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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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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Lady Gaga albums and songs sales

CSPC Lady Gaga albums and songs sales cover

Starting her career so strongly, the popularity of Lady Gaga inevitably began to diminish, album by album. As the years passed by, that’s exactly how her career was being painted but then, out of the blue, the singer decide to change her landscape and ended up proving a lot of people wrong.

On a downward trajectory for many years, her career was reinvigorated when she starred and sang in the Box Office smash, A Star Is Born OST.

But has she managed to solidify this revival in fortune, with her lastest pop effort, Chromatica?

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Miley Cyrus albums and songs sales

CSPC Miley Cyrus Albums and Songs sales cover

She’s back! After yet another image overhaul, the ever-so-controversial Miley Cyrus returns with a new album, Plastic Hearts.

The former teen idol has been making rounds on social media this year, in part because of her high profile covers. What about her own music, though?

She’s released plenty of her own material since we first analyzed her career in 2017, including an EP, two studio albums and a bunch of stand alone singles. We’ll find out about their performance below!

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Spotify’s All Time Top Album Debuts

As you can expect, the likes Drake and Ariana Grande recorded several of the top album debuts on Spotify, but many more are performing incredibly well.

In fact, so far as many as 57 releases have broken the 100 million mark during their first week. Do you think your favorite artist is among 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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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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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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