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 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
2BookendsBookends
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
3ElectricElectric 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
4BeggarsBeggars 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
5WheelsWheels 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
6WaitingWaiting 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
7HorizontalHorizontal
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
8FunnyFunny 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
9IdeaIdea
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
10CreedenceCreedence 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
11AA 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
12ShadesShades 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
13ForFor 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
14PeterPeter 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
15Mr.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
*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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