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.

1. Rihanna257,560,000 units (as of Jun 2021)
2. Eminem206,090,000 units (as of Jun 2021)
3. Drake169,530,000 units (as of Jul 2021)
4. Beyoncé166,890,000 units (as of May 2018)
5. Taylor Swift159,420,000 units (as of May 2021)
6. Bruno Mars149,580,000 units (as of Oct 2017)
7. Maroon 5149,190,000 units (as of Dec 2019)
8. Katy Perry135,430,000 units (as of Mar 2018)
9. Lady Gaga128,860,000 units (as of Dec 2020)
10. Justin Bieber119,480,000 units (as of Nov 2020)
11. Black Eyed Peas103,960,000 units (as of Aug 2017)
12. Justin Timberlake102,090,000 units (as of Feb 2018)
13. Adele100,240,000 units (as of Mar 2018)
14. Coldplay95,110,000 units (as of Jun 2021)
15. Usher93,610,000 units (as of Sep 2017)
16. Britney Spears83,030,000 units (as of Apr 2019)
17. P!nk81,150,000 units (as of Oct 2017)
18. Michael Jackson79,930,000 units (as of Sep 2017)
19. Ed Sheeran79,640,000 units (as of Oct 2019)
20. Linkin Park73,710,000 units (as of Jun 2017)
21. Miley Cyrus70,520,000 units (as of Dec 2020)
22. Christina Aguilera69,950,000 units (as of Mar 2017)
23. Kelly Clarkson62,010,000 units (as of May 2018)
24. Queen59,650,000 units (as of Jan 2020)
25. Alicia Keys57,750,000 units (as of Nov 2016)
26. Nickelback57,280,000 units (as of Jun 2017)
27. One Direction57,000,000 units (as of May 2017)
28. Shakira56,350,000 units (as of Jun 2018)
29. Carrie Underwood54,410,000 units (as of Sep 2018)
30. Will.i.am53,300,000 units (as of Jul 2017)
31. Ariana Grande50,360,000 units (as of Jan 2019)
32. Mariah Carey50,130,000 units (as of Apr 2017)
33. Enrique Iglesias50,110,000 units (as of Sep 2016)
34. Ayumi Hamasaki46,480,000 units (as of Sep 2019)
35. The Rolling Stones46,200,000 units (as of Dec 2016)
36. Avril Lavigne46,160,000 units (as of Feb 2018)
37. Imagine Dragons45,410,000 units (as of Sep 2018)
38. Green Day44,600,000 units (as of Mar 2017)
39. Red Hot Chili Peppers44,400,000 units (as of Mar 2018)
40. The Weeknd42,430,000 units (as of Sep 2020)
41. Madonna42,100,000 units (as of Aug 2017)
42. Selena Gomez41,610,000 units (as of Mar 2021)
43. Metallica40,770,000 units (as of Feb 2019)
44. U240,500,000 units (as of Aug 2016)
45. Macklemore39,270,000 units (as of Nov 2017)
46. Bon Jovi38,450,000 units (as of Nov 2016)
47. Elvis Presley37,470,000 units (as of Sep 2018)
48. Guns N’ Roses37,210,000 units (as of Mar 2018)
49. Fergie36,900,000 units (as of Jul 2017)
50. Jennifer Lopez36,810,000 units (as of Jun 2018)

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hey! how can i find a certain album’s sales, they arent available anywhere (including this list) and i wanted to ask if theres any way i could find it. thank you!


Hi elora93838!

Are you looking at sales of one specific album that isn’t present or how to access to album sales of the artists listed on page 18?


I can’t search any artists. Chartmasters should sent an email to each subscriber that their website will be down or something like that


Hi jam001!

With nearly 12,000 subscribers, time for all emails to be sent the issue would be solved more often than not! Also, while I’ve set the needful to be notified when the website is down, it’s trickier when the site is up and running and only the tool is offline. I’ve no notification in this case. The best would be to mail us at so that we are aware of it and restart the tool fast.

As mentioned to L145, I’ve increased Silver’s limit to 10 for today for the inconvenience caused!


What happened to your website?

Last edited 1 day ago by jam001

Justin bieber is at 82m eas


Justin bieberstotal seems to glitch between 82 and 85 million.
Which is the correct total?


The other image I saw


it’s 82m


Hi Fanofpop!

Weirdly enough, from time to time Spotify credits the song Bad Guy to Justin, the solo song. This ends up with this glitch, the correct value is the lowest one.


Thank you so much


it’s still showing 85m


hey can you please update ed sheeran album sales?

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