CSPC: P!nk Popularity Analysis

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One decade ago she needed to scream to the world that she wasn’t dead. Right now, she is more alive than ever. P!nk is back in great fashion with her 7th album, Beautiful Trauma. The song What About Us seems to continue her string of successful tunes, a feat by itself highly rewarding when you are nearing two decades in the game.

Popularity-wise though, she has never been put on the same level as the likes of Britney Spears or Adele, let alone the historical divas which include A-League stars like Madonna and Celine Dion. Her albums haven’t been debuting with record breaking figures, she has had relatively few chart toppers in most countries, she isn’t famous in markets like Southeast Asia, and she doesn’t even seem to have one real signature song. Still, Beautiful Drama is poised to enter at #1 in most relevant markets. Where is the truth then? What’s the real popularity of each of her songs, her albums and herself overall? Where does she rank among the divas and among the biggest artists of the current millennium?

As usual, I’ll be using the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept in order to relevantly gauge her results. This concept will not only bring you sales information for all P!nk‘s albums, physical and download singles, as well as audio and video streaming, but it will also determine their true popularity. If you are not yet familiar with the CSPC method, the next page explains it with a short video. I fully recommend watching the video before getting into the sales figures. Of course, if you are a regular visitor feel free to skip the video and get into the figures.

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Marlon Serpa

Toni Braxton deserves a study too


P!nk don’t need Floyd. 🙂


How does she rank among the best-selling acts in Australia ?


Regarding her overall career sales, it’s weird how she’s so massive in countries like the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Germany, where she has extraordinary results and completely overshadows her peers, but in other countries like Spain, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Finland, Norway, Belgium, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand etc she’s actually very, very weak! Dare I say, her sales in France are not that great either, but still good of course. I’d argue that her success is very Anglophone-based (with the exception of German speaking countries, as well as the Netherlands and France).


Great article as always! P!nk’s career consistency is amazing, although I’d disagree that “Try This” did decently. I feel like it was actually a huge bomb, I mean, selling 2.8 million pure/3.8 million CSPC in 2003 right after such a big era like “Missundaztood” was quite terrible. You recently mentioned that Britney’s “Blackout” was unsuccessful (despite having 4.4 million CSPC and being released during a weaker period for album sales), so you can imagine how much of a flop “Try This” was. Of course though, I’m not denying that she’s had a great career regardless. Most acts have a flop… Read more »


Britney only had a big peak, but she has sold about forty percent more than Pink. And they debuted at the same time. There are no excuses. Britney’s success is far superior in spite of the fact that she has not kept up so well as Pink (although the reasons are obvious and she had a lot more potential). In addition, without Britney there would have been no anti Britney: Pink, Avril … Her impact will always be greater than any girl of his generation, who appeared thanks to her. None of her generation can boast that if they had… Read more »


Absolutely NOT. P!NK’s success is not because of Britney… she earned it herself.


Gus, respect to P!nk for her longevity, but Britney’s imprint remains on P!nk and Avril Lavigne, two artists whose careers were propelled by being anti-Britney’s during the 2000s decade and it has no choice but to be acknowledged.


Not sure why my comment was down-voted.

P!nk, Amy Lee of Evanescence and Avril Lavigne (and perhaps others) became anti-Britney’s through either their own music or their marketing. They’re the ones who wrote about Britney. Not Britney. It’s already imprinted on their music.

Same with all the literature of at the time from the critics. You can’t go back in time and change it.

It’s worth being brought up as Pitchfork and other losers try to go back in time to pathetically overrate Destiny’s Child to boost Beyonce’s legacy.


Im a Britney fan, she is my no 1 favorite artist of all time. But seriously stop talking trash. Britney and Pink came out at around the same time. Pink always have different image, different music type, different personality, etc. So just stop it, because its getting embarrassing and desperate. They both are great. You totally bring up about Britney in a pink’s page. Totally unrelated.


Good career! Her GH album’s stats are impressive.

You should update Beyoncé & Rihanna since they’re two of the artists whose recent changes in the CSPC methodology will impact the most.

Pedro frejah

Where’s Greatest hits… So Far.?


Thank you for P!nk’s CSPC.

She is really very solid and consistent star.


I actually like Pink…….she’s got a soulful voice and her choice of pop song’s is great compared to other divas of the 21st century

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