CSPC: Lana Del Rey Popularity Analysis

My Heart Will Go On

Please find below the comprehensive list of all CSPC totals of songs studied up to this date.

CSPC OVERALL SALES – Tracks Ranking

1 1997 Céline DionMy Heart Will Go On [Let’s Talk About Love] – 36,370,000
2 1992 Whitney HoustonI Will Always Love You [The Bodyguard] – 33,620,000
3 1977 Bee GeesStayin’ Alive [Saturday Night Fever] – 31,460,000
4 1975 QueenBohemian Rhapsody [A Night At The Opera] – 26,270,000
5 1971 Led ZeppelinStairway To Heaven [Led Zeppelin IV] – 26,120,000
6 1976 ABBADancing Queen [Arrival] – 24,300,000
7 1987 U2With Or Without You [The Joshua Tree] – 23,140,000
8 1986 Bon JoviLivin’ on a Prayer [Slippery When Wet] – 23,110,000
9 1975 Pink FloydWish You Were Here [Wish You Were Here] – 22,260,000
10 1996 Spice GirlsWannabe [Spice] – 20,550,000
11 1987 Whitney HoustonI Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) [Whitney] – 19,630,000
12 1977 Fleetwood MacGo Your Own Way [Rumours] – 19,320,000
13 1989 MadonnaLike A Prayer [Like A Prayer] – 18,550,000
14 1999 Backstreet BoysI Want It That Way [Millennium] – 18,160,000
15 1999 Britney Spears…Baby One More Time […Baby One More Time] – 17,920,000
16 1978 SoundtrackYou’re the One That I Want [Grease] – 17,590,000
17 1991 NirvanaSmells Like Teen Spirit [Nevermind] – 17,330,000
18 1987 Guns N RosesSweet Child O’Mine [Appetite For Destruction] – 17,250,000
19 1975 AerosmithWalk This Way [Toys In The Attic] – 16,970,000
20 1983 U2Sunday Bloody Sunday [War] – 16,720,000
21 1979 Pink FloydAnother Brick in the Wall (Part II) [The Wall] – 16,700,000
22 1986 Bon JoviYou Give Love a Bad Name [Slippery When Wet] – 16,360,000
23 1996 Céline DionBecause You Loved Me [Falling Into You] – 16,180,000
24 2015 AdeleHello [25] – 15,730,000
25 1963 BeatlesI Want to Hold Your Hand [Orphan] – 15,670,000
26 1977 Bee GeesHow Deep Is Your Love [Saturday Night Fever] – 15,500,000
27 1966 Rolling StonesPaint It Black [Aftermath] – 15,370,000
28 1970 BeatlesLet It Be [Let It Be] – 15,320,000
29 1984 MadonnaLike A Virgin [Like A Virgin] – 15,210,000
30 1973 Billy JoelPiano Man [Piano Man] – 14,860,000
31 1975 ABBAMamma Mia [ABBA] – 14,810,000
32 1984 Bruce SpringsteenBorn in the U.S.A. [Born in the U.S.A.] – 14,800,000
33 1965 Rolling Stones(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction [Out Of Our Heads] – 14,630,000
34 1997 Backstreet BoysEverybody (Backstreet’s Back) [Backstreet’s Back] – 14,610,000
34 1991 U2One [Achtung Baby] – 14,610,000
36 1969 Led ZeppelinWhole Lotta Love [Led Zeppelin II] – 14,560,000
37 2000 U2Beautiful Day [All That You Can’t Leave Behind] – 14,550,000
38 1977 Fleetwood MacDreams [Rumours] – 14,430,000
39 2002 EminemLose Yourself [8 Mile] – 14,170,000
40 1986 MadonnaLa Isla Bonita [True Blue] – 14,160,000
41 1973 Pink FloydMoney [The Dark Side of the Moon] – 14,130,000
42 1993 Mariah CareyHero [Music Box] – 14,070,000
43 1965 Bob DylanLike a Rolling Stone [Highway 61 Revisited] – 13,910,000
44 1991 NirvanaCome As You Are [Nevermind] – 13,880,000
45 1983 Billy JoelUptown Girl [An Innocent Man] – 13,840,000
46 1994 Mariah CareyAll I Want for Christmas Is You [Merry Christmas] – 13,710,000
47 1981 Rolling StonesStart Me Up [Tattoo You] – 13,570,000
48 1984 Bruce SpringsteenDancing in the Dark [Born in the U.S.A.] – 13,530,000
49 1987 U2I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For [The Joshua Tree] – 13,250,000
50 1997 Shania TwainMan! I Feel Like a Woman! [Come On Over] – 13,230,000
51 1984 George Michael & Wham!Careless Whisper [Make It Big] – 13,110,000
52 1993 Céline DionThe Power of Love [The Colour Of My Love] – 13,010,000
53 1965 BeatlesYesterday [Help!] – 12,860,000
54 1969 BeatlesCome Together [Abbey Road] – 12,810,000
55 1994 Green DayBasket Case [Dookie] – 12,790,000
56 1991 MetallicaEnter Sandman [Metallica] – 12,690,000
57 1984 MadonnaMaterial Girl [Like A Virgin] – 12,550,000
58 1968 Rolling StonesSympathy For The Devil [Beggars Banquet] – 12,260,000
59 2000 Britney SpearsOops!… I Did It Again [Oops!… I Did It Again] – 12,250,000
60 1996 Céline DionIt’s All Coming Back to Me Now [Falling Into You] – 12,210,000
61 1995 Mariah CareyAlways Be My Baby [Daydream] – 12,120,000
62 2000 Linkin ParkIn the End [Hybrid Theory] – 12,040,000
63 1968 BeatlesHey Jude [Orphan] – 12,010,000
64 1987 George Michael & Wham!Faith [Faith] – 11,890,000
64 1990 MadonnaVogue [I’m Breathless] – 11,790,000
66 1978 Rolling StonesBeast Of Burden [Some Girls] – 11,780,000
67 1991 Guns N RosesNovember Rain [Use Your Illusion I] – 11,660,000
68 1991 MetallicaNothing Else Matters [Metallica] – 11,580,000
69 1992 Whitney HoustonI Have Nothing [The Bodyguard] – 11,570,000
70 1993 Mariah CareyWithout You [Music Box] – 11,390,000
71 1969 BeatlesHere Comes the Sun [Abbey Road] – 11,370,000
72 1985 Whitney HoustonHow Will I Know [Whitney Houston] – 11,350,000
73 1987 Guns N RosesParadise City [Appetite For Destruction] – 11,220,000
74 1975 Bruce SpringsteenBorn to Run [Born to Run] – 11,100,000
75 2001 NickelbackHow You Remind Me [Silver Side Up] – 11,080,000
76 1963 BeatlesLove Me Do [Please Please Me] – 11,020,000
77 1991 Guns N RosesKnockin’ on Heaven’s Door [Use Your Illusion II] – 10,960,000
78 1987 Guns N RosesWelcome To The Jungle [Appetite For Destruction] – 10,910,000
79 1987 Fleetwood MacEverywhere [Tango In The Night] – 10,800,000
80 2000 Bon JoviIt’s My Life [Crush] – 10,770,000
81 1979 Pink FloydComfortably Numb [The Wall] – 10,740,000
82 1973 Rolling StonesAngie [Goats Head Soup] – 10,680,000
83 1984 George Michael & Wham!Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go [Make It Big] – 10,670,000
84 2011 AdeleRolling in the Deep [21] – 10,350,000
85 1993 Janet JacksonThat’s the Way Love Goes [Janet] – 10,320,000
86 1997 Shania TwainYou’re Still the One [Come On Over] – 10,260,000
87 1995 Mariah CareyFantasy [Daydream] – 10,210,000
88 1971 Led ZeppelinBlack Dog [Led Zeppelin IV] – 10,000,000
89 1964 BeatlesA Hard Day’s Night [A Hard Day’s Night] – 9,800,000
90 1977 Bee GeesNight Fever [Saturday Night Fever] – 9,780,000
91 1963 BeatlesTwist and Shout [Please Please Me] – 9,760,000
92 1977 ABBATake a Chance on Me [The Album] – 9,720,000
93 1997 Shania TwainThat Don’t Impress Me Much [Come On Over] – 9,650,000
94 2001 Alicia KeysFallin’ [Songs in A Minor] – 9,620,000
95 2000 EminemThe Real Slim Shady [The Marshall Mathers LP] – 9,530,000
96 1988 MetallicaOne […And Justice For All] – 9,440,000
96 1971 Rolling StonesBrown Sugar [Sticky Fingers] – 9,440,000
98 1969 Led ZeppelinGood Times Bad Times [Led Zeppelin I] – 9,360,000
99 1969 Rolling StonesGimme Shelter [Let It Bleed] – 9,350,000
100 1970 Led ZeppelinImmigrant Song [Led Zeppelin III] – 9,340,000

528 2002 Christina AguileraFighter [Stripped] – 2,580,000
528 1975 David BowieFame [Young Americans] – 2,580,000
530 1968 Fleetwood MacAlbatross [Orphan] – 2,570,000
531 1996 MetallicaUntil It Sleeps [Load] – 2,560,000
531 1967 Rolling StonesLet’s Spend The Night Together [Between The Buttons] – 2,560,000
531 1993 U2Stay (Faraway, So Close!) [Zooropa] – 2,560,000
534 2012 Lana Del ReySummertime Sadness [Born to Die] – 2,550,000
534 1993 NirvanaRape Me [In Utero] – 2,550,000
536 1973 Pink FloydEclipse [The Dark Side of the Moon] – 2,540,000
537 1983 David BowieChina Girl [Let’s Dance] – 2,530,000
537 1996 Backstreet BoysWe’ve Got It Goin’ On [Backstreet Boys] – 2,530,000
537 2003 Black Eyed PeasLet’s Get It Started [Elephunk] – 2,530,000

19 thoughts on “CSPC: Lana Del Rey Popularity Analysis”

  1. Great work again you guys!

    I have to say, I didn’t expect Born To Die to break the 10m mark, matching big albums by 1D and Taylor Swift in the same time frame! This album’s success kinda reminds me of Lorde’s debut, but on a higher scale, in which they both dominated the 3 main formats (album sales, downloads, streaming)
    I assume Born To Die’s huge tally was accumulated over a longer period of time as a great catalog album, rather than being big during its promotional campaign, thus making people very surprised seeing how well it has done!
    I’m also impressed by how Born To Die smashed so hard in France and Germany! I didn’t know sales like that by an international artist was still possible! MJD, aside from Adele’s last 2 albums, are there any other international albums that challenges Born To Die’s sales in those 2 countries?
    Lastly, her career is certainly in a downward spiral! I’m afraid she’ll end up a 1 album wonder. While she is stronger in streaming than in downloads, her tally is decreasing despite the growing audio streaming market. Hopefully she’ll reverse the trend!
    Btw, how close are you in completing the Cher analysis? Are you going to include her career with her husband as well? Looking forward for that legend’s article soon!

    1. Hi Raffi!

      There is still quite a lot of work on Cher but I’m confident I’ll advance fast on it since I have a large amount of available time during the next few days. Her discography with her former husband will be included too 🙂

    1. Hi Julien,

      MJ is not forgotten obviously, but those studies take time. As he had near no news since CSPC series started, we haven’t got into his figures for now. No doubt this day will come!

    1. Hi Dan!

      We have always been working on two main pipes:
      – artists with strong news surrounding them (new album, passing etc)
      – else, completing the missing historical artists

      Polls provides users the capability to request for specific artists from the second category. We won’t be ignoring artists releasing new albums though. Last time we studied Nickelback and Pink Floyd for that reason, now Lana Del Rey.

      Artists from the poll remain those we are and will work with in order to complete all missing acts – BEPs/Fergie/Will.i.am have already been posted, Cher is advancing and the update of Drake is started too. Then, Usher / High School Musical will follow them!

      1. Didn’t know there’s a team, i thought it’s just one guy here 🙂
        Are Queen on the bucket list?
        Thanks for the answer.

        1. Yes there is a team!

          Hernan Lopez is in charge of physical singles and music videos estimates while Anthony Blanchard does the streaming part and build calculations behind compilations’ ratios. I complete album (inc. compilations) sales, downloads, the writing of articles plus the verification of remaining parts. Then Ryan Be helps fixing language-related flaws.

          Queen aren’t among the short list of acts coming very soon but just like Phil Collins they are inevitable giving their impressive sales.

  2. Why not do Phil Collins MJD? His albums FACE VALUE, HELLO I MUST BE GOING, NO JACKET REQUIRED…was massive world-sellers.

  3. Hi MJD

    You said one of two main pipes is – “artists with strong news surrounding them (new album, passing etc)” – then I’m thinking about Soundgarden and late Chris Cornell. It would be interesting to see Soundgarden’s CSPC methinks’.

    Thanks. Great work again.

  4. Very interesting article! Nice to see Born To Die over 10 million CSPC units.

    In the same vein, do you plan to study The XX? I’m wondering because you said in 2014 on ChartsinFrance that only 2 albums had all their tracks over 10 million streams: Born To Die and The XX. I’d be curious to see the CSPC total of their debut, as well as Coexist.

    Also is there an article about P!nk coming soon given she’s got an album out in October?

    No pressure for these two acts though as you already have a huge amount of work ahead with Cher and Usher on the way among others.

    Keep up the great job!

  5. I think Lana is so chick! s2 Thank you for your work in her sales. Do you thin it is possible to do a CSPC for Grace Jones sales, or there’s not enough data for her? (I only found something in the old Billboard archives, and put everything I could find in her Wikipedia…)

  6. What about Paradise EP?

    I have this old numbers about her albuns:
    Born To Die (2012) (6.000.000)
    Paradise edition (2012) (650.000)
    Ultraviolence (2014) (1.250.000)
    Honeymoon (2015) (600.000)

    But i agree with you, your analise was perfect, country by country. I just want to see de numbers of paradise edition, the EP

  7. If born to die paradise edition (the reissue) has 5 million sales wand born to die 7 million wouldn’t that make the complete units for born to die over 13 million?

    1. Hi Helloo,

      Both Born To Die and Born to Die Paradise Edition are already merged together on all figures of the article. The only stand-alone product is the EP Paradise which is added on “remaining” compilations category.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *