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
1TheThe 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
2AreAre 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
3Sgt.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
4MagicalMagical 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
5DisraeliDisraeli 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
6StrangeStrange 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
7Axis: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
8BeeBee 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
9HowHow 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
10AA 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
11BetweenBetween 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
12TheThe 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
13JohnJohn 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
14TheirTheir 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
15ClambakeClambake
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
16BuffaloBuffalo 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
*Pure sales figures updated on date below studio album sales.
'Av.' stands for Average, 'LD' for Last Day.

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Ultimate

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

Adele and Lady Gaga are both increasing. A few years back Adele was at 80 million, Gaga was at 60 million. Now Adele at 102 and Gaga 77. Eminem and Maroon 5 just have better streaming figures.

Paviurso

Why is Adele’s 30 not among the albums with the most pure sales? if they have even given it a Guinness World Record for selling 5M of pure units in 2021

Yefersonc_28

Actualicen a billie

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