CSPC: Justin Timberlake 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.

Justified (2002) – 420,000 equivalent albums

Señorita – 130,000
Like I Love You – 450,000
Cry Me a River – 490,000
Rock Your Body – 330,000

FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006) – 311,000 equivalent albums

SexyBack – 500,000
My Love – 260,000
LoveStoned / I Think She Knows (Interlude) – 60,000
What Goes Around… / …Comes Around (Interlude) – 200,000
Summer Love / Set the Mood (Prelude) – 10,000
Until the End of Time – 5,000

The 20/20 Experience (2013) – 3,000 equivalent albums

All Singles – 10,000

The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 (2013) – 1,000 equivalent albums

All Singles – 3,000

Man of the Woods (2018) – 0 equivalent albums

All Singles – 0

Orphan – 864,000 equivalent albums

Work It – 130,000
Where is the Love? – 1,490,000
I’m Lovin’ It – 20,000
Signs – 380,000
Give It to Me – 220,000
Ayo Technology – 160,000
4 Minutes – 330,000
Dead and Gone – 70,000
Love Sex Magic – 50,000
Carry Out – 10,000
Remaining Singles – 20,000

With no mass physical single released in the US, sales of Timberlake in this format can’t be too high. They are strong for an artist who debuted as late as in 2002 though. All 3 main singles from his first album sold over 300,000 units each, all with more than 100,000 in the UK. SexyBack sold half a million units, even if the market had already moved into downloads by then.  The biggest seller of his career remains the song by the Black Eyed Peas on which he is uncredited, Where is the Love? at 1,49 million. He sold a very respectable 5,3 million physical singles combined.

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ojd

what is justin timberlakes total for the 2000’s

Fanofpop

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.

Marc

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)?

gabriel

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

Michael

Gabriel,

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.
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Jennifer

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

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Stephen

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!

Jake

Gets to show she was bigger

Jennifer

So he out sold Britney since he went solo

Kneevibes

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

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RLAAMJR.

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 »

Daydreamer

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 »

Michael

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 »

Daydreamer

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

Nathan

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}

Daydreamer

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

Dan

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

Daydreamer

Will Smith? He released four studio albums.

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