CSPC: Christina Aguilera Popularity Analysis

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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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Supersonic Rocket

Hi.
Not sure if answered. But how about Mi Reflejo?
Thanks.

RLAAMJR

Christina may not have succeeded well sakes-wise but for me, she is the best in running melismas. Mariah is only second to her. Mariah’s melismas are easy to imitate and don’t really run in multiple notes. But Mariah is the best on using and controlling whistles though Georgia Brown can hit higher notes and more difficult to imitate.

Sophie

God, Christina Aguilera has sold more records than this website tells us. Anyone knows that and there is real confirmation about it.

Christina Aguilera= 18 m
Mi Reflejo= 4m
My Kind of Christimas= 1,8m
Just Be Free= 0,250
Stripped= 13,5 m
Back to Basics=5,5m
Keeps Gettin’ Better= 2,5m
Bionic= 1,8m
Lotus=1,0m

Aitor

Hi! Moves Like Jagger’s digital sales are really 20M or does it include streaming? Because if not then wow.
Thank you!

Nurturer

Sorry but IFPI had some wrong figures in the past so the 3.9 million and 3.5 million figures of stripped could be wrong too

Selig

Also, didn’t expect any different from a Britney Spears fan.

Selig

Some of these figures seem awfully underestimated. Would you mind explaining the process behind your guesstimates? Are they based on certifications? Because if that’s the case, then there are a couple that make no sense. With some, you only used the figure equivalent to the certification, assuming than in many, many years they haven’t sold one single extra copy. Yet with others you didn’t do such a thing, so how do you decide? I don’t know what to think about the fact that you claim you, and only you, are the one that owns the absolute truth, and that anyone… Read more »

Selig

No one is actually ranting. Anyway, that’s quite ironic, considering you don’t bring evidence to the table either, just guesstimates. However, this is not an attack. It’s sad and disappointing that you took it that way. I’m just trying to understand how you work, because everyone here seems to take your word as the factual truth without questioning anything. Which would be ok if you actually delivered factual proof of each and everyone of your claims, but you don’t. Music Canada states the certification for double albums as “double platinum/diamond album”, yet BTB’s certification is tagged as “platinum album”. It’s… Read more »

Selig

I’ve already stated that in each one of my comments, you’re free to go back and read again if you missed it. Well, labels have direct access to sales reports and any kind of information related to them, you don’t. It’s a no-brainer. You’re right about the “double” tag, I confused it, my bad. However, you still haven’t provided factual evidence of BTB being certified as a double album by CM. And it’s not wishful thinking, the album is certified as 3x platinum by 2007, which equates to 300K according to their system. I’m just asking for factual evidence about… Read more »

Danny

Queen should be in the top 5 at least.

V

Hi MJD,

Can you please give us ALL of Christina’s updated album sales in the USA? Thanks again 🙂

Geoffrey

Hi MJD! Great work with this website! Very impressive and interesting to follow your analysis. I do have a question regarding the overall streaming figures, however. Under Christina’s analysis you have the total streams for Moves Like Jagger at 409.5m while under the analysis for Maroon 5 this was listed as 605.6m streams. I understand this is to do with the reported increase in Spotify’s market share, but I wonder if it makes sense to apply this market share retroactively? If the song accrued the bulk of those streams in years when Spotify held a lower market share, does it… Read more »

Geoffrey

I look forward to it! 😊

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