Collections madness #1: France

Beatles Altaya LP collection

What if I tell you that there are 3 billion album sales lost in the nature? Sales that have been ignored by both charts and certifications.

These sales bring millions of units to many artists. How is this possible, and who benefits the most from them?

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Jimi Hendrix albums and songs sales

CSPC Jimi Hendrix albums and songs cover

Breaking through the US main audience in 1967 and releasing his last studio album in 1968, Jimi Hendrix was a flying star in the rock music scene of his time.

In spite of his very short career, passing away at 27 in 1970, his imprint is indelible in the history of music. He brought guitar play to another dimension while dropping multiple classic tunes in the making.

As every new musician goes through a Hendrix phase during their learning process, his commercial success is also far greater than one might expect given his apparent small output.

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Brazil best sellers since 2003

Brazil best sellers: Ivete Sangalo
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Several months ago, we launched our Receipts Database with the objective of putting together as many factual data figures as possible.

The database keeps growing. This week, we injected over 17,000 shipment codes from Brazil amounting to 162 million sales.

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Van Halen albums and songs sales

CSPC Van Halen Albums and Songs cover

A top frontman and a legendary guitarist shot Van Halen among the best selling American bands of all-time.

The latter, Eddie Van Halen, passed away on October this year from cancer at the age of 65.

Our best way to pay tribute to this iconic band is to study their sales figures in detail, which happen to be very impressive.

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Most successful artists by decade

Most Successful Artists By Decade

Since the summer of 2016 dozens of artists have been analyzed using the CSPC method.

Some of them destroyed the competition during a short time thanks to only one album, while others have proven longevity through the years.

In the end though, who has really dominated each of the last six decades? Is it the former or the latter kind of artists? You will find the answer in the list below!

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Black Sabbath albums and songs sales

CSPC Black Sabbath albums and singles sales art cover

On 13 February 1970, the Birmingham band Black Sabbath released their eponymous debut LP.

This album is regarded by most as the very first heavy metal album ever released.

Their fundamental contribution to the history of rock music gave the band its nickname of Godfathers of Heavy Metal while singer Ozzy Osbourne is widely recognized as the Prince of Darkness.

How many people embraced these satanic flavoured music though? Today, we celebrate this legendary band by studying their commercial success through the years.

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Billie Eilish’s global heatmap

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One year ago, we called Billie Eilish the next big thing, 12 months later she is not only a superstar but also unstoppable.

On her way to hit 10 billion streams on Spotify, the 18 year old icon recently became the first female singer ever to manage a sweep of the big 4 categories at the Grammys.

The diva, who’s also the chosen one to record the upcoming James Bond theme, is breaking every barrier.

Speaking about boundaries, are there countries which still resist to her out of the blue success?

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Queen albums and songs sales

CSPC Queen albums and songs sales cover

Bohemian Rhapsody, Don’t Stop Me Now, Under Pressure, I Want to Break Free, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Another One Bites the Dust, etc. the list of songs by Queen speaks for itself.

The Freddie Mercury-led band from London, UK, shook the world with their iconic hits from 1973 to 1991.

Over 28 years after the passing of their singer, their valuable catalog is as hot as ever.

In fact, their evergreen success has become even more incredible since the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic who led a new generation to discover these classic rock heroes.

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Spotify all-time most streamed artists

Most streamed artists of all-time on Spotify

[UPDATE] The most streamed artists list is now updated automatically at this link.

If you visit us, you surely saw a lot of news in recent years stating streaming records. What’s unlikely is that you ever saw a comprehensive list of Spotify most streamed artists, with numbers for all those who belong to the all-time top 200.

Thanks to our Spotify numbers tool, it’s now possible to retrieve an enormous quantity of data very efficiently. So, who are the most streamed male, female, bands, legacy artists on the platform?

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