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.

 

 

 

Available Lists

All-Time
1940s1940194119421943194419451946194719481949
1950s1950195119521953195419551956195719581959
1960s1960196119621963196419651966196719681969
1970s1970197119721973197419751976197719781979
1980s1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
1990s1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
2000s2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
2010s2010201120122013201420152016201720182019
2020s202020212022

In the following results table, all categories display figures in equivalent album sales. If different, pure sales are listed between parentheses.

If you are on mobile, be aware that detailed sales by format are displayed on larger devices.

#CoverAlbumSales*StreamsTotal CSPC
Studio AlbumsOther LPsPhysical SinglesDigital SinglesEASDaily Increase
1RedTaylor Swift
Red
7,180,000
(05/25/21)
010,000
(33,000)
4,415,000
(29,430,000)
5,592,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 7,940
LD: 6,440
17,197,000
2UnorthodoxBruno Mars
Unorthodox Jukebox
6,825,000
(06/27/19)
012,000
(40,000)
5,261,000
(35,070,000)
4,883,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 2,020
LD: 2,960
16,981,000
3NightImagine Dragons
Night Visions
5,170,000
(09/19/18)
344,0006,000
(20,000)
4,367,000
(29,110,000)
6,470,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 2,180
LD: 2,700
16,357,000
4BornLana Del Rey
Born to Die
5,450,000
(08/24/17)
522,00063,000
(210,000)
2,055,000
(13,700,000)
5,392,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 1,860
LD: 3,240
13,482,000
5TakeOne Direction
Take Me Home
6,300,000
(05/14/17)
1,915,0006,000
(20,000)
1,815,000
(12,100,000)
3,370,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 1,290
LD: 1,650
13,406,000
6OverexposedMaroon 5
Overexposed
3,320,000
(12/02/19)
95,0008,000
(25,000)
5,429,000
(36,200,000)
3,372,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 1,620
LD: 2,270
12,224,000
7TheMacklemore
The Heist
2,800,000
(11/07/17)
021,000
(70,000)
4,938,000
(32,920,000)
4,146,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 1,350
LD: 1,760
11,905,000
8UnapologeticRihanna
Unapologetic
3,700,000
(06/02/21)
49,00021,000
(70,000)
3,651,000
(24,340,000)
4,115,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 2,020
LD: 2,080
11,536,000
9TheP!nk
The Truth About Love
5,450,000
(10/15/17)
341,00024,000
(80,000)
3,111,000
(20,740,000)
2,387,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 850
LD: 1,170
11,313,000
10BelieveJustin Bieber
Believe
3,185,000
(04/27/22)
1,095,00025,000
(83,000)
2,961,000
(19,740,000)
3,185,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 1,250
LD: 1,240
10,451,000
11GoodKendrick Lamar
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
2,950,000
(05/17/22)
00
(0)
1,284,000
(8,560,000)
4,388,000
(05/17/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 384,510
8,622,000
12LivingLinkin Park
Living Things
2,250,000
(06/04/17)
445,0000
(0)
1,125,000
(7,500,000)
1,411,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 530
LD: 710
5,231,000
13BlownCarrie Underwood
Blown Away
2,110,000
(09/09/18)
229,0000
(0)
1,302,000
(8,680,000)
418,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 130
LD: 150
4,059,000
14GirlAlicia Keys
Girl on Fire
1,800,000
(02/03/22)
22,0000
(0)
1,275,000
(8,500,000)
699,000
(02/03/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 28,300
3,796,000
1518Calvin Harris
18 Months
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,700,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,700,000
16channelFrank Ocean
channel ORANGE
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,023,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,023,000
17MerryRod Stewart
Merry Christmas, Baby
2,490,000
(11/23/19)
01,000
(3,000)
75,000
(500,000)
122,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 0
2,688,000
18HalcyonEllie Goulding
Halcyon Days
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,607,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,607,000
19MDNAMadonna
MDNA
1,850,000
(08/20/17)
65,00015,000
(50,000)
394,000
(2,630,000)
219,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 70
2,543,000
20LookingUsher
Looking 4 Myself
850,000
(09/04/17)
00
(0)
1,155,000
(7,700,000)
476,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 120
LD: 140
2,481,000
21AllPassenger
All the Little Lights (Deluxe Version)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,465,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,465,000
22TheThe Lumineers
The Lumineers (Deluxe Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,313,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,313,000
23WildFlo Rida
Wild Ones (Deluxe)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,244,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,244,000
24WreckingBruce Springsteen
Wrecking Ball
1,750,000
(07/07/17)
130,0002,000
(7,000)
98,000
(650,000)
92,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 10
2,072,000
25GlobalPitbull
Global Warming: Meltdown (Deluxe Version)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,024,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,024,000
*Pure sales figures updated on date below studio album sales.
'Av.' stands for Average, 'LD' for Last Day.

4 149 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

1.5K Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
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

1 62 63 64
1.5K
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x