CSPC: Cher Popularity Analysis

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Digital Singles Sales – Part 7

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 1,5 ratio between albums and digital singles.

Believe (1998) – 292,500 equivalent albums

Believe – 1,500,000
Strong Enough – 300,000
Remaining tracks – 150,000

Living Proof (2001) – 15,000 equivalent albums

All tracks – 100,000

Burlesque (2010) – 360,000 equivalent album

Express – 400,000
Show Me How You Burlesque – 800,000
Remaining tracks – 1,200,000

Closer To The Truth (2013) – 60,000 equivalent album

All tracks – 400,000

Orphan Album – 99,000 equivalent album

Dead Ringer for Love – 60,000
The Shoop Shoop Song – 500,000
All tracks – 100,000

Naturally, Believe is Cher‘s biggest hit in download sales. The gap isn’t that big over I Got You Babe and If I Could Turn Back Time though. In fact, all three songs sold similar amounts in the US. The 1998 powerhouse edges ahead thanks to a wider impact globally.

In total, Cher, including her catalog with Sonny, sold 12 million copies in downloads and ringtones, an awful result in line with her low presence from 2005 to 2013.

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When you update this one would be good you include the album Black Rose (1980), Cher’s rock and roll band.


Hi, can you please update Cher’s total as her streaming numbers have grown a lot in the last few years. She released an album in 2018 which has 90 million streams on Spotify, also the video for ‘Believe’ has just crossed 100 million views since it was uploaded on her YouTube channel in late 2018. Thanks!


Hi again! Thanks for the reply MJD, much appreciated. And thanks for that link, I guess it’s somewhat of an update. I was thinking of if it’s possible to see how the accumulated streams affect their parent album.

Also, the article mentions 12 million downloads while the link you posted states 9 million, so can you please clarify what’s the correct estimated figure?

Thanks again.


Please update Cher’s figures!! I think it has change a lot since the last update

Last edited 2 years ago by cher.universe
Johnny be Good

I was a bit surprised by the low streaming results of “Bang Bang”, given how iconic the song is, but then I realised what happened. Cher’s original version has only 3.5 mln stream on Spotify , but Nancy Sinatra’s version of the song has 73 mln streams on the same platform, so “Bang Bang” is a typical case of a song that has been obscured by a cover version who became much more popular than the original version in the long run.

Alien Reprisal

You should update this. Cher has released a new album in 2019 that was number one worldwide for at least 3 days. Dancing Queen sold considerably well considering her age.

Alien Reprisal

Also, Cher had put out a few other songs under a different name. Bonnie Jo Mason and Sonny and Cher also once were named Caesar and Cleo. I don’t know much about their data, but its something to look into. Do you also have her collaboration with Neneh Cherry and that singer from the Judds Love Can Build a Bridge?


Believe was 3xP in Turkey, which equals to 300k sales. Based on your Germany:Turkey=25:1 ratio, it was estimated only 50k, so I think you should adjusted the special formulas for Cher.


But the pan europe sales you were using the normal formulas