Beatles global heatmap

beatles

Since their breakthrough in 1963, the Beatles have been the number one force of the music industry. It’s regarded as a given that they are massively popular all around the world.

How true is it yet? Their records sales in markets like the US, the UK, and Japan are monstruous, but does their appeal shines as well in lesser known regions?

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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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Tracy Chapman albums and songs sales

CSPC Tracy Chapman total albums and singles sales

Is there someone who doesn’t like Tracy Chapman? She is hardly the most famous pop star, but the American singer-songwriter seems to receive only positive opinions.

Can sympathy towards her and her music songs on large commercial success in spite of her lack of fame? That’s what we are going to analyse today.

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Going through Mexico’s top foreign sellers of the 70s

Top Mexican LPs of the 70s

Do you have any idea of what was popular in Mexico during the 70s? Which international music star struck them the most? Was it Simon & Garfunkel, Led Zeppelin, or Elton John? Where they crazy about the former Beatles, or instead more into ABBA? Or Queen, or the Bee Gees? What about Pink Floyd then, was there a mania surrounding them as it happened in many places? Last but not least, how strong was the impact of Elvis Presley‘s passing?

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IFPI Global Top 10 Albums of 2018

IFPI Global Top 10 Albums of 2018 OST The Greatest ShowmanIFPI Global Top 10 Albums of 2018 BTS Love Yourself Answer IFPI Global Top 10 Albums of 2018 BTS Love Yourself Tear

It’s time to welcome the IFPI Global Top 10 Albums of 2018! It’s a good ol’ list, focusing on pure album sales. This atypical methodology leads to the most unique list ever by the IFPI since they debuted them in 2001 with soundtracks and foreign language releases all over the ranking!

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