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
1÷Ed Sheeran
÷ (Divide)
7,655,000
(10/29/21)
116,0008,000
(26,000)
3,353,000
(22,360,000)
16,603,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 5,360
LD: 5,320
27,735,000
2DuaDua Lipa
Dua Lipa
600,000
(05/21/22)
3,000-540,000
(29,000)
1,010,000
(6,740,000)
13,133,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 6,530
LD: 7,020
14,206,000
3EvolveImagine Dragons
Evolve
1,400,000
(09/19/18)
3,0003,000
(10,000)
1,326,000
(8,840,000)
7,578,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 3,230
LD: 3,420
10,310,000
4LoveBTS
Love Yourself: Her
3,135,000
(06/16/22)
1,666,000251,000
(628,000)
604,000
(4,030,000)
4,601,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 3,180
LD: 2,780
10,258,000
5ReputationTaylor Swift
Reputation
3,400,000
(05/25/21)
712,0005,000
(15,000)
632,000
(4,210,000)
4,388,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 2,570
LD: 3,800
9,137,000
6DamnKendrick Lamar
Damn
1,680,000
(05/17/22)
00
(0)
596,000
(3,980,000)
6,721,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 3,260
LD: 2,870
8,997,000
7Don'tBillie Eilish
Don't Smile at Me
580,000
(07/05/20)
1,0002,000
(2,000)
287,000
(1,910,000)
8,069,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 4,010
LD: 4,030
8,938,000
8RedMaroon 5
Red Pill Blues
540,000
(12/02/19)
105,0000
(0)
1,335,000
(8,900,000)
6,191,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,900
LD: 1,570
8,173,000
917XXXTENTACION
17
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
7,129,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
7,129,000
10MoreDrake
More Life
585,000
(07/02/21)
00
(0)
525,000
(3,500,000)
5,852,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,910
LD: 2,420
6,962,000
11AmericanKhalid
American Teen (Japan Version)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
6,017,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
6,017,000
12BlackpinkBlackpink
Blackpink
135,000
(08/28/21)
209,0000
(0)
1,094,000
(7,300,000)
4,293,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 2,510
LD: 2,190
5,731,000
13HarryHarry Styles
Harry Styles
1,325,000
(05/18/22)
00
(1,000)
310,000
(2,070,000)
3,730,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,900
LD: 2,470
5,365,000
14LuvLil Uzi Vert
Luv Is Rage 2 (Deluxe)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
5,295,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
5,295,000
15SoZara Larsson
So Good
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
5,205,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
5,205,000
16TheVarious Artists
The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
4,797,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
4,797,000
17Memories...DoThe Chainsmokers
Memories...Do Not Open
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
4,342,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
4,342,000
18ElShakira
El Dorado
230,000
(06/21/18)
00
(0)
155,000
(1,030,000)
3,926,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,150
LD: 1,290
4,311,000
19TellDemi Lovato
Tell Me You Love Me
400,000
(10/09/18)
00
(0)
434,000
(2,890,000)
3,319,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,020
LD: 610
4,153,000
20StayZedd
Stay +
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
4,012,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
4,012,000
21RevivalEminem
Revival
1,200,000
(06/22/21)
224,0004,000
(10,000)
203,000
(1,350,000)
2,055,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 490
LD: 390
3,685,000
22OdiseaOzuna
Odisea
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,641,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,641,000
23TheSam Smith
The Thrill of It All
0
(10/11/17)
00
(0)
68,000
(450,000)
3,266,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,810
LD: 830
3,334,000
24PerceptionNF
Perception
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,245,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,245,000
25ThisLuke Combs
This One's for You Too (Deluxe Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
3,224,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
3,224,000
26FénixNicky Jam
Fénix
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,999,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,999,000
27CultureMigos
Culture
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,942,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,942,000
28CtrlSZA
Ctrl (Deluxe)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,941,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,941,000
29FunkCalvin Harris
Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,921,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,921,000
30FlickerNiall Horan
Flicker (Deluxe)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,792,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,792,000
31GratefulDJ Khaled
Grateful
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,773,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,773,000
32WitnessKaty Perry
Witness
600,000
(06/16/19)
01,000
(3,000)
348,000
(2,320,000)
1,707,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 400
LD: 350
2,656,000
33StargazingKygo
Stargazing - EP
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,645,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,645,000
34MelodramaLorde
Melodrama
200,000
(06/22/17)
00
(0)
83,000
(550,000)
2,257,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,110
LD: 850
2,540,000
35FUTUREFuture
FUTURE
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,504,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,504,000
36hopelessHalsey
hopeless fountain kingdom
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,486,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,486,000
37FiftyVarious Artists
Fifty Shades Darker (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,481,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,481,000
38MoreAxwell /\ Ingrosso
More Than You Know
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,463,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,463,000
39FlowerTyler, The Creator
Flower Boy
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,396,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,396,000
40There'sRuss
There's Really A Wolf
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,365,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,365,000
41FreudianDaniel Caesar
Freudian
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,347,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,347,000
42HeartbreakChris Brown
Heartbreak On A Full Moon Deluxe Edition: Cuffing Season - 12 Days Of Christmas
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,204,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,204,000
43TheG-Eazy
The Beautiful & Damned (Deluxe Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,195,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,195,000
44LifeLil Skies
Life of a Dark Rose
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,186,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,186,000
45Without21 Savage
Without Warning
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,180,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,180,000
46EverybodyLogic
Everybody
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,150,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,150,000
47PlayboiPlayboi Carti
Playboi Carti
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,111,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,111,000
48ComeLil Peep
Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 1
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,089,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,089,000
49LustLana Del Rey
Lust for Life
350,000
(08/24/17)
00
(0)
30,000
(200,000)
1,664,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 790
LD: 750
2,044,000
50JungleFrench Montana
Jungle Rules
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,025,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,025,000
*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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