CSPC: Cher Popularity Analysis



So, after checking all of the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each Cher album achieved? Well, at this point we hardly need to add up all of the figures defined in this article!

In the following results table, all categories display figures in equivalent album sales. If different, pure sales are listed between parentheses.

'Av.' stands for Average, 'LD' for Last Day.

As a reminder:

  • Studio Album: sales of the original album
  • Other Releases: sales of compilations generated thanks to the album
  • Physical Singles: sales of physical singles from the album (ratio 3/10)
  • Download Singles: sales of digital singles from the album (ratio 1,5/10)
  • Streaming: equivalent album sales of all the album tracks (ratio 1/1500 for Audio stream and 1/6750 for Video stream)

See where the artist ranks among remaining singers

It is obvious that over a career spanning more than 50 years an artist has to go through some flops. In all fairness, Cher flopped way more often than she made it big. Does it matter that much? At the end of the day, selling 10 million records over 1 or 2 or 3 eras is still worth 10 million records.

She did have some great periods. Believe confirms it’s status of a super successful era. It wasn’t only a big hit single. At 19,2 million equivalent album sales, it is a LP strong enough to be envied by anyone. Heart of Stone was a huge record as well with a total passing 12 million units.

The dramatic downloads and streams are worrying for the future, but at 71 we can’t expect Cher to be looking for a fresh new ground breaking hit. Her career is now mostly behind her. A career that adds for 72,4 million equivalent album sales. Way under the likes Madonna or Celine Dion, this is still a very healthy total, out of reach by many popular divas.

The following pages list her most successful songs as well as her records and achievements. Do not forget to check our amazing cross-artists lists posted inside the CSPC: Data Collector which includes the full listing of all CSPC results compiled so far to better gauge her position in the history of the music industry.

As usual, feel free to comment and / or ask a question!

Sources: IFPI, Spotify, YouTube, Chartmasters.org.

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