The truth about Britney Spears’ album sales in Asia


Yesterday, you learned Baby One More time sold over 1 million units in Latin America while Britney Spears moved over 4 million albums in total to date in this region. The subject of today is Asiansales figures of the American pop icon.

The methodology and sources will remain the same, which means albums covered include all packages from Britney‘s debut to The Singles Collection. Countries studied in this article include Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines among others.

How much has Britney sold in all these countries? Place your bets!

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thanks! cant wait for Europe 😀


Hello! Do you know Britney’s sales in South Africa? If you do, can you please post them too?


Hello MJD,

Not sure if Turkey is geographically considered a part of Europe but can you please include it in your upcoming article about Britney’s European album sales? I “read” that the Oops album sold 300k there. Is it false or true? I’m interested to know her album sales in that country. I would really appreciate it if you answered my request.



Congratulations for your amazing work!

I’m happy that Britney is so popular in asia and latin america.
In a few days, she will release a new edition of Glory (japan tour edition). When you update her CSPC, do you include this edition in studio album part or other release part?


Hi !!! Im a big fan of Britney and your website, amazing job!!! Can you help me to estimate Femme Fatale sales in Asia? I have some info that might be accurate… In Malaysia, Femme Fatale sold 4.000 copies as of May 8 2011 (1 month) By June 9 2011 it was almost 15.000 copies By August 05 2011, Femme Fatale sold 17.500 copies in Taiwan By April 2011 Femme Fatale reached gold (5.000) in Singapore and Korea, 1 month later Amazon China Top 10 Selling Western Albums 2011  1. Avril Lavigne – Goodbye Lullaby (9,999… Read more »


Hey MJD!

Britney numbers are really impressive especially in Japan.
Could you do the same for Destiny child & Beyoncé? (Asia)
I think many Bey stans would be happy about it.


Very nice information! When can we expect Europe article? (^_^)


Hello 🙂 When can we expect the third part of the article?


Hello, very nice job! I have a question for you, who do you think has sold more albums in all Asia..Britney Spears or Avril Lavigne? I know Avril is way bigger in Japan plus Taiwan and some other regions, but Avril might not be as big as Britney Spears in Korea,Philippines, Thailand and all those other regions…Who is the top international female seller of the 2000s in all Asia? Thank you very much. & I hope you can post Avril Lavigne’s sales one day too!


I have been reading your website for almost 1 year now and I want to congrate you because every single article has been on point and a pleasure to read through as a chart fan 🙂 I’m really enjoying this series about Britney Spears. I’m looking forward reading part 3 too!

Bobby Manalastas

HI MJD! I’m a Britney fan from the Philippines and I could say that Britney is really a huge act here. Her singles at least up to Femme Fatale era were chart toppers. (It is such a regret that the country does not have an official chart). And you are right about the american culture well implanted in the Philippines. The decline of sales from Britney to In The Zone to Blackout in the Philippines could be attributed to the more mature imaging that Britney took on. While the Filipinos embrace the American culture, they are generally more conservative. During… Read more »