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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Xtina Fan

I don’t know why anyone would be dragging Christina’s career numbers when she’s still one of the most successful female artists of all-time, but they need an update regardless. Since these numbers were posted in 2017, Xtina has achieved these new stats in the United States alone, from the RIAA’s website: +3 million units for Christina Aguilera (singles only) +6 million units for Stripped (album and singles) +4 million units for Back to Basics (album and singles) +500K Gold certification for Keeps Gettin’ Better, Bionic, and Lotus albums +1x Platinum certification for “Lady Marmalade” +10x Diamond certification for “Moves Like… Read more »


billboard and Sony music have already updated 77 million albums, 40 million of which are pure, I don’t understand this tantrum in not updating your sales on this site


I’m not sure you understand what tantrum means, as quite clearly no one is having one here!

The problem here is not the site, it is your lack of understanding of the site and the figures that are presented. Maybe spend some time reading up on how the figures are arrived at and hopefully then, you’ll understand how her sales are relatively up to date.


Her pure figures haven’t been updated since 2017… don’t say that this is what you call being ”relativaly up to date” please Sir it’s about to be 2023 round here, hello wakey wakey


How much exactly do you think she’s sold in the past 6 years? Her releases since the last update have hardly been huge sellers and her back catalogue doesn’t exactly fly off the shelves either.

As she has added relatively little in pure sales since her analysis and her streaming figures are updated on an almost daily basis, her overall total is logically, pretty up to date.


Have her songs where she is the featured artist been updated to the new features formula? I know she has some massive songs as a feature artist (Moves like Jagger comes to mind with 20M digital sales). Because with the new formula she will only receive 50% of those sales, which means her total CSPC will probably drop even after a sales update.


could they at least put Mi Reflejo on Christina Aguilera since they don’t count it as a studio album


actually no, the problem here is that most numbers are very dated. the last update was from 2017 but a lot of these numbers are 2013-14 (even older for her early albums). Examples: multiple sources state Stripped sold 12m pure in the 2000s alone, the 525k of pure sales from Lotus is from early 2013, before the album re-entered billboard, went back and forth on itunes and sold 600k pure in early 2014 alone. in addition to not having pure sales for Liberation, having sold-out vinyls for Stripped (took 24 hours, twice), Lotus and bionic all of which sold out… Read more »


Stripped is listed as 4.6 million in the U.S. in this article when it’s at 5 million now. That alone there is almost half a million album units. Back to Basics, Bionic, and Lotus also have outdated numbers. I get you’ll say that you make up for these numbers through your daily updated streams count but it’s really not farfetched to say that her catalog has grown in the millions worldwide (albums + singles) since these 2017 numbers were posted.


I just find it strange that you only account for 16 countries in her debut when it was a global smash and albums with small performances like Blackout have sales accounted for in 43 countries.


if you were fair we wouldn’t be here questioning you, countless threads are made showing how you inflate some artists and diminish others.


Stop acting and sounding like a petulant child. Their is no hidden agenda at work here, we do not inflate or diminish acts. If an artist is higher or lower than they should be, it is purely by mistake. Many of the earlier articles only show figures from a select set of countries but all countries are included in their total estimation. Again, no one has an agenda against Aguilera, if you bothered to check other articles from around 2016 and 2017, such as Led Zeppelin, U2 and The Beatles you would see they also only have a select few… Read more »


this doesn’t change what Lurker pointed out in the slightest though


her data is fake, certifications don’t match the data here and a single diamond has only 3M on her Singles page.


so fighters, totally ignore the label that owns all profits from every album sold and we will now trust only one estimation site


What Lurker pointed out, was his complete lack of knowledge or understanding of the figures on here and also the RIAAs figures. A 5m RIAA album certification, does not mean it has sold 5m physical copies, track streams, downloads etc are also included, for many years now. When the article was published Stripped was at 12.55m, as of today it is at 13.30m, rising by 750k. Some of that 750k rise has come from US streams of tracks from the album, which have also gone towards it’s 5m RIAA certification. The reality is, actual physical sales of the album in… Read more »

Bri L.

About damn time her numbers got updated seriously, it’s been 5 years!!!


It has been 5 years since her figure is last updated here and she already released two more studio albums. Could you at least put Liberation and Aguilera here on her CSPC table? We’ll appreciate it a lot. It would be even better if you could update her sales, especially for Liberation, and share the break down of the sales of Mi Reflejo and Keeps Gettin’ Better A Decade of Hits.


Christina Aguilera has sold 53 million pure albums and 90 million albums in total but it’s not me saying that, it’s Billboard and Sony Music


Actually they reported 43 million.
That 90 million must be album+singles.

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.


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.


When are you going to update all her albums, singles and sales?


She didn’t even last longer than katy. Horrible stats for someone to be known as rival of Britney back then.


That is what happens when someone copies when they can’t come up with their own thing.


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 . . .


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 10 months ago by Eminemfan

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 10 months ago by Kris

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…


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 10 months ago by Eminemfan

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) 🙄


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.


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.


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 »