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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1950s1950195119521953195419551956195719581959
1960s1960196119621963196419651966196719681969
1970s1970197119721973197419751976197719781979
1980s1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
1990s1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
2000s2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
2010s2010201120122013201420152016201720182019
2020s202020212022

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
1HotelHotel California
Eagles
30,050,000
(12/20/17)
37,108,0001,737,000
(5,790,000)
1,293,000
(8,620,000)
2,082,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 940
LD: 950
72,270,000
2ArrivalArrival
ABBA
10,800,000
(11/02/16)
20,077,0003,315,000
(11,050,000)
728,000
(4,850,000)
1,321,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 130
LD: 790
36,241,000
3BostonBoston
Boston
22,430,000
(06/01/19)
4,230,000711,000
(2,370,000)
1,164,000
(7,760,000)
1,080,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 500
LD: 500
29,615,000
4SongsSongs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder
11,600,000
(03/20/21)
3,683,0001,491,000
(4,923,000)
1,014,000
(6,760,000)
805,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 400
LD: 320
18,593,000
5AA Day at the Races
Queen
5,390,000
(01/25/20)
10,282,000821,000
(2,736,000)
471,000
(3,140,000)
1,307,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 650
LD: 620
18,271,000
6AA Star Is Born
Barbra Streisand
8,190,000
(03/16/18)
5,898,000879,000
(2,930,000)
27,000
(180,000)
114,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 40
15,108,000
7HighHigh Voltage
AC/DC
7,550,000
(02/20/18)
5,255,00065,000
(217,000)
459,000
(3,060,000)
1,126,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 530
LD: 550
14,455,000
8DirtyDirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
AC/DC
10,970,000
(02/20/18)
2,115,00039,000
(130,000)
293,000
(1,950,000)
504,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 240
LD: 240
13,921,000
9AA Night On The Town
Rod Stewart
5,560,000
(11/23/19)
4,711,0001,440,000
(4,800,000)
153,000
(1,020,000)
97,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 30
11,961,000
10DesireDesire
Bob Dylan
7,700,000
(12/14/21)
1,709,000360,000
(1,200,000)
330,000
(2,200,000)
265,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 100
LD: 90
10,364,000
11ChildrenChildren of the World
Bee Gees
3,000,000
(04/09/17)
3,804,0001,557,000
(5,190,000)
135,000
(900,000)
225,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 100
LD: 130
8,721,000
12PresencePresence
Led Zeppelin
7,300,000
(09/07/21)
954,00030,000
(100,000)
84,000
(560,000)
85,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 30
8,453,000
13WingsWings at the Speed of Sound
Wings
3,890,000
(12/13/18)
2,186,0001,176,000
(3,920,000)
30,000
(200,000)
149,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 80
LD: 70
7,431,000
14RocksRocks
Aerosmith
5,350,000
(06/01/18)
1,057,000288,000
(960,000)
54,000
(360,000)
98,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 40
6,847,000
15TurnstilesTurnstiles
Billy Joel
2,900,000
(11/03/21)
3,083,000240,000
(800,000)
150,000
(1,000,000)
161,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 90
LD: 90
6,534,000
16RastamanRastaman Vibration
Bob Marley
4,525,000
(11/21/17)
1,217,00093,000
(310,000)
98,000
(650,000)
462,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 200
LD: 210
6,395,000
17BlueBlue Moves
Elton John
2,410,000
(02/05/18)
2,955,000780,000
(2,600,000)
47,000
(310,000)
159,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 70
LD: 70
6,351,000
18AmigosAmigos
Santana
2,700,000
(08/05/20)
3,201,000203,000
(708,000)
104,000
(690,000)
81,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 30
6,288,000
19AA Trick of the Tail
Genesis
4,010,000
(05/25/22)
835,00023,000
(78,000)
62,000
(410,000)
47,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 20
4,977,000
20BlackBlack and Blue
The Rolling Stones
4,100,000
(02/10/22)
364,000300,000
(1,000,000)
60,000
(400,000)
55,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 20
4,879,000
21StationStation to Station
David Bowie
2,600,000
(03/11/22)
1,183,000615,000
(2,050,000)
60,000
(400,000)
128,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 70
LD: 70
4,586,000
22WindWind & Wuthering
Genesis
3,470,000
(05/25/22)
511,00038,000
(125,000)
40,000
(270,000)
23,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
4,082,000
23DerrièreDerrière L'Amour
Johnny Hallyday
680,000
(01/01/18)
2,617,000690,000
(2,300,000)
16,000
(110,000)
78,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 50
4,081,000
24TheThe Jacksons
The Jacksons
1,800,000
(09/26/17)
66,000726,000
(2,420,000)
33,000
(220,000)
37,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 20
2,662,000
*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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