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
1ViewsDrake
Views
2,525,000
(07/02/21)
00
(0)
1,917,000
(12,780,000)
8,577,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 2,330
LD: 3,020
13,019,000
2WingsBTS
Wings
3,040,000
(06/16/22)
1,456,000165,000
(413,000)
1,341,000
(8,940,000)
4,983,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 3,030
LD: 2,970
10,985,000
3StarboyThe Weeknd
Starboy
1,330,000
(09/26/20)
2,00011,000
(13,000)
1,007,000
(6,710,000)
8,048,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 3,310
LD: 4,910
10,397,000
4StoneyPost Malone
Stoney
485,000
(05/31/22)
10,0000
(1,000)
802,000
(5,350,000)
8,797,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 2,740
LD: 2,600
10,094,000
524KBruno Mars
24K Magic
2,550,000
(06/27/19)
00
(0)
1,214,000
(8,090,000)
6,125,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 2,020
LD: 2,160
9,889,000
6AntiRihanna
Anti
1,285,000
(06/02/21)
173,0003,000
(5,000)
1,313,000
(8,750,000)
6,342,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 2,430
LD: 3,300
9,115,000
7IlluminateShawn Mendes
Illuminate
1,020,000
(10/08/19)
32,0003,000
(10,000)
1,134,000
(7,560,000)
6,431,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 2,060
LD: 2,520
8,620,000
8DangerousAriana Grande
Dangerous Woman
1,055,000
(09/27/21)
167,0000
(0)
1,161,000
(7,740,000)
5,786,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 1,800
LD: 1,820
8,169,000
9MoanaVarious Artists
Moana
1,905,000
(12/30/21)
03,000
(8,000)
749,000
(4,990,000)
3,878,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 1,610
LD: 1,520
6,534,000
10CollageThe Chainsmokers
Collage EP
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
5,475,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
5,475,000
11LemonadeBeyoncé
Lemonade
2,870,000
(05/02/18)
00
(0)
1,052,000
(7,010,000)
1,514,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 970
LD: 1,090
5,436,000
12NineCharlie Puth
Nine Track Mind (Special Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
5,375,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
5,375,000
13BirdsTravis 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: 400,730
5,054,000
14ThisSia
This Is Acting (Deluxe Version)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
5,029,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
5,029,000
15TheKanye West
The Life Of Pablo
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
4,162,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
4,162,000
16GloryLittle Mix
Glory Days
1,050,000
(02/02/20)
00
(1,000)
387,000
(2,580,000)
2,698,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 870
LD: 1,140
4,135,000
17BackJames Arthur
Back from the Edge
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,997,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,997,000
18CloudKygo
Cloud Nine
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,911,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,911,000
19Hardwired...Metallica
Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
3,140,000
(02/13/19)
01,000
(3,000)
72,000
(480,000)
683,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 240
LD: 240
3,896,000
20BlondeFrank Ocean
Blonde
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,644,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,644,000
21EncoreDJ Snake
Encore
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,331,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,331,000
22JoanneLady Gaga
Joanne
1,300,000
(12/22/20)
00
(0)
359,000
(2,390,000)
1,583,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 480
LD: 480
3,242,000
23MindZAYN
Mind Of Mine (Japan Version)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,680,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,680,000
24DNCEDNCE
DNCE
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,591,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,591,000
25TROLLSTrolls
TROLLS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,586,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,586,000
26DeathPanic! At The Disco
Death of a Bachelor
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,578,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,578,000
27TheRed Hot Chili Peppers
The Getaway
1,340,000
(03/29/18)
02,000
(7,000)
84,000
(560,000)
1,124,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 430
LD: 420
2,550,000
28ColoringChance the Rapper
Coloring Book
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,520,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,520,000
29MyFlo Rida
My House
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,519,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,519,000
307/27Fifth Harmony
7/27 (Japan Deluxe Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,468,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,468,000
31CleopatraThe Lumineers
Cleopatra (Deluxe)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,264,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,264,000
32?David Bowie
? (Blackstar)
2,000,000
(03/11/22)
12,0000
(0)
60,000
(400,000)
153,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 40
LD: 40
2,225,000
33EnergíaJ Balvin
Energía
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,170,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,170,000
34AtMike Posner
At Night, Alone. (Expanded Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,101,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,101,000
35SremmLifeRae Sremmurd
SremmLife 2 (Deluxe)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,024,000
(06/23/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,024,000
*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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