CSPC: Lana Del Rey Popularity Analysis

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

CSPC OVERALL SALES – Albums Ranking

1 1977 Bee GeesSaturday Night Fever – 67,110,000
2 1977 Fleetwood MacRumours – 60,508,000
3 1971 Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV – 56,573,000
4 1973 Pink FloydThe Dark Side of the Moon – 55,796,000
5 1992 Whitney HoustonThe Bodyguard – 53,744,000
6 1991 NirvanaNevermind – 52,930,000
7 1978 SoundtrackGrease – 51,899,000
8 1979 Pink FloydThe Wall – 50,309,000
9 1986 Bon JoviSlippery When Wet – 49,377,000
10 1984 Bruce SpringsteenBorn in the U.S.A. – 47,373,000
11 1987 U2The Joshua Tree – 47,050,000
12 1997 Céline DionLet’s Talk About Love – 45,849,000
13 1987 Guns N’ RosesAppetite For Destruction – 45,435,000
14 1997 Shania TwainCome On Over – 44,888,000
15 1969 BeatlesAbbey Road – 42,928,000
16 1996 Céline DionFalling Into You – 41,605,000
17 1991 MetallicaMetallica – 40,460,000
18 1984 MadonnaLike A Virgin – 39,664,000
19 1975 Bruce SpringsteenBorn To Run – 39,363,000
20 2011 Adele21 – 39,321,000
21 1986 MadonnaTrue Blue – 36,552,000
22 1976 ABBAArrival – 34,855,000
23 1993 Mariah CareyMusic Box – 33,985,000
24 1975 QueenA Night At The Opera – 33,680,000
25 1969 Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II – 33,449,000
26 1965 BeatlesHelp! – 33,058,000
27 1970 BeatlesLet It Be – 32,754,000
28 1975 Pink FloydWish You Were Here – 32,462,000
29 1967 BeatlesSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – 31,335,000
30 1995 Mariah CareyDaydream – 31,152,000
31 2000 Linkin ParkHybrid Theory – 30,949,000
32 1999 Britney Spears…Baby One More Time – 30,842,000
33 1963 BeatlesPlease Please Me – 29,930,000
34 1996 Spice GirlsSpice – 29,727,000
35 2000 EminemThe Marshall Mathers LP – 29,577,000
36 1999 Backstreet BoysMillennium – 29,224,000
37 2008 Lady GagaThe Fame / The Fame Monster – 28,697,000
38 1967 BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour – 28,664,000
39 1985 Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston – 28,646,000
40 1968 BeatlesThe Beatles (White Album) – 27,895,000
41 1997 Backstreet BoysBackstreet’s Back – 27,882,000
42 2002 EminemThe Eminem Show – 27,265,000
43 1984 George Michael & Wham!Make It Big – 27,055,000
44 1987 George Michael & Wham!Faith – 26,767,000
45 1987 Whitney HoustonWhitney – 26,560,000
46 2002 Norah JonesCome Away With Me – 26,349,000
47 1964 BeatlesA Hard Day’s Night – 25,803,000
48 1994 Green DayDookie – 25,419,000
49 1989 MadonnaLike A Prayer – 25,403,000
50 1975 AerosmithToys In The Attic – 25,055,000
51 1977 Billy JoelThe Stranger – 24,886,000
52 1991 Guns N’ RosesUse Your Illusion I – 24,655,000
53 1983 U2War – 24,622,000
54 1975 ABBAABBA – 24,566,000
55 1991 U2Achtung Baby – 24,407,000
56 1991 Guns N’ RosesUse Your Illusion II – 23,705,000
57 1969 Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin I – 23,628,000
58 1966 BeatlesRevolver – 23,571,000
59 1965 BeatlesRubber Soul – 22,967,000
60 2000 Britney SpearsOops!… I Did It Again – 22,845,000
61 1993 Céline DionThe Colour Of My Love – 22,438,000
62 1973 Led ZeppelinHouses Of The Holy – 22,350,000
63 1983 Billy JoelAn Innocent Man – 22,320,000
64 2015 Adele25 – 21,886,000
65 1971 Rolling StonesSticky Fingers – 21,537,000
66 1998 MadonnaRay Of Light – 21,197,000
67 1980 ABBASuper Trouper – 21,146,000
68 1969 Rolling StonesLet It Bleed – 20,991,000
69 1987 Fleetwood MacTango In The Night – 20,797,000
70 1979 ABBAVoulez-Vous – 20,559,000
71 2000 U2All That You Can’t Leave Behind – 20,536,000
72 2004 Green DayAmerican Idiot – 20,481,000
73 1970 Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin III – 20,018,000
74 1990 Mariah CareyMariah Carey – 19,736,000
75 1988 Bon JoviNew Jersey – 19,399,000
76 1966 Rolling StonesAftermath – 19,369,000
77 1993 Janet JacksonJanet. – 19,251,000
78 1993 NirvanaIn Utero – 18,955,000
79 2006 Amy WinehouseBack To Black – 18,928,000
80 1983 MadonnaMadonna – 18,537,000
81 1977 ABBAThe Album – 18,313,000
82 1995 Shania TwainThe Woman in Me – 18,252,000
83 1979 Bee GeesSpirits Having Flown – 18,241,000
84 1978 Rolling StonesSome Girls – 18,195,000
85 1973 Billy JoelPiano Man – 18,159,000
86 2002 ColdplayA Rush Of Blood To The Head – 18,029,000
87 2003 Linkin ParkMeteora – 18,005,000
88 1999 Destiny’s ChildThe Writing’s on the Wall – 17,791,000
89 1988 Metallica…And Justice For All – 17,692,000
90 2009 Black Eyed PeasThe E.N.D. – 17,605,000
91 1980 Bruce SpringsteenThe River – 17,545,000
92 1989 Janet JacksonRhythm Nation 1814 – 17,523,000
93 2005 NickelbackAll the Right Reasons – 17,495,000
94 1975 Led ZeppelinPhysical Graffiti – 17,468,000
95 1994 Mariah CareyMerry Christmas – 17,296,000
96 1975 Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac – 16,966,000
97 1996 Backstreet BoysBackstreet Boys – 16,907,000
98 1964 BeatlesBeatles for Sale – 16,896,000
99 1988 U2Rattle And Hum – 16,737,000
99 2002 Maroon 5Songs About Jane – 16,737,000

184 1963 Bob DylanThe Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan – 10,690,000
185 2010 RihannaLoud – 10,515,000
186 2011 Lady GagaBorn This Way – 10,506,000
187 1971 Pink FloydMeddle – 10,273,000
188 2004 Alicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia Keys – 10,236,000
189 2012 Lana Del ReyBorn to Die – 10,203,000
190 1971 David BowieHunky Dory – 10,152,000
191 1997 MetallicaReload – 10,144,000
192 1964 Bob DylanThe Times They Are a-Changin’ – 10,132,000
193 1997 Janet JacksonThe Velvet Rope – 10,099,000
194 1976 Bob DylanDesire – 10,075,000

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.

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