CSPC: Cher Popularity Analysis


Physical Singles Sales – Part 8

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 3 ratio between one album and one physical single.

Believe (1998) – 2,550,000 equivalent albums

Believe – 7,020,000
Strong Enough – 1,170,000
All Or Nothing – 170,000
Dov’e L’amore – 140,000

Living Proof (2001) – 111,000 equivalent albums

The Music’s No Good Without You – 200,000
Alive Again – 20,000
Song For The Lonely – 150,000

Burlesque (2010) – 0 equivalent album

No single sold

Closer To The Truth (2013) – 0 equivalent album

No single sold

Orphan Album – 780,000 equivalent album

Dead Ringer for Love – 410,000
The Shoop Shoop Song – 1,710,000
Oh No Not My Baby – 50,000
Whenever You’re Near – 10,000
Many Rivers To Cross – 20,000
Love Can Build A Bridge – 360,000
Piu Che Puoi – 40,000

At 52, Cher registered one of the biggest selling single of all-time. So far, out of all artists studied, the rare cases of singles selling over 7 million were Soundtrack hits like I Will Always Love You, Stayin’ Alive and You Are The One That I Want or hits from the Beatles outside of an album era. It is the first proper single coming from an artist’s studio album selling that many units.

The Shoop Shoop Song and Strong Enough sold over one million copies a piece as well. Although it feels like Cher went through various chaotic periods, she sold over 32 million physical singles as a solo artist. Merging the discography with Sonny, the legendary diva sold 46 million singles.

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