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
1Doo-WopsDoo-Wops & Hooligans
Bruno Mars
8,000,000
(06/27/19)
40,00038,000
(127,000)
8,055,000
(53,700,000)
8,509,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 4,150
LD: 5,160
24,642,000
2TeenageTeenage Dream
Katy Perry
6,910,000
(06/16/19)
80,00088,000
(293,000)
9,878,000
(65,850,000)
6,654,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 3,080
LD: 4,640
23,610,000
3MyMy Worlds
Justin Bieber
9,385,000
(04/27/22)
4,195,00082,000
(273,000)
4,485,000
(29,900,000)
4,595,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 3,130
LD: 2,800
22,742,000
4RecoveryRecovery
Eminem
8,340,000
(06/22/21)
10,00039,000
(130,000)
6,245,000
(41,630,000)
4,947,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 2,090
LD: 2,290
19,581,000
5LoudLoud
Rihanna
6,630,000
(06/02/21)
115,00074,000
(245,000)
5,259,000
(35,060,000)
3,896,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 2,050
LD: 2,160
15,974,000
6SpeakSpeak Now
Taylor Swift
6,355,000
(11/01/22)
324,00014,000
(45,000)
2,777,000
(18,520,000)
2,833,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 3,490
LD: 3,450
12,303,000
7HandsHands All Over
Maroon 5
2,690,000
(12/02/19)
79,00027,000
(90,000)
4,654,000
(31,030,000)
2,363,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 1,000
LD: 1,210
9,813,000
8RaymondRaymond v. Raymond
Usher
2,100,000
(09/04/17)
338,00024,000
(80,000)
4,095,000
(27,300,000)
1,356,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 520
LD: 640
7,913,000
9TheThe Beginning
Black Eyed Peas
3,100,000
(08/03/17)
057,000
(190,000)
2,903,000
(19,350,000)
1,042,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 380
LD: 570
7,102,000
10SaleSale el Sol
Shakira
2,610,000
(06/21/18)
220,00027,000
(90,000)
809,000
(5,390,000)
2,514,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 1,000
LD: 2,570
6,180,000
11ThankThank Me Later
Drake
2,475,000
(07/02/21)
02,000
(8,000)
1,512,000
(10,080,000)
1,096,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 440
LD: 490
5,085,000
12EuphoriaEuphoria
Enrique Iglesias
1,350,000
(10/11/21)
030,000
(100,000)
2,438,000
(16,250,000)
1,184,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 580
LD: 610
5,002,000
13AA Thousand Suns
Linkin Park
2,700,000
(06/04/17)
16,0000
(0)
885,000
(5,900,000)
741,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 280
LD: 270
4,342,000
14ProgressProgress
Take That
3,290,000
(12/15/19)
73,00018,000
(60,000)
276,000
(1,840,000)
91,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 30
3,748,000
15PlasticPlastic Beach
Gorillaz
1,450,000
(05/08/17)
75,0006,000
(20,000)
330,000
(2,200,000)
1,470,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 590
LD: 970
3,331,000
16MyMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kanye West
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,315,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,315,000
17SoldierSoldier of Love
Sade
2,760,000
(07/02/20)
145,0003,000
(10,000)
171,000
(1,140,000)
162,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 50
3,241,000
18MichaelMichael
Michael Jackson
2,300,000
(09/27/17)
06,000
(20,000)
434,000
(2,890,000)
209,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 50
2,949,000
19ValleysValleys of Neptune
Jimi Hendrix
765,000
(12/21/21)
1,466,00025,000
(84,000)
27,000
(180,000)
32,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
2,315,000
20BurlesqueBurlesque
Christina Aguilera & Cher
1,375,000
(08/30/17)
00
(0)
360,000
(2,400,000)
547,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 200
LD: 180
2,282,000
21SomeSome Kind of Trouble
James Blunt
1,530,000
(02/05/19)
40,00012,000
(40,000)
248,000
(1,650,000)
203,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 60
2,033,000
22AA Year Without Rain
Selena Gomez & The Scene
1,295,000
(03/22/21)
40,00011,000
(35,000)
429,000
(2,860,000)
257,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 110
LD: 120
2,032,000
*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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