With 9 number one singles in her native country, Katy Perry is undoubtedly one of the biggest hit makers of the past 10 years. She shaped the digital era alongside artists like Rihanna, Adele, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars & Maroon 5.
Has this success managed to translate into other metrics? We’ll find out shortly enough!
Britney Spears is the best-selling female artist who debuted in the past 25 years. She shaped an entire generation with her debut album, however, did the pop icon ever manage to replicate that success? We’ll find out shortly!
While the eyes of the many music industry observers are focused on the Chinese and Latin American markets development, the real action now is actually happening in India. Streaming platforms already count there with more than 150 million active users. This led both Spotify and YouTube Music giants to deploy their service in India over the last month.
Dido is back! I can already hear many teenagers asking “Dido who?”. For people like me who are old enough to have been listening to music at the start of the 00s though, Dido was almost as inevitable as Adele has been recently. Can the British singer, now 47, register a successful comeback with her 5th album, Still On My Mind, out March 8?
Here we are, 2010s are soon over! Thus, it is time to have a review of the songs that have been dominant during this period. Obviously, everyone remembers blockbusters of Adele and Ed Sheeran, as well as Drake‘s, Bieber‘s and Rihanna‘s incredible numbers through streaming platforms. Does one of these artists top the list of the biggest songs of the decade? Are there surprises among the top 10? You will find the answer in this new Data Collector list!
Selling a million album is something, no matter if we talk about pure album sales or converted singles formats. It takes a lot of success to get there. Climbing all the way to 10 million is all the more difficult while hitting 100 million is some kind of a legendary achievement. The last artist to do so? Britney Spears who debuted way back in 1998. Thanks to strong ongoing sales, several 00s artists are now on their way to get there too. Rihanna, Coldplay, Adele, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, they are all contenders to reach 9 digits sales. Who will do it first though? Also, can younger artists like Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, and Drake be dark horses and top them all?
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?
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?
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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