CSPC: Shakira Popularity Analysis

Shakira (129)

Digital Singles Sales

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

Pies Descalzos (1995) – 195,000 equivalent albums

Remaining Tracks – 1,300,000

Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998) – 315,000 equivalent albums

Remaining Tracks – 2,100,000

Laundry Service (2001) – 666,000 equivalent albums

Whenever, Wherever – 2,550,000
Underneath Your Clothes – 890,000
Objection (Tango) – 500,000
Remaining Tracks – 500,000

Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 (2005) – 759,000 equivalent albums

La Tortura – 3,240,000
Las de la Intuición – 700,000
Remaining Tracks – 1,120,000

Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 (2005) – 1,839,000 equivalent albums

Don’t Bother – 660,000
Hips Don’t Lie – 11,080,000
Remaining Tracks – 520,000

She Wolf (2009) – 1,041,000 equivalent albums

She Wolf – 4,050,000
Did It Again – 690,000
Give It Up to Me – 1,080,000
Gypsy – 860,000
Remaining Tracks – 260,000

Sale el Sol (2010) – 809,000 equivalent albums

Loca – 2,510,000
Rabiosa – 1,150,000
Addicted to You – 650,000
Remaining Tracks – 1,080,000

Shakira (2014) – 549,000 equivalent albums

Can’t Remember to Forget You – 1,740,000
Empire – 810,000
Dare (La La La) – 890,000
Remaining Tracks – 220,000

El Dorado (2017) – 155,000 equivalent albums

Chantaje – 420,000
La Bicicleta – 280,000
Me Enamore – 150,000
Remaining Tracks – 180,000

Orphan Album – 2,124,000 equivalent albums

Beautiful Liar – 4,950,000
Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) – 7,010,000
Je l’aime à mourir – 300,000
Try Everything – 1,080,000
Get It Started – 340,000
Remaining Tracks – 480,000

Just like with physical sales, Shakira is someway poorly represented by digital sales. English-speaking countries, most notably the US and the UK have been by very, very far the leading downloads markets along with South Korea. In these markets, among global stars of the last 15 years the diva is likely one of those who’s getting the lowest share of their sales there.

It doesn’t mean she hasn’t sold some downloads though, she clearly did, even getting as high as 11 million with the gigantic smash Hips Don’t Lie. In total, she is over 56 million downloads and ringtones in her lifetime.

4.2 45 votes
Article Rating
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Shakira sold 80 million records worldwide

Could you do the Shakira update, due to her split with Pique, her streams have increased massively, and could you tell me who between Shakira and Gloria Estefan has sold more, who is the most successful Latin female artist of all time?


Can you please update Shakira? It’s been a while and I think she probably crossed 80M

Last edited 2 months ago by Dan

it’s soo biased. She after the superbowl 2020 sold 80 in total.
You should study every artist being a favorite or not .
“Those two Spanish records have as many 10+ million songs than Madonna‘s first 9 albums combined” you can’t even comparte with madonna , no! just a big no! even when the spanish sales are no accurate.
This is a big joke.

Hello, I discovered your page recently and I am curious what your criteria are or the characteristics for an artist to be in league A or B. With examples it would be fantastic. Thanks in advance. Sorry for my English.

Hello chartmasters, this article is amazing but i dont get why waka waka streams were counted towards sale el sol sales but not its physical and digital singles sales? can you pls answer


Hey MJD! I have a question regarding Laundry Service: Washed and dried (expanded edition). It’s just a collection of old songs with some new/live versions…Why is it included as a new album in her tally? Thx


hello, excellent job, could you study Gloria Estefan, between Gloria and Shakira, who is the best-selling Latin artist of all time.


None, Julio Iglesias outsold both


Between them though it’s likely a close call, but I think I’m betting on Gloria as of now


Her spanish catalogue is waaaaay bigger.

Her first album has an unique certified on her country. And billboard itself said she sold 1,2 milion copies in brazil on her debut album.

I believe in you and in your data, but try a little to look better at south american market. Shakira is a power of nature here

1 3 4 5
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x