CSPC: Shakira Popularity Analysis

Shakira 2011


The list is compiled in album equivalent sales generated by each song. Therefore, these figures are not merged units of singles formats. Instead, it includes weighted sales of the song’s physical single, download, ringtone and streaming as well as its share among sales of all albums on which it is featured.

1. 2001 – ShakiraWhenever, Wherever / Suerte [Laundry Service]9,320,000
2. 2005 – Shakira ft. Wyclef JeanHips Don’t Lie / Sera Sera [Oral Fixation, Vol. 2]7,370,000
3. 2001 – ShakiraUnderneath Your Clothes [Laundry Service]3,080,000
4. 2005 – Shakira ft. Alejandro SanzLa Tortura [Fijación Oral, Vol. 1]3,060,000
5. 2010 – Shakira ft. FreshlygroundWaka Waka (This Time for Africa) / Waka Waka (Esto for Africa) [Sale el Sol]3,020,000
6. 2009 – ShakiraShe Wolf / Loba [She Wolf]1,920,000
6. 2001 – ShakiraObjection (Tango) / Te Aviso, Te Anuncio (Tango) [Laundry Service]1,920,000
8. 1998 – ShakiraInevitable [Dónde Están los Ladrones?]1,870,000
9. 1995 – ShakiraI Am Here / Estoy Aquí [Pies Descalzos]1,430,000
10. 1995 – ShakiraAntología [Pies Descalzos]1,350,000
11. 1998 – ShakiraCiega, Sordomuda [Dónde Están los Ladrones?]1,300,000
12. 1998 – ShakiraEyes Like Yours / Ojos Así [Dónde Están los Ladrones?]1,190,000
13. 2010 – Shakira ft. Dizzee Rascal / El CataLoca / Loca [Sale el Sol]1,090,000
14. 1998 – Shakira [Dónde Están los Ladrones?]990,000
15. 2014 – Shakira ft. RihannaCan’t Remember to Forget You / Nunca Me Acuerdo de Olvidarte [Shakira]970,000
15. 2001 – ShakiraQue Me Quedes Tú [Laundry Service]970,000

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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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