Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

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Artists Ranking – ASR – Overall

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.

1. Michael Jackson1000 (as of Sep 2017)
2. The Beatles915 (as of Mar 2017)
3. Queen843 (as of Jan 2020)
4. Elvis Presley696 (as of Sep 2018)
5. Eagles639 (as of Dec 2017)
6. Led Zeppelin577 (as of Aug 2016)
7. ABBA575 (as of Nov 2016)
8. Madonna552 (as of Aug 2017)
9. Pink Floyd551 (as of Jun 2017)
10. The Rolling Stones546 (as of Dec 2016)
11. Simon & Garfunkel542 (as of May 2018)
12. Elton John542 (as of Feb 2018)
13. AC/DC507 (as of Feb 2018)
14. Bee Gees501 (as of Apr 2017)
15. U2492 (as of Aug 2016)
16. Céline Dion486 (as of Sep 2016)
17. Whitney Houston463 (as of May 2017)
18. Rod Stewart & Faces458 (as of Nov 2019)
19. Fleetwood Mac456 (as of Oct 2016)
20. Phil Collins455 (as of Apr 2018)
21. Bob Marley440 (as of Nov 2017)
22. Bon Jovi438 (as of Nov 2016)
23. Mariah Carey426 (as of Apr 2017)
24. The Police419 (as of Jun 2020)
25. Eminem416 (as of Jun 2021)
26. Garth Brooks409 (as of Jan 2019)
27. Billy Joel405 (as of Oct 2016)
28. Guns N’ Roses403 (as of Mar 2018)
29. Bruce Springsteen402 (as of Jul 2017)
30. The Doors396 (as of Mar 2019)
31. Metallica382 (as of Feb 2019)
32. Santana376 (as of Aug 2020)
33. Dire Straits375 (as of Mar 2018)
34. Aerosmith365 (as of Jun 2018)
35. Nirvana349 (as of Jul 2017)
36. Creedence Clearwater Revival343 (as of Jan 2019)
37. Bryan Adams339 (as of Mar 2019)
38. Adele338 (as of Jun 2019)
39. Barbra Streisand333 (as of Mar 2018)
40. Journey322 (as of Sep 2019)
41. Stevie Wonder316 (as of Mar 2021)
42. Britney Spears314 (as of Apr 2019)
43. Backstreet Boys312 (as of Feb 2017)
44. Prince304 (as of Oct 2018)
45. Shania Twain302 (as of Dec 2016)
46. George Michael & Wham!302 (as of May 2017)
47. Bob Dylan292 (as of Oct 2016)
48. David Bowie288 (as of Jan 2017)
49. Van Halen270 (as of Dec 2020)
50. Coldplay269 (as of Jun 2021)
51. John Lennon260 (as of Oct 2018)
52. Red Hot Chili Peppers257 (as of Mar 2018)
53. Sade250 (as of Jul 2020)
54. Black Sabbath247 (as of Mar 2020)
55. Alanis Morissette244 (as of Jun 2018)
56. Supertramp242 (as of Aug 2019)
57. Enya242 (as of Feb 2018)
58. Meat Loaf234 (as of Jun 2018)
59. Linkin Park233 (as of Jun 2017)
60. Green Day228 (as of Mar 2017)
61. Sting227 (as of Jun 2020)
62. Rihanna227 (as of Jun 2021)
63. Lady Gaga225 (as of Dec 2020)
64. Paul McCartney223 (as of Dec 2018)
65. Robbie Williams217 (as of Dec 2019)
66. Taylor Swift216 (as of May 2021)
67. Crosby Stills & Nash214 (as of May 2021)
68. Cher213 (as of Aug 2017)
69. Ed Sheeran211 (as of Oct 2019)
70. Jackson 5 & The Jacksons211 (as of Sep 2017)
71. Janet Jackson205 (as of Apr 2017)
72. Boston204 (as of Jun 2019)
73. Neil Young203 (as of May 2021)
74. Spice Girls203 (as of Mar 2017)
75. Maroon 5201 (as of Dec 2019)
76. Justin Bieber200 (as of Nov 2020)
77. Tracy Chapman194 (as of Jun 2019)
78. Beyonce191 (as of May 2018)
79. Oasis190 (as of Dec 2017)
80. Bruno Mars185 (as of Jun 2019)
81. Paul Simon182 (as of May 2018)
82. P!nk177 (as of Oct 2017)
83. Norah Jones173 (as of Nov 2016)
84. No Doubt172 (as of Mar 2020)
85. Black Eyed Peas170 (as of Aug 2017)
86. TLC169 (as of Apr 2019)
87. Destiny’s Child165 (as of May 2018)
88. Cranberries162 (as of Jan 2018)
89. Shakira161 (as of Jun 2018)
90. Drake159 (as of Jul 2021)
91. Usher159 (as of Sep 2017)
92. Ozzy Osbourne157 (as of Mar 2020)
93. Katy Perry156 (as of Jun 2019)
94. BTS155 (as of May 2021)
95. Nickelback153 (as of Jun 2017)
96. Ayumi Hamasaki150 (as of Sep 2019)
97. Evanescence147 (as of Jun 2019)
98. Michael Buble146 (as of Dec 2016)
99. NSYNC146 (as of Feb 2018)
100. Christina Aguilera145 (as of Mar 2017)
101. Alicia Keys142 (as of Nov 2016)
102. Fugees141 (as of Feb 2021)
103. Avril Lavigne141 (as of Feb 2018)
104. Justin Timberlake137 (as of Feb 2018)
105. Take That137 (as of Dec 2019)
106. Amy Winehouse134 (as of Jul 2019)
107. Johnny Hallyday127 (as of Jan 2018)
108. Dido123 (as of Feb 2019)
109. One Direction123 (as of May 2017)
110. Jennifer Lopez123 (as of Jun 2018)
111. Enrique Iglesias122 (as of Sep 2016)
112. James Blunt121 (as of Feb 2019)
113. Kelly Clarkson117 (as of May 2018)
114. Foo Fighters110 (as of Oct 2017)
115. Imagine Dragons107 (as of Sep 2018)
116. Miley Cyrus107 (as of Dec 2020)
117. Ms. Lauryn Hill107 (as of Feb 2021)
118. The Weeknd106 (as of Sep 2020)
119. Kylie Minogue105 (as of Apr 2018)
120. Post Malone102 (as of Nov 2020)
121. Ariana Grande99 (as of Oct 2019)
122. Mannheim Steamroller95 (as of Dec 2020)
123. Carrie Underwood90 (as of Sep 2018)
124. Sam Smith89 (as of Oct 2017)
125. Gwen Stefani86 (as of Apr 2020)
126. Selena Gomez84 (as of Mar 2021)
127. Gorillaz81 (as of May 2017)
128. Billie Eilish74 (as of Jul 2020)
129. Dua Lipa73 (as of Jan 2021)
130. Shawn Mendes73 (as of Oct 2019)
131. Macklemore72 (as of Nov 2017)
132. Buffalo Springfield71 (as of May 2021)
133. Kendrick Lamar71 (as of Apr 2019)
134. Fergie71 (as of Jul 2017)
135. Bad Bunny71 (as of Jul 2021)
136. Björk68 (as of Dec 2018)
137. Avicii65 (as of Apr 2018)
138. Aaliyah61 (as of Feb 2017)
139. Lana Del Rey60 (as of Aug 2017)
140. Harry Styles55 (as of Jul 2021)
141. Lorde51 (as of Jun 2017)
142. Arctic Monkeys50 (as of May 2018)
143. Renaud48 (as of Nov 2017)
144. Will.i.am46 (as of Jul 2017)
145. Demi Lovato43 (as of Oct 2018)
146. Little Mix34 (as of Feb 2020)

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Clb

Why drake eas is decreasing everyday?

obro

could anyone tell me which of these albums they estimate are the biggest in total cspc?

  1. the Notorious BIG- life after death
  2. Puff Daddy- No Way Out
  3. Usher- My Way

I’m pretty sure Life After Dearh has sold the least in original units but it has much stronger streaming and I assume digital sales, in addition to Notorious BIG having more compilations than the other two

Analord

Puff Daddy for sure, he sold way more at the time. The other two albums sold about the same so Usher would be #3 in terms of cspc.

Clb

Drake is at 102m eas

Ed Sheeran himself

and where is Chris Brown? You swear ong will.i.am and Lorde sold more than him?

ojd

they haven’t studied him yet 🙄 and they probably won’t for a while because there’s a lot more successful acts who debuted in his era that have sold more anyway like kanye west, nevermind older artist that have sold way more and newer artists that a growing more rapidly

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