CSPC: Cher Popularity Analysis
We are used to being reminded how Britney Spears was still a child when Madonna was already topping the charts. In August 1965, when the Queen of Pop was going to turn 7 years old, Cher was leading the US Hot 100 ahead of Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones and until being topped by the Beatles‘ Yesterday. I Got You Babe, her duet with former husband Sonny Bono was the third
longest #1 of the year precisely behind those two monstrous hits.
Since that early breakthrough, Cher faced an extensive run of flops and successes. She was never the biggest pop star on Earth a la Madonna or Celine Dion, but she undoubtedly accumulated record sales all along a never ending road. Impressively, she managed various stunning come backs, most notably the 1998 smash Believe. With 6 studio albums with Sonny, 25 solo LPs, various Soundtracks, countless compilations and tons of singles, her catalog is much deeper than just Believe though. How many records has the godmother of all divas sold? How is her catalog performing nowadays? How does she stand in comparison to the other household female singers names?
As usual, I’ll be using the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept in order to relevantly gauge her results. This concept will not only bring you sales information for all Cher‘s albums, physical and download singles, as well as audio and video streaming, but it will also determine their true popularity. If you are not yet familiar with the CSPC method, the next page explains it with a short video. I fully recommend watching the video before getting into the sales figures. Of course, if you are a regular visitor feel free to skip the video and get into the figures.
When you update this one would be good you include the album Black Rose (1980), Cher’s rock and roll band.
Hi, can you please update Cher’s total as her streaming numbers have grown a lot in the last few years. She released an album in 2018 which has 90 million streams on Spotify, also the video for ‘Believe’ has just crossed 100 million views since it was uploaded on her YouTube channel in late 2018. Thanks!
All artists climb too fast to keep every article updated. This being said, we developped a tool that updates the total CSPC as soon as someone searches for his streams. You can see the list of updated totals here.
Hi again! Thanks for the reply MJD, much appreciated. And thanks for that link, I guess it’s somewhat of an update. I was thinking of if it’s possible to see how the accumulated streams affect their parent album.
Also, the article mentions 12 million downloads while the link you posted states 9 million, so can you please clarify what’s the correct estimated figure?
Please update Cher’s figures!! I think it has change a lot since the last update
I was a bit surprised by the low streaming results of “Bang Bang”, given how iconic the song is, but then I realised what happened. Cher’s original version has only 3.5 mln stream on Spotify , but Nancy Sinatra’s version of the song has 73 mln streams on the same platform, so “Bang Bang” is a typical case of a song that has been obscured by a cover version who became much more popular than the original version in the long run.
You should update this. Cher has released a new album in 2019 that was number one worldwide for at least 3 days. Dancing Queen sold considerably well considering her age.
Also, Cher had put out a few other songs under a different name. Bonnie Jo Mason and Sonny and Cher also once were named Caesar and Cleo. I don’t know much about their data, but its something to look into. Do you also have her collaboration with Neneh Cherry and that singer from the Judds Love Can Build a Bridge?
Believe was 3xP in Turkey, which equals to 300k sales. Based on your Germany:Turkey=25:1 ratio, it was estimated only 50k, so I think you should adjusted the special formulas for Cher.
Standard ratios are only used when no data is available, list of certifications of Believe is known / has been used already.
But the pan europe sales you were using the normal formulas