Streaming Masters – System of a Down

System of a Down

One of the biggest metal bands of the last 30 years, System of a Down built an oustanding catalog in a very short spell.

Home to hits like Toxicity, Chop Suey!, B.Y.O.B. or Lonely Day, it is thriving on streaming platforms. We break down their numbers in full.

System of a Down 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

Please be aware that when the artist is regarded as the lead act, he is rewarded with 100% of these units, while featured acts share among them a 50% piece of the totals.

System of a Down streaming review – the results

CSPC System of a Down discography streaming results

Total: 9,981,764 EAS

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System of a Down: Most streamed tracks (EAS)

1. Chop Suey! [Toxicity]1,706,000
2. Toxicity [Toxicity]1,168,000
3. B.Y.O.B. [Mezmerize]741,000
4. Lonely Day [Hypnotize]674,000
5. Aerials [Toxicity]646,000
6. Sugar [System of a Down]327,000
7. Hypnotize [Hypnotize]312,000
8. Violent Pornography [Mezmerize]219,000
9. Radio/Video [Mezmerize]213,000
10. ATWA [Toxicity]185,000
11. Spiders [System of a Down]174,000
12. Prison Song [Toxicity]164,000
13. Lost in Hollywood [Mezmerize]162,000
14. Question! [Mezmerize]159,000
15. Cigaro [Mezmerize]154,000
16. I-E-A-I-A-I-O [Steal This Album!]149,000
17. Soldier Side [Hypnotize]112,000
18. Psycho [Toxicity]109,000
19. Deer Dance [Toxicity]106,000
20. Roulette [Steal This Album!]102,000

Sources: SpotifyYouTube, AWA (app), QQGenieAnghamiAudiomackBoomplay.

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