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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Steven G

Update this you fatty

Steven G

This probably needs an update now btw!


I know I’m mad late to comment on this, but hasn’t “Lady Marmalade” sold over 5,000,000??


50.7 million album equivalents is pretty low considering what her stans claim but 100 million records or so is pretty cool so win for everyone. Britney was of course more popular but its never at least Xtina has formidable record sales.


Christina is releasing a new album again and while I like the beat of her new single, those kind of songs wont help sell her album well. Christina needs to focus on ballad songs with her just wearing simple dresses. The reason Kelly Clarkson ‘s “breakaway” album sold a lot is because of her “because of you” which was the most successful single on the said album worldwide. But Kelly continued to record and release upbeat songs so her albums didnt sell as much as her breakaway album. Same goes with Demi. They should go for ballads because only Rihanna… Read more »


I really believe in Christina Aguilera’s voice and vocal skills. I even consider her the best on runs and riffs.

It’s sad to see that her total album sales and total singles sales aren’t impressive.


Just thought I shoud point out that you have the order of Bionic and Burlesque mixed in the table (page 22). http://chartmasters.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/CSPC-ChristinaAguileraTotals.png


Christina could have taken advantage of her peak by releasing many albums in a row, as Britney did. If she had followed Britney’s strategy, most likely their numbers would be these:
CA: 14 M
Second album in 2000: 12 M *
Third album in 2001: 10 M *
Stripped (2002): 9.5 M
Fifth album in 2004: 6 M *
Greatest hits album in 2005: 6 M *
Back to basic (2006): 4M
Seventh album in 2008: 2 M *

Christina could have sold almost 70 million pure albums.


Delusional LMAO


As much as I love Christina. Lets face it. Her music is never really that well received by fans as much as Britney does. Therefore I dont think she can consistently sell as much as Britney does. Her music is pretty weird come to think of it. One moment she’s a bubblegum teen pop singer, then she moved towards a more R&B type album, then she made a classical type album, then elecctronics, etc. She would never be able to retain her fans as much as Britney does, because she herself doesn’t know her true identity as a singer and… Read more »


It’s so dumb to think that Xtina changes her sound because she doesn’t know who her musical identity… It’s called talent, she like to try new things instead of always be safe.


Shaniqua, If changes ur musical genre all the time is called talent. Then it is fine. Its not going to sell records though. Even Madonna who is largely recognize as a revolutionary musician who constantly changes her type of music, is still largely considered a pop musician. She literally only went into catchy Teen Pop songs and Dance songs. If you want to have a long career in the music industry. You better have a good sense of direction of what ur music is going to be in the next 10-15 years. Not changing ur mind about what type of… Read more »


the achievements as an artist on stage and in audiovisual productions influence sales, Xtina didn’t deliver clips as good as Britney, didn’t deliver iconic performances like Britney, wasn’t even 1/3 charismatic like Britney, had no visual influence like Britney he had..

It doesn't really matter

All this data just proves that it doesn’t really matter how much you sell, talent always wins. And that’s why Xtina >>> Britney.

Good for Britney that she had a better team to make her sell more!


marcus andre

Put the Keeps gettin better: A decade of hits sales, by country!! Please!!

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