Streaming Masters – Evanescence

If you’re in your thirties, you’ve probably sung like crazy over Bring Me To Life and My Immortal at some point during your teenage years. That’s true no matter where you are from.

More than 15 years after Evanescence‘s impressive breakthrough, what’s left of their legacy?


Streaming is made up of audio and video streams. Our CSPC methodology now includes both to better reflect the real popularity of each track. The main source of data for each avenue is respectively Spotify and YouTube. To factor in the growing impact of multiple Asian countries where these platforms aren’t always the go-to site for music streaming, more sources have been added.

In order to account for their real popularity in each relevant country, the below sources have been used along with the mentioned ratios that reflect the market share of each area.

Audio Streams
– South Korea : Genie streams * 3.05 (consistent with Gaon streaming numbers)
– Japan : AWA streams * 100/5.5 (AWA has 5.5% of the Japanese streaming market)
– Elsewhere : Spotify streams * (370 – 8.5 – 9.5 – 33 – 9) / 207 (370 million global subscribers minus 8.5 million from South Korea minus 9.5 million from Japan minus 33 million from China divided by the number of Spotify only users minus 9 million more Asian users) + Genie streams * 3.05 (uses Genie rather than Spotify to extrapolate markets like Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam)

Video Streams
– China* : Xiami streams * 125/6.5 (Xiami has just over 5% of the Chinese streaming market)
– Elsewhere : Youtube views

*since 96.4% of Chinese streaming platforms are free users, that paid-for users pay less than $2 a month and that they are also used as video streaming platforms, their streams are weighted in par with YouTube streams.

Audio Stream value – 1500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream value – 11,750 views equal 1 album unit

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = ( Spotify * 310/207 + Genie * 3.05*2 + AWA * 100/5.5 ) / 1500 + ( Xiami * 125/6.5 + YouTube ) / 11750


Evanescence streaming breakdown spotify youtube

Total: 1,351,226 EAS

Most streamed tracks (EAS)

1. Bring Me to Life [Fallen]376,000
2. My Immortal [Fallen]268,000
3. Going Under [Fallen]109,000
4. Call Me When You’re Sober [The Open Door]61,000
5. Everybody’s Fool [Fallen]51,000
6. Lithium [The Open Door]43,000
7. Hello [Fallen]36,000
8. Tourniquet [Fallen]26,000
9. My Heart Is Broken [Evanescence]24,000
10. Haunted [Fallen]23,000
11. What You Want [Evanescence]20,000
12. Taking Over Me [Fallen]19,000
13. Sweet Sacrifice [The Open Door]18,000
14. Imaginary [Fallen]18,000
15. My Last Breath [Fallen]16,000
16. Whisper [Fallen]14,000
17. Lost in Paradise [Evanescence]13,000
18. Good Enough [The Open Door]13,000
19. Lacrymosa [The Open Door]11,000
20. Never Go Back [Evanescence]9,000

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