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 table, all categories display figures that way, e.g. in equivalent album sales. For example, singles from FutureSex / LoveSounds released in digital format sold the equivalent of 4,350,000 albums – 29,000,000 downloads with a 10 to 1,5 weighting.
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 1/11750 for Video stream)
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.
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Sources: IFPI, Spotify, YouTube, Chartmasters.org.