CSPC: Barbra Streisand Popularity Analysis

Barbra Streisand

Physical Singles Sales – Part 3
A Star Is Born (1976) – 879,000 equivalent albums

Evergreen – 2,930,000

Superman (1977) – 318,000 equivalent albums

Superman – 50,000
My Heart Belongs to Me – 1,010,000

Songbird (1978) – 816,000 equivalent albums

You Don’t Bring Me Flowers – 2,270,000
Songbird – 450,000

The Main Event (1979) – 336,000 equivalent albums

The Main Event/Fight – 1,120,000

Wet (1979) – 861,000 equivalent albums

No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) – 2,570,000
Kiss Me in the Rain – 280,000
Ain’t Gonna Cry Tonight – 10,000
Splish Splash – 10,000

Guilty (1980) – 2,559,000 equivalent albums

Guilty – 1,550,000
Woman in Love – 6,260,000
Promises – 180,000
What Kind of Fool – 520,000
Life Story – 10,000
The Love Inside – 10,000

During the second half of the 70s, Streisand developed the ability to score out-of-the-blue smashes. She wasn’t a consistent singles seller at all, but someway she managed to get at least one million seller in every era from 1976 to 1980.

Evergreen sold nearly 3 million units. It was #1 for 3 weeks in the US, #1 too in Canada and Top 5 in Australia and the UK. You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, a duet with Neil Diamond, was #1 in the US too. It sold over 2 million units, just like the duet with Donna Summer, No More Tears (Enough Is Enough).

These impressive figures fall short of equaling the success of the Guilty era. The title track, a duet with Barry Gibb, sold 1,5 million units. Its blockbuster though is the cult single Woman In Love. The song was #1 in every relevant market, selling a whopping 6,26 million units in the process.

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TapestryCK

HI MDJ, can you tell us how many physical singles did she sell in USA?
She only has 7.5 millilon units certified on RIAA.

Jorge

Hi MJD, why didn’t you count Funny Girl (1964) and Nuts as Barbra albums but you did countThe Main Event?

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