CSPC: Christina Aguilera Popularity Analysis

Christina Aguilera - "Bionic"

Physical Singles Sales – Part 2
Stripped (2002) – 683,000 equivalent albums

Can’t Hold Us Down – 425,000
Fighter – 250,000
Beautiful – 650,000
Dirrty – 675,000
The Voice Within – 275,000

Back to Basics (2006) – 243,000 equivalent albums

Ain’t No Other Man – 225,000
Slow Down Baby & Oh Mother – 10,000
Candyman – 150,000
Hurt – 425,000

Orphan – 848,000 equivalent albums

Nobody Wants to Be Lonely – 650,000
Lady Marmalade – 1,400,000
Keeps Gettin’ Better – 25,000
Car Wash – 325,000
Tilt Ya Head Back – 225,000
Tell Me – 100,000
Remaining Singles – 100,000

Songs like Beautiful, Hurt or Lady Marmalade feel like being hits as big as the early ones for the vocalist. One major difference separate them though – the US physical singles market vanished in the early 00s. Sales got so low that most labels quickly decided to stop issuing them to consolidate album sales instead. None of the singles in this page had a proper physical single widely available in the US – in fact they combine for a mere 200,000 units there, less than 15% of Genie in a Bottle alone.

Since European and Australasian markets also dropped soon after, most of those figures are relatively low, although they remain fairly good for their respective eras. From the time of Bionic, the market had pretty much disappeared completely.

All together, Christina Aguilera sold 13 million physical singles.

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4 year old information . . . what a joke!!!!!


Let’s face it, she’s hardly an artist that is going to be prioritised for an update, given how relatively little she will have added in those 4 years. Her last album didn’t exactly set the world on fire and her streaming numbers, while not exactly terrible are from amazing either.


Her Streaming numbers are quite similar to Britney’s total, she had an update 3 years after her last album in 2019. Chartmasters have ads and are now charging for the spotify tool, they are making money, surely as a business you would have up to date (ish) data what is the point in having 4 year old data??? it’s ridiculous and this isn’t just for Christina.


please give us an update


Why did you only count streams from Spotify and not from YT? Xtina has 5.3g views from YT and almost 3.9g streams from Spotify. Counting all songs (solo, ft. collabs) from all official accounts


The need to draw comparisons to Britney Spears is ridiculous and uncalled for. I like both and I don’t mind comparisons per se but the way you worded your language with an unnecessarily condescending tone throughout the whole article implies you’re biased which is an absolute no-go when collecting data like this. If you’re comparing something do it fully and fairly or don’t do it at all because when you’re talking about “fairly different leagues” : 1.) You’re not taking into account that Christina did not release album after album at the peak of her hype like Britney’s label smartly… Read more »


I understand what you mean but I dont think the author is biased bc of that. The facts are reliable….it’s just that some of his expressions and the way he built this article with the “who’s the winner” concept are a bit unprofessional and annoying. This isn’t stan twitter or a tabloid magazine. Why create a one on one fight? I wish they would just stay transparent without irrational comparisons because like you explained Xtina’s condition and music was compeletly different after stripped and a lot less commercial. Still that doesnt mean the author is taking sides….more like he’s feeding… Read more »


Ur talking non sense. This site is all about sales, sales & sales. Christina probably would have sold a lot more albums at her peak if she realeased more albums but she chose not to & because of that her sales are in a lower league than Britney or whoever else that was the top singers of that time. Christina chose Critical Acclaim over sales, Britney chose the opposite. On a site that talks about sales, Christina isnt in her league, on a site that is focused on Critical Acclaim you can talk all day long and point out how… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by Michael

I dont think there’s anything aggressive about my comments. I did not used one offensive word in my comment. And I dont think its tedious when someone tried to indicate an artist as a puppet. If u want to argue, then laid down all ur facts, no need to throw dirt to other artist like that. Thats rude. Also like what would people expect when they throw dirt to other artist. He/she should be expecting some retaliation. I also hate this notion that Britney is a puppet. Jive is known to be really strict and they are not really encouraging… Read more »

Rudy S

Hello, you forgot to include “Mi Reflejo” ( her Spanish album) she went 6 times platinum only on the Hispanic market in the USA, the album was a major hit in Latin America and Spain. She also sang with Pitbull, Andrea Bocelli and Alejandro Fernandez in Spanish ( major hit too).


He included in the page 20, in the Remaining long format. It’s listed as 1.5 millipn copies sold.

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