CSPC: Kylie Minogue Popularity Analysis

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Kylie Minogue CAREER CSPC RESULTS

So, after checking all the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each album by Kylie Minogue 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 Fever released in digital format sold the equivalent of 392,000 album albums – 2,610,000 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)

Fever breaks 10 million equivalent album sales with all formats and further releases exploiting its songs combined. If the figure isn’t record-breaking, an era worth 8 digits is still rather impressive. Kylie is logically second with 8,4 million EAS in total.

The remaining albums are much lower. Enjoy Yourself is third with over 3,5 million while Light Years is on 2,2 million. The remaining 9 albums are all below the 2 million mark. Basically, Minogue‘s popularity is fairly average, although she had a pair of successful records which crossed over the main audience.

All told, the pop star sold 35,76 million equivalent albums.

Thanks to our new ASR (Artist Success Rating) concept, we can also see that the exploitation of her discography has been poorly handled. Indeed, her Equivalent Discography Sales (EDS) stand on 9,5 million. Added to her CSPC units, this implies an ASR score of 105. This puts her much lower than the likes Avril Lavigne and Christina Aguilera and barely ahead of Miley Cyrus.

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, Discogs, Chartmasters.org.

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faggocito

Lady Gaga’s The Fame almost sold as much as Kylie’s entire discopraphy lol

Michael

If u think that is funny and her achievement are not impressive. Imagine how all the struggling artists out there feels like. Kylie’s achievement is already extraodinary and millions of singers out there would do anything just to achieve 10% of what she has achieve.

Isaiah

And Kylie’s “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” is bigger than any Lady Gaga song!

Esneyder

Esto no esta actualizado y algunos datos son incorrectos Light Years vendio 5.000.000 de copias en todo el mundo y muchos otros datos están mal
Álbumes: 25.000.000
Recopilatorios: 3.000.000
Sencillos: 63.000.000
Canciones fuera de álbumes y canciones promocionales: 500.000
Total: 91.500.000 ventas entre todo su material
Y la cifra sigue creciendo con Golden y su último recopilatorio y sin contar las colaboraciones que hizo con Nick Cave y otros artistas… Estimadamente para 2025 Kylie ya habrá superado las 100.000.000 y si lanza mas material lo hará en menos tiempo.

Armando García

There is no proof whatsoever that she has sold “90 million”. 40 million is a more accurate figure.

Mirai

Hey MJD! You made a really great job with Kylie. Although it hurts to admit it – as a Kylie fan – this proves how she definitely is a UK/Oz based artist with occasional success outside of those borders… Anyway, I have a very precise question regarding Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’s French sales. They used to be estimated at around 900k, with a few years ago I remember reading an article on Charts In France sayig that this figure had been massively overestimated and that it was actually on less than 600,000 copies… I find it hard… Read more »

TheV

Hey MJD,

Amazing work you did there a few months ago.

Worldwide Sales figures for Kylie’s Latest album Golden are unavailable anywhere, apart from Mediatraffic which sounds totally unreliable.

Would be fantastic if you could update that part with your data, now that the campaign draws to a close.

Debate is rife on forums – only proper figures can get a proper picture.

Thanks a million.

Marcus André

I have to ask you something!! Where did you find the Fever sales in Bazil?! I never read nothing about it, it wasn’t even certified Gold by ABPD/PMB here, and we have only 2k with codes (after 2003).

Scorn1031

To simply define an artist based on sales and your feeble attempt to undermine her popularity with an article on a online publication is simply sad. Should you look at the cultural impact Kylie Minogue has generated over a thirty year timespan as well as consistantly garnishing multiple top tens in multiple countries theoughout the globe speaks for itself. Not to mention doing so without the massive revenue market that is America. No one needs your analysis to validate her popularity. I understand you are seaching for a way to justify your opinion, but your opinion is just that, an… Read more »

Carlos

I think you are both right in your own way. I have followed Kylie from the very beginning and although I stopped buying her releases (or anyone else’s for this matter) a long time ago, I am a supporter of hers.. There’s no doubt she made a difference with Kylie & Fever releases that we can categorized as an impact to an extent but apart from that, I don’t think she qualifies for one of the biggest selling artists…. Yes she’s had a few top 10s singles and yes she’s had a few #1 albums (uk & Oz) but that’s… Read more »

Armando García

Absolutely agree. Kylie Minogue’s fans are the most delusional ones, to be honest.

ElectricWolf

I agree with others that your dislike of Kylie is very clear…I am from Asia and Kylie is a very welcome western pop star. She is treated as the national treasure of Australia. She became international without US market, which is really impressive. We all know that Kylie is not comparable with Madonna on selling numbers because nobody could. People put their names together because they have very similar fan base ( Dancepop, Gay icon, in a friendly way) Kylie is probably the only mainstream artist only focusing on dancepop throughout her career. Your complete ignorance of her tour makes… Read more »

Sarah Ure

Golden has sold 288k not 100k worldwide actually.

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