Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

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List of artists studied (&links)

As a reminder:

  • CSPC: Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept
  • SM: Streaming Masters
  • GH: Global Heatmap

Aaliyah: CSPC (Feb 2017)
ABBA: CSPC (Nov 2016) – SM (Jan 2022) – GH (Jan 2019)
AC/DC: CSPC (Feb 2018)
Adele: CSPC (Oct 2021) – SM (Oct 2021)
Aerosmith: CSPC (Jun 2018)
Alanis Morissette: CSPC (Jun 2018)
Alicia Keys: CSPC (Nov 2016)
Amy Winehouse: CSPC (Jul 2019) – SM (Jul 2019)
Arctic Monkeys: CSPC (May 2018)
Ariana Grande: CSPC (Sep 2021) – SM (Sep 2021)
Avicii: CSPC (Apr 2018)
Avril Lavigne: CSPC (Feb 2018) – GH (Nov 2018)
Ayumi Hamasaki: CSPC (Sep 2019) – SM (Sep 2019)
Backstreet Boys: CSPC (Feb 2017)
Bad Bunny: CSPC (Jul 2021)
Barbra Streisand: CSPC (Mar 2018)
Bee Gees: CSPC (Apr 2017)
Beyonce: CSPC (May 2018) – GH (Nov 2018)
Billie Eilish: CSPC (Jul 2020) – SM (Jul 2020) – GH (Feb 2020)
Billy Joel: CSPC (Oct 2016) – SM (Nov 2021)
Björk: CSPC (Dec 2018) – SM (Dec 2018)
Black Eyed Peas: CSPC (Aug 2017)
Black Sabbath: CSPC (Mar 2020) – SM (Mar 2020)
Blackpink: CSPC (Sep 2021) – SM (Jun 2019)
Bob Dylan: CSPC (Oct 2016) – SM (Dec 2021)
Bob Marley: CSPC (Nov 2017)
Bon Jovi: CSPC (Nov 2016)
Boston: CSPC (Jun 2019) – SM (Jun 2019)
Britney Spears: CSPC (Apr 2019) – SM (Apr 2019) – GH (Sep 2018)
Bruce Springsteen: CSPC (Jul 2017)
Bruno Mars: CSPC (Jun 2019) – SM (Jun 2019)
Bryan Adams: CSPC (Mar 2019) – SM (Mar 2019)
BTS: CSPC (May 2021) – SM (May 2021) – GH (Dec 2018)
Buffalo Springfield: CSPC (May 2021) – SM (May 2021)
Calvin Harris: SM (Sep 2018)
Camila Cabello: SM (Oct 2018)
Cardi B: CSPC (Sep 2021) – SM (Oct 2018)
Carrie Underwood: CSPC (Sep 2018)
Céline Dion: CSPC (Sep 2016) – SM (Oct 2021)
Charlie Puth: SM (Sep 2018)
Cher: CSPC (Aug 2017)
Christina Aguilera: CSPC (Mar 2017)
Clean Bandit: SM (Sep 2018)
Coldplay: CSPC (Jun 2021) – SM (Jun 2021)
Cranberries: CSPC (Jan 2018)
Creedence Clearwater Revival: CSPC (Jan 2019) – SM (Jan 2019)
Crosby Stills & Nash: CSPC (May 2021) – SM (May 2021)
Daft Punk: SM (Oct 2018)
David Bowie: CSPC (Jan 2017)
David Guetta: SM (Feb 2019)
Deep Purple: CSPC (Aug 2021) – SM (Aug 2021)
Demi Lovato: CSPC (Oct 2018)
Destiny’s Child: CSPC (May 2018)
Dido: CSPC (Feb 2019) – SM (Feb 2019)
Dire Straits: CSPC (Mar 2018)
Dirty Dancing: CSPC (Jan 2018)
DJ Snake: SM (May 2019)
Doja Cat: CSPC (Aug 2021)
Drake: CSPC (Jul 2021) – SM (Jul 2021) – GH (Jan 2019)
Dua Lipa: CSPC (Jan 2021) – SM (Jan 2021)
Eagles: CSPC (Dec 2017)
Ed Sheeran: CSPC (Oct 2021) – SM (Oct 2021)
Ellie Goulding: SM (Apr 2019)
Elton John: CSPC (Feb 2018)
Elvis Presley: CSPC (Sep 2018) – GH (Jun 2018)
Eminem: CSPC (Jun 2021) – SM (Jun 2021) – GH (Oct 2018)
Enrique Iglesias: CSPC (Sep 2016) – SM (Oct 2021)
Enya: CSPC (Feb 2018)
Evanescence: CSPC (Jun 2019) – SM (Jun 2019)
Fergie: CSPC (Jul 2017)
Fifth Harmony: SM (Oct 2018)
Flashdance Soundtrack: CSPC (Dec 2018)
Fleetwood Mac: CSPC (Oct 2016) – SM (Oct 2021)
Foo Fighters: CSPC (Oct 2017)
Frozen Soundtrack: CSPC (Nov 2016)
Fugees: CSPC (Feb 2021) – SM (Feb 2021)
Future: SM (Nov 2018)
Garth Brooks: CSPC (Jan 2019)
George Michael & Wham!: CSPC (May 2017)
Gorillaz: CSPC (May 2017)
Grease Soundtrack: CSPC (Aug 2016)
Green Day: CSPC (Mar 2017)
Guns N’ Roses: CSPC (Mar 2018) – SM (Dec 2018)
Gwen Stefani: CSPC (Apr 2020) – SM (Mar 2020)
Halsey: SM (Mar 2019)
Harry Styles: CSPC (Jul 2021)
High School Musical: CSPC (Sep 2017)
Hozier: SM (Feb 2019)
Imagine Dragons: CSPC (Sep 2018)
Iron Maiden: CSPC (Nov 2021) – SM (Nov 2021)
IU: SM (Nov 2019)
J Balvin: SM (Sep 2018)
Jackson 5 & The Jacksons: CSPC (Sep 2017)
James Blunt: CSPC (Feb 2019) – SM (Feb 2019)
Janet Jackson: CSPC (Apr 2017)
Jennifer Lopez: CSPC (Jun 2018)
Jimi Hendrix: CSPC (Dec 2021) – SM (Dec 2021)
John Lennon: CSPC (Oct 2018)
Johnny Hallyday: CSPC (Jan 2018)
Journey: CSPC (Sep 2019) – SM (Sep 2019)
Juice Wrld: CSPC (Aug 2021) – SM (Aug 2021)
Justin Bieber: CSPC (Nov 2020) – SM (Nov 2020)
Justin Timberlake: CSPC (Feb 2018)
Kanye West: SM (Oct 2018)
Katy Perry: CSPC (Jun 2019) – SM (Jun 2019)
Kelly Clarkson: CSPC (May 2018)
Kendrick Lamar: CSPC (Apr 2019) – SM (Mar 2019)
Kent: SM (Oct 2018)
Khalid: SM (Feb 2019)
Kylie Minogue: CSPC (Apr 2018)
Lady Gaga: CSPC (Dec 2020) – SM (Dec 2020)
Lana Del Rey: CSPC (Aug 2017)
Led Zeppelin: CSPC (Aug 2016) – SM (Sep 2021)
Lewis Capaldi: CSPC (Sep 2021)
Lil Nas X: CSPC (Sep 2021)
Linkin Park: CSPC (Jun 2017)
Lin-Manuel Miranda: CSPC (Jan 2022)
Little Mix: CSPC (Feb 2020) – SM (Feb 2020)
Lorde: CSPC (Jun 2017)
Luis Fonsi: SM (Sep 2018)
Macklemore: CSPC (Nov 2017)
Madonna: CSPC (Aug 2017) – GH (Sep 2018)
Major Lazer: SM (Sep 2018)
Mannheim Steamroller: CSPC (Dec 2020) – SM (Dec 2020)
Mariah Carey: CSPC (Apr 2017) – GH (Oct 2018)
Maroon 5: CSPC (Dec 2019) – SM (Dec 2019)
Marshmello: SM (May 2019)
Meat Loaf: CSPC (Jun 2018)
Metallica: CSPC (Feb 2019) – SM (Feb 2019)
Michael Buble: CSPC (Dec 2016)
Michael Jackson: CSPC (Sep 2017) – SM (Jan 2019) – GH (Jan 2019)
Miley Cyrus: CSPC (Dec 2020) – SM (Dec 2020)
Ms. Lauryn Hill: CSPC (Feb 2021) – SM (Feb 2021)
Muse: SM (Jan 2019)
Neil Young: CSPC (May 2021) – SM (May 2021)
Nickelback: CSPC (Jun 2017)
Nicki Minaj: SM (Sep 2018)
Nirvana: CSPC (Jul 2017) – SM (Jan 2019)
No Doubt: CSPC (Mar 2020) – SM (Mar 2020)
Norah Jones: CSPC (Nov 2016)
Notorious B.I.G.: SM (Jan 2019)
NSYNC: CSPC (Feb 2018)
Oasis: CSPC (Dec 2017)
Olivia Rodrigo: CSPC (Aug 2021)
One Direction: CSPC (May 2017)
Ozuna: SM (Feb 2019)
Ozzy Osbourne: CSPC (Mar 2020) – SM (Mar 2020)
P!nk: CSPC (Oct 2017)
Panic! at the Disco: SM (Feb 2019)
Paul McCartney: CSPC (Dec 2018) – SM (Dec 2018)
Paul Simon: CSPC (May 2018)
Phil Collins: CSPC (Apr 2018)
Pink Floyd: CSPC (Jun 2017)
PNL: SM (Apr 2020)
Post Malone: CSPC (Nov 2020) – SM (Nov 2020)
Prince: CSPC (Oct 2018) – GH (Sep 2018)
Queen: CSPC (Jan 2020) – SM (Jan 2020)
R.E.M.: CSPC (Sep 2021) – SM (Sep 2021)
Red Hot Chili Peppers: CSPC (Mar 2018)
Renaud: CSPC (Nov 2017)
Rihanna: CSPC (Jun 2021) – SM (Jun 2021)
Robbie Williams: CSPC (Dec 2019) – SM (Dec 2019)
Rod Stewart & Faces: CSPC (Nov 2019) – SM (Nov 2019)
Sade: CSPC (Jul 2020) – SM (Jun 2020)
Sam Smith: CSPC (Oct 2017) – SM (Feb 2019)
Santana: CSPC (Aug 2020) – SM (Aug 2020)
Selena Gomez: CSPC (Mar 2021) – SM (Mar 2021)
Sfera Ebbasta: SM (Apr 2020)
Shakira: CSPC (Jun 2018)
Shania Twain: CSPC (Dec 2016)
Shawn Mendes: CSPC (Oct 2019) – SM (Oct 2019)
Sia: SM (Sep 2018)
Simon & Garfunkel: CSPC (May 2018)
Spice Girls: CSPC (Mar 2017)
Stevie Wonder: CSPC (Mar 2021) – SM (Mar 2021)
Sting: CSPC (Jun 2020) – SM (Jun 2020)
Supertramp: CSPC (Aug 2019) – SM (Aug 2019)
Take That: CSPC (Dec 2019) – SM (Dec 2019)
Taylor Swift: CSPC (May 2021) – SM (May 2021) – GH (Nov 2018)
The Beatles: CSPC (Mar 2017) – SM (Nov 2018)
The Chainsmokers: SM (Sep 2018)
The Doors: CSPC (Mar 2019) – SM (Mar 2019)
The Killers: SM (Jan 2019)
The Police: CSPC (Jun 2020) – SM (Jun 2020)
The Rolling Stones: CSPC (Dec 2016)
The Weeknd: CSPC (Sep 2020) – SM (Sep 2020)
Titanic Soundtrack: CSPC (Jun 2018)
TLC: CSPC (Apr 2019) – SM (Apr 2019)
Tracy Chapman: CSPC (Jun 2019) – SM (Jun 2019)
Twenty One Pilots: SM (Sep 2018)
Twice: SM (Dec 2019)
U2: CSPC (Aug 2016) – SM (Sep 2021)
Usher: CSPC (Sep 2017)
Van Halen: CSPC (Dec 2020) – SM (Dec 2020)
Whitney Houston: CSPC (May 2017)
Will.i.am: CSPC (Jul 2017)
XXXTentacion: SM (Dec 2018)
Zara Larsson: SM (Sep 2018)

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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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