Shakira Career CSPC Results
So, after checking all figures, how many overall equivalent album sales each Shakira album achieved? Well, at this point we barely need to do the addition of all figures defined all over this article!
In the following table, all categories display figures that way, e.g. in equivalent album sales. For example, Laundry Service singles released in digital format sold the equivalent of 660,000 albums – 4,400,000 downloads with a 10 to 1,5 weighting.
As a reminder:
- Studio Album: sales of the original album
- Other Releases: sales of compilations generated thanks to the album
- Physical Singles: sales of physical singles from the album (ratio 3/10)
- Download Singles: sales of digital singles from the album (ratio 1,5/10)
- Streaming: equivalent album sales of all the album tracks (ratio 1/1500)
Expectedly Laundry Service ends up as the most successful Shakira album to date. With 16,6 million equivalent album sales, the figure can be regarded as slightly disappointing though. The record appears to have lost a lot of strength as years passed, getting relatively low catalog sales in all formats and this despite not being cannibalized by a compilation. On the other side, Dónde Están los Ladrones? is up to an unreal 8,7 million, her second most popular album to date.
Last album Shakira. is by far the artist weakest album so she will need to reverse that trend quickly. In proportion, Shakira performs quite well in streaming which may help her in solidifying her comeback. All in all, the artist sold 55,2 million equivalent album units through all formats.
You will find out a little bonus of raw data within’ the next page.
Do not forget to check our amazing lists posted inside the CSPC: Data Collector which includes the full listing of all CSPC results compiled so far to better gauge her position in the history of the music industry.
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Sources: IFPI, Spotify, Chartmasters.org.