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
2020s202020212022

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
1RedTaylor Swift
Red
7,230,000
(07/27/22)
1,507,00010,000
(33,000)
4,508,000
(30,060,000)
6,413,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 6,610
LD: 0
19,668,000
2UnorthodoxBruno Mars
Unorthodox Jukebox
6,825,000
(06/27/19)
012,000
(40,000)
5,261,000
(35,070,000)
5,144,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 2,080
LD: 0
17,242,000
3NightImagine Dragons
Night Visions
5,170,000
(09/19/18)
344,0006,000
(20,000)
4,367,000
(29,110,000)
6,722,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 2,210
LD: 0
16,609,000
4BornLana Del Rey
Born to Die
6,240,000
(08/05/22)
751,00063,000
(201,000)
2,324,000
(15,500,000)
5,998,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 4,790
LD: 0
15,376,000
5TakeOne Direction
Take Me Home
6,300,000
(05/14/17)
1,915,0006,000
(20,000)
1,815,000
(12,100,000)
3,512,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 1,310
LD: 0
13,548,000
6OverexposedMaroon 5
Overexposed
3,320,000
(12/02/19)
95,0008,000
(25,000)
5,429,000
(36,200,000)
3,571,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 1,670
LD: 0
12,423,000
7TheMacklemore
The Heist
2,800,000
(11/07/17)
021,000
(70,000)
4,938,000
(32,920,000)
4,306,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 1,370
LD: 0
12,065,000
8TheP!nk
The Truth About Love
5,675,000
(06/23/22)
375,00027,000
(85,000)
3,125,000
(20,830,000)
2,716,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 1,180
LD: 0
11,917,000
9UnapologeticRihanna
Unapologetic
3,700,000
(06/02/21)
49,00021,000
(70,000)
3,651,000
(24,340,000)
4,307,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 2,040
LD: 0
11,728,000
10BelieveJustin Bieber
Believe
3,185,000
(04/27/22)
1,095,00025,000
(83,000)
2,961,000
(19,740,000)
3,294,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 1,210
LD: 0
10,560,000
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: 160,940
8,622,000
12LivingLinkin Park
Living Things
2,250,000
(06/04/17)
445,0000
(0)
1,125,000
(7,500,000)
1,473,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 540
LD: 0
5,293,000
13BlownCarrie Underwood
Blown Away
2,110,000
(09/09/18)
229,0000
(0)
1,302,000
(8,680,000)
431,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 130
LD: 0
4,072,000
1418Calvin Harris
18 Months
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,848,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,848,000
15GirlAlicia 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: 23,280
3,796,000
16channelFrank Ocean
channel ORANGE
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,206,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,206,000
17MerryRod Stewart
Merry Christmas, Baby
2,490,000
(11/23/19)
01,000
(3,000)
75,000
(500,000)
122,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 0
2,688,000
18HalcyonEllie Goulding
Halcyon Days
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,675,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,675,000
19AllPassenger
All the Little Lights (Deluxe Version)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,551,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,551,000
20MDNAMadonna
MDNA
1,850,000
(08/20/17)
65,00015,000
(50,000)
394,000
(2,630,000)
225,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 0
2,549,000
21LookingUsher
Looking 4 Myself
850,000
(09/04/17)
00
(0)
1,155,000
(7,700,000)
488,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 120
LD: 0
2,493,000
22TheThe Lumineers
The Lumineers (Deluxe Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,417,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,417,000
23WildFlo Rida
Wild Ones (Deluxe)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,341,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,341,000
24GlobalPitbull
Global Warming: Meltdown (Deluxe Version)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,127,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,127,000
25WreckingBruce Springsteen
Wrecking Ball
1,750,000
(07/07/17)
130,0002,000
(7,000)
98,000
(650,000)
93,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 20
LD: 0
2,073,000
26PinkNicki Minaj
Pink Friday ... Roman Reloaded (Deluxe Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,023,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,023,000
27Somefun.
Some Nights (Deluxe)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,007,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,007,000
*Pure sales figures updated on date below studio album sales.
'Av.' stands for Average, 'LD' for Last Day.

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matt

Why is “My Dear Melancholy” by The Weeknd on the 2020 list when it’s a 2018 EP? It has been for a while…

Mikko

A large number of artists have died from drugs or suicide. Only Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan have remained in working order.
Good role models for young artists. For some artists, death has been good commercially. Fans can be happy.

iilumight

Hi,I was wondering what happened to relapseby eminem, before the new EAS formula it was at 9,248,000 and now it has dissapeared from the list. If I go to Eminem albums and song sales page it says only 8,425,000 but if you add the numbers in the columns up it should either be around 8,982,000 (verified streams) or 9,297,000 (auto update).

KantClark

MJD, you could do a Olivia Newton-John’s article due her passing. It would be interesting to see.

Alexis

Hello there, when are Nicki Minaj sales going to be updated?

Ver

Can you update Demi Lovato?

stin

why does justin bieber’s justice have -57,000 by its physical singles?

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