CSPC: Usher Popularity Analysis


At the turn of the millennium, Eminem was dominating the rap music scene and Robbie Williams the Pop stage. The biggest male singer from the R&B World was Usher. The fame of this latter singer reached unseen heights in 2004 with the release of the album Confessions. He was so big that when Justin Bieber first emerged, the name of his mentor Usher was largely used to promoted the Canadian kid. Times change.

That LP is well known for producing 4 consecutive US #1 hits which together held the throne for 28 weeks. They were led by the monster smash Yeah!. By 2004, he wasn’t a beginner though as You Make Me Wanna…, Nice & Slow, My Way, U Remind Me, U Got It Bad and more had all been big US hits previously, even if they faced mixed fortunes elsewhere.

This being said, Usher doesn’t seem to be making much waves anymore. His recent outputs have hardly impact radio’s playlists. Is his public still buying his records though? How been really was Confessions? Has the R&B star been able to sell well outside of the US? What about results of My Way and 8701 albums?

As usual, I’ll be using the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept in order to relevantly gauge his results. This concept will not only bring you sales information for all Usher‘s albums, physical and download singles, as well as audio and video streaming, but it will also determine their true popularity. If you are not yet familiar with the CSPC method, the next page explains it with a short video. I fully recommend watching the video before getting into the sales figures. Of course, if you are a regular visitor feel free to skip the video and get into the figures.

Let’s go!

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