Streaming Masters – Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill perfectly switched from her successful stint with the Fugees to her solo career.

Her album The Miseducation Of… had a deep impact on an entire generation. Are people still learning from its songs over two decades later?

Lauryn Hill


Lauryn Hill 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 * 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

Lauryn Hill streaming review – the results

CSPC Lauryn Hill discography streaming statistics

Total: 1,131,806 EAS

Lauryn Hill most streamed tracks (EAS)

1. Doo Wop (That Thing) [The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill]289,000
2. If I Ruled the World (Imagine That) [Orphan (Lauryn Hill)]146,000
3. Ex-Factor [The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill]117,000
4. Turn Your Lights Down Low [Orphan (Lauryn Hill)]62,000
5. Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You [The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill]55,000
6. Nothing Even Matters [The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill]54,000
7. To Zion [The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill]48,000
8. Everything Is Everything [The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill]43,000
9. Lost Ones [The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill]39,000
10. I Used to Love Him [The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill]21,000
11. Tell Him [The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill]19,000
12. When It Hurts So Bad [The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill]17,000
13. Superstar [The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill]16,000
14. Forgive Them Father [The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill]14,000
15. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill [The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill]12,000
16. Feeling Good [Orphan (Lauryn Hill)]12,000
17. Final Hour [The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill]12,000
18. The Sweetest Thing [Orphan (Lauryn Hill)]11,000
19. Every Ghetto, Every City [The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill]11,000
20. Interludes [Orphan (Lauryn Hill)]11,000

Sources: SpotifyYouTube, AWA, Genie (app), Xiami.

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