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
1ThrillerThriller
Michael Jackson
65,800,000
(09/27/17)
40,504,0005,229,000
(17,430,000)
4,206,000
(28,040,000)
4,557,000
(12/02/22)
Av.: 1,880
LD: 2,810
120,296,000
2HotHot Space
Queen
3,200,000
(01/25/20)
15,628,0001,217,000
(4,055,000)
663,000
(4,420,000)
1,504,000
(12/02/22)
Av.: 700
LD: 710
22,212,000
3TheThe Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden
8,330,000
(11/12/21)
9,232,000301,000
(865,000)
251,000
(1,670,000)
774,000
(12/02/22)
Av.: 380
LD: 440
18,887,000
4Hello,Hello, I Must Be Going!
Phil Collins
9,990,000
(04/11/18)
5,475,000774,000
(2,580,000)
216,000
(1,440,000)
589,000
(12/02/22)
Av.: 260
LD: 300
17,044,000
519991999
Prince and the Revolutions
7,010,000
(10/04/18)
2,570,0001,317,000
(4,390,000)
612,000
(4,080,000)
287,000
(12/02/22)
Av.: 140
LD: 120
11,796,000
6LoveLove over Gold
Dire Straits
7,510,000
(03/23/18)
1,547,000237,000
(790,000)
78,000
(520,000)
135,000
(12/02/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 70
9,507,000
7MirageMirage
Fleetwood Mac
5,500,000
(10/21/21)
1,503,0001,013,000
(3,377,000)
188,000
(1,250,000)
322,000
(12/02/22)
Av.: 140
LD: 430
8,526,000
8?Famous?Famous Last Words?
Supertramp
5,480,000
(08/13/19)
701,000639,000
(2,130,000)
75,000
(500,000)
105,000
(12/02/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 70
7,000,000
9TheThe Nylon Curtain
Billy Joel
4,900,000
(11/03/21)
1,037,000450,000
(1,500,000)
75,000
(500,000)
82,000
(12/02/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 50
6,544,000
10TugTug of War
Paul McCartney
4,190,000
(12/13/18)
594,0001,617,000
(5,390,000)
20,000
(130,000)
93,000
(12/02/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 40
6,514,000
11DiverDiver Down
Van Halen
5,705,000
(08/14/20)
67,000321,000
(1,065,000)
104,000
(690,000)
81,000
(12/02/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 50
6,277,000
12NebraskaNebraska
Bruce Springsteen
4,200,000
(07/07/17)
1,756,00015,000
(50,000)
90,000
(600,000)
112,000
(12/02/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 40
6,173,000
13DaylightDaylight Again [CSN]
Crosby, Stills & Nash
3,005,000
(05/16/21)
591,000425,000
(1,418,000)
312,000
(2,080,000)
109,000
(12/02/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 60
4,442,000
14JumpJump Up!
Elton John
1,330,000
(02/05/18)
600,000470,000
(1,567,000)
18,000
(120,000)
45,000
(12/02/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 30
2,463,000
*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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