BTS dominance is the only unflawed bit of IFPI annual list

BTS 2020 best sellers

As they have been doing since 2001, the IFPI published this week the top selling albums of the year. Unlike the previous edition, when they got the #1 wrong, this time they properly reported the global domination of Korean superstars BTS.

At the start, the list had some issues mainly due to missing albums. As years pass, its accuracy is getting worse and worse. We will review their 2020 top 10 to see that none of the albums has both its ranking and its sales figure correct.

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Fugees albums and songs sales

CSPC Fugees albums and songs sales cover

Killing Me Softly is one of these songs which strikes everyone instantly. You don’t need multiple plays to fell in love with it.

Even if it is a cover of Roberta Flack, the imprint of the Fugees was obvious.

Soon, they were claimed to own the greatest selling rap album of all-time. A quarter of century later, we review all their statistics up to date.

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Brazil best sellers since 2003

Brazil best sellers: Ivete Sangalo
Ivete Sangalo

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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YouTube’s Most Streamed Artists of 2020

While YouTube doesn’t bring in as much money to the music industry as say Spotify or Apple Music, is it a major player nonetheless, and especially in certain markets.

A very diverse platform, artists from all around the world feature among the most streamed stars of the year 2020. Today, we will review them.

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Justin Bieber albums and songs sales

CSPC Justin Bieber albums and singles sales cover

When everyone though streaming was going to end with teen singers like Justin Bieber, the Canadian superstar crushed records in this format thanks to 2015’s Purpose.

How successful was his last effort from this year, Changes? Home of Yummy and Intentions, its impact doesn’t seem as impressive.

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Best selling records and artists in the USSR and Russia

If you go through various online sites covering music sales, you’ll find close to no information at all about the best selling artists in the USSR and Russia.

A black box up to this day, we digged through the data of this market and identified receipts covering over 100 million unit sales.

Get ready for some heavy surprises as the USSR market looked like none other.

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Why Spotify’s Monthly Listeners stat is irrelevant

Spotify Most Popular Artists

The query “monthly listeners” spotify, with the double quotes, gives you over 2 million results on Google, the perfect illustration of a statistic that is more and more popular. Yet, it’s irrelevant.

Get to know why so and why the unrecognized Popularity Index, that we now share with this page updated daily, makes a whole lot more sense instead.

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The most streamed International artists in the MENA region

The MENA region (short for Middle East and North Africa) has been a place of mystery for very long with no official charts and very few certifications ever coming out.

This resulted in very little awareness of sales happening there. Luckily these days are now over with streaming taking over the industry.

In this article, we will list the most popular international stars in the region, where does your favorite one lands?

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Gwen Stefani albums and songs sales

CSPC Gwen Stefani albums and songs sales

After posting multiple hits as part of No Doubt, Gwen Stefani decided to embark a solo career from 2004.

With instant hits like What You Waiting For?, Rich Girl and Hollaback Girl, she obviously did the right move.

She hasn’t been much productive through, so what’s left from her legacy nowadays?

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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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