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. Eminem124,695,000 (as of Jul 2019)
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. The Doors100,941,000 (as of Mar 2019)
37. Dire Straits100,350,000 (as of Mar 2018)
38. Van Halen92,006,000 (as of Dec 2020)
39. Paul McCartney86,510,000 (as of Dec 2018)
40. George Michael & Wham!83,200,000 (as of May 2017)
41. Enya82,500,000 (as of Feb 2018)
42. Backstreet Boys79,850,000 (as of Feb 2017)
43. Nirvana79,800,000 (as of Jul 2017)
44. The Police77,460,000 (as of Jun 2020)
45. Red Hot Chili Peppers76,435,000 (as of Mar 2018)
46. Britney Spears76,425,000 (as of Apr 2019)
47. Creedence Clearwater Revival76,420,000 (as of Jan 2019)
48. Shania Twain71,750,000 (as of Dec 2016)
49. Sting71,682,000 (as of Jun 2020)
50. Bryan Adams71,510,000 (as of Mar 2019)
51. Green Day70,295,000 (as of Mar 2017)
52. Journey69,267,000 (as of Sep 2019)
53. Sade67,815,000 (as of Jul 2020)
54. Supertramp66,040,000 (as of Aug 2019)
55. Coldplay63,590,000 (as of Nov 2019)
56. Robbie Williams62,448,000 (as of Dec 2019)
57. Linkin Park62,100,000 (as of Jun 2017)
58. Black Sabbath61,252,000 (as of Mar 2020)
59. John Lennon60,800,000 (as of Oct 2018)
60. Janet Jackson59,650,000 (as of Apr 2017)
61. Adele59,110,000 (as of Mar 2018)
62. Meat Loaf58,350,000 (as of Jun 2018)
63. Ozzy Osbourne56,902,000 (as of Mar 2020)
64. Johnny Hallyday55,740,000 (as of Jan 2018)
65. Alanis Morissette53,380,000 (as of Jun 2018)
66. Cher53,350,000 (as of Aug 2017)
67. Michael Bublé52,995,000 (as of Dec 2016)
68. Taylor Swift49,220,000 (as of Oct 2020)
69. Oasis48,720,000 (as of Dec 2017)
70. Tracy Chapman47,230,000 (as of Jun 2019)
71. Boston45,760,000 (as of Jun 2019)
72. Norah Jones45,280,000 (as of Nov 2016)
73. Paul Simon44,880,000 (as of May 2018)
74. P!nk42,100,000 (as of Oct 2017)
75. Mannheim Steamroller41,735,000 (as of Dec 2020)
76. Nickelback41,300,000 (as of Jun 2017)
77. The Cranberries41,050,000 (as of Jan 2018)
78. Shakira39,420,000 (as of Jun 2018)
79. Enrique Iglesias39,200,000 (as of Sep 2016)
80. Jackson 5 & The Jacksons39,100,000 (as of Sep 2017)
81. NSYNC38,690,000 (as of Feb 2018)
82. Spice Girls38,400,000 (as of Mar 2017)
83. Destiny’s Child38,350,000 (as of Aug 2018)
84. Ayumi Hamasaki37,800,000 (as of Sep 2019)
85. Usher37,160,000 (as of Sep 2017)
86. Lady Gaga36,000,000 (as of Dec 2020)
87. Alicia Keys35,060,000 (as of Nov 2016)
88. TLC33,850,000 (as of Apr 2019)
89. Beyoncé33,700,000 (as of May 2018)
90. Christina Aguilera33,525,000 (as of Mar 2017)
91. Black Eyed Peas33,450,000 (as of Aug 2017)
92. Avril Lavigne33,140,000 (as of Feb 2018)
93. Rihanna33,100,000 (as of Nov 2017)
94. Foo Fighters31,700,000 (as of Oct 2017)
95. No Doubt31,546,000 (as of Mar 2020)
96. Take That30,590,000 (as of Dec 2019)
97. Jennifer Lopez29,800,000 (as of Jun 2018)
98. BTS27,990,000 (as of Sep 2020)
99. Maroon 527,975,000 (as of Dec 2019)
100. Dido27,050,000 (as of Feb 2019)
101. Miley Cyrus25,375,000 (as of Dec 2020)
102. Kylie Minogue25,330,000 (as of Apr 2018)
103. Evanescence25,155,000 (as of Jun 2019)
104. Amy Winehouse24,570,000 (as of Jul 2019)
105. One Direction24,050,000 (as of May 2017)
106. Justin Bieber24,030,000 (as of Nov 2020)
107. Justin Timberlake23,370,000 (as of Feb 2018)
108. Kelly Clarkson22,920,000 (as of May 2018)
109. Björk22,765,000 (as of Dec 2018)
110. James Blunt21,396,000 (as of Feb 2019)
111. Ed Sheeran21,320,000 (as of Oct 2019)
112. Renaud19,200,000 (as of Nov 2017)
113. Carrie Underwood18,800,000 (as of Sep 2018)
114. Fugees18,570,000 (as of Feb 2021)
115. Bruno Mars17,375,000 (as of Oct 2017)
116. Lauryn Hill17,335,000 (as of Feb 2021)
117. Katy Perry15,960,000 (as of Mar 2018)
118. Gorillaz15,770,000 (as of May 2017)
119. Aaliyah15,375,000 (as of Feb 2017)
120. Drake14,775,000 (as of Aug 2017)
121. Gwen Stefani12,060,000 (as of Apr 2020)
122. Arctic Monkeys10,140,000 (as of May 2018)
123. Lana Del Rey8,500,000 (as of Aug 2017)
124. Imagine Dragons8,190,000 (as of Sep 2018)
125. Sam Smith6,525,000 (as of Oct 2017)
126. Fergie6,450,000 (as of Jul 2017)
127. The Weeknd6,240,000 (as of Sep 2020)
128. Kendrick Lamar5,725,000 (as of Jan 2018)
129. Selena Gomez5,705,000 (as of Nov 2017)
130. Ariana Grande5,500,000 (as of Oct 2019)
131. Demi Lovato4,500,000 (as of Oct 2018)
132. Little Mix3,670,000 (as of Feb 2020)
133. Lorde3,300,000 (as of Jun 2017)
134. Macklemore (& Ryan Lewis)3,260,000 (as of Nov 2017)
135. Shawn Mendes2,820,000 (as of Oct 2019)
136. Billie Eilish2,271,000 (as of Jul 2020)
137. Avicii2,260,000 (as of Apr 2018)
138. Post Malone1,130,000 (as of Nov 2020)
139. Dua Lipa952,500 (as of Jan 2021)
140. Will.i.am950,000 (as of Jul 2017)

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ojd

what bracket do you think Marvin Gaye would have achieved. 50-80 million? he has some monster tunes and has pretty decent streams

also I’m very excited for Stevie Wonder’s study because I grew up with his music and I’ve recently gotten into the iconic Motown acts (hence why I’m curious about Marvin Gaye’s sales)

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