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. Rihanna251,150,000 units (as of Nov 2017)
2. Eminem197,610,000 units (as of Jul 2019)
3. Beyoncé166,890,000 units (as of May 2018)
4. Taylor Swift158,560,000 units (as of Oct 2020)
5. Bruno Mars149,580,000 units (as of Oct 2017)
6. Maroon 5149,190,000 units (as of Dec 2019)
7. Drake137,310,000 units (as of Aug 2017)
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. Coldplay93,680,000 units (as of Nov 2019)
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. Metallica40,770,000 units (as of Feb 2019)
43. U240,500,000 units (as of Aug 2016)
44. Macklemore39,270,000 units (as of Nov 2017)
45. Bon Jovi38,450,000 units (as of Nov 2016)
46. Elvis Presley37,470,000 units (as of Sep 2018)
47. Guns N’ Roses37,210,000 units (as of Mar 2018)
48. Fergie36,900,000 units (as of Jul 2017)
49. Jennifer Lopez36,810,000 units (as of Jun 2018)
50. Avicii36,700,000 units (as of Apr 2018)

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ojd

what bracket do you think Marvin Gaye would have achieved. 50-80 million? he has some monster tunes and has pretty decent streams

also I’m very excited for Stevie Wonder’s study because I grew up with his music and I’ve recently gotten into the iconic Motown acts (hence why I’m curious about Marvin Gaye’s sales)

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