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
4BeyonceBeyonce164,000,00007/16/22
5TaylorTaylor Swift160,450,00011/01/22
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
34TheThe Weeknd48,710,00007/03/22
35AyumiAyumi Hamasaki46,480,00009/27/19
36TheThe Rolling Stones46,200,00012/03/16
37AvrilAvril Lavigne46,160,00002/10/18
38ImagineImagine Dragons45,413,00009/19/18
39GreenGreen Day44,600,00003/11/17
40RedRed Hot Chili Peppers44,400,00003/29/18
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
65EricEric Clapton31,975,00009/21/22
66BobBob Dylan30,413,00010/23/16
67MeghanMeghan Trainor29,855,00010/23/22
68JourneyJourney29,767,00009/13/19
69PrincePrince29,587,00010/04/18
70GwenGwen Stefani29,040,00004/12/20
71CélineCéline Dion26,660,00009/28/21
72FooFoo Fighters26,607,00010/10/17
73EltonElton John26,253,00002/05/18
74AerosmithAerosmith25,547,00006/01/18
75BruceBruce Springsteen25,420,00007/07/17
76LanaLana Del Rey24,455,00008/05/22
77Destiny'sDestiny's Child24,080,00007/16/22
78PinkPink Floyd23,360,00006/18/17
79NirvanaNirvana23,253,00007/09/17
80JamesJames Blunt23,093,00002/05/19
81PhilPhil Collins22,693,00004/11/18
82BackstreetBackstreet Boys22,553,00002/09/17
83AmyAmy Winehouse21,660,00007/19/19
84BillyBilly Joel21,000,00011/03/21
85EaglesEagles20,440,00012/20/17
86ShawnShawn Mendes20,330,00010/08/19
87DavidDavid Bowie19,833,00001/11/17
88LordeLorde19,250,00006/22/17
89GorillazGorillaz19,000,00005/08/17
90OasisOasis18,800,00012/06/17
91NorahNorah Jones18,600,00011/04/16
92EvanescenceEvanescence18,387,00006/30/19
93ABBAABBA17,867,00011/02/16
94RodRod Stewart & Faces17,420,00011/23/19
95BryanBryan Adams17,247,00003/23/19
96BeeBee Gees17,233,00004/09/17
97VanVan Halen16,810,00012/14/20
98GeorgeGeorge Michael & Wham!16,767,00005/07/17
99SantanaSantana16,560,00008/04/20
100PostPost Malone16,220,00005/31/22
101JimiJimi Hendrix15,270,00012/21/21
102OzzyOzzy Osbourne15,180,00003/12/20
103CreedenceCreedence Clearwater Revival14,600,00001/31/19
104SimonSimon & Garfunkel14,347,00005/11/18
105StingSting14,160,00006/14/20
106RobbieRobbie Williams13,860,00012/15/19
107JacksonJackson 5 & The Jacksons13,720,00009/26/17
108JanetJanet Jackson13,347,00004/17/17
109ArcticArctic Monkeys13,265,00010/24/22
110BlackpinkBlackpink12,875,00008/28/21
111TracyTracy Chapman12,493,00006/25/19
112JohnJohn Lennon12,160,00010/16/18
113KylieKylie Minogue12,153,00004/16/18
114CardiCardi B12,140,00009/07/21
115LittleLittle Mix12,020,00002/02/20
116R.E.M.R.E.M.11,920,00009/24/21
117NeilNeil Young11,870,00005/15/21
118TheThe Police11,300,00006/06/20
119BlackBlack Sabbath11,280,00003/08/20
120PaulPaul McCartney11,247,00012/13/18
121SadeSade11,140,00007/01/20
122TheThe Doors11,100,00003/03/19
123DireDire Straits10,900,00003/23/18
124ShaniaShania Twain10,700,00012/05/16
125DuaDua Lipa10,370,00005/21/22
126TakeTake That10,240,00012/15/19
127GenesisGenesis10,010,00005/25/22

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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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