Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

1983 - Thriller

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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1950s1950195119521953195419551956195719581959
1960s1960196119621963196419651966196719681969
1970s1970197119721973197419751976197719781979
1980s1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
1990s1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
2000s2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
2010s2010201120122013201420152016201720182019
2020s202020212022

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
1JaggedAlanis Morissette
Jagged Little Pill
33,570,000
(06/05/18)
5,830,000690,000
(2,300,000)
996,000
(6,640,000)
1,191,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 500
LD: 0
42,277,000
2HIStory:Michael Jackson
HIStory: Past, Present and Future
18,625,000
(09/27/17)
8,551,0003,006,000
(10,020,000)
903,000
(6,020,000)
1,253,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 530
LD: 0
32,338,000
3DaydreamMariah Carey
Daydream
19,900,000
(04/28/17)
8,311,0002,321,000
(7,737,000)
705,000
(4,700,000)
853,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 360
LD: 0
32,090,000
4(What'sOasis
(What's the Story) Morning Glory?
17,660,000
(12/06/17)
5,081,0001,334,000
(4,447,000)
1,715,000
(11,430,000)
3,174,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 1,380
LD: 0
28,964,000
5TragicNo Doubt
Tragic Kingdom
18,000,000
(03/29/20)
4,247,0001,036,000
(3,453,000)
498,000
(3,320,000)
1,018,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 480
LD: 0
24,799,000
6TheShania Twain
The Woman in Me
16,000,000
(02/25/22)
1,705,000390,000
(1,300,000)
165,000
(1,100,000)
327,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 280
LD: 0
18,587,000
7TheEnya
The Memory of Trees
10,030,000
(02/25/18)
2,420,000117,000
(390,000)
90,000
(600,000)
199,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 80
LD: 0
12,856,000
8D'EuxCéline Dion
D'Eux
7,200,000
(09/28/21)
4,359,000660,000
(2,200,000)
105,000
(700,000)
353,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 210
LD: 0
12,677,000
9NobodyTake That
Nobody Else
3,720,000
(12/15/19)
6,585,0001,017,000
(3,360,000)
204,000
(1,360,000)
248,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 130
LD: 0
11,774,000
10MadeQueen
Made in Heaven
9,660,000
(01/25/20)
817,000474,000
(1,580,000)
282,000
(1,880,000)
378,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 180
LD: 0
11,611,000
11NewTracy Chapman
New Beginning
7,630,000
(06/25/19)
638,000426,000
(1,420,000)
456,000
(3,040,000)
267,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 120
LD: 0
9,417,000
12Me2Pac
Me Against the World
5,675,000
(01/22/22)
1,776,000654,000
(1,720,000)
618,000
(4,120,000)
644,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 370
LD: 0
9,367,000
13Garth Brooks
Fresh Horses
6,090,000
(01/05/19)
2,934,0005,000
(17,000)
0
(0)
3,000
(01/05/19)
N/A9,032,000
14TheseBon Jovi
These Days
7,600,000
(01/28/22)
93,000795,000
(2,650,000)
98,000
(650,000)
150,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 100
LD: 0
8,736,000
15ChristmasMannheim Steamroller
Christmas in the Aire
4,920,000
(12/28/20)
1,886,0000
(0)
38,000
(250,000)
18,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 0
6,862,000
16PostBjörk
Post
4,570,000
(12/23/18)
1,548,000322,000
(1,073,000)
120,000
(800,000)
243,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 110
LD: 0
6,803,000
17InsomniacGreen Day
Insomniac
5,800,000
(03/11/17)
506,00056,000
(187,000)
120,000
(800,000)
264,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 110
LD: 0
6,746,000
18OneRed Hot Chili Peppers
One Hot Minute
5,850,000
(03/29/18)
126,000111,000
(370,000)
93,000
(620,000)
263,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 110
LD: 0
6,443,000
19PiesShakira
Pies Descalzos
3,700,000
(06/21/18)
1,166,0005,000
(17,000)
195,000
(1,300,000)
903,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 450
LD: 0
5,969,000
20EnriqueEnrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias
4,100,000
(10/11/21)
1,088,00060,000
(200,000)
225,000
(1,500,000)
308,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 220
LD: 0
5,781,000
21BallbreakerAC/DC
Ballbreaker
5,420,000
(02/20/18)
92,00047,000
(157,000)
38,000
(250,000)
113,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 0
5,710,000
22BalanceVan Halen
Balance
4,870,000
(08/14/20)
448,00073,000
(240,000)
92,000
(610,000)
112,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 0
5,594,000
23MadeElton John
Made in England
3,690,000
(02/05/18)
89,000345,000
(1,150,000)
12,000
(80,000)
35,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 0
4,171,000
24FooFoo Fighters
Foo Fighters
3,350,000
(10/10/17)
178,000120,000
(400,000)
105,000
(700,000)
239,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 100
LD: 0
3,992,000
25OzzmosisOzzy Osbourne
Ozzmosis
3,520,000
(03/12/20)
127,00030,000
(100,000)
54,000
(360,000)
77,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 0
3,808,000
26TheBruce Springsteen
The Ghost of Tom Joad
2,850,000
(07/07/17)
190,00012,000
(40,000)
53,000
(350,000)
53,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 0
3,158,000
27WelcomeMeat Loaf
Welcome to the Neighbourhood
2,110,000
(06/16/18)
115,000417,000
(1,390,000)
15,000
(100,000)
35,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 0
2,692,000
28ThePrince
The Gold Experience
1,130,000
(10/04/18)
552,000723,000
(2,410,000)
9,000
(60,000)
34,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 0
2,448,000
*Pure sales figures updated on date below studio album sales.
'Av.' stands for Average, 'LD' for Last Day.

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matt

Why is “My Dear Melancholy” by The Weeknd on the 2020 list when it’s a 2018 EP? It has been for a while…

Mikko

A large number of artists have died from drugs or suicide. Only Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan have remained in working order.
Good role models for young artists. For some artists, death has been good commercially. Fans can be happy.

iilumight

Hi,I was wondering what happened to relapseby eminem, before the new EAS formula it was at 9,248,000 and now it has dissapeared from the list. If I go to Eminem albums and song sales page it says only 8,425,000 but if you add the numbers in the columns up it should either be around 8,982,000 (verified streams) or 9,297,000 (auto update).

KantClark

MJD, you could do a Olivia Newton-John’s article due her passing. It would be interesting to see.

Alexis

Hello there, when are Nicki Minaj sales going to be updated?

Ver

Can you update Demi Lovato?

stin

why does justin bieber’s justice have -57,000 by its physical singles?

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