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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Xtina Fan

I don’t know why anyone would be dragging Christina’s career numbers when she’s still one of the most successful female artists of all-time, but they need an update regardless. Since these numbers were posted in 2017, Xtina has achieved these new stats in the United States alone, from the RIAA’s website: +3 million units for Christina Aguilera (singles only) +6 million units for Stripped (album and singles) +4 million units for Back to Basics (album and singles) +500K Gold certification for Keeps Gettin’ Better, Bionic, and Lotus albums +1x Platinum certification for “Lady Marmalade” +10x Diamond certification for “Moves Like… Read more »

Bri L.

About damn time her numbers got updated seriously, it’s been 5 years!!!

Wibby

It has been 5 years since her figure is last updated here and she already released two more studio albums. Could you at least put Liberation and Aguilera here on her CSPC table? We’ll appreciate it a lot. It would be even better if you could update her sales, especially for Liberation, and share the break down of the sales of Mi Reflejo and Keeps Gettin’ Better A Decade of Hits.

Emerzonne

Christina Aguilera has sold 53 million pure albums and 90 million albums in total but it’s not me saying that, it’s Billboard and Sony Music

wib

Actually they reported 43 million.
That 90 million must be album+singles.

stan lotus 2.0

Back to basics sales are far from disappointing, it’s a double disc with a not commercial sound selling over 6.6M units, it’s actually pretty good.

also some stats are deflated. Your Body sold 1.350.000 digital copies not 900.000.

also, is it possible to update it? it’s been years and she released 1 album and a half since then.

Wibisana

I’ve been tweeting to him and posted comments here, but still got zero response. I hope he will update it as soon as La Luz EP is released.

Angelo

When are you going to update all her albums, singles and sales?

Eminemfan

She didn’t even last longer than katy. Horrible stats for someone to be known as rival of Britney back then.

dfgdfgsdfgsdfgs

That is what happens when someone copies when they can’t come up with their own thing.

michael1814

It’s hard to sell albums when you’re crafting amazing albums like Stripped and Back to Basics and not releasing an album a year by just singing whatever is put on front of you by Max Martin or Dr Luke . . .

Eminemfan

Lmao those albums streams proved that they are not seen artistic by gp except by xtina fans and never got much acclaim. Stop making excuses. Brtney released albums bcoz she had demand for them.

Xtina didn’t and outside usa , she was never a match for britney. Britney’s success and celebrity was top. If xtina had released so much, she would’ve became irrelevant by 2004! Easy to bring artistic integrity to justify flopping! Those albums tragic streams show otherwise anyways!

Last edited 8 months ago by Eminemfan
Kris

The rivalry was mainly due to both artists being on the Mickey Mouse Club together, being nearly the same age, and then debuting their pop careers around the same time. There was never any competition when it came to sales–Britney outsold Christina by a massive margin, plus released more albums in her first few years. Looking at the chartmasters numbers, just Britney’s first two albums (BOMT + OIDIA) total more sales than Christina’s entire solo career to date (and equal her total career numbers with features included). However Christina is still ahead of Kay Perry’s career total so I’m not… Read more »

Last edited 9 months ago by Kris
Analord

Can’t wait for Eminemfan posting in the Prince thread “Horrible stats for someone to be known as rival of MJ back then”.

He already did that with Janet, “Horrible stats for someone to be known as rival of Whitney” or something. Trolls gonna troll…

Eminemfan

Just because someone point out the numbers doesn’t make them a troll. But i understand it is tough concept for blind cult deluded worhippers to understand.

Na i won’t do in Prince’s post , because he was actual a true artist, even though his music isn’t my taste, who went against label. Other 2 were mainstream as it gets. But to hide their flops, their fans act like they were some Kate Bush non mainstream artistic side lmao. When their music was as commercial like any other cringeworthy pop star.

Last edited 8 months ago by Eminemfan
Analord

Oh another reply I missed, isn’t it possible to show more “Recent Comments” with WordPress ? Subscribing to every thread is rather annoying…

Anyway, I assume Eminemfan is banned at this point but here he was pretending that Prince wasn’t in the same genre as Janet and Christina (pop/r&b) 🙄

Wibisana

Hey MJD, could you please add Liberation at least to the CSPC table? I have seen other artists being updated with their latest releases, but not Christina. If you have the time we would love to see the pure sales breakdown of the album too. Thank you, much appreciated.

someday

Stripped not selling 10M pure sales is what I’d call disappointing, Back To Basics moving only 6.5M units is simply tragic. Aguilera only lasted for 4 years.

AndrewMark

What an exaggeration! Back to Basics is a double CD, and in most countries it costs more, which puts off casual shoppers – not fans, of course. The three Back to Basics singles have earned gold and platinum certifications in the US and other countries, nowhere near a failure. The sound of the record is not as catchy and mainstream as what was playing at the time. In comparison, Madonna released in 1990 the CD I’m Brathless, with the same type of sound and which sold about 6 million copies worldwide, even with a (catchy) song like Vogue – which… Read more »

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