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

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
43Lenny Kravitz21224
44Cyndi Lauper12424
45Gloria Estefan3824
46Eros Ramazzotti21224
47James Brown3721
48Depeche Mode3721
49Dolly Parton12121
50Toni Braxton21020
5250 Cent21020
53Alan Jackson3618
54Jay Chou2816
55The Who3515
56Simply Red3515
57ZZ Top3515
58Cliff Richard3515
59Alejandro Sanz2714
60Motley Crue11010
61James Last11010
62Reba McEntire339
63Andrea Bocelli339
64Miles Davis339
66Kenny G339
67Earth, Wind & Fire339
69MC Hammer248
70Will Smith248
71Lil Wayne248
73Linda Ronstadt326
74Duran Duran236
75Paula Abdul166
78Alla Pugacheva236
79Billy Ray Cyrus155
80Janis Joplin224
82Demis Roussos224
84REO Speedwagon224
85Beastie Boys224
86Carole King224
87Willie Nelson414
89Neil Diamond414
90Kenny Rogers414
91Barry White313
92Nana Mouskouri133
93Bob Seger313
94Tom Petty313
95Lynyrd Skynyrd212
97Herbert Grönemeyer212
98Jethro Tull212
99Dixie Chicks212
100Jimmy Buffett212
101Kid Rock212
102Luther Vandross212
103John Cougar Mellencamp212
104Matchbox 20212
105Boney M212
106Luciano Pavarotti212
107Limp Bizkit111
108Grateful Dead111
109Juan Gabriel200
110Mr. Children300
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Hello! I was wondering how close System of a Down was to making the request ranking, or if they would even qualify at all. I know they enjoyed a good bit of success during the turn of the 21st century, but I’m curious to see how they perform against the top bands of the century. Thank you!


Hi Molly!

I would think their career total is around 20m. A huge number for a metal band, but far from the 50m requirement we have for the voting list.

SoaD is no doubt one of the top selling hard rock / metal bands of the 00’s still.


Thanks AI! One more thing though: off the top of your head, who’d you say was the best-selling metal band of the 00s?


I’d say Linkin Park most likely

Just A Thought

Ciara was never tracked or even really mentioned on this board before. She sold a bare minimum of 23 million records and those numbers have been thrown around for over a decade (she had several platinum hits since then). Would be cool if she could get a well deserved update, because the constant disrespect of her career is just ….

Last edited 1 month ago by Just A Thought

She just hasn’t sold enough to merit a study and unfortunately, given how her career has went, I doubt she ever will. Even her streaming numbers are relatively low, for a contemporary artist, with many legacy artists easily out streaming her.

Just A Thought

What do you mean? She has platinum certified hits from all seven of her albums, 4 of which debuting in the top 3.

If they can keep track of Fergie, Gwen Stefani, and Aaliyah, I don’t see how Ciara can’t get a write up seeing that she out charted them and has more RIAA certifications. And Ciara’s streaming numbers are on par with artists like Alicia Keys and Madonna….

Last edited 1 month ago by Just A Thought

What do I mean? Exactly what I said.

For artists to be studied they need to meet one of the following criteria;

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

She manages none of the above criteria.

Her Spotify numbers are not on par with either of those acts, she is a considerable amount behind both acts.

Last edited 1 month ago by Martin
Just A Thought

I might as well ask, what does cspc mean?


Rather than me trying to explain, just have a read of this article


Just A Thought

Thanks for this. The shift in music consumption has definitely made keeping track of stats a really strange game. I guess I’m just a bit surprised at some of the artists covered and some that weren’t.

I know Ciara hasn’t been a big album seller since the mid 2000s but I figured that her single sales would make up for that. Anyway, is someone like Usher big enough for a breakdown?

Last edited 1 month ago by Just A Thought

In truth, she never was a big album seller, her first album done quite well and her 2nd ok, but since then she’s pretty much been on a downwards spiral with each subsequent release, only slightly bucking the trend with Ciara in 2013. Yes, trying to merge old and new sales with steaming is very difficult, as unlike the move from record to CD or even to downloads, the whole way of consuming has fundamentally changed with streaming. The equivalent back in the day IMO, would have been counting how many times someone actually played the record or CD once… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Martin
Anthony Blanchard

No need to add Usher in the list since he has already been studied 🙂

Just A Thought

Sweet, I’m gonna check it out.


Lol, shouldve checked already studied, instead of, to be studied!


Honestly being that Sinatra is the only one with a chance of cracking the top 10, he should be out of the requests and studied regardless I think. I understand that he will take a lot of time, but you need the top 20 to be complete before the other lower selling artists start to round out the lower rankings. Just an idea 🙂


Does savage garden count for the one album over 15m requirement?


Just out of interest, do Radiohead not meet any of the requirements or have I missed them!?!


I would think they’re in the 50m range (40m albums, significant streaming numbers), so yeah it’s surprising to not see them…


I think MJD mentioned them in the category ‘almost 50 million’ a little while ago


Hey there, Theres a Tool for updates? I Would love an update for Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, janet jackson and P!nk.

thanks in advance!

The updates would help because the new articles has a way better format


What about Pink? could she grown around 7 to 10 million CSPC since the last article?



What about nelly furtado, are u going to ad her to the pool to may be studied?

Ive notice its missing great sellers as stevie nicks, nancy sinatra and brenda lee.

Ive also took notice that its missing brazilian super sellers as Padre Marcelo Rossi, Alcione, Rita Lee and Caetano Veloso. Do u have their data? They ate huge as Xuxa maybe

Thanks in advance.


Hi! I have two questions. First, I would like to know if there will ever be a limit on the number of artists studied, since the number of all-time best selling artists are limited. Currently, there are 144 artists analyzed, will it reach more than 300 for example? Or is there already a pre-determined list of all the artists that will be studied? Another question: I remember that there was Donna Summer on the list of required artists at least 6 months ago, but she recently disappeared from the vote poll. Do you intend to do her CSPC? Thanks in… Read more »


Yes, Donna summer is also missing from the requests list.
im also curious why? Is it a glitch?


What’s the estimated target for new CSPC’s and updates? Is it like one new CSPC every 1-2 months? (Of course it will not always be possible to achieve the target because of life circumstances and business)


Thank you so much for the reply also congratulations on both the kid and the house and the project 😃 im guessing part of the industrialisation is the receipts database and you’ve already made super impressive streaming tools. plus even at this rate in the next two years you will easily have probably studied over 150 artists and a comprehensive list of all 100m sellers which is crazy impressive. An update every two weeks by the end of next year would be so cool, especially as we’ll start seeing a few newer generation artists like Chris brown, Nicki, bad bunny… Read more »

Rodolfo Queiroz

I need to say that your work is stunning, amazing. Cngratulations


When I saw Neil Young as the #1 artist to be profiled, my first thought was why ? He has maybe a handful of hits, and none of them were that big. It looks like it took a lot of hard work so ty for all the time you invested. This profile has to be the lowest scoring I’ve seen for an artist with such a long history of unsuccessful albums. The voting system is ridiculous because it favors older subscribers who probably can afford to pay for a premium subscription. When you added this membership pay system, i immediately… Read more »

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