Hype or consistency. Albums in particular and artists in general hope to get one of those two types of success. The global impact of the 2012 album Born To Die upon release was immense for an unknown artist. How does Lana Del Rey perform 6 years after her single Video Games went View More
When something dies down, there are two ways to feel about it – Rest In Peace or Good Riddance. The choice is easy while speaking about the music industry-killer from iTunes, legal downloads. They downgraded way more physical sales than they were worth by themselves. It raised many questions, such as how many copies would Rihanna‘s Good Girl Gone Bad or Katy Perry‘s Teenage Dream have sold View More
It’s time! After The Weeknd and Shania Twain we continue our Canadian road trip with one more stop today. As we get closer to Christmas, holidays habits come back to the surface. Since 2011, Michael Buble made View More
Yesterday in the Frozen study I referred to Black Friday as the opening of the Holiday season. On the other side of the mirror it is also the final curtain call of the release schedule fever after three months full of major artists releasing new albums.
That busy season started like every year in late August with simultaneous releases from Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Britney Spears and View More
Winter is coming. No, it isn’t about the release of Game Of Thrones seventh season, you will have to wait a few more months for that. Every year, the week of Thanksgiving / Black Friday combo is regarded as the starting point of the so much anticipated holiday season. That part of the year strongly impacts our cultural environment. All Medias turn on their Christmas program lists from November. Music is no View More
By 2016, R&B artists are pretty much nowhere to be seen. Back in 2001 though, they were absolutely everywhere. Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Brandy, Ashanti, Jill Scott, D’Angelo, Maxwell, Usher, Erykah Badu, R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah, Blu Cantrell… the list goes on and on. One such View More
While Beyonce just ended to drop the not-so-unexpected new album Lemonade, it is about time to review her discography performances in France. Just like Coldplay, she is pretty much in the middle of the road. She is too young to put her along with legendary Divas like Celine Dion, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston or Barbra Streisand. She is too old to feature with among the young generation a la View More
Facts can also lie. Katy Perry sold more records than Dire Straits, Bon Jovi and the Guns N’ Roses. White Christmas by Bing Crosby and Candle In The Wind by Elton John are the two bestselling singles of all-time. Mariah Carey‘s album Butterfly sold more copies than each album ever released by Taylor Swift.
Let’s fix these anomalies thanks to our Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept.View More
Sorry for the pun, but with Eric Serra composed Le Grand Bleu Soundtrack we get into troubled waters. After well over 100 albums studied, this is the very first one full of controversies and debates around its results.
The Times Are A-Changing
A few days only after our study describing how the industry will move into a streaming world, the RIAA reveals an expected but still breaking news. By adding streams among album certifications, the organization makes a major step forward 58 years after the awards debut.