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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Best selling artists of the 2010s

Best selling artists of the 2010s cover

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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Most streamed international hits in India

Most streamed international hits in India Taylor Swift Justin Bieber Selena Gomez Chainsmokers Alan Walker Ed Sheeran

Not too long ago, we mentioned India as a dark horse to become a monster music market. It is really happening.

Now, 8 months later, the 3 largest local platforms are displaying streaming counts of all songs and figures are amazing already.

We did the job for you, collecting streams from all these platforms as well as from Spotify India to complete the list of the most streamed international hits in India!

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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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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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Bryan Adams’ albums and songs sales

Bryan Adams CSPC total albums and singles sales

Bryan Adams is one of these artists who remind us that time passes. The iconic pretty face rocker of the 90s is now almost 60. He is still pretty active though with his 14th album, Shine A Light, out this month. One of the first Canadian superstar, he is notably responsible for some of the most remembered ballads of all-time.

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