Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

Madonna

Artists Ranking – ASR – Per type

The ASR (Artist Success Rating) represents the cumulative success of an artist, regardless of how the value of the discography has been exploited. Each figure is a key indicator, without any unit. For a better readability, it is given in base 1000.

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.

ASR – Bands
1. The Beatles928 (as of Mar 2017)
2. Queen843 (as of Jan 2020)
3. Eagles639 (as of Dec 2017)
4. Led Zeppelin583 (as of Aug 2016)
5. ABBA582 (as of Nov 2016)
6. Pink Floyd551 (as of Jun 2017)
7. The Rolling Stones551 (as of Dec 2016)
8. Simon & Garfunkel542 (as of May 2018)
9. AC/DC507 (as of Feb 2018)
10. Bee Gees501 (as of Apr 2017)
11. U2497 (as of Aug 2016)
12. Fleetwood Mac463 (as of Oct 2016)
13. Bon Jovi444 (as of Nov 2016)
14. The Police419 (as of Jun 2020)
15. Guns N’ Roses403 (as of Mar 2018)
16. The Doors396 (as of Mar 2019)
17. Metallica382 (as of Feb 2019)
18. Santana376 (as of Aug 2020)
19. Dire Straits375 (as of Mar 2018)
20. Aerosmith365 (as of Jun 2018)
21. Nirvana349 (as of Jul 2017)
22. Creedence Clearwater Revival343 (as of Jan 2019)
23. Journey322 (as of Sep 2019)
24. Backstreet Boys318 (as of Feb 2017)
25. Deep Purple283 (as of Aug 2021)
26. Van Halen270 (as of Dec 2020)
27. Coldplay269 (as of Jun 2021)
28. Genesis264 (as of May 2022)
29. Red Hot Chili Peppers257 (as of Mar 2018)
30. Sade250 (as of Jul 2020)
31. Black Sabbath247 (as of Mar 2020)
32. Supertramp242 (as of Aug 2019)
33. R.E.M.241 (as of Sep 2021)
34. BTS240 (as of Jun 2022)
35. Linkin Park233 (as of Jun 2017)
36. Iron Maiden230 (as of Nov 2021)
37. Cream230 (as of Oct 2022)
38. Green Day228 (as of Mar 2017)
39. Crosby Stills & Nash214 (as of May 2021)
40. Jackson 5 & The Jacksons211 (as of Sep 2017)
41. Boston204 (as of Jun 2019)
42. Spice Girls203 (as of Mar 2017)
43. Maroon 5201 (as of Dec 2019)
44. Destiny’s Child193 (as of Jul 2022)
45. Oasis190 (as of Dec 2017)
46. No Doubt172 (as of Mar 2020)
47. Black Eyed Peas170 (as of Aug 2017)
48. TLC169 (as of Apr 2019)
49. Cranberries162 (as of Jan 2018)
50. Nickelback153 (as of Jun 2017)
51. Evanescence147 (as of Jun 2019)
52. NSYNC146 (as of Feb 2018)
53. Fugees141 (as of Feb 2021)
54. Take That137 (as of Dec 2019)
55. One Direction123 (as of May 2017)
56. Foo Fighters110 (as of Oct 2017)
57. Imagine Dragons107 (as of Sep 2018)
58. Mannheim Steamroller95 (as of Dec 2020)
59. Arctic Monkeys93 (as of Oct 2022)
60. Gorillaz81 (as of May 2017)
61. Blackpink72 (as of Sep 2021)
62. Buffalo Springfield71 (as of May 2021)
63. Blind Faith66 (as of Oct 2022)
64. The Yardbirds66 (as of Oct 2022)
65. Little Mix34 (as of Feb 2020)

ASR – Females
1. Madonna552 (as of Aug 2017)
2. Céline Dion490 (as of Sep 2016)
3. Whitney Houston463 (as of May 2017)
4. Mariah Carey426 (as of Apr 2017)
5. Adele383 (as of Jun 2022)
6. Barbra Streisand333 (as of Mar 2018)
7. Britney Spears314 (as of Apr 2019)
8. Shania Twain305 (as of Dec 2016)
9. Taylor Swift268 (as of Nov 2022)
10. Alanis Morissette244 (as of Jun 2018)
11. Enya242 (as of Feb 2018)
12. Beyonce229 (as of Jul 2022)
13. Rihanna225 (as of Jun 2021)
14. Lady Gaga225 (as of Dec 2020)
15. P!nk214 (as of Jun 2022)
16. Cher213 (as of Aug 2017)
17. Janet Jackson205 (as of Apr 2017)
18. Tracy Chapman194 (as of Jun 2019)
19. Norah Jones176 (as of Nov 2016)
20. Shakira161 (as of Jun 2018)
21. Katy Perry156 (as of Jun 2019)
22. Ayumi Hamasaki150 (as of Sep 2019)
23. Alicia Keys148 (as of Nov 2016)
24. Christina Aguilera145 (as of Mar 2017)
25. Avril Lavigne141 (as of Feb 2018)
26. Amy Winehouse134 (as of Jul 2019)
27. Ariana Grande127 (as of Sep 2021)
28. Billie Eilish126 (as of Jul 2022)
29. Dido123 (as of Feb 2019)
30. Jennifer Lopez123 (as of Jun 2018)
31. Kelly Clarkson117 (as of May 2018)
32. Dua Lipa115 (as of May 2022)
33. Miley Cyrus107 (as of Dec 2020)
34. Ms. Lauryn Hill107 (as of Feb 2021)
35. Kylie Minogue105 (as of Apr 2018)
36. Lana Del Rey93 (as of Aug 2022)
37. Carrie Underwood90 (as of Sep 2018)
38. Gwen Stefani86 (as of Apr 2020)
39. Selena Gomez84 (as of Mar 2021)
40. Meghan Trainor76 (as of Oct 2022)
41. Fergie71 (as of Jul 2017)
42. Cardi B70 (as of Sep 2021)
43. Björk68 (as of Dec 2018)
44. Xuxa67 (as of Oct 2022)
45. Olivia Rodrigo66 (as of Aug 2022)
46. Doja Cat63 (as of Aug 2022)
47. Aaliyah61 (as of Feb 2017)
48. Lorde51 (as of Jun 2017)
49. Demi Lovato43 (as of Oct 2018)

ASR – Males
1. Michael Jackson1000 (as of Sep 2017)
2. Elvis Presley696 (as of Sep 2018)
3. Elton John542 (as of Feb 2018)
4. Eric Clapton497 (as of Oct 2022)
5. Rod Stewart & Faces458 (as of Nov 2019)
6. Phil Collins455 (as of Apr 2018)
7. Bob Marley440 (as of Nov 2017)
8. Eminem424 (as of Jun 2021)
9. Garth Brooks409 (as of Jan 2019)
10. Billy Joel408 (as of Oct 2016)
11. Bruce Springsteen402 (as of Jul 2017)
12. Jimi Hendrix341 (as of Dec 2021)
13. Bryan Adams339 (as of Mar 2019)
14. Stevie Wonder316 (as of Mar 2021)
15. Prince304 (as of Oct 2018)
16. George Michael & Wham!302 (as of May 2017)
17. Bob Dylan294 (as of Oct 2016)
18. David Bowie292 (as of Jan 2017)
19. John Lennon260 (as of Oct 2018)
20. Ed Sheeran251 (as of Oct 2021)
21. Meat Loaf234 (as of Jun 2018)
22. Justin Bieber233 (as of May 2022)
23. Sting227 (as of Jun 2020)
24. Paul McCartney223 (as of Dec 2018)
25. Robbie Williams217 (as of Dec 2019)
26. Neil Young203 (as of May 2021)
27. 2Pac203 (as of Jan 2022)
28. Bruno Mars185 (as of Jun 2019)
29. Paul Simon182 (as of May 2018)
30. The Weeknd165 (as of Jul 2022)
31. Usher159 (as of Sep 2017)
32. Ozzy Osbourne157 (as of Mar 2020)
33. Michael Buble152 (as of Dec 2016)
34. Drake151 (as of Jul 2021)
35. Justin Timberlake137 (as of Feb 2018)
36. Johnny Hallyday127 (as of Jan 2018)
37. Enrique Iglesias127 (as of Sep 2016)
38. James Blunt121 (as of Feb 2019)
39. Post Malone102 (as of Nov 2020)
40. Kendrick Lamar97 (as of May 2022)
41. Bad Bunny92 (as of Jun 2022)
42. Sam Smith89 (as of Oct 2017)
43. Travis Scott86 (as of Apr 2022)
44. Lil Nas X85 (as of Aug 2022)
45. Harry Styles75 (as of May 2022)
46. Shawn Mendes73 (as of Oct 2019)
47. Macklemore72 (as of Nov 2017)
48. Avicii65 (as of Apr 2018)
49. Juice Wrld60 (as of Aug 2021)
50. Lin-Manuel Miranda59 (as of Jan 2022)
51. Lewis Capaldi58 (as of Sep 2021)
52. Renaud48 (as of Nov 2017)
53. Will.i.am46 (as of Jul 2017)

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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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