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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There are his other albums with more than 1 million sales you’ve not included!



Asher Salvatore

Shes talking about his 2 greatest hits in 97 before he signed English!!!

The Remixes
Bailamos: Greatest Hits

Both were certified gold but RIAA for 500k sales and now even Quizas joins the party


”Enrique Iglesias” has sold more than 8 millions,”Escape”-more than 10 millions, ”Vivir”-more than 5 millions,”Cosas del amor”(not Cosas de la vida,the title you’ve written is wrong)-more than 4 millions,”Enrique”-more than 10 millions,”Escape”-more than 10 millions,”Quizas”-more than 500 000 in USA,”Euphoria”-4 millions,”Sex and love”-more than 4 millions. You should update your information!


Hi Sara,

Or maybe you should update your sources 😉

All numbers you claim are ridiculously inflated. Accurate and official data is known, there is no reason to invent fanciful numbers to inflate an artist.

The typo is fixed.


Enrique has sold more albums and singles than Ricky Martin of course!


Please, can you do Ricky Martin? Do you know if he might have sold more than Enrique? Thanks.

Asher Salvatore

Ummm, Enrique has sold “Wayyyyyyyyyyyy” more than ricky!!! Ofc ricky was bigger until 2000 but then hes disappeared from the scene!!! And Enrique is still going strong!!!
So … Ya Know


Could you please do Shakira next? Thank you 😊.

Martin Dimitrov

Your information is wrong! He has sold way more albums


Hello Martin,

The aim of ChartMasters.org is very precisely to bring back some accuracy rather than repeated fanciful claims found on fansites or Wikipedia pages. All information provided here is backed by official and legitimate sources unlike what you have most likely read before.


I want to see Beyonce’s data

Alejandro Stevens

I’d love to see how Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin compare to these stats. Are you planning to do them later?


Hi everyone! I reversed MJD’s formulas to determine the CSP for each track. We could interpret this as the CSP total “due to” a track, so its success. I have calculated the top 10 below (All songs): Song [Album] = CSP total (millions sales equivalent) Hero [Escape] = 6,90 Bailamos [Enrique] = 5,06 Nunca te olvidaré [Cosas De La Vida] = 1,76 Bailando [Sex And Love] = 1,75 Enamorado por primera vez [Vivir] = 1,72 Be With You [Enrique] = 1,62 Sólo en ti [Vivir] = 1,61 Escape [Escape] = 1,54 Could I Have This Kiss Forever [Enrique] = 1,39… Read more »

Asher Salvatore

Actually…. Bailando sold 8 million copies in 2014(only) ….Ifpi said that .. so idk where u getting all of ur info from!!!


Hello dear Hernàn congratulations for CSPC analysis for Enrique Iglesias; I would like to know if this week you also analyzed other artists or groups. I hope that you analyzed the Fab Four ( The Beatles).
I look forward to your reply !!!

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