CSPC: Justin Timberlake Popularity Analysis

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Justin Timberlake Career CSPC Results

So, after checking all the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each album by Justin Timberlake achieved? Well, at this point we hardly need to add up all of the figures defined in this article!

In the following results table, all categories display figures in equivalent album sales. If different, pure sales are listed between parentheses.

*Pure sales figures updated on 02/09/18.
'Av.' stands for Average, 'LD' for Last Day.

As a reminder:

  • Studio Album: sales of the original album
  • Other Releases: sales of compilations generated thanks to the album
  • Physical Singles: sales of physical singles from the album (ratio 3/10)
  • Download Singles: sales of digital singles from the album (ratio 1,5/10)
  • Streaming: equivalent album sales of all the album tracks (ratio 1/1500 for Audio stream and 1/6750 for Video stream)

See where the artist ranks among remaining singers

It isn’t easy to move from a boy band to a solo career. Robbie Williams did it successfully, but then the Backstreet Boys members bombed and former One Direction stars are still struggling so far to be big by themselves. Timberlake managed the trick from the very first try with his successful debut Justified. It wasn’t a blockbuster, nor did it create a mania around him, but the album definitely gained him status as a true pop star with 11,2 million equivalent album sales to date.

FutureSex / LoveSounds raised the bar even higher. With slightly over 15 million units sold cumulatively, the era was huge for the singer. The 20 / 20 Experience had mixed fortunes, but that’s still more than 9 million sales mostly over the course of one single year.

Man of the Woods is off to a slow start. The competition is low at the moment though so it still has plenty of time to turn things around.

Apart from his albums, the various orphan hits add for a stunning 10,2 million CSPC units, led by his recent song Can’t Stop the Feeling at 1,9 million equivalent album sales.

Sales of all his solo records amount for a combined 46,47 million units. This tops his 44,03 million units from his NSYNC days. It also tops Ed Sheeran, but not for long, while this puts him below Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars who started many years after him but have been more prolific.

The following pages list his most successful songs as well as his records and achievements. Do not forget to check our amazing cross-artists lists posted inside the CSPC: Data Collector which includes the full listing of all CSPC results compiled so far to better gauge his position in the history of the music industry.

As usual, feel free to comment and / or ask a question!

Sources: IFPI, Spotify, YouTube, Chartmasters.org.

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Hi, can you update his sales? It’s been a long time since the last update and it would be nice to see if anything has changed.


what is justin timberlakes total for the 2000’s


Why is sexyback so low?
It sold over 8m in the US. 5m digital sales (despite being 3x plat) and is certified for over 3m ringtones.


4 minutes in madonna’s popularity analysis has 5,050,000
4 minutes in justin’s popularity analysis has 5,150,000
both digital sales
which one is the right one?
or has 4 minutes sold 100k during august 2017(madonna analysis) and february 2018 (justin analysis)?


OUTSOLD britney spears since he was released as solo artist. The sales of justified are more than britney’s self titled album…. I don’t understand how people here can say that JT neve had a huge success besides he dominated 2006-2007.
Any album from Bruno and Bieber had the same sales as Futuresex/Lovesounds sold



You are wrong. Justified didnt sell more than “Britney”. Britney self title album sold 10.1 million copies while Justified 8.5 million. Justin is nowhere near as big as Britney was.


Britney was released in 2001,Justin was still in *NSYNC.He out sold Britney since he went solo

Last edited 2 years ago by Jennifer

Not quite 😉

Britney (2001) – 10,110,000 pure – 13,047,000 CSPC
Justified (2002) – 8,550,000 pure – 11,247,000 CSPC

In fact, even “In the Zone” surpasses “Justified” in terms of CSPC despite having three singles!


Gets to show she was bigger


So he out sold Britney since he went solo


Justin is at 54m CSPC while Britney is at 110m+. In what world did Justin outsell Britney?


honey britney has him beat with nearly doyble the album sales in total. dont get brave, loser

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As a singer who started from a popular boy band, Justin Timberlake is doing pretty well. He has surpassed total EAS of N’Sync and has stayed relevant as a solo artist for 16 years and counting. Well, I really couldnt think of any music artist who started with a popular group and became a successful solo artist and stayed relevant with that span of time and counting. He has longevity but… My big issue with JT is that he doesnt seem to really focus on his music career. I mean I know creating music is not about sales but sales… Read more »


He could never have been as big as his competitors like Bruno, Ed Sheeran, Amy Winehouse or J.Bieber imo. Because he was to busy with his film career. His filmography is bigger then his discography. Says it all, really.

Alisson Costa

I did not understand what the reason you’re saying in the comments that JT never had was as big as his competitors like Bruno, Ed Sheeran and Bieber.
I think the FutureSex / LoveSounds era was huge and I would like to better understand your statement. I’m new to the readings on this site.

Alisson Costa

Reading the information you gave me, three questions came to me about JT’s career. First. Was it detrimental to the period he spent focusing on movies and forgetting his singing career, thinking of the fact that he could have achieved his greatest success by releasing an album in 2008 or 2009? Second. Would not it be unfair to compare Ed Sheeran, Bruno or Bieber considering they started their career in the age of youtube and spotify rise, and the JT in that decade is already considered a veteran? And it really does not have much popularity on youtube, not even… Read more »


Even if he was not to focus on his movies career. I doubted he will make that huge of an impact in terms of “Global” success. He is an R&B singer, and R&B singers always finds it tougher to sell outside of the English speaking world. If you look at Beyonce’s sales, a huge percentage of sales came from the English speaking countries, but in certain countries such as France or Germany (Which both is the top 5 biggest music market in the world), her sales are pathetic. When you look at Usher’s Confession album which was a huge success… Read more »


I don’t know exactly why, but I never liked the artists who are at the same time both singers and actors. 🙂


No singer/actor for you?
How about:
1. Frank Sinatra
2. Elvis
3. Sting
4. Oh yeah……..none of them have been done yet ……(better include police when doing Sting…….even if you do seperate it)

Honorable mention……….Rod Stewart (Play it to the bone…….I know I’m reaching, but really dying to see Rod [Jeff Beck/Faces included}


You forgot David Bowie, too. He had a cameo appearance in the Twin Peaks. 🙂


And I’m pretty sure Mick Jagger was in Freejack.


Will Smith? He released four studio albums.