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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1950s1950195119521953195419551956195719581959
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1970s1970197119721973197419751976197719781979
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1990s1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
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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
1GoodRihanna
Good Girl Gone Bad
9,115,000
(06/02/21)
482,000239,000
(1,275,000)
7,749,000
(51,660,000)
4,355,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 2,600
LD: 2,810
21,940,000
2MinutesLinkin Park
Minutes To Midnight
7,800,000
(06/04/17)
380,00072,000
(240,000)
2,655,000
(17,700,000)
2,067,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 870
LD: 1,050
12,974,000
3TheAvril Lavigne
The Best Damn Thing
5,660,000
(02/10/18)
114,000192,000
(640,000)
2,873,000
(19,150,000)
1,263,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 570
LD: 720
10,102,000
4AsAlicia Keys
As I Am
6,400,000
(02/03/22)
110,000135,000
(450,000)
2,130,000
(14,200,000)
1,077,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 460
LD: 420
9,852,000
5CallMichael Bublé
Call Me Irresponsible
7,200,000
(03/02/22)
366,00066,000
(220,000)
1,140,000
(7,600,000)
565,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 220
LD: 220
9,337,000
6HighHigh School Musical
High School Musical 2
6,600,000
(09/06/17)
828,000153,000
(510,000)
758,000
(5,050,000)
916,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 400
LD: 430
9,255,000
7ItMaroon 5
It Won't Be Soon Before Long
4,690,000
(12/02/19)
104,00070,000
(230,000)
2,453,000
(16,350,000)
882,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 390
LD: 400
8,198,000
8HannahMiley Cyrus
Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus
4,235,000
(12/07/20)
1,367,00013,000
(40,000)
1,256,000
(8,370,000)
361,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 190
LD: 200
7,231,000
9LongEagles
Long Road Out Of Eden
6,025,000
(12/20/17)
6,0000
(0)
60,000
(400,000)
84,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 40
6,175,000
10CarnivalCarrie Underwood
Carnival Ride
3,790,000
(09/09/18)
124,0000
(0)
1,547,000
(10,310,000)
273,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 100
LD: 130
5,734,000
11Echoes,Foo Fighters
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
2,925,000
(10/10/17)
830,00033,000
(110,000)
780,000
(5,200,000)
891,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 350
LD: 400
5,459,000
12BlackoutBritney Spears
Blackout
2,475,000
(04/28/19)
185,00066,000
(220,000)
1,638,000
(10,920,000)
879,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 510
LD: 710
5,243,000
13AllJames Blunt
All the Lost Souls
3,910,000
(02/05/19)
76,00090,000
(300,000)
600,000
(4,000,000)
547,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 220
LD: 250
5,223,000
14FavouriteArctic Monkeys
Favourite Worst Nightmare
2,020,000
(05/14/18)
53,00036,000
(120,000)
446,000
(2,970,000)
2,444,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,220
LD: 2,380
4,999,000
15NotNorah Jones
Not Too Late
4,400,000
(01/16/22)
14,0000
(0)
180,000
(1,200,000)
128,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 40
4,722,000
16TakingCéline Dion
Taking Chances
3,400,000
(09/28/21)
205,00030,000
(100,000)
315,000
(2,100,000)
84,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 20
4,034,000
17LostBon Jovi
Lost Highway
3,100,000
(01/28/22)
112,00045,000
(150,000)
270,000
(1,800,000)
75,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 40
3,602,000
18GraduationKanye West
Graduation (Alternative Business Partners)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,597,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,597,000
19InsomniacEnrique Iglesias
Insomniac
1,450,000
(10/11/21)
370,000165,000
(550,000)
788,000
(5,250,000)
321,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 140
LD: 160
3,094,000
20MagicBruce Springsteen
Magic
2,750,000
(07/07/17)
150,0008,000
(27,000)
75,000
(500,000)
72,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 30
3,055,000
*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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