After 10 years and 8 studio albums as Black Sabbath singer, Ozzy Osbourne went solo with the 1980 album Blizzard of Ozz. Is his personal success comparable to the one obtained with his group on streaming platforms?View More
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.View More
Who’s popular in South Africa? A lot of information is available for many countries from Europe or America, but what about the main African market?
The few bits of data which emerged relate to artists from the 80s onwards, with the likes Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, and Celine Dion doing very well there. Who was at the top of the game before them, during the 70s?View More
After analysing the performance of foreign albums in the Mexican market during the 70s, it is time to give the singles market some time because, after all, this format used to have a bigger market in terms of total units sold.
After going through the fantastic atmosphere of the 80s in this country, do you wanna know which were Brazil’s top foreign sellers of the 70s? If you search for “Brazil 70s” on Google, everything you find is related to their legendary win at the 1970 FIFA World Cup. If you want to know which sound, which music genre, which singers and which bands Brazilians were crazy about at the time you are at the correct place!
Are you ready for a fascinating ride in the Brazilian atmosphere of the 80s? We may caricature the local music scene and say that moms were crazy about Roberto Carlos, that kids went wild with Xuxa and that youth’s idols were Legião Urbana. That’s fine, but do we really know which of our beloved international stars were also successful there?
The decade-old streaming service Spotify is now close to 200 million active monthly users. While new music is always preferred, these subscribers still show plenty of love to 70s classics. If the Beatles were inevitable during the 60s, one can wonder who takes over the throne of the decade of hard rock music and disco?