CSPC: Katy Perry Popularity Analysis

Katy Perry

KATY PERRY CAREER CSPC RESULTS

So, after checking all the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each album by Perry 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 Teenage Dream released in digital format sold the equivalent of 9,878,000 album albums – 65,850,000 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)

Although nobody can doubt that Teenage Dream was heavily helped by the successful extended edition, the overall total of 19 million equivalent units is still impressive. Indeed, this tops Rihanna‘s modern classic Good Girl Gone Bad album as well as all of Taylor Swift‘s records. The album is the 3rd most successful album of the decade only topped by Adele‘s last two outputs.

Both One Of The Boys (9,6 million CSPC) and Prism (10,6 million CSPC) also register notable results. The former record will end up topping the 10 million mark during the next few years thanks to the enduring streaming appeal of its songs.

Witness pales in comparison to its predecessors. It will have no trouble in breaking the 2 million mark, but anything higher seems out of reach in the near / middle run.

The cumulative tally of Katy Perry is up to 43,3 million equivalent album sales equivalent. If her next album reverses the curve of Witness, she will easily get past 50 million overall, else way, she will still do so thanks to her back catalog but that will take several years.

The following pages list her most successful songs as well as her 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 her 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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Ev

Hi! Quick question– can you provide to us estimates on Katy’s eligible album certification updates? (for RIAA). also I’m assuming roar and dark horse have passed the 10x platinum, maybe even 11x threshold. thoughts?

FARZAm Khalid

Katy Perry have 3 diamond singles which are Dark horse , Roar and Firework

Behzad Hudson

Hi MJD. I’m confused. How an album (Like Teenage Dream) could get a new certification in us? Does RIAA counts pure sales (Including digital,physical,shipments) and singles certification units? That way Teenage Dream has sold 3,1 pure copies and 54m singles units with a 10:1 ratio would be 5,4m album sales. 8,5m total us sales eligible for 8×Platinum. But what about non-certified tracks? Also someone told me RIAA counts total streams +singles certified units+album pure sales but that is such a double counting streams. If they count streams into the album’s certification what is the ratio for spotify, youtube and apple… Read more »

MArie

Hi did you count the complete confection in they teenage dream sales?

Pkuc01

How is Witness at 1.9M already ? The sales were counterbalance the beginning and lately they were at 1M so how it went to 1.9M ?

Stephen

HI MJD! Is this legit? Apparently Witness shipped 800k copies in 2017 (pure sales)
https://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=6843829#p6843829
I can’t find a source though, but if this is true, could this be another case of “massive” overshipping?

Dounia

Hi, I don’t know if I get it but did Katy sell 135M singles in total?

Marcelo

Katy perry in brasil much higher? Why?
Look the shipments cods:

One of these boys
AA5000
AB2500
AC1000
AD5000
AE1000
AF5000
AG1000
AH1000
AI1000
AJ
AK1500
AL1000

??
A01000
AP6000
AS2000

AW500

Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
AA15000
AB2000
AC4000
AD3000
AE5000
AF1500
AG2000
AH5000
AI10000
AJ5000
AK10000
AL3000
AM
AN10000
AO2000?
AP1500
AQ500

Katy perry – teenage dream the confect collection
AA15000
AB5000/25000
AC5000
AD5000

AG3000
AH11000

Katy perry prism
AA40000
AB10000
AC5000

AF2000

Witness
AA10000
AB2000
AC
AD2000

E

Witness’ Spotify+Comprehensible Audio+ YouTube streams = 3.7B???

3.7B/ 1,500

E

Shouldnt the formula be:

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = 212/132 * Spotify streams / 1500 + Comprehensive Audio Streams / 1500 + YouTube views / 11750

E

Hey MJD- What was the basis you used for calculating Witness’ streaming figures? If you’re looking at Spotify and YouTube, Witness has more streams than Joanne (I just saw that you updated Gaga’s numbers). You say that Witness sold 962K albums from streams but that is only 1.4 billion streams? Witness has more streams than that on YouTube alone. How is Joanne at 709K albums by streams, or 1 billion? Witness has so much more streaming success. It has over 750 million streams on Spotify alone. When you account for YouTube official music videos, audio, and lyric videos, PLUS other… Read more »

E

But Katy’s YouTube numbers blow Gaga’s out of the park. Arent those accounted for? I’m not only talking about Spotify

Shaki

There’s no ringtones sales numbers on Billboard…Only downloads sales numbers

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