After analysing the performance of foreign albums in the Mexican market during the 70s, it is time to give the singles market some time because, after all, this format used to have a bigger market in terms of total units sold.
Every year China seems to be climbing several positions on IFPI’s top music market’s ranking and the growth doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
In just a few years we could see this country overtake markets like the UK, France and Germany and seriously challenging Japan! So who is benefiting the most from this? Just like we did with Gaana earlier this year we’re now looking at the most followed international artists on QQ Music, China’s biggest streaming service.
With only three albums to his name, Bruno Mars has become one of the most played artists of the millennium. He got famous thanks to his massive debut single Just the Way You Are, as well as a large string of hits all around the world.
How have his albums performed, though? Is he more than just a singles artist? This article might answer your questions.
Up to only 3 studio albums, Bruno Mars can already claim 7 US Hot 100 #1s and 15 Top 5 hits. The pop star has been a splendid seller in download format, but with no new album since 2016 how do his streams add up?
With 9 number one singles in her native country, Katy Perry is undoubtedly one of the biggest hit makers of the past 10 years. She shaped the digital era alongside artists like Rihanna, Adele, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars & Maroon 5.
Has this success managed to translate into other metrics? We’ll find out shortly enough!
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