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
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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
1LaundryShakira
Laundry Service
12,630,000
(06/21/18)
1,389,0001,663,000
(5,543,000)
666,000
(4,440,000)
1,106,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 490
LD: 940
17,454,000
2MissundaztoodP!nk
Missundaztood
11,575,000
(10/15/17)
2,372,000774,000
(2,580,000)
1,022,000
(6,810,000)
567,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 220
LD: 290
16,310,000
3SurvivorDestiny's Child
Survivor
10,070,000
(05/02/18)
2,041,0001,140,000
(3,800,000)
1,040,000
(6,930,000)
1,191,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 530
LD: 590
15,482,000
4SongsAlicia Keys
Songs In A Minor
12,600,000
(02/03/22)
936,000525,000
(1,750,000)
615,000
(4,100,000)
517,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 210
LD: 210
15,193,000
5SilverNickelback
Silver Side Up
11,100,000
(06/28/17)
816,000591,000
(1,970,000)
570,000
(3,800,000)
938,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 390
LD: 520
14,015,000
6BritneyBritney Spears
Britney
10,240,000
(04/28/19)
1,616,000588,000
(1,960,000)
440,000
(2,930,000)
522,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 250
LD: 310
13,406,000
7J.LoJennifer Lopez
J.Lo
8,320,000
(06/24/18)
2,075,0001,149,000
(3,830,000)
483,000
(3,220,000)
568,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 270
LD: 390
12,595,000
8EscapeEnrique Iglesias
Escape
9,100,000
(10/11/21)
719,000930,000
(3,100,000)
818,000
(5,450,000)
532,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 270
LD: 300
12,099,000
9FeverKylie Minogue
Fever
6,330,000
(04/16/18)
2,343,0001,287,000
(4,290,000)
392,000
(2,610,000)
528,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 260
LD: 380
10,880,000
10SwingRobbie Williams
Swing When You're Winning
7,520,000
(12/15/19)
1,686,000301,000
(1,000,000)
161,000
(1,070,000)
237,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 110
LD: 90
9,904,000
118701Usher
8701
7,400,000
(09/04/17)
241,000411,000
(1,370,000)
855,000
(5,700,000)
710,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 290
LD: 310
9,617,000
12InvincibleMichael Jackson
Invincible
6,475,000
(09/27/17)
1,774,000339,000
(1,130,000)
273,000
(1,820,000)
385,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 160
LD: 410
9,246,000
13GorillazGorillaz
Gorillaz
6,000,000
(05/08/17)
569,000402,000
(1,340,000)
780,000
(5,200,000)
1,182,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 490
LD: 800
8,933,000
14CelebrityNSYNC
Celebrity
6,840,000
(02/09/18)
158,000363,000
(1,210,000)
132,000
(880,000)
199,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 80
LD: 90
7,692,000
15AllJanet Jackson
All for You
5,900,000
(04/17/17)
266,000906,000
(3,020,000)
225,000
(1,500,000)
153,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 70
LD: 20
7,450,000
16AaliyahAaliyah
Aaliyah
5,100,000
(04/09/22)
720,000188,000
(627,000)
75,000
(500,000)
80,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 90
LD: 90
6,163,000
17Garth Brooks
Scarecrow
3,540,000
(01/05/19)
2,249,0000
(0)
0
(0)
1,000
(01/05/19)
N/A5,790,000
18RockNo Doubt
Rock Steady
4,050,000
(03/29/20)
961,000186,000
(620,000)
102,000
(680,000)
243,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 120
LD: 150
5,542,000
19ChristmasMannheim Steamroller
Christmas Extraordinaire
3,990,000
(12/28/20)
669,0000
(0)
35,000
(230,000)
12,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
4,706,000
20Until2Pac
Until the End of Time
3,470,000
(01/22/22)
41,000144,000
(418,000)
180,000
(1,200,000)
259,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 170
LD: 170
4,094,000
21JustAerosmith
Just Push Play
3,120,000
(06/01/18)
129,00071,000
(237,000)
68,000
(450,000)
157,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 70
LD: 90
3,545,000
22RevealR.E.M.
Reveal
2,295,000
(09/24/21)
229,00063,000
(211,000)
36,000
(240,000)
59,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 40
2,682,000
23ToxicitySystem Of A Down
Toxicity
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,608,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,608,000
24VespertineBjörk
Vespertine
2,030,000
(12/23/18)
251,00045,000
(150,000)
38,000
(250,000)
75,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 50
2,439,000
25DownOzzy Osbourne
Down to Earth
1,930,000
(03/12/20)
147,000147,000
(490,000)
42,000
(280,000)
112,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 50
2,378,000
26GlitterMariah Carey
Glitter
1,900,000
(04/28/17)
1,000327,000
(1,090,000)
3,000
(20,000)
14,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 20
2,245,000
27SongsElton John
Songs from the West Coast
1,940,000
(02/05/18)
73,00042,000
(140,000)
26,000
(170,000)
61,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 30
2,142,000
*Pure sales figures updated on date below studio album sales.
'Av.' stands for Average, 'LD' for Last Day.

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mcplaydate

where is cry baby on 2015’s top albums? he sold over 500k in pure sales only in usa

Denysanatol

Where is BTS ?

TomFlint341

Their biggest song, Dynamite is only at 6.87 million eas.

mcplaydate

please update melanie martinez and little mix sales

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