CSPC: Spice Girls Popularity Analysis

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Digital Singles Sales

Let’s be honest – digital sales of the Spice Girls are bad. While Wannabe is a good seller at 2,4 million, which was to be expected given its immense popularity, the rest of their catalog moves very low numbers. It must be said that they are getting close to no airplay, only being remembered in TV programs covering past successes. As a whole, they sold only an estimated 5 million download tracks.

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 1 ratio between one album and one digital single.

Spice (1996) – 350,000 equivalent albums

Wannabe – 2,400,000
Say You’ll Be There – 300,000
2 Become 1 – 400,000
Remaining tracks – 400,000

Spiceworld (1997) – 120,000 equivalent albums

Spice Up Your Life – 550,000
Stop – 250,000
Too Much – 125,000
Viva Forever – 200,000
Remaining tracks – 75,000

Forever (2000) – 40,000 equivalent albums

Holler – 100,000
Goodbye – 250,000
Remaining tracks – 50,000

Orphan – 10,000 equivalent albums

Remaining tracks – 100,000

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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 »


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 »


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




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.


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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