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ProjectBro on PulseMusic estimated the Billboard 200 point system used for their all-time charts which will also be used for their top artists decade-end, instead of raw numbers since they switched to SPS mid decade. The point system weighs chart runs based on average chart fluctuation over the years, just like the Hot 100 Decade-End & All-Time.

 

 

 

1. Drake - 20,628,813 points

  • Views - 5,276,488 points
  • Take Care - 3,055,990 points
  • More Life - 2,784,780 points
  • Scorpion - 2,503,080 points
  • Nothing Was the Same - 2,395,473  points
  • If You're Reading This - 2,303,213 points
  • Thank Me Later - 1,534,619 points
  • What a Time to Be Alive - 1,325,200 * 1/2 points
  • So Far Gone (EP) - 112,570 points

 

2. Adele - 19,645,261 points

  • 21 - 12,920,729 points
  • 25 - 4,571,685 points
  • 19 - 2,138,375 points
  • iTunes Festival (EP) - 14,472 points

3. Taylor Swift - 18,690,868 points

  • 1989 - 6,591,626 points
  • Red - 3,881,567 points
  • Speak Now - 3,082,733 points
  • Reputation - 2,203,200 points
  • Fearless - 2,169,782 points
  • Taylor Swift Holiday Collection (EP) - 339,223 points
  • Taylor Swift - 296,502 points
  • Speak Now: World Tour Live - 126,237 points

4. Justin Bieber - 14,525,043 points

5. Bruno Mars - 12,489,400 points

6. Ed Sheeran - 12,406,409 points

7. Luke Bryan - 11,262,409 points

8. Eminem - 10,421,646 points

9. Rihanna - 9,643,549 points

10. Lady Antebellum - 9,627,028 points

 

And he also estimated the top 10 albums of the decade

 

1. 21 - 12,970,729 points
2. 1989 - 6,591,626 points
3. Frozen Soundtrack - 6,270,026 points
4. Night Visions - 5,787,348 points
5. Divide - 5,692,680 points
6. x - 5,358,925 points
7. Views - 5,276,488 points
8. Blurryface - 5,077,932 points 
9. Unorthodox Jukebox - 4,996,114 points
10. In the Lonely Hour - 4,775,089 points

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Justin could have snatched if he didn't take a long break

:eek: 

 

Adele, Taylor, & Rihanna did that :clap3: kinda shook @ Lady A #10 :deadbanana:   

 

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nnnn not the Frozen soundtrack :dies:

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Also it's so crazy that Adele is #2 while she only released 2 studio albums this decade :jonny5:

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Omg so Drake Artist of the Decade confirmed :chick3:

 

Oh well at least Taylor will be female Artist. I wish there was a way to include streaming on the album charts that didn’t basically make it a second singles charts. They should do what the UK did and not count the top 3 streamed tracks for album charts.

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I wonder if BB will really go in that route cause that would be fvcked up..

 

25 selling 3M+ SPS in a week will be having same points with 21 Savage at no.1 with 70k SPS :dies:

 

I think that Pure Sales (1st half) plus SPS (2nd half) is more accurate

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4 minutes ago, Cryptique said:

I wonder if BB will really go in that route cause that would be fvcked up..

 

25 selling 3M+ SPS in a week will be having same points with 21 Savage at no.1 with 70k SPS :dies:

 

I think that Pure Sales (1st half) plus SPS (2nd half) is more accurate

Do you have the ranking for pure sales 1st half and SPS 2nd half so far?

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I'd hope Carrie was doing decently this decade despite waiting like 3 ****ing years between each album :rip: 

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1 minute ago, Tylerbv said:

I'd hope Carrie was doing decently this decade despite waiting like 3 ****ing years between each album :rip: 

She's estimated as the #33 Billboard 200 artist of the decade.

 

Blown Away estimated the #61 album of the decade, Play On estimated #122 

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Oh wow, Artist of the Decade. Fad alert :gaycat5: 

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This system is not fair. Adele's 2M sales week is equivalent to a #1 album that sold 50k copies.

 

I know there's no perfect way to measure since they changed methodology, but I think they should just combine sales and SPS together. Otherwise artists with huge debuts (Taylor and Adele) are seriously disadvantaged.

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I thought Doo-Wop & Hooligan will make it in the Top 10 considering it spends more than 400 weeks on chart so far :chick3: 

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28 minutes ago, Cryptique said:

I wonder if BB will really go in that route cause that would be fvcked up..

 

25 selling 3M+ SPS in a week will be having same points with 21 Savage at no.1 with 70k SPS :dies:

 

I think that Pure Sales (1st half) plus SPS (2nd half) is more accurate

3 minutes ago, Jacob.23 said:

This system is not fair. Adele's 2M sales week is equivalent to a #1 album that sold 50k copies.

 

I know there's no perfect way to measure since they changed methodology, but I think they should just combine sales and SPS together. Otherwise artists with huge debuts (Taylor and Adele) are seriously disadvantaged.

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If they just added total SPS each artists album accumulated this decade, the results would still be pretty similar.

 

Drake has also moved the most album equivalents of any artist this decade in US.

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1. DRAKE - 32 million:

Views - 6.0 million

Take Care - 6.0 million

Nothing Was the Same - 4.5 million

Scorpion - 4.0 million

If You're Reading This - 3.5 million

Thank Me Later - 3.0 million

More Life - 3.0 million

What a Time to Be Alive - 2.0 million

 

2. TAYLOR SWIFT - 30 million:

1989 - 9.5 million

Red - 7.0 million

Speak Now - 6.0 million

Reputation - 3.5 million

Catalog: Fearless - 2.5 million | Taylor Swift - 1.5 million

 

3. ADELE - 29 million:

21 - 15.0 million

25 - 11.5 million

Catalog: 19 - 2.5 million

 

4. EMINEM - 18.5 million:

Recovery - 7.0 million

Marshall Mathers LP 2 - 4.0 million

Revival - 0.5 million

Kamikaze - 1.0 million

Catalog: Curtain Call - 3.0 million | The Eminem Show - 1.0 million | Others - 2.0 million

 

5. RIHANNA - 17 million:

LOUD - 4.0 million

Talk that Talk - 3.5 million

Unapologetic - 3.5 million

ANTI - 3.5 million

Rated R - 1.5 million

Catalog: Good Girl Gone Bad - 1.0 million

 

6. JUSTIN BIEBER - 15.5 million:

My World 2.0 - 4.5 million

Purpose - 4.5 million

Believe - 3.0 million + Believe Acoustic - 0.5 million

Under the Mistletoe - 2.0 million

Catalog: My World - 1.0 million

 

7. LADY GAGA - 14.5 million:

The Fame + Monster - 5.5 million

Born this Way - 4.0 million

ARTPOP - 1.5 million

Joanne - 1.5 million

Cheek to Cheek - 1 million

A Star is Born - 1 million

 

8. KATY PERRY - 14 million:

Teenage Dream - 9.0 million

Prism - 4.0 million

Witness - 0.5 million

Catalog: One of the Boys - 0.5 million

 

9. BRUNO MARS - 13.5 million:

Doo-Wops & Hooligans - 5.5 million

Unorthodox Jukebox - 4.5 million

24K Magic - 3.5 million

 

10. ED SHEERAN - 12 million:

x - 5.0 million

÷ - 4.5 million

+ - 2.5 million

https://atrl.net/forums/topic/205864-artists-w-most-album-equivalents-in-us-2010s/

 

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2 minutes ago, Jacob.23 said:

This system is not fair. Adele's 2M sales week is equivalent to a #1 album that sold 50k copies.

 

I know there's no perfect way to measure since they changed methodology, but I think they should just combine sales and SPS together. Otherwise artists with huge debuts (Taylor and Adele) are seriously disadvantaged.

I think Billboard will give more weightage to early decade (2010-2015) considering how they view pure sales having "more value":celestial5:

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8 minutes ago, Coklek92 said:

I thought Doo-Wop & Hooligan will make it in the Top 10 considering it spends more than 400 weeks on chart so far :chick3: 

Charting for a bunch of weeks at positions like #130, #152, and #199 means nothing. They earn very little points. It's all about getting weeks #1, top 10, and top 20.

 

The longest charting album ever, is #31 on the all-time chart despite charting for 931 weeks because it did not spend much of its run in high positions.

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Stupid Adele. One more release and she would have won easily.

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9 minutes ago, feelslikeadream said:

Stupid Adele. One more release and she would have won easily.

Isn't she releasing this year? 

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Would have expected Beyonce to be top 20 at least.

 

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4 - 10 weeks in top 10

BEYONCE - 12 weeks in the top 10

Lemonade - 17? weeks in the top 10

 

Guess not. Could have done better with Lemonade over time if it was up for streaming :skull:

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XXXTentacion already about to be top 40 :skull:

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2 hours ago, iHype. said:

If they just added total SPS each artists album accumulated this decade, the results would still be pretty similar.

 

Drake has also moved the most album equivalents of any artist this decade in US.

https://atrl.net/forums/topic/205864-artists-w-most-album-equivalents-in-us-2010s/

 

 

2 hours ago, ChampionCynthia said:

Do you have the ranking for pure sales 1st half and SPS 2nd half so far?

BB started tracking SPS since Dec.2014 so SPS will only be considered since then to actually reflect their chart and here is the list

 

Last Update 8/25/2018 by Oldbloke of UKMix

 

Pure Sales before Dec. 2014 + SPS after Dec. 2014

 

 01 - 25,496,000 - ADELE
02 - 24,342,000 - TAYLOR SWIFT
03 - 22,932,000 - DRAKE
04 - 14,192,000 - JUSTIN BIEBER
05 - 13,143,000 - EMINEM
06 - 9,939,000 - LUKE BRYAN
07 - 9,789,000 - ED SHEERAN
08 - 9,243,000 - BRUNO MARS
09 - 9,187,000 - LADY GAGA
10 - 8,641,000 - LADY ANTEBELLUM
11 - 8,322,000 - ONE DIRECTION
12 - 8,253,000 - KENDRICK LAMAR
13 - 8,127,000 - MICHAEL BUBLE
14 - 8,015,000 - JASON ALDEAN
15 - 7,921,000 - BEYONCE
16 - 7,850,000 - THE WEEKND
17 - 7,750,000 - ZAC BROWN BAND
18 - 7,718,000 - BLAKE SHELTON
19 - 7,700,000 - RIHANNA
20 - 7,296,000 - SUSAN BOYLE
21 - 6,890,000 - J COLE
22 - 6,817,000 - FUTURE
23 - 6,733,000 - IMAGINE DRAGONS
24 - 6,621,000 - MUMFORD & SONS
25 - 6,502,000 - GLEE CAST

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9 minutes ago, Cryptique said:

 

BB started tracking SPS since Dec.2014 so SPS will only be considered since then to actually reflect their chart and here is the list

 

Last Update 8/25/2018 by Oldbloke of UKMix

 

Pure Sales before Dec. 2014 + SPS after Dec. 2014

 

 01 - 25,496,000 - ADELE
02 - 24,342,000 - TAYLOR SWIFT
03 - 22,932,000 - DRAKE
04 - 14,192,000 - JUSTIN BIEBER
05 - 13,143,000 - EMINEM
06 - 9,939,000 - LUKE BRYAN
07 - 9,789,000 - ED SHEERAN
08 - 9,243,000 - BRUNO MARS
09 - 9,187,000 - LADY GAGA
10 - 8,641,000 - LADY ANTEBELLUM
11 - 8,322,000 - ONE DIRECTION
12 - 8,253,000 - KENDRICK LAMAR
13 - 8,127,000 - MICHAEL BUBLE
14 - 8,015,000 - JASON ALDEAN
15 - 7,921,000 - BEYONCE
16 - 7,850,000 - THE WEEKND
17 - 7,750,000 - ZAC BROWN BAND
18 - 7,718,000 - BLAKE SHELTON
19 - 7,700,000 - RIHANNA
20 - 7,296,000 - SUSAN BOYLE
21 - 6,890,000 - J COLE
22 - 6,817,000 - FUTURE
23 - 6,733,000 - IMAGINE DRAGONS
24 - 6,621,000 - MUMFORD & SONS
25 - 6,502,000 - GLEE CAST

Doing that list wouldn't make sense as that would specifically harm albums released right before the SPS era (2013-2014). It's similar to the Hot 100 being on a weighed formula instead of raw points because that would specifically benefit streaming era where songs have longer chart runs and accumulate more points. 

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15 minutes ago, Cryptique said:

 

BB started tracking SPS since Dec.2014 so SPS will only be considered since then to actually reflect their chart and here is the list

 

Last Update 8/25/2018 by Oldbloke of UKMix

 

Pure Sales before Dec. 2014 + SPS after Dec. 2014

 

 01 - 25,496,000 - ADELE
02 - 24,342,000 - TAYLOR SWIFT
03 - 22,932,000 - DRAKE
04 - 14,192,000 - JUSTIN BIEBER
05 - 13,143,000 - EMINEM
06 - 9,939,000 - LUKE BRYAN
07 - 9,789,000 - ED SHEERAN
08 - 9,243,000 - BRUNO MARS
09 - 9,187,000 - LADY GAGA
10 - 8,641,000 - LADY ANTEBELLUM
11 - 8,322,000 - ONE DIRECTION
12 - 8,253,000 - KENDRICK LAMAR
13 - 8,127,000 - MICHAEL BUBLE
14 - 8,015,000 - JASON ALDEAN
15 - 7,921,000 - BEYONCE
16 - 7,850,000 - THE WEEKND
17 - 7,750,000 - ZAC BROWN BAND
18 - 7,718,000 - BLAKE SHELTON
19 - 7,700,000 - RIHANNA
20 - 7,296,000 - SUSAN BOYLE
21 - 6,890,000 - J COLE
22 - 6,817,000 - FUTURE
23 - 6,733,000 - IMAGINE DRAGONS
24 - 6,621,000 - MUMFORD & SONS
25 - 6,502,000 - GLEE CAST

Katy Perry disappearing :skull:

 

I like this better.

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Drake is artist of the decade, it's basically in the bad at this point and it makes sense. No other artist has held the 18-25 demographic like Drake has. Most boys in HS and Uni. love Drake so he also dominates streaming. Adele and Taylor are huge, but they don't have that demographic like Drake does.

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2 minutes ago, Planet Mars said:

Drake is artist of the decade, it's basically in the bad at this point and it makes sense. No other artist has held the 18-25 demographic like Drake has. Most boys in HS and Uni. love Drake so he also dominates streaming. Adele and Taylor are huge, but they don't have that demographic like Drake does.

Adele has every demographic, not just teenage girls and boys.

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