Fugees albums and songs sales

CSPC Fugees albums and songs sales cover

Killing Me Softly is one of these songs which strikes everyone instantly. You don’t need multiple plays to fell in love with it.

Even if it is a cover of Roberta Flack, the imprint of the Fugees was obvious.

Soon, they were claimed to own the greatest selling rap album of all-time. A quarter of century later, we review all their statistics up to date.

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Little Mix albums and songs sales

CSPC Little Mix albums and song sales cover

In 2011, Little Mix became the first group to win the UK TV competition X Factor, managing to out-do the 3rd position One Direction registered one year earlier.

Since then, the 4-members set has been building a large discography with several hit singles. This led various media and fans to claim that they belong to the bestselling girl groups of all-time.

They have never got a top 50 single in markets like Germany and France though, so this makes us wonder how valid are these affirmations?

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Boston albums and songs sales

CSPC Boston albums and singles sales graphic

Most of you probably never heard about Boston. If you do researches on them yet, you will quickly find claims stating that their eponymous album from 1976 is the greatest selling debut album of all-time. Where is the truth then?

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TLC’s albums and songs sales

CSPC - TLC albums and singles sales

Who’s the best selling girl group of all-time? This debate has been going on for decades. Among the most discussed contenders are the Spice Girls, the Destiny’s Child, AKB48, the Supremes, and TLC. We studied the first two, with the former emerging at the top with a tiny edge, at 48.5 million equivalent album sales. 

Isn’t it the best moment to add to the mix the icons of the Contemporary R&B genre which exploded during the 90s, the TLC?

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Biggest Songs of the 1990s (CSPC)

If you lived in the 90s, you probably remember the music that flooded the radios at the time. A variety of styles were in the spotlight: alternative rock rather early in the decade (Nirvana, Oasis…), teen pop in the second half (Britney Spears, Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys…), divas (Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston…), soundtracks (Titanic, Bodyguard…) and so on. Do you know which songs are the most memorable of this decade? Place your bets!

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The 40 greatest albums of the 90s

Of course, the elitist press will think it’s outrageous to call the most streamed albums from the 90s the greatest ones. Some artists are arguably critics darlings, but some others are favored by the general public and we are left wondering who are we to contradict them. Surely, nearly 20 years after the end of this era, to belong to the most remembered music that came out of it tells something. It tells they are regarded as the greatest by a lot of people. So which are these albums that continue to appeal the masses so many years after their release?

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Now That’s What I Call A Major Flop

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It’s the ultimate purpose of all charts and sales discussions: define which album is a success and which one is a flop. There are thousands of ways to compare records and as many misleading facts to highlight wrongful conclusions. Obviously, there isn’t a manager nor a stan in the world that will accept that his favorite act flopped. It’s their job to point out every minor argument to have the general public believe he did well. Regardless, the truth doesn’t lie.

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Data collector – Biggest CSPC Albums of the 1990s

Whitney Houston, one of the greatest singers of all time.

Let’s continue our journey back in the past by focusing on the 90s. This decade is known as the all-time peak of the music market, especially album sales that went through the roof. Selling 10 millions albums has always been a great performance, but during this period many albums achieved this mark. Which albums from this era have been the most successful up to date? You will find the answer in the list below!

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Flashback Chart – When 4 females were simultaneously #1 in the UK

Avril Lavigne, 2002

The history will remind that Kendrick Lamar‘s Damn was the most successful album of 2017 in the US. Obviously, it isn’t the top LP since January, but it does lead the list from from late-November 2016 to mid-November 2017 which is what matters for Billboard’s Year-End ahead of Bruno Mars. Maybe more surprising than the #1 is the complete absence of female artists inside the Top 20.

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