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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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.

Wibisana

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.

Angelo

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

Eminemfan

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

dfgdfgsdfgsdfgs

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

michael1814

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 . . .

Eminemfan

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 6 months ago by Eminemfan
Kris

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 6 months ago by Kris
Analord

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…

Eminemfan

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 6 months ago by Eminemfan
Analord

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) 🙄

Wibisana

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.

someday

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.

AndrewMark

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 »

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