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
1ViewsDrake
Views
2,525,000
(07/02/21)
00
(0)
1,917,000
(12,780,000)
8,810,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 2,370
LD: 0
13,252,000
2StarboyThe Weeknd
Starboy
1,440,000
(07/03/22)
58,0004,000
(13,000)
1,124,000
(7,500,000)
9,620,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 7,080
LD: 0
12,246,000
3WingsBTS
Wings
3,040,000
(06/16/22)
1,456,000165,000
(413,000)
1,341,000
(8,940,000)
5,208,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 2,490
LD: 0
11,211,000
4StoneyPost Malone
Stoney
485,000
(05/31/22)
10,0000
(1,000)
802,000
(5,350,000)
9,020,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 2,490
LD: 0
10,317,000
524KBruno Mars
24K Magic
2,550,000
(06/27/19)
00
(0)
1,214,000
(8,090,000)
6,309,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 2,020
LD: 0
10,073,000
6AntiRihanna
Anti
1,285,000
(06/02/21)
173,0003,000
(5,000)
1,313,000
(8,750,000)
6,608,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 2,520
LD: 0
9,381,000
7IlluminateShawn Mendes
Illuminate
1,020,000
(10/08/19)
32,0003,000
(10,000)
1,134,000
(7,560,000)
6,664,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 2,100
LD: 0
8,853,000
8DangerousAriana Grande
Dangerous Woman
1,055,000
(09/27/21)
167,0000
(0)
1,161,000
(7,740,000)
5,939,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 1,770
LD: 0
8,322,000
9MoanaVarious Artists
Moana
1,905,000
(12/30/21)
03,000
(8,000)
749,000
(4,990,000)
4,015,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 1,570
LD: 0
6,671,000
10LemonadeBeyoncé
Lemonade
3,050,000
(07/16/22)
8,0000
(0)
1,154,000
(7,690,000)
1,927,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 990
LD: 0
6,139,000
11CollageThe Chainsmokers
Collage EP
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
5,596,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
5,596,000
12NineCharlie Puth
Nine Track Mind (Special Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
5,545,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
5,545,000
13ThisSia
This Is Acting (Deluxe Version)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
5,244,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
5,244,000
14BirdsTravis Scott
Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
330,000
(04/09/22)
00
(0)
227,000
(1,510,000)
4,497,000
(04/09/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 271,720
5,054,000
15TheKanye West
The Life Of Pablo
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
4,331,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
4,331,000
16GloryLittle Mix
Glory Days
1,050,000
(02/02/20)
00
(1,000)
387,000
(2,580,000)
2,797,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 890
LD: 0
4,234,000
17BackJames Arthur
Back from the Edge
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
4,150,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
4,150,000
18CloudKygo
Cloud Nine
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,984,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,984,000
19Hardwired...Metallica
Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
3,140,000
(02/13/19)
01,000
(3,000)
72,000
(480,000)
704,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 240
LD: 0
3,917,000
20BlondeFrank Ocean
Blonde
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,881,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,881,000
21EncoreDJ Snake
Encore
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,422,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,422,000
22JoanneLady Gaga
Joanne
1,300,000
(12/22/20)
00
(0)
359,000
(2,390,000)
1,625,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 480
LD: 0
3,284,000
23MindZAYN
Mind Of Mine (Japan Version)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,743,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,743,000
24DeathPanic! At The Disco
Death of a Bachelor
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,728,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,728,000
25DNCEDNCE
DNCE
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,667,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,667,000
26TROLLSTrolls
TROLLS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,663,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,663,000
27TheRed Hot Chili Peppers
The Getaway
1,340,000
(03/29/18)
02,000
(7,000)
84,000
(560,000)
1,161,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 430
LD: 0
2,587,000
28MyFlo Rida
My House
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,570,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,570,000
29ColoringChance the Rapper
Coloring Book
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,551,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,551,000
307/27Fifth Harmony
7/27 (Japan Deluxe Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,509,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,509,000
31CleopatraThe Lumineers
Cleopatra (Deluxe)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,383,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,383,000
32?David Bowie
? (Blackstar)
2,000,000
(03/11/22)
12,0000
(0)
60,000
(400,000)
156,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 0
2,228,000
33EnergíaJ Balvin
Energía
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,202,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,202,000
34AtMike Posner
At Night, Alone. (Expanded Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,152,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,152,000
35Awaken, My Love!Childish Gambino
"Awaken, My Love!"
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,131,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,131,000
36SremmLifeRae Sremmurd
SremmLife 2 (Deluxe)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,073,000
(09/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,073,000
*Pure sales figures updated on date below studio album sales.
'Av.' stands for Average, 'LD' for Last Day.

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matt

Why is “My Dear Melancholy” by The Weeknd on the 2020 list when it’s a 2018 EP? It has been for a while…

Mikko

A large number of artists have died from drugs or suicide. Only Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan have remained in working order.
Good role models for young artists. For some artists, death has been good commercially. Fans can be happy.

iilumight

Hi,I was wondering what happened to relapseby eminem, before the new EAS formula it was at 9,248,000 and now it has dissapeared from the list. If I go to Eminem albums and song sales page it says only 8,425,000 but if you add the numbers in the columns up it should either be around 8,982,000 (verified streams) or 9,297,000 (auto update).

KantClark

MJD, you could do a Olivia Newton-John’s article due her passing. It would be interesting to see.

Alexis

Hello there, when are Nicki Minaj sales going to be updated?

Ver

Can you update Demi Lovato?

stin

why does justin bieber’s justice have -57,000 by its physical singles?

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