Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

1996/1997 - History Tour, Billie Jean

Albums Ranking – Raw sales – Studio albums

This list is about studio albums only. Compilations, lives and box sets are not considered here. 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.

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1990s1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
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#YearCoverArtistAlbumAlbum SalesAs Of
11982ThrillerMichael JacksonThriller65,800,00009/27/17
21973ThePink FloydThe Dark Side of the Moon43,300,00006/18/17
31992TheWhitney HoustonThe Bodyguard41,100,00005/04/17
41978GreaseVarious ArtistsGrease38,100,00009/14/21
51971LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV36,800,00009/07/21
61980BackAC/DCBack in Black35,810,00002/20/18
71977RumoursFleetwood MacRumours35,500,00010/08/16
81977SaturdayBee Gees & Various ArtistsSaturday Night Fever34,800,00004/09/17
91987BadMichael JacksonBad33,600,00009/27/17
101995JaggedAlanis MorissetteJagged Little Pill33,570,00006/05/18
111997ComeShania TwainCome On Over33,500,00012/05/16
121979ThePink FloydThe Wall31,300,00006/18/17
131985BrothersDire StraitsBrothers in Arms30,850,00003/23/18
141991MetallicaMetallicaMetallica30,790,00002/13/19
151987AppetiteGuns N' RosesAppetite For Destruction30,770,00003/01/18
16201121Adele2130,140,00006/02/19
171976HotelEaglesHotel California30,050,00012/20/17
181987DirtyDirty DancingDirty Dancing29,970,00001/13/18
191997Let'sCéline DionLet's Talk About Love29,800,00009/23/16
201991DangerousMichael JacksonDangerous29,550,00009/27/17
211984BornBruce SpringsteenBorn in the U.S.A.29,300,00007/07/17
221997TitanicJames HornerTitanic28,510,00006/18/18
231996FallingCéline DionFalling Into You28,100,00009/23/16
241991NevermindNirvanaNevermind27,750,00007/09/17
251977BatMeat LoafBat Out of Hell27,410,00006/16/18
261987TheU2The Joshua Tree26,800,00008/31/16
271969AbbeyThe BeatlesAbbey Road26,700,00003/01/17
281993MusicMariah CareyMusic Box26,100,00004/28/17
291999SupernaturalSantanaSupernatural25,990,00008/05/20
301967Sgt.The BeatlesSgt. Pepper?s Lonely Hearts Club Band24,800,00003/01/17
311999?BabyBritney Spears?Baby One More Time24,195,00004/28/19
322002ComeNorah JonesCome Away With Me23,900,00011/04/16
331999MillenniumBackstreet BoysMillennium23,800,00002/09/17
341986SlipperyBon JoviSlippery When Wet23,600,00011/16/16
352000TheEminemThe Marshall Mathers LP23,340,00006/22/21
361985NoPhil CollinsNo Jacket Required23,310,00004/11/18
371984PurplePrince and the RevolutionsPurple Rain23,030,00010/04/18
382002TheEminemThe Eminem Show23,020,00006/22/21
391986TrueMadonnaTrue Blue22,550,00008/20/17
401988TracyTracy ChapmanTracy Chapman22,470,00006/25/19
411976BostonBostonBoston22,430,00006/01/19
421975WishPink FloydWish You Were Here22,300,00006/18/17
431985WhitneyWhitney HoustonWhitney Houston21,900,00005/04/17
441969LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II21,900,00009/07/21
451996SpiceSpice GirlsSpice21,900,00003/23/17
461984LikeMadonnaLike A Virgin21,250,00008/20/17
471989?ButPhil Collins?But Seriously20,810,00004/11/18
482000HybridLinkin ParkHybrid Theory20,800,00006/04/17
49201525Adele2520,410,00006/02/19
501995DaydreamMariah CareyDaydream19,900,00004/28/17
511987WhitneyWhitney HoustonWhitney19,800,00005/04/17
521994DookieGreen DayDookie19,750,00003/11/17
531970BridgeSimon & GarfunkelBridge over Troubled Water19,580,00005/11/18
541979OffMichael JacksonOff the Wall19,425,00009/27/17
552000Oops!...Britney SpearsOops!... I Did It Again19,305,00004/28/19
561968TheThe BeatlesThe Beatles (White Album)19,000,00003/01/17
571987FaithGeorge MichaelFaith18,850,00005/06/17
581991UseGuns N' RosesUse Your Illusion II18,800,00003/01/18
591995HIStory:Michael JacksonHIStory: Past, Present and Future18,625,00009/27/17
601991UseGuns N' RosesUse Your Illusion I18,010,00003/01/18
611995TragicNo DoubtTragic Kingdom18,000,00003/29/20
621994NoCranberriesNo Need to Argue17,840,00001/25/18
631973HousesLed ZeppelinHouses Of The Holy17,700,00009/07/21
641995(What'sOasis(What's the Story) Morning Glory?17,660,00012/06/17
651991AchtungU2Achtung Baby17,500,00008/31/16
661979BreakfastSupertrampBreakfast in America16,760,00008/13/19
672003FallenEvanescenceFallen16,730,00006/30/19
681990Garth BrooksNo Fences16,640,00001/05/19
691993TheCéline DionThe Colour Of My Love16,600,00009/23/16
701996TheFugeesThe Score16,525,00002/18/21
711999CalifornicationRed Hot Chili PeppersCalifornication16,270,00003/29/18
722002LetAvril LavigneLet Go16,220,00002/10/18
731998RayMadonnaRay Of Light16,000,00008/20/17
741995TheShania TwainThe Woman in Me16,000,00012/05/16
752006BackAmy WinehouseBack To Black15,940,00007/19/19
761994CrazySexyCoolTLCCrazySexyCool15,900,00004/07/19
771988?AndMetallica?And Justice For All15,840,00002/13/19
781969LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin I15,800,00009/07/21
792008TheLady GagaThe Fame / The Fame Monster15,745,00012/22/20
801981FacePhil CollinsFace Value15,640,00004/11/18
811998TheMs. Lauryn HillThe Miseducation of Lauryn Hill15,610,00002/21/21
821983FlashdanceVarious ArtistsFlashdance15,590,00012/05/18
831978VanVan HalenVan Halen15,575,00008/14/20
842004ConfessionsUsherConfessions15,500,00009/04/17
8519841984Van Halen198415,440,00008/14/20
861972HarvestNeil YoungHarvest15,325,00005/16/21
871977TheBilly JoelThe Stranger15,300,00010/19/16
882000NoNSYNCNo Strings Attached15,300,00002/09/18
892004AmericanGreen DayAmerican Idiot15,250,00003/11/17
901979HighwayAC/DCHighway to Hell15,150,00002/20/18
911983SynchronicityThe PoliceSynchronicity15,050,00006/06/20
921970DéjàCrosby, Stills, Nash & YoungDéjà Vu [CSNY]14,600,00005/16/21
931986GracelandPaul SimonGraceland14,570,00005/10/18
941999NoDidoNo Angel14,460,00002/18/19
952000AEnyaA Day Without Rain14,430,00002/25/18
961991BloodRed Hot Chili PeppersBlood Sugar Sex Magik14,430,00003/29/18
971965RubberThe BeatlesRubber Soul14,400,00003/01/17
981989LikeMadonnaLike A Prayer14,275,00008/20/17
991990MariahMariah CareyMariah Carey14,050,00004/28/17
1001984MakeWham!Make It Big14,000,00005/06/17
1011986MasterMetallicaMaster Of Puppets13,980,00002/13/19
1021997SpiceworldSpice GirlsSpiceworld13,950,00003/23/17
1031988NewBon JoviNew Jersey13,900,00011/16/16
1042002AColdplayA Rush Of Blood To The Head13,865,00006/07/21
1051967TheThe DoorsThe Doors13,810,00003/03/19
1061988RattleU2Rattle And Hum13,800,00008/31/16
1071970LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin III13,700,00009/07/21
1081991Garth BrooksRopin' The Wind13,680,00001/05/19
1091984DiamondSadeDiamond Life13,590,00007/02/20
1101975PhysicalLed ZeppelinPhysical Graffiti13,400,00009/07/21
1111994MerryMariah CareyMerry Christmas13,400,00004/28/17
1121993GetAerosmithGet a Grip13,360,00006/01/18
1132004BackJames BluntBack to Bedlam13,320,00002/05/19
1142003MeteoraLinkin ParkMeteora13,300,00006/04/17
115197852ndBilly Joel52nd Street13,300,00010/19/16
1161991ShepherdEnyaShepherd Moons13,270,00002/25/18
1171980GuiltyBarbra StreisandGuilty13,140,00003/16/18
1181988WatermarkEnyaWatermark13,130,00002/25/18
1191999TheDestiny's ChildThe Writing's on the Wall13,070,00005/02/18
1201983AnBilly JoelAn Innocent Man13,000,00010/19/16
1211999ChristinaChristina AguileraChristina Aguilera12,800,00003/18/17
1221993BatMeat LoafBat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell12,730,00006/16/18
1232001LaundryShakiraLaundry Service12,630,00006/21/18
1242001SongsAlicia KeysSongs In A Minor12,600,00011/19/16
1251993Janet.Janet JacksonJanet.12,600,00004/17/17
1261973GoodbyeElton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road12,510,00002/05/18
1271997NSYNCNSYNCNSYNC12,490,00002/09/18
1281966RevolverThe BeatlesRevolver12,450,00003/01/17
1292002SongsMaroon 5Songs About Jane12,410,00012/02/19
1302000AllU2All That You Can't Leave Behind12,300,00008/31/16
1311984RecklessBryan AdamsReckless12,300,00003/22/19
1321977AnimalsPink FloydAnimals12,150,00006/18/17
1331993InNirvanaIn Utero12,050,00007/09/17
1342005X&YColdplayX&Y11,915,00006/07/21
1351998TheseCéline DionThese Are Special Times11,900,00009/23/16
1361970LetThe BeatlesLet It Be11,900,00003/01/17
1371970AbraxasSantanaAbraxas11,870,00008/05/20
1381981EscapeJourneyEscape11,850,00009/13/19
1392005AllNickelbackAll the Right Reasons11,850,00006/28/17
1401998BelieveCherBelieve11,800,00008/30/17
1411984RideMetallicaRide The Lightning11,740,00002/13/19
1421979SpiritsBee GeesSpirits Having Flown11,700,00004/09/17
1431991WakingBryan AdamsWaking Up the Neighbours11,630,00003/22/19
1442011ChristmasMichael BubléChristmas11,600,00012/11/16
1451976SongsStevie WonderSongs in the Key of Life11,600,00003/20/21
1462001MissundaztoodP!nkMissundaztood11,575,00010/15/17
1471994ThePink FloydThe Division Bell11,550,00006/18/17
1482004FeelsNorah JonesFeels Like Home11,500,00011/04/16
1492000BlackBackstreet BoysBlack & Blue11,500,00002/09/17
1501979InLed ZeppelinIn Through The Out Door11,500,00009/07/21
1511996LoadMetallicaLoad11,490,00002/13/19
1522002Up!Shania TwainUp!11,400,00012/05/16
1531975AQueenA Night at the Opera11,400,00001/25/20
1541987TangoFleetwood MacTango In The Night11,300,00010/08/16
1551978SomeThe Rolling StonesSome Girls11,300,00012/03/16
1561979TheEaglesThe Long Run11,150,00012/20/17
1572001SilverNickelbackSilver Side Up11,100,00006/28/17
1582004EncoreEminemEncore11,030,00006/22/21
1591980GlassBilly JoelGlass Houses11,000,00010/19/16
1602004BreakawayKelly ClarksonBreakaway10,980,00005/23/18
1611976DirtyAC/DCDirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap10,970,00002/20/18
1621989RhythmJanet JacksonRhythm Nation 181410,900,00004/17/17
1631983WarU2War10,900,00008/31/16
1642013FrozenVarious ArtistsFrozen10,900,00011/26/16
1651997Backstreet'sBackstreet BoysBackstreet's Back10,800,00002/09/17
1661976ArrivalABBAArrival10,800,00011/02/16
1671975BornBruce SpringsteenBorn to Run10,700,00007/07/17
1682000MusicMadonnaMusic10,700,00008/20/17
1691990TheAC/DCThe Razors Edge10,670,00002/20/18
1701967MagicalThe BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour10,600,00003/01/17
1711985PromiseSadePromise10,540,00007/02/20
1722003LifeDidoLife for Rent10,540,00002/18/19
1731989PumpAerosmithPump10,520,00006/01/18
1741978Don'tBostonDon't Look Back10,470,00006/01/19
1751998MyWhitney HoustonMy Love Is Your Love10,400,00005/04/17
17620141989Taylor Swift198910,400,00005/25/21
1771999TheEminemThe Slim Shady LP10,390,00006/22/21
17820028Eminem8 Mile10,330,00006/22/21
1791978DireDire StraitsDire Straits10,320,00003/23/18
1802005MonkeyBlack Eyed PeasMonkey Business10,300,00008/03/17
1812001BritneyBritney SpearsBritney10,240,00004/28/19
1822004HowU2How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb10,200,00008/31/16
1832000ParachutesColdplayParachutes10,200,00006/07/21
1841987APink FloydA Momentary Lapse of Reason10,200,00006/18/17
1851975ToysAerosmithToys in the Attic10,180,00006/01/18
1861999FanMailTLCFanMail10,150,00004/07/19
1871971L.A.The DoorsL.A. Woman10,130,00003/03/19
1882001SurvivorDestiny's ChildSurvivor10,070,00005/02/18
1891980TheBruce SpringsteenThe River10,050,00007/07/17
1901981ForAC/DCFor Those About to Rock We Salute You10,040,00002/20/18
1911995TheEnyaThe Memory of Trees10,030,00002/25/18
1921982Hello,Phil CollinsHello, I Must Be Going!9,990,00004/11/18
1932008VivaColdplayViva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends9,985,00006/07/21
1942008FearlessTaylor SwiftFearless9,955,00005/25/21
1951988GnrGuns N' RosesGnr Lies9,940,00003/01/18
1961970ParanoidBlack SabbathParanoid9,920,00003/08/20
1971980DoubleJohn Lennon & Yoko OnoDouble Fantasy9,920,00010/16/18
1982003DangerouslyBeyoncéDangerously In Love9,920,00005/02/18
1991990I'mWhitney HoustonI'm Your Baby Tonight9,900,00005/04/17
2001965Help!The BeatlesHelp!9,850,00003/01/17
2011985TheStingThe Dream of the Blue Turtles9,750,00006/14/20
2021995MadeQueenMade in Heaven9,660,00001/25/20
2031997ButterFlyMariah CareyButterFly9,650,00004/28/17
2041983MadonnaMadonnaMadonna9,625,00008/20/17
2052002StrippedChristina AguileraStripped9,550,00003/18/17
2061987?NothingSting?Nothing Like the Sun9,540,00006/14/20
2071977NewsQueenNews of the World9,540,00001/25/20
2082003ElephunkBlack Eyed PeasElephunk9,500,00008/03/17
2092002ACéline DionA New Day Has Come9,400,00009/23/16
2101975FleetwoodFleetwood MacFleetwood Mac9,400,00010/08/16
2112002ByRed Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way9,390,00003/29/18
2121964AThe BeatlesA Hard Day's Night9,350,00003/01/17
2131971StickyThe Rolling StonesSticky Fingers9,350,00012/03/16
2142006FutureSex/LoveSoundsJustin TimberlakeFutureSex/LoveSounds9,340,00002/09/18
2152009MyJustin BieberMy World / My World 2.09,330,00011/01/20
2161980TheQueenThe Game9,330,00001/25/20
2172005ConfessionsMadonnaConfessions Of A Dancefloor9,325,00008/20/17
2181997Garth BrooksSevens9,210,00001/05/19
2191986ControlJanet JacksonControl9,200,00004/17/17
2201991OnDire StraitsOn Every Street9,140,00003/23/18
2212007GoodRihannaGood Girl Gone Bad9,115,00006/02/21
2222001EscapeEnrique IglesiasEscape9,100,00009/27/16
2232009TheBlack Eyed PeasThe E.N.D.9,050,00008/03/17
2241972MachineDeep PurpleMachine Head9,045,00008/18/21
2251970Cosmo'sCreedence Clearwater RevivalCosmo's Factory9,030,00001/31/19
2262006HighHigh School MusicalHigh School Musical9,000,00009/06/17
2271993RiverBilly JoelRiver Of Dreams9,000,00010/19/16
2281997ReloadMetallicaReload8,940,00002/13/19
2292005It'sMichael BubléIt's Time8,850,00012/11/16
2302014xEd Sheeranx (Multiply)8,840,00010/27/19
2311980ZenyattaThe PoliceZenyatta Mondatta8,820,00006/06/20
2321988Dirty DancingMore Dirty Dancing8,780,00001/13/18
2331989Garth BrooksGarth Brooks8,780,00001/05/19
23419865150Van Halen51508,765,00008/14/20
2351992LoveSadeLove Deluxe8,740,00007/02/20
2361974CrimeSupertrampCrime of the Century8,720,00008/13/19
2371983Let'sDavid BowieLet's Dance8,700,00001/11/17
2381996OlderGeorge MichaelOlder8,650,00005/06/17
2392009CrazyMichael BubléCrazy Love8,650,00012/11/16
2401973BandPaul McCartney & WingsBand on the Run8,630,00012/13/18
2412005SomeCarrie UnderwoodSome Hearts8,610,00009/09/18
2422005TheMariah CareyThe Emancipation of Mimi8,600,00004/28/17
2431992KeepBon JoviKeep the Faith8,600,00011/16/16
244200819Adele198,560,00006/02/19
2452002JustifiedJustin TimberlakeJustified8,550,00002/09/18
2461972TheDavid BowieThe Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars8,550,00001/11/17
2471993EverybodyCranberriesEverybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?8,520,00001/25/18
2481983KillMetallicaKill 'Em All8,510,00002/13/19
2491981TattooThe Rolling StonesTattoo You8,500,00012/03/16
2501987TunnelBruce SpringsteenTunnel of Love8,350,00007/07/17
2512010RecoveryEminemRecovery8,340,00006/22/21
2522001J.LoJennifer LopezJ.Lo8,320,00006/24/18
2531988StrongerSadeStronger than Pride8,280,00007/02/20
2541971ImagineJohn LennonImagine8,220,00010/16/18
2551980SuperABBASuper Trouper8,200,00011/02/16
2561976ABarbra StreisandA Star Is Born8,190,00003/16/18
2571993TenStingTen Summoner's Tales8,150,00006/14/20
2581981GhostThe PoliceGhost in the Machine8,130,00006/06/20
2591979ReggattaThe PoliceReggatta de Blanc8,120,00006/06/20
2601972ExileThe Rolling StonesExile on Main St8,100,00012/03/16
2611984TheU2The Unforgettable Fire8,100,00008/31/16
2622000CrushBon JoviCrush8,100,00011/16/16
2631991EmotionsMariah CareyEmotions8,100,00004/28/17
2641977ExodusBob MarleyExodus8,025,00011/21/17
2652004UnderAvril LavigneUnder My Skin8,020,00002/10/18
2662010Doo-WopsBruno MarsDoo-Wops & Hooligans8,000,00006/27/19
2672003TheAlicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia Keys8,000,00011/19/16
2681993ZooropaU2Zooropa8,000,00008/31/16
2691992Garth BrooksThe Chase7,970,00001/05/19
2701971MeddlePink FloydMeddle7,950,00006/18/17
2712002EscapologyRobbie WilliamsEscapology7,940,00012/15/19
2721996BackstreetBackstreet BoysBackstreet Boys7,900,00002/09/17
2732004Love.Gwen StefaniLove. Angel. Music. Baby.7,900,00004/12/20
2741989StormBilly JoelStorm Front7,900,00010/19/16
2751993Garth BrooksIn Pieces7,840,00001/05/19
2761999BrandStingBrand New Day7,830,00006/14/20
2771990ListenGeorge MichaelListen Without Prejudice Vol.17,800,00005/06/17
2782007MinutesLinkin ParkMinutes To Midnight7,800,00006/04/17
2791993BothPhil CollinsBoth Sides7,710,00004/11/18
2801976DesireBob DylanDesire7,700,00010/23/16
2811983FrontiersJourneyFrontiers7,680,00009/13/19
2822000LoversSadeLovers Rock7,650,00007/02/20
2831995NewTracy ChapmanNew Beginning7,630,00006/25/19
2841995TheseBon JoviThese Days7,600,00011/16/16
2851987PermanentAerosmithPermanent Vacation7,590,00006/01/18
2862008IBeyoncéI Am? Sasha Fierce7,570,00005/02/18
2871976HighAC/DCHigh Voltage7,550,00002/20/18
2881978BlondesRod StewartBlondes Have More Fun7,540,00011/23/19
2892001SwingRobbie WilliamsSwing When You're Winning7,520,00012/15/19
2901982LoveDire StraitsLove over Gold7,510,00003/23/18
2911994BedtimeMadonnaBedtime Stories7,500,00008/20/17
2921997TheJanet JacksonThe Velvet Rope7,450,00004/17/17
2931997MyUsherMy Way7,450,00009/04/17
2941980HotterStevie WonderHotter than July7,435,00003/20/21
2951971EveryRod StewartEvery Picture Tells A Story7,430,00011/23/19
2961998SupposedAlanis MorissetteSupposed Former Infatuation Junkie7,430,00006/05/18
2971997BeOasisBe Here Now7,410,00012/06/17
29820018701Usher87017,400,00009/04/17
2991980BlizzardOzzy OsbourneBlizzard of Ozz7,370,00003/12/20
3001976PresenceLed ZeppelinPresence7,300,00009/07/21
3011999OnJennifer LopezOn the 67,290,00006/24/18
3022017÷Ed Sheeran÷ (Divide)7,260,00010/27/19
3032003MichaelMichael BubléMichael Bublé7,250,00012/11/16
3041999RainbowMariah CareyRainbow7,250,00004/28/17
3051989CrossroadsTracy ChapmanCrossroads7,230,00006/25/19
3061979VanVan HalenVan Halen II7,225,00008/14/20
3071977TheABBAThe Album7,200,00011/02/16
3081995D'EuxCéline DionD'Eux7,200,00009/23/16
3092007CallMichael BubléCall Me Irresponsible7,200,00012/11/16
3102012RedTaylor SwiftRed7,180,00005/25/21
3111975OneEaglesOne Of These Nights7,175,00012/20/17
3121970MorrisonThe DoorsMorrison Hotel7,130,00003/03/19
3132006StadiumRed Hot Chili PeppersStadium Arcadium7,130,00003/29/18
3141973InnervisionsStevie WonderInnervisions7,110,00003/20/21
3151991DiamondsPrince and the New Power GenerationDiamonds and Pearls7,100,00010/04/18
3161980MakingDire StraitsMaking Movies7,040,00003/23/18
3171980UprisingBob MarleyUprising7,025,00011/21/17
31819821999Prince and the Revolutions19997,010,00010/04/18
3191979Voulez-VousABBAVoulez-Vous7,000,00011/02/16
3201969LetThe Rolling StonesLet It Bleed7,000,00012/03/16
3212008BlackAC/DCBlack Ice7,000,00002/20/18
3222003InBritney SpearsIn The Zone7,000,00004/28/19
3232010TeenageKaty PerryTeenage Dream6,910,00006/16/19
3241979CommuniquéDire StraitsCommuniqué6,870,00003/23/18
3252001CelebrityNSYNCCelebrity6,840,00002/09/18
3262012UnorthodoxBruno MarsUnorthodox Jukebox6,825,00006/27/19
3271992EroticaMadonnaErotica6,825,00008/20/17
3282005DemonGorillazDemon Days6,800,00005/08/17
3291975BloodBob DylanBlood on the Tracks6,800,00010/23/16
3301983ThePink FloydThe Final Cut6,800,00006/18/17
3312008FunhouseP!nkFunhouse6,775,00010/15/17
3321969SantanaSantanaSantana6,755,00008/05/20
3332011BornLady GagaBorn This Way6,725,00012/22/20
3341999EnriqueEnrique IglesiasEnrique6,700,00009/27/16
3351997PopU2Pop6,700,00008/31/16
3361990I'mMadonnaI'm Breathless6,700,00008/20/17
3371973PianoBilly JoelPiano Man6,700,00010/19/16
3381994DefinitelyOasisDefinitely Maybe6,680,00012/06/17
3391989BatmanPrinceBatman6,680,00010/04/18
3401970AfterNeil YoungAfter the Gold Rush6,670,00005/16/21
3411969Crosby,Crosby, Stills & NashCrosby, Stills & Nash [CSN]6,670,00005/16/21
3421988AMannheim SteamrollerA Fresh Aire Christmas6,645,00012/28/20
3432010LoudRihannaLoud6,630,00006/02/21
3441984TheStevie WonderThe Woman In Red6,620,00003/20/21
3451979TuskFleetwood MacTusk6,600,00010/08/16
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lover boy

Drake is at 103m+ eas

L145

hey MJD, i heard that China has banned Bulk buying and fan funds on all its Music platforms snd that daily sales figures went down because of it, does that mean Chinese DLs won’t be downweighted anymore?

matt

China sales are downweighted because albums are being sold for less than four dollars, not because of bulk buying

Padilla

the minimum price to Chart in Billboard 200 is 3.49 dollars and a LOT of Elvis albums were sold very cheaply, MJD himself said that bulk buying is the issue not the price

Jaz

Isn’t music sold in China a lot cheaper because their pay, housing and everything else is also a lot cheaper so its actually fair to be sold at that price?

Fanofpop

Chinese sales aren’t really down weighted.
It’s just most albums are sold for different lower price points, depending on if it’s an EP, a four song bundle; or a full album or compilation so CSPC uses 50 yuan as the baseline for an album unit over there because it’s similar to the streaming revenue of 1500 paid streams and albums elsewhere.

Minhyun

When will “Tracks Ranking – CSPC – Overall sales” and other all-time categories be updated? It seems, at least as far as the all-time single sales (EAS) section doesn’t include any songs after 2015, despite some songs having more than enough EAS to make the list.

lover boy

Drake is at 102.6m eas

L145

why does Rihanna’s total keep fluctuating ?

Speed of Life

Hi Guys – will you do a manual update on David Bowie’s streaming figures please.It seems to be missing a load of songs.

Alex

I was wondering when the most successful rappers after Eminem and Drake – Jay-Z, Kanye, and Lil Wayne – are going to be included in these stats?

Analord
obro

If I had to guess I would say 2pac followed by the artist you mentioned but I think potentially Kanye over Jay, I also think Nicki won’t be that far behind Lil Wayne tbh

Analord

I vaguely remember MJD saying that one of the reasons why there hasn’t been many studies of rappers is the fact that, for example, Lil Wayne has 7.5 billion spotify streams as a solo artist and 12 billion as a featured artist… How much of that should he be credited for ?

By the way, the Beastie Boys sold around 40 million albums while Lil Wayne would be more like 20m, and I can think of a few rappers who sold around 30m.

Mar

Jay is more successful than Kanye, his US pure sales are 29.5M (2013) and kanye total US sps units are 24M (2021)

MJD

Hi Mar! Not sure where your numbers come from, but that’s not accurate. Your Jay-Z pure number is comprehensive, from Nielsen Soundscan. For Kanye though, it seems to be total RIAA units from 2020 of his solo albums. He also released Watch The Throne, Kids See Ghosts and Kanye West Presents Good Music Cruel Summer, which push his total to 30.5 million. These are split over 12 albums, they are not all at “just” the number certified, if they are mid-way to the next criteria, that’s 5.25 million more sales, 36 million total. Add in the year since these updates,… Read more »

Martin

I wish people didn’t see music sales, chart positions etc like some football table or cup!

Like football, not just one team!

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