Streaming Masters – Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa performing

After the smash success of her first two albums, Dua Lipa is now regarded as one of the biggest pop stars in the World.

Widely seen as a hit maker, are her songs crushing streaming platforms at the moment?

Updated on January 5, 2021

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Dua Lipa streaming review – the method

Streaming is made up of audio and video streams. Our CSPC methodology now includes both to better reflect the real popularity of each track. The main source of data for each avenue is respectively Spotify and YouTube.

To factor in the growing impact of multiple Asian countries where these platforms aren’t always the go-to site for music streaming, more sources have been added.

In order to account for their real popularity in each relevant country, the below sources have been used along with the mentioned ratios that reflect the market share of each area.

Audio Streams
– South Korea : Genie streams * 3.05 (consistent with Gaon streaming numbers)
– Japan : AWA streams * 100/5.5 (AWA has 5.5% of the Japanese streaming market)
– Elsewhere : Spotify streams * (370 – 8.5 – 9.5 – 33 – 9) / 207 (370 million global subscribers minus 8.5 million from South Korea minus 9.5 million from Japan minus 33 million from China divided by the number of Spotify only users minus 9 million more Asian users) + Genie streams * 3.05 (uses Genie rather than Spotify to extrapolate markets like Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam)

Video Streams
– China* : Xiami streams * 125/6.5 (Xiami has just over 5% of the Chinese streaming market)
– Elsewhere : Youtube views

*since 96.4% of Chinese streaming platforms are free users, that paid-for users pay less than $2 a month and that they are also used as video streaming platforms, their streams are weighted in par with YouTube streams.

Audio Stream value – 1500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream value – 11,750 views equal 1 album unit

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = ( Spotify * 310/207 + Genie * 3.05*2 + AWA * 100/5.5 ) / 1500 + ( Xiami * 125/6.5 + YouTube ) / 11750

Dua Lipa streaming review – the results

CSPC Dua Lipa streaming discography Spotify YouTube numbers

Total: 14,042,527 EAS

Dua Lipa most streamed tracks (EAS)

1. New Rules [Dua Lipa]1,900,000
2. Don’t Start Now [Future Nostalgia]1,550,000
3. One Kiss [Dua Lipa]1,337,000
4. IDGAF [Dua Lipa]1,274,000
5. Scared to Be Lonely [Dua Lipa]1,120,000
6. Break My Heart [Future Nostalgia]589,000
7. No Lie [Dua Lipa]569,000
8. Physical [Future Nostalgia]517,000
9. Electricity [Dua Lipa]515,000
10. Be the One [Dua Lipa]497,000
11. Kiss and Make Up [Dua Lipa]460,000
12. Blow Your Mind (Mwah) [Dua Lipa]457,000
13. Un Dia (One Day) [Orphan]345,000
14. Levitating [Future Nostalgia]323,000
15. Hotter than Hell [Dua Lipa]256,000
16. Homesick [Dua Lipa]181,000
17. Hallucinate [Future Nostalgia]141,000
18. Lost in Your Light [Dua Lipa]129,000
19. Swan Song [Orphan]128,000
20. My Love [Orphan]125,000

Sources: SpotifyYouTube, AWA, Genie (app), Xiami.

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Sarah

When are you updating her album sales?

ABJ

Is her debut the most successful album by a female on streaming platforms?

Raffi

Hi ABJ! In order to gauge which female album generated the most EAS from streaming, a calculation of the top albums must be calculated at the same time, and that title may vary from time to time due to difference in catalog streams/ongoing hits. Though I can tell you right now, that thought one of the most successful female albums on streaming platforms, most probably in the Top 5, there are a handful of female albums that are above Dua’s debut. Zara Larsson’s So Good and Rihanna’s Anti both come to mind with both albums approaching 3 billion streams on… Read more »

MJD

Hi ABJ! To be honest it is difficult to answer this question because there is many albums with very similar numbers (My Everything by Ariana, Rihanna’s ANTI, Zara Larsson’s So Good, etc) and checking Spotify & YouTube data for all at the same time is kind of boring. Truth is that it isn’t so relevant since at the moment no female album is really immense on streaming (3m+ EAS is huge but not record-breaking) so there is definitely room to see a new one destroying current leaders during the upcoming months. To put things into perspective, Drake’s Scorpion which is… Read more »

RLAAMJR.

Great numbers for dua lipa. I hope Camila is next so we can compared the two.p

RLAAMJR.

I hope we also get a list of top 50 most streamed music artists on Spotify and top 50 for apple music too. If possible , also top 50 most streamed albums for each of the two music services.

Casimir

Hi Anthony,

What a great new format! I have to ask: now that Dua Lipa has announced the new ‘Complete’ edition of her eponymous album which will now include One Kiss and several other hits that are currently in the Orphan section, would you then shift these songs to the album or would you leave them as they are because their main lifespan occurred as standalone songs?

Nathan

It’s amazing to see streaming sales of 1 artists 1st album alone blow out streaming sales of almost every act of the 20th century’s entire catalogue.
Why do you think that is?
Older generation still listening to C.D.s and L.P’s?

MJD

Hi Nathan! I think it’s only the way it is and the way it should be. It’s great that some older acts manage to remain attractive through the years, but all generations should have their stars. We party on songs from the Chainsmokers and Drake nowadays, not on songs of the Beatles or Elvis Presley. It’s their videos that we see on TV, their songs we hear on hyped radio stations. It’s also the youngests among us that listen to the most music, so their favorite songs do well. I really think it’s fine that way, imagine 50 years of… Read more »

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