Hardwell revealed as highest-selling Big Room artist
As the year gradually comes to a close, it becomes appropriate to take a look at the year in review. Beatstats, a website which collects data from Beatport, has released the statistics for the highest selling artists, labels and individual tracks on Beatport. In this article, the aforementioned areas will be covered in the Big Room category.
Beatstats record their data on a points-based system. If a track is at position 1 on its respective chart, it receives 100 points, if it is in position 100, it receives 1 point. So while Hardwell isn’t DJ Mag‘s #1, he’s certainly Beatport’s #1, clocking in 106,843 points in the last 12 months. Tracks such as ‘Baldadig‘ with Quintino and ‘Hands Up‘ with Afrojack each spent approximately 1.5 weeks atop of the Big Room chart, however, ‘Hands Up’s 2 weeks in the #2 spot, helped earn Hardwell some handy extra points. In addition to this, Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings proved to be the second highest-selling label in the genre. Mr.Black and Ale Mora‘s ‘Party People‘ proved to be the label’s highest selling track, earning 9425 points in the 4 1/2 months since its release.
While these numbers are impressive, they’re backed up by a solid social media following. Hardwell’s humongous facebook following of 8.9million followers is unparalleled by any other DJ in the Big Room category. 13.3% of Hardwell’s Facebook followers are based in India; making India his largest fan base. It is likely he attracted a significant number of fans following his ‘United We Are‘ concerts in India. While the Dutch DJ has a strong following in India, Mexico, his second-largest fan base, makes up 12% of his Facebook following.
Although Revealed Recordings have had an impressive run this year, they’re one step behind Spinnin’ Records. The Dutch super-label have amassed a total 249,904 points, with KSHMR coming in as the label’s highest-selling artist. Spinnin’ are responsible for the highest selling Big Room track of the year too, with Fedde Le Grand and D.O.D‘s ‘Love’s Gonna Get You‘ spending almost an entire month on top of the Big Room chart. In addition to this, KSHMR’s highest selling track, ‘Mandala‘ with Marnik and Mitika was the genre’s 8th highest selling track. Surprisingly, Martin Garrix and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike‘s ‘Tremor‘ came in at #7, despite its 2014 release.
Much like Hardwell and Revealed Recordings, Spinnin’s excellent numbers are paralleled by a solid social media following. Their 6.7 million Facebook followers are mainly made up of Mexican and Indian fans, making up 16.2% and 6.9% of their fanbase respectively. In addition to this, Spinnin’ are averaging an increase of 650 fans per day and 11,103 per month.