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
1980s1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
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
1TheBlack Eyed Peas
The E.N.D.
9,050,000
(08/03/17)
0174,000
(580,000)
7,785,000
(51,900,000)
2,470,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 1,050
LD: 920
19,479,000
2CrazyMichael Bublé
Crazy Love
8,650,000
(03/02/22)
124,00027,000
(90,000)
1,305,000
(8,700,000)
612,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 200
LD: 200
10,718,000
3RelapseEminem
Relapse
4,480,000
(06/22/21)
10,000-849,000
(76,000)
3,062,000
(20,410,000)
1,680,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 750
LD: 760
8,383,000
4RatedRihanna
Rated R
3,360,000
(06/02/21)
147,00052,000
(170,000)
2,687,000
(17,910,000)
1,204,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 610
LD: 660
7,449,000
5TheAlicia Keys
The Element of Freedom
4,000,000
(02/03/22)
18,00015,000
(50,000)
1,500,000
(10,000,000)
704,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 250
LD: 250
6,237,000
621stGreen Day
21st Century Breakdown
3,800,000
(03/11/17)
229,00021,000
(70,000)
1,260,000
(8,400,000)
856,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 320
LD: 440
6,166,000
7HannahMiley Cyrus
Hannah Montana: The Movie
3,515,000
(12/07/20)
44,00011,000
(35,000)
1,464,000
(9,760,000)
907,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 480
LD: 530
5,941,000
8TheMiley Cyrus
The Time of Our Lives
2,485,000
(12/07/20)
46,0009,000
(30,000)
1,752,000
(11,680,000)
1,564,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 900
LD: 970
5,856,000
9NoU2
No Line On The Horizon
4,400,000
(09/18/21)
46,00030,000
(100,000)
390,000
(2,600,000)
118,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 30
4,984,000
10PlayCarrie Underwood
Play On
2,580,000
(09/09/18)
112,0000
(0)
1,248,000
(8,320,000)
270,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 100
LD: 120
4,210,000
11SheShakira
She Wolf
1,780,000
(06/21/18)
325,00039,000
(130,000)
1,041,000
(6,940,000)
638,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 270
LD: 460
3,823,000
12AllKelly Clarkson
All I Ever Wanted
1,750,000
(05/23/18)
129,00036,000
(120,000)
1,446,000
(9,640,000)
388,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 160
LD: 210
3,749,000
13SoDrake
So Far Gone
990,000
(07/02/21)
01,000
(3,000)
1,080,000
(7,200,000)
918,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 480
LD: 540
2,989,000
14IWhitney Houston
I Look To You
2,400,000
(05/04/17)
38,00023,000
(77,000)
300,000
(2,000,000)
187,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 70
LD: 80
2,948,000
15RealityRobbie Williams
Reality Killed the Video Star
2,380,000
(12/15/19)
72,00039,000
(130,000)
224,000
(1,490,000)
53,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
2,768,000
16TheNorah Jones
The Fall
2,200,000
(01/16/22)
00
(0)
270,000
(1,800,000)
178,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 50
2,648,000
17KissSelena Gomez & The Scene
Kiss & Tell
1,430,000
(03/22/21)
43,0006,000
(20,000)
788,000
(5,250,000)
308,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 140
LD: 150
2,575,000
18ManKid Cudi
Man On The Moon: The End Of Day
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,322,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,322,000
19OneDavid Guetta
One More Love (Deluxe)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,209,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,209,000
20TheBon Jovi
The Circle
1,750,000
(01/28/22)
126,00030,000
(100,000)
210,000
(1,400,000)
66,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 20
2,182,000
21WorkingBruce Springsteen
Working on a Dream
1,950,000
(07/07/17)
63,0005,000
(17,000)
120,000
(800,000)
42,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
2,180,000
22MemoirsMariah Carey
Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel
1,050,000
(04/28/17)
09,000
(30,000)
690,000
(4,600,000)
340,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 150
LD: 190
2,089,000
*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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