After a small break, we now find ourselves in 2001, a year intrisically linked to the horrific events that occurred in New York on the 9th September. But let’s not dwell on that and instead look at what acts, albums and songs from 2001 are still proving to be hugely popular with the general public.
Who’s the best selling girl group of all-time? This debate has been going on for decades. Among the most discussed contenders are the Spice Girls, the Destiny’s Child, AKB48, the Supremes, and TLC. We studied the first two, with the former emerging at the top with a tiny edge, at 48.5 million equivalent album sales.
Isn’t it the best moment to add to the mix the icons of the Contemporary R&B genre which exploded during the 90s, the TLC?
Of course, the elitist press will think it’s outrageous to call the most streamed albums from the 90s the greatest ones. Some artists are arguably critics darlings, but some others are favored by the general public and we are left wondering who are we to contradict them. Surely, nearly 20 years after the end of this era, to belong to the most remembered music that came out of it tells something. It tells they are regarded as the greatest by a lot of people. So which are these albums that continue to appeal the masses so many years after their release?
Beyoncé is one of the best selling artists to debut in the last 25 years. Her solo career has been going strong for 15 years now and she recently celebrated 20 years in the music industry as part of Destiny’s Child. She’s obviously seen huge amounts of success in the US, but what about the rest of the world? We’ll find out shortly!
It’s the ultimate purpose of all charts and sales discussions: define which album is a success and which one is a flop. There are thousands of ways to compare records and as many misleading facts to highlight wrongful conclusions. Obviously, there isn’t a manager nor a stan in the world that will accept that his favorite act flopped. It’s their job to point out every minor argument to have the general public believe he did well. Regardless, the truth doesn’t lie.
Rated recently as the most powerful women in the industry a few months ago by Fortune magazine, Beyonce has been growing a lot since the days of No, No, No hit single way back in 1998 with the Destiny’s Child. Most powerful doesn’t necessarily mean best selling artist though so how the diva stands in comparison to her peers in that field?
Their recording career lasted from 1998 to 2004, but this was enough to put the Destiny’s Child among the Big 4 female bands along with the Supremes, TLC and the Spice Girls. To do so, the group from Houston smashed from day 1.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has been providing a delightful annual ranking of top album sellers since 2001. Despite them having been leakedfor some years, actual sales figures weren’t included. What if I was to say, I have my hands on the sales figures for 2004’s Top 20? View More
Exactly 20 years ago, the music industry was going through one of the most hyped eras that it had ever had. The Girl Power phenomenon was everywhere thanks to their unstoppable flagship, the iconic Spice Girls. Wannabe was concluding its run at #1 in the US, and the album Spice was on its way to climbing the top of the album chart as well. In the UK, both the album and the single Mama / Who Do You Think You Are? were dominating, the latter being their fourth #1 hit in their native country. Less than a year prior they were unknown. This was the Spice Girls – an View More
Some 15 years ago in June 2001, four artists were having a #1 single in both the US and the UK. Those four artists were Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya and P!nk, thanks to their hit Lady Marmalade. The first three of them all had #1 or #2 hits before that song and each had from 7 to 9 Hot 100 singles. The weakest of them, believe it or not, was View More