CSPC: Enrique Iglesias Popularity Analysis

Enrique Iglesias

Initially more widely known for being Julio Iglesias‘ son, Enrique Iglesias has earned a big place in the history of Latin music, with a massive success from the very beginning and a great appeal outside of the Hispanic world, not just in the USA but in most of Europe, Australia, India and occasionally other places like Japan.

He has accumulated a nice string of hits, including several cleverly chosen collaboration with fellow artists, notably Whitney Houston, Juan Luis Guerra, Lil Wayne, Ciara and a big list of current Latin acts who helped him remain relevant and somehow contemporary in recent years.

While he doesn’t rank amongst the absolute biggest selling acts of all time, compared to other acts that have been covered, it is important to note that for being Spanish, with most of its discography sung in that language, the results may surprise some people.

An interesting aspect is the impact of streaming for a Spanish-language artist. Will it downgrade or improve their share among the World music industry? In the past, the very top selling Spanish albums were limited to 5-6 million copies sold worldwide, about five times less than the equivalent success on a global scale. We will be able to check how this ratio is evolving now that streaming is everywhere.

As a reminder we will do so by merging every format sales the artist has been getting and attributing them to respective studio albums. We will start by focusing on raw data, setting how much each album sold. Then, we will check sales of each track from those albums on each format – physical, digital and streaming – and weight them to value those figures on a par with album sales. A third step will bring in all compilations, live and remix albums and music videos. Once all the raw data is set, we will only need to apply appropriate weighting as per the appeal of each track to get the overall picture of Enrique Iglesias career results.

Let’s go into it and find out right now!

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Rasha

You are ignoring Enrique !! The newspapers have not been updated since 2016 !! And all its numbers are old!!!!

Asher Salvatore

Actually Including Singles his worldwide sales rise upto 160m+ or some!!!

Cuz he has sold 40m “SINGLE” in 2010s alone and im talking about Certified units only!!! Lords know under the table ones

AndrewMark

I think you didn’t saw the complete article. He has 33,9 million studio albums sold + 5,3 compilation albums sold +49 million digital singles sold + 3,4 million records with equivalent streaming = He sold around 91 million copies worldwide.

Asher Salvatore

Ummmm, thats an old news bro…. 220!!!
Only bailando alone sold 8 million!!! In 2014
And its 2020 now!!!
Each of his new song has hundreds of streams on Spotify!!!

AndrewMark

streming sales mean almost nothing in the total, when someone reach 750 million views it translate to 500,000 copies.

Asher Salvatore

Well im trying so hard to not to be disrespectful!!!.
But lmao “150 streams on Spotify equals to 1 sale” lmaooo
Therefore as example ”
Duele El Corazon” has
(448m) streams on Spotify
(Not including) Apple Streams
(not including) Shazam or deezer
(Not Incuding) Digital dowloads

On the rate of 150 steams per 1 sale!!
484m. Steams = 3.2million sales!!!
And thats “ONLY” his Spotify sale!
So lmaooo piss off!!.

Get ur facts right!!! Rather than deciving people just to look smart

Asher Salvatore

Thank you brother for all you’ve given!! Im a Huge Enrique Iglesias fan!! Since i was 9!!

I wanted to ask is there any chance that u may update these records in future!?
Cuz now ech of his song has 2wice streams on Spotify!! For example

bailando = 650
El perdon = 550
Duele el corazon = 480
(New) Subeme La Radio = 490
2nite im lovin u = 120
I like it = 100
Hero = 159

Melany

Could you make Toni Braxton please

Ruben

I would love to see an article about his father, Julio Iglesias. His discography is very broad and he has records in many languages, but I know that his sales are very inflated. It would be interesting to discover if he is truly the most successful Latin artist. Maybe his son is bigger than him.

Sara

I have a friend who works in Sony Music!The numbers are correct!

MJD

Yes, all fanatics have great friends on labels who provide them fanciful numbers. The funny part is that Enrique has released albums for FonoVisa, Universal, Interscope, but I suppose Sony have hteir numbers too. Unless you can provide receipts, which you can’t considering how ludicrous your figures are, there is no point in spreading nonsense here. Compilations aren’t missing, they are simply listed on compilations section. I also moved your dozen of spam messages posted in like 5 minutes to trash. We can also see IPs, so no point either in creating multiple nicknames as you did. Basically, stop trolling.… Read more »

Asher Salvatore

Hes a gawd!! 😍😍

Asher Salvatore

Its Amazing how someone can maintain popularity and sucess for almost 25 years!!!!

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