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
26PhilPhil Collins29,907,00004/11/18
27BonBon Jovi27,980,00011/16/16
28JohnJohn Lennon26,780,00010/16/18
29FleetwoodFleetwood Mac26,057,00010/21/21
30AyumiAyumi Hamasaki25,984,00009/27/19
31SimonSimon & Garfunkel23,830,00005/11/18
32TheThe Police23,807,00006/06/20
33CreedenceCreedence Clearwater Revival22,567,00001/31/19
34U2U222,550,00008/31/16
35BruceBruce Springsteen21,007,00007/07/17
36SpiceSpice Girls20,020,00003/23/17
37KylieKylie Minogue19,723,00004/16/18
38BritneyBritney Spears18,600,00004/28/19
39BackstreetBackstreet Boys18,010,00002/09/17
40BobBob Dylan17,677,00010/23/16
41EaglesEagles16,627,00012/20/17
42StingSting16,013,00006/14/20
43AerosmithAerosmith15,503,00006/01/18
44MetallicaMetallica15,483,00002/13/19
45SantanaSantana15,383,00008/04/20
46EminemEminem14,319,00006/22/21
47GenesisGenesis13,906,00005/25/22
48TheThe Doors13,860,00003/03/19
49ShaniaShania Twain13,130,00012/05/16
50TLCTLC13,120,00004/07/19
51PaulPaul Simon12,817,00005/10/18
52ChristinaChristina Aguilera12,740,00003/18/17
53DeepDeep Purple12,176,00008/18/21
54UsherUsher12,043,00009/04/17
55RobbieRobbie Williams11,957,00012/15/19
562Pac2Pac11,923,00001/22/22
57GunsGuns N' Roses11,900,00003/01/18
58OasisOasis11,417,00012/06/17
59Destiny'sDestiny's Child11,117,00005/02/18
60MeatMeat Loaf10,847,00006/16/18
61JenniferJennifer Lopez10,760,00006/24/18
62VanVan Halen10,446,00012/14/20
63SupertrampSupertramp10,070,00008/13/19
64BobBob Marley9,980,00011/21/17
65TakeTake That9,209,00012/15/19
66EnriqueEnrique Iglesias8,900,00009/27/16
67PinkPink Floyd8,800,00006/18/17
68ShakiraShakira8,457,00006/21/18
69DireDire Straits8,380,00003/23/18
70Crosby,Crosby, Stills & Nash8,375,00005/15/21
71R.E.M.R.E.M.8,275,00009/24/21
72JourneyJourney8,087,00009/13/19
73P!nkP!nk7,703,00006/23/22
74BTSBTS7,291,00006/16/22
75AC/DCAC/DC7,203,00002/20/18
76FugeesFugees7,160,00002/18/21
77NeilNeil Young7,104,00005/15/21
78NSYNCNSYNC6,980,00002/09/18
79BlackBlack Eyed Peas6,590,00008/03/17
80AaliyahAaliyah6,353,00002/14/17
81LedLed Zeppelin6,350,00008/08/16
82SadeSade6,265,00007/01/20
83JimiJimi Hendrix6,212,00012/21/21
84BostonBoston5,637,00006/01/19
85JustinJustin Timberlake5,330,00002/09/18
86DidoDido5,320,00002/18/19
87EnyaEnya5,253,00002/25/18
88NoNo Doubt4,905,00003/29/20
89RedRed Hot Chili Peppers4,797,00003/29/18
90IronIron Maiden4,638,00011/12/21
91NirvanaNirvana4,190,00007/09/17
92CranberriesCranberries4,120,00001/25/18
93BeyonceBeyonce4,070,00005/02/18
94OzzyOzzy Osbourne3,764,00003/12/20
95AliciaAlicia Keys3,690,00011/19/16
96Ms.Ms. Lauryn Hill3,657,00002/18/21
97RihannaRihanna3,595,00006/02/21
98AvrilAvril Lavigne3,507,00002/10/18
99TracyTracy Chapman3,483,00006/25/19
100AlanisAlanis Morissette3,340,00006/05/18
101BlackBlack Sabbath3,303,00003/08/20
102LinkinLinkin Park3,210,00006/04/17
103GwenGwen Stefani3,130,00004/12/20
104GreenGreen Day3,047,00003/11/17
105NickelbackNickelback3,020,00006/28/17
106RenaudRenaud2,660,00011/01/17
107BjörkBjörk2,620,00012/23/18
108KellyKelly Clarkson2,203,00005/23/18
109EvanescenceEvanescence2,170,00006/30/19
110JamesJames Blunt2,133,00002/05/19
111GorillazGorillaz2,110,00005/08/17
112ColdplayColdplay2,062,00006/07/21
113BuffaloBuffalo Springfield1,980,00005/15/21
114MaroonMaroon 51,603,00012/02/19
115LadyLady Gaga1,570,00012/18/20
116FooFoo Fighters1,430,00010/10/17
117GarthGarth Brooks953,00001/05/19
118KatyKaty Perry870,00006/16/19
119MichaelMichael Buble770,00012/11/16
120FergieFergie750,00007/12/17
121Will.i.amWill.i.am747,00007/20/17
122JustinJustin Bieber729,00004/27/22
123AmyAmy Winehouse580,00007/19/19
124AdeleAdele572,50006/21/22
125ArcticArctic Monkeys560,00005/14/18
126CarrieCarrie Underwood500,00009/09/18

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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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