CSPC: NSYNC Popularity Analysis

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So, after checking all the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each album by NSYNC 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 No Strings Attached released in digital format sold the equivalent of 414,000 albums – 2,760,000 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)

The career of NSYNC may have been short lived and massively axed around the US, but their sales are outstanding. They recorded back to back monster albums with their eponymous debut amassing 14,8 million equivalent album sales and its follow up No Strings Attached reaching even higher figures at 17,9 million.

Celebrity started strong but failed to hold as well as its predecessors with a final tally of 7,6 million, which is still solid. Along the way they also released the Holiday album Home For Christmas which sold a cumulative 3,5 million.

This brings the combined total of the group to more than 44 million equivalent album sales over the course of just 4 years. Will Justin Timberlake‘s personal total be higher? The answer will be published during the next few hours!

The following pages list their most successful songs as well as their 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 their position in the history of the music industry.

As usual, feel free to comment and / or ask a question!

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

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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