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
125Adele
25
20,935,000
(06/21/22)
41,0000
(0)
2,850,000
(19,000,000)
6,432,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 3,370
LD: 2,490
30,258,000
2PurposeJustin Bieber
Purpose
4,740,000
(04/27/22)
15,00025,000
(80,000)
3,539,000
(23,590,000)
12,405,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 3,170
LD: 2,950
20,723,000
3BeautyThe Weeknd
Beauty Behind the Madness
2,245,000
(09/26/20)
2,000109,000
(24,000)
2,628,000
(17,520,000)
7,679,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 3,040
LD: 3,200
12,663,000
4HamiltonBroadway cast of Hamilton
Hamilton
2,488,000
(12/30/21)
446,0000
(0)
282,000
(1,880,000)
6,534,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 2,770
LD: 2,360
9,750,000
5AColdplay
A Head Full Of Dreams
3,660,000
(06/07/21)
86,0000
(0)
1,097,000
(7,310,000)
4,335,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,710
LD: 1,760
9,178,000
6MadeOne Direction
Made in the A.M.
2,700,000
(05/14/17)
00
(0)
1,095,000
(7,300,000)
4,455,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,510
LD: 1,780
8,250,000
7HandwrittenShawn Mendes
Handwritten
900,000
(10/08/19)
71,0000
(0)
1,428,000
(9,520,000)
4,691,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,420
LD: 690
7,090,000
8BlurryfaceTwenty One Pilots
Blurryface
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
6,524,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
6,524,000
9SmokeImagine Dragons
Smoke + Mirrors
1,390,000
(09/19/18)
23,0001,000
(3,000)
702,000
(4,680,000)
3,301,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,110
LD: 1,140
5,417,000
10IfDrake
If You're Reading This It's Too Late
1,705,000
(07/02/21)
00
(0)
636,000
(4,240,000)
3,042,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 790
LD: 820
5,383,000
11RevivalSelena Gomez
Revival
815,000
(03/22/21)
00
(0)
1,041,000
(6,940,000)
3,251,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 680
LD: 620
5,107,000
12TheBTS
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 1
865,000
(06/16/22)
1,545,00065,000
(165,000)
415,000
(2,770,000)
1,862,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,250
LD: 1,080
4,752,000
13StoriesAvicii
Stories
230,000
(04/25/18)
04,000
(10,000)
584,000
(3,890,000)
3,850,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,410
LD: 1,810
4,667,000
14TheBTS
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 2
1,035,000
(06/16/22)
1,174,00083,000
(208,000)
381,000
(2,540,000)
1,708,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,250
LD: 1,050
4,380,000
15ToKendrick Lamar
To Pimp a Butterfly
1,780,000
(05/17/22)
00
(0)
377,000
(2,520,000)
2,145,000
(05/17/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 135,380
4,302,000
16PeaceMajor Lazer
Peace Is The Mission (Extended)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
4,073,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
4,073,000
17CryMelanie Martinez
Cry Baby (Deluxe Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,944,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,944,000
18FiftyVarious Artists
Fifty Shades Of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,765,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,765,000
19DeliriumEllie Goulding
Delirium (Deluxe)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,614,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,614,000
20GetLittle Mix
Get Weird
940,000
(02/02/20)
03,000
(10,000)
417,000
(2,780,000)
2,208,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,020
LD: 1,080
3,568,000
21TitleMeghan Trainor
Title
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,325,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,325,000
22TBryson Tiller
T R A P S O U L (Deluxe)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,190,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,190,000
23ConfidentDemi Lovato
Confident
510,000
(10/09/18)
01,000
(3,000)
497,000
(3,310,000)
2,088,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 810
LD: 1,330
3,096,000
24WhatDrake & Future
What a Time to Be Alive
755,000
(07/02/21)
00
(0)
450,000
(3,000,000)
1,794,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 350
LD: 340
2,999,000
25Know-It-AllAlessia Cara
Know-It-All (Deluxe)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,907,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,907,000
26CurrentsTame Impala
Currents
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,902,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,902,000
27WhenG-Eazy
When It's Dark Out (Deluxe Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,694,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,694,000
28IJess Glynne
I Cry When I Laugh
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,669,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,669,000
29BADLANDSHalsey
BADLANDS (Live From Webster Hall)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,620,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,620,000
30FettyFetty Wap
Fetty Wap
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,557,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,557,000
31LukasLukas Graham
Lukas Graham (Blue Album)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,545,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,545,000
32RodeoTravis Scott
Rodeo
390,000
(04/09/22)
00
(0)
232,000
(1,550,000)
1,866,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 930
LD: 940
2,488,000
33AmericanFall Out Boy
American Beauty/American Psycho
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,374,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,374,000
34SremmLifeRae Sremmurd
SremmLife
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,328,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,328,000
35LONG.LIVE.A$APA$AP Rocky
LONG.LIVE.A$AP (Deluxe Version)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,223,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,223,000
36LateJeremih
Late Nights: The Album
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,176,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,176,000
37SugarRobin Schulz
Sugar
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,034,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,034,000
*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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