The Weeknd Career CSPC Results
So, after checking all figures, how many overall album sales equivalent each The Weeknd 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, Beauty Behind the Madness singles released in digital format sold the equivalent of 1,450,000 albums – 14,500,000 downloads with a 10 to 1 weighting.
More than 13 million. This is the number of albums equivalent sold by his singles in downloads and streaming, more than three times more than his album sales.
With this later format accounting for an abysmal 24% of the artist overall sales, the Weeknd proves one may build a very solid career on the back of digital success only. In fact, at 17,2 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.
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Sources: IFPI, Spotify, Chartmasters.org.