CSPC: Shakira Popularity Analysis

The football World Cup is currently flooding media from everywhere. No artist is more linked to this competition than Shakira. During each of the last 4 World Cups, she got a huge hit. Whenever, Wherever in 2002, Hips Don’t Lie in 2006, Waka Waka in 2010 and Dare (La La La) in 2014, we are left wondering if her new song Clandestino will take over the same one as these previous summer anthems.

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It wasn’t always easy for the Colombia superstar. She started with two anonymous albums, Magia and Peligro, when she was only a teenager. These two records will be ignored in this study as they hardly sold a thing and got removed from the market for decades on the demand of the artist herself. With her 1995’s third album Pies Descalzos Shakira hasn’t only got successful, she became massive, huge enough to cross over boundaries of Latin America. The fourth effort was so strong too that breaking the global audience was inevitable. This unstoppable rise to the top reached its peak with 2001’s set Laundry Service and it’s monster single Whenever, Wherever. Her first worldwide smash, not her last.

Her special nature makes harder to compare her success with the one of remaining pop stars. Shakira continues to release most of her material in Spanish along with English versions. Of course, as popular as she may be in Latin countries, those are still fairly weaker markets than English-speaking ones. So, when taking into account everything, how does she perform against the US / UK icons?

The Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept (CSPC)

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 Shakira‘s albums, physical and download singles, as well as audio and video streaming. In fact, 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.

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There are two ways to understand this revolutionary concept. In the first place, there is this Scribe video posted below. If you are unaware of the CSPC method, you will get the full idea within just a pair of minutes.

If you are a mathematical person, and want to know the full method as well as formulas, you can read the full introduction article.

Now let’s get into the artist’s sales figures in detail in order to apply this concept and define the act’s true popularity!

Original Albums Sales

Pies Descalzos (1995)

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  • America
    • US – 1,150,000
    • Canada – N/A
    • Argentina – 175,000
    • Brazil – 800,000
    • Mexico – 500,000
    • Colombia – 450,000
    • Venezuela – 70,000
    • Chile – 35,000
    • Central America – 20,000
  • Asia – 30,000
    • Japan – N/A
  • Oceania
    • Australia – N/A
    • New Zealand – N/A
  • Europe – 270,000
    • UK – N/A
    • France – 20,000
    • Germany – 40,000
    • Italy – N/A
    • Spain – 100,000
    • Sweden – N/A
    • Netherlands – N/A
    • Switzerland – N/A
    • Austria – N/A
    • Finland – N/A
  • World – 3,700,000

Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998)

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  • America
    • US – 1,500,000
    • Canada – N/A
    • Argentina – 425,000
    • Brazil – 300,000
    • Mexico – 700,000
    • Colombia – 300,000
    • Venezuela – 160,000
    • Chile – 60,000
    • Central America – 80,000
  • Asia – 50,000
    • Japan – N/A
  • Oceania
    • Australia – N/A
    • New Zealand – N/A
  • Europe – 420,000
    • UK – N/A
    • France – 30,000
    • Germany – 80,000
    • Italy – N/A
    • Spain – 135,000
    • Sweden – N/A
    • Netherlands – 20,000
    • Switzerland – 10,000
    • Austria – N/A
    • Finland – N/A
  • World – 4,380,000

Laundry Service (2001)

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  • America
    • US – 4,100,000
    • Canada – 550,000
    • Argentina – 120,000
    • Brazil – 150,000
    • Mexico – 450,000
    • Colombia – 100,000
    • Venezuela – 150,000
    • Chile – 20,000
    • Central America – 40,000
  • Asia – 705,000
    • Japan – 250,000
    • India – 160,000
  • Oceania
    • Australia – 425,000
    • New Zealand – 55,000
  • Europe – 5,340,000
    • UK – 900,000
    • France – 775,000
    • Germany – 900,000
    • Italy – 300,000
    • Spain – 550,000
    • Sweden – 135,000
    • Netherlands – 310,000
    • Switzerland – 220,000
    • Austria – 100,000
    • Finland – 91,000
  • World – 12,630,000

Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 (2005)

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  • America
    • US – 1,150,000
    • Canada – N/A
    • Argentina – 140,000
    • Brazil – 100,000
    • Mexico – 345,000
    • Colombia – 100,000
    • Venezuela – 35,000
    • Chile – 15,000
  • Asia – 90,000
    • Japan – 30,000
  • Oceania
    • Australia – N/A
    • New Zealand – N/A
  • Europe – 1,370,000
    • UK – 15,000
    • France – 160,000
    • Germany – 325,000
    • Italy – 65,000
    • Spain – 300,000
    • Sweden – 30,000
    • Netherlands – 45,000
    • Switzerland – 75,000
    • Austria – 30,000
    • Finland – 15,000
  • World – 3,590,000

Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 (2005)

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  • America
    • US – 1,900,000
    • Canada – 250,000
    • Argentina – 70,000
    • Brazil – 85,000
    • Mexico – 195,000
  • Asia – 190,000
    • Japan – 50,000
    • India – 80,000
  • Oceania
    • Australia – 45,000
    • New Zealand – N/A
  • Europe – 1,970,000
    • UK – 400,000
    • France – 195,000
    • Germany – 420,000
    • Italy – 130,000
    • Spain – 140,000
    • Sweden – 50,000
    • Netherlands – 125,000
    • Switzerland – 80,000
    • Austria – 35,000
    • Finland – 20,000
  • World – 5,000,000

She Wolf (2009)

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  • America
    • US – 350,000
    • Canada – 25,000
    • Argentina – 50,000
    • Brazil – 100,000
    • Mexico – 125,000
    • Colombia – 80,000
  • Asia – 60,000
    • Japan – 25,000
  • Oceania
    • Australia – N/A
    • New Zealand – N/A
  • Europe – 890,000
    • UK – 145,000
    • France – 135,000
    • Germany – 190,000
    • Italy – 120,000
    • Spain – 70,000
    • Sweden – 5,000
    • Netherlands – 10,000
    • Switzerland – 25,000
    • Austria – 10,000
    • Finland – N/A
  • World – 1,780,000

Sale el Sol (2010)

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  • America
    • US – 350,000
    • Canada – 75,000
    • Argentina – 90,000
    • Brazil – 175,000
    • Mexico – 120,000
    • Colombia – 200,000
  • Asia – 35,000
    • Japan – N/A
  • Oceania
    • Australia – N/A
    • New Zealand – N/A
  • Europe – 1,440,000
    • UK – 10,000
    • France – 575,000
    • Germany – 215,000
    • Italy – 105,000
    • Spain – 90,000
    • Sweden – 10,000
    • Netherlands – 17,500
    • Switzerland – 70,000
    • Austria – 20,000
    • Finland – N/A
  • World – 2,610,000

Shakira (2014)

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  • America
    • US – 300,000
    • Canada – 30,000
    • Argentina – 20,000
    • Brazil – 50,000
    • Mexico – 30,000
  • Asia – 30,000
    • Japan – 15,000
  • Oceania
    • Australia – 10,000
    • New Zealand – N/A
  • Europe – 270,000
    • UK – 40,000
    • France – 55,000
    • Germany – 70,000
    • Italy – 17,000
    • Spain – 15,000
    • Sweden – N/A
    • Netherlands – 5,000
    • Switzerland – 7,500
    • Austria – 5,000
    • Finland – N/A
  • World – 860,000

El Dorado (2017)

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  • America
    • US – 60,000
    • Canada – 5,000
    • Argentina – 5,000
    • Brazil – 10,000
    • Mexico – 10,000
    • Colombia – 10,000
  • Asia – 10,000
    • Japan – N/A
  • Oceania
    • Australia – N/A
    • New Zealand – N/A
  • Europe – 120,000
    • UK – 5,000
    • France – 35,000
    • Germany – 20,000
    • Italy – 5,000
    • Spain – 20,000
    • Sweden – N/A
    • Netherlands – 2,500
    • Switzerland – 5,000
    • Austria – 1,500
    • Finland – N/A
  • World – 230,000

Original Album Sales – Comments

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1995 Pies Descalzos – 3,700,000
1998 Dónde Están los Ladrones? – 4,380,000
2001 Laundry Service – 12,630,000
2005 Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 – 3,590,000
2005 Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 – 5,000,000
2009 She Wolf – 1,780,000
2010 Sale el Sol – 2,610,000
2014 Shakira – 860,000
2017 El Dorado – 230,000

At almost 35 million over 9 albums, the average sales of Shakira albums isn’t among the very top ones. Obviously, we can’t ignore five of them where Spanish records yet. An interesting result is that those records haven’t sold that much less than the English ones. At 14,51 million, they stand up well against the 20,27 million units sold by the four English sets.

They are also more stable with all of them except the last one sitting between 2,6 million and 4,5 million units sold. This enables me to point out an element I rarely mentioned, the fact A-League artists have sales much more secured than one-time smash acts or B-League artists. In English-speaking countries or in Asia for example, Shakira belongs to the latter category. As a result, she needs big hits to benefit from the highest level of exposure. In Hispanic countries though, she is an A-League star, meaning she will be promoted at the highest possible scale no matter what. That’s how last Adele album 25 crushed albums from anyone else so effortlessly, because in our day and age she is the only global A-League artist.

We studied Enrique Iglesias previously, finding out his first two Spanish albums from mid-90s sold slightly more than 4 million units, making them some of the biggest Spanish albums ever. Shakira‘s first two did just about the same. Just like him, the turn of the century gave her the opportunity to confirm this status in the world. She did it incredibly well with Laundry Service. While she had various up and downs since, it feels like the Colombian star can still drop a giant smash anytime.

Physical Singles Sales

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

Pies Descalzos (1995) – 4,000 equivalent albums

All Singles – 15,000

Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998) – 35,000 equivalent albums

Ojos Así – 110,000
Remaining Singles – 5,000

Laundry Service (2001) – 1,663,000 equivalent albums

Whenever, Wherever – 3,440,000
Underneath Your Clothes – 1,420,000
Objection (Tango) – 630,000
The One – 50,000
Remaining Singles – 2,000

Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 (2005) – 156,000 equivalent albums

La Tortura – 520,000

Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 (2005) – 363,000 equivalent albums

Don’t Bother – 170,000
Hips Don’t Lie – 970,000
Illegal – 70,000

She Wolf (2009) – 39,000 equivalent albums

She Wolf – 100,000
Did It Again – 10,000
Gispy – 20,000

Sale el Sol (2010) – 27,000 equivalent albums

Loca – 80,000
Rabiosa – 10,000

Shakira. (2014) – 6,000 equivalent albums

Can’t Remember to Forget You – 10,000
Dare (La La La) – 10,000

Orphan Album – 243,000 equivalent albums

Beautiful Liar – 330,000
Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) – 420,000
Je L’Aime A Mourir – 50,000
Get It Started – 10,000

During the 90s, album sales were fairly healthy in Latin America but singles sales were almost non-existent. Most Shakira earlier singles only sold a few units. By the time Whenever, Wherever got issued, the North American market had collapsed too. This being said, she did wonders in Europe, selling almost 1 million units of that song in each France and Germany.

All together, Shakira sold close to 8,5 million physical singles. It surely doesn’t look that impressive. In reality, Whenever, Wherever is one of the very top selling post-2000 songs in this format. What’s more, Hips Don’t Lie is just as well placed among post-2005 songs. It isn’t all as very few songs released since 2010 can challenge Waka Waka in that field. Each of those three singles got historical sales in the format with their figures being limited only due to market constraints. Of course, when making those statements I’m not taking into account Japanese singles from artists like AKB48 which are very specific.

Digital Singles Sales

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As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 1,5 ratio between one album and one digital single.

Pies Descalzos (1995) – 195,000 equivalent albums

Remaining Tracks – 1,300,000

Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998) – 315,000 equivalent albums

Remaining Tracks – 2,100,000

Laundry Service (2001) – 666,000 equivalent albums

Whenever, Wherever – 2,550,000
Underneath Your Clothes – 890,000
Objection (Tango) – 500,000
Remaining Tracks – 500,000

Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 (2005) – 759,000 equivalent albums

La Tortura – 3,240,000
Las de la Intuición – 700,000
Remaining Tracks – 1,120,000

Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 (2005) – 1,839,000 equivalent albums

Don’t Bother – 660,000
Hips Don’t Lie – 11,080,000
Remaining Tracks – 520,000

She Wolf (2009) – 1,041,000 equivalent albums

She Wolf – 4,050,000
Did It Again – 690,000
Give It Up to Me – 1,080,000
Gypsy – 860,000
Remaining Tracks – 260,000

Sale el Sol (2010) – 809,000 equivalent albums

Loca – 2,510,000
Rabiosa – 1,150,000
Addicted to You – 650,000
Remaining Tracks – 1,080,000

Shakira (2014) – 549,000 equivalent albums

Can’t Remember to Forget You – 1,740,000
Empire – 810,000
Dare (La La La) – 890,000
Remaining Tracks – 220,000

El Dorado (2017) – 155,000 equivalent albums

Chantaje – 420,000
La Bicicleta – 280,000
Me Enamore – 150,000
Remaining Tracks – 180,000

Orphan Album – 2,124,000 equivalent albums

Beautiful Liar – 4,950,000
Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) – 7,010,000
Je l’aime à mourir – 300,000
Try Everything – 1,080,000
Get It Started – 340,000
Remaining Tracks – 480,000

Just like with physical sales, Shakira is someway poorly represented by digital sales. English-speaking countries, most notably the US and the UK have been by very, very far the leading downloads markets along with South Korea. In these markets, among global stars of the last 15 years the diva is likely one of those who’s getting the lowest share of their sales there.

It doesn’t mean she hasn’t sold some downloads though, she clearly did, even getting as high as 11 million with the gigantic smash Hips Don’t Lie. In total, she is over 56 million downloads and ringtones in her lifetime.

Streaming Sales

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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. As detailed in the Fixing Log article, Spotify represents 157 million of the 272 million users of streaming platforms, while YouTube is pretty much the only video platform generating some revenue for the industry. Below is the equivalence set on the aforementioned article:

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

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = 272/157 * Spotify streams / 1500 + YouTube views / 11750

Streaming Part 1

A few days ago, I posted the CSPC article of Alanis Morissette. On it, I mentioned she still does well in streaming with 398,000 equivalent album sales for her juggernaut album Jagged Little Pill. Believe it or not, Shakira‘s Spanish album from the same era Dónde Están los Ladrones? is quite close from it at 352,000 units.

This is the illustration of how utterly massive it has been in the Spanish world. Very few catalog songs in foreign languages topped the 20 million mark at Spotify so far, yet as many as 6 did it from that album alone. Still not convinced? Those two Spanish records have as many 10+ million songs than Madonna‘s first 9 albums combined. The lowest album cut from the latter album is also over 5 million Spotify streams.

One more time, these figures show the relevance of the CSPC method. I mentioned during the previous pages how some formats weren’t favorable to Spanish-language recordings like physical singles and downloads since their main markets have never consumed a lot these products. The success is always translated somewhere though. Streaming works as the perfect compensation for them. Mexico and Brazil among others are becoming massive streaming markets thanks to their large penetration of internet and their huge populations. If on average they spend less money to buy records, they use much more YouTube and now audio streaming platforms.

Some intriguing fact to take off those mind-blowing results is how Dónde Están los Ladrones? crushes Pies Descalzos by almost 2 to 1 although they sold similar amounts of studio albums. We will be understanding why during the next pages.

Streaming Part 2

Unsurprisingly, Whenever, Wherever does even better than all songs from previous albums with a strong 134 million plays. Maybe more surprising is how well Underneath Your Clothes does and also how La Tortura tops everything else from Laundry Service. At 120 million streams on Spotify, the Spanish classic is fairly close from Whenever, Wherever.

The leading song out of this pack yet is quite easily Hips Don’t Lie. Up to 323 million, the song eclipses everything else from its parent album, representing nearly 90% of its total.

In terms of EAS, each of the 3 album totals from 309,000 to 477,000 units from streams, a tremendous consistency at a very high level.

Streaming Part 3

Independently of the consistency of albums tracks or the heights reached by singles, the most striking element is how all albums until She Wolf end up with 200-480,000 equivalent album sales.

This all changes with Sale el Sol. For a mostly Spanish album issued in 2010, its results were absolutely extraordinary in terms of sales. That success is confirmed by its streaming figures too. Both language versions of Loca combined add for 84 million while Rabiosa is on 65 million. Logically, Waka Waka does even better at over 200 million. They are also monsters on YouTube with combined views for this album topping 4 billion. These amazing scores add for 889,000 EAS. It is only a matter of time until it reaches 1 million units from streams alone.

Streaming Part 4

Shakira. was a disappointment upon release with album sales way down from its predecessors. While it doesn’t reverse this trend with streams, it does perform better in this avenue. The duet with Rihanna Can’t Remember to Forget You is closing in 200 million Spotify streams while Dare (La La La) is growing year after year, standing at more than 100 million to date. Both songs are also close / over 1 billion on YouTube. That’s good enough for a solid 658,000 EAS.

El Dorado‘s sales were largely mocked. Seen as a major flop, its songs kept gaining heavy airplay as well as streams in Latin markets for nearly two years. Chantaje is at 524 million on Spotify and over 2,38 billion on YouTube. La Bicicleta is also huge on both while Perro Fiel, Me Enamoré and Déjà Vu are also very solid. The total of the album is up to over 1,5 billion on Spotify and a stunning 5,5 billion on YouTube. It stands on more than 2,2 million EAS from streams alone.

The Orphan section is quite empty. It still contains Beyoncé‘s duet Beautiful Liar as well as all new songs that came out very recently. It is good enough for nearly half a million EAS, a figure that could be reached thanks to the newly released Clandestino.

Full Length related record Sales

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It sounds fairly logical to add together weighted sales of one era – studio album, physical singles, downloads, streams – to get the full picture of an album’s popularity. For older releases though, they also generate sales of various live, music videos and compilation albums.

All those packaging-only records do not create value, they exploit the value originating from the parent studio album of each of its tracks instead. Inevitably, when such compilations are issued, this downgrades catalog sales of the original LP. Thus, to perfectly gauge the worth of these releases, we need to re-assign sales proportionally to its contribution of all the compilations which feature its songs. The following table explains this method.

How to understand this table? If you check this example, these figures mean Oral Fixation Tour sold 710,000 units worldwide. Then, the second statistics column means streams of all the songs included on this package add for 1,312,473 EAS.

The second part at the right of the table shows how many streams are coming from each original album as well as the share they represent. Thus, streaming figures tell us Laundry Service songs are responsible for 22% of the Oral Fixation Tour tracklist attractiveness. In other words, it generated 159,000 of its 710,000 album sales. Eventually, we apply this methodology to all compilations.

As nearly all her albums include sizable hits, we can see that they all contributed to sales of these compilation and live sets. It is fairly obvious with the example of Live From Paris. Its track list is the closest we can get to a career spanning compilation and highlights how each and every album from Shakira is home of relevant hits.

Full Length related records Sales – Summary

Here is the most underestimated indicator of an album’s success – the amount of compilation sales of all kinds it generated. Due to the dependency of sales of the original studio albums on these releases, they are a key piece of the jigsaw.

For most artists, live and compilations sales got generated by singles of their biggest albums, which is quite normal as it usually features the artist biggest hits. This isn’t the case at all for Shakira. Both MTV Unplugged and Grandes Exitos sold very well and both are massively driven by songs of Dónde Están los Ladrones?. This is why there isn’t that much of a gap in album sales between that album and Pies Descalzos in spite of its arguably more popular songs, because quickly after its release its sales got translated into different packages.

BONUS: Total Album (all types) Sales per Country

World
  • America
    • US – 12,335,000
    • Canada – 1,180,000
    • Argentina – 1,310,000
    • Brazil – 2,085,000
    • Mexico – 3,230,000
    • Colombia – 1,240,000
    • Venezuela – 510,000
  • Asia – 1,305,000
    • Japan – 390,000
  • Oceania
    • Australia – 545,000
    • New Zealand – 55,000
  • Europe – 13,150,000
    • UK – 1,550,000
    • France – 2,235,000
    • Germany – 2,295,000
    • Italy – 790,000
    • Spain – 1,770,000
    • Sweden – 280,000
    • Netherlands – 565,000
    • Switzerland – 550,000
    • Austria – 220,000
    • Finland – 145,000
  • World – 39,420,000

Please note that some of the countries totals may be slightly incomplete when the figure is N/A for minor releases. Countries with too much missing information to be precise enough are listed as N/A.

SHAKIRA CAREER CSPC RESULTS

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So, after checking all the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each album by Shakira 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)

Artist career totals

See where the artist ranks among remaining singers


Conclusions

As expected Laundry Service closes up counts as the most successful album of Shakira. At more than 16,7 million EAS across all formats, it is a highly valuable record which continues to grow.

Although the runner up stands much lower, on 8 million EAS, there is much more to say about her discography. Both Oral Fixation, Vol 2 and Dónde Están los Ladrones? are virtually tied at this second spot. It’s all the more impressive for the latter since it is a Spanish record.

Pies Descalzos, Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 and Sale El Sol are all around 5 million EAS. All Spanish records, that means 4 out of her top 6 are in her native language. Stunning. If She Wolf, Shakira. and El Dorado suffer from the absence of ground breaking global smashes like the remaining albums, they all maintained a healthy consistency. Each of them breaks 2 million EAS to date with the most recent one still increasing at very fast pace.

All in all, the artist sold 58,6 million EAS to date. While this is already a great achievement for a mainly Spanish language singer, the fact she is now over 6 million units from streams alone is highly promising for the future. Her back catalog also performs very well in this format. The massive market increases currently seen in Latin America, an area which jumped by more than 17,7% in 2017, are also paving a golden road for Shakira.

To go deeper…

Thanks to our new ASR (Artist Success Rating) concept, we know that her sales represent 13,8 million times the purchase of her full catalog. Coupled with her total sales, it translates into an ASR score of 161. She is tied with Ed Sheeran and ahead of Usher and Katy Perry.

Additionally, 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.

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

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

Raw Data Bonus – Brazilian Shipments Codes

This time for Brazil !

Please find below the list of all post-2003 shipments codes from Brazil of Shakira official albums. Each line refers to a different shipment, it is needed to add all of them to get the comprehensive number of physical units in CD format shipped.

Artist – Album – Edition – Format – Shipment Code – Units Shipped
Shakira Donde Estan Los Ladrones? Standard CD AC 1000
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD AA 25600
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD AB 10000
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD AC 10000
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard-bis CD AC 700
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD AD 1000
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD AE 500
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD AG 1000
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD AH 1000
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD AI 1000
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD AL 500
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD AM 1000
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD AO 1000
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD AQ 3500
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD AR 500
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD AT 3000
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD AU 1000
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD AV 8800
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD AW 1000
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD AX 500
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD AY 500
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD AZ 2000
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD BA 5000
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD BB 2000
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD BC 4000
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol 1 Standard CD+DVD AA 3300
Shakira Greatest Hits Standard CD AB 10000
Shakira Greatest Hits Standard CD AC 1000
Shakira Greatest Hits Standard CD AH 1000
Shakira Greatest Hits Standard CD AJ 1000
Shakira Greatest Hits Standard CD AO 1000
Shakira Greatest Hits Standard CD AV 1500
Shakira Greatest Hits Standard CD AY 1000
Shakira Greatest Hits Standard CD BF 1000
Shakira Greatest Hits Standard CD BI 1500
Shakira Greatest Hits Standard CD BL 1000
Shakira Greatest Hits Standard CD BQ 1000
Shakira Greatest Hits Standard CD BT 5000
Shakira Greatest Hits Standard CD BZ 1000
Shakira Laundry Service Standard CD AA 1000
Shakira Laundry Service Standard CD AB 4000
Shakira Laundry Service Standard CD AD 1000
Shakira Laundry Service Standard CD AF 1000
Shakira Laundry Service Standard CD AG 500
Shakira Laundry Service Standard CD AH 1000
Shakira Laundry Service Standard CD AI 1000
Shakira Laundry Service Standard CD AL 4000
Shakira Laundry Service Standard CD AN 8000
Shakira Laundry Service Standard CD AO 3000
Shakira Laundry Service Standard CD AR 2000
Shakira Live & Off Record Standard CD+DVD AA 7640
Shakira Live & Off Record Standard CD+DVD AA 12200
Shakira Live & Off Record Standard DVD+CD AA 15000
Shakira Live & Off Record Standard DVD+CD AB 7000
Shakira Live & Off Record Standard DVD+CD AC 1000
Shakira Live & Off Record Standard DVD+CD AE 1500
Shakira Live & Off Record Standard DVD+CD AF 1000
Shakira Live & Off Record Standard DVD+CD AG 1000
Shakira Live & Off Record Standard DVD+CD AH 1000
Shakira Live & Off Record Standard DVD+CD AN 500
Shakira Live & Off Record Standard DVD+CD AO 500
Shakira Live & Off Record Standard DVD+CD AU 1500
Shakira Live From Paris Standard CD AA 20000
Shakira Live From Paris Standard DVD AA 30000
Shakira Live From Paris Standard DVD AB 6000
Shakira Live From Paris Standard DVD AC 5000
Shakira Live From Paris Standard BluRay AA 2000
Shakira Live From Paris Standard BluRay AB 4000
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard CD AB 3500
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard CD AF 2000
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard CD AG 5000
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard CD AI 3000
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard CD AK 1000
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard CD AM 1000
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard CD AO 1000
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard CD AP 2500
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard CD AS 500
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard CD AU 2000
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard CD AV 6000
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard CD AY 5000
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard CD BA 1500
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard DVD AA 1000
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard DVD AF 1500
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard DVD AG 1500
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard DVD AJ 500
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard DVD AL 1000
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard DVD AM 1000
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard DVD AQ 1000
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard DVD AT 2000
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard DVD AV 2500
Shakira MTV Unplugged Standard DVD AY 1000
Shakira Oral Fixation Tour Standard BluRay AA 1500
Shakira Oral Fixation Tour Standard BluRay AD 4000
Shakira Oral Fixation Tour Standard BluRay AE 4000
Shakira Oral Fixation Tour Standard CD+DVD AA 1500
Shakira Oral Fixation Tour Standard DVD AA 3000
Shakira Oral Fixation Tour Standard DVD AB 5000
Shakira Oral Fixation Tour Standard DVD AC 3000
Shakira Oral Fixation Tour Standard DVD AD 3000
Shakira Oral Fixation Tour Standard DVD AE 8000
Shakira Oral Fixation Tour Standard DVD AG 4000
Shakira Oral Fixation Tour Standard DVD AI 2000
Shakira Oral Fixation Tour Standard DVD AJ 1000
Shakira Oral Fixation Tour Standard DVD AK 1000
Shakira Oral Fixation Tour Standard DVD AL 1000
Shakira Oral Fixation Tour Standard DVD AN 1000
Shakira Oral Fixation Tour Standard DVD AQ 3000
Shakira Oral Fixation Tour Standard DVD AR 2000
Shakira Oral Fixation Tour Standard DVD AT 1000
Shakira Oral Fixation Tour Standard DVD BA 3000
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol 2 Original CD AA 15000
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol 2 Original CD AB 15000
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol 2 Standard CD AA 5000
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol 2 Standard CD AB 3000
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol 2 Standard CD AD 2000
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol 2 Standard CD AE 2000
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol 2 Standard CD AF 5000
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol 2 Standard CD AG 5000
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol 2 Standard CD AJ 500
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol 2 Standard CD AL 1000
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol 2 Standard CD AM 1000
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol 2 Standard CD AN 1000
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol 2 Standard CD AO 1000
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol 2 Standard CD AP 2000
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol 2 Standard CD AQ 1000
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol 2 Standard CD AR 3500
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol 2 Standard CD AS 500
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol 2 Standard CD AT 1000
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol 2 Standard CD AU 1000
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol 2 Standard CD AV 5000
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol 2 Standard CD AW 1000
Shakira Sale El Sol Standard CD AA 30000
Shakira Sale El Sol Standard CD AB 10000
Shakira Sale El Sol Standard CD AC 10000
Shakira Sale El Sol Standard CD AD 15000
Shakira Sale El Sol Standard CD AE 30000
Shakira Sale El Sol Standard CD AF 40000
Shakira Sale El Sol Standard CD AG 9000
Shakira Sale El Sol Standard CD AH 2000
Shakira Shakira Standard CD AA 50000
Shakira She Wolf Original CD AA 30000
Shakira She Wolf Standard CD AA 5000
Shakira She Wolf Standard CD AB 6000
Shakira She Wolf Standard CD AC 3000
Shakira She Wolf Standard CD AD 4000
Shakira She Wolf Standard CD AE 2000
Shakira She Wolf Standard CD AF 12000
Shakira She Wolf Standard CD AG 2000
Shakira She Wolf Standard CD AH 1500
Shakira She Wolf Standard CD AI 2000
Shakira She Wolf Standard CD AJ 12000
Shakira She Wolf Standard CD AK 2000
Shakira El Dorado Standard CD AA 5000
Shakira El Dorado Standard CD AB 4000

SHAKIRA’S BIGGEST TRACKS

Shakira 2011

The list is compiled in album equivalent sales generated by each song. Therefore, these figures are not merged units of singles formats. Instead, it includes weighted sales of the song’s physical single, download, ringtone and streaming as well as its share among sales of all albums on which it is featured.

1. 2001 – ShakiraWhenever, Wherever / Suerte [Laundry Service]9,320,000
2. 2005 – Shakira ft. Wyclef JeanHips Don’t Lie / Sera Sera [Oral Fixation, Vol. 2]7,370,000
3. 2001 – ShakiraUnderneath Your Clothes [Laundry Service]3,080,000
4. 2005 – Shakira ft. Alejandro SanzLa Tortura [Fijación Oral, Vol. 1]3,060,000
5. 2010 – Shakira ft. FreshlygroundWaka Waka (This Time for Africa) / Waka Waka (Esto for Africa) [Sale el Sol]3,020,000
6. 2009 – ShakiraShe Wolf / Loba [She Wolf]1,920,000
6. 2001 – ShakiraObjection (Tango) / Te Aviso, Te Anuncio (Tango) [Laundry Service]1,920,000
8. 1998 – ShakiraInevitable [Dónde Están los Ladrones?]1,870,000
9. 1995 – ShakiraI Am Here / Estoy Aquí [Pies Descalzos]1,430,000
10. 1995 – ShakiraAntología [Pies Descalzos]1,350,000
11. 1998 – ShakiraCiega, Sordomuda [Dónde Están los Ladrones?]1,300,000
12. 1998 – ShakiraEyes Like Yours / Ojos Así [Dónde Están los Ladrones?]1,190,000
13. 2010 – Shakira ft. Dizzee Rascal / El CataLoca / Loca [Sale el Sol]1,090,000
14. 1998 – Shakira [Dónde Están los Ladrones?]990,000
15. 2014 – Shakira ft. RihannaCan’t Remember to Forget You / Nunca Me Acuerdo de Olvidarte [Shakira]970,000
15. 2001 – ShakiraQue Me Quedes Tú [Laundry Service]970,000

If you feel inspired by this list, we just created this CSPC Shakira playlist on Spotify!

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RECORDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • At 16,736,000 EAS, Laundry Service is the most successful album from 2001.
  • At 450,000 pure units, Pies Descalzos is one of the highest selling albums ever in Colombia.
  • At 3,440,000 physical singles, Whenever, Wherever is one of the Top 5 best selling singles issued since 2002.
  • Shakira helds 4 singles (Whenever Wherever, Hips Don’t Lie, Beautiful Liar and Waka Waka) which topped charts of at least 10 countries.
  • At 348,000 EAS, Dónde Están los Ladrones? is the biggest 90s Spanish album on streams.

NB: EAS means Equivalent Album Sales.

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