CSPC: Up To Date Rankings & Summary

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Overall CSPC Sales

1 1977 Fleetwood MacRumours  – 60,508,000
2 1971 Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV – 55,419,000
3 1978 SoundtrackGrease – 51,899,000
4 1991 NirvanaNevermind – 51,570,000
5 1987 U2The Joshua Tree – 46,656,000
6 1997 Celine DionLet’s Talk About Love – 45,849,000
7 1987 Guns N RosesAppetite For Destruction – 45,435,000
8 1996 Celine DionFalling Into You – 41,605,000
9 1991 MetallicaMetallica – 40,460,000
10 1984 MadonnaLike A Virgin – 39,514,000
11 2011 Adele21 – 39,321,000
12 1986 MadonnaTrue Blue – 36,017,000
13 1975 QueenA Night At The Opera – 33,680,000
14 1969 Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II – 33,050,000
15 1975 Pink FloydWish You Were Here – 32,585,000
16 1999 Britney Spears…Baby One More Time – 30,895,000
17 2000 EminemThe Marshall Mathers LP – 29,577,000
18 2000 Linkin ParkHybrid Theory – 29,366,000
19 2008 Lady GagaThe Fame / The Fame Monster – 28,697,000
20 2002 EminemThe Eminem Show – 27,265,000
21 1989 MadonnaLike A Prayer – 26,731,000
22 1975 AerosmithToys In The Attic – 25,055,000
23 1977 Billy JoelThe Stranger – 24,886,000
24 1991 Guns N RosesUse Your Illusion I – 24,655,000
25 1983 U2War – 24,622,000
26 1991 U2Achtung Baby – 24,407,000
27 1991 Guns N RosesUse Your Illusion II – 23,705,000
28 2000 Britney SpearsOops!… I Did It Again – 23,030,000
29 1969 Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin I – 22,991,000
30 1993 Celine DionThe Colour Of My Love – 22,438,000
31 1983 Billy JoelAn Innocent Man – 22,320,000
32 1973 Led ZeppelinHouses Of The Holy – 22,238,000
33 2015 Adele25 – 21,886,000
34 1998 MadonnaRay Of Light – 21,417,000
35 1987 Fleetwood MacTango In The Night  – 20,797,000
36 2000 U2All That You Can’t Leave Behind – 20,536,000
37 1970 Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin III – 19,537,000
38 1975 Bruce SpringsteenBorn To Run – 19,460,000
39 1993 NirvanaIn Utero – 19,403,000
40 2006 Amy WinehouseBack To Black – 18,928,000
41 1983 MadonnaMadonna – 18,915,000
42 2002 ColdplayA Rush Of Blood To The Head – 18,242,000
43 1973 Billy JoelPiano Man – 18,159,000
44 1988 Metallica…And Justice For All – 17,692,000
45 2003 Linkin ParkMeteora – 17,189,000
46 1975 Led ZeppelinPhysical Graffiti – 17,169,000
47 1975 Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac – 16,966,000
48 2002 Maroon 5Songs About Jane – 16,737,000
49 1988 U2Rattle And Hum – 16,735,000
50 1978 Billy Joel52nd Street – 16,620,000
51 1965 Bob DylanHighway 61 Revisited – 16,407,000
52 2009 Justin BieberMy World / My World 2.0 – 16,343,000
53 2014 Ed Sheeranx – 15,904,000
54 2004 EminemEncore – 15,538,000
55 1986 MetallicaMaster Of Puppets – 15,282,000
56 2002 Eminem8 Mile – 15,112,000
57 2010 Katy PerryTeenage Dream – 15,102,000
58 1980 Billy JoelGlass Houses – 14,870,000
59 2005 ColdplayX&Y – 14,862,000
60 2000 MadonnaMusic – 14,441,000
61 2007 RihannaGood Girl Gone Bad – 14,390,000
62 1998 Celine DionThese Are Special Times – 14,369,000
63 2015 Justin BieberPurpose – 14,207,000
64 2008 ColdplayViva La Vida Or Death And Hall His Friends – 13,958,000
65 2010 Bruno MarsDoo-Wops & Hooligans – 13,823,000
66 1984 MetallicaRide The Lightning – 13,728,000
67 2000 ColdplayParachutes – 13,182,000
68 2010 EminemRecovery – 13,058,000
69 1984 U2The Unforgettable Fire – 13,041,000
70 1996 MetallicaLoad – 12,973,000
71 1979 Led ZeppelinIn Through The Outdoor – 12,901,000
72 1989 Billy JoelStorm Front – 12,739,000
73 2014 Taylor Swift1989 – 12,692,000
74 2008 Taylor SwiftFearless – 12,690,000
75 2003 Britney SpearsIn The Zone – 12,675,000
76 1990 MadonnaI’m Breathless – 12,644,000
77 2001 Britney SpearsBritney – 12,446,000
78 1995 Celine DionD’Eux – 12,360,000
79 1994 MadonnaBedtime Stories – 12,215,000
80 1999 EminemThe Slim Shady LP – 12,200,000
81 2005 MadonnaConfessions On A Dance Floor – 11,850,000
82 2012 Bruno MarsUnorthodox Jukebox – 11,623,000
83 2004 U2How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb – 11,483,000
84 2001 Enrique IglesiasEscape – 11,460,000
85 1988 Guns N RosesGNR Lies – 11,307,000
86 2008 Adele19 – 11,105,000
87 1993 Billy JoelRiver Of Dreams – 11,076,000
88 2002 Celine DionA New Day Has Come – 10,935,000
89 1963 Bob DylanThe Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan – 10,690,000
90 2007 Linkin ParkMinutes To Midnight – 10,599,000
91 2010 RihannaLoud – 10,515,000
92 2011 Lady GagaBorn This Way – 10,506,000
93 2011 ColdplayMylo Xyloto – 10,456,000
94 1997 MetallicaReload – 10,144,000
95 1963 Bob DylanThe Times They Are a-Changin’ – 10,132,000
96 1976 Bob DylanDesire – 10,075,000
97 1999 Enrique IglesiasEnrique – 9,995,000
98 2012 Taylor SwiftRed – 9,905,000
99 1979 Fleetwood MacTusk – 9,607,000
100 2013 Katy PerryPrism – 9,445,000

19 thoughts on “CSPC: Up To Date Rankings & Summary”

  1. Hi dear MJD !!!

    Congratulations again for your website and also for all the twenty-five artists analyzed and studied.
    What singers or groups will you analyze in the next week ?
    I hope that you will answer me soon !!!

      1. Hi dear MJD !!!

        If we speak of a famous very flashy group from the 70s, I think they are the Queen.
        Did I guessed ? I believe are Queen because The Rolling Stones,The Beatles and Pink Floyd came out a decade earlier then the sixties.
        Then after this flashy group, I hope you finally will analyze The Fab Four (The Beatles) !!!

          1. Hi both!

            Mat got it right 😉

            Anthony, I’m working on the Beatles at the same time as other artists. I would say I have 30% complete by now. Giving their importance, I’m really getting very, very deeply into every information which obviously takes time, but I don’t want to rush an article about them!

    1. Hello Patrick!

      I edited Led Zeppelin article after the Bob Dylan one. Recently, we discussed with Hernan the case of box sets containing original albums a case which wasn’t stated in CSPC introduction. As for boxes eat catalog sales of stand alone albums, in a CSPC logic we felt logical to attribute 100% of such box sets sales into each individual album part of the package. Thus, rather than spreading the 500,000 units sold by Led Zeppelin set The Complete Studio Recordings, those sales were fully awarded to each of its 9 albums, which created a 4 million increase of their CSPC total.

      1. so the boxed sets had the whole albums and each one unit sale was a whole sale for each album that was in the box set? if that is the case then yeah it only makes sense to do so.

  2. Hi dear MJD !!!

    Certainly I understand dear,but how long do you think you can analyze The Beatles ? for example a week or a month.
    Ah congratulations, as I understand, he guessed Mat, the famous flashy group are ABBA !!!

    1. Hello Lucy!

      Mariah has not been studied yet, that is why she does not appear in this article.
      But do not worry, she will also be studied soon, like all big sellers.

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