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
1GoodGood Girl Gone Bad
Rihanna
9,115,000
(06/02/21)
482,000239,000
(1,275,000)
7,749,000
(51,660,000)
4,809,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 2,700
LD: 3,020
22,394,000
2MinutesMinutes To Midnight
Linkin Park
7,800,000
(06/04/17)
380,00072,000
(240,000)
2,655,000
(17,700,000)
2,259,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 900
LD: 1,200
13,166,000
3TheThe Best Damn Thing
Avril Lavigne
5,660,000
(02/10/18)
114,000192,000
(640,000)
2,873,000
(19,150,000)
1,371,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 580
LD: 620
10,210,000
4AsAs I Am
Alicia Keys
6,400,000
(02/03/22)
110,000135,000
(450,000)
2,130,000
(14,200,000)
1,144,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 440
LD: 400
9,919,000
5CallCall Me Irresponsible
Michael Bublé
7,200,000
(03/02/22)
366,00066,000
(220,000)
1,140,000
(7,600,000)
604,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 240
LD: 310
9,376,000
6HighHigh School Musical 2
High School Musical
6,600,000
(09/06/17)
828,000153,000
(510,000)
758,000
(5,050,000)
987,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 400
LD: 390
9,326,000
7ItIt Won't Be Soon Before Long
Maroon 5
4,690,000
(12/02/19)
104,00070,000
(230,000)
2,453,000
(16,350,000)
949,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 400
LD: 430
8,265,000
8HannahHannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus
4,235,000
(12/07/20)
1,367,00013,000
(40,000)
1,256,000
(8,370,000)
393,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 190
LD: 180
7,263,000
9LongLong Road Out Of Eden
Eagles
6,025,000
(12/20/17)
6,0000
(0)
60,000
(400,000)
89,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 30
6,180,000
10CarnivalCarnival Ride
Carrie Underwood
3,790,000
(09/09/18)
124,0000
(0)
1,547,000
(10,310,000)
294,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 100
LD: 110
5,755,000
11Echoes,Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Foo Fighters
2,925,000
(10/10/17)
830,00033,000
(110,000)
780,000
(5,200,000)
958,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 360
LD: 400
5,526,000
12FavouriteFavourite Worst Nightmare
Arctic Monkeys
2,170,000
(10/24/22)
119,00052,000
(168,000)
388,000
(2,590,000)
2,750,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 2,950
LD: 2,630
5,479,000
13BlackoutBlackout
Britney Spears
2,475,000
(04/28/19)
185,00066,000
(220,000)
1,638,000
(10,920,000)
978,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 530
LD: 620
5,342,000
14AllAll the Lost Souls
James Blunt
3,910,000
(02/05/19)
76,00090,000
(300,000)
600,000
(4,000,000)
585,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 220
LD: 230
5,261,000
15NotNot Too Late
Norah Jones
4,400,000
(01/16/22)
14,0000
(0)
180,000
(1,200,000)
135,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 50
4,729,000
16GraduationGraduation (Alternative Business Partners)
Kanye West
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
4,093,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
4,093,000
17TakingTaking Chances
Céline Dion
3,400,000
(09/28/21)
205,00030,000
(100,000)
315,000
(2,100,000)
88,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 20
4,038,000
18LostLost Highway
Bon Jovi
3,100,000
(01/28/22)
112,00045,000
(150,000)
270,000
(1,800,000)
80,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 30
3,607,000
19InsomniacInsomniac
Enrique Iglesias
1,450,000
(10/11/21)
370,000165,000
(550,000)
788,000
(5,250,000)
345,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 150
LD: 130
3,118,000
20MagicMagic
Bruce Springsteen
2,750,000
(07/07/17)
150,0008,000
(27,000)
75,000
(500,000)
75,000
(11/26/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 20
3,058,000
*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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