Physical Singles Sales – Part 1
As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 3 ratio between one album and one physical single.
Yours Truly (2013) – 3,000 equivalent albums
The Way – 10,000
My Everything (2014) – 8,000 equivalent albums
Problem – 15,000
Bang Bang – 10,000
Dangerous Woman (2016) – 0 equivalent albums
No physical single released
Orphan – 1,000 equivalent albums
Focus – 3,000
In our goal of accuracy and reliability we need to study physical singles sales of an artist even if this format has been dead throughout the career of the artist being studied. This is the case for Grande who has been around since 2013, years after the collapse of this market.
She still has 4 singles issued in CD single though. Two had regular releases in continental Europe, Problem and Bang Bang, which amassed some sales mostly from Germany. Then she had two specific releases of singles paired with a poster, The Way in the US and Focus in Japan. Naturally, all these releases sold very few copies.