7.15.12 - 7.21.12 Numbers Thread Jul 20, 2012 11:00:27 GMT -5
Post by tigerlily on Jul 20, 2012 11:00:27 GMT -5
You asked for a solo male pop (not urban) superstar/hitmaker. I gave you some males who have had hits (CHR Top 20 or higher) since 2010, or in the last two years. That means that it is possible to get a song into the Top 20 on CHR if you are a solo male singer, who is not Urban. It isn't the majority of the songs on the Top 20, but it is possible.
I never once said that these people are superstars, just that they have accomplished what we were hoping Adam would accomplish with his singles this era. If Adam had one song that did as well as WWFM off of TSP, the entire situation would be different at this point.
Adam Levine is selling those massive amounts of singles because of his celebrity status, not because of his band. For the last couple of his mega hit singles, Maroon 5 has basically been a back up band. The same thing is true for Chris Daughtry. To the large majority of people, "Daughtry" means Chris Daughtry. They are both considered to be solo acts, to the large majority of the general listening public.
And if having a Top 20 song on CHR were considered a "hit" why is BTIKM called a flop single?
Because the AI is so much higher for a #17 on CHR versus a #17 on HAC. Plus, most of those arftists that I listed had their song(s) go into the top 10-12 on CHR and even higher (top 5) on HAC. If Adam had a song like that this era, he would have another WWFM.
WWFM was considered a hit due to the AI it had when it peaked on CHR and HAC and the amount of downloads it sold. Compare those numbers to BTIKM. That's the difference between a #17 on HAC and the songs from the artists that I listed in my previous post.