CSPC: Destiny’s Child Popularity Analysis

Say My Name .- Destiny's Child


So, after checking all the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each album by Destiny’s Child 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 Survivor released in digital format sold the equivalent of 1,040,000 album albums – 6,930,000 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)

If their first album produced a hit without becoming a smash in itself, its two follow ups were monsters. The Writing’s On The Wall closes on 18 million equivalent album sales from all avenues.  It includes nearly 1 million sales from digital formats, an evidence of a continuous interest on its recordings.

Survivor is strongly successful on its own. At 10 million pure sales and nearly 15 million equivalent album sales in total, it would have been easily the career-peak of many popular artists.

Destiny Fulfilled ends on close to 10 million units overall, an impressive tally for a group of artists who had gone into solo careers already.

The career total of the group stands on 46,75 million equivalent album sales. It will take time, but 50 million is a given in the long run.

Thanks to our new ASR (Artist Success Rating) concept, we can add that their Equivalent Discography Sales (EDS) stand on 18,1 million. This implies an ASR score of 165. They are tied with Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars.

The following pages list their most successful songs as well as their 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 their 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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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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