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
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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
1GreaseGrease
Various Artists
38,100,000
(09/14/21)
5,605,0007,320,000
(24,400,000)
951,000
(6,340,000)
1,478,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 880
LD: 860
53,454,000
2KayaKaya
Bob Marley
5,925,000
(11/21/17)
17,244,000381,000
(1,270,000)
729,000
(4,860,000)
1,634,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 610
LD: 560
25,913,000
3DireDire Straits
Dire Straits
10,320,000
(03/23/18)
11,614,000474,000
(1,580,000)
428,000
(2,850,000)
1,212,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 520
LD: 630
24,048,000
4JazzJazz
Queen
5,840,000
(01/25/20)
12,513,000732,000
(2,440,000)
975,000
(6,500,000)
2,417,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 1,100
LD: 1,000
22,477,000
5VanVan Halen
Van Halen
15,575,000
(08/14/20)
2,952,000132,000
(440,000)
572,000
(3,810,000)
650,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 280
LD: 300
19,881,000
6SomeSome Girls
The Rolling Stones
11,300,000
(02/10/22)
5,051,0001,410,000
(4,700,000)
450,000
(3,000,000)
591,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 280
LD: 230
18,802,000
752nd52nd Street
Billy Joel
13,300,000
(11/03/21)
1,770,0001,410,000
(4,700,000)
150,000
(1,000,000)
340,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 250
LD: 220
16,970,000
8OutlandosOutlandos d'Amour
The Police
6,250,000
(06/06/20)
8,124,000787,000
(2,623,000)
303,000
(2,020,000)
778,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 390
LD: 400
16,242,000
9BlondesBlondes Have More Fun
Rod Stewart
7,540,000
(11/23/19)
5,301,0002,112,000
(7,030,000)
176,000
(1,170,000)
309,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 190
LD: 190
15,437,000
10Don'tDon't Look Back
Boston
10,470,000
(06/01/19)
293,000384,000
(1,280,000)
108,000
(720,000)
70,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 30
11,325,000
11DarknessDarkness on the Edge of Town
Bruce Springsteen
5,700,000
(07/07/17)
2,247,000186,000
(620,000)
135,000
(900,000)
163,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 50
8,431,000
12InfinityInfinity
Journey
4,420,000
(09/13/19)
3,070,00072,000
(240,000)
375,000
(2,500,000)
223,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 100
LD: 100
8,160,000
13...And...And Then There Were Three...
Genesis
4,640,000
(05/25/22)
2,247,000385,000
(1,283,000)
106,000
(710,000)
115,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 80
LD: 70
7,493,000
14SongbirdSongbird
Barbra Streisand
1,790,000
(03/16/18)
4,227,000816,000
(2,720,000)
15,000
(100,000)
18,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
6,866,000
15PoweragePowerage
AC/DC
5,220,000
(02/20/18)
630,00069,000
(230,000)
30,000
(200,000)
127,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 60
6,076,000
16DestinyDestiny
The Jacksons
3,150,000
(09/26/17)
949,000792,000
(2,640,000)
246,000
(1,640,000)
405,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 180
LD: 180
5,542,000
17LondonLondon Town
Wings
3,860,000
(12/13/18)
93,000858,000
(2,860,000)
8,000
(50,000)
30,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 20
4,849,000
18BacklessBackless
Eric Clapton
2,960,000
(09/21/22)
625,000431,000
(377,000)
9,000
(60,000)
41,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 30
4,066,000
19ComesComes a Time
Neil Young
3,100,000
(05/16/21)
306,000110,000
(368,000)
84,000
(560,000)
36,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 0
3,636,000
20StreetStreet Legal
Bob Dylan
3,200,000
(12/14/21)
90,000165,000
(550,000)
38,000
(250,000)
28,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
3,521,000
21AnAn American Prayer
The Doors
2,930,000
(03/03/19)
141,00014,000
(47,000)
18,000
(120,000)
109,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 50
3,212,000
22AA Single Man
Elton John
2,410,000
(02/05/18)
157,000582,000
(1,940,000)
11,000
(70,000)
33,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 20
3,193,000
23InnerInner Secrets
Santana
2,205,000
(08/05/20)
106,000176,000
(588,000)
12,000
(80,000)
8,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,507,000
*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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