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
1FallenFallen
Evanescence
16,730,000
(06/30/19)
2,609,000600,000
(2,000,000)
1,874,000
(12,490,000)
2,174,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 980
LD: 1,140
23,987,000
2MeteoraMeteora
Linkin Park
13,300,000
(06/04/17)
1,913,000276,000
(920,000)
1,823,000
(12,150,000)
3,747,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 1,530
LD: 2,060
21,059,000
3DangerouslyDangerously In Love
Beyoncé
10,195,000
(07/16/22)
2,181,000685,000
(2,280,000)
2,642,000
(17,610,000)
2,431,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 1,320
LD: 1,430
18,133,000
4ElephunkElephunk
Black Eyed Peas
9,500,000
(08/03/17)
112,0001,161,000
(3,870,000)
1,950,000
(13,000,000)
1,558,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 640
LD: 890
14,281,000
5InIn The Zone
Britney Spears
7,000,000
(04/28/19)
2,964,000595,000
(2,050,000)
1,206,000
(8,040,000)
1,478,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 720
LD: 850
13,243,000
6LifeLife for Rent
Dido
10,540,000
(02/18/19)
148,000426,000
(1,420,000)
207,000
(1,380,000)
498,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 200
LD: 240
11,819,000
7TheThe Diary Of Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
8,000,000
(02/03/22)
1,339,00096,000
(320,000)
825,000
(5,500,000)
1,203,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 580
LD: 630
11,463,000
8MichaelMichael Bublé
Michael Bublé
7,250,000
(03/02/22)
1,502,00063,000
(210,000)
495,000
(3,300,000)
478,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 350
LD: 320
9,788,000
9TheThe Long Road
Nickelback
6,100,000
(06/28/17)
152,000150,000
(500,000)
285,000
(1,900,000)
324,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 120
LD: 170
7,011,000
10AsAs Time Goes By: The Great American Songbook, Volume II
Rod Stewart
5,170,000
(11/23/19)
448,0001,000
(3,000)
24,000
(160,000)
51,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 40
5,694,000
11St.St. Anger
Metallica
5,050,000
(02/13/19)
53,000145,000
(483,000)
69,000
(460,000)
212,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 90
LD: 90
5,529,000
12OneOne Heart
Céline Dion
4,400,000
(09/28/21)
270,000105,000
(350,000)
150,000
(1,000,000)
74,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 30
4,999,000
13FrankFrank
Amy Winehouse
3,940,000
(07/19/19)
328,0004,000
(13,000)
203,000
(1,350,000)
508,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 140
LD: 160
4,983,000
14ThankfulThankful
Kelly Clarkson
3,630,000
(05/23/18)
126,000278,000
(927,000)
573,000
(3,820,000)
193,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 80
LD: 70
4,800,000
15AmericanAmerican Life
Madonna
3,375,000
(08/20/17)
558,000306,000
(1,020,000)
73,000
(490,000)
109,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 40
4,421,000
16TryTry This
P!nk
2,815,000
(06/23/22)
601,000243,000
(608,000)
183,000
(1,220,000)
135,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 40
3,977,000
17GetGet Rich Or Die Tryin'
50 Cent
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,609,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,609,000
18SacredSacred Love
Sting
3,150,000
(06/14/20)
32,00036,000
(120,000)
45,000
(300,000)
25,000
(06/14/20)
Av.: 0
LD: 720
3,288,000
19ResurrectionResurrection
2Pac
2,595,000
(01/22/22)
125,000187,000
(528,000)
86,000
(570,000)
136,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 90
LD: 80
3,128,000
20MemorialMemorial Address
Ayumi Hamasaki
1,410,000
(09/27/19)
440,000683,000
(1,365,000)
225,000
(1,500,000)
48,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 40
2,806,000
*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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