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
1TheThe Eminem Show
Eminem
23,020,000
(06/22/21)
2,770,000990,000
(3,300,000)
3,075,000
(20,500,000)
6,001,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 3,750
LD: 5,710
35,856,000
2ComeCome Away With Me
Norah Jones
23,900,000
(01/16/22)
839,00060,000
(200,000)
1,590,000
(10,600,000)
1,406,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 610
LD: 670
27,795,000
3SongsSongs About Jane
Maroon 5
12,410,000
(12/02/19)
1,551,000372,000
(1,240,000)
3,765,000
(25,100,000)
3,757,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 1,630
LD: 1,690
21,855,000
4LetLet Go
Avril Lavigne
16,220,000
(02/10/18)
1,006,000606,000
(2,020,000)
1,106,000
(7,370,000)
1,840,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 820
LD: 1,000
20,778,000
5AA Rush Of Blood To The Head
Coldplay
13,865,000
(06/07/21)
1,552,000205,000
(680,000)
1,880,000
(12,530,000)
3,234,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 1,620
LD: 1,690
20,735,000
688 Mile
Eminem
10,330,000
(06/22/21)
2,506,000567,000
(1,885,000)
2,474,000
(16,490,000)
2,253,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 1,210
LD: 1,400
18,129,000
7ByBy the Way
Red Hot Chili Peppers
9,390,000
(03/29/18)
1,356,000159,000
(530,000)
1,070,000
(7,130,000)
2,261,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 950
LD: 1,060
14,236,000
8EscapologyEscapology
Robbie Williams
7,940,000
(12/15/19)
4,753,000417,000
(1,390,000)
162,000
(1,080,000)
491,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 240
LD: 270
13,763,000
9Up!Up!
Shania Twain
11,400,000
(02/25/22)
1,155,000540,000
(1,800,000)
360,000
(2,400,000)
286,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 200
LD: 160
13,741,000
10StrippedStripped
Christina Aguilera
9,550,000
(03/18/17)
931,000683,000
(2,277,000)
1,185,000
(7,900,000)
940,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 350
LD: 350
13,289,000
11JustifiedJustified
Justin Timberlake
8,550,000
(02/09/18)
572,000420,000
(1,400,000)
1,215,000
(8,100,000)
1,381,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 510
LD: 610
12,138,000
12AA New Day Has Come
Céline Dion
9,400,000
(09/28/21)
750,000435,000
(1,450,000)
420,000
(2,800,000)
383,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 230
LD: 240
11,388,000
13II Am?
Ayumi Hamasaki
3,130,000
(09/27/19)
3,937,0003,361,000
(6,722,000)
411,000
(2,740,000)
136,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 90
LD: 90
10,975,000
14ThisThis Is Me? Then
Jennifer Lopez
6,000,000
(06/24/18)
293,000486,000
(1,620,000)
324,000
(2,160,000)
599,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 270
LD: 450
7,702,000
15ItIt Had To Be You: The Great American Songbook
Rod Stewart
6,050,000
(11/23/19)
611,0006,000
(20,000)
36,000
(240,000)
64,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 30
6,767,000
16ShamanShaman
Santana
5,275,000
(08/05/20)
288,00082,000
(270,000)
188,000
(1,250,000)
153,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 80
LD: 80
5,985,000
17TheThe Rising
Bruce Springsteen
5,000,000
(07/07/17)
317,00075,000
(250,000)
150,000
(1,000,000)
144,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 50
5,686,000
18OneOne by One
Foo Fighters
3,775,000
(10/10/17)
706,00066,000
(220,000)
405,000
(2,700,000)
645,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 260
LD: 310
5,597,000
19RainbowRainbow
Ayumi Hamasaki
2,440,000
(09/27/19)
1,191,0001,243,000
(2,485,000)
255,000
(1,700,000)
71,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 50
5,200,000
20TestifyTestify
Phil Collins
3,260,000
(04/11/18)
432,000149,000
(497,000)
54,000
(360,000)
139,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 50
4,034,000
21BetterBetter Dayz
2Pac
2,775,000
(01/22/22)
490,00014,000
(48,000)
221,000
(1,470,000)
342,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 190
LD: 180
3,842,000
22HeathenHeathen Chemistry
Oasis
2,750,000
(12/06/17)
184,000279,000
(930,000)
158,000
(1,050,000)
454,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 200
LD: 260
3,825,000
23UnderUnder Rug Swept
Alanis Morissette
3,230,000
(06/05/18)
252,00054,000
(180,000)
39,000
(260,000)
80,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 40
3,655,000
24BounceBounce
Bon Jovi
2,900,000
(01/28/22)
16,000165,000
(550,000)
60,000
(400,000)
85,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 50
3,226,000
25BoucanBoucan d'enfer
Renaud
2,420,000
(11/01/17)
392,000194,000
(647,000)
8,000
(50,000)
99,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 60
3,113,000
26CharmbraceletCharmbracelet
Mariah Carey
2,800,000
(04/28/17)
5,00099,000
(330,000)
45,000
(300,000)
60,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 30
3,009,000
27AA La Vie, A La Mort
Johnny Hallyday
1,970,000
(01/01/18)
246,000414,000
(1,380,000)
9,000
(60,000)
40,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 20
2,679,000
28JustJust Whitney?
Whitney Houston
1,900,000
(05/04/17)
75,00087,000
(290,000)
75,000
(500,000)
42,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 20
2,179,000
*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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