To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, Beatport opened up to Mixmag with details of their biggest sellers in terms of artists, tracks, and genres over the past decade. Right at the top of the tree on all counts is deadmau5, who stands as the top-selling artist, claims the top-selling track, and boasts the most #1 hits over the past 10 years.
In the top-selling artist list, Mark Knight was a close second, helped along by his remix of Florence & The Machine’s You Got The Love, which also hit the top-selling tracks list at number six. The usual suspects also crop up, with Guetta, Avicii, and Tiesto all making the Top 10.
In the top-selling tracks, Bontan and Pleasurekraft’s take on Josh Butler’s Got A Feelin is at number two, beating Martin Garrix’s Animals into the top three. It’s a notable success for non-EDM artists too, with various remixes featured on the list–Fedde Le Grand‘s remix of Coldplay’s Paradise comes in at at number four and Cedric Gervais’ remix of Lana Del Rey’s Summertime Sadness at number five.
After deadmau5′ 11 #1 hits, Hardwell enters the chart in second place with a total of 10. Axwell and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike come in with nine each, while the rest of the chart is largely made up by artists who have eight.
Genre sales numbers show a massive resurgence in deep house dating back to 2005 and the steady decline in popularity of trance over the same time period.
Read the full story here, and view the charts in full below.
Top-Selling Performers of All Time
2. Mark Knight
3. David Guetta
7. Laidback Luke
10. Nicky Romero
Top-Selling Tracks of All Time
1. Borufunk & Carbon Community – Community Funk (deadmau5 Remix)
2. Josh Butler – Got A Feelin (Bontan Remix, Pleasurekraft Edit)
3. Martin Garrix – Animals
4. Coldplay – Paradise (Fedde Le Grand Remix)
5. Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)
6. Florence & The Machine – You Got The Love (Mark Knight Remix)
7. Asaf Avidan – One Day / Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Remix)
8. Purple Disco Machine – My House
9. Tube & Berger – Imprint of Pleasure
10. Green Velvet – Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Remix)
Artist With The Most #1s
1. deadmau5 (13)
2. Hardwell (10)
3. Axwell (9)
4. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (9)
5. Mark Knight (8)
6. Dirty South (8)
7. Alesso (8)
8. Tiesto (8)
9. David Guetta (8)
10. Avicii (7)