CSPC: P!nk Popularity Analysis

P!nK - Blow Me (One Last Kiss)

Digital Singles Sales – Part 3
The Truth About Love (2012) – 3,111,000 equivalent albums

Blow Me (One Last Kiss) – 4,010,000
Try – 5,110,000
Just Give Me a Reason – 9,290,000
True Love – 1,230,000
Remaining tracks – 1,100,000

Beautiful Trauma (2017) – 117,000 equivalent albums

What About Us – 780,000

Orphan – 2,676,000 equivalent albums

Lady Marmalade – 970,000
Raise Your Glass – 7,080,000
F**kin’ Perfect – 5,080,000
Won’t Back Down – 660,000
Bridge Of Light – 320,000
Just Like Fire – 2,000,000
Setting the World on Fire – 880,000
Remaining tracks – 850,000

If Blow Me (One Last Kiss) and Try were both undoubtedly successful hits, Just Give Me A Reason was on a different level. This duet with Fun. singer Nate Ruess sold 9,29 million units, an incredible amount for a song promoted during 2013 with a decreasing market and relatively few years of catalog sales. Even more impressively, it became the pop star’s biggest selling hit of her career after nearly one decade and a half of presence. It was also her first true breakthrough in various markets such as Spain, Italy and Mexico.

Just like with physical singles some years earlier, P!nk went on to sell great volumes of downloads while everyone else was facing the death of this market. The recent releases Just Like Fire, Setting the World on Fire and What About Us all sold especially well combining for 3,6 million units.

A few years before, Raise Your Glass and F**kin’ Perfect promoted the Greatest Hits… So Far!!! compilation perfectly with respectively over 7 million and 5 million units.

All told, the diva has now sold 81 million downloads and ringtones with this latter format accounting for only 5% of that total.

15 thoughts on “CSPC: P!nk Popularity Analysis”

  1. I actually like Pink…….she’s got a soulful voice and her choice of pop song’s is great compared to other divas of the 21st century

    1. Hi Pedro,

      I suggest you to read the page 2 to understand the concept. The Greatest Hits is distributed into “Other releases” sales among her studio albums, its own sales are listed page 23.

  2. Good career! Her GH album’s stats are impressive.

    You should update Beyoncé & Rihanna since they’re two of the artists whose recent changes in the CSPC methodology will impact the most.

  3. Britney only had a big peak, but she has sold about forty percent more than Pink. And they debuted at the same time. There are no excuses. Britney’s success is far superior in spite of the fact that she has not kept up so well as Pink (although the reasons are obvious and she had a lot more potential). In addition, without Britney there would have been no anti Britney: Pink, Avril … Her impact will always be greater than any girl of his generation, who appeared thanks to her. None of her generation can boast that if they had not existed in the industry, the industry would be different. She, yes. Definitely.

      1. Gus, respect to P!nk for her longevity, but Britney’s imprint remains on P!nk and Avril Lavigne, two artists whose careers were propelled by being anti-Britney’s during the 2000s decade and it has no choice but to be acknowledged.

        1. Not sure why my comment was down-voted.

          P!nk, Amy Lee of Evanescence and Avril Lavigne (and perhaps others) became anti-Britney’s through either their own music or their marketing. They’re the ones who wrote about Britney. Not Britney. It’s already imprinted on their music.

          Same with all the literature of at the time from the critics. You can’t go back in time and change it.

          It’s worth being brought up as Pitchfork and other losers try to go back in time to pathetically overrate Destiny’s Child to boost Beyonce’s legacy.

  4. Great article as always! P!nk’s career consistency is amazing, although I’d disagree that “Try This” did decently. I feel like it was actually a huge bomb, I mean, selling 2.8 million pure/3.8 million CSPC in 2003 right after such a big era like “Missundaztood” was quite terrible. You recently mentioned that Britney’s “Blackout” was unsuccessful (despite having 4.4 million CSPC and being released during a weaker period for album sales), so you can imagine how much of a flop “Try This” was.

    Of course though, I’m not denying that she’s had a great career regardless. Most acts have a flop album/era every now and then, and it’s amazing that she managed to recover with “I’m Not Dead”, plus 3/4 other successful releases.

    Her greatest hits album did amazing numbers! I assume it must be the biggest greatest hits album of the 2010s decade?

    She’s not really a successful streaming act(which is fine considering not many pre-2005 acts are), but her digital sales are quite good.

  5. Regarding her overall career sales, it’s weird how she’s so massive in countries like the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Germany, where she has extraordinary results and completely overshadows her peers, but in other countries like Spain, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Finland, Norway, Belgium, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand etc she’s actually very, very weak! Dare I say, her sales in France are not that great either, but still good of course. I’d argue that her success is very Anglophone-based (with the exception of German speaking countries, as well as the Netherlands and France).

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