Yearly Most Successful Female Album: The New Generation (1999-2017)

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Our female celebration continues with its final chapter. From 1999, a new wave of female superstars replaced the former one with the inevitable Britney Spears leading the way.

The fantastic run of Madonna, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston came to an abrupt end with this switch. This big 4 topped 12 out of 15 years from 1984 to 1998. We will see that the story has been completely different since 1999.

As a reminder, guidelines of this articles can be found on the first chapter here.

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ojd

so 2017- update i guess would be 2017 dua lipa- dua lipa taylor swift- reputation billie eilish- don’t smile at me pink- beautiful trauma zara larson- so good 2018 lady gaga- a star is born ariana grande- sweetener cardi b- invasion of privacy anne marie- speak now camila cabello- camila 2019 billie eilish- wwafawdwg ariana grande- thank u, next taylor swift- lover camila cabello- romance lizzo- cuz i love you 2020 dua lipa- future nostalgia taylor swift- folkore halsey- manic ariana grande- positions ava max- heaven and hell 2021 (so far) olivia rodrigo- sour karol g- kg0516 doja cat- planet… Read more »

Kalmanta

Hello, why are there no female band listed?

Martin

The article is solely based on solo female albums, female bands are not included…not that many would feature, even if the scope was extended to female acts in general.

loniker20

i hope you can update the article! doesn’t Blackpink have a chance in 2020?

Tru

Britney’s Greatest Hits, My Perogative sold 6 million albums in 2004, that puts her on this list since you include album sellers from 2004 that were only selling 5 M.
Britney had 5 albums in a row that made this list, plus Circus gives her 6, all in less than 1 decade!

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KantClark

Greatest Hits are included in Studio albums as CSPC’s formula. You can check this in Britney’s article.

Gabriel

7th in a row, tem femme fatale was the 5th best-selling female album of 2011 with 4.6 million.

Danny

Can you do a update on Jennifer Lopezs? Since ya last did her she’s had many more certified sales and streams etc

Cameron Tracy

Can you please update this or re post this article (top female albums 2018-2020) please?

ojd

yes please. also would you count gaga’s a star is born

William

Shouldn’t Britney hold the position for 2003 or 04? In the zone had already sold 8 million copies by the end of 2004

Drewwwwww

It’s at 7,000,000

Rihannon

Sorry to bump this old topic but isn’t there a chance that Colbie Caillat’s debut Coco has done 5 million CSPC?

It’s double Platinum in the US, Bubbly did well in 2007 and seems to remain relevant on streaming. Realize did decently if I remember well too.

Guy

Hi MJD!
If I Counted Right the Stream:

In 2017, Right now Both Reputation , Dua Lipa passed 5 Million EAS By Far, and sitting in the 7-8 million area.
. In 2018 Sweetener Is very close.
In 2019, When We ALL Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, and Thank U,Next Already Got There, While Lover is Pretty Close.

Could you Please Update this Amazing analysis of women?
By the way, I Love This Website It Is So Well Thought and interesting.

GaryHuston

Hey,MJD
The Sweet Escape By Gwen Stefani may reach 5m CSPC 2006
The Album Sold at least 3.5m WW I Thought
Digital Song Sales should be around 4m in united states (The Sweet Escape 3m digital downloads in U.S.)
WW Digital song sales at least 6m
And some other formats
5M is enough for it

djdj

https://books.google.com/books?id=mQ8EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA69&dq=avex+loveppears+2.8+million&hl=zh-CN&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj_y4vE083kAhWzyosBHc45BO8Q6AEIJjAA#v=onepage&q=avex%20loveppears%202.8%20million&f=false Avex reported LOVEppears by Ayumi Hamasaki shipped 2.8 million copies by June 2000. https://www.nikkansports.com/m/entertainment/news/201909030000739_m.html?mode=all Then, recently, since the 20th anniversary version of LOVEppears is going to release, Avex updated that LOVEppears shipped 3.2 million copies up to date. That is huge improvement at 400k! So, I doubt whether the 400k comes from catalog sales. Maybe the 3.2 million figure also include Southeast Asian sales? LOVEppears actually released in very few countires in Asia, for example, a google book said that all Ayumi Hamasaki’s CDs were only legitimately available since 2004 in Indonesia. I think 400k catalog sales in 19… Read more »

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