CSPC: Shakira Popularity Analysis

Shakira

Full Length related record Sales

It sounds fairly logical to add together weighted sales of one era – studio album, physical singles, downloads, streams – to get the full picture of an album’s popularity. For older releases though, they also generate sales of various live, music videos and compilation albums.

All those packaging-only records do not create value, they exploit the value originating from the parent studio album of each of its tracks instead. Inevitably, when such compilations are issued, this downgrades catalog sales of the original LP. Thus, to perfectly gauge the worth of these releases, we need to re-assign sales proportionally to its contribution of all the compilations which feature its songs. The following table explains this method.

How to understand this table? If you check this example, these figures mean Oral Fixation Tour sold 710,000 units worldwide. Then, the second statistics column means streams of all the songs included on this package add for 1,312,473 EAS.

The second part at the right of the table shows how many streams are coming from each original album as well as the share they represent. Thus, streaming figures tell us Laundry Service songs are responsible for 22% of the Oral Fixation Tour tracklist attractiveness. In other words, it generated 159,000 of its 710,000 album sales. Eventually, we apply this methodology to all compilations.

As nearly all her albums include sizable hits, we can see that they all contributed to sales of these compilation and live sets. It is fairly obvious with the example of Live From Paris. Its track list is the closest we can get to a career spanning compilation and highlights how each and every album from Shakira is home of relevant hits.

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Dtothalo

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.

Yuki0007
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.
tsaotd

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

Wolfie

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

John

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

Al

None, Julio Iglesias outsold both

Al

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

D'or

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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