Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

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Artists Ranking – CSPC – Total per decade

Here is the sum of all the value released by the artists during each decade. The figures are given 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.

1950s
1. Elvis Presley127,149,000

1960s
1. The Beatles376,924,000
2. Elvis Presley131,658,000
3. The Rolling Stones110,801,000
4. Simon & Garfunkel89,796,000
5. Jimi Hendrix81,562,000
6. Bob Dylan72,934,000
7. The Doors72,455,000
8. Led Zeppelin57,592,000
9. Creedence Clearwater Revival52,246,000
10. Barbra Streisand31,384,000
11. Johnny Hallyday29,793,000
12. Bee Gees27,358,000
13. Pink Floyd21,773,000
14. Stevie Wonder17,580,000
15. Santana16,834,000
16. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young15,461,000
17. Cher14,854,000
18. Fleetwood Mac14,807,000
19. Jackson 5 & The Jacksons13,281,000
20. Buffalo Springfield11,061,000

1970s
1. Pink Floyd171,695,000
2. Eagles163,422,000
3. Led Zeppelin138,828,000
4. Queen129,623,000
5. Elton John129,344,000
6. Abba125,972,000
7. Rod Stewart & Faces108,674,000
8. Bob Marley107,997,000
9. Bee Gees104,914,000
10. Fleetwood Mac95,398,000
11. Santana75,660,000
12. The Rolling Stones73,368,000
13. Billy Joel72,103,000
14. Deep Purple70,557,000
15. David Bowie68,914,000
16. AC/DC67,824,000
17. Paul McCartney65,482,000
18. Stevie Wonder63,036,000
19. Black Sabbath62,946,000
20. Aerosmith60,765,000
21. Supertramp58,979,000
22. Barbra Streisand57,359,000
23. Elvis Presley54,499,000
24. Neil Young53,662,000
25. John Lennon47,679,000

1980s
1. Michael Jackson181,681,000
2. Madonna131,613,000
3. Phil Collins119,105,000
4. U2111,861,000
5. Queen107,789,000
6. Prince93,149,000
7. AC/DC84,857,000
8. Bruce Springsteen82,382,000
9. Bon Jovi79,146,000
10. George Michael & Wham!69,617,000
11. Dire Straits67,720,000
12. The Police64,978,000
13. Metallica64,948,000
14. Iron Maiden62,620,000
15. Billy Joel62,280,000
16. Journey61,102,000
17. Van Halen60,076,000
18. Guns N’ Roses58,419,000
19. Whitney Houston56,494,000
20. Genesis49,465,000
21. Sade46,991,000
22. Bryan Adams46,495,000
23. Barbra Streisand43,186,000
24. The Rolling Stones37,912,000
25. Elton John37,330,000

1990s
1. Céline Dion160,090,000
2. Mariah Carey144,462,000
3. Garth Brooks108,309,000
4. Whitney Houston88,381,000
5. Nirvana80,179,000
6. Michael Jackson78,755,000
7. Metallica75,261,000
8. Backstreet Boys74,905,000
9. Madonna66,562,000
10. Shania Twain65,863,000
11. 2Pac63,581,000
12. R.E.M.57,546,000
13. Guns N’ Roses56,524,000
14. Red Hot Chili Peppers55,552,000
15. Alanis Morissette50,237,000
16. Oasis47,347,000
17. Spice Girls47,339,000
18. Green Day44,616,000
19. The Cranberries42,810,000
20. U242,021,000
21. TLC38,447,000
22. Sting37,855,000
23. Bon Jovi37,185,000
24. Bryan Adams36,037,000
25. Aerosmith35,248,000

2000s
1. Eminem128,253,000
2. Linkin Park67,608,000
3. Coldplay67,474,000
4. Britney Spears62,135,000
5. Beyoncé50,503,000
6. P!nk48,326,000
7. Norah Jones48,153,000
8. Robbie Williams47,775,000
9. Nickelback46,375,000
10. Black Eyed Peas45,631,000
11. Alicia Keys43,142,000
12. Michael Bublé42,346,000
13. Ayumi Hamasaki40,263,000
14. Rihanna40,163,000
15. U238,338,000
16. Madonna37,931,000
17. Avril Lavigne36,931,000
18. Lady Gaga35,949,000
19. Usher34,775,000
20. Shakira34,227,000
21. Justin Timberlake33,379,000
22. Green Day32,386,000
23. Taylor Swift29,445,000
24. Miley Cyrus28,856,000
25. Evanescence28,339,000

2010s
1. Adele76,991,000
2. Drake76,930,000
3. Ed Sheeran74,469,000
4. Justin Bieber69,239,000
5. Taylor Swift64,282,000
6. Rihanna60,916,000
7. BTS55,749,000
8. Bruno Mars52,339,000
9. One Direction44,466,000
10. Eminem44,008,000
11. Ariana Grande43,206,000
12. Maroon 537,803,000
13. Katy Perry35,012,000
14. The Weeknd34,942,000
15. Coldplay32,644,000
16. Lady Gaga30,122,000
17. Travis Scott30,032,000
18. Post Malone28,844,000
19. Kendrick Lamar26,660,000
20. Imagine Dragons24,676,000
21. Selena Gomez23,749,000
22. Bad Bunny23,336,000
23. Beyoncé23,194,000
24. Michael Bublé19,821,000
25. Dua Lipa17,460,000

2020s
1. BTS16,701,000
2. Justin Bieber16,420,000
3. Dua Lipa10,083,000
4. Bad Bunny9,112,000
5. Taylor Swift7,851,000
6. Juice Wrld6,546,000
7. Blackpink6,373,000
8. Ariana Grande5,999,000
9. Drake5,150,000
10. Olivia Rodrigo4,831,000
11. The Weeknd4,070,000
12. Doja Cat3,690,000
13. Eminem3,313,000
14. Travis Scott3,045,000
15. Lil Nas X2,334,000
16. Lady Gaga2,249,000
17. Cardi B1,991,000
18. Selena Gomez1,958,000
19. Ed Sheeran1,740,000

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mcplaydate

where is cry baby on 2015’s top albums? he sold over 500k in pure sales only in usa

Denysanatol

Where is BTS ?

TomFlint341

Their biggest song, Dynamite is only at 6.87 million eas.

mcplaydate

please update melanie martinez and little mix sales

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