CSPC: Kylie Minogue Popularity Analysis


Physical Singles Sales – Part 1

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

Kylie (1988) – 1,872,000 equivalent albums

I Should Be So Lucky – 2,170,000
The Loco-Motion – 2,150,000
Je ne sais pas pourquoi – 720,000
Got to Be Certain – 870,000
It’s No Secret – 250,000
Turn It into Love – 80,000

Enjoy Yourself (1989) – 633,000 equivalent albums

Hand on Your Heart – 810,000
Wouldn’t Change a Thing – 550,000
Never Too Late – 320,000
Tears on My Pillow – 430,000

Rhythm of Love (1990) – 327,000 equivalent albums

Better the Devil You Know – 480,000
Step Back in Time – 270,000
What Do I Have to Do – 200,000
Shocked – 140,000

The arrival of Minogue was stunning in the UK. She sold over 2,1 million singles during the year 1988, twice as much as Bros the #2 top selling act of the year. In the US, The Loco-Motion was the only single which took off, peaking at #3. This song, along with I Should Be So Lucky, sold well all over the World, breaking the 2 million mark.

After more than 6 million physical single sales during the first era, the hype slowed down in following years. Results were still very healthy during the promotion of Enjoy Yourself which generated more than 2 million sales. Singles from Rhythm of Love top 1 million units combined.

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