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
1960s1960196119621963196419651966196719681969
1970s1970197119721973197419751976197719781979
1980s1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
1990s1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
2000s2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
2010s2010201120122013201420152016201720182019
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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-WopsBruno Mars
Doo-Wops & Hooligans
8,000,000
(06/27/19)
40,00038,000
(127,000)
8,055,000
(53,700,000)
7,705,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 4,010
LD: 5,040
23,838,000
2TeenageKaty Perry
Teenage Dream
6,910,000
(06/16/19)
80,00088,000
(293,000)
9,878,000
(65,850,000)
5,974,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 2,900
LD: 4,130
22,930,000
3MyJustin Bieber
My Worlds
9,385,000
(04/27/22)
4,195,00082,000
(273,000)
4,485,000
(29,900,000)
4,126,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 3,440
LD: 3,070
22,273,000
4RecoveryEminem
Recovery
8,340,000
(06/22/21)
10,00040,000
(130,000)
6,245,000
(41,630,000)
4,601,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 2,040
LD: 1,890
19,235,000
5LoudRihanna
Loud
6,630,000
(06/02/21)
115,00074,000
(245,000)
5,259,000
(35,060,000)
3,573,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 2,030
LD: 2,100
15,651,000
6SpeakTaylor Swift
Speak Now
6,315,000
(05/25/21)
568,00015,000
(45,000)
2,705,000
(18,030,000)
2,151,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 2,070
LD: 2,030
11,753,000
7HandsMaroon 5
Hands All Over
2,690,000
(12/02/19)
79,00027,000
(90,000)
4,654,000
(31,030,000)
2,176,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 970
LD: 1,250
9,626,000
8RaymondUsher
Raymond v. Raymond
2,100,000
(09/04/17)
338,00024,000
(80,000)
4,095,000
(27,300,000)
1,242,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 500
LD: 810
7,799,000
9TheBlack Eyed Peas
The Beginning
3,100,000
(08/03/17)
057,000
(190,000)
2,903,000
(19,350,000)
945,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 360
LD: 670
7,005,000
10SaleShakira
Sale el Sol
2,610,000
(06/21/18)
220,00027,000
(90,000)
809,000
(5,390,000)
2,272,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 940
LD: 1,770
5,938,000
11ThankDrake
Thank Me Later
2,475,000
(07/02/21)
02,000
(8,000)
1,512,000
(10,080,000)
1,019,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 410
LD: 490
5,008,000
12EuphoriaEnrique Iglesias
Euphoria
1,350,000
(10/11/21)
030,000
(100,000)
2,438,000
(16,250,000)
1,089,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 560
LD: 590
4,907,000
13ALinkin Park
A Thousand Suns
2,700,000
(06/04/17)
16,0000
(0)
885,000
(5,900,000)
696,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 270
LD: 260
4,297,000
14ProgressTake That
Progress
3,290,000
(12/15/19)
73,00018,000
(60,000)
276,000
(1,840,000)
87,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 30
LD: 30
3,744,000
15SoldierSade
Soldier of Love
2,760,000
(07/02/20)
145,0003,000
(10,000)
171,000
(1,140,000)
155,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 50
3,234,000
16PlasticGorillaz
Plastic Beach
1,450,000
(05/08/17)
75,0006,000
(20,000)
330,000
(2,200,000)
1,303,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 550
LD: 1,090
3,164,000
17MyKanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,011,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,011,000
18MichaelMichael Jackson
Michael
2,300,000
(09/27/17)
06,000
(20,000)
434,000
(2,890,000)
202,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 60
2,942,000
19ValleysJimi Hendrix
Valleys of Neptune
765,000
(12/21/21)
1,466,00025,000
(84,000)
27,000
(180,000)
31,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 10
LD: 10
2,314,000
20BurlesqueChristina Aguilera & Cher
Burlesque
1,375,000
(08/30/17)
00
(0)
360,000
(2,400,000)
517,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 200
LD: 190
2,252,000
21SomeJames Blunt
Some Kind of Trouble
1,530,000
(02/05/19)
40,00012,000
(40,000)
248,000
(1,650,000)
193,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 60
2,023,000
22ASelena Gomez & The Scene
A Year Without Rain
1,295,000
(03/22/21)
40,00011,000
(35,000)
429,000
(2,860,000)
238,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 110
LD: 100
2,013,000
*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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