With only one album released, Lewis Capaldi has already got UK’s annual top seller twice, tying a 50-years old feat from Simon & Garfunkel.
Is this amazing achievement entirely down to the streaming juggernaut Someone You Loved?View More
If the life of some singers is worth a movie, Neil Young‘s journey would better fit into a television series.
The Canadian singer-songwriter is up to 43 studio albums on top of key contributions to multiple bands.
Apart from his amazing musical career, he also directed various movies, founded the annual benefit concert Farm Aid, is a well-known environmental activist, supports many social actions, all of it while taking care of his 3 children who face strong health issues.
Now 75, we pay tribute to one of the most influential artists of all-time, the one who’s the prime responsible of the Grunge movement, by reviewing his career as we do best, in numbers!View More
It has been 5 years since ChartMasters.org is online. It started with a large string of articles about the best selling albums of all-time in France, articles which served to created the comprehensive top sellers list.
Several years later, we are back on it to update all numbers and add albums which crossed the magical 1 million threshold.View More
If there was a doubt, American rock band Santana proved that it is possible to sell a lot of records without a real lead singer.
It does take a genius guitarist and unstoppable tracks like Black Magic Woman, Oye Como Va, Smooth and Maria Maria.View More
Back in late 70s, The Police were among the new wave artists who led media to start talking about the second British invasion. This terms refers to a multitude of UK acts suddenly becoming successful in the US.
Very few of them had the lasting impact of their mid-60s predecessors. Among those who did, U2 reign supreme over this generation, while the success of The Police has been impressive too.View More
On 13 February 1970, the Birmingham band Black Sabbath released their eponymous debut LP.
This album is regarded by most as the very first heavy metal album ever released.
Their fundamental contribution to the history of rock music gave the band its nickname of Godfathers of Heavy Metal while singer Ozzy Osbourne is widely recognized as the Prince of Darkness.
How many people embraced these satanic flavoured music though? Today, we celebrate this legendary band by studying their commercial success through the years.View More
Who’s popular in South Africa? A lot of information is available for many countries from Europe or America, but what about the main African market?
The few bits of data which emerged relate to artists from the 80s onwards, with the likes Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, and Celine Dion doing very well there. Who was at the top of the game before them, during the 70s?View More
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?
After going through the fantastic atmosphere of the 80s in this country, do you wanna know which were Brazil’s top foreign sellers of the 70s? If you search for “Brazil 70s” on Google, everything you find is related to their legendary win at the 1970 FIFA World Cup. If you want to know which sound, which music genre, which singers and which bands Brazilians were crazy about at the time you are at the correct place!
Are you ready for a fascinating ride in the Brazilian atmosphere of the 80s? We may caricature the local music scene and say that moms were crazy about Roberto Carlos, that kids went wild with Xuxa and that youth’s idols were Legião Urbana. That’s fine, but do we really know which of our beloved international stars were also successful there?