It’s time to go to war! In the Pop Project Arena, we are going to find out who is the true Princess of the Magic Kingdom. Two former best friends and co-stars are going to square off. It’s Demi Lovato vs Selena Gomez! Will Demi give Selena a “Heart Attack” or will Selena “Hit the Lights” on Demi? It’s time to find out.
This battle will be a
four five round battle, with each round being an album. Based on US album sales, the one with the best sales will be declared victorious. In the event of a tie, we will go to overall single sales. Let’s get this bad boy started. (Note: While “Stars Dance” is considered to Selena’s début album as a solo artist, we are considering the three album with “Selena Gomez & The Scene” as apart of her solo discography.)
Round 1: Kiss & Tell vs Don’t Forget
Demi’s début album was released on September 28, 2008 and reached to number two on the Billboard 200 charts. It spawned three singles including the iconic single of the same name. The record managed to sell 534,000 in the United States and be certified Gold.
Selena Gomez and the Scene released their début “Kiss & Tell” a year after Demi on September 29,2009. The album spawned two singles and managed to sell 922,000 in the United States. The album entered the Billboard 200 at number 9 and went Gold.
Round 2: A Year Without Rain vs Here We Go Again
Little less than a year after the release of “Don’t Forgot,” Demi gave us “Here We Go Again” on July 21, 2009 and it gave Demi her first, and so far only, number one album on the Billboard 200 charts. The album spawned only two singles with the best-selling one being “Here We Go Again,” and that one reached number 15. It also sold 496,000 in the US.
Almost one year later, SG&TS released “A Year Without Rain” on September 21, 2010 and reached the number four spot on the Billboard 200. The album sold 812,000 and managed to go Gold. It also spawned two singles that got mediocre success.
Round 3: When The Sun Goes Down vs Unbroken
After a two year hiatus to get her life back on track, Demi released “Unbroken” on September 20,2011 and it’s her least charting album,as it reached number four on the Billboard 200, but did give her more sales than “Here We Go Again with sales for “Unbroken” being 500,178 originally. When updated as of February 2017, it went down to 492,000. It still manage to keep Demi swimming in Gold records while only have two singles.
“When The Sun Goes Down” was released on June 28,2011. It spawned three singles that help send the album to Gold and to the number three spot on the Billboard 200. It also sold 694,ooo in the US, which is the lowest SG&TS sales. The group took split after this album, which allowed Selena to go solo.
Round 4: Stars Dance vs Demi
“Demi,” was released two years after “Unbroken” on May 10, 2013. The album reached number three on the charts and still gave Demi that Gold she’s had for the last three albums. It also had four singles for the album. The album sold 463,000, which was Demi’s lowest. Fun Fact: the album is certified Diamond in Brazil and she is the only Disney-star ever to have a Diamond album.
Selena’s solo debut album “Stars Dance” was released on July 19, 2013. It was her first album to reach number one in the Billboard 200. The album is also her fast-selling album yet, which led Selena to sell 392,000 in the US. It also spawned two singles and went Gold…in Canada.
While after four rounds, Selena is up 3-1. In order to find a winner….wait! We can’t forget about the newest releases!!!!
Round 5: Revival vs Confident
Demi’s latest album “Confident” was released in October 16, 2015. The album reached to 2 on the Billboard 200. It got Demi her first Grammy nomination in 2017 (YAY Demi!!!). “Confident” also gave Demi two singles in the Hot 100 and one hitting number 2 in the Bubbling under Hot 100 singles.
“Revival” was released in October 9,2015. The album is her second album to become number 1 on the Billboard 200. Three of the singles made the top ten of the Hot 100, with the last single “Kill Em with Kindness” breaking the top 50.
Now, that we have all the albums set up. Let’s compare and figure out who will rule the kingdom.
Let’s tally up the money…..
While we already knew that Selena ultimately sold more album than Demi, the overall total sales in the US helped prove that fact. Now if we were to go by how each album did on the charts, then Demi would definitely win that race. It’s safe to assume that Selena sold the most albums because of the popularity of her TV show, movies. Demi did popular TV shows and movies, they just weren’t as popular as Selena’s was. So here’s Selena kissing you haters goodbye….
…because she’s now the reigning
Princess QUEEN of the Magic Kingdom. Bye Felicia.
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