CSPC: Destiny’s Child Popularity Analysis

Destiny's Child in the Late 1990's

Their recording career lasted from 1998 to 2004, but this was enough to put the Destiny’s Child among the Big 4 female bands along with the Supremes, TLC and the Spice Girls.  To do so, the group from Houston smashed from day 1.

It all started with No, No, No, a million selling single in the US which peaked at #3 inside the Hot 100 chart. One year later, Bills, Bills, Bills provided them their first US #1 hit. Say My Name reproduced this feat soon after and in 2000 Independent Women Part I led the main chart for an impressive 11 weeks while also topping the UK list. During a span of 5 years, they never missed the Top 10 in their native country.

Their albums followed the way. The success wasn’t limited to the US as they got strong hits in the UK, Australia, Germany or even in Japan. While now they are mostly referred to as the former group of Beyoncé, their discography is worthy enough on its own to study it in detail.

As usual, I’ll be using the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept in order to relevantly gauge their results. This concept will not only bring you sales information for all Destiny’s Child‘s albums, physical and download singles, as well as audio and video streaming, but it will also determine their true popularity. If you are not yet familiar with the CSPC method, the next page explains it with a short video. I fully recommend watching the video before getting into the sales figures. Of course, if you are a regular visitor feel free to skip the video and get into the figures.

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Out of all the hits, people really choose Bills Bills Bills to go viral on TikTok and I love it.


Hey MJD. Please do a popularity analysis on Boyz 2 Men, TLC and New Edition. They are the biggest rnb groups of the 90s and you even have one for Aaliyah who wasn’t a big crossover success. New Edition is different because the spin off projects did well too ( mainly Bobby Brown) which is unusual for any group so please add that.

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Hey can you do a popularity analysis on Fifth Harmony? They debuted the same year as Ariana Grande with a similar amount of releases but they’re pretty much disbanded now and they’re last era flopped pretty hard so it’s not like their numbers are gonna increase much

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