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…
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.
Map of the Soul: Persona, the new bomb from K-Pop masters BTS, records an absolutely impressive first week on Spotify at 98 million streams with a mere 7 songs. How does that compete against the top performers ever?
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.
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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