The Weeknd Career CSPC Results
So, after checking all figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each The Weeknd album achieved? Well, at this point we don’t 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, Beauty Behind the Madness singles released in digital format sold the equivalent of 2,175,000 albums – 14,500,000 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)
More than 11,3 million. This is the number of equivalent albums sold by his singles in downloads and streaming, almost three times higher than his album sales.
With this later format accounting for an abysmal 27% of the artist’s overall sales, The Weeknd proves one can build a very solid career on the back of digital success only. In fact, at 15,5 million cumulative equivalent album sales, the R&B star has already a very strong resume. Considering the impressive pace of his streams at the moment, no doubt the 20 million barrier will be broken soon.
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 his position in the history of the music industry.
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Sources: IFPI, Spotify, Chartmasters.org.