CSPC: P!nk Popularity Analysis

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So, after checking all the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each album by P!nk achieved? Well, at this point we hardly need to add up all of the figures defined in this article!

In the following table, all categories display figures that way, e.g. in equivalent album sales. For example, singles from Funhouse released in digital format sold the equivalent of 3,114,000 albums – 20,760,000 downloads with a 10 to 1,5 weighting.

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 from the album (ratio 3/10)
  • Download Singles: sales of digital singles from the album (ratio 1,5/10)
  • Streaming: equivalent album sales of all the album tracks (ratio 1/1500 for Audio stream and 1/11750 for Video stream)

It is a matter of months, or even weeks, before both I’m Not Dead and The Truth About Love cross the magical barrier of 10 million equivalent album sales. From there, P!nk will be up to 4 albums topping that tally as Funhouse is up to 12,4 million and M!ssundaztood remains her top seller overall with 15,9 million equivalent album sales.

Thanks to the CSPC format we notice that the last 3 albums are indeed much closer to her 2001 global breakthrough LP unlike what just pure album sales suggest. This confirms even more the incredible consistency of P!nk lately.

Both Can’t Take Me Home and Try This are all but dead so the gap will only get bigger with the remaining albums. Respective equivalent album sales of 5,3 million and 3,8 million are still decent.

The picture brought by the table is somewhat similar to the one of Madonna, although obviously at a lower scale. She started with a good selling album and then exploded with the second effort. Her weak albums are still good sellers and she has been able to reinvent herself several times. She has no record-breaking seller in any format, but she is solid and consistent in all of them.

As for Beautiful Drama, it is just getting started. The first bits of information about its debut are very promising so we will soon know how much it will boost her totals not only by its own sales but also by regenerating her valuable catalog.

In total she has sold 62,9 million equivalent album units so far. This puts her behind Adele, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Beyoncé, but the ballpark is really similar. She tops the likes of Shakira, Norah Jones, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys and Lady Gaga, confirming her status among the elite sellers of the last 15 years. As usual, feel free to comment and / or ask a question!

The following pages list her most successful songs as well as her records and achievements. Do not forget to check our amazing cross-artists lists posted inside the CSPC: Data Collector which includes the full listing of all CSPC results compiled so far to better gauge her position in the history of the music industry.

Sources: IFPI, Spotify, YouTube, Chartmasters.org.

17 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.

    1. Im a Britney fan, she is my no 1 favorite artist of all time. But seriously stop talking trash. Britney and Pink came out at around the same time. Pink always have different image, different music type, different personality, etc. So just stop it, because its getting embarrassing and desperate. They both are great. You totally bring up about Britney in a pink’s page. Totally unrelated.

  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).

  6. Cant believe she has higher total than Christina Aguilera. I guess Christina was bigger when they both first came out. But Pink has a much consistent career.

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