Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

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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]20,600,000
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]17,130,000
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. 2008 – BeyoncéHalo [I Am… Sasha Fierce]13,120,000
18. 2010 – Katy PerryFirework [Teenage Dream]12,820,000
19. 2011 – Rihanna ft. Calvin HarrisWe Found Love [Talk That Talk]12,690,000
20. 2010 – Bruno MarsGrenade [Doo-Wops & Hooligans]12,470,000
21. 2007 – Rihanna ft. Jay-ZUmbrella [Good Girl Gone Bad]12,400,000
22. 2008 – Taylor SwiftLove Story [Fearless]12,310,000
23. 2009 – Lady GagaBad Romance [The Fame Monster]12,240,000
24. 2012 – Imagine DragonsRadioactive [Night Visions]12,100,000
25. 2010 – Justin Bieber ft. LudacrisBaby [My Worlds]12,070,000
26. 2008 – BeyoncéSingle Ladies (Put a Ring on It) [I Am… Sasha Fierce]11,930,000
27. 2010 – EminemNot Afraid [Recovery]11,820,000
28. 2008 – Katy PerryI Kissed A Girl [One Of The Boys]11,810,000
29. 2008 – Katy PerryHot N Cold [One Of The Boys]11,790,000
30. 2013 – Katy PerryRoar [Prism]11,750,000
31. 2014 – Ed SheeranThinking Out Loud [x (Multiply)]11,750,000
32. 2007 – Avril LavigneGirlfriend [The Best Damn Thing]11,630,000
33. 2006 – Justin Timberlake ft. TimbalandSexyBack [FutureSex/LoveSounds]11,310,000
34. 2015 – AdeleHello [25]11,260,000
35. 2006 – BeyoncéIrreplaceable [B’Day]11,140,000
36. 2013 – AviciiWake Me Up [True]11,120,000
37. 2005 – Shakira ft. Wyclef JeanHips Don’t Lie / Sera Sera [Oral Fixation, Vol. 2]11,080,000
38. 2010 – Katy Perry ft. Snoop DoggCalifornia Gurls [Teenage Dream]11,060,000
39. 2009 – Jay-Z ft. Alicia KeysEmpire State Of Mind [The Blueprint 3]10,900,000
40. 2012 – Bruno MarsLocked Out of Heaven [Unorthodox Jukebox]10,850,000
41. 2012 – Maroon 5One More Night [Overexposed]10,650,000
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]10,020,000
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]9,720,000
48. 1994 – Mariah CareyAll I Want for Christmas Is You [Merry Christmas]9,600,000
49. 2013 – Katy Perry ft. Juicy JDark Horse [Prism]9,470,000
50. 2009 – Lady Gaga ft. BeyoncéTelephone [The Fame Monster]9,460,000

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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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