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. Cream42,180,000
11. Barbra Streisand31,384,000
12. Johnny Hallyday29,793,000
13. Bee Gees27,358,000
14. Pink Floyd21,773,000
15. Stevie Wonder17,580,000
16. Santana16,834,000
17. The Yardbirds16,479,000
18. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young15,461,000
19. Cher14,854,000
20. Fleetwood Mac14,807,000
21. Jackson 5 & The Jacksons13,281,000
22. Buffalo Springfield11,061,000
23. Blind Faith10,084,000
24. Deep Purple9,968,000
25. Eric Clapton9,071,000

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. Eric Clapton102,360,000
11. Fleetwood Mac95,398,000
12. Santana75,660,000
13. The Rolling Stones73,368,000
14. Billy Joel72,103,000
15. Deep Purple70,557,000
16. David Bowie68,914,000
17. AC/DC67,824,000
18. Paul McCartney65,482,000
19. Stevie Wonder63,036,000
20. Black Sabbath62,946,000
21. Aerosmith60,765,000
22. Supertramp58,979,000
23. Barbra Streisand57,359,000
24. Elvis Presley54,499,000
25. Neil Young53,662,000

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. Eminem126,736,000
2. Linkin Park67,608,000
3. Coldplay67,474,000
4. Britney Spears62,135,000
5. Beyoncé57,645,000
6. P!nk53,652,000
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. Rihanna39,242,000
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. Taylor Swift32,516,000
23. Green Day32,386,000
24. Miley Cyrus28,856,000
25. Evanescence28,339,000

2010s
1. Adele81,031,000
2. Taylor Swift80,268,000
3. Drake76,930,000
4. Ed Sheeran74,469,000
5. BTS74,141,000
6. Justin Bieber69,239,000
7. Rihanna57,503,000
8. Bruno Mars52,339,000
9. One Direction44,466,000
10. Eminem43,251,000
11. Ariana Grande43,206,000
12. The Weeknd41,509,000
13. Maroon 537,803,000
14. Katy Perry35,012,000
15. Kendrick Lamar34,977,000
16. Coldplay32,644,000
17. Beyoncé30,855,000
18. Lady Gaga30,122,000
19. Travis Scott30,032,000
20. Post Malone28,844,000
21. Lana Del Rey28,163,000
22. Billie Eilish27,814,000
23. Bad Bunny25,634,000
24. P!nk24,712,000
25. Imagine Dragons24,676,000

2020s
1. BTS30,972,000
2. Taylor Swift20,341,000
3. Bad Bunny18,956,000
4. The Weeknd17,268,000
5. Justin Bieber16,420,000
6. Olivia Rodrigo10,464,000
7. Dua Lipa10,083,000
8. Doja Cat9,379,000
9. Juice Wrld6,546,000
10. Blackpink6,373,000
11. Adele6,058,000
12. Ariana Grande5,999,000
13. Lil Nas X5,829,000
14. Billie Eilish5,658,000
15. Drake5,150,000
16. Eminem3,597,000
17. Travis Scott3,045,000
18. Lady Gaga2,249,000
19. Cardi B1,991,000
20. Selena Gomez1,958,000
21. Ed Sheeran1,740,000
22. Lana Del Rey1,402,000

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futiledevices

why “red (taylor’s version)” isn’t included

Ultimate

In Page 5, in Digital Singles Sales

The likes of Maroon 5 and Eminem numbers are increasing while Lady Gaga and Adele are still the same. Taking note that they which are supposed to be top 2 in the first place. The update supposed to be all of such lists.
Can the admins answer this question?

Jazz

Adele and Lady Gaga are both increasing. A few years back Adele was at 80 million, Gaga was at 60 million. Now Adele at 102 and Gaga 77. Eminem and Maroon 5 just have better streaming figures.

Paviurso

Why is Adele’s 30 not among the albums with the most pure sales? if they have even given it a Guinness World Record for selling 5M of pure units in 2021

Yefersonc_28

Actualicen a billie

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