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. Eric Clapton154,988,000 (as of Oct 2022)
14. Eagles153,885,000 (as of Dec 2017)
15. Rod Stewart153,339,000 (as of Nov 2019)
16. Mariah Carey144,375,000 (as of Apr 2017)
17. Barbra Streisand138,610,000 (as of Mar 2018)
18. Bruce Springsteen138,400,000 (as of Jul 2017)
19. Metallica133,775,000 (as of Feb 2019)
20. ABBA130,250,000 (as of Nov 2016)
21. Fleetwood Mac129,650,000 (as of Oct 2016)
22. Billy Joel129,075,000 (as of Oct 2016)
23. Whitney Houston128,600,000 (as of May 2017)
24. Bob Dylan128,375,000 (as of Oct 2016)
25. Santana128,086,000 (as of Aug 2020)
26. Phil Collins127,350,000 (as of Apr 2018)
27. Bee Gees125,795,000 (as of Apr 2017)
28. Eminem125,735,000 (as of Jun 2021)
29. Garth Brooks120,190,000 (as of Jan 2019)
30. Bob Marley120,150,000 (as of Nov 2017)
31. Aerosmith116,080,000 (as of Jun 2018)
32. Bon Jovi115,650,000 (as of Nov 2016)
33. Prince106,840,000 (as of Oct 2018)
34. Simon & Garfunkel106,565,000 (as of May 2018)
35. David Bowie103,910,000 (as of Jan 2017)
36. Guns N’ Roses102,770,000 (as of Mar 2018)
37. Genesis101,366,000 (as of May 2022)
38. The Doors100,941,000 (as of Mar 2019)
39. Dire Straits100,350,000 (as of Mar 2018)
40. Stevie Wonder92,138,000 (as of Mar 2021)
41. Van Halen92,006,000 (as of Dec 2020)
42. Jimi Hendrix91,714,000 (as of Dec 2021)
43. Paul McCartney86,510,000 (as of Dec 2018)
44. Neil Young85,786,000 (as of May 2021)
45. George Michael & Wham!83,200,000 (as of May 2017)
46. Enya82,500,000 (as of Feb 2018)
47. R.E.M.81,207,000 (as of Sep 2021)
48. Deep Purple80,375,000 (as of Aug 2021)
49. Backstreet Boys79,850,000 (as of Feb 2017)
50. Nirvana79,800,000 (as of Jul 2017)
51. Britney Spears77,565,000 (as of Apr 2019)
52. The Police77,460,000 (as of Jun 2020)
53. Red Hot Chili Peppers76,435,000 (as of Mar 2018)
54. Creedence Clearwater Revival76,420,000 (as of Jan 2019)
55. Iron Maiden76,389,000 (as of Nov 2021)
56. Shania Twain71,750,000 (as of Dec 2016)
57. Sting71,682,000 (as of Jun 2020)
58. Bryan Adams71,510,000 (as of Mar 2019)
59. Green Day70,295,000 (as of Mar 2017)
60. Journey69,267,000 (as of Sep 2019)
61. Sade67,815,000 (as of Jul 2020)
62. Supertramp66,040,000 (as of Aug 2019)
63. Coldplay64,275,000 (as of Jun 2021)
64. Adele63,670,000 (as of Jun 2022)
65. Robbie Williams62,448,000 (as of Dec 2019)
66. 2Pac62,361,000 (as of Jan 2022)
67. Linkin Park62,100,000 (as of Jun 2017)
68. Black Sabbath61,252,000 (as of Mar 2020)
69. John Lennon60,800,000 (as of Oct 2018)
70. Janet Jackson59,650,000 (as of Apr 2017)
71. Meat Loaf58,350,000 (as of Jun 2018)
72. Ozzy Osbourne56,902,000 (as of Mar 2020)
73. Taylor Swift56,125,000 (as of Nov 2022)
74. Johnny Hallyday55,740,000 (as of Jan 2018)
75. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young55,600,000 (as of May 2021)
76. Alanis Morissette53,380,000 (as of Jun 2018)
77. Cher53,350,000 (as of Aug 2017)
78. Michael Bublé52,995,000 (as of Dec 2016)
79. Oasis48,720,000 (as of Dec 2017)
80. P!nk48,223,000 (as of Jun 2022)
81. Tracy Chapman47,230,000 (as of Jun 2019)
82. Boston45,760,000 (as of Jun 2019)
83. Norah Jones45,280,000 (as of Nov 2016)
84. Paul Simon44,880,000 (as of May 2018)
85. Mannheim Steamroller41,735,000 (as of Dec 2020)
86. Nickelback41,300,000 (as of Jun 2017)
87. The Cranberries41,050,000 (as of Jan 2018)
88. BTS41,030,000 (as of Jun 2022)
89. Shakira39,420,000 (as of Jun 2018)
90. Enrique Iglesias39,200,000 (as of Sep 2016)
91. Jackson 5 & The Jacksons39,100,000 (as of Sep 2017)
92. Destiny’s Child38,810,000 (as of Jul 2022)
93. NSYNC38,690,000 (as of Feb 2018)
94. Beyoncé38,629,000 (as of Jul 2022)
95. Spice Girls38,400,000 (as of Mar 2017)
96. Ayumi Hamasaki37,800,000 (as of Sep 2019)
97. Usher37,160,000 (as of Sep 2017)
98. Lady Gaga36,000,000 (as of Dec 2020)
99. Alicia Keys35,060,000 (as of Nov 2016)
100. TLC33,850,000 (as of Apr 2019)
101. Rihanna33,778,000 (as of Jun 2021)
102. Christina Aguilera33,525,000 (as of Mar 2017)
103. Black Eyed Peas33,450,000 (as of Aug 2017)
104. Avril Lavigne33,140,000 (as of Feb 2018)
105. Foo Fighters31,700,000 (as of Oct 2017)
106. No Doubt31,546,000 (as of Mar 2020)
107. Take That30,590,000 (as of Dec 2019)
108. Jennifer Lopez29,800,000 (as of Jun 2018)
109. Xuxa29,135,000 (as of Oct 2022)
110. Cream29,040,000 (as of Oct 2022)
111. Maroon 527,975,000 (as of Dec 2019)
112. Dido27,050,000 (as of Feb 2019)
113. Miley Cyrus25,375,000 (as of Dec 2020)
114. Kylie Minogue25,330,000 (as of Apr 2018)
115. Evanescence25,155,000 (as of Jun 2019)
116. Justin Bieber24,680,000 (as of May 2022)
117. Amy Winehouse24,570,000 (as of Jul 2019)
118. Ed Sheeran24,215,000 (as of Oct 2021)
119. One Direction24,050,000 (as of May 2017)
120. Justin Timberlake23,370,000 (as of Feb 2018)
121. Arctic Monkeys23,050,000 (as of Oct 2022)
122. Kelly Clarkson22,920,000 (as of May 2018)
123. Björk22,765,000 (as of Dec 2018)
124. James Blunt21,396,000 (as of Feb 2019)
125. Renaud19,200,000 (as of Nov 2017)
126. Carrie Underwood18,800,000 (as of Sep 2018)
127. Fugees18,570,000 (as of Feb 2021)
128. Bruno Mars17,375,000 (as of Oct 2017)
129. Lauryn Hill17,335,000 (as of Feb 2021)
130. Katy Perry15,960,000 (as of Mar 2018)
131. Gorillaz15,770,000 (as of May 2017)
132. Drake15,565,000 (as of Jul 2021)
133. Aaliyah15,375,000 (as of Feb 2017)
134. The Yardbirds12,648,000 (as of Oct 2022)
135. Gwen Stefani12,060,000 (as of Apr 2020)
136. Lana Del Rey11,049,000 (as of Aug 2022)
137. Imagine Dragons8,190,000 (as of Sep 2018)
138. The Weeknd7,498,000 (as of Jul 2022)
139. Buffalo Springfield7,018,000 (as of May 2021)
140. Sam Smith6,525,000 (as of Oct 2017)
141. Fergie6,450,000 (as of Jul 2017)
142. Ariana Grande6,343,000 (as of Sep 2021)
143. Selena Gomez6,020,000 (as of Mar 2021)
144. Kendrick Lamar5,725,000 (as of Jan 2018)
145. Lin-Manuel Miranda5,570,000 (as of Jan 2022)
146. Blind Faith5,395,000 (as of Oct 2022)
147. Demi Lovato4,500,000 (as of Oct 2018)
148. Billie Eilish4,270,000 (as of Jul 2022)
149. Little Mix3,670,000 (as of Feb 2020)
150. Lorde3,300,000 (as of Jun 2017)
151. Macklemore (& Ryan Lewis)3,260,000 (as of Nov 2017)
152. Harry Styles3,245,000 (as of May 2022)
153. Blackpink3,195,000 (as of Sep 2021)
154. Shawn Mendes2,820,000 (as of Oct 2019)
155. Meghan Trainor2,748,000 (as of Oct 2022)
156. Avicii2,260,000 (as of Apr 2018)
157. Travis Scott1,670,000 (as of Apr 2022)
158. Dua Lipa1,284,000 (as of Jan 2021)
159. Olivia Rodrigo1,167,000 (as of Aug 2022)
160. Post Malone1,130,000 (as of Nov 2020)

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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

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