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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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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The biggest streaming debuts through the world

ChartMasters - top streaming album debuts on Spotify by market

Do you like to know the truth? So do I. Nowadays, it seems that every week we hear about broken streaming records. Is that real information or brainwashing?

We will start adressing this question by looking at the biggest streaming debuts through the world!

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Taylor Swift albums and songs sales

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Guess who’s making headlines once again? Taylor Swift returned this summer with one more buzzed album, folklore.

The reception was highly positive. In fact, it’s the best rated record of her career according to both the press and the public, increasing her previous career high with Lover.

What about it’s commercial reception though? Is it one more smash for the American superstar?

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Best selling records and artists in the USSR and Russia

If you go through various online sites covering music sales, you’ll find close to no information at all about the best selling artists in the USSR and Russia.

A black box up to this day, we digged through the data of this market and identified receipts covering over 100 million unit sales.

Get ready for some heavy surprises as the USSR market looked like none other.

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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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Spotify all-time most streamed artists

Most streamed artists of all-time on Spotify

If you visit us, you surely saw a lot of news in recent years stating streaming records. What’s unlikely is that you ever saw a comprehensive list of Spotify most streamed artists, with numbers for all those who belong to the all-time top 200.

Thanks to our Spotify numbers tool, it’s now possible to retrieve an enormous quantity of data very efficiently. So, who are the most streamed male, female, bands, legacy artists on the platform?

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Ed Sheeran albums and songs sales

CSPC Ed Sheeran albums and singles sales art

At only 28 years old, Ed Sheeran is handily the biggest male act of the last 10 years. He’s part of an elite group of artists who appeal to pretty much every single demographic.

How much have all of his albums sold across all formats? This article might answer your questions!

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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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