The ABBAmania took over the World in the second half of the 70s. The Swedish quartet ABBA broke various sales records in many countries with their success being compared with the one of the Beatles a decade earlier, except in the US. Some 40 years later, their catalog is still hot enough to release massively popular comedy musicals based on it. How global the band really is though? Have they at last broke over the US as much as abroad? Are they still beloved more in Sweden than anywhere else?
Take your seat, it’s time to enter the new millennium to review the most streamed albums from 2000. There is plenty of solid candidates to make this top 10. This year included strong releases from Eminem, Coldplay, Britney Spears, Madonna, NSYNC, Linkin Park, U2, Enya, the Backstreet Boys, Nelly, Bon Jovi, and many more. Who’s seeing the strongest ongoing appeal among all them?
The success of Paul McCartney as part of the Beatles has been out of this world for 55 years and counting. What about his solo career through? At 76, he is still able to shot to the top of the US album chart as shown by his last effort Egypt Station. He also landed at #1 multiple times with both albums and singles during the 70s and the 80s. Will that be enough to crack the 73 million equivalent album sales registered by his former band partner John Lennon?
From local newcomers to selling millions of albums globally and topping the Billboard 200 twice! It’s safe to say that K-pop group BTS is the hottest boyband in the world at the moment. But have they really hit mainstream status everywhere?
During the 80s everything got bigger. Arena rock, heavy metal, power ballads, dancefloor anthems, kings & queens of pop, existing genres got louder, heavier. The scene also became more diverse with rap and electronic music breaking the main audience. Are the flagships of this generation, Michael Jackson and Madonna, still the most popular artists from this era?
Beyoncé is one of the best selling artists to debut in the last 25 years. Her solo career has been going strong for 15 years now and she recently celebrated 20 years in the music industry as part of Destiny’s Child. She’s obviously seen huge amounts of success in the US, but what about the rest of the world? We’ll find out shortly!
If all albums are strongly anticipated by fans of its singer, the fourth album of Adele is eagerly awaited by virtually everybody, even more now that we know she is working on it. Many want to listen to her new music. The others are pending too this record because she is so popular that her career is part of our general culture and you don’t wanna to be the one who misses an obvious Trivial Pursuit question.