CSPC: Destiny’s Child Popularity Analysis

Destiny's Child

Physical Singles Sales

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 3 ratio between one album and one physical single.

Destiny’s Child (1998) – 558,000 equivalent albums

No, No, No – 1,800,000
With Me Part I – 60,000

The Writing’s on the Wall (1999) – 1,194,000 equivalent albums

Bills, Bills, Bills – 1,380,000
Bug a Boo – 420,000
Jumpin’, Jumpin’ – 760,000
Say My Name – 1,420,000

Survivor (2001) – 1,140,000 equivalent albums

Independent Women Part I – 1,530,000
Survivor – 1,020,000
Bootylicious – 720,000
Nasty Girl – 100,000
Emotion – 430,000

8 Days of Christmas (2001) – 15,000 equivalent albums

Both singles – 50,000

Destiny Fulfilled (2004) – 383,000 equivalent albums

Lose My Breath – 850,000
Soldier – 270,000
Cater 2 U – 10,000
Girl – 140,000

Orphan – 45,000 equivalent albums

She’s Gone – 60,000
Get on the Bus – 90,000

The career of Destiny’s Child was pretty short in terms of time frame but the group still amassed 9 top 3 hits including four chart toppers in the US. Survivor came close to be their 5th to it remained blocked 7 weeks at #2 by Janet Jackson‘s All For You. The physical sales market soon collapsed but they claimed as many as five million sellers in the meantime for a total of 11,1 million units shifted in the format.

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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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