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
1HybridHybrid Theory
Linkin Park
20,800,000
(06/04/17)
6,762,000417,000
(1,390,000)
2,190,000
(14,600,000)
4,696,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 1,960
LD: 2,380
34,865,000
2TheThe Marshall Mathers LP
Eminem
23,340,000
(06/22/21)
3,450,0001,146,000
(3,820,000)
1,953,000
(13,020,000)
3,896,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 2,780
LD: 3,260
33,785,000
3Oops!...Oops!... I Did It Again
Britney Spears
19,305,000
(04/28/19)
2,409,0001,200,000
(4,000,000)
491,000
(3,270,000)
1,127,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 550
LD: 570
24,532,000
4AllAll That You Can't Leave Behind
U2
12,300,000
(09/18/21)
6,784,000555,000
(1,850,000)
1,005,000
(6,700,000)
743,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 350
LD: 320
21,387,000
5NoNo Strings Attached
NSYNC
15,300,000
(02/09/18)
1,200,000729,000
(2,430,000)
414,000
(2,760,000)
1,146,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 500
LD: 460
18,789,000
6ParachutesParachutes
Coldplay
10,200,000
(06/07/21)
1,887,000168,000
(550,000)
1,284,000
(8,560,000)
3,060,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 2,340
LD: 2,790
16,599,000
7AA Day Without Rain
Enya
14,430,000
(02/25/18)
760,000318,000
(1,060,000)
330,000
(2,200,000)
638,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 260
LD: 290
16,476,000
8MusicMusic
Madonna
10,700,000
(08/20/17)
1,723,0001,122,000
(3,740,000)
186,000
(1,240,000)
204,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 80
LD: 100
13,935,000
9BlackBlack & Blue
Backstreet Boys
11,500,000
(04/02/22)
1,009,000495,000
(1,650,000)
240,000
(1,600,000)
484,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 250
LD: 250
13,728,000
10CrushCrush
Bon Jovi
8,100,000
(01/28/22)
2,523,000623,000
(2,077,000)
720,000
(4,800,000)
931,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 590
LD: 590
12,897,000
11SingSing When You're Winning
Robbie Williams
6,090,000
(12/15/19)
3,458,000873,000
(2,910,000)
177,000
(1,180,000)
485,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 250
LD: 270
11,083,000
12DutyDuty
Ayumi Hamasaki
3,520,000
(09/27/19)
3,450,0002,022,000
(4,043,000)
387,000
(2,580,000)
101,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 70
LD: 90
9,480,000
13LoversLovers Rock
Sade
7,650,000
(07/02/20)
908,000120,000
(400,000)
291,000
(1,940,000)
343,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 150
LD: 190
9,312,000
14Can'tCan't Take Me Home
P!nk
4,365,000
(06/23/22)
768,000648,000
(1,620,000)
177,000
(1,180,000)
120,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 50
6,078,000
15RidingRiding with the King
Eric Clapton & B.B King
4,910,000
(09/21/22)
114,0005,000
(15,000)
109,000
(730,000)
158,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 50
5,296,000
16WarningWarning
Green Day
3,450,000
(03/11/17)
557,00078,000
(260,000)
135,000
(900,000)
231,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 90
LD: 90
4,451,000
17StiffStiff Upper Lip
AC/DC
4,160,000
(02/20/18)
69,00027,000
(90,000)
38,000
(250,000)
125,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 60
4,419,000
18ReturnReturn of Saturn
No Doubt
2,640,000
(03/29/20)
296,000147,000
(490,000)
39,000
(260,000)
85,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 30
3,207,000
19StandingStanding on the Shoulder of Giants
Oasis
2,620,000
(12/06/17)
80,000246,000
(820,000)
60,000
(400,000)
125,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 50
3,131,000
20BraveBrave New World
Iron Maiden
2,290,000
(11/12/21)
409,00069,000
(175,000)
36,000
(240,000)
190,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 80
LD: 70
2,994,000
21LightLight Years
Kylie Minogue
1,220,000
(04/16/18)
514,000312,000
(1,040,000)
126,000
(840,000)
132,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 60
2,304,000
*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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