CSPC: Black Eyed Peas Popularity Analysis

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Digital Singles Sales – Part 2
The E.N.D. (2009) – 7,785,000 equivalent albums

Boom Boom Pow – 14,350,000
Rock That Body – 3,750,000
Meet Me Halfway – 7,100,000
Imma Be – 5,800,000
I Gotta Feeling – 17,700,000
Remaining tracks – 3,200,000

The Beginning (2010) – 2,903,000 equivalent albums

The Time (Dirty Bit) – 9,300,000
Don’t Stop the Party – 1,500,000
Just Can’t Get Enough – 6,750,000
Remaining tracks – 1,800,000

Orphan – 98,000 equivalent albums

Mas Que Nada – 600,000
Remaining tracks – 50,000

It is tough for hit makers to stay on top for many years. The Black Eyed Peas did just that though, with The E.N.D. raising the bar one more time. Boom Boom Pow, I Gotta Feeling and Meet Me Halfway were absolutely unstoppable, blocking anyone else but the Peas from the US Hot 100 #1 spot for an unreal 26 consecutive weeks. The lead single sold over 14 million copies, I Gotta Feeling went on to become one of the highest selling singles of all-time, reaching an unbelievable 17,7 million! Meet Me Halfway, Imma Be and Rock That Body seem almost low sellers in comparison, but their 17 million units sold combined are amazing by themselves. So many purchases of digital products are rewarded with a stunning 8 million equivalent album sales.

Hardly the highest success of the group in pure album format, The Beginning is far from weak on the digital front. Whilst it had less hits than previous albums, both This Time (Dirty Bit) and Just Can’t Get Enough were great sellers at 9,3 million and 6,75 million respectively.

In total, the group moved the impressive total of 100 million downloads and ringtones.

10 thoughts on “CSPC: Black Eyed Peas Popularity Analysis”

  1. Thank You for this. This is one of the ones I have been looking forward to the most and as I expected, their numbers are very impressive. Especially for the Elephunk/Monkey Business/END eras.

    This is kinda OT, but after seeing those massive numbers for I Gotta Feeling I started wondering, were there any other songs bigger than it in digital single sales?

  2. Thank You. This is one that I’ve been looking forward to the most. The had so much success with Elephunk, Monkey Business, and The End.

    Also Kinda OT, but I Gotta Feeling’s massive numbers have me wondering, were there any other songs that outside it in digital single sales?

    1. Hi Leon!

      I Gotta Feeling tops Uptown Funk, Poker Face, Love The Way You Lie, Someone Like You, Just Dance etc. It is tied with Rolling In The Deep and outperformed by Moves Like Jagger which stands at nearly 20 million.

      Obviously, all figures were estimated at distinct moments and the accuracy of formulas (most notably Asian sales and ringtones) have been increased over the last months, so possibly one or two of those songs would be just ahead if updated now. Let’s just say it belongs to an elite of about 10 songs that are the very top selling digital tunes ever.

  3. Your data is amazing and impressively precise. I would like to know if you could post the Popularity Concept of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Radiohead.

  4. Fantastic analysis. Thanks for providing the list of songs and albums, besides CPS all time artists.
    One comment: there’s a mistake in the “achievements” page where it says the streak of 26 consecutive weeks at #1 in Billboard Hot 100. It’s only because of 2 songs (Boom Boom Pow and I Gotta Feeling). “Meet Me Halfway” never reached the top position.

  5. I have guessed right that Black Eyes Peas were next. Love the band and their songs. I hope they release an album again. I really love their songs.

    And wow, My Heart Will Go On is the biggest song. Celibe Dion rules! 🙂

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