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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1950s1950195119521953195419551956195719581959
1960s1960196119621963196419651966196719681969
1970s1970197119721973197419751976197719781979
1980s1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
1990s1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
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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
1AbbeyThe Beatles
Abbey Road
26,700,000
(04/17/22)
14,315,0001,185,000
(3,950,000)
731,000
(4,870,000)
2,330,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 1,290
LD: 1,270
45,261,000
2LedLed Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin II
21,900,000
(09/07/21)
9,937,000750,000
(2,500,000)
974,000
(6,490,000)
1,050,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 500
LD: 530
34,611,000
3LedLed Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin I
15,800,000
(09/07/21)
7,069,00075,000
(250,000)
773,000
(5,150,000)
664,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 270
LD: 280
24,381,000
4LetThe Rolling Stones
Let It Bleed
7,000,000
(02/10/22)
12,987,00090,000
(300,000)
930,000
(6,200,000)
867,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 400
LD: 480
21,874,000
5WillyCreedence Clearwater Revival
Willy And The Poor Boys
5,540,000
(01/31/19)
13,069,000750,000
(2,500,000)
551,000
(3,670,000)
1,558,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 770
LD: 900
21,468,000
6SantanaSantana
Santana
6,755,000
(08/05/20)
9,417,000470,000
(1,672,000)
110,000
(730,000)
136,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 80
LD: 80
16,887,000
7GreenCreedence Clearwater Revival
Green River
5,360,000
(01/31/19)
8,465,0001,272,000
(4,240,000)
489,000
(3,260,000)
909,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 470
LD: 610
16,495,000
8Crosby,Crosby, Stills & Nash
Crosby, Stills & Nash [CSN]
6,670,000
(05/16/21)
7,719,000474,000
(1,585,000)
357,000
(2,380,000)
276,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 90
LD: 10
15,496,000
9DianaJackson 5
Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5
1,600,000
(09/26/17)
9,958,000876,000
(2,920,000)
620,000
(4,130,000)
901,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 390
LD: 420
13,955,000
10BayouCreedence Clearwater Revival
Bayou Country
4,450,000
(01/31/19)
4,756,000772,000
(2,573,000)
224,000
(1,490,000)
481,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 240
LD: 310
10,683,000
11FromElvis Presley
From Elvis in Memphis
1,310,000
(09/01/18)
5,722,000909,000
(3,030,000)
122,000
(810,000)
231,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 110
LD: 170
8,294,000
12NashvilleBob Dylan
Nashville Skyline
3,800,000
(12/14/21)
3,367,000600,000
(2,000,000)
203,000
(1,350,000)
128,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 70
LD: 60
8,098,000
13DavidDavid Bowie
David Bowie (1969)
2,300,000
(03/11/22)
4,247,000675,000
(2,250,000)
308,000
(2,050,000)
352,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 160
LD: 160
7,882,000
14TheThe Doors
The Soft Parade
4,590,000
(03/03/19)
1,832,000810,000
(2,700,000)
84,000
(560,000)
177,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 100
LD: 90
7,493,000
15EverybodyNeil Young with Crazy Horse
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
3,265,000
(05/16/21)
2,222,00077,000
(255,000)
191,000
(1,270,000)
110,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 10
5,865,000
16UmmagummaPink Floyd
Ummagumma
5,050,000
(06/18/17)
187,0000
(0)
8,000
(50,000)
19,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
5,264,000
17YellowThe Beatles
Yellow Submarine
4,200,000
(04/17/22)
567,00030,000
(100,000)
68,000
(450,000)
71,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 30
4,936,000
18MyStevie Wonder
My Cherie Amour
740,000
(03/20/21)
1,277,000950,000
(3,153,000)
140,000
(930,000)
117,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 70
LD: 60
3,223,000
19MorePink Floyd
More
2,700,000
(06/18/17)
378,00015,000
(50,000)
15,000
(100,000)
51,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 20
3,159,000
20AnRod Stewart
An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down
1,080,000
(11/23/19)
983,00086,000
(287,000)
12,000
(80,000)
16,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 0
2,177,000
21OdessaBee Gees
Odessa
1,200,000
(04/09/17)
426,000495,000
(1,650,000)
15,000
(100,000)
26,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 20
2,162,000
22ThenFleetwood Mac
Then Play On
2,000,000
(10/21/21)
77,0000
(0)
15,000
(100,000)
11,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
2,103,000
*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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