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
1FallenEvanescence
Fallen
16,730,000
(06/30/19)
2,609,000600,000
(2,000,000)
1,874,000
(12,490,000)
1,991,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 950
LD: 1,030
23,804,000
2MeteoraLinkin Park
Meteora
13,300,000
(06/04/17)
1,913,000276,000
(920,000)
1,823,000
(12,150,000)
3,430,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,480
LD: 1,750
20,742,000
3DangerouslyBeyoncé
Dangerously In Love
9,920,000
(05/02/18)
1,865,000702,000
(2,340,000)
2,690,000
(17,930,000)
2,226,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 940
LD: 1,520
17,403,000
4InBritney Spears
In The Zone
7,000,000
(04/28/19)
2,964,000595,000
(2,050,000)
1,206,000
(8,040,000)
1,350,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 710
LD: 890
13,115,000
5Black Eyed Peas
Elephunk
9,500,000
(08/03/17)
112,0001,161,000
(3,870,000)
1,950,000
(13,000,000)
318,000
(08/03/17)
N/A13,041,000
6LifeDido
Life for Rent
10,540,000
(02/18/19)
148,000426,000
(1,420,000)
207,000
(1,380,000)
462,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 200
LD: 210
11,783,000
7TheAlicia Keys
The Diary Of Alicia Keys
8,000,000
(02/03/22)
1,339,00096,000
(320,000)
825,000
(5,500,000)
1,109,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 550
LD: 530
11,369,000
8MichaelMichael Bublé
Michael Bublé
7,250,000
(03/02/22)
1,502,00063,000
(210,000)
495,000
(3,300,000)
427,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 360
LD: 420
9,737,000
9TheNickelback
The Long Road
6,100,000
(06/28/17)
152,000150,000
(500,000)
285,000
(1,900,000)
295,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 120
LD: 150
6,982,000
10AsRod Stewart
As Time Goes By: The Great American Songbook, Volume II
5,170,000
(11/23/19)
448,0001,000
(3,000)
24,000
(160,000)
46,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 30
5,689,000
11St.Metallica
St. Anger
5,050,000
(02/13/19)
53,000145,000
(483,000)
69,000
(460,000)
195,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 80
LD: 100
5,512,000
12OneCéline Dion
One Heart
4,400,000
(09/28/21)
270,000105,000
(350,000)
150,000
(1,000,000)
69,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 40
4,994,000
13FrankAmy Winehouse
Frank
3,940,000
(07/19/19)
328,0004,000
(13,000)
203,000
(1,350,000)
483,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 140
LD: 160
4,958,000
14ThankfulKelly Clarkson
Thankful
3,630,000
(05/23/18)
126,000278,000
(927,000)
573,000
(3,820,000)
180,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 80
LD: 90
4,787,000
15AmericanMadonna
American Life
3,375,000
(08/20/17)
558,000306,000
(1,020,000)
73,000
(490,000)
102,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 50
4,414,000
16TryP!nk
Try This
2,825,000
(10/15/17)
539,000171,000
(570,000)
243,000
(1,620,000)
125,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 50
3,903,000
17SacredSting
Sacred Love
3,150,000
(06/14/20)
32,00036,000
(120,000)
45,000
(300,000)
25,000
(06/14/20)
Av.: 0
LD: 2,030
3,288,000
18Get50 Cent
Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,192,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,192,000
19Resurrection2Pac
Resurrection
2,595,000
(01/22/22)
125,000187,000
(528,000)
86,000
(570,000)
123,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 90
LD: 80
3,115,000
20MemorialAyumi Hamasaki
Memorial Address
1,410,000
(09/27/19)
440,000683,000
(1,365,000)
225,000
(1,500,000)
42,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 30
2,800,000
*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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