Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

Beatles

Artists Ranking – Raw sales – All Albums

Please notice that music videos, EPs and singles are not considered here. Records included are studio albums, compilations, live albums and box sets. The figures given here are units sold.

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. The Beatles333,145,000 (as of Mar 2017)
2. Elvis Presley244,475,000 (as of Sep 2018)
3. Michael Jackson235,440,000 (as of Sep 2017)
4. Pink Floyd203,010,000 (as of Jun 2017)
5. Madonna201,900,000 (as of Aug 2017)
6. The Rolling Stones201,100,000 (as of Dec 2016)
7. Queen192,564,000 (as of Jan 2020)
8. Led Zeppelin182,500,000 (as of Aug 2016)
9. Céline Dion171,625,000 (as of Sep 2016)
10. AC/DC169,670,000 (as of Feb 2018)
11. U2169,000,000 (as of Aug 2016)
12. Elton John167,640,000 (as of Feb 2018)
13. Eagles153,885,000 (as of Dec 2017)
14. Rod Stewart153,339,000 (as of Nov 2019)
15. Mariah Carey144,375,000 (as of Apr 2017)
16. Barbra Streisand138,610,000 (as of Mar 2018)
17. Bruce Springsteen138,400,000 (as of Jul 2017)
18. Metallica133,775,000 (as of Feb 2019)
19. ABBA130,250,000 (as of Nov 2016)
20. Fleetwood Mac129,650,000 (as of Oct 2016)
21. Billy Joel129,075,000 (as of Oct 2016)
22. Whitney Houston128,600,000 (as of May 2017)
23. Bob Dylan128,375,000 (as of Oct 2016)
24. Santana128,086,000 (as of Aug 2020)
25. Phil Collins127,350,000 (as of Apr 2018)
26. Bee Gees125,795,000 (as of Apr 2017)
27. Eminem125,735,000 (as of Jun 2021)
28. Garth Brooks120,190,000 (as of Jan 2019)
29. Bob Marley120,150,000 (as of Nov 2017)
30. Aerosmith116,080,000 (as of Jun 2018)
31. Bon Jovi115,650,000 (as of Nov 2016)
32. Prince106,840,000 (as of Oct 2018)
33. Simon & Garfunkel106,565,000 (as of May 2018)
34. David Bowie103,910,000 (as of Jan 2017)
35. Guns N’ Roses102,770,000 (as of Mar 2018)
36. Genesis101,366,000 (as of May 2022)
37. The Doors100,941,000 (as of Mar 2019)
38. Dire Straits100,350,000 (as of Mar 2018)
39. Stevie Wonder92,138,000 (as of Mar 2021)
40. Van Halen92,006,000 (as of Dec 2020)
41. Jimi Hendrix91,714,000 (as of Dec 2021)
42. Paul McCartney86,510,000 (as of Dec 2018)
43. Neil Young85,786,000 (as of May 2021)
44. George Michael & Wham!83,200,000 (as of May 2017)
45. Enya82,500,000 (as of Feb 2018)
46. R.E.M.81,207,000 (as of Sep 2021)
47. Deep Purple80,375,000 (as of Aug 2021)
48. Backstreet Boys79,850,000 (as of Feb 2017)
49. Nirvana79,800,000 (as of Jul 2017)
50. Britney Spears77,565,000 (as of Apr 2019)
51. The Police77,460,000 (as of Jun 2020)
52. Red Hot Chili Peppers76,435,000 (as of Mar 2018)
53. Creedence Clearwater Revival76,420,000 (as of Jan 2019)
54. Iron Maiden76,389,000 (as of Nov 2021)
55. Shania Twain71,750,000 (as of Dec 2016)
56. Sting71,682,000 (as of Jun 2020)
57. Bryan Adams71,510,000 (as of Mar 2019)
58. Green Day70,295,000 (as of Mar 2017)
59. Journey69,267,000 (as of Sep 2019)
60. Sade67,815,000 (as of Jul 2020)
61. Supertramp66,040,000 (as of Aug 2019)
62. Coldplay64,275,000 (as of Jun 2021)
63. Adele63,670,000 (as of Jun 2022)
64. Robbie Williams62,448,000 (as of Dec 2019)
65. 2Pac62,361,000 (as of Jan 2022)
66. Linkin Park62,100,000 (as of Jun 2017)
67. Black Sabbath61,252,000 (as of Mar 2020)
68. John Lennon60,800,000 (as of Oct 2018)
69. Janet Jackson59,650,000 (as of Apr 2017)
70. Meat Loaf58,350,000 (as of Jun 2018)
71. Ozzy Osbourne56,902,000 (as of Mar 2020)
72. Johnny Hallyday55,740,000 (as of Jan 2018)
73. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young55,600,000 (as of May 2021)
74. Alanis Morissette53,380,000 (as of Jun 2018)
75. Cher53,350,000 (as of Aug 2017)
76. Taylor Swift53,305,000 (as of Jul 2022)
77. Michael Bublé52,995,000 (as of Dec 2016)
78. Oasis48,720,000 (as of Dec 2017)
79. P!nk48,223,000 (as of Jun 2022)
80. Tracy Chapman47,230,000 (as of Jun 2019)
81. Boston45,760,000 (as of Jun 2019)
82. Norah Jones45,280,000 (as of Nov 2016)
83. Paul Simon44,880,000 (as of May 2018)
84. Mannheim Steamroller41,735,000 (as of Dec 2020)
85. Nickelback41,300,000 (as of Jun 2017)
86. The Cranberries41,050,000 (as of Jan 2018)
87. BTS41,030,000 (as of Jun 2022)
88. Shakira39,420,000 (as of Jun 2018)
89. Enrique Iglesias39,200,000 (as of Sep 2016)
90. Jackson 5 & The Jacksons39,100,000 (as of Sep 2017)
91. Destiny’s Child38,810,000 (as of Jul 2022)
92. NSYNC38,690,000 (as of Feb 2018)
93. Beyoncé38,629,000 (as of Jul 2022)
94. Spice Girls38,400,000 (as of Mar 2017)
95. Ayumi Hamasaki37,800,000 (as of Sep 2019)
96. Usher37,160,000 (as of Sep 2017)
97. Lady Gaga36,000,000 (as of Dec 2020)
98. Alicia Keys35,060,000 (as of Nov 2016)
99. TLC33,850,000 (as of Apr 2019)
100. Rihanna33,778,000 (as of Jun 2021)
101. Christina Aguilera33,525,000 (as of Mar 2017)
102. Black Eyed Peas33,450,000 (as of Aug 2017)
103. Avril Lavigne33,140,000 (as of Feb 2018)
104. Foo Fighters31,700,000 (as of Oct 2017)
105. No Doubt31,546,000 (as of Mar 2020)
106. Take That30,590,000 (as of Dec 2019)
107. Jennifer Lopez29,800,000 (as of Jun 2018)
108. Maroon 527,975,000 (as of Dec 2019)
109. Dido27,050,000 (as of Feb 2019)
110. Miley Cyrus25,375,000 (as of Dec 2020)
111. Kylie Minogue25,330,000 (as of Apr 2018)
112. Evanescence25,155,000 (as of Jun 2019)
113. Justin Bieber24,680,000 (as of May 2022)
114. Amy Winehouse24,570,000 (as of Jul 2019)
115. Ed Sheeran24,215,000 (as of Oct 2021)
116. One Direction24,050,000 (as of May 2017)
117. Justin Timberlake23,370,000 (as of Feb 2018)
118. Kelly Clarkson22,920,000 (as of May 2018)
119. Björk22,765,000 (as of Dec 2018)
120. James Blunt21,396,000 (as of Feb 2019)
121. Renaud19,200,000 (as of Nov 2017)
122. Carrie Underwood18,800,000 (as of Sep 2018)
123. Fugees18,570,000 (as of Feb 2021)
124. Bruno Mars17,375,000 (as of Oct 2017)
125. Lauryn Hill17,335,000 (as of Feb 2021)
126. Katy Perry15,960,000 (as of Mar 2018)
127. Gorillaz15,770,000 (as of May 2017)
128. Drake15,565,000 (as of Jul 2021)
129. Aaliyah15,375,000 (as of Feb 2017)
130. Gwen Stefani12,060,000 (as of Apr 2020)
131. Arctic Monkeys10,140,000 (as of May 2018)
132. Lana Del Rey8,500,000 (as of Aug 2017)
133. Imagine Dragons8,190,000 (as of Sep 2018)
134. The Weeknd7,498,000 (as of Jul 2022)
135. Buffalo Springfield7,018,000 (as of May 2021)
136. Sam Smith6,525,000 (as of Oct 2017)
137. Fergie6,450,000 (as of Jul 2017)
138. Ariana Grande6,343,000 (as of Sep 2021)
139. Selena Gomez6,020,000 (as of Mar 2021)
140. Kendrick Lamar5,725,000 (as of Jan 2018)
141. Lin-Manuel Miranda5,570,000 (as of Jan 2022)
142. Demi Lovato4,500,000 (as of Oct 2018)
143. Billie Eilish4,270,000 (as of Jul 2022)
144. Little Mix3,670,000 (as of Feb 2020)
145. Lorde3,300,000 (as of Jun 2017)
146. Macklemore (& Ryan Lewis)3,260,000 (as of Nov 2017)
147. Harry Styles3,245,000 (as of May 2022)
148. Blackpink3,195,000 (as of Sep 2021)
149. Shawn Mendes2,820,000 (as of Oct 2019)
150. Avicii2,260,000 (as of Apr 2018)
151. Travis Scott1,670,000 (as of Apr 2022)
152. Dua Lipa1,284,000 (as of Jan 2021)
153. Post Malone1,130,000 (as of Nov 2020)

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rama

Lets be real Uptown funk has sold more than 17m in digital tracks, it should be in the top 3. Don’t think your numbers are updated.

Lance

Can you do lists of the complete sales for Nicki Minaj and Kanye West? Thanks!

Denysanatol

It is done . Thank You !

Denysanatol

Why “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” had only 12.520.000 on this list ? It was update in her article .

Kanye

And so is Lover by Taylor Swift! Would you please fix it?

Ian

This is utter bullshit…what a skank site…there is no way MHWGO is above all other songs ~~~period

jt1916

The albums from 2019 appear with the numbers of the day 10.

popolucax

page 8 not showing pink hurts 2b human

Gabriel

Madonna’s albuns haven’t been certificated since 90’s or de early 00’s, how much a possible new certifications will add to her CSPC?

Martin

Nothing, her album figures in the article, have been estimated up until that point, so sales since last certification have been factored in.

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