Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time


Artists Ranking – Singles (all formats)

The figures below are the sum of physical singles, digital singles and streaming, with each one converted in EAS (equivalent album sales).

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. Drake84,659,000 (as of Jul 2021)
2. Rihanna66,690,000 (as of Jun 2021)
3. Eminem65,844,000 (as of Jun 2021)
4. Elvis Presley48,585,000 (as of Sep 2018)
5. Justin Bieber48,544,000 (as of Nov 2020)
6. Taylor Swift47,199,000 (as of May 2021)
7. The Beatles41,695,000 (as of Mar 2017)
8. Michael Jackson39,144,000 (as of Sep 2017)
9. Ed Sheeran38,633,000 (as of Oct 2019)
10. Maroon 537,537,000 (as of Dec 2019)
11. Bruno Mars36,391,000 (as of Jun 2019)
12. Beyoncé36,191,000 (as of May 2018)
13. BTS35,163,000 (as of May 2021)
14. Queen34,691,000 (as of Jan 2020)
15. Coldplay34,068,000 (as of Jun 2021)
16. Lady Gaga32,318,000 (as of Dec 2020)
17. Bad Bunny32,264,000 (as of Jul 2021)
18. The Rolling Stones30,840,000 (as of Dec 2016)
19. The Weeknd30,770,000 (as of Sep 2020)
20. Madonna30,264,000 (as of Aug 2017)
21. Katy Perry29,213,000 (as of Jun 2019)
22. Stevie Wonder28,390,000 (as of Mar 2021)
23. Post Malone27,573,000 (as of Nov 2020)
24. Ariana Grande27,389,000 (as of Oct 2019)
25. Elton John25,100,000 (as of Feb 2018)
26. Bee Gees24,872,000 (as of Apr 2017)
27. Adele23,468,000 (as of Jun 2019)
28. Selena Gomez22,440,000 (as of Mar 2021)
29. Britney Spears22,156,000 (as of Apr 2019)
30. Justin Timberlake21,501,000 (as of Feb 2018)
31. Usher21,132,000 (as of Sep 2017)
32. Kendrick Lamar21,044,000 (as of Apr 2019)
33. Whitney Houston20,918,000 (as of May 2017)
34. Rod Stewart & Faces20,900,000 (as of Nov 2019)
35. Paul McCartney20,798,000 (as of Dec 2018)
36. ABBA19,832,000 (as of Nov 2016)
37. Mariah Carey19,821,000 (as of Apr 2017)
38. Ayumi Hamasaki19,792,000 (as of Sep 2019)
39. Miley Cyrus19,164,000 (as of Dec 2020)
40. Black Eyed Peas19,120,000 (as of Aug 2017)
41. George Michael & Wham!18,393,000 (as of May 2017)
42. David Bowie18,262,000 (as of Jan 2017)
43. Prince18,196,000 (as of Oct 2018)
44. Shakira17,221,000 (as of Jun 2018)
45. P!nk16,941,000 (as of Oct 2017)
46. Céline Dion16,798,000 (as of Sep 2016)
47. Imagine Dragons16,385,000 (as of Sep 2018)
48. Christina Aguilera15,957,000 (as of Mar 2017)
49. Cher15,640,000 (as of Aug 2017)
50. Bon Jovi15,469,000 (as of Nov 2016)

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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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