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
1DookieDookie
Green Day
19,750,000
(03/11/17)
4,404,000276,000
(920,000)
1,020,000
(6,800,000)
1,945,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 780
LD: 960
27,395,000
2NoNo Need to Argue
Cranberries
17,840,000
(01/25/18)
1,939,000624,000
(2,080,000)
570,000
(3,800,000)
1,640,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 740
LD: 880
22,613,000
3MerryMerry Christmas
Mariah Carey
13,400,000
(04/28/17)
1,733,000651,000
(2,170,000)
1,800,000
(12,000,000)
2,130,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 890
LD: 7,170
19,714,000
4CrazySexyCoolCrazySexyCool
TLC
15,900,000
(04/07/19)
805,0001,695,000
(5,650,000)
549,000
(3,660,000)
709,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 280
LD: 310
19,658,000
5TheThe Division Bell
Pink Floyd
11,550,000
(06/18/17)
1,194,000143,000
(477,000)
195,000
(1,300,000)
662,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 280
LD: 310
13,744,000
6BedtimeBedtime Stories
Madonna
7,500,000
(08/20/17)
3,257,000804,000
(2,680,000)
146,000
(970,000)
118,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 60
11,825,000
7DefinitelyDefinitely Maybe
Oasis
6,680,000
(12/06/17)
1,555,000456,000
(1,520,000)
276,000
(1,840,000)
719,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 310
LD: 350
9,686,000
8MonsterMonster
R.E.M.
9,010,000
(09/24/21)
197,000272,000
(905,000)
75,000
(500,000)
81,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 0
9,635,000
9FromFrom the Cradle
Eric Clapton
7,060,000
(09/21/22)
257,00031,000
(105,000)
47,000
(320,000)
27,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
7,422,000
10VoodooVoodoo Lounge
The Rolling Stones
6,400,000
(02/10/22)
72,000248,000
(827,000)
30,000
(200,000)
49,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 20
6,799,000
11AgeAge Ain't Nothig but a Number
Aaliyah
2,850,000
(04/09/22)
269,000480,000
(1,600,000)
210,000
(1,400,000)
218,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 100
LD: 90
4,027,000
12ReadyReady to Die (The Remaster)
The Notorious B.I.G.
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,468,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,468,000
*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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