Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

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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
2EminemEminem204,920,00006/22/21
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 Bieber113,570,00004/27/22
11BlackBlack Eyed Peas103,960,00008/03/17
12JustinJustin Timberlake102,093,00002/09/18
13AdeleAdele100,380,00006/21/22
14ColdplayColdplay95,110,00006/07/21
15UsherUsher93,607,00009/04/17
16P!nkP!nk85,620,00006/23/22
17EdEd Sheeran84,500,00010/30/21
18BritneyBritney Spears83,027,00004/28/19
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
42KendrickKendrick Lamar42,020,00005/17/22
43SelenaSelena Gomez41,610,00003/21/21
44MetallicaMetallica40,767,00002/13/19
45U2U240,500,00008/31/16
46MacklemoreMacklemore39,273,00011/07/17
47BTSBTS38,875,00006/16/22
48BonBon Jovi38,453,00011/16/16
492Pac2Pac38,060,00001/22/22
50ElvisElvis Presley37,467,00009/01/18
51GunsGuns N' Roses37,213,00003/01/18
52FergieFergie36,900,00007/12/17
53JenniferJennifer Lopez36,807,00006/24/18
54AviciiAvicii36,700,00004/25/18
55DemiDemi Lovato35,887,00010/09/18
56MichaelMichael Buble35,400,00012/11/16
57TheThe Beatles35,233,00003/01/17
58StevieStevie Wonder34,490,00003/17/21
59WhitneyWhitney Houston34,253,00005/04/17
60BobBob Marley33,693,00011/21/17
61AC/DCAC/DC33,447,00002/20/18
62SamSam Smith32,700,00010/11/17
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
98PostPost Malone16,220,00005/31/22
99JimiJimi Hendrix15,270,00012/21/21
100OzzyOzzy Osbourne15,180,00003/12/20
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
123DuaDua Lipa10,370,00005/21/22
124TakeTake That10,240,00012/15/19
125GenesisGenesis10,010,00005/25/22

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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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