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Selena Gomez’s Album Sales & Most-Streamed Songs: Ask Billboard Mailbag

Plus, more No. 20 Hot 100 hits for 2020.

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With the launch of Rare, Selena Gomez can, for the first time, promote an album housing a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as the set’s “Lose You to Love Me” soared to the top of the chart in November.

In celebration of the achievement, and the new album, let’s recap her career U.S. album sales and her most-streamed songs (both those billed solo and with The Scene), according to Nielsen Music (through Jan. 2).


Album Sales
926,000, Kiss and Tell; 817,000, A Year Without Rain; 710,000, When the Sun Goes Down; 435,000, Revival; 410,000, Stars Dance; 117,000, For You

Most-Streamed (on-demand) Songs
540 million, “Taki Taki” (DJ Snake feat. Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B); 539 million, “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (Charlie Puth feat. Gomez); 344 million, “Wolves” (with Marshmello); 211 million, “Come & Get It”; 203 million, “Lose You to Love Me”

175 million, “It Ain’t Me” (with Kygo); 167 million, “Back to You”; 166 million, “Same Old Love”; 160 million, “Good for You” (feat. A$AP Rocky); 144 million, “Love You Like a Love Song”

115 million, “I Can’t Get Enough” (Benny Blanco, Tainy, Gomez & J Balvin); 104 million, “The Heart Wants What It Wants”; 80 million, “Look at Her Now.”; 79 million, “Who Says”; 78 million, “Hands to Myself”


We’ll find out where Rare starts on the Billboard 200 albums chart dated Jan. 25, highlights of which are scheduled to be revealed on Sunday, Jan. 19. Gomez has notched five top 10s on the survey, including two No. 1s: Stars Dance, in August 2013, and Revival, in October 2015.

20 MORE (AND A “22”)

Wow, thanks Candi – and Happy New Year!

(In your legendary career, in addition to its No. 20 Hot 100 peak, “Young Hearts Run Free” also hit the top 10 on the Dance Club Songs chart.)

As you note, we welcomed 2020 by celebrating 20 smashes that hit No. 20 on the Hot 100.

With nearly 300 songs having peaked at No. 20 since the chart’s 1958 launch, we can spotlight several more, all of which reinforce that a song doesn’t have to hit No. 1 to become a classic.

Here are 20 … and another 20 … more, for 2020 (listed in chronological order by peak date).

“Lemon Tree,” Trini Lopez, 1965

“Iko Iko,” The Dixie Cups, 1965
“Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand),” Diana Ross, 1970
“D’yer Mak’er,” Led Zeppelin, 1973
“Over My Head,” Fleetwood Mac, 1976

“Your Smiling Face,” James Taylor, 1977
“Stay/The Load-Out,” Jackson Browne, 1978
“Forever in Blue Jeans,” Neil Diamond, 1979

“On the Road Again,” Willie Nelson, 1980
“I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World,” Ronnie Milsap, 1982

“Saved by Zero,” The Fixx, 1983
“That Was Then, This Is Now,” The Monkees, 1986

“Oh Father,” Madonna, 1990
“Heart of Stone,” Cher, 1990
“Banned in the U.S.A.,” Luke feat. The 2 Live Crew, 1990

“My Name Is Not Susan,” Whitney Houston, 1991
“Broken Arrow,” Rod Stewart, 1992
“Take This Heart,” Richard Marx, 1992
“Connected,” Stereo MC’s, 1993

“No Rain,” Blind Melon, 1993
“Misery,” Soul Asylum, 1995
“That Girl,” Maxi Priest feat. Shaggy, 1996

“Just the Two of Us,” Will Smith, 1998
“My Favorite Mistake,” Sheryl Crow, 1998

“Out of My Head,” Fastball, 1999
“Meet Virginia,” Train, 2000

“All the Things She Said,” T.A.T.U., 2003
“Fighter,” Christina Aguilera, 2003
“The Boys of Summer,” The Ataris, 2003

“Take My Breath Away,” Jessica Simpson, 2004
“Numb”/”Encore,” Jay-Z/Linkin Park, 2005
“Black Horse & the Cherry Tree,” KT Tunstall, 2006
“I Do Not Hook Up,” Kelly Clarkson, 2009

“Send It On,” Disney’s Friends for Change, 2009
“Princess of China,” Coldplay feat. Rihanna, 2011
“22,” Taylor Swift, 2013

“I Know What You Did Last Summer,” Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, 2016
“This Town,” Niall Horan, 2017
“Feels,” Calvin Harris feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean, 2017

And …

“Wolves,” Selena Gomez x Marshmello, 2017