Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

2015 Oct 22, Hello Music Video (4)

Tracks Ranking – Raw sales – Digital singles

All sales made through legal platforms are considered, as well as ringtones. The figures given here are units sold.

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. 2010 – AdeleRolling In The Deep [21]20,640,000
2. 2010 – Maroon 5 ft. Christina AguileraMoves Like Jagger [Hands All Over]20,140,000
3. 2008 – Lady GagaPoker Face [The Fame]20,110,000
4. 2010 – Eminem ft. RihannaLove the Way You Lie [Recovery]18,650,000
5. 2009 – Black Eyed PeasI Gotta Feeling [The E.N.D.]17,700,000
6. 2011 – AdeleSomeone Like You [21]17,160,000
7. 2014 – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno MarsUptown Funk [Uptown Special]17,030,000
8. 2010 – Bruno MarsJust the Way You Are [Doo-Wops & Hooligans]16,190,000
9. 2013 – Various ArtistsLet It Go [Frozen]15,540,000
10. 2002 – EminemLose Yourself [8 Mile]15,450,000
11. 2009 – Black Eyed PeasBoom Boom Pow [The E.N.D.]14,350,000
12. 2008 – ColdplayViva La Vida [Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends]14,240,000
13. 2012 – Maroon 5 ft. Wiz KhalifaPayphone [Overexposed]14,000,000
14. 2008 – Lady Gaga ft. Colby O’DonisJust Dance [The Fame]13,630,000
15. 2012 – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. WanzThrift Shop [The Heist]13,360,000
16. 1981 – JourneyDon’t Stop Believin’ [Escape]13,140,000
17. 2010 – Katy PerryFirework [Teenage Dream]12,820,000
18. 2011 – Rihanna ft. Calvin HarrisWe Found Love [Talk That Talk]12,690,000
19. 2010 – Bruno MarsGrenade [Doo-Wops & Hooligans]12,470,000
20. 2007 – Rihanna ft. Jay-ZUmbrella [Good Girl Gone Bad]12,400,000
21. 2008 – Taylor SwiftLove Story [Fearless]12,310,000
22. 2009 – Lady GagaBad Romance [The Fame Monster]12,240,000
23. 2008 – BeyoncéHalo [I Am… Sasha Fierce]12,180,000
24. 2012 – Imagine DragonsRadioactive [Night Visions]12,100,000
25. 2010 – EminemNot Afraid [Recovery]11,820,000
26. 2008 – Katy PerryI Kissed A Girl [One Of The Boys]11,810,000
27. 2008 – Katy PerryHot N Cold [One Of The Boys]11,790,000
28. 2013 – Katy PerryRoar [Prism]11,750,000
29. 2014 – Ed SheeranThinking Out Loud [x (Multiply)]11,750,000
30. 2007 – Avril LavigneGirlfriend [The Best Damn Thing]11,630,000
31. 2008 – BeyoncéSingle Ladies (Put a Ring on It) [I Am… Sasha Fierce]11,420,000
32. 2006 – Justin Timberlake ft. TimbalandSexyBack [FutureSex/LoveSounds]11,310,000
33. 2015 – AdeleHello [25]11,280,000
34. 2013 – AviciiWake Me Up [True]11,120,000
35. 2005 – Shakira ft. Wyclef JeanHips Don’t Lie / Sera Sera [Oral Fixation, Vol. 2]11,080,000
36. 2010 – Katy Perry ft. Snoop DoggCalifornia Gurls [Teenage Dream]11,060,000
37. 2009 – Jay-Z ft. Alicia KeysEmpire State Of Mind [The Blueprint 3]10,900,000
38. 2012 – Bruno MarsLocked Out of Heaven [Unorthodox Jukebox]10,850,000
39. 2006 – BeyoncéIrreplaceable [B’Day]10,700,000
40. 2012 – Maroon 5One More Night [Overexposed]10,650,000
41. 2010 – Justin Bieber ft. LudacrisBaby [My Worlds]10,610,000
42. 2008 – RihannaTake A Bow [Good Girl Gone Bad]10,480,000
43. 2011 – Lady GagaBorn This Way [Born This Way]10,330,000
44. 2011 – AdeleSet Fire To The Rain [21]10,030,000
45. 2012 – Bruno MarsWhen I Was Your Man [Unorthodox Jukebox]9,950,000
46. 2011 – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray DaltonCan’t Hold Us [The Heist]9,800,000
47. 2014 – Taylor SwiftShake It Off [1989]9,790,000
48. 1994 – Mariah CareyAll I Want For Christmas Is You [Merry Christmas]9,600,000
49. 2010 – Lady Gaga ft. BeyoncéTelephone [The Fame / The Fame Monster]9,510,000
50. 2013 – Katy Perry ft. Juicy JDark Horse [Prism]9,470,000

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matt

Why is “My Dear Melancholy” by The Weeknd on the 2020 list when it’s a 2018 EP? It has been for a while…

Mikko

A large number of artists have died from drugs or suicide. Only Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan have remained in working order.
Good role models for young artists. For some artists, death has been good commercially. Fans can be happy.

iilumight

Hi,I was wondering what happened to relapseby eminem, before the new EAS formula it was at 9,248,000 and now it has dissapeared from the list. If I go to Eminem albums and song sales page it says only 8,425,000 but if you add the numbers in the columns up it should either be around 8,982,000 (verified streams) or 9,297,000 (auto update).

KantClark

MJD, you could do a Olivia Newton-John’s article due her passing. It would be interesting to see.

Alexis

Hello there, when are Nicki Minaj sales going to be updated?

Ver

Can you update Demi Lovato?

stin

why does justin bieber’s justice have -57,000 by its physical singles?

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