CSPC: Christina Aguilera Popularity Analysis


While watching a group of teenagers on the Mickey Mouse Club way back in 1993, nobody would have guessed that four of them, Justin TimberlakeBritney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Ryan Gosling, would be superstars two decades later. It just happened. Following the foot steps of the former which got big along with N’Sync boys band, the two blonde girls both arrived in the Pop Music scene in 1998 / 1999 with a huge #1 hit, instantly drawing attention and creating the perfect rivalry story for gossip magazines.

If recent struggles of both Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera moved away public eyes on other new popular singers a la Taylor Swift or Adele, the battle was fierce for several years between both artists and even stronger within’ their respective fan bases. One has more US #1 albums, the other has more #1 singles. The latter has the biggest UK album, yet the first has the biggest global seller. With valid arguments both sides, it becomes hard to accurately define which one was the biggest. The only thing which remained safe up to now is that from their debut to 2004 they both recorded an impressive string of hits.

Now, we will fully clarify the situation setting Christina Aguilera overall popularity from her self-titled debut until her last effort Lotus.

As usual, I’ll be using the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept in order to relevantly gauge the diva results. The concept will not only bring you raw data of all Christina Aguilera albums, physical singles, download singles, music videos and streaming, it will also accurately weight all this information to conclude on meaningful popularity indicators. If you are not yet familiar with the CSPC idea, the next page explains it with a short video, I fully recommend you to check it before getting into sales figures. Of course, if you are a regular visitor feel free to jump to the following pages. Let’s go!

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Hi, I would just like to clarify. Is the World sales count the accumulated sales of America to Europe to Asia etc? Or is it the sales in the countries outside America, Europe and Asia? Thanks.


Exelent article as always! 😉

It was interesting to see estimates for Asia but it lead me to a question, does figures from Russia and Turkey go into the Asian or the European estimates?


Thank you! Are you planning on doing an analysis on Deep Purple since their new album is coming out in a few weeks?


THANK YOU so much for this! This is such a great analysis of album sales from Xtina.

Can I request the same thing for Janet Jackson too? I would love to see it, thankyou


Great article!Barbra Streisand,Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, please!


Thank You MJD, Anthony and Hernan for this wonderful piece of work! I guessed right that it was Xtina to be analyzed! In fact, I’ve always been interested in how she performed compared to Britney. This analysis really shows that they were on both different levels, though in my opinion, the fact that Britney was more successful than Xtina was pretty obvious, despite the rivalry between them. I don’t think the comparison between them is fair though, as Britney fully exploited her popularity during her peak, while Xtina released one studio album every 4 years, with her image evolving drastically… Read more »

Marlon Serpa

Michael Jackson, please!


album + singles = 100+M


Many would say that Christina career is not really that huge. When you consider it between the likes of Britney, Beyonce, Rihanna, etc. Of course, she has a long way to go to catch up. But selling 100 million albums and singles is nothing to be ashamed of either. Millions of singers would die to be in her shoes.


Wow, thank you for this! You did a terrific job as usual.

Although to be honest I was expecting some of her eras to be bigger, like her debut and Stripped. Obviously she has some great numbers but I was expecting them to be a bit bigger, considering she’s always compared to Britney and Beyonce.


Hasn’t “Stripped” been confirmed to have sold 1,98 million+ in the UK by 2016? That would put shipments at 2 million easily.

Source: http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/flashback-to-2002-christina-aguilera-reinvents-herself-with-dirrty-at-number-1__17063/


So everybody is wrong , but you


I’m pretty sure Stripped sold over 10 million albums. Mediatraffic has it at around 11 million sold


You are both equally trustable lol


What??? CA just sold 12.8 m???


Hi please help understand the meaning of comprehensive streaming? Where the numbers came from? Thanks a lot…and may I also ask if you have an updated figures for this? Thanks


Hi again…do you have an updated figures for the stream counts? Cuz christina has a new song america…thanks


christinas debut album sold 17 mil worldwide tho

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