CSPC: Avril Lavigne Popularity Analysis

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Physical Singles Sales

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 3 ratio between one album and one physical single.

Let Go (2002) – 606,000 equivalent albums

Losing Grip – 170,000
Complicated – 990,000
Sk8er Boi – 470,000
I’m with You – 390,000

Under My Skin (2004) – 228,000 equivalent albums

Don’t Tell Me – 270,000
He Wasn’t – 80,000
My Happy Ending – 270,000
Nobody’s Home – 140,000

The Best Damn Thing (2007) – 192,000 equivalent albums

Girlfriend – 420,000
The Best Damn Thing – 10,000
When You’re Gone – 160,000
Hot – 40,000

Goodbye Lullaby (2011) – 18,000 equivalent albums

What the Hell – 40,000
Wish You Were Here – 10,000
Smile – 10,000

Avril Lavigne (2013) – 6,000 equivalent albums

All singles – 20,000

Orphan – 2,000 equivalent albums

All singles – 7,500

By 2002 majors weren’t releasing proper singles anymore in the US. Hits from Let Go were only available as video singles, a format with limited impact. The success in Europe and Oceania was big enough to grant Complicated nearly 1 million sales, while Sk8er Boi and I’m with You sold around 400,000 units a piece.

Hits from Under My Skin had a lower impact and also during a less favorable context with physical sales starting to collapse in Europe too. The situation  only worsened by 2007, but Girlfriend was so big that it still registered 420,000 sales in that dying format.

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How many units My World live album sold in Japan?


Can you update Head Above Water sales?


I remember her being popular but I did not know her debut was so huge. The 3rd biggest seller for a female during the 00s.


If am I do not wrong, “Let Go” has sold over 18ʼ000,000 pure copies until now, cause the 16ʼ220,000 is till 2004 the last update from ARISTA RECORDS. Mediatraffic give the albums over 19ʼ000,000 and put the album on their list “100 best selling/successful albums of all time”
And “Under My Skin” over 9ʼ600,000


Can we have an update with her last album, Head Above Water, please ?
Thanks for your work !


Media Traffic from Facebook

‘Let Go’ (2002) 17 million
‘Under My Skin’ (2004) 9,5 million
‘The Best Damn Thing’ (2007) 6 million
‘Goodbye Lullaby’ (2011) 1,65 million
‘Avril Lavigne’ (2013) 700.000

Why He Give ‘Under My Skin’ A 9.5M Est.


How Can I see total digital sales for every countrys?

[…] genuína e astuta o suficiente ao ponto do seu álbum de estreia, lançado em 2002, conseguir mover números impressionantes para um projeto de estreia de uma jovem artista, cuja imagem não parecia conformista o suficiente […]


Under My Skin sold over 100k copies in Taiwan by February 2005.BTW, wasn’t club sales at 4% in US in 2002?Why you estimated Let Go sales only 7.1 million there why Soundscan number is at 7 million ?

Ash Newton

One of these days can you please do more global heatmaps, I have a couple of suggestions: Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, Rhianna, Celine Dion, Adele, Katy Perry… and maybe Janet Jackson? Lol. ☺️


Hi! omg such an amazing information about my favorite singer ever!.
I would lik to know if avril´s info is gonna be updated with all sales info about her new singles (Head above water, Tell me it´s over )and new album (head above water, out next february 15.).

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