Best selling artists of the 2010s

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So, are you ready to see a countdown of the best selling artists of the 2010s?

A decade ago, the music industry was completely different. We still had record players at home, downloads was the big thing, Adele and Drake were promising newcomers at best and nobody had heard about streaming platforms.

For artists, that’s the tricky part. A decade is long enough to see a completely new generation of music consumers replace the former one.

That’s why it takes you a lot of appeal to remain on top and why this list is made of the truly biggest artists in the World…

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Maroon 5 albums and songs sales

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How many times are we going to bury Maroon 5 only to see them comeback as strong as ever?

Rare are the artists who exploded during the hey-days of CDs who are still making some serious waves on streaming platforms with new songs.

The Adam Levine band is clearly one of them. Their name is enough to bring back memories, and the memories bring them back, again.

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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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Looking at China’s most popular international artists

Every year China seems to be climbing several positions on IFPI’s top music market’s ranking and the growth doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

In just a few years we could see this country overtake markets like the UK, France and Germany and seriously challenging Japan! So who is benefiting the most from this? Just like we did with Gaana earlier this year we’re now looking at the most followed international artists on QQ Music, China’s biggest streaming service.

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Britney Spears’ albums and songs sales

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Britney Spears is the best-selling female artist who debuted in the past 25 years. She shaped an entire generation with her debut album, however, did the pop icon ever manage to replicate that success? We’ll find out shortly!

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The dark horse India is ready to strike

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While the eyes of the many music industry observers are focused on the Chinese and Latin American markets development, the real action now is actually happening in India. Streaming platforms already count there with more than 150 million active users. This led both Spotify and YouTube Music giants to deploy their service in India over the last month.

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IFPI Global Top 10 Albums of 2018

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It’s time to welcome the IFPI Global Top 10 Albums of 2018! It’s a good ol’ list, focusing on pure album sales. This atypical methodology leads to the most unique list ever by the IFPI since they debuted them in 2001 with soundtracks and foreign language releases all over the ranking!

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Biggest Songs of the 2000s (CSPC)

Biggest CSPC Songs of the 2000s

After studying the biggest songs of the current decade, let’s continue our travel through the past with the biggest songs of the 2000s! At first glance, the biggest artists were Britney Spears and Beyoncé for female artists, Eminem for male singers, Coldplay and Linkin Park for bands. Does one of these artists top the list of the biggest songs of the 2000s? Are there surprises among the top 10? You will find the answer in this new Data Collector list!

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Dido’s albums and songs sales

Dido total albums and singles sales

 

Dido is back! I can already hear many teenagers asking “Dido who?”. For people like me who are old enough to have been listening to music at the start of the 00s though, Dido was almost as inevitable as Adele has been recently. Can the British singer, now 47, register a successful comeback with her 5th album, Still On My Mind, out March 8?

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