CSPC: Shakira Popularity Analysis

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SHAKIRA CAREER CSPC RESULTS

So, after checking all the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each album by Shakira achieved? Well, at this point we hardly need to add up all of the figures defined in this article!

In the following results table, all categories display figures in equivalent album sales. If different, pure sales are listed between parentheses.

#CoverAlbumTotal CSPCSales*StreamsTotal CSPC
Studio AlbumsOther LPsPhysical SinglesDigital SinglesLast verifiedAuto updateDaily Increase
1PiesPies Descalzos5,969,0003,700,0001,166,0005,000
(17,000)
195,000
(1,300,000)
197,000
(06/21/18)
903,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 450
LD: 0
5,969,000
2DóndeDónde Están los Ladrones?9,102,0004,380,0002,937,00035,000
(117,000)
315,000
(2,100,000)
352,000
(06/21/18)
1,435,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 700
LD: 0
9,102,000
3LaundryLaundry Service17,525,00012,630,0001,389,0001,663,000
(5,543,000)
666,000
(4,440,000)
388,000
(06/21/18)
1,177,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 510
LD: 0
17,525,000
4FijaciónFijación Oral, Vol. 15,718,0003,590,000189,000156,000
(520,000)
759,000
(5,060,000)
309,000
(06/21/18)
1,024,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 460
LD: 0
5,718,000
5OralOral Fixation, Vol. 28,786,0005,000,000387,000363,000
(1,210,000)
1,839,000
(12,260,000)
477,000
(06/21/18)
1,197,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 460
LD: 0
8,786,000
6SheShe Wolf3,858,0001,780,000325,00039,000
(130,000)
1,041,000
(6,940,000)
248,000
(06/21/18)
673,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 270
LD: 0
3,858,000
7SaleSale el Sol6,067,0002,610,000220,00027,000
(90,000)
809,000
(5,390,000)
889,000
(06/21/18)
2,401,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 970
LD: 0
6,067,000
8ShakiraShakira2,584,000860,00006,000
(20,000)
549,000
(3,660,000)
658,000
(06/21/18)
1,169,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 330
LD: 0
2,584,000
9ElEl Dorado4,404,000230,00000
(0)
155,000
(1,030,000)
2,235,000
(06/21/18)
4,019,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 1,150
LD: 0
4,404,000
10Orphan2,853,00007,000243,000
(810,000)
2,124,000
(14,160,000)
479,000
(06/21/18)
N/AN/A2,853,000
*Pure sales figures updated on 06/21/18.
'Av.' stands for Average, 'LD' for Last Day.

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 1/6750 for Video stream)

See where the artist ranks among remaining singers


Conclusions

As expected Laundry Service closes up counts as the most successful album of Shakira. At more than 16,7 million EAS across all formats, it is a highly valuable record which continues to grow.

Although the runner up stands much lower, on 8 million EAS, there is much more to say about her discography. Both Oral Fixation, Vol 2 and Dónde Están los Ladrones? are virtually tied at this second spot. It’s all the more impressive for the latter since it is a Spanish record.

Pies Descalzos, Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 and Sale El Sol are all around 5 million EAS. All Spanish records, that means 4 out of her top 6 are in her native language. Stunning. If She Wolf, Shakira. and El Dorado suffer from the absence of ground breaking global smashes like the remaining albums, they all maintained a healthy consistency. Each of them breaks 2 million EAS to date with the most recent one still increasing at very fast pace.

All in all, the artist sold 58,6 million EAS to date. While this is already a great achievement for a mainly Spanish language singer, the fact she is now over 6 million units from streams alone is highly promising for the future. Her back catalog also performs very well in this format. The massive market increases currently seen in Latin America, an area which jumped by more than 17,7% in 2017, are also paving a golden road for Shakira.

To go deeper…

Thanks to our new ASR (Artist Success Rating) concept, we know that her sales represent 13,8 million times the purchase of her full catalog. Coupled with her total sales, it translates into an ASR score of 161. She is tied with Ed Sheeran and ahead of Usher and Katy Perry.

Additionally, the following pages list her most successful songs as well as her 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.

As usual, feel free to comment and / or ask a question!

Sources: IFPI, Spotify, YouTube, Discogs, Chartmasters.org.

 

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Andrik

Shakira sold 80 million records worldwide

John
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?
Dan

Hi

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

Last edited 2 months ago by Dan
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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