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
1AmericanAmerican Idiot
Green Day
15,250,000
(03/11/17)
2,548,000255,000
(850,000)
2,655,000
(17,700,000)
2,321,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 800
LD: 950
23,029,000
2ConfessionsConfessions
Usher
15,500,000
(09/04/17)
430,000663,000
(2,210,000)
2,633,000
(17,550,000)
2,635,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 1,070
LD: 1,440
21,861,000
3BackBack to Bedlam
James Blunt
13,320,000
(02/05/19)
861,000491,000
(1,637,000)
1,967,000
(13,110,000)
1,556,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 580
LD: 550
18,195,000
4BreakawayBreakaway
Kelly Clarkson
10,980,000
(05/23/18)
714,000315,000
(1,050,000)
3,143,000
(20,950,000)
1,852,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 780
LD: 800
17,004,000
5EncoreEncore
Eminem
11,030,000
(06/22/21)
1,817,000360,000
(1,200,000)
1,368,000
(9,120,000)
2,405,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 1,220
LD: 4,320
16,980,000
6FeelsFeels Like Home
Norah Jones
11,500,000
(01/16/22)
247,00030,000
(100,000)
435,000
(2,900,000)
555,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 270
LD: 330
12,767,000
7HowHow To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
U2
10,200,000
(09/18/21)
640,000255,000
(850,000)
435,000
(2,900,000)
287,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 130
LD: 120
11,817,000
8Love.Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
Gwen Stefani
7,900,000
(04/12/20)
147,000378,000
(1,260,000)
2,151,000
(14,340,000)
1,200,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 670
LD: 660
11,776,000
9DestinyDestiny Fulfilled
Destiny's Child
6,245,000
(07/16/22)
1,031,000342,000
(1,140,000)
1,464,000
(9,760,000)
718,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 310
LD: 300
9,800,000
10UnderUnder My Skin
Avril Lavigne
8,020,000
(02/10/18)
70,000228,000
(760,000)
657,000
(4,380,000)
632,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 260
LD: 270
9,607,000
11Stardust:Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Volume III
Rod Stewart
3,900,000
(11/23/19)
513,0003,000
(10,000)
57,000
(380,000)
54,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 30
4,527,000
12LoyalLoyal to the Game
2Pac
2,150,000
(01/22/22)
226,000192,000
(550,000)
315,000
(2,100,000)
393,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 180
LD: 170
3,276,000
13HotHot Fuss
The Killers
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,259,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,259,000
14MyMy Story
Ayumi Hamasaki
1,420,000
(09/27/19)
624,000568,000
(1,135,000)
579,000
(3,860,000)
49,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 30
3,240,000
15PatiencePatience
George Michael
2,700,000
(05/06/17)
147,000141,000
(470,000)
83,000
(550,000)
110,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 50
3,181,000
16MusicologyMusicology
Prince
2,830,000
(10/04/18)
1,00012,000
(40,000)
30,000
(200,000)
13,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
2,886,000
*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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