Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

1983 - Thriller

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
1TheThe Doors
The Doors
13,810,000
(03/03/19)
23,154,000961,000
(3,203,000)
548,000
(3,650,000)
1,110,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 530
LD: 550
39,583,000
2AreJimi Hendrix Experience
Are You Experienced
9,215,000
(12/21/21)
27,802,000686,000
(2,285,000)
786,000
(5,240,000)
877,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 380
LD: 400
39,366,000
3Sgt.The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper?s Lonely Hearts Club Band
24,800,000
(04/17/22)
6,112,00075,000
(250,000)
379,000
(2,530,000)
914,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 450
LD: 460
32,280,000
4MagicalThe Beatles
Magical Mystery Tour
10,600,000
(04/17/22)
14,347,0003,345,000
(11,150,000)
386,000
(2,570,000)
872,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 430
LD: 440
29,550,000
5StrangeThe Doors
Strange Days
5,760,000
(03/03/19)
8,325,000424,000
(1,413,000)
216,000
(1,440,000)
501,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 240
LD: 280
15,226,000
6Axis:Jimi Hendrix Experience
Axis: Bold As Love
4,685,000
(12/21/21)
4,985,00036,000
(119,000)
270,000
(1,800,000)
370,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 180
LD: 180
10,346,000
7BeeBee Gees
Bee Gees' 1st
1,350,000
(04/09/17)
6,609,000684,000
(2,280,000)
120,000
(800,000)
163,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 70
LD: 100
8,926,000
8HowElvis Presley
How Great Thou Art
3,510,000
(09/01/18)
2,876,000756,000
(2,520,000)
77,000
(510,000)
66,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 130
7,285,000
9ABarbra Streisand
A Christmas Album
6,580,000
(03/16/18)
112,000126,000
(420,000)
10,000
(70,000)
12,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
6,840,000
10BetweenThe Rolling Stones
Between the Buttons
2,200,000
(02/10/22)
3,361,000420,000
(1,400,000)
135,000
(900,000)
128,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 70
6,244,000
11ThePink Floyd
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
2,450,000
(06/18/17)
2,932,00015,000
(50,000)
45,000
(300,000)
105,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 50
5,547,000
12JohnBob Dylan
John Wesley Harding
3,200,000
(12/14/21)
1,146,00060,000
(200,000)
75,000
(500,000)
51,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 20
4,532,000
13TheirThe Rolling Stones
Their Satanic Majesties Request
2,450,000
(02/10/22)
1,240,000303,000
(1,010,000)
90,000
(600,000)
121,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 50
4,204,000
14ClambakeElvis Presley
Clambake
290,000
(09/01/18)
2,035,000309,000
(1,030,000)
21,000
(140,000)
11,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 10
2,666,000
15BuffaloBuffalo Springfield
Buffalo Springfield Again
1,155,000
(05/16/21)
1,205,000162,000
(549,000)
68,000
(450,000)
44,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 30
2,633,000
*Pure sales figures updated on date below studio album sales.
'Av.' stands for Average, 'LD' for Last Day.

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mcplaydate

where is cry baby on 2015’s top albums? he sold over 500k in pure sales only in usa

Denysanatol

Where is BTS ?

TomFlint341

Their biggest song, Dynamite is only at 6.87 million eas.

mcplaydate

please update melanie martinez and little mix sales

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