CSPC: Beyonce Popularity Analysis

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Digital Singles Sales – Part 2

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 1,5 ratio between one album and one digital single.

4 (2011) – 3,018,000 equivalent albums

1+1 – 800,000
Best Thing I Never Had – 4,610,000
Party – 1,290,000
Love on Top – 4,670,000
Countdown – 1,360,000
End of Time – 860,000
I Was Here – 440,000
Run the World (Girls) – 3,820,000
Dance for You – 690,000
Remaining Tracks – 1,580,000

Beyonce (2013) – 1,757,000 equivalent albums

Pretty Hurts – 610,000
Drunk in Love – 3,390,000
Partition – 1,670,000
Mine – 610,000
XO – 1,350,000
Flawless – 1,210,000
7/11 – 1,350,000
Remaining Tracks – 1,520,000

Lemonade (2016) – 1,052,000 equivalent albums

Pray You Catch Me – 270,000
Hold Up – 1,400,000
Don’t Hurt Yourself – 340,000
Sorry – 1,340,000
6 Inch – 520,000
Daddy Lessons – 310,000
Love Drought – 220,000
Sandcastles – 270,000
Forward – 120,000
Freedom – 450,000
All Night – 460,000
Formation – 1,310,000

Orphan – 3,696,000 equivalent albums

Telephone – 9,730,000
Runnin’ (Lose It All) – 790,000
Feeling Myself – 870,000
Part II (On the Run) – 610,000
Lift Off – 530,000
Put It in a Love Song – 790,000
Love in This Club, Pt. II – 1,410,000
Until the End Of Time – 1,260,000
Hymn For The Weekend – 2,070,000
Mi Gente – 530,000
Perfect Duet – 880,000
At Last – 530,000
I’d Rather Go Blind – 340,000
Remaining Tracks – 4,290,000

From 4, Beyonce failed to produce monster hits. The collapse of ringtones haven’t help either. Her consistency remained impressive though. Songs from the 2011 album sold 20 million units combined.

With Beyonce, she lost a second strong avenue for her. Its songs sold less than 10% of 4 hits in South Korea. They sold over 11 million in total, a decent total but nothing close to the numbers she used to move.

Although it had no proper hit, Lemonade saw its downloads fueled by its absence on main streaming platforms, making up for the decrease of downloads market. That’s how it still shifted 7 million units.

All told, she is now up to 166 million digital units sold. This figure may surprise as much as impress. Most of the time we gauge these sales mostly thanks to the US and the UK data. Beyonce fully enjoyed the two factors that can bring notable additions in spite of staying pretty anonymous, the aforementioned ringtones and Asian sales.

The former are now completely forgotten but until the release of smartphones they were selling at a pace almost as high as downloads. The latter refers mostly to Japan and South Korea where she sold past 25 million units. This catapults her total to such an incredible number.

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Kalmanta

I‘m really curious to find out how her next solo album and its singles will perform on the charts. More mainstream oriented music or is she really over this? Surprise drop again (maybe in partnership with Netflix/Disney) or a traditional promo run with an upbeat lead single? Hopefully the Tidal exclusive drop is a thing of the past.

bk

Where can i see Dreamgirls, Cadillac records and those side projecst sales and spotify numbers?

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