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As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S.

CHRISTINA AGUILERA'S CAREER SALES

Hi Gary,

I'm a big Christina Aguilera fan. Since her new single, "Your Body," is set to hit the Hot 100 this week, I was wondering if you could please let me know her best-selling albums and singles.

Thanks,

Manny Portillo
Tempe, Arizona


Hi Manny,

After "Your Body" debuted on the airplay-based Pop Songs chart at No. 33 last week, it should make a solid entrance on the Hot 100 this week, following its first full week of sales.

As we wait until the new Hot 100 is revealed on Billboard.com on Thursday (Sept. 27), here's a look at Xtina's career sales so far. Included are her top physical singles sales, since her career predates the digital era:

Albums
8.2 million, "Christina Aguilera" (1999)
4.3 million, "Stripped" (2002)
1.7 million, "Back to Basics" (2006)
991,000, "My Kind of Christmas" (2000)
609,000, "Burlesque" soundtrack (with Cher) (2010)
495,000, "Keeps Getting' Better: A Decade of Hits" (2008)
484,000, "Mi Reflejo" (2000)
310,000, "Bionic" (2010)
128,000,"Just Be Free" (2001)
Total: 17.4 million

Top-Selling Digital Singles
1.7 million, "Ain't No Other Man"
1.2 million, "Beautiful"
1.1 million, "Keeps Getting Better"
1.1 million, "Hurt"

 

1 million, "Candyman"

Top-Selling Physical Singles
1.4 million, "Genie in a Bottle"
599,999, "What a Girl Wants"
579,000, "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)"
357,000, "I Turn to You"
214,000, "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)"


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