Little Mix albums and songs sales

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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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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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Streaming Masters – TLC

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During the 90s contemporary R&B became the biggest thing around in the US. One of the flagships of the genre was the trio TLC. One of the greatest selling girl group of all-time, how do they perform on streaming platforms, both with their legacy catalog and their 2017 comeback?

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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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How your fave artist will adjust to streaming

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Living species always need to adapt to their context in order to survive. For businesses, the situation is no different. As streaming is fully changing the music industry, its actors, both the labels as well as the artists need to update their way of building their careers in order to stay relevant. Which adjustments do they need to do? Can all artists react positively or are some of them poised to fallinto obscurity?

As we pointed out inside the first part of this set of 3 articles, the Media which links the music industry to the general public, is fast transitioning from View More

CSPC: Spice Girls Popularity Analysis

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Exactly 20 years ago, the music industry was going through one of the most hyped eras that it had ever had. The Girl Power phenomenon was everywhere thanks to their unstoppable flagship, the iconic Spice Girls. Wannabe was concluding its run at #1 in the US, and the album Spice was on its way to climbing the top of the album chart as well. In the UK, both the album and the single Mama / Who Do You Think You Are? were dominating, the latter being their fourth #1 hit in their native country. Less than a year prior they were unknown. This was the Spice Girls – an View More