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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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
1xx (Multiply)
Ed Sheeran
9,055,000
(10/29/21)
200,00011,000
(38,000)
5,048,000
(33,660,000)
10,931,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 2,750
LD: 2,590
25,245,000
219891989
Taylor Swift
10,545,000
(11/01/22)
1,021,0009,000
(30,000)
4,880,000
(32,540,000)
7,754,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 7,550
LD: 7,290
24,209,000
3InIn The Lonely Hour
Sam Smith
6,525,000
(10/11/17)
24,0009,000
(30,000)
3,383,000
(22,550,000)
8,075,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 2,080
LD: 3,710
18,015,000
4VV
Maroon 5
2,400,000
(12/02/19)
199,0005,000
(18,000)
4,530,000
(30,200,000)
7,279,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 2,620
LD: 3,270
14,413,000
5MyMy Everything
Ariana Grande
1,960,000
(09/27/21)
83,0007,000
(20,000)
3,995,000
(26,630,000)
6,869,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 2,190
LD: 2,650
12,913,000
6FourFour
One Direction
3,400,000
(05/14/17)
03,000
(10,000)
1,170,000
(7,800,000)
4,097,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 1,510
LD: 2,830
8,670,000
7GhostGhost Stories
Coldplay
3,480,000
(06/07/21)
354,0006,000
(13,000)
1,149,000
(7,660,000)
2,812,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 1,010
LD: 1,200
7,801,000
8SexSex And Love
Enrique Iglesias
1,500,000
(10/11/21)
00
(0)
1,710,000
(11,400,000)
2,299,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 620
LD: 750
5,516,000
9HozierHozier (Special Edition)
Hozier
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
5,155,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
5,155,000
1020142014 Forest Hills Drive
J. Cole
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
4,959,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
4,959,000
11MotionMotion
Calvin Harris
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
4,210,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
4,210,000
12UltraviolenceUltraviolence
Lana Del Rey
1,560,000
(08/05/22)
01,000
(4,000)
355,000
(2,370,000)
2,118,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 2,490
LD: 2,870
4,034,000
13ListenListen Again
David Guetta
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,652,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,652,000
14DreamDream Your Life Away (Deluxe Edition)
Vance Joy
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,539,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,539,000
15SkoolSkool Luv Affair
BTS
1,380,000
(06/16/22)
351,00030,000
(75,000)
269,000
(1,790,000)
1,349,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 830
LD: 840
3,378,000
1610001000 Forms Of Fear (Deluxe Version)
Sia
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,342,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,342,000
17RockRock or Bust
AC/DC
3,010,000
(02/20/18)
03,000
(10,000)
59,000
(390,000)
265,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 100
LD: 90
3,337,000
18XscapeXscape
Michael Jackson
1,750,000
(09/27/17)
00
(0)
644,000
(4,290,000)
861,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 270
LD: 930
3,255,000
19TheThe Pinkprint (Deluxe Edition)
Nicki Minaj
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,232,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,232,000
20QueenQueen Of The Clouds (Blueprint Edition)
Tove Lo
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,080,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,080,000
21Fórmula,Fórmula, Vol. 2 (Deluxe Edition) [Clean Version]
Romeo Santos
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,038,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,038,000
22TheThe Endless River
Pink Floyd
2,650,000
(06/18/17)
00
(0)
90,000
(600,000)
230,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 60
LD: 30
2,970,000
23ChaosChaos And The Calm (Deluxe Edition)
James Bay
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,852,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,852,000
24ShakiraShakira
Shakira
860,000
(06/21/18)
06,000
(20,000)
549,000
(3,660,000)
1,209,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 340
LD: 610
2,624,000
25PrayerPrayer
Robin Schulz
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,557,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,557,000
26GlobalizationGlobalization
Pitbull
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,282,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,282,000
27DarkDark & Wild
BTS
655,000
(06/16/22)
207,00035,000
(88,000)
214,000
(1,430,000)
1,088,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 670
LD: 640
2,199,000
28SonicSonic Highways
Foo Fighters
1,550,000
(10/10/17)
100,0000
(0)
158,000
(1,050,000)
287,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 70
LD: 40
2,095,000
2955 Seconds Of Summer (Deluxe)
5 Seconds of Summer
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,070,000
(11/28/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,070,000
*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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