Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

Elvis Presley

Artists Ranking – Physical Singles Sales

The figures given here are units sold.

Please keep in mind that some artists are missing, because their analysis has not been done yet. The complete list is available here. All figures reflect the value as collected at the time of the artist’s respective articles.

RankPicArtistSalesValid as of
1ElvisElvis Presley135,207,00009/01/18
2TheThe Beatles116,077,00003/01/17
3MichaelMichael Jackson79,350,00009/27/17
4MadonnaMadonna75,210,00008/13/17
5BeeBee Gees72,790,00004/09/17
6TheThe Rolling Stones72,773,00012/03/16
7EltonElton John65,340,00002/05/18
8StevieStevie Wonder65,317,50003/17/21
9PaulPaul McCartney57,973,00012/13/18
10RodRod Stewart & Faces55,217,00011/23/19
11ABBAABBA54,400,00011/02/16
12QueenQueen49,960,00001/25/20
13GeorgeGeorge Michael & Wham!49,880,00005/07/17
14WhitneyWhitney Houston49,523,00005/04/17
15CherCher46,220,00008/30/17
16DavidDavid Bowie44,203,00001/11/17
17JohnnyJohnny Hallyday43,737,00001/01/18
18PrincePrince42,910,00010/04/18
19JanetJanet Jackson40,637,00004/17/17
20CélineCéline Dion39,290,00009/28/21
21BillyBilly Joel36,900,00011/03/21
22MariahMariah Carey36,890,00004/28/17
23BarbraBarbra Streisand35,253,00003/16/18
24BryanBryan Adams32,090,00003/23/19
25JacksonJackson 5 & The Jacksons31,160,00009/26/17
26EricEric Clapton29,940,00009/21/22
27PhilPhil Collins29,907,00004/11/18
28BonBon Jovi27,980,00011/16/16
29JohnJohn Lennon26,780,00010/16/18
30FleetwoodFleetwood Mac26,057,00010/21/21
31AyumiAyumi Hamasaki25,984,00009/27/19
32SimonSimon & Garfunkel23,830,00005/11/18
33TheThe Police23,807,00006/06/20
34CreedenceCreedence Clearwater Revival22,567,00001/31/19
35U2U222,550,00008/31/16
36BruceBruce Springsteen21,007,00007/07/17
37SpiceSpice Girls20,020,00003/23/17
38KylieKylie Minogue19,723,00004/16/18
39BritneyBritney Spears18,600,00004/28/19
40BackstreetBackstreet Boys18,010,00002/09/17
41BobBob Dylan17,677,00010/23/16
42EaglesEagles16,627,00012/20/17
43StingSting16,013,00006/14/20
44AerosmithAerosmith15,503,00006/01/18
45MetallicaMetallica15,483,00002/13/19
46SantanaSantana15,383,00008/04/20
47EminemEminem14,319,00006/22/21
48GenesisGenesis13,906,00005/25/22
49TheThe Doors13,860,00003/03/19
50ShaniaShania Twain13,130,00012/05/16
51TLCTLC13,120,00004/07/19
52PaulPaul Simon12,817,00005/10/18
53ChristinaChristina Aguilera12,740,00003/18/17
54DeepDeep Purple12,176,00008/18/21
55UsherUsher12,043,00009/04/17
56RobbieRobbie Williams11,957,00012/15/19
572Pac2Pac11,923,00001/22/22
58GunsGuns N' Roses11,900,00003/01/18
59OasisOasis11,417,00012/06/17
60Destiny'sDestiny's Child11,315,00007/16/22
61MeatMeat Loaf10,847,00006/16/18
62JenniferJennifer Lopez10,760,00006/24/18
63VanVan Halen10,446,00012/14/20
64SupertrampSupertramp10,070,00008/13/19
65BobBob Marley9,980,00011/21/17
66TakeTake That9,209,00012/15/19
67EnriqueEnrique Iglesias8,900,00009/27/16
68PinkPink Floyd8,800,00006/18/17
69ShakiraShakira8,457,00006/21/18
70DireDire Straits8,380,00003/23/18
71Crosby,Crosby, Stills & Nash8,375,00005/15/21
72R.E.M.R.E.M.8,275,00009/24/21
73JourneyJourney8,087,00009/13/19
74P!nkP!nk7,703,00006/23/22
75BTSBTS7,291,00006/16/22
76AC/DCAC/DC7,203,00002/20/18
77FugeesFugees7,160,00002/18/21
78NeilNeil Young7,104,00005/15/21
79NSYNCNSYNC6,980,00002/09/18
80BlackBlack Eyed Peas6,590,00008/03/17
81AaliyahAaliyah6,353,00002/14/17
82LedLed Zeppelin6,350,00008/08/16
83SadeSade6,265,00007/01/20
84JimiJimi Hendrix6,212,00012/21/21
85BostonBoston5,637,00006/01/19
86TheThe Yardbirds5,336,00009/21/22
87JustinJustin Timberlake5,330,00002/09/18
88DidoDido5,320,00002/18/19
89EnyaEnya5,253,00002/25/18
90NoNo Doubt4,905,00003/29/20
91RedRed Hot Chili Peppers4,797,00003/29/18
92IronIron Maiden4,638,00011/12/21
93CreamCream4,257,00009/21/22
94NirvanaNirvana4,190,00007/09/17
95CranberriesCranberries4,120,00001/25/18
96BeyonceBeyonce3,973,00007/16/22
97OzzyOzzy Osbourne3,764,00003/12/20
98AliciaAlicia Keys3,690,00011/19/16
99Ms.Ms. Lauryn Hill3,657,00002/18/21
100RihannaRihanna3,595,00006/02/21
101AvrilAvril Lavigne3,507,00002/10/18
102TracyTracy Chapman3,483,00006/25/19
103AlanisAlanis Morissette3,340,00006/05/18
104BlackBlack Sabbath3,303,00003/08/20
105LinkinLinkin Park3,210,00006/04/17
106GwenGwen Stefani3,130,00004/12/20
107GreenGreen Day3,047,00003/11/17
108NickelbackNickelback3,020,00006/28/17
109RenaudRenaud2,660,00011/01/17
110BjörkBjörk2,620,00012/23/18
111KellyKelly Clarkson2,203,00005/23/18
112EvanescenceEvanescence2,170,00006/30/19
113JamesJames Blunt2,133,00002/05/19
114GorillazGorillaz2,110,00005/08/17
115ColdplayColdplay2,062,00006/07/21
116BuffaloBuffalo Springfield1,980,00005/15/21
117MaroonMaroon 51,603,00012/02/19
118LadyLady Gaga1,570,00012/18/20
119FooFoo Fighters1,430,00010/10/17
120GarthGarth Brooks953,00001/05/19
121KatyKaty Perry870,00006/16/19
122MichaelMichael Buble770,00012/11/16
123ArcticArctic Monkeys765,00010/24/22
124FergieFergie750,00007/12/17
125Will.i.amWill.i.am747,00007/20/17
126JustinJustin Bieber729,00004/27/22
127AmyAmy Winehouse580,00007/19/19
128AdeleAdele572,50006/21/22
129CarrieCarrie Underwood500,00009/09/18

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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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