Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

Top albums CSPC

Albums Ranking – CSPC – Overall sales

This list is about the most successful albums of all time (understand “which have generated the most sales”). The figures are given in EAS (equivalent album sales).

Please keep in mind that some artists are missing, because their analysis has not been done yet. The complete list is available here. Sales figures reflect the value as collected at the time of the artist’s respective articles while streams are updated daily. Albums from unstudied artists which gained significant streams are listed but miss the sales component.

 

 

 

 

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In the following results table, all categories display figures in equivalent album sales. If different, pure sales are listed between parentheses.

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#CoverAlbumSales*StreamsTotal CSPC
Studio AlbumsOther LPsPhysical SinglesDigital SinglesEASDaily Increase
1AbbeyAbbey Road
The Beatles
26,700,000
(04/17/22)
14,315,0001,185,000
(3,950,000)
731,000
(4,870,000)
2,524,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 1,260
LD: 1,210
45,455,000
2TheThe Doors
The Doors
13,810,000
(03/03/19)
23,154,000961,000
(3,203,000)
548,000
(3,650,000)
1,194,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 540
LD: 530
39,667,000
3AreAre You Experienced
Jimi Hendrix Experience
9,215,000
(12/21/21)
27,802,000686,000
(2,285,000)
786,000
(5,240,000)
936,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 380
LD: 390
39,425,000
4LedLed Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin
21,900,000
(09/07/21)
9,937,000750,000
(2,500,000)
974,000
(6,490,000)
1,135,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 510
LD: 520
34,696,000
5Help!Help!
The Beatles
9,850,000
(04/17/22)
19,465,0003,345,000
(11,150,000)
409,000
(2,730,000)
1,233,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 580
LD: 590
34,302,000
6Sgt.Sgt. Pepper?s Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles
24,800,000
(04/17/22)
6,112,00075,000
(250,000)
379,000
(2,530,000)
975,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 410
LD: 330
32,341,000
7PleasePlease Please Me
The Beatles
5,900,000
(04/17/22)
21,147,0002,535,000
(8,450,000)
360,000
(2,400,000)
981,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 460
LD: 430
30,923,000
8BlueBlue Hawaii
Elvis Presley
4,650,000
(09/01/18)
23,179,000930,000
(3,100,000)
420,000
(2,800,000)
979,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 480
LD: 670
30,158,000
9TheThe Beatles (White Album)
The Beatles
19,000,000
(04/17/22)
7,824,000450,000
(1,500,000)
664,000
(4,430,000)
1,795,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 810
LD: 790
29,733,000
10MagicalMagical Mystery Tour
The Beatles
10,600,000
(04/17/22)
14,347,0003,345,000
(11,150,000)
386,000
(2,570,000)
931,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 400
LD: 330
29,609,000
11AA Hard Day's Night
The Beatles
9,350,000
(04/17/22)
15,367,0002,955,000
(9,850,000)
251,000
(1,670,000)
701,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 330
LD: 310
28,624,000
12BookendsBookends
Simon & Garfunkel
5,300,000
(05/11/18)
19,375,0001,407,000
(4,690,000)
353,000
(2,350,000)
761,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 310
LD: 310
27,196,000
13ElectricElectric Ladyland
Jimi Hendrix Experience
7,710,000
(12/21/21)
17,056,000729,000
(2,428,000)
695,000
(4,630,000)
911,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 400
LD: 410
27,100,000
14SoundsSounds of Silence
Simon & Garfunkel
5,550,000
(05/11/18)
18,523,0001,218,000
(4,060,000)
507,000
(3,380,000)
673,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 260
LD: 360
26,471,000
15RevolverRevolver
The Beatles
12,450,000
(04/17/22)
9,494,0001,320,000
(4,400,000)
304,000
(2,030,000)
907,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 410
LD: 340
24,475,000
16LedLed Zeppelin I
Led Zeppelin
15,800,000
(09/07/21)
7,069,00075,000
(250,000)
773,000
(5,150,000)
708,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 270
LD: 280
24,425,000
17RubberRubber Soul
The Beatles
14,400,000
(04/17/22)
7,508,000720,000
(2,400,000)
360,000
(2,400,000)
953,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 490
LD: 530
23,941,000
18LetLet It Bleed
The Rolling Stones
7,000,000
(02/10/22)
12,987,00090,000
(300,000)
930,000
(6,200,000)
941,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 440
LD: 470
21,948,000
19WillyWilly And The Poor Boys
Creedence Clearwater Revival
5,540,000
(01/31/19)
13,069,000750,000
(2,500,000)
551,000
(3,670,000)
1,705,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 790
LD: 1,050
21,615,000
20AftermathAftermath
The Rolling Stones
3,900,000
(02/10/22)
13,333,0001,305,000
(4,350,000)
855,000
(5,700,000)
1,050,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 530
LD: 650
20,443,000
21DisraeliDisraeli Gears
Cream
6,810,000
(09/21/22)
10,610,000526,000
(1,753,000)
249,000
(1,660,000)
478,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 220
LD: 210
18,673,000
22SantanaSantana
Santana
6,755,000
(08/05/20)
9,417,000470,000
(1,672,000)
110,000
(730,000)
148,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 80
LD: 70
16,899,000
23HighwayHighway 61 Revisited
Bob Dylan
5,000,000
(12/14/21)
10,338,000555,000
(1,850,000)
555,000
(3,700,000)
414,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 140
LD: 120
16,862,000
24GreenGreen River
Creedence Clearwater Revival
5,360,000
(01/31/19)
8,465,0001,272,000
(4,240,000)
489,000
(3,260,000)
1,012,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 490
LD: 770
16,598,000
25OutOut of Our Heads
The Rolling Stones
2,850,000
(02/10/22)
10,118,0002,385,000
(7,950,000)
540,000
(3,600,000)
670,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 310
LD: 300
16,563,000
26BeggarsBeggars Banquet
The Rolling Stones
4,000,000
(02/10/22)
10,628,000240,000
(800,000)
630,000
(4,200,000)
586,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 260
LD: 240
16,084,000
27Crosby,Crosby, Stills & Nash [CSN]
Crosby, Stills & Nash
6,670,000
(05/16/21)
7,719,000474,000
(1,585,000)
357,000
(2,380,000)
296,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 100
LD: 120
15,516,000
28Parsley,Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
Simon & Garfunkel
5,250,000
(05/11/18)
8,764,000885,000
(2,950,000)
186,000
(1,240,000)
409,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 180
LD: 260
15,494,000
29StrangeStrange Days
The Doors
5,760,000
(03/03/19)
8,325,000424,000
(1,413,000)
216,000
(1,440,000)
548,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 250
LD: 340
15,273,000
30BeatlesBeatles for Sale
The Beatles
5,650,000
(04/17/22)
8,178,000840,000
(2,800,000)
113,000
(750,000)
316,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 150
LD: 140
15,097,000
31WheelsWheels of Fire
Cream
3,945,000
(09/21/22)
9,823,000558,000
(1,861,000)
261,000
(1,740,000)
378,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 140
LD: 130
14,965,000
32WithWith the Beatles
The Beatles
5,850,000
(04/17/22)
7,872,000255,000
(850,000)
135,000
(900,000)
432,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 210
LD: 170
14,544,000
33DianaDiana Ross Presents The Jackson 5
Jackson 5
1,600,000
(09/26/17)
9,958,000876,000
(2,920,000)
620,000
(4,130,000)
964,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 390
LD: 420
14,018,000
34WaitingWaiting for the Sun
The Doors
6,270,000
(03/03/19)
3,978,000731,000
(2,437,000)
120,000
(800,000)
290,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 130
LD: 110
11,389,000
35TheThe Freewheelin? Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
4,200,000
(12/14/21)
5,978,0000
(0)
555,000
(3,700,000)
529,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 230
LD: 240
11,262,000
36BayouBayou Country
Creedence Clearwater Revival
4,450,000
(01/31/19)
4,756,000772,000
(2,573,000)
224,000
(1,490,000)
533,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 250
LD: 350
10,735,000
37TheThe Times They Are a-Changin?
Bob Dylan
2,800,000
(12/14/21)
6,870,00060,000
(200,000)
435,000
(2,900,000)
269,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 80
LD: 80
10,434,000
38Axis:Axis: Bold As Love
Jimi Hendrix Experience
4,685,000
(12/21/21)
4,985,00036,000
(119,000)
270,000
(1,800,000)
401,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 190
LD: 240
10,377,000
39BlindBlind Faith
Blind Faith
5,395,000
(09/21/22)
4,363,00026,000
(85,000)
195,000
(1,300,000)
110,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 70
LD: 60
10,089,000
40WednesdayWednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
Simon & Garfunkel
2,140,000
(05/11/18)
7,482,0009,000
(30,000)
176,000
(1,170,000)
265,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 100
LD: 120
10,072,000
41BlondeBlonde on Blonde
Bob Dylan
5,100,000
(12/14/21)
3,132,000953,000
(3,177,000)
270,000
(1,800,000)
166,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 50
9,621,000
42BringingBringing It All Back Home
Bob Dylan
3,800,000
(12/14/21)
4,776,000210,000
(700,000)
315,000
(2,100,000)
232,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 100
LD: 90
9,333,000
43BeeBee Gees' 1st
Bee Gees
1,350,000
(04/09/17)
6,609,000684,000
(2,280,000)
120,000
(800,000)
177,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 80
LD: 170
8,940,000
44FromFrom Elvis in Memphis
Elvis Presley
1,310,000
(09/01/18)
5,722,000909,000
(3,030,000)
122,000
(810,000)
266,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 120
LD: 180
8,329,000
45NashvilleNashville Skyline
Bob Dylan
3,800,000
(12/14/21)
3,367,000600,000
(2,000,000)
203,000
(1,350,000)
137,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 70
8,107,000
46DavidDavid Bowie (1969)
David Bowie
2,300,000
(03/11/22)
4,247,000675,000
(2,250,000)
308,000
(2,050,000)
377,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 160
LD: 160
7,907,000
47HorizontalHorizontal
Bee Gees
1,200,000
(04/09/17)
4,565,0001,863,000
(6,210,000)
128,000
(850,000)
140,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 90
7,896,000
48TheThe Soft Parade
The Doors
4,590,000
(03/03/19)
1,832,000810,000
(2,700,000)
84,000
(560,000)
192,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 100
LD: 90
7,508,000
49LookLook At Us
Sonny & Cher
1,300,000
(08/30/17)
4,692,0001,071,000
(3,570,000)
150,000
(1,000,000)
175,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 80
LD: 80
7,388,000
50HowHow Great Thou Art
Elvis Presley
3,510,000
(09/01/18)
2,876,000756,000
(2,520,000)
77,000
(510,000)
81,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 70
7,300,000
51BuffaloBuffalo Springfield
Buffalo Springfield
995,000
(05/16/21)
4,959,000352,000
(1,183,000)
423,000
(2,820,000)
443,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 230
LD: 300
7,172,000
52AA Christmas Album
Barbra Streisand
6,580,000
(03/16/18)
112,000126,000
(420,000)
10,000
(70,000)
13,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 20
6,841,000
53FunnyFunny Girl (Soundtrack)
Barbra Streisand
2,960,000
(03/16/18)
3,513,000120,000
(400,000)
20,000
(130,000)
44,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 20
6,657,000
54BetweenBetween the Buttons
The Rolling Stones
2,200,000
(02/10/22)
3,361,000420,000
(1,400,000)
135,000
(900,000)
137,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 60
6,253,000
55IdeaIdea
Bee Gees
1,250,000
(04/09/17)
3,367,0001,269,000
(4,230,000)
83,000
(550,000)
148,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 80
6,117,000
56EverybodyEverybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Neil Young with Crazy Horse
3,265,000
(05/16/21)
2,222,00078,000
(255,000)
191,000
(1,270,000)
112,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 0
5,867,000
57FreshFresh Cream
Cream
2,445,000
(09/21/22)
3,130,00096,000
(320,000)
86,000
(580,000)
96,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 30
5,853,000
58HavingHaving a Rave Up
The Yardbirds
360,000
(09/21/22)
4,543,000621,000
(2,070,000)
90,000
(600,000)
87,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 20
5,701,000
59TheThe Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Pink Floyd
2,450,000
(06/18/17)
2,932,00015,000
(50,000)
45,000
(300,000)
113,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 40
5,555,000
60CreedenceCreedence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival
2,695,000
(01/31/19)
2,127,000395,000
(1,317,000)
59,000
(390,000)
248,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 110
LD: 110
5,524,000
61UmmagummaUmmagumma
Pink Floyd
5,050,000
(06/18/17)
187,0000
(0)
8,000
(50,000)
21,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
5,266,000
62PeoplePeople
Barbra Streisand
1,260,000
(03/16/18)
3,608,000375,000
(1,250,000)
10,000
(70,000)
12,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
5,265,000
63BluesBlues Breakers
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
2,705,000
(09/21/22)
2,189,00025,000
(84,000)
35,000
(230,000)
78,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 40
5,032,000
64ForFor Your Love
The Yardbirds
260,000
(09/21/22)
4,134,000449,000
(1,498,000)
56,000
(380,000)
50,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 20
4,949,000
65YellowYellow Submarine
The Beatles
4,200,000
(04/17/22)
567,00030,000
(100,000)
68,000
(450,000)
75,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 20
4,940,000
66AA Saucerful of Secrets
Pink Floyd
1,900,000
(06/18/17)
2,908,00015,000
(50,000)
23,000
(150,000)
58,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 20
4,904,000
67ShadesShades of Deep Purple
Deep Purple
1,625,000
(08/18/21)
2,521,000423,000
(1,375,000)
117,000
(780,000)
81,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 30
4,767,000
68LeLe pénitencier
Johnny Hallyday
70,000
(01/01/18)
4,218,000326,000
(1,087,000)
7,000
(50,000)
52,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 30
4,673,000
69JohnJohn Wesley Harding
Bob Dylan
3,200,000
(12/14/21)
1,146,00060,000
(200,000)
75,000
(500,000)
54,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 20
4,535,000
70G.I.G.I. Blues
Elvis Presley
2,780,000
(09/01/18)
748,000708,000
(2,360,000)
62,000
(410,000)
74,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 40
4,372,000
71December?sDecember?s Children (And Everybody?s)
The Rolling Stones
1,300,000
(02/10/22)
1,488,0001,350,000
(4,500,000)
135,000
(900,000)
87,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 40
4,360,000
72TheThe Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones
2,500,000
(02/10/22)
1,004,000591,000
(1,970,000)
120,000
(800,000)
60,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 30
4,275,000
73TheirTheir Satanic Majesties Request
The Rolling Stones
2,450,000
(02/10/22)
1,240,000303,000
(1,010,000)
90,000
(600,000)
128,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 40
4,211,000
741212 X 5
The Rolling Stones
1,700,000
(02/10/22)
1,153,000743,000
(2,477,000)
135,000
(900,000)
72,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 20
3,803,000
75Up-TightUp-Tight
Stevie Wonder
510,000
(03/20/21)
2,215,000732,000
(2,433,000)
114,000
(760,000)
135,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 40
3,706,000
76ForFor Once in My Life
Stevie Wonder
575,000
(03/20/21)
1,694,000813,000
(2,710,000)
177,000
(1,180,000)
282,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 130
LD: 140
3,541,000
77Girls!Girls! Girls! Girls!
Elvis Presley
1,140,000
(09/01/18)
1,285,000942,000
(3,140,000)
78,000
(520,000)
95,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 60
3,540,000
78MyMy Cherie Amour
Stevie Wonder
740,000
(03/20/21)
1,277,000950,000
(3,153,000)
140,000
(930,000)
126,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 60
3,232,000
79MoreMore
Pink Floyd
2,700,000
(06/18/17)
378,00015,000
(50,000)
15,000
(100,000)
54,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 20
3,162,000
80HisHis Hand in Mine
Elvis Presley
1,870,000
(09/01/18)
1,107,00096,000
(320,000)
15,000
(100,000)
30,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 30
3,118,000
81SalutSalut Les Copains!
Johnny Hallyday
180,000
(01/01/18)
1,974,000925,000
(3,083,000)
5,000
(30,000)
18,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
3,102,000
82TheThe Rolling Stones, Now!
The Rolling Stones
1,300,000
(02/10/22)
1,183,000450,000
(1,500,000)
75,000
(500,000)
30,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
3,038,000
83LaLa Génération Perdue
Johnny Hallyday
330,000
(01/01/18)
2,059,000388,000
(1,293,000)
3,000
(20,000)
18,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
2,798,000
84AnotherAnother Side of Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
1,700,000
(12/14/21)
895,0000
(0)
90,000
(600,000)
53,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 10
2,738,000
85FiveFive Live Yardbirds
The Yardbirds
645,000
(09/21/22)
1,902,000120,000
(400,000)
13,000
(90,000)
12,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
2,692,000
86ClambakeClambake
Elvis Presley
290,000
(09/01/18)
2,035,000309,000
(1,030,000)
21,000
(140,000)
13,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 10
2,668,000
87BuffaloBuffalo Springfield Again
Buffalo Springfield
1,155,000
(05/16/21)
1,205,000162,000
(549,000)
68,000
(450,000)
49,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 30
2,638,000
88ElvisElvis Is Back!
Elvis Presley
1,160,000
(09/01/18)
969,000345,000
(1,150,000)
57,000
(380,000)
101,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 50
2,632,000
89MyMy Name Is Barbra
Barbra Streisand
1,130,000
(03/16/18)
1,202,000114,000
(380,000)
6,000
(40,000)
8,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,460,000
90PeterPeter Green's Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
1,600,000
(10/21/21)
716,0000
(0)
60,000
(400,000)
28,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
2,404,000
91TheThe Rolling Stones No. 2
The Rolling Stones
1,000,000
(02/10/22)
1,093,0000
(0)
90,000
(600,000)
42,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
2,225,000
92AnAn Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down
Rod Stewart
1,080,000
(11/23/19)
983,00086,000
(287,000)
12,000
(80,000)
17,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 0
2,178,000
93OdessaOdessa
Bee Gees
1,200,000
(04/09/17)
426,000495,000
(1,650,000)
15,000
(100,000)
29,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 20
2,165,000
94HelloHello Johnny
Johnny Hallyday
60,000
(01/01/18)
1,817,000236,000
(787,000)
2,000
(10,000)
13,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
2,128,000
95ThenThen Play On
Fleetwood Mac
2,000,000
(10/21/21)
77,0000
(0)
15,000
(100,000)
13,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
2,105,000
96Mr.Mr. Wonderful
Fleetwood Mac
1,100,000
(10/21/21)
904,0000
(0)
53,000
(350,000)
22,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
2,079,000
97MyMy Name Is Barbra, Two?
Barbra Streisand
1,470,000
(03/16/18)
351,000222,000
(740,000)
3,000
(20,000)
2,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,048,000
98PotPot Luck
Elvis Presley
870,000
(09/01/18)
214,000885,000
(2,950,000)
35,000
(230,000)
27,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 30
2,031,000
*Pure sales figures updated on date below studio album sales.
'Av.' stands for Average, 'LD' for Last Day.

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In Page 5, in Digital Singles Sales

The likes of Maroon 5 and Eminem numbers are increasing while Lady Gaga and Adele are still the same. Taking note that they which are supposed to be top 2 in the first place. The update supposed to be all of such lists.
Can the admins answer this question?

Jazz

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