CSPC: Mariah Carey Popularity Analysis

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Its arrived. The one many of you wanted to be studied. For various months many of you have been requesting to add Mariah Carey among the studied acts. After completing career-listings of Madonna, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston this demand increased even more. From the mid-80s to early 00s these four singers sold so many records that talks about those iconic divas started to gain ground and haven’t stopped since.

So who sold the most? In reality, wondering which one did the best out of those four females is kind of a rich person’s problem. In fact, the first thing that needs to be said is that they all did insanely well. They all broke various records here and there and they all have no competition at all in their respective leagues – well, sorry Barbra Streisand, I haven’t forgotten about you but your career is too different to fairly include you inside this Madonna – generation legends battle.

Among Mariah Carey’s achievements feature her 18 US #1 hits, a tally putting her on par with Elvis Presley and runner up to the Beatles. She did so in a relatively smooth period for singles sales and the Hot 100 heavily factored Airplay during this era. So has she really sold that well? Let’s not forget she owns several of the very top selling foreign albums of all-time in Japan so surely she moved some units. How many though? Her 90s decade was undoubtedly intense, but that is still only 10 years. Can she really challenge the all-time top sellers within such a short period of high sales?

As usual, I’ll be using the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept in order to relevantly gauge her results. The concept will not only bring you sales information for all Mariah Carey albums, physical singles, download singles, music videos and streaming, it will also accurately weight all this information to conclude the truth 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 out before getting into sales figures. Of course, if you are a regular visitor feel free to get straight into the sales figures. Let’s go!

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Why did the Big Energy Remix get removed from her Spotify search tool? It’s her third most played song at the moment on her Spotify page…


Charmbracelet is currently at 2,999,000 EAS.


UPDATE MARIAH’S STATS! She just updated a lot of RIAA certifications + you need to update her streaming stats with the updated formula. There’s no way TEOM has less stream equivalent sales than Confessions On A Dance Floor. Same with Daydream having less than Falling Into You.


MJD already stated in one comment that if TEOM streams were updated, it would be ahead of COADF.


an update is wayyyy overdue for mariah. her streaming power has increased so much since this article was created.


The last thing, Asian sales. Actually, only several markets’ numbers are valid! Japan, singapore, taiwan, hongkong, south korea etc. Markets like China mainland, its number are fake ! These divas could not sell more than the local pop stars. Fans in the markets like China mainland, they always buy records from overseas, so the number is already counted in versions like Japan/Hongkong/Taiwan. MJD is right! Markets there are not that big for these divas. There are a lot of lies about Asian sales. One thing is many of you said mariah has big sales in Asia, but why does her… Read more »


Please. Celine toured Asia only twice since 08, while Mariah has gone on tour in Asia three times in the time span (2010, 2014, 2018). Check your facts before putting wildly ridiculous claims.


Another strange thing is that madonna/celine/mariah, they are almost the same level when it comes to spotify, don’t mention pandora, which is not considered to sales. The top streaming female singer ariana grande has about 31100 millions plays , so so so much bigger than any three of above. Mariah has christmas song, which I doubt it is promoted by intention. We all know the song has been out for many years but only recent years it becomes popular in christmas season. It is played free! Even one song, of course will not fill the big gap between her and… Read more »


It is true that mariah’s fans really like fake news and they always make fake news.


Ariana is already flopping lmao. She doesn’t even have big peak compared to billie dua both of whom are on verge of 2 ten million plus albums before ariana( won’t even talk about taylor adele rihanna ). New girls gonna replace ariana too which is already happening.


mariah is far ahead of celine in streaming huh? why do you feel the need to downplay mariah’s success


It is really strange that mariah could not do well in tours, which is very important for all the singers. Mariah did very bad in tours comparing to her albums sales. We all know that the 19 no1. singles, they are full of airplays. But even that, how could she did so badly in tour even just in US ??? It obviously seems that people do not want pay money to see her on site. And we all remember the 2017 new year perform, that is really a shame. I mean really. I’m not any fan of these divas. In… Read more »

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Mariah is more on the general public site. Legacy artists like her don’t really build a fanbase because she gets her attention from the general public. You could say someone like MJ has a fanbase but it’s not much compared to the MASSIVE GP support he had in his prime.


Why have you been lowering The Emancipation Of Mimi sales within each article? In the 2016 debunking 10M sellers article it was at 9.1M, and if i’m not wrong, it was at 8.9M or something around that in her 2016 article? Were the sales really overestimated by that much?


It’s time to update Mariah’s!!! She added so much in her pack. Thank you in advance and happy holidays!!! This is the best website everrrrrr!!! <3


You could update Mariah’s article for “albums and songs sales” with Total Album Sales per country includes.


Or just update Mariah Carey’s article altogether

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