CSPC: Spice Girls Popularity Analysis

Spice Girls CAREER CSPC RESULTS

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So, after checking all the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each Spice Girls album achieved? Well, at this point we don’t need to combine all the figures found in this article.

In the following table, all categories display figures that way, e.g. in equivalent album sales. For example, Spice singles released in digital format sold the equivalent of 525,000 albums – 3,500,000 downloads with a 10 to 1,5 weighting.

 

 

As a reminder:

  • Studio Album: sales of the original album
  • Other Releases: sales of compilations generated thanks to the album
  • Physical Singles: sales of physical singles from the album (ratio 3/10)
  • Download Singles: sales of digital singles from the album (ratio 1,5/10)
  • Streaming: equivalent album sales of all the album tracks (ratio 1/1500

While Spiceworld someway managed to follow the pace of sales Spice managed in various markets, once considering all other formats, the group’s debut album appears to be the incontestable winner. Even if it is climbing slowly at the moment, it’s only a matter of time before it crosses the magical 30-million barrier.

Never getting a second life thanks to a compilation or a live set, and still being a fairly terrible catalog seller in spite of the absence of competition, Spiceworld’s total of 16,5 million is huge given its very short lifespan.

The same can’t be said about Forever. Released at the all-time peak of the music industry, and after all, not that long after the first two albums, it should have done much, much better than 1,45 million equivalent album sales overall. Even the absence of Geri Halliwell isn’t a good enough justification to explain such chaotic sales. Ironically, all subsequent members – Mel B, Mel C, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham – remained strong and managed various hit singles after that bomb.

The ultimate total of the Spice Girls amounts to 48,5 million equivalent album sales. While some may rate this final total as disappointing, remembering that a huge chunk of that figure came within 24 months, makes it fairly impressive. Last but not least, in the famous “Who’s the biggest selling female group ever” debate, this result puts them ahead of the 45,16 million achieved by Destiny’s Child. Obviously, R&B legends TLC, as well as the legendary Supremes, have yet to be studied. Maybe more than sales, the real feat of the Spice Girls is found in their insane impact on popular culture. Such territory the above mentioned female groups come nowhere near replicating.

The following pages list his most successful songs as well as his records and achievements. Do not forget to check our amazing cross-artists lists posted inside the CSPC: Data Collector which includes the full listing of all CSPC results compiled so far to better gauge his position in the history of the music industry.

As usual, feel free to comment and / or ask a question!

  • Sources: IFPI, EMI, Spotify, Chartmasters.org.
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RENÉ BRUNES-DE-MONTLOUET

They’re at number 99? that sounds wrong and very low, but at the same time it doesn’t and I’ll explain why. The fact is that most of the Spice Girls success and big global success was only based on 2 albums! They literally were only together as 5 for 2 years and only recorded 2 albums as a group of 5. Spice Mania was mega explosive but very short lived. They perhaps could have lasted longer, but they were overworked, probably more than other big artists, they released Spice and Spice World within a year from each other or even… Read more »

Andrea Semenzato

Ho! This year will be the Spice Girls’ 25th! Can I suggest a new post with updated numbers?

And the sales for each solo spice maybe? I’m so curious!! 🙏

Think about it!
Anyway, love your site!

bruh

How much would Spice and Spiceworld have sold on BMG and Britannia Music Clubs if you could extrapolate from the rest of their sales?

Martin

Hi Bruh, There was no BMG music club in the UK. At one point there were numerous music clubs in the UK but all had folded by the late 90s, with only Britannia remaining, it eventually folded sometime around 2007. In all truth though, it had been dying a death from the turn of the century. I do not have music club figures for Spiceworld but I have exact music club shipments for Spice, which are; 1996  — 2,749 1997  — 154,094 1998  — 41,636 1999  — 8,844 2000  — 1,431 2001  — 679 2002  — 203 2003  — 81… Read more »

Bruh

Thanks Martin.

Sorry, I made a mistake in my question. I meant BMG and Columbia House. I was asking about potentially lost US sales.

Thanks again.

Andrea Semenzato

Hi! Very interesting page! Said that, in 2019 they toured the world to an IMPRESSIVE 700,000k tickets sold from just 13 dates, thsi means that they’re not only remembered by now 30somethings, but they are still very much considered as iconic even from youngsters of this generation. When you wrote this article figures were, yes, a bit low but i think they had a pretty good resurgence in these last 3 years, new GH album sales and Wannabe figures literally exploded taking it near the 460 million mark, while many others singles jumped too: Stop reached 70 million mark and… Read more »

Kris

The streaming numbers indicate that for the younger generation, the Spice Girls are very much a one-hit wonder. “Wannabe” is the song that lasted. The rest of the streaming numbers are quite poor compared to say the Backstreet boys, who also have one enormous hit (I want it that way) but then several other songs above 200 M or 100 M plays.

Andrea Semenzato

Sorry but i absolutely don’t agree! A One hit wonder will never sell 700,000 tickets IN A HEARTBEAT like they did last summer, c’mon. The super youngsters maybe just know Wannabe, that’s true, but i can absolutely bet they can recognize they’re just absolutely big and if they don’t know other songs it’s just cause they belong to a different generation and aren’t particularly interested in hearing them. I know Beatles, titles of the song (cause i’m very passionate about music) but i don’t listen to them and i bet LOADS of youngsters will recognize some songs because they’re still… Read more »

Dan

I think “Spice” has already reached 30 million CSPS, this needs an update 🔥

Dan

Dude…

dhhd

https://pro-musicabr.org.br/home/certificados/?busca_artista=Spice+Girls&tmidia=1
Why I only see multiple gold certifications instead of platinum?

Marcus André

Put the mouse in the gold discs and you’ll read (in portuguese): Platinum, double platinum, etc . This new PMB website is terrible.

dhhd

Before 1xP=50k, it was 1xP=75k in Indonesia,right?I saw it on Billboard. I wonder when it changed to 1xP=50k.And When Korea changed 1xP=100k to 1xP=60k, Thailand changed 1xP=50k to 1xP=40k.

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