.R. Rahman21020
60Alla Pugacheva2918
63Andrea Bocelli3515
64Linda Ronstadt3515
65Simply Red3515
66Barry White3412
67Jethro Tull2612
68Kenny Rogers4312
69James Brown3412
70Reba McEntire3412
71Tom Petty3412
73Limp Bizkit11212
74REO Speedwagon2612
75Billy Ray Cyrus11111
76Motley Crue11111
77Dixie Chicks2510
78Carole King2510
80Matchbox 202510
81George Strait339
82Miles Davis339
83Demis Roussos248
85MC Hammer248
86Willie Nelson428
87Dreams Come True236
89Janis Joplin236
90Luciano Pavarotti224
91Eros Ramazzotti224
93Boney M224
94Yumi Matsutoya224
95Tim McGraw224
96Herb Alpert313
97John Denver313
98Nana Mouskouri133
99Ray Charles313
100Bob Seger313
101Nat King Cole313
102Jacky Cheung212
104Herbert Grönemeyer212
105Kid Rock212
106Jimmy Buffett212
107Luther Vandross212
110Grateful Dead111
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I wish more Motown and Stax artists (Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding) were covered already but I can imagine why they haven’t been yet. I imagine the amount of compilations tied to the Motown artists must be insane.


so excited !!

Tom Riise

Finally !!



Tom Riise

This week ?


You should look into Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong. Kind of Blue is the most successful jazz album of all time but Louis Armstrong actually does better on streaming. Louis Armstrong has great numbers considering the fact that his peak was the 30s!


Hey MJD, I really do think Nicki deserves an article. She has been one of the leading figures in music pop culture in the last 12 years, is about to score a potential US #1, and is about to receive the Video Vanguard award at the VMAs along with a tribute. She also is an interesting case of someone with a vast amount of features and whose orphan section could very well dwarf any of her studio albums, or even all of them combined. Even if she’s not over 50M units, lots of leading artists of the last decade who… Read more »


Frank Sinatra sold maybe five times more than Nicki, how is she more “deserving” of an article ? And these countless featurings mean that she must be really annoying to study.


nicki is a lot more relevant than frank sinatra and they have done ton of recent acts despite them selling far less than he has so im not sure how she isnt more deserving.


Hi Chartmasters! Nice to see all these updates! A couple of months ago you said you also planned to update Arctic Monkeys and Imagine Dragons. They seem to have been skipped in favour of other artists, but are they still included in your plans for the near future? Thanks in advance for your answer!


When should we expect analysis of Eric Clapton ?

Last edited 5 months ago by DenysAnatol

Olivia newton-john has passed away. Did she sold over 100 million albums like the reports.
Please do the research of Olivia Newton John


If I guessed, and this is just a guess, I’d say she would be around 40m without Grease + her tracks from Grease add for like idk 30m of 50m album total so around 70m total maybe a bit lower?

Last edited 5 months ago by ojd

Where is Nicki Minaj? I noticed that ya’ll on this site don’t give to her enough credit!!! Shame on you!


I can’t believe Nicki isn’t on here, surely she deserves a spot? With the sheer volume of features she has I can imagine she is close to 50M sales in total.


Remember that with the new formula, featured artists receive at most 50% of the sales from a song they’re featured on. And if the song has multiple artists featured, that % drops much lower (25%, 16.7%, 12.5%, etc.). So keeping this in mind she might not be approaching that 50M CSPC minimum required to be studied.


Plsssss this has nothing to do with the sales…


She has twenty six Top 40 singles as a lead artist on the Hot 100. And THIRTY THREE as a featured artist. And an extra six tracks that went Top 40 but were not released as a single.

She is possibly the most prolific artist of the 2010s decade in terms of sheer number of tracks released. This volume, despite the 50% rule, leads me to believe she could be approaching the 50M number.


“Approaching 50m” isn’t enough to be in the list, and I think she’s closer to 40m anyway.


Depois que a Xuxa vencer, nós brasileiros devíamos votar no Roberto Carlos!

Vamos votar pro brasil ser representado entre os maiores músicos da história!


Eu vou de Nana Mouskouri, estou curioso para saber como são as vendas dessa mulher, é uma das artistas com as vendas mais infladas da história. Se eu perceber que ela não está ganhando, vou de Cyndi Lauper, Ricky Martin, ou New Kids on the Block.