CSPC: NSYNC Popularity Analysis

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Digital Singles Sales

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 1,5 ratio between one album and one digital single.

NSYNC (1997) – 108,000 equivalent albums

Tearin’ Up My Heart – 770,000
I Want You Back – 420,000
God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You – 110,000
Thinking of You (I Drive Myself Crazy) – 90,000
Remaining tracks – 100,000

Home for Christmas (1998) – 74,000 equivalent albums

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays – 320,000
Remaining tracks – 170,000

No Strings Attached (2000) – 414,000 equivalent albums

Bye Bye Bye – 1,510,000
It’s Gonna Be Me – 590,000
This I Promise You – 510,000
Remaining tracks – 150,000

Celebrity (2001) – 132,000 equivalent albums

Pop – 240,000
Girlfriend – 330,000
Gone – 210,000
Remaining tracks – 100,000

Orphan – 38,000 equivalent albums

All tracks – 255,000

Everything considered, the digital sales of NSYNC aren’t that bad. The band obviously existed before the creation of iTunes and their terrible image nowadays should negatively impact their catalog sales.

With that said, their hits are still popular. The leading song is Bye Bye Bye with 1,5 million downloads and ringtones. There are 6 more songs in the 300,000 to 800,000 range, led by Tearin’ Up My Heart which now has the edge on I Want You Back among their early singles.

7 thoughts on “CSPC: NSYNC Popularity Analysis”

  1. So this puts NSYNC at less than half the backstreet boys, which totally makes sense. I always felt their music didn’t quite compare…it had a cheaper sound and seemed like they were just riding the boy band trend rather than leading it.

  2. I’m wondering about a similar comparison between Take That and Robbie Williams, at the moment. Who would have higher CSPC in your opinion?

  3. Hah. I knew right from the very beginning that Nsync was extremely local. I was right. Their sales was nowhere near Britney nor BSB. Justin did the right move by dating Britney. It gave him the opportunity to introduce himself to the world, and is very useful for the build up of his solo career.

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