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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Bruno Mars’ albums and songs sales

CSPC Bruno Mars album and singles sales

With only three albums to his name, Bruno Mars has become one of the most played artists of the millennium. He got famous thanks to his massive debut single Just the Way You Are, as well as a large string of hits all around the world.

How have his albums performed, though? Is he more than just a singles artist? This article might answer your questions.

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The dark horse India is ready to strike

India Diwali

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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Spotify: Most Streamed Albums of 2001

Most streamed albums from 2001 (reference to 2001 Space Odyssey)

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.

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Jennifer Lopez’s albums and songs sales

Jennifer Lopez album sales CSPC

Let’s get loud! It has been 20 years since Jennifer Lopez recorded her debut hit single If You Had My Love. During that time frame, she went through various ups and downs. While no new album came out for 4 years, the Latin star remains busy releasing singles, movies and side projects.

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CSPC: Shakira Popularity Analysis

Shakira

The football World Cup is currently flooding media from everywhere. No artist is more linked to this competition than Shakira. During each of the last 4 World Cups, she got a huge hit. Whenever, Wherever in 2002, Hips Don’t Lie in 2006, Waka Waka in 2010 and Dare (La La La) in 2014, we are left wondering if her new song Clandestino will take over the same one as these previous summer anthems.

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8 Official Data Which Are Just False

Here's the real data on Trump's Twitter followers (who are a bunch of eggs)

The world of charts and sales has always been a tricky jigsaw. It now also requires to sort accurate information from made-up claims. Definitely, social media made it wild. Fanatics and trolls have been spreading fake information more than ever. This led us to be mad about official data, regarding it as the be-all and end-all of our sources. The issue is that official doesn’t necessarily mean accurate!

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How streaming will change your way of enjoying music

Your secrets

I know you wonder what you are doing here. If you will change your behavior, that’s most likely not me who’s going to tell you that. Well, I still will. Choices do not need to be conscious to happen. Streaming creates different dynamics, a different way to live music experiences. When deciding which artist you go after, your choice may not be the same if you are on a retailer or logged into Spotify. View More