CSPC: Shakira Popularity Analysis

Streaming Part 4

Shakira. was a disappointment upon release with album sales way down from its predecessors. While it doesn’t reverse this trend with streams, it does perform better in this avenue. The duet with Rihanna Can’t Remember to Forget You is closing in 200 million Spotify streams while Dare (La La La) is growing year after year, standing at more than 100 million to date. Both songs are also close / over 1 billion on YouTube. That’s good enough for a solid 658,000 EAS.

El Dorado‘s sales were largely mocked. Seen as a major flop, its songs kept gaining heavy airplay as well as streams in Latin markets for nearly two years. Chantaje is at 524 million on Spotify and over 2,38 billion on YouTube. La Bicicleta is also huge on both while Perro Fiel, Me Enamoré and Déjà Vu are also very solid. The total of the album is up to over 1,5 billion on Spotify and a stunning 5,5 billion on YouTube. It stands on more than 2,2 million EAS from streams alone.

The Orphan section is quite empty. It still contains Beyoncé‘s duet Beautiful Liar as well as all new songs that came out very recently. It is good enough for nearly half a million EAS, a figure that could be reached thanks to the newly released Clandestino.

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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

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