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
1BrothersBrothers in Arms
Dire Straits
30,850,000
(03/23/18)
12,534,0001,185,000
(3,950,000)
759,000
(5,060,000)
1,596,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 680
LD: 850
46,924,000
2NoNo Jacket Required
Phil Collins
23,310,000
(04/11/18)
6,057,0001,205,000
(4,017,000)
266,000
(1,770,000)
547,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 250
LD: 250
31,385,000
3WhitneyWhitney Houston
Whitney Houston
21,900,000
(05/04/17)
3,569,0002,148,000
(7,160,000)
885,000
(5,900,000)
730,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 290
LD: 320
29,232,000
4PromisePromise
Sade
10,540,000
(07/02/20)
3,332,000462,000
(1,540,000)
269,000
(1,790,000)
253,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 130
LD: 150
14,856,000
5TheThe Dream of the Blue Turtles
Sting
9,750,000
(06/14/20)
2,164,0001,299,000
(3,920,000)
161,000
(1,070,000)
120,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 60
13,493,000
6InIn Square Circle
Stevie Wonder
5,980,000
(03/20/21)
816,0001,214,000
(4,048,000)
231,000
(1,540,000)
234,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 150
LD: 140
8,475,000
7AroundAround the World in a Day
Prince and the Revolutions
5,000,000
(10/04/18)
1,535,000717,000
(2,390,000)
288,000
(1,920,000)
240,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 120
LD: 110
7,780,000
8TheThe Broadway Album
Barbra Streisand
5,350,000
(03/16/18)
1,730,00084,000
(280,000)
36,000
(240,000)
28,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
7,228,000
9IceIce on Fire
Elton John
2,390,000
(02/05/18)
1,561,000927,000
(3,090,000)
39,000
(260,000)
151,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 80
LD: 80
5,068,000
107800°7800° Fahrenheit
Bon Jovi
3,600,000
(01/28/22)
179,000150,000
(500,000)
45,000
(300,000)
23,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
3,997,000
11FlyFly on the Wall
AC/DC
3,510,000
(02/20/18)
305,00044,000
(147,000)
15,000
(100,000)
67,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 10
3,941,000
12RockRock N' Roll Attitude
Johnny Hallyday
1,450,000
(01/01/18)
1,472,000180,000
(600,000)
14,000
(90,000)
44,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 30
3,160,000
13MistralMistral gagnant
Renaud
1,460,000
(11/01/17)
1,343,00063,000
(210,000)
20,000
(130,000)
143,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 80
3,029,000
14BehindBehind the Sun
Eric Clapton
2,240,000
(09/21/22)
143,000145,000
(423,000)
95,000
(630,000)
26,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
2,648,000
15BrotherBrother Where You Bound
Supertramp
2,210,000
(08/13/19)
122,000210,000
(700,000)
9,000
(60,000)
21,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
2,572,000
16FablesFables of the Reconstruction
R.E.M.
1,695,000
(09/24/21)
244,00032,000
(108,000)
12,000
(80,000)
24,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
2,007,000
*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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