CSPC: Christina Aguilera Popularity Analysis

Christina Aguilera Career CSPC Results

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So, after checking all figures, how many overall album sales equivalent each Christina Aguilera album achieved? Well, at this point we barely need to do the addition of all figures defined all over this article!

In the following results table, all categories display figures in equivalent album sales. If different, pure sales are listed between parentheses.

#CoverAlbumTotal CSPCSales*StreamsTotal CSPC
Studio AlbumsOther LPsPhysical SinglesDigital SinglesLast verifiedAuto updateDaily Increase
1ChristinaChristina Aguilera17,370,00012,800,0001,400,0001,973,000
(6,577,000)
585,000
(3,900,000)
123,000
(03/18/17)
612,000
(08/13/22)
Av.: 250
LD: 320
17,370,000
2MyMy Kind of Christmas1,832,0001,400,00064,00075,000
(250,000)
68,000
(450,000)
46,000
(03/18/17)
225,000
(08/13/22)
Av.: 90
LD: 0
1,832,000
3StrippedStripped13,250,0009,550,000931,000683,000
(2,277,000)
1,185,000
(7,900,000)
203,000
(03/18/17)
901,000
(08/13/22)
Av.: 350
LD: 350
13,250,000
4BackBack to Basics6,650,0004,000,000469,000243,000
(810,000)
1,455,000
(9,700,000)
131,000
(03/18/17)
483,000
(08/13/22)
Av.: 180
LD: 190
6,650,000
5BionicBionic1,472,000750,00000
(0)
570,000
(3,800,000)
62,000
(03/18/17)
152,000
(08/13/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 40
1,472,000
6BurlesqueBurlesque2,261,0001,375,00000
(0)
360,000
(2,400,000)
166,000
(08/30/17)
526,000
(08/13/22)
Av.: 200
LD: 180
2,261,000
7LotusLotus1,111,000525,00000
(0)
375,000
(2,500,000)
88,000
(03/18/17)
211,000
(08/13/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 50
1,111,000
8Orphan9,128,00001,511,000848,000
(2,827,000)
5,895,000
(39,300,000)
874,000
(03/18/17)
N/AN/A9,128,000
*Pure sales figures updated on 03/18/17.
'Av.' stands for Average, 'LD' for Last Day.

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 1/6750 for Video stream)

See where the artist ranks among remaining singers


One could have expect download sales and streaming to push Stripped closer to Christina Aguilera. The lack of compilation sales prevent it from challenging the debut album more though. This latter record thus remains quite easily the biggest one at 16,9 million equivalent album sales overall while Stripped is a solid runner up at 12,55 million.

If the 6,3 million sales of Back to Basics are someway disappointing and undoubtedly down from its predecessors, it is really Bionic that destroyed the singer status of global superstar. This album plus Lotus barely top 2 million combined once factoring in every possible format. Burlesque shoot ahead of them by now at 1,85 million, a total poised to reach 2 million copies in a not so far future.

Thanks to a few massively successful collaborations, most notably Moves Like Jagger, the Orphan album is very strong at 9,1 million units.

This extra push brings Christina Aguilera to 50,7 million equivalent album sales. This is less than half the 97 million managed by Britney Spears, putting them in fairly different leagues even if some chart statistics feed the debate. Norah Jones or Alicia Keys, both with similar totals to Christina, are better comparison scales for the former Disney star. The following page lists the most successful songs of the artist.

Do not forget to check our amazing lists posted inside the CSPC: Data Collector which includes the full listing of all CSPC results compiled so far to better gauge her position in the history of the music industry.

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

Sources: IFPI, Spotify, Chartmasters.org.

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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 5 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 5 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 5 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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