CSPC: Destiny’s Child Popularity Analysis

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Digital Singles Sales

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

Destiny’s Child (1998) – 77,000 equivalent albums

No, No, No – 410,000
Remaining Tracks – 100,000

The Writing’s on the Wall (1999) – 507,000 equivalent albums

Bills, Bills, Bills – 510,000
Bug a Boo – 220,000
Jumpin’, Jumpin’ – 600,000
Say My Name – 1,830,000
Remaining Tracks – 220,000

Survivor (2001) – 1,040,000 equivalent albums

Independent Women Part I – 1,060,000
Survivor – 2,750,000
Bootylicious – 1,400,000
Emotion – 560,000
Remaining Tracks – 1,160,000

8 Days of Christmas (2001) – 60,000 equivalent albums

8 Days of Christmas – 280,000
Remaining Tracks – 120,000

Destiny Fulfilled (2004) – 1,566,000 equivalent albums

Lose My Breath – 4,000,000
Soldier – 3,100,000
Cater 2 U – 2,200,000
Girl – 780,000
Remaining Tracks – 360,000

Orphan – 98,000  equivalent albums

All Tracks – 650,000

One of the interesting points in the Destiny’s Child vs Beyoncé comparison is how they switching from group to solo at the same time as the industry moved from physical records to the digital world.

The group’s last album Destiny’s Fulfilled was the only one released after the start of the iTunes Store but the platform was still rather weak with negligible sales. As a result, this is their best performing era in that sector with more than 10 million singles sold, half of which come from ringtones that were hot back in the day. The stronger catalog appeal of songs from Survivor are pushing its total ever closer but the gap is still significant. All in all, the girls band sold close to 22 million downloads and ringtones.

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Lungile

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.

Oscar Reyes

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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