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
1BackAmy Winehouse
Back To Black
15,940,000
(07/19/19)
1,731,000170,000
(567,000)
2,855,000
(19,030,000)
3,540,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 1,560
LD: 1,750
24,236,000
2FutureSex/LoveSoundsJustin Timberlake
FutureSex/LoveSounds
9,340,000
(02/09/18)
337,000311,000
(1,037,000)
4,350,000
(29,000,000)
1,855,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 740
LD: 970
16,193,000
3B'DayBeyoncé
B'Day
6,060,000
(05/02/18)
1,380,000287,000
(957,000)
5,279,000
(35,190,000)
1,899,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 730
LD: 1,090
14,905,000
4TheFergie
The Dutchess
6,450,000
(07/12/17)
25,000216,000
(720,000)
4,935,000
(32,900,000)
1,687,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 750
LD: 1,130
13,313,000
5HighHigh School Musical
High School Musical
9,000,000
(09/06/17)
1,718,00042,000
(140,000)
975,000
(6,500,000)
845,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 380
LD: 450
12,580,000
6StadiumRed Hot Chili Peppers
Stadium Arcadium
7,130,000
(03/29/18)
11,00096,000
(320,000)
2,444,000
(16,290,000)
2,381,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 990
LD: 1,190
12,062,000
7TaylorTaylor Swift
Taylor Swift
6,600,000
(05/25/21)
482,0006,000
(20,000)
2,682,000
(17,880,000)
815,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 570
LD: 630
10,585,000
8I'mP!nk
I'm Not Dead
6,175,000
(10/15/17)
1,618,000249,000
(830,000)
1,704,000
(11,360,000)
655,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 260
LD: 320
10,401,000
9ARihanna
A Girl Like Me
3,770,000
(06/02/21)
126,000288,000
(960,000)
1,857,000
(12,380,000)
837,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 470
LD: 500
6,878,000
10BackChristina Aguilera
Back to Basics
4,000,000
(03/18/17)
469,000243,000
(810,000)
1,455,000
(9,700,000)
473,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 180
LD: 210
6,640,000
11HannahMiley Cyrus
Hannah Montana
4,705,000
(12/07/20)
651,0000
(0)
399,000
(2,660,000)
192,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 100
LD: 120
5,947,000
12WhateverArctic Monkeys
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
3,390,000
(05/14/18)
136,00087,000
(290,000)
465,000
(3,100,000)
1,803,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 790
LD: 1,000
5,881,000
13TheGwen Stefani
The Sweet Escape
3,620,000
(04/12/20)
6,000153,000
(510,000)
1,413,000
(9,420,000)
515,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 300
LD: 410
5,707,000
14TheEvanescence
The Open Door
4,560,000
(06/30/19)
30,00048,000
(160,000)
605,000
(4,030,000)
373,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 170
LD: 200
5,616,000
15BeautifulTake That
Beautiful World
3,770,000
(12/15/19)
793,000207,000
(690,000)
516,000
(3,440,000)
234,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 130
LD: 130
5,520,000
16(Miss)understoodAyumi Hamasaki
(Miss)understood
1,140,000
(09/27/19)
443,000643,000
(1,285,000)
810,000
(5,400,000)
34,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 30
3,070,000
17RudeboxRobbie Williams
Rudebox
2,600,000
(12/15/19)
49,000111,000
(365,000)
134,000
(890,000)
36,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
2,929,000
18TheMy Chemical Romance
The Black Parade / Living with Ghosts (The 10th Anniversary Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,706,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,706,000
19ModernBob Dylan
Modern Times
2,450,000
(12/14/21)
64,0000
(0)
68,000
(450,000)
23,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
2,605,000
20WeBruce Springsteen
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
2,050,000
(07/07/17)
313,0000
(0)
60,000
(400,000)
56,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 20
2,479,000
21StillRod Stewart
Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time
2,080,000
(11/23/19)
01,000
(3,000)
60,000
(400,000)
146,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 100
LD: 110
2,287,000
22SecretAyumi Hamasaki
Secret
860,000
(09/27/19)
247,000260,000
(520,000)
693,000
(4,620,000)
77,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 70
2,137,000
*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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