Mannheim Steamroller albums and songs sales

CSPC Mannheim Steamroller albums and songs sales

Among all-time top selling artists, Mannheim Steamroller may be the least well-known of them, yet they are possibly the most fascinating of all.

In fact, everything you think you know about music is challenged by the incredible career trajectory of this artist.

As we enjoy the holiday season, we wonder how is it possible that an artist you never heard of sold more Christmas records than even Elvis Presley or Mariah Carey?

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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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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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Beatles global heatmap

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Since their breakthrough in 1963, the Beatles have been the number one force of the music industry. It’s regarded as a given that they are massively popular all around the world.

How true is it yet? Their records sales in markets like the US, the UK, and Japan are monstruous, but does their appeal shines as well in lesser known regions?

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Going through Mexico’s top foreign sellers of the 70s

Top Mexican LPs of the 70s

Do you have any idea of what was popular in Mexico during the 70s? Which international music star struck them the most? Was it Simon & Garfunkel, Led Zeppelin, or Elton John? Where they crazy about the former Beatles, or instead more into ABBA? Or Queen, or the Bee Gees? What about Pink Floyd then, was there a mania surrounding them as it happened in many places? Last but not least, how strong was the impact of Elvis Presley‘s passing?

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Drake’s global heatmap

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?

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ABBA’s global heatmap

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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 Beatles a 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?

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Michael Jackson’s global heatmap

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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?

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