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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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
1TheEminem
The Eminem Show
23,020,000
(06/22/21)
2,770,000990,000
(3,300,000)
3,075,000
(20,500,000)
5,296,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 3,410
LD: 3,730
35,151,000
2ComeNorah Jones
Come Away With Me
23,900,000
(01/16/22)
839,00060,000
(200,000)
1,590,000
(10,600,000)
1,311,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 590
LD: 570
27,700,000
3SongsMaroon 5
Songs About Jane
12,410,000
(12/02/19)
1,551,000372,000
(1,240,000)
3,765,000
(25,100,000)
3,496,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,620
LD: 1,560
21,594,000
4AColdplay
A Rush Of Blood To The Head
13,865,000
(06/07/21)
1,552,000205,000
(680,000)
1,880,000
(12,530,000)
2,937,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,500
LD: 1,420
20,438,000
5Avril Lavigne
Let Go
16,220,000
(02/10/18)
1,006,000606,000
(2,020,000)
1,106,000
(7,370,000)
400,000
(02/10/18)
N/A19,338,000
68Eminem
8 Mile
10,330,000
(06/22/21)
2,506,000566,000
(1,885,000)
2,474,000
(16,490,000)
2,050,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,160
LD: 1,250
17,926,000
7ByRed Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way
9,390,000
(03/29/18)
1,356,000159,000
(530,000)
1,070,000
(7,130,000)
2,083,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 930
LD: 1,180
14,058,000
8EscapologyRobbie Williams
Escapology
7,940,000
(12/15/19)
4,753,000417,000
(1,390,000)
162,000
(1,080,000)
452,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 240
LD: 250
13,724,000
9Up!Shania Twain
Up!
11,400,000
(02/25/22)
1,155,000540,000
(1,800,000)
360,000
(2,400,000)
253,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 170
LD: 170
13,708,000
10StrippedChristina Aguilera
Stripped
9,550,000
(03/18/17)
931,000683,000
(2,277,000)
1,185,000
(7,900,000)
884,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 350
LD: 370
13,233,000
11JustifiedJustin Timberlake
Justified
8,550,000
(02/09/18)
572,000420,000
(1,400,000)
1,215,000
(8,100,000)
1,288,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 500
LD: 650
12,045,000
12ACéline Dion
A New Day Has Come
9,400,000
(09/28/21)
750,000435,000
(1,450,000)
420,000
(2,800,000)
348,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 230
LD: 220
11,353,000
13IAyumi Hamasaki
I Am?
3,130,000
(09/27/19)
3,937,0003,361,000
(6,722,000)
411,000
(2,740,000)
121,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 90
LD: 90
10,960,000
14ThisJennifer Lopez
This Is Me? Then
6,000,000
(06/24/18)
293,000486,000
(1,620,000)
324,000
(2,160,000)
548,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 260
LD: 380
7,651,000
15ItRod Stewart
It Had To Be You: The Great American Songbook
6,050,000
(11/23/19)
611,0006,000
(20,000)
36,000
(240,000)
60,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 30
6,763,000
16ShamanSantana
Shaman
5,275,000
(08/05/20)
288,00081,000
(270,000)
188,000
(1,250,000)
139,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 80
LD: 100
5,971,000
17TheBruce Springsteen
The Rising
5,000,000
(07/07/17)
317,00075,000
(250,000)
150,000
(1,000,000)
135,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 60
5,677,000
18OneFoo Fighters
One by One
3,775,000
(10/10/17)
706,00066,000
(220,000)
405,000
(2,700,000)
592,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 250
LD: 300
5,544,000
19RainbowAyumi Hamasaki
Rainbow
2,440,000
(09/27/19)
1,191,0001,243,000
(2,485,000)
255,000
(1,700,000)
63,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 50
5,192,000
20TestifyPhil Collins
Testify
3,260,000
(04/11/18)
432,000149,000
(497,000)
54,000
(360,000)
131,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 60
4,026,000
21Better2Pac
Better Dayz
2,775,000
(01/22/22)
490,00014,000
(48,000)
221,000
(1,470,000)
312,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 190
LD: 180
3,812,000
22HeathenOasis
Heathen Chemistry
2,750,000
(12/06/17)
184,000279,000
(930,000)
158,000
(1,050,000)
412,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 190
LD: 260
3,783,000
23UnderAlanis Morissette
Under Rug Swept
3,230,000
(06/05/18)
252,00054,000
(180,000)
39,000
(260,000)
74,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 40
3,649,000
24BounceBon Jovi
Bounce
2,900,000
(01/28/22)
16,000165,000
(550,000)
60,000
(400,000)
76,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 50
3,217,000
25BoucanRenaud
Boucan d'enfer
2,420,000
(11/01/17)
392,000194,000
(647,000)
8,000
(50,000)
90,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 60
3,104,000
26CharmbraceletMariah Carey
Charmbracelet
2,800,000
(04/28/17)
5,00099,000
(330,000)
45,000
(300,000)
56,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 20
3,005,000
27AJohnny Hallyday
A La Vie, A La Mort
1,970,000
(01/01/18)
246,000414,000
(1,380,000)
9,000
(60,000)
37,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 20
2,676,000
28JustWhitney Houston
Just Whitney?
1,900,000
(05/04/17)
75,00087,000
(290,000)
75,000
(500,000)
38,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 20
2,175,000
*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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