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. Bob Dylan72,934,000
6. The Doors72,455,000
7. Led Zeppelin57,592,000
8. Creedence Clearwater Revival52,246,000
9. Barbra Streisand31,384,000
10. Johnny Hallyday29,793,000
11. Bee Gees27,358,000
12. Pink Floyd21,773,000
13. Stevie Wonder17,580,000
14. Santana16,834,000
15. Cher14,854,000
16. Cher14,854,000
17. Fleetwood Mac14,807,000
18. Jackson 5 & The Jacksons13,281,000
19. Buffalo Springfield11,061,000
20. David Bowie8,481,000

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. David Bowie68,914,000
15. AC/DC67,824,000
16. Paul McCartney65,482,000
17. Stevie Wonder63,036,000
18. Black Sabbath62,946,000
19. Aerosmith60,765,000
20. Supertramp58,979,000
21. Barbra Streisand57,359,000
22. Elvis Presley54,499,000
23. Neil Young53,662,000
24. John Lennon47,679,000
25. Michael Jackson46,469,000

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. Billy Joel62,280,000
15. Journey61,102,000
16. Van Halen60,076,000
17. Guns N’ Roses58,419,000
18. Whitney Houston56,494,000
19. Sade46,991,000
20. Bryan Adams46,495,000
21. Barbra Streisand43,186,000
22. The Rolling Stones37,912,000
23. Elton John37,330,000
24. Stevie Wonder36,782,000
25. David Bowie35,564,000

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. Guns N’ Roses56,524,000
12. Red Hot Chili Peppers55,552,000
13. Alanis Morissette50,237,000
14. Oasis47,347,000
15. Spice Girls47,339,000
16. Green Day44,616,000
17. The Cranberries42,810,000
18. U242,021,000
19. TLC38,447,000
20. Sting37,855,000
21. Bon Jovi37,185,000
22. Bryan Adams36,037,000
23. Aerosmith35,248,000
24. Santana33,069,000
25. Enya31,849,000

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. Drake87,409,000
2. Adele73,356,000
3. Justin Bieber66,066,000
4. Taylor Swift64,282,000
5. Ed Sheeran61,066,000
6. Rihanna60,916,000
7. BTS55,749,000
8. Bruno Mars52,339,000
9. One Direction44,466,000
10. Eminem44,008,000
11. Maroon 537,803,000
12. Katy Perry35,012,000
13. The Weeknd34,942,000
14. Ariana Grande33,108,000
15. Coldplay32,644,000
16. Lady Gaga30,122,000
17. Post Malone28,844,000
18. Kendrick Lamar26,660,000
19. Imagine Dragons24,676,000
20. Selena Gomez23,749,000
21. Bad Bunny23,336,000
22. Beyoncé23,194,000
23. Michael Bublé19,821,000
24. Shawn Mendes17,365,000
25. Billie Eilish16,709,000

2020s
1. BTS16,701,000
2. Bad Bunny9,112,000
3. Taylor Swift7,851,000
4. Drake6,009,000
5. The Weeknd4,070,000
6. Justin Bieber3,462,000
7. Eminem3,313,000
8. Dua Lipa2,884,000
9. Lady Gaga2,249,000
10. Selena Gomez1,958,000

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elora93838

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!

MJD

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?

jam001

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

MJD

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 contact@chartmasters.org 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!

jam001

What happened to your website?

Last edited 1 day ago by jam001
Teddy

Justin bieber is at 82m eas

Fanofpop

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

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Fanofpop

The other image I saw

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L500

it’s 82m

MJD

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.

Fanofpop

Thank you so much

Teddy

it’s still showing 85m

Teddy

hey can you please update ed sheeran album sales?

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