In 1970, the biggest band on Earth was no more the Beatles, nor it was Led Zeppelin. By then, the top selling rock group was Creedence Clearwater Revival, abbreviated CCR. Nowadays, they are nowhere near a household name as the former two though. So where is the truth, how much have they really sold? Are their songs as popular as they were upon release?
Not many gave him much credit when he debuted. More than 20 years later, Eminem is far and away the greatest selling artist of the world since he first started. His next target is to reach the Top 10 acts of all-time, a goal which is more and more within’ his reach thanks to his unbelievable streaming numbers listed below.
Like shown by these impressive numbers, the Notorious B.I.G. has left an indelebile mark on American hip hop, even if he released only one album during his life. Do his posthumous albums have a comparable influence? How high are Biggie Smalls’ streams?
A dominant genre for over 20 years in the US, Hip Hop is now regarded as the number one music at a global scale. One man is in good part responsible for that, Drake. Far and away the most streamed artist ever in both Spotify and Apple Music, does this domination comes from a limited number of markets, or is the urban music icon truly big everywhere?
Despite only three studio album released, Nirvana is often considered as one of the most influential and cult rock band ever. Do their streaming figures agree with that? Is their blockbuster Nevermind as massive as we can imagine?
The ABBAmania took over the World in the second half of the 70s. The Swedish quartet ABBA broke various sales records in many countries with their success being compared with the one of the Beatlesa decade earlier, except in the US. Some 40 years later, their catalog is still hot enough to release massively popular comedy musicals based on it. How global the band really is though? Have they at last broke over the US as much as abroad? Are they still beloved more in Sweden than anywhere else?
Since the explosion of Thriller way back in 1983, Michael Jackson has been regarded as the definitive reference in terms of global superstardom. Even huge worldwide singers have better markets than others though. So, where does the king of pop perform the best? And the worst?
Two months ago, the British band Muse released his 8th studio album, Simulation Theory. How did Matt Bellamy‘s band perform on streaming platforms? Will their new album reach figures as high as their previous ones?
Take your seat, it’s time to enter the new millennium to review the most streamed albums from 2000. There is plenty of solid candidates to make this top 10. This year included strong releases from Eminem, Coldplay, Britney Spears, Madonna, NSYNC, Linkin Park, U2, Enya, the Backstreet Boys, Nelly, Bon Jovi, and many more. Who’s seeing the strongest ongoing appeal among all them?
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