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 table, all categories display figures that way, e.g. in equivalent album sales. For example, singles from Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 released in digital format sold the equivalent of 1,839,000 album albums – 12,260,000 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)
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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Dan

Are you able to update her sales? I want to see her super bowl’s performance impact on her sales!

Alexander Rodriguez

But in 2012 Shakira said that Laundry Service has sold 20 millions https://www.facebook.com/5027904559/posts/10150830049184560/

Debers

Accordinf to you, “Try Everything” had 1.08 million digital sales until 2018 but in 2019 the RIAA updated it to 2x Platinum and BPI gave it Silver (Total – 2,2 Million) taking into account that it was launched around the world the number grows even more, could you explain this to me MJD?

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FrancescoShak

This is all fake because: •Billboard stated that Shakira had sold 10 million album units in Latin America *before 2001*, that Donde Estan Los Ladrones was close to 900k in the US in 2005, and that Laundry Service has sold 13 million copies worldwide until 2005. So the sales of Pies Descalzos and Donde Estan Los Ladrones are not real. https://books.google.it/books?id=4RQEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA23&lpg=PA23&dq=billboard+shakira+13+million+laundry+service&source=bl&ots=IDKTkEOoY3&sig=ACfU3U1MvvoDV_p6DL95ZxNa3XRDnt8OSg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi3s8yuyMzqAhXIfZoKHeYRDooQ6AEwCXoECAQQAQ •Shakira herself in 2012 reported that Laundry Service has sold 20 million copies worldwide, so even the laundry service data is fake. https://m.facebook.com/5027904559/posts/10150830049184560/ •in 2007 BMI reported that Pies Descalzos had sold 5 million copies, and Oral Fixation 8… Read more »

AndrewMark

The “10 million copies in Latin America only” is completely nonsense, in most Latin countries an artist get a platinum certification for sales between 3,000 and 150,000 and Laundry Service was not selling at millions in the biggest Latin markets as Brazil (it sold 150,000 there less than Pies Descalzos and Donde están…) and Mexico (it sold less than 500,000 there) where those millions came from?. Billboard can’t say nothing about sales, except those that came from United Stated, thanks to Nielsen Soundscan. The thing is for years there’s no way to know about artists sales, fans and record companies… Read more »

FrancescoShak

This data is the fakest thing I’ve ever read. She has sold more than that, as official sources have confirmed throughout the years. Do it again with more research, thanks.

Rell

MJD, I’ve heard several times over the years that Shakira has been a consistent seller in Near Eastern and Middle Eastern countries. I wouldn’t be surprised if she was popular in India because I know they’re fond of Latin music. What do we know of her actual sales in those areas ? I’m sorry if you already answered that question, I haven’t found any answer in the comments.

Chika

You can check the studies of the MENA and India by Al to check her streaming numbers there, but I don’t know if there’s any information on the site about her actual sales.

Al

Her sales in India are very strong with Laundry Service at 160k and a career total likely past 300k. This makes her one of the very best selling international acts there. I’ve read some huge download claims for her as well

Jose

“Ciega Sordomuda” entered the Top 10 of Spain, remained on the chart for 2 weeks. Are you sure I can’t sell anything there?

https://books.google.cl/books?id=KwoEAAAAMBAJ&q=Shakira&redir_esc=y&hl=es-419#v=snippet&q=hits%20of%20the%20world&f=false

Peter

See this is problamatic. Example: In Colombia Pies Descalzos was certified Diamond Prism for 1M copies by ANSINCOL and that was in 1996. Source: https://books.google.co.za/books?id=sQkEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA64&dq=shakira+billboard+million&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=shakira%20billboard%20million&f=false

Peter

Not many people, but billboard wouldn’t report on it if they didn’t know what it stood for, right?

Nicolás

Hey, Tere are some things wrong, for example, Shakira. was certified diamond in Colombia for selling 200k

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