Christina Aguilera CAREER CSPC RESULTS
So, after checking all figures, how many overall album sales equivalent each Christina Aguilera 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, Stripped singles released in digital format sold the equivalent of 790,000 albums – 7,900,000 downloads with a 10 to 1 weighting.
Please notice that Burlesque total is comprehensive – 60,000 units out of the 1,73 milion figure should be removed from Christina Aguilera count as they come from Cher songs downloads and streams.
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 extracted from the album
- Download Singles: sales of digital singles extracted from the album
- Streaming: equivalent album sales of all the album tracks
One could have expect download sales and streaming to push Stripped closer to Christina Aguilera. The lack of compilation sales prevent it from challenging the debut album more though. This latter record thus remains quite easily the biggest one at 16,7 million equivalent album sales overall while Stripped is a solid runner up at 12,15 million.
If the 5,8 million sales of Back to Basics are someway disappointing and undoubtedly down from its predecessors, it is really Bionic that destroyed the singer status of global superstar. This album plus Lotus barely top 2 million combined once factoring in every possible format. Burlesque shoot ahead of them by now at 1,73 million, a total poised to reach 2 million copies in a not so far future.
Thanks to a few massively successful collaborations, most notably Moves Like Jagger, the Orphan album is very strong at 7,2 million units.
This extra push brings Christina Aguilera to 47,2 million equivalent album sales. This is less than half the 97 million managed by Britney Spears, putting them in fairly different leagues even if some chart statistics feed the debate. Norah Jones at 49,4 million or Alicia Keys at 44,4 million are better comparison scales for the former Disney star.
Following pages list the most successful songs of the artist as well as the full listing of all CSPC results compiled so far to better gauge the place of Christina Aguilera in the history of the music industry.
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Sources: IFPI, Spotify, Chartmasters.org.