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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Brazil best sellers since 2003

Brazil best sellers: Ivete Sangalo
Ivete Sangalo

Several months ago, we launched our Receipts Database with the objective of putting together as many factual data figures as possible.

The database keeps growing. This week, we injected over 17,000 shipment codes from Brazil amounting to 162 million sales.

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YouTube’s Most Streamed Artists of 2020

While YouTube doesn’t bring in as much money to the music industry as say Spotify or Apple Music, is it a major player nonetheless, and especially in certain markets.

A very diverse platform, artists from all around the world feature among the most streamed stars of the year 2020. Today, we will review them.

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Van Halen albums and songs sales

CSPC Van Halen Albums and Songs cover

A top frontman and a legendary guitarist shot Van Halen among the best selling American bands of all-time.

The latter, Eddie Van Halen, passed away on October this year from cancer at the age of 65.

Our best way to pay tribute to this iconic band is to study their sales figures in detail, which happen to be very impressive.

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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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Spotify’s All Time Top Album Debuts

As you can expect, the likes Drake and Ariana Grande recorded several of the top album debuts on Spotify, but many more are performing incredibly well.

In fact, so far as many as 57 releases have broken the 100 million mark during their first week. Do you think your favorite artist is among them?

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Justin Bieber albums and songs sales

CSPC Justin Bieber albums and singles sales cover

When everyone though streaming was going to end with teen singers like Justin Bieber, the Canadian superstar crushed records in this format thanks to 2015’s Purpose.

How successful was his last effort from this year, Changes? Home of Yummy and Intentions, its impact doesn’t seem as impressive.

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Taylor Swift albums and songs sales

CSPC Taylor Swift albums and songs sales cover

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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The most streamed International artists in the MENA region

The MENA region (short for Middle East and North Africa) has been a place of mystery for very long with no official charts and very few certifications ever coming out.

This resulted in very little awareness of sales happening there. Luckily these days are now over with streaming taking over the industry.

In this article, we will list the most popular international stars in the region, where does your favorite one lands?

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Gwen Stefani albums and songs sales

CSPC Gwen Stefani albums and songs sales

After posting multiple hits as part of No Doubt, Gwen Stefani decided to embark a solo career from 2004.

With instant hits like What You Waiting For?, Rich Girl and Hollaback Girl, she obviously did the right move.

She hasn’t been much productive through, so what’s left from her legacy nowadays?

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