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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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
1FrozenFrozen
Various Artists
10,900,000
(10/08/21)
1,100,0000
(0)
4,341,000
(28,940,000)
4,728,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 1,810
LD: 1,770
21,069,000
2PrismPrism
Katy Perry
4,230,000
(06/16/19)
76,00012,000
(40,000)
4,116,000
(27,440,000)
4,507,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 1,540
LD: 2,370
12,941,000
3TheThe Marshall Mathers LP 2
Eminem
4,770,000
(06/22/21)
10,0008,000
(25,000)
3,060,000
(20,400,000)
4,245,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 1,240
LD: 1,300
12,093,000
4MidnightMidnight Memories
One Direction
5,250,000
(05/14/17)
604,0008,000
(27,000)
1,875,000
(12,500,000)
4,272,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 1,560
LD: 2,630
12,009,000
5AMAM
Arctic Monkeys
3,705,000
(10/24/22)
116,00012,000
(42,000)
706,000
(4,710,000)
6,794,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 7,530
LD: 7,420
11,333,000
6PurePure Heroine
Lorde
3,100,000
(06/22/17)
100,0000
(0)
2,640,000
(17,600,000)
3,864,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 1,180
LD: 1,510
9,704,000
7TrueTrue
Avicii
1,970,000
(04/25/18)
117,00030,000
(100,000)
2,904,000
(19,360,000)
4,637,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 1,580
LD: 1,750
9,658,000
8BeyoncéBeyoncé
Beyoncé
3,930,000
(07/16/22)
115,0000
(0)
1,629,000
(10,860,000)
3,668,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 930
LD: 820
9,342,000
9NothingNothing Was the Same
Drake
2,510,000
(07/02/21)
7,0000
(0)
2,024,000
(13,490,000)
3,870,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 1,220
LD: 1,280
8,411,000
10TheThe 20/20 Experience
Justin Timberlake
3,800,000
(02/09/18)
285,0003,000
(10,000)
1,829,000
(12,190,000)
1,541,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 460
LD: 440
7,458,000
11BangerzBangerz
Miley Cyrus
2,095,000
(12/07/20)
84,0009,000
(28,000)
2,339,000
(15,590,000)
2,721,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 910
LD: 840
7,247,000
12ArtpopArtpop
Lady Gaga
2,135,000
(12/22/20)
20,00021,000
(70,000)
1,236,000
(8,240,000)
1,209,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 470
LD: 500
4,621,000
13#willpower#willpower
Will.i.am
600,000
(07/20/17)
06,000
(20,000)
2,415,000
(16,100,000)
1,600,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 450
LD: 520
4,621,000
14DemiDemi
Demi Lovato
1,160,000
(10/09/18)
01,000
(3,000)
1,169,000
(7,790,000)
2,144,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 770
LD: 780
4,474,000
15ToTo Be Loved
Michael Bublé
3,300,000
(03/02/22)
20,0000
(0)
330,000
(2,200,000)
551,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 170
LD: 170
4,201,000
16YoursYours Truly
Ariana Grande
1,115,000
(09/27/21)
11,0004,000
(10,000)
1,034,000
(6,890,000)
1,770,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 680
LD: 990
3,933,000
17NativeNative (Deluxe)
OneRepublic
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,166,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,166,000
18II Love You.
The Neighbourhood
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,088,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,088,000
19TheThe 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2
Justin Timberlake
1,400,000
(02/09/18)
285,0001,000
(3,000)
668,000
(4,450,000)
622,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 130
LD: 80
2,976,000
20LoveLove In The Future (Expanded Edition)
John Legend
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,641,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,641,000
21StarsStars Dance
Selena Gomez
805,000
(03/22/21)
56,0003,000
(5,000)
825,000
(5,500,000)
936,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 300
LD: 260
2,625,000
22MoonMoon Landing
James Blunt
1,410,000
(02/05/19)
40,00015,000
(50,000)
500,000
(3,330,000)
608,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 170
LD: 160
2,573,000
23TattoosTattoos (Deluxe Edition)
Jason Derulo
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,559,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,559,000
24VesselVessel (with Bonus Tracks)
Twenty One Pilots
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,556,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,556,000
25BadBad Blood (The Extended Cut)
Bastille
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,453,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,453,000
26LONG.LIVE.A$APLONG.LIVE.A$AP (Deluxe Version)
A$AP Rocky
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,333,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,333,000
27SettleSettle (Special Edition)
Disclosure
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,308,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,308,000
28BornBorn Sinner (Deluxe Version)
J. Cole
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,275,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,275,000
29SwingsSwings Both Ways
Robbie Williams
1,920,000
(12/15/19)
85,0004,000
(12,000)
96,000
(640,000)
164,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 30
2,269,000
30TheThe 1975 (Deluxe)
The 1975
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,267,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,267,000
31RandomRandom Access Memories
Daft Punk
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,116,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,116,000
32LongLong Way Down (Deluxe)
Tom Odell
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,109,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,109,000
33AvrilAvril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne
740,000
(02/10/18)
06,000
(20,000)
593,000
(3,950,000)
740,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 260
LD: 230
2,079,000
34SadnecessarySadnecessary
Milky Chance
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,025,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,025,000
35BecauseBecause the Internet
Childish Gambino
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,021,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,021,000
36YeezusYeezus
Kanye West
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,005,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,005,000
*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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