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

2Frank Sinatra4139556
3Kanye West3162486
4Def Leppard3104312
5Ace Of Base2128256
7Aretha Franklin379237
8Tina Turner363189
9Diana Ross355165
10Hikaru Utada274148
12Luis Miguel342126
13Neil Diamond431124
14Vladimir Vysotsky341123
15Pearl Jam340120
16Earth, Wind & Fire338114
18Julio Iglesias428112
19Roberto Carlos335105
21Cliff Richard33399
22Johnny Cash33399
23Ricky Martin24794
24Cyndi Lauper18888
26Marvin Gaye32884
28Depeche Mode32781
2950 Cent24080
30Lynyrd Skynyrd23672
31The Beach Boys41768
33Namie Amuro23366
34Jay Chou23162
35Lionel Richie32060
36Boyz II Men22856
37New Kids On The Block22754
40Adriano Celentano22346
41Dr Dre22244
42The Who31442
43Toni Braxton22142
45Duran Duran21938
46Lil Wayne21938
47Bing Crosby4832
48Paula Abdul13131
49Alan Jackson31030
50Gloria Estefan31030
51Will Smith21326
53Alejandro Sanz21122
54Dolly Parton12222
55A.R. Rahman21020
56ZZ Top3618
58Alla Pugacheva2816
59Andrea Bocelli3515
60Linda Ronstadt3515
61Simply Red3515
63Kenny Rogers4312
64Reba McEntire3412
66REO Speedwagon2612
68Billy Ray Cyrus11111
69Motley Crue11111
70Jethro Tull2510
71Carole King2510
72Matchbox 202510
73Tom Petty339
74George Strait339
75James Brown339
76Miles Davis339
77Demis Roussos248
79Dixie Chicks248
80Lenny Kravitz248
81Willie Nelson428
82MC Hammer248
83Beastie Boys248
85Barry White326
86Bob Seger326
87Eros Ramazzotti224
88Luciano Pavarotti224
90Tim McGraw224
93Boney M224
94Janis Joplin224
95Juan Gabriel224
96Herb Alpert313
97John Denver313
98Nana Mouskouri133
99Nat King Cole313
100Jacky Cheung212
102Herbert Grönemeyer212
103Kid Rock212
104Jimmy Buffett212
105Luther Vandross212
108Limp Bizkit122
109Yumi Matsutoya212
110Grateful Dead111
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so excited !!

Tom Riise

Finally !!




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 1 month 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 1 month 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.

Johnny be Good

How many do you think have a shot at joyning the 100 milion club?


if i guessed, Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton, Beach Boys, Carpenters, Bing Crosby, Chicago, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Julio Iglesais

less likely potentially Johnny Cash and at a stretch Diana Ross and the Supremes if combined, The Who and George Strait maybe?

so 14?


Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond can join

backstreet boys, red hot chilli peppers, the police, justin bieber and nirvana can reach this milestone on their atualization

George Strait is a big “IF” together with kenny rogers and kenny g… Lionel Richie?

Brasilian best sellers could do, maybe roberto carlos.

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