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 Beatles915 (as of Mar 2017)
2. Queen843 (as of Jan 2020)
3. Eagles639 (as of Dec 2017)
4. Led Zeppelin577 (as of Aug 2016)
5. ABBA575 (as of Nov 2016)
6. Pink Floyd551 (as of Jun 2017)
7. The Rolling Stones546 (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. U2492 (as of Aug 2016)
12. Fleetwood Mac456 (as of Oct 2016)
13. Bon Jovi438 (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 Boys312 (as of Feb 2017)
25. Van Halen270 (as of Dec 2020)
26. Coldplay269 (as of Jun 2021)
27. Red Hot Chili Peppers257 (as of Mar 2018)
28. Sade250 (as of Jul 2020)
29. Black Sabbath247 (as of Mar 2020)
30. Supertramp242 (as of Aug 2019)
31. Linkin Park233 (as of Jun 2017)
32. Green Day228 (as of Mar 2017)
33. Crosby Stills & Nash214 (as of May 2021)
34. Jackson 5 & The Jacksons211 (as of Sep 2017)
35. Boston204 (as of Jun 2019)
36. Spice Girls203 (as of Mar 2017)
37. Maroon 5201 (as of Dec 2019)
38. Oasis190 (as of Dec 2017)
39. No Doubt172 (as of Mar 2020)
40. Black Eyed Peas170 (as of Aug 2017)
41. TLC169 (as of Apr 2019)
42. Destiny’s Child165 (as of May 2018)
43. Cranberries162 (as of Jan 2018)
44. BTS155 (as of May 2021)
45. Nickelback153 (as of Jun 2017)
46. Evanescence147 (as of Jun 2019)
47. NSYNC146 (as of Feb 2018)
48. Fugees141 (as of Feb 2021)
49. Take That137 (as of Dec 2019)
50. One Direction123 (as of May 2017)
51. Foo Fighters110 (as of Oct 2017)
52. Imagine Dragons107 (as of Sep 2018)
53. Mannheim Steamroller95 (as of Dec 2020)
54. Gorillaz81 (as of May 2017)
55. Buffalo Springfield71 (as of May 2021)
56. Arctic Monkeys50 (as of May 2018)
57. Little Mix34 (as of Feb 2020)

ASR – Females
1. Madonna552 (as of Aug 2017)
2. Céline Dion486 (as of Sep 2016)
3. Whitney Houston463 (as of May 2017)
4. Mariah Carey426 (as of Apr 2017)
5. Adele338 (as of Jun 2019)
6. Barbra Streisand333 (as of Mar 2018)
7. Britney Spears314 (as of Apr 2019)
8. Shania Twain302 (as of Dec 2016)
9. Alanis Morissette244 (as of Jun 2018)
10. Enya242 (as of Feb 2018)
11. Rihanna227 (as of Jun 2021)
12. Lady Gaga225 (as of Dec 2020)
13. Taylor Swift216 (as of May 2021)
14. Cher213 (as of Aug 2017)
15. Janet Jackson205 (as of Apr 2017)
16. Tracy Chapman194 (as of Jun 2019)
17. Beyonce191 (as of May 2018)
18. P!nk177 (as of Oct 2017)
19. Norah Jones173 (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. Christina Aguilera145 (as of Mar 2017)
24. Alicia Keys142 (as of Nov 2016)
25. Avril Lavigne141 (as of Feb 2018)
26. Amy Winehouse134 (as of Jul 2019)
27. Dido123 (as of Feb 2019)
28. Jennifer Lopez123 (as of Jun 2018)
29. Kelly Clarkson117 (as of May 2018)
30. Miley Cyrus107 (as of Dec 2020)
31. Ms. Lauryn Hill107 (as of Feb 2021)
32. Kylie Minogue105 (as of Apr 2018)
33. Ariana Grande99 (as of Oct 2019)
34. Carrie Underwood90 (as of Sep 2018)
35. Gwen Stefani86 (as of Apr 2020)
36. Selena Gomez84 (as of Mar 2021)
37. Billie Eilish74 (as of Jul 2020)
38. Dua Lipa73 (as of Jan 2021)
39. Fergie71 (as of Jul 2017)
40. Björk68 (as of Dec 2018)
41. Aaliyah61 (as of Feb 2017)
42. Lana Del Rey60 (as of Aug 2017)
43. Lorde51 (as of Jun 2017)
44. 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. Rod Stewart & Faces458 (as of Nov 2019)
5. Phil Collins455 (as of Apr 2018)
6. Bob Marley440 (as of Nov 2017)
7. Eminem416 (as of Jun 2021)
8. Garth Brooks409 (as of Jan 2019)
9. Billy Joel405 (as of Oct 2016)
10. Bruce Springsteen402 (as of Jul 2017)
11. Bryan Adams339 (as of Mar 2019)
12. Stevie Wonder316 (as of Mar 2021)
13. Prince304 (as of Oct 2018)
14. George Michael & Wham!302 (as of May 2017)
15. Bob Dylan292 (as of Oct 2016)
16. David Bowie288 (as of Jan 2017)
17. John Lennon260 (as of Oct 2018)
18. Meat Loaf234 (as of Jun 2018)
19. Sting227 (as of Jun 2020)
20. Paul McCartney223 (as of Dec 2018)
21. Robbie Williams217 (as of Dec 2019)
22. Ed Sheeran211 (as of Oct 2019)
23. Neil Young203 (as of May 2021)
24. Justin Bieber200 (as of Nov 2020)
25. Bruno Mars185 (as of Jun 2019)
26. Paul Simon182 (as of May 2018)
27. Drake159 (as of Jul 2021)
28. Usher159 (as of Sep 2017)
29. Ozzy Osbourne157 (as of Mar 2020)
30. Michael Buble146 (as of Dec 2016)
31. Justin Timberlake137 (as of Feb 2018)
32. Johnny Hallyday127 (as of Jan 2018)
33. Enrique Iglesias122 (as of Sep 2016)
34. James Blunt121 (as of Feb 2019)
35. The Weeknd106 (as of Sep 2020)
36. Post Malone102 (as of Nov 2020)
37. Sam Smith89 (as of Oct 2017)
38. Shawn Mendes73 (as of Oct 2019)
39. Macklemore72 (as of Nov 2017)
40. Kendrick Lamar71 (as of Apr 2019)
41. Bad Bunny71 (as of Jul 2021)
42. Avicii65 (as of Apr 2018)
43. Harry Styles55 (as of Jul 2021)
44. Renaud48 (as of Nov 2017)
45. Will.i.am46 (as of Jul 2017)

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elora93838

hey! how can i find a certain album’s sales, they arent available anywhere (including this list) and i wanted to ask if theres any way i could find it. thank you!

MJD

Hi elora93838!

Are you looking at sales of one specific album that isn’t present or how to access to album sales of the artists listed on page 18?

jam001

I can’t search any artists. Chartmasters should sent an email to each subscriber that their website will be down or something like that

MJD

Hi jam001!

With nearly 12,000 subscribers, time for all emails to be sent the issue would be solved more often than not! Also, while I’ve set the needful to be notified when the website is down, it’s trickier when the site is up and running and only the tool is offline. I’ve no notification in this case. The best would be to mail us at contact@chartmasters.org so that we are aware of it and restart the tool fast.

As mentioned to L145, I’ve increased Silver’s limit to 10 for today for the inconvenience caused!

jam001

What happened to your website?

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Teddy

Justin bieber is at 82m eas

Fanofpop

Justin bieberstotal seems to glitch between 82 and 85 million.
Which is the correct total?

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Fanofpop

The other image I saw

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L500

it’s 82m

MJD

Hi Fanofpop!

Weirdly enough, from time to time Spotify credits the song Bad Guy to Justin, the solo song. This ends up with this glitch, the correct value is the lowest one.

Fanofpop

Thank you so much

Teddy

it’s still showing 85m

Teddy

hey can you please update ed sheeran album sales?

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