Original Album Sales – Comments
2013 Yours Truly – 1,060,000
2014 My Everything – 1,920,000
2016 Dangerous Woman – 960,000
People who have followed the charts for a long time will not be impressed by these numbers. A total of 3,94 million units sold after 3 studio albums appears to be low, especially for someone with 56 million Twitter followers.
However, pure sales aren’t how the music industry works nowadays. Pure album sales are now something of the past. Any artist who first debuted after the arrival of streaming didn’t get the chance to amass fans who buy their records. Young artists tend to attract young followers and Grande is no exception. These young followers have never been into purchasing albums.
In this context album sales of Grande are pretty solid. They are consistent with each album going close to or topping the million mark. My Everything is also pretty high for a 2014 album. It leads us to wonder how well those records performed in formats more favorable to the singer such as downloads and streaming.