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
1FrozenVarious Artists
Frozen
10,900,000
(10/08/21)
1,100,0000
(0)
4,341,000
(28,940,000)
4,443,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,800
LD: 1,780
20,784,000
2PrismKaty Perry
Prism
4,230,000
(06/16/19)
76,00012,000
(40,000)
4,116,000
(27,440,000)
4,187,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,460
LD: 1,920
12,621,000
3TheEminem
The Marshall Mathers LP 2
4,770,000
(06/22/21)
10,0008,000
(25,000)
3,060,000
(20,400,000)
4,049,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,240
LD: 1,160
11,897,000
4MidnightOne Direction
Midnight Memories
5,250,000
(05/14/17)
604,0008,000
(27,000)
1,875,000
(12,500,000)
3,915,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,500
LD: 2,010
11,652,000
5AMArctic Monkeys
AM
2,890,000
(05/14/18)
05,000
(17,000)
729,000
(4,860,000)
6,045,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 2,630
LD: 4,100
9,669,000
6PureLorde
Pure Heroine
3,100,000
(06/22/17)
100,0000
(0)
2,640,000
(17,600,000)
3,632,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,150
LD: 1,370
9,472,000
7TrueAvicii
True
1,970,000
(04/25/18)
117,00030,000
(100,000)
2,904,000
(19,360,000)
4,360,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,560
LD: 1,800
9,381,000
8BeyoncéBeyoncé
Beyoncé
3,880,000
(05/02/18)
00
(0)
1,757,000
(11,710,000)
3,419,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 920
LD: 1,130
9,056,000
9NothingDrake
Nothing Was the Same
2,510,000
(07/02/21)
7,0000
(0)
2,024,000
(13,490,000)
3,671,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,200
LD: 1,300
8,212,000
10TheJustin Timberlake
The 20/20 Experience
3,800,000
(02/09/18)
285,0003,000
(10,000)
1,829,000
(12,190,000)
1,468,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 460
LD: 490
7,385,000
11BangerzMiley Cyrus
Bangerz
2,095,000
(12/07/20)
84,0009,000
(28,000)
2,339,000
(15,590,000)
2,587,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 920
LD: 910
7,113,000
12ArtpopLady Gaga
Artpop
2,135,000
(12/22/20)
20,00021,000
(70,000)
1,236,000
(8,240,000)
1,134,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 460
LD: 460
4,546,000
13#willpowerWill.i.am
#willpower
600,000
(07/20/17)
06,000
(20,000)
2,415,000
(16,100,000)
1,510,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 440
LD: 680
4,531,000
14DemiDemi Lovato
Demi
1,160,000
(10/09/18)
01,000
(3,000)
1,169,000
(7,790,000)
2,019,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 770
LD: 830
4,349,000
15ToMichael Bublé
To Be Loved
3,300,000
(03/02/22)
20,0000
(0)
330,000
(2,200,000)
524,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 160
LD: 170
4,174,000
16YoursAriana Grande
Yours Truly
1,115,000
(09/27/21)
11,0003,000
(10,000)
1,034,000
(6,890,000)
1,660,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 670
LD: 550
3,823,000
17TheJustin Timberlake
The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2
1,400,000
(02/09/18)
285,0001,000
(3,000)
668,000
(4,450,000)
607,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 130
LD: 100
2,961,000
18NativeOneRepublic
Native (Deluxe)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,932,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,932,000
19IThe Neighbourhood
I Love You.
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,624,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,624,000
20StarsSelena Gomez
Stars Dance
805,000
(03/22/21)
56,0003,000
(5,000)
825,000
(5,500,000)
892,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 300
LD: 270
2,581,000
21MoonJames Blunt
Moon Landing
1,410,000
(02/05/19)
40,00015,000
(50,000)
500,000
(3,330,000)
580,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 170
LD: 190
2,545,000
22LoveJohn Legend
Love In The Future (Expanded Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,503,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,503,000
23TattoosJason Derulo
Tattoos (Deluxe Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,462,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,462,000
24VesselTwenty One Pilots
Vessel
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,430,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,430,000
25BadBastille
Bad Blood (The Extended Cut)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,321,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,321,000
26SwingsRobbie Williams
Swings Both Ways
1,920,000
(12/15/19)
85,0004,000
(12,000)
96,000
(640,000)
158,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 30
2,263,000
27SettleDisclosure
Settle (Special Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,179,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,179,000
28TheThe 1975
The 1975 (Deluxe)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,144,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,144,000
29BornJ. Cole
Born Sinner (Deluxe Version)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,068,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,068,000
30AvrilAvril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne
740,000
(02/10/18)
06,000
(20,000)
593,000
(3,950,000)
698,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 260
LD: 280
2,037,000
*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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