CSPC: Shakira Popularity Analysis

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Page 4: Original Album Sales – Pies Descalzos (1995)
Page 5: Original Album Sales – Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998)
Page 6: Original Album Sales – Laundry Service (2001)
Page 7: Original Album Sales – Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 (2005)
Page 8: Original Album Sales – Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 (2005)
Page 9: Original Album Sales – She Wolf (2009)
Page 10: Original Album Sales – Sale el Sol (2010)
Page 11: Original Album Sales – Shakira (2014)
Page 12: Original Album Sales – El Dorado (2017)
Page 13: Original Album Sales – Comments
Page 14: Physical Singles Sales
Page 15: Digital Singles Sales
Page 16: Streaming Sales – Part 1
Page 17: Streaming Sales – Part 2
Page 18: Streaming Sales – Part 3
Page 19: Streaming Sales – Part 4
Page 20: Remaining Long Format
Page 21: Remaining Long Format – Summary
Page 22: BONUS: Total Album (all types) Sales per Country
Page 23: CSPC Results
Page 24: Raw Data Bonus – Brazilian Shipments Codes
Page 25: Biggest Tracks
Page 26: Achievements

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I don’t really get how it is possible that her label has been spreading the “80 million records” sold number for more than a decade, referring of course to pure sales, when according to this research, she hadn’t even crossed that mark in 2018 with streaming numbers included. Do you think you might have missed something? For example she is known to be very big in the MENA region and some Asian countries like India, and I guess it is not easy to find accurate info about sales there. And perhaps that might be true for Latin America as well.… Read more »


Hi Fra!

She sold 104m records if you’re counting albums + physical and digital singles as of this article. So that claim can be accurate, it’s just misleading,


Oh I get it, thank you! Do you plan to update her report soon? She has grown incredibly streaming wise since 2018, and I think she’s a very peculiar case study as she is the only female 90s diva that managed to adapt so well to the streaming era, both on Spotify and Youtube. I would love to know how much her album units have increased with the CSPC method. In that regard, I would like to point out some songs to make sure they are taken in consideration on the next report (in case they weren’t): Pure Intuition (it’s… Read more »


What’s articles you’re planned to update in the near future ?


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 5 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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