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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All-Time
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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
1xEd Sheeran
x (Multiply)
9,055,000
(10/29/21)
200,00011,000
(38,000)
5,048,000
(33,660,000)
10,506,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 2,780
LD: 2,650
24,820,000
21989Taylor Swift
1989
10,400,000
(05/25/21)
680,0009,000
(30,000)
4,734,000
(31,560,000)
5,951,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 5,040
LD: 5,780
21,774,000
3InSam Smith
In The Lonely Hour
6,525,000
(10/11/17)
24,0009,000
(30,000)
3,383,000
(22,550,000)
7,531,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,950
LD: 2,510
17,472,000
4VMaroon 5
V
2,400,000
(12/02/19)
199,0005,000
(18,000)
4,530,000
(30,200,000)
6,808,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 2,550
LD: 3,110
13,942,000
5MyAriana Grande
My Everything
1,960,000
(09/27/21)
83,0006,000
(20,000)
3,995,000
(26,630,000)
6,489,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 2,050
LD: 2,180
12,533,000
6FourOne Direction
Four
3,400,000
(05/14/17)
03,000
(10,000)
1,170,000
(7,800,000)
3,669,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,400
LD: 2,610
8,242,000
7GhostColdplay
Ghost Stories
3,480,000
(06/07/21)
354,0006,000
(13,000)
1,149,000
(7,660,000)
2,618,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 910
LD: 980
7,607,000
8SexEnrique Iglesias
Sex And Love
1,500,000
(10/11/21)
00
(0)
1,710,000
(11,400,000)
2,212,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 660
LD: 730
5,429,000
9HozierHozier
Hozier (Special Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
4,819,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
4,819,000
102014J. Cole
2014 Forest Hills Drive
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
4,527,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
4,527,000
11MotionCalvin Harris
Motion
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,974,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,974,000
12ListenDavid Guetta
Listen Again
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,530,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,530,000
13UltraviolenceLana Del Rey
Ultraviolence
1,450,000
(08/24/17)
00
(0)
300,000
(2,000,000)
1,727,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 640
LD: 1,670
3,477,000
14RockAC/DC
Rock or Bust
3,010,000
(02/20/18)
03,000
(10,000)
59,000
(390,000)
252,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 100
LD: 90
3,324,000
15DreamVance Joy
Dream Your Life Away (Deluxe Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,306,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,306,000
16SkoolBTS
Skool Luv Affair
1,380,000
(06/16/22)
351,00030,000
(75,000)
269,000
(1,790,000)
1,221,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,080
LD: 930
3,251,000
171000Sia
1000 Forms Of Fear (Deluxe Version)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,180,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,180,000
18XscapeMichael Jackson
Xscape
1,750,000
(09/27/17)
00
(0)
644,000
(4,290,000)
756,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 230
LD: 290
3,150,000
19TheNicki Minaj
The Pinkprint (Deluxe Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,079,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,079,000
20ThePink Floyd
The Endless River
2,650,000
(06/18/17)
00
(0)
90,000
(600,000)
225,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 30
2,965,000
21QueenTove Lo
Queen Of The Clouds (Blueprint Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,923,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,923,000
22Fórmula,Romeo Santos
Fórmula, Vol. 2 (Deluxe Edition) [Clean Version]
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,819,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,819,000
23ChaosJames Bay
Chaos And The Calm (Deluxe Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,747,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,747,000
24ShakiraShakira
Shakira
860,000
(06/21/18)
06,000
(20,000)
549,000
(3,660,000)
1,100,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 300
LD: 740
2,515,000
25PrayerRobin Schulz
Prayer
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,434,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,434,000
26GlobalizationPitbull
Globalization
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,139,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,139,000
27DarkBTS
Dark & Wild
655,000
(06/16/22)
207,00035,000
(88,000)
214,000
(1,430,000)
987,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,000
LD: 800
2,098,000
28SonicFoo Fighters
Sonic Highways
1,550,000
(10/10/17)
100,0000
(0)
158,000
(1,050,000)
279,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 70
LD: 50
2,087,000
*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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