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
1?But?But Seriously
Phil Collins
20,810,000
(04/11/18)
6,839,0001,488,000
(4,960,000)
422,000
(2,810,000)
821,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 380
LD: 450
30,380,000
2LikeLike A Prayer
Madonna
14,275,000
(08/20/17)
8,580,0001,941,000
(6,470,000)
509,000
(3,390,000)
455,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 180
LD: 200
25,760,000
3Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks
8,780,000
(01/05/19)
14,670,0004,000
(13,000)
2,000
(10,000)
13,000
(01/05/19)
N/A23,469,000
4RhythmRhythm Nation 1814
Janet Jackson
10,900,000
(04/17/17)
3,787,0002,601,000
(8,670,000)
210,000
(1,400,000)
128,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 50
17,626,000
5PumpPump
Aerosmith
10,520,000
(06/01/18)
2,955,000507,000
(1,690,000)
309,000
(2,060,000)
253,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 100
LD: 90
14,544,000
6StormStorm Front
Billy Joel
7,900,000
(11/03/21)
3,586,000915,000
(3,050,000)
360,000
(2,400,000)
478,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 270
LD: 250
13,239,000
7HeartHeart of Stone
Cher
6,000,000
(08/30/17)
4,535,0001,233,000
(4,110,000)
338,000
(2,250,000)
405,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 180
LD: 220
12,511,000
8BleachBleach
Nirvana
5,200,000
(07/09/17)
3,768,00030,000
(100,000)
285,000
(1,900,000)
910,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 380
LD: 600
10,193,000
9SleepingSleeping with the Past
Elton John
5,540,000
(02/05/18)
2,243,000870,000
(2,900,000)
96,000
(640,000)
423,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 210
LD: 280
9,172,000
10JourneymanJourneyman
Eric Clapton
6,365,000
(09/21/22)
1,838,000119,000
(365,000)
129,000
(860,000)
107,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 30
8,558,000
11TheThe Miracle
Queen
4,780,000
(01/25/20)
2,823,000396,000
(1,320,000)
156,000
(1,040,000)
393,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 180
LD: 280
8,548,000
12BatmanBatman
Prince
6,680,000
(10/04/18)
3,000939,000
(3,130,000)
57,000
(380,000)
42,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 20
7,721,000
13CrossroadsCrossroads
Tracy Chapman
7,230,000
(06/25/19)
175,00075,000
(250,000)
54,000
(360,000)
77,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 40
7,611,000
14SteelSteel Wheels
The Rolling Stones
5,600,000
(02/10/22)
213,000383,000
(1,277,000)
45,000
(300,000)
35,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 10
6,276,000
15Mother'sMother's Milk
Red Hot Chili Peppers
2,630,000
(03/29/18)
1,346,00078,000
(260,000)
63,000
(420,000)
225,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 90
LD: 80
4,342,000
16FlowersFlowers in the Dirt
Paul McCartney
3,540,000
(12/13/18)
112,000249,000
(830,000)
6,000
(40,000)
18,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
3,925,000
17EnjoyEnjoy Yourself
Kylie Minogue
2,320,000
(04/16/18)
593,000633,000
(2,110,000)
27,000
(180,000)
41,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 30
3,614,000
184º4º Xou da Xuxa
Xuxa
2,995,000
(10/13/22)
546,0000
(0)
0
(0)
10,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
3,551,000
19FreedomFreedom
Neil Young
2,095,000
(05/16/21)
705,00037,000
(123,000)
129,000
(860,000)
98,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 0
3,064,000
*Pure sales figures updated on date below studio album sales.
'Av.' stands for Average, 'LD' for Last Day.

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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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