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
12525
Adele
20,935,000
(06/21/22)
41,0000
(0)
2,850,000
(19,000,000)
6,902,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 2,900
LD: 3,330
30,729,000
2PurposePurpose
Justin Bieber
4,740,000
(04/27/22)
15,00025,000
(80,000)
3,539,000
(23,590,000)
12,894,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 3,040
LD: 2,910
21,212,000
3BeautyBeauty Behind the Madness
The Weeknd
2,315,000
(07/03/22)
80,0008,000
(25,000)
2,779,000
(18,530,000)
9,527,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 4,580
LD: 5,310
14,709,000
4HamiltonHamilton
Broadway cast of Hamilton
2,488,000
(12/30/21)
446,0000
(0)
282,000
(1,880,000)
6,927,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 2,600
LD: 2,180
10,143,000
5TitleTitle
Meghan Trainor
2,165,000
(10/23/22)
129,0005,000
(18,000)
3,005,000
(20,040,000)
4,523,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 2,190
LD: 2,390
9,827,000
6AA Head Full Of Dreams
Coldplay
3,660,000
(06/07/21)
86,0000
(0)
1,097,000
(7,310,000)
4,675,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 1,820
LD: 1,890
9,518,000
7MadeMade in the A.M.
One Direction
2,700,000
(05/14/17)
00
(0)
1,095,000
(7,300,000)
4,752,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 1,540
LD: 1,760
8,547,000
8HandwrittenHandwritten
Shawn Mendes
900,000
(10/08/19)
71,0000
(0)
1,428,000
(9,520,000)
4,865,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 1,370
LD: 1,390
7,264,000
9BlurryfaceBlurryface
Twenty One Pilots
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
6,877,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
6,877,000
10SmokeSmoke + Mirrors
Imagine Dragons
1,390,000
(09/19/18)
23,0001,000
(3,000)
702,000
(4,680,000)
3,485,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 1,110
LD: 1,050
5,601,000
11IfIf You're Reading This It's Too Late
Drake
1,705,000
(07/02/21)
00
(0)
636,000
(4,240,000)
3,177,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 800
LD: 790
5,518,000
12RevivalRevival
Selena Gomez
815,000
(03/22/21)
00
(0)
1,041,000
(6,940,000)
3,366,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 690
LD: 650
5,222,000
13StoriesStories
Avicii
230,000
(04/25/18)
04,000
(10,000)
584,000
(3,890,000)
4,134,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 1,440
LD: 1,930
4,951,000
14TheThe Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 1
BTS
865,000
(06/16/22)
1,545,00065,000
(165,000)
415,000
(2,770,000)
2,014,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 950
LD: 880
4,905,000
15TheThe Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 2
BTS
1,035,000
(06/16/22)
1,174,00083,000
(208,000)
381,000
(2,540,000)
1,867,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 990
LD: 950
4,540,000
16CryCry Baby (Deluxe Edition)
Melanie Martinez
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
4,355,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
4,355,000
17ToTo Pimp a Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar
1,780,000
(05/17/22)
00
(0)
377,000
(2,520,000)
2,179,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 170
LD: 1,120
4,336,000
18PeacePeace Is The Mission (Extended)
Major Lazer
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
4,210,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
4,210,000
19FiftyFifty Shades Of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Various Artists
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
4,025,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
4,025,000
20Know-It-AllKnow-It-All
Alessia Cara
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,864,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,864,000
21DeliriumDelirium (Deluxe)
Ellie Goulding
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,789,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,789,000
22GetGet Weird
Little Mix
940,000
(02/02/20)
03,000
(10,000)
417,000
(2,780,000)
2,363,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 1,010
LD: 910
3,723,000
23TT R A P S O U L (Deluxe)
Bryson Tiller
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,414,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,414,000
24ConfidentConfident
Demi Lovato
510,000
(10/09/18)
01,000
(3,000)
497,000
(3,310,000)
2,252,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 830
LD: 870
3,260,000
25CurrentsCurrents
Tame Impala
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,245,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,245,000
26II Cry When I Laugh
Jess Glynne
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,129,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,129,000
27WhatWhat a Time to Be Alive
Drake & Future
755,000
(07/02/21)
00
(0)
450,000
(3,000,000)
1,850,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 350
LD: 300
3,055,000
28WhenWhen It's Dark Out (Deluxe Edition)
G-Eazy
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,774,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,774,000
29BADLANDSBADLANDS (Live From Webster Hall)
Halsey
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,733,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,733,000
30LukasLukas Graham (Blue Album)
Lukas Graham
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,662,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,662,000
31FettyFetty Wap
Fetty Wap
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,655,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,655,000
32RodeoRodeo
Travis Scott
390,000
(04/09/22)
00
(0)
232,000
(1,550,000)
2,019,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 940
LD: 980
2,641,000
33AmericanAmerican Beauty/American Psycho
Fall Out Boy
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,514,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,514,000
34SremmLifeSremmLife
Rae Sremmurd
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,466,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,466,000
35AT.LONG.LAST.A$APAT.LONG.LAST.A$AP
A$AP Rocky
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,398,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,398,000
36WipedWiped Out!
The Neighbourhood
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,298,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,298,000
37LateLate Nights: The Album
Jeremih
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,292,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,292,000
38SugarSugar
Robin Schulz
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,100,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,100,000
39UptownUptown Special
Mark Ronson
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,045,000
(12/05/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,045,000
*Pure sales figures updated on date below studio album sales.
'Av.' stands for Average, 'LD' for Last Day.

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futiledevices

why “red (taylor’s version)” isn’t included

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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