Streaming Masters – Gorillaz

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Virtual band Gorillaz are back with their 8th album, Cracker Island. It’s the perfect timing to check their results on streaming platforms.

With hits as big as Clint Eastwood and Feel Good Inc., their catalog appears to be more and more solid as years pass.

Gorillaz streaming review – the method

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 * 2.20 (consistent with Gaon streaming numbers)
– Japan: AWA streams * 100 / 4 (AWA has 4% of the Japanese streaming market)
– Arabic world: Anghami streams
– Sub-Saharan Africa: Boomplay + Audiomack streams
– Elsewhere: Spotify streams * Spotify market shares based on artists’ market distribution

Video Streams
– China* : QQ video streams * 50 if the song is available for audio stream, QQ video streams * 5 elseway (scale built based on known figures for several major artists)
– Elsewhere : Youtube views increased by 10% to account for various local platforms

*since Chinese streaming platforms are mostly video streaming platforms, their streams are weighted on par with YouTube streams.

Audio Stream value – 1,500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream value – 6,750 views equal 1 album unit

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = ( Spotify * ArtistRatio + Genie * 2.20 + AWA * 100 / 4 + Anghami + Boomplay + Audiomack ) / 1500 + ( QQ views* 50(or 5) + YouTube * 1.1 ) / 6750

Gorillaz streaming review – the results

CSPC Gorillaz discography streaming spotify youtube results

Total: 9,540,614 EAS

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Gorillaz most streamed tracks (EAS)

1. Feel Good Inc. [Demon Days]1,450,000
2. Clint Eastwood [Gorillaz]897,000
3. On Melancholy Hill [Plastic Beach]587,000
4. DARE [Demon Days]459,000
5. Rhinestone Eyes [Plastic Beach]417,000
6. Dirty Harry [Demon Days]272,000
7. 19-2000 [Gorillaz]216,000
8. Saturnz Barz [Humanz]203,000
9. She’s My Collar [Humanz]201,000
10. Andromeda [Humanz]182,000
11. Kids with Guns [Demon Days]163,000
12. Humility [The Now Now]158,000
13. Stylo [Plastic Beach]146,000
14. Empire Ants [Plastic Beach]138,000
15. New Gold [Cracker Island]126,000
16. Tranz [The Now Now]119,000
17. El Mañana [Demon Days]119,000
18. Tormenta [Cracker Island]106,000
19. Ascension [Humanz]100,000
20. Tomorrow Comes Today [Gorillaz]94,000

Sources: SpotifyYouTube, AWA (app), QQGenieAnghamiAudiomack, Boomplay.

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