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 table, all categories display figures that way, e.g. in equivalent album sales. For example, Stripped singles released in digital format sold the equivalent of 1,185,000 albums – 7,900,000 downloads with a 10 to 1,5 weighting.

Please notice that Burlesque total is comprehensive – 90,000 units out of the 1,73 milion figure should be removed from Christina Aguilera count as they come from Cher songs downloads and streams.

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)

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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michael1814

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

Martin

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.

michael1814

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.

carlos

please give us an update

Xtina

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

James

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 »

Jane

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 »

Michael

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 »

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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).

AndrewMark

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

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