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
1AA Night at the Opera
Queen
11,400,000
(01/25/20)
23,095,0002,236,000
(7,452,000)
1,713,000
(11,420,000)
3,876,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 1,690
LD: 1,560
42,320,000
2WishWish You Were Here
Pink Floyd
22,300,000
(06/18/17)
9,251,00011,000
(37,000)
645,000
(4,300,000)
897,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 320
LD: 480
33,104,000
3ToysToys in the Attic
Aerosmith
10,180,000
(06/01/18)
15,328,000339,000
(1,130,000)
626,000
(4,170,000)
1,232,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 530
LD: 510
27,705,000
4ABBAABBA
ABBA
3,600,000
(11/02/16)
18,658,0001,935,000
(6,450,000)
383,000
(2,550,000)
671,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 70
LD: 400
25,247,000
5OneOne Of These Nights
Eagles
7,175,000
(12/20/17)
14,436,000930,000
(3,100,000)
413,000
(2,750,000)
511,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 230
LD: 230
23,465,000
6BornBorn to Run
Bruce Springsteen
10,700,000
(07/07/17)
8,281,000246,000
(820,000)
540,000
(3,600,000)
591,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 230
LD: 200
20,358,000
7AtlanticAtlantic Crossing
Rod Stewart
5,070,000
(11/23/19)
11,351,0001,176,000
(3,920,000)
294,000
(1,960,000)
476,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 290
LD: 230
18,367,000
8FleetwoodFleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
9,400,000
(10/21/21)
6,011,000810,000
(2,700,000)
825,000
(5,500,000)
1,120,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 580
LD: 680
18,166,000
9PhysicalPhysical Graffiti
Led Zeppelin
13,400,000
(09/07/21)
3,532,000120,000
(400,000)
470,000
(3,130,000)
597,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 280
LD: 230
18,119,000
10RockRock of the Westies
Elton John
2,290,000
(02/05/18)
6,500,000675,000
(2,250,000)
113,000
(750,000)
628,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 300
LD: 280
10,206,000
11BloodBlood on the Tracks
Bob Dylan
6,800,000
(12/14/21)
1,673,00090,000
(300,000)
285,000
(1,900,000)
286,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 110
LD: 100
9,134,000
12CaptainCaptain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
Elton John
5,910,000
(02/05/18)
1,222,0001,323,000
(4,410,000)
48,000
(320,000)
139,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 60
8,642,000
13MainMain Course
Bee Gees
2,800,000
(04/09/17)
2,676,0001,305,000
(4,350,000)
120,000
(800,000)
119,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 50
7,020,000
14StillStill Crazy After All These Years
Paul Simon
3,270,000
(05/10/18)
2,339,000724,000
(2,413,000)
56,000
(370,000)
272,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 120
LD: 130
6,661,000
15YoungYoung Americans
David Bowie
2,650,000
(03/11/22)
2,060,000945,000
(3,150,000)
195,000
(1,300,000)
195,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 100
LD: 90
6,045,000
16VenusVenus and Mars
Wings
3,470,000
(12/13/18)
335,000732,000
(2,440,000)
12,000
(80,000)
53,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 50
4,602,000
17Crisis?Crisis? What Crisis?
Supertramp
3,870,000
(08/13/19)
352,00028,000
(93,000)
33,000
(220,000)
50,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 30
4,333,000
18RockRock 'n' Roll
John Lennon
2,820,000
(10/16/18)
864,000210,000
(700,000)
86,000
(570,000)
171,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 90
LD: 80
4,151,000
19SabotageSabotage
Black Sabbath
2,560,000
(03/08/20)
242,0006,000
(10,000)
30,000
(200,000)
53,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 20
2,891,000
20ZumaZuma
Neil Young with Crazy Horse
1,805,000
(05/16/21)
528,00041,000
(135,000)
42,000
(280,000)
32,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 0
2,448,000
21ComeCome Taste the Band
Deep Purple
2,010,000
(08/18/21)
255,00028,000
(90,000)
26,000
(170,000)
17,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
2,335,000
22TheThe Basement Tapes
Bob Dylan
1,800,000
(12/14/21)
204,0000
(0)
90,000
(600,000)
33,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
2,127,000
*Pure sales figures updated on date below studio album sales.
'Av.' stands for Average, 'LD' for Last Day.

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futiledevices

why “red (taylor’s version)” isn’t included

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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