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 Zeppelin583 (as of Aug 2016)
5. ABBA582 (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. U2497 (as of Aug 2016)
12. Fleetwood Mac463 (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. Deep Purple283 (as of Aug 2021)
26. Van Halen270 (as of Dec 2020)
27. Coldplay269 (as of Jun 2021)
28. Red Hot Chili Peppers257 (as of Mar 2018)
29. Sade250 (as of Jul 2020)
30. Black Sabbath247 (as of Mar 2020)
31. Supertramp242 (as of Aug 2019)
32. R.E.M.241 (as of Sep 2021)
33. Linkin Park233 (as of Jun 2017)
34. Iron Maiden230 (as of Nov 2021)
35. Green Day228 (as of Mar 2017)
36. Crosby Stills & Nash214 (as of May 2021)
37. Jackson 5 & The Jacksons211 (as of Sep 2017)
38. Boston204 (as of Jun 2019)
39. Spice Girls203 (as of Mar 2017)
40. Maroon 5201 (as of Dec 2019)
41. Oasis190 (as of Dec 2017)
42. No Doubt172 (as of Mar 2020)
43. Black Eyed Peas170 (as of Aug 2017)
44. TLC169 (as of Apr 2019)
45. Destiny’s Child165 (as of May 2018)
46. Cranberries162 (as of Jan 2018)
47. BTS155 (as of May 2021)
48. Nickelback153 (as of Jun 2017)
49. Evanescence147 (as of Jun 2019)
50. NSYNC146 (as of Feb 2018)
51. Fugees141 (as of Feb 2021)
52. Take That137 (as of Dec 2019)
53. One Direction123 (as of May 2017)
54. Foo Fighters110 (as of Oct 2017)
55. Imagine Dragons107 (as of Sep 2018)
56. Mannheim Steamroller95 (as of Dec 2020)
57. Gorillaz81 (as of May 2017)
58. Blackpink72 (as of Sep 2021)
59. Buffalo Springfield71 (as of May 2021)
60. Arctic Monkeys50 (as of May 2018)
61. 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. Adele357 (as of Oct 2021)
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 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. 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. Ariana Grande127 (as of Sep 2021)
28. Dido123 (as of Feb 2019)
29. Jennifer Lopez123 (as of Jun 2018)
30. Kelly Clarkson117 (as of May 2018)
31. Miley Cyrus107 (as of Dec 2020)
32. Ms. Lauryn Hill107 (as of Feb 2021)
33. Kylie Minogue105 (as of Apr 2018)
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. Cardi B70 (as of Sep 2021)
41. Björk68 (as of Dec 2018)
42. Aaliyah61 (as of Feb 2017)
43. Lana Del Rey60 (as of Aug 2017)
44. Lorde51 (as of Jun 2017)
45. Demi Lovato43 (as of Oct 2018)
46. Doja Cat34 (as of Aug 2021)
47. Olivia Rodrigo33 (as of Aug 2021)

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 Joel408 (as of Oct 2016)
10. Bruce Springsteen402 (as of Jul 2017)
11. Jimi Hendrix341 (as of Dec 2021)
12. Bryan Adams339 (as of Mar 2019)
13. Stevie Wonder316 (as of Mar 2021)
14. Prince304 (as of Oct 2018)
15. George Michael & Wham!302 (as of May 2017)
16. Bob Dylan294 (as of Oct 2016)
17. David Bowie288 (as of Jan 2017)
18. John Lennon260 (as of Oct 2018)
19. Ed Sheeran251 (as of Oct 2021)
20. Meat Loaf234 (as of Jun 2018)
21. Sting227 (as of Jun 2020)
22. Paul McCartney223 (as of Dec 2018)
23. Robbie Williams217 (as of Dec 2019)
24. Neil Young203 (as of May 2021)
25. 2Pac203 (as of Jan 2022)
26. Justin Bieber200 (as of Nov 2020)
27. Bruno Mars185 (as of Jun 2019)
28. Paul Simon182 (as of May 2018)
29. Drake159 (as of Jul 2021)
30. Usher159 (as of Sep 2017)
31. Ozzy Osbourne157 (as of Mar 2020)
32. Michael Buble146 (as of Dec 2016)
33. Justin Timberlake137 (as of Feb 2018)
34. Johnny Hallyday127 (as of Jan 2018)
35. Enrique Iglesias127 (as of Sep 2016)
36. James Blunt121 (as of Feb 2019)
37. The Weeknd106 (as of Sep 2020)
38. Post Malone102 (as of Nov 2020)
39. Sam Smith89 (as of Oct 2017)
40. Shawn Mendes73 (as of Oct 2019)
41. Macklemore72 (as of Nov 2017)
42. Kendrick Lamar71 (as of Apr 2019)
43. Bad Bunny71 (as of Jul 2021)
44. Avicii65 (as of Apr 2018)
45. Juice Wrld60 (as of Aug 2021)
46. Lil Nas X59 (as of Sep 2021)
47. Lin-Manuel Miranda59 (as of Jan 2022)
48. Lewis Capaldi58 (as of Sep 2021)
49. Harry Styles55 (as of Jul 2021)
50. Renaud48 (as of Nov 2017)
51. Will.i.am46 (as of Jul 2017)

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DenysAnatol

What is going on with Justin Bieber’s numbers on the “Top CSPC – the best
selling artists of all-time” page ? From 88 mil to 94 mil within a few days .

L145

his total is always glitching I don’t get it

john

thats why I think they should update his streaming master page bcz his Spotify streams are not clear

Iris

I’m not sure on how these numbers compare to this site but according to chartsinfrance, these are the top selling female albums artists in USA. (Special thanks to Choley from UKMix) • Barbra Streisand – 95 million • Mariah Carey – 72.65 million • Madonna – 72.3 million • Celine Dion – 62.3 million • Whitney Houston – 60.3 million • Reba Mcentire – 55.2 million • Linda Ronstadt – 45.5 million • Shania Twain – 45.5 million • Janet Jackson – 43.5 million • Britney Spears – 40.7 million • Taylor Swift – 38 million • Dixie Chicks –… Read more »

Nicknock

Hi! U can update Madonna´s figure? Thank u!

hug

Where’s cheek to cheek on the bestseller list in pure sales of 2014? Sold +1.3 million copies worldwide!

L145

the cutoff is 2m

deekennj

This is the best time to update Mariah Carey’s figures. Hoping you give her time and thank you in advance!! I can’t waitttt!!! Happy New Year <3

Mikko

Earlier on the week David Bowie sold catalogue rights to Warner company. He did not own his master recordings . Surpise. Bowie got 250$ million +. Artist has three types rights for sale. The publishing rights and master recordings + artists rights. Maybe by the end of week the Sting will complete its own business. Startin price, 250 $ million. Sting own his publishing rights and the master recordings. He sales not all. Annually he get 12-13 $ dollars. I quess that Sting worth is lot more. 300-400 dollar i believe. Usually artist want to keep the master tapes. Prince… Read more »

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