Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

Things I like: Rihanna

Artists Ranking – Digital 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
1RihannaRihanna257,560,00006/02/21
2EminemEminem205,785,00006/22/21
3DrakeDrake169,530,00007/02/21
4BeyonceBeyonce166,887,00005/02/18
5TaylorTaylor Swift159,420,00005/25/21
6BrunoBruno Mars149,580,00006/27/19
7MaroonMaroon 5149,190,00012/02/19
8KatyKaty Perry135,427,00006/16/19
9LadyLady Gaga128,860,00012/18/20
10JustinJustin Bieber110,893,00008/04/19
11BlackBlack Eyed Peas103,960,00008/03/17
12JustinJustin Timberlake102,093,00002/09/18
13AdeleAdele99,250,00010/15/21
14ColdplayColdplay95,110,00006/07/21
15UsherUsher93,607,00009/04/17
16EdEd Sheeran84,500,00010/30/21
17BritneyBritney Spears83,027,00004/28/19
18P!nkP!nk81,153,00010/15/17
19MichaelMichael Jackson79,933,00009/27/17
20LinkinLinkin Park73,707,00006/04/17
21MileyMiley Cyrus70,530,00012/06/20
22ChristinaChristina Aguilera69,953,00003/18/17
23KellyKelly Clarkson62,013,00005/23/18
24QueenQueen59,650,00001/25/20
25AliciaAlicia Keys57,753,00011/19/16
26NickelbackNickelback57,280,00006/28/17
27OneOne Direction57,000,00005/14/17
28ShakiraShakira56,347,00006/21/18
29ArianaAriana Grande55,135,00009/27/21
30CarrieCarrie Underwood54,407,00009/09/18
31Will.i.amWill.i.am53,300,00007/20/17
32MariahMariah Carey50,127,00004/28/17
33EnriqueEnrique Iglesias50,113,00009/27/16
34AyumiAyumi Hamasaki46,480,00009/27/19
35TheThe Rolling Stones46,200,00012/03/16
36AvrilAvril Lavigne46,160,00002/10/18
37ImagineImagine Dragons45,413,00009/19/18
38GreenGreen Day44,600,00003/11/17
39RedRed Hot Chili Peppers44,400,00003/29/18
40TheThe Weeknd44,270,00009/10/20
41MadonnaMadonna42,100,00008/13/17
42SelenaSelena Gomez41,610,00003/21/21
43MetallicaMetallica40,767,00002/13/19
44U2U240,500,00008/31/16
45MacklemoreMacklemore39,273,00011/07/17
46BonBon Jovi38,453,00011/16/16
472Pac2Pac38,060,00001/22/22
48ElvisElvis Presley37,467,00009/01/18
49GunsGuns N' Roses37,213,00003/01/18
50FergieFergie36,900,00007/12/17
51JenniferJennifer Lopez36,807,00006/24/18
52AviciiAvicii36,700,00004/25/18
53BTSBTS36,110,00005/20/21
54DemiDemi Lovato35,887,00010/09/18
55MichaelMichael Buble35,400,00012/11/16
56TheThe Beatles35,233,00003/01/17
57StevieStevie Wonder34,490,00003/17/21
58WhitneyWhitney Houston34,253,00005/04/17
59BobBob Marley33,693,00011/21/17
60AC/DCAC/DC33,447,00002/20/18
61SamSam Smith32,700,00010/11/17
62KendrickKendrick Lamar32,653,00004/12/19
63FleetwoodFleetwood Mac32,033,00010/21/21
64LedLed Zeppelin32,027,00008/08/16
65BobBob Dylan30,413,00010/23/16
66JourneyJourney29,767,00009/13/19
67PrincePrince29,587,00010/04/18
68GwenGwen Stefani29,040,00004/12/20
69CélineCéline Dion26,660,00009/28/21
70FooFoo Fighters26,607,00010/10/17
71EltonElton John26,253,00002/05/18
72AerosmithAerosmith25,547,00006/01/18
73BruceBruce Springsteen25,420,00007/07/17
74PinkPink Floyd23,360,00006/18/17
75NirvanaNirvana23,253,00007/09/17
76JamesJames Blunt23,093,00002/05/19
77PhilPhil Collins22,693,00004/11/18
78BackstreetBackstreet Boys22,553,00002/09/17
79Destiny'sDestiny's Child22,320,00005/02/18
80AmyAmy Winehouse21,660,00007/19/19
81BillyBilly Joel21,000,00011/03/21
82EaglesEagles20,440,00012/20/17
83ShawnShawn Mendes20,330,00010/08/19
84LanaLana Del Rey20,200,00008/24/17
85DavidDavid Bowie19,833,00001/11/17
86LordeLorde19,250,00006/22/17
87GorillazGorillaz19,000,00005/08/17
88OasisOasis18,800,00012/06/17
89NorahNorah Jones18,600,00011/04/16
90EvanescenceEvanescence18,387,00006/30/19
91ABBAABBA17,867,00011/02/16
92RodRod Stewart & Faces17,420,00011/23/19
93BryanBryan Adams17,247,00003/23/19
94BeeBee Gees17,233,00004/09/17
95VanVan Halen16,810,00012/14/20
96GeorgeGeorge Michael & Wham!16,767,00005/07/17
97SantanaSantana16,560,00008/04/20
98JimiJimi Hendrix15,270,00012/21/21
99OzzyOzzy Osbourne15,180,00003/12/20
100PostPost Malone14,640,00011/26/20
101CreedenceCreedence Clearwater Revival14,600,00001/31/19
102SimonSimon & Garfunkel14,347,00005/11/18
103StingSting14,160,00006/14/20
104RobbieRobbie Williams13,860,00012/15/19
105JacksonJackson 5 & The Jacksons13,720,00009/26/17
106JanetJanet Jackson13,347,00004/17/17
107BlackpinkBlackpink12,875,00008/28/21
108ArcticArctic Monkeys12,867,00005/14/18
109TracyTracy Chapman12,493,00006/25/19
110JohnJohn Lennon12,160,00010/16/18
111KylieKylie Minogue12,153,00004/16/18
112CardiCardi B12,140,00009/07/21
113LittleLittle Mix12,020,00002/02/20
114R.E.M.R.E.M.11,920,00009/24/21
115NeilNeil Young11,870,00005/15/21
116TheThe Police11,300,00006/06/20
117BlackBlack Sabbath11,280,00003/08/20
118PaulPaul McCartney11,247,00012/13/18
119SadeSade11,140,00007/01/20
120TheThe Doors11,100,00003/03/19
121DireDire Straits10,900,00003/23/18
122ShaniaShania Twain10,700,00012/05/16
123TakeTake That10,240,00012/15/19

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DenysAnatol

What is going on with Justin Bieber’s numbers on the “Top CSPC – the best
selling artists of all-time” page ? From 88 mil to 94 mil within a few days .

L145

his total is always glitching I don’t get it

john

thats why I think they should update his streaming master page bcz his Spotify streams are not clear

Iris

I’m not sure on how these numbers compare to this site but according to chartsinfrance, these are the top selling female albums artists in USA. (Special thanks to Choley from UKMix) • Barbra Streisand – 95 million • Mariah Carey – 72.65 million • Madonna – 72.3 million • Celine Dion – 62.3 million • Whitney Houston – 60.3 million • Reba Mcentire – 55.2 million • Linda Ronstadt – 45.5 million • Shania Twain – 45.5 million • Janet Jackson – 43.5 million • Britney Spears – 40.7 million • Taylor Swift – 38 million • Dixie Chicks –… Read more »

Nicknock

Hi! U can update Madonna´s figure? Thank u!

hug

Where’s cheek to cheek on the bestseller list in pure sales of 2014? Sold +1.3 million copies worldwide!

L145

the cutoff is 2m

deekennj

This is the best time to update Mariah Carey’s figures. Hoping you give her time and thank you in advance!! I can’t waitttt!!! Happy New Year <3

Mikko

Earlier on the week David Bowie sold catalogue rights to Warner company. He did not own his master recordings . Surpise. Bowie got 250$ million +. Artist has three types rights for sale. The publishing rights and master recordings + artists rights. Maybe by the end of week the Sting will complete its own business. Startin price, 250 $ million. Sting own his publishing rights and the master recordings. He sales not all. Annually he get 12-13 $ dollars. I quess that Sting worth is lot more. 300-400 dollar i believe. Usually artist want to keep the master tapes. Prince… Read more »

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