Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

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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. Ed Sheeran51,710,000 (as of Oct 2021)
5. Elvis Presley48,585,000 (as of Sep 2018)
6. Justin Bieber48,544,000 (as of Nov 2020)
7. Taylor Swift47,199,000 (as of May 2021)
8. Ariana Grande42,489,000 (as of Sep 2021)
9. The Beatles41,695,000 (as of Mar 2017)
10. Michael Jackson39,144,000 (as of Sep 2017)
11. Maroon 537,537,000 (as of Dec 2019)
12. Bruno Mars36,391,000 (as of Jun 2019)
13. Beyoncé36,191,000 (as of May 2018)
14. BTS35,163,000 (as of May 2021)
15. Queen34,691,000 (as of Jan 2020)
16. Coldplay34,068,000 (as of Jun 2021)
17. Lady Gaga32,318,000 (as of Dec 2020)
18. Bad Bunny32,264,000 (as of Jul 2021)
19. The Rolling Stones30,840,000 (as of Dec 2016)
20. The Weeknd30,770,000 (as of Sep 2020)
21. Madonna30,264,000 (as of Aug 2017)
22. Katy Perry29,213,000 (as of Jun 2019)
23. Stevie Wonder28,390,000 (as of Mar 2021)
24. Post Malone27,573,000 (as of Nov 2020)
25. Adele27,017,000 (as of Oct 2021)
26. Elton John25,100,000 (as of Feb 2018)
27. Bee Gees24,872,000 (as of Apr 2017)
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. Juice Wrld21,107,000 (as of Aug 2021)
33. Kendrick Lamar21,044,000 (as of Apr 2019)
34. Whitney Houston20,918,000 (as of May 2017)
35. Rod Stewart & Faces20,900,000 (as of Nov 2019)
36. Paul McCartney20,798,000 (as of Dec 2018)
37. ABBA19,832,000 (as of Nov 2016)
38. Mariah Carey19,821,000 (as of Apr 2017)
39. Ayumi Hamasaki19,792,000 (as of Sep 2019)
40. Miley Cyrus19,164,000 (as of Dec 2020)
41. Black Eyed Peas19,120,000 (as of Aug 2017)
42. George Michael & Wham!18,393,000 (as of May 2017)
43. David Bowie18,262,000 (as of Jan 2017)
44. Prince18,196,000 (as of Oct 2018)
45. Shakira17,221,000 (as of Jun 2018)
46. Cardi B16,942,000 (as of Sep 2021)
47. P!nk16,941,000 (as of Oct 2017)
48. Céline Dion16,798,000 (as of Sep 2016)
49. Imagine Dragons16,385,000 (as of Sep 2018)
50. 2Pac16,289,000 (as of Jan 2022)

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DenysAnatol

What is going on with Justin Bieber’s numbers on the “Top CSPC – the best
selling artists of all-time” page ? From 88 mil to 94 mil within a few days .

L145

his total is always glitching I don’t get it

john

thats why I think they should update his streaming master page bcz his Spotify streams are not clear

Iris

I’m not sure on how these numbers compare to this site but according to chartsinfrance, these are the top selling female albums artists in USA. (Special thanks to Choley from UKMix) • Barbra Streisand – 95 million • Mariah Carey – 72.65 million • Madonna – 72.3 million • Celine Dion – 62.3 million • Whitney Houston – 60.3 million • Reba Mcentire – 55.2 million • Linda Ronstadt – 45.5 million • Shania Twain – 45.5 million • Janet Jackson – 43.5 million • Britney Spears – 40.7 million • Taylor Swift – 38 million • Dixie Chicks –… Read more »

Nicknock

Hi! U can update Madonna´s figure? Thank u!

hug

Where’s cheek to cheek on the bestseller list in pure sales of 2014? Sold +1.3 million copies worldwide!

L145

the cutoff is 2m

deekennj

This is the best time to update Mariah Carey’s figures. Hoping you give her time and thank you in advance!! I can’t waitttt!!! Happy New Year <3

Mikko

Earlier on the week David Bowie sold catalogue rights to Warner company. He did not own his master recordings . Surpise. Bowie got 250$ million +. Artist has three types rights for sale. The publishing rights and master recordings + artists rights. Maybe by the end of week the Sting will complete its own business. Startin price, 250 $ million. Sting own his publishing rights and the master recordings. He sales not all. Annually he get 12-13 $ dollars. I quess that Sting worth is lot more. 300-400 dollar i believe. Usually artist want to keep the master tapes. Prince… Read more »

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