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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1970s1970197119721973197419751976197719781979
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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
1EscapeEscape
Journey
11,850,000
(09/13/19)
17,135,000832,000
(2,773,000)
2,451,000
(16,340,000)
1,864,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 850
LD: 830
34,132,000
2FaceFace Value
Phil Collins
15,640,000
(04/11/18)
9,736,0001,194,000
(3,980,000)
810,000
(5,400,000)
784,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 330
LD: 320
28,164,000
3TattooTattoo You
The Rolling Stones
8,500,000
(02/10/22)
5,934,0001,185,000
(3,950,000)
480,000
(3,200,000)
602,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 320
LD: 270
16,701,000
4GhostGhost in the Machine
The Police
8,130,000
(06/06/20)
3,561,0001,239,000
(4,130,000)
204,000
(1,360,000)
366,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 200
LD: 200
13,500,000
5ForFor Those About to Rock We Salute You
AC/DC
10,040,000
(02/20/18)
1,444,000228,000
(760,000)
179,000
(1,190,000)
199,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 90
LD: 110
12,090,000
6TheThe Visitors
ABBA
4,800,000
(11/02/16)
2,698,000780,000
(2,600,000)
135,000
(900,000)
264,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 180
8,677,000
7AbacabAbacab
Genesis
6,395,000
(05/25/22)
624,000404,000
(1,330,000)
122,000
(810,000)
42,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 20
7,586,000
8TonightTonight I'm Yours
Rod Stewart
3,740,000
(11/23/19)
2,054,000879,000
(2,930,000)
75,000
(500,000)
49,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 40
6,797,000
9DiaryDiary of a Madman
Ozzy Osbourne
5,650,000
(03/12/20)
273,00035,000
(116,000)
93,000
(620,000)
89,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 50
6,140,000
10KillersKillers
Iron Maiden
4,855,000
(11/12/21)
624,00064,000
(183,000)
21,000
(140,000)
87,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 40
5,651,000
11FairFair Warning
Van Halen
4,030,000
(08/14/20)
472,00026,000
(86,000)
90,000
(600,000)
80,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 40
4,698,000
12OctoberOctober
U2
3,600,000
(09/18/21)
706,00075,000
(250,000)
60,000
(400,000)
40,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 20
4,481,000
13DeadDead Ringer
Meat Loaf
1,980,000
(06/16/18)
1,010,000189,000
(630,000)
11,000
(70,000)
50,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 10
3,240,000
14ControversyControversy
Prince
2,320,000
(10/04/18)
455,000180,000
(600,000)
96,000
(640,000)
57,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 20
3,108,000
15Zebop!Zebop!
Santana
2,015,000
(08/05/20)
127,000200,000
(664,000)
23,000
(150,000)
20,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
2,384,000
16AnotherAnother Ticket
Eric Clapton
1,925,000
(09/21/22)
34,000248,000
(825,000)
25,000
(170,000)
7,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,239,000
17MobMob Rules
Black Sabbath
1,930,000
(03/08/20)
111,00021,000
(70,000)
33,000
(220,000)
36,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 20
2,131,000
*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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