Shakira Career CSPC Results
So, after checking all figures, how many overall album sales equivalent 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 440,000 albums – 4,400,000 downloads with a 10 to 1 weighting.
Expectedly Laundry Service ends up as the most successful Shakira album to date. With 16,4 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 8,5 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 52,7 million album equivalent units through all formats.
You will find out a little bonus of raw data within’ the next page.
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Sources: IFPI, Spotify, Chartmasters.org.