Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

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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1970s1970197119721973197419751976197719781979
1980s1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
1990s1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
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#YearCoverArtistAlbumAlbum SalesAs Of
11969AbbeyThe BeatlesAbbey Road26,700,00004/17/22
21967Sgt.The BeatlesSgt. Pepper?s Lonely Hearts Club Band24,800,00004/17/22
31969LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II21,900,00009/07/21
41968TheThe BeatlesThe Beatles (White Album)19,000,00004/17/22
51969LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin I15,800,00009/07/21
61965RubberThe BeatlesRubber Soul14,400,00004/17/22
71967TheThe DoorsThe Doors13,810,00003/03/19
81966RevolverThe BeatlesRevolver12,450,00004/17/22
91967MagicalThe BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour10,600,00004/17/22
101965Help!The BeatlesHelp!9,850,00004/17/22
111964AThe BeatlesA Hard Day's Night9,350,00004/17/22
121967AreJimi Hendrix ExperienceAre You Experienced9,215,00012/21/21
131968ElectricJimi Hendrix ExperienceElectric Ladyland7,710,00012/21/21
141969LetThe Rolling StonesLet It Bleed7,000,00002/10/22
151967DisraeliCreamDisraeli Gears6,810,00009/21/22
161969SantanaSantanaSantana6,755,00008/05/20
171969Crosby,Crosby, Stills & NashCrosby, Stills & Nash [CSN]6,670,00005/16/21
181967ABarbra StreisandA Christmas Album6,580,00003/16/18
191968WaitingThe DoorsWaiting for the Sun6,270,00003/03/19
201963PleaseThe BeatlesPlease Please Me5,900,00004/17/22
211963WithThe BeatlesWith the Beatles5,850,00004/17/22
221967StrangeThe DoorsStrange Days5,760,00003/03/19
231964BeatlesThe BeatlesBeatles for Sale5,650,00004/17/22
241966SoundsSimon & GarfunkelSounds of Silence5,550,00005/11/18
251969WillyCreedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor Boys5,540,00001/31/19
261969BlindBlind FaithBlind Faith5,395,00009/21/22
271969GreenCreedence Clearwater RevivalGreen River5,360,00001/31/19
281968BookendsSimon & GarfunkelBookends5,300,00005/11/18
291966Parsley,Simon & GarfunkelParsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme5,250,00005/11/18
301966BlondeBob DylanBlonde on Blonde5,100,00012/14/21
311969UmmagummaPink FloydUmmagumma5,050,00006/18/17
321965HighwayBob DylanHighway 61 Revisited5,000,00012/14/21
331967Axis:Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAxis: Bold As Love4,685,00012/21/21
341961BlueElvis PresleyBlue Hawaii4,650,00009/01/18
351969TheThe DoorsThe Soft Parade4,590,00003/03/19
361969BayouCreedence Clearwater RevivalBayou Country4,450,00001/31/19
371963TheBob DylanThe Freewheelin? Bob Dylan4,200,00012/14/21
381969YellowThe BeatlesYellow Submarine4,200,00004/17/22
391968BeggarsThe Rolling StonesBeggars Banquet4,000,00002/10/22
401968WheelsCreamWheels of Fire3,945,00009/21/22
411966AftermathThe Rolling StonesAftermath3,900,00002/10/22
421965BringingBob DylanBringing It All Back Home3,800,00012/14/21
431969NashvilleBob DylanNashville Skyline3,800,00012/14/21
441967HowElvis PresleyHow Great Thou Art3,510,00009/01/18
451969EverybodyNeil Young with Crazy HorseEverybody Knows This Is Nowhere3,265,00005/16/21
461967JohnBob DylanJohn Wesley Harding3,200,00012/14/21
471968FunnyBarbra StreisandFunny Girl (Soundtrack)2,960,00003/16/18
481965OutThe Rolling StonesOut of Our Heads2,850,00002/10/22
491964TheBob DylanThe Times They Are a-Changin?2,800,00012/14/21
501960G.I.Elvis PresleyG.I. Blues2,780,00009/01/18
511966BluesJohn Mayall & The BluesbreakersBlues Breakers2,705,00009/21/22
521969MorePink FloydMore2,700,00006/18/17
531968CreedenceCreedence Clearwater RevivalCreedence Clearwater Revival2,695,00001/31/19
541964TheThe Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones2,500,00002/10/22
551967ThePink FloydThe Piper at the Gates of Dawn2,450,00006/18/17
561967TheirThe Rolling StonesTheir Satanic Majesties Request2,450,00002/10/22
571966FreshCreamFresh Cream2,445,00009/21/22
581969DavidDavid BowieDavid Bowie (1969)2,300,00003/11/22
591967BetweenThe Rolling StonesBetween the Buttons2,200,00002/10/22
601964WednesdaySimon & GarfunkelWednesday Morning, 3 A.M.2,140,00005/11/18
611969ThenFleetwood MacThen Play On2,000,00010/21/21
621968APink FloydA Saucerful of Secrets1,900,00006/18/17
631960HisElvis PresleyHis Hand in Mine1,870,00009/01/18
641964AnotherBob DylanAnother Side of Bob Dylan1,700,00012/14/21
65196412The Rolling Stones12 X 51,700,00002/10/22
661968ShadesDeep PurpleShades of Deep Purple1,625,00008/18/21
671968PeterFleetwood MacPeter Green's Fleetwood Mac1,600,00010/21/21
681969DianaJackson 5Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 51,600,00009/26/17
691965MyBarbra StreisandMy Name Is Barbra, Two?1,470,00003/16/18
701967BeeBee GeesBee Gees' 1st1,350,00004/09/17
711969FromElvis PresleyFrom Elvis in Memphis1,310,00009/01/18
721965LookSonny & CherLook At Us1,300,00008/30/17
731965December?sThe Rolling StonesDecember?s Children (And Everybody?s)1,300,00002/10/22
741965TheThe Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones, Now!1,300,00002/10/22
751964PeopleBarbra StreisandPeople1,260,00003/16/18
761968IdeaBee GeesIdea1,250,00004/09/17
771969OdessaBee GeesOdessa1,200,00004/09/17
781968HorizontalBee GeesHorizontal1,200,00004/09/17
791960ElvisElvis PresleyElvis Is Back!1,160,00009/01/18
801967BuffaloBuffalo SpringfieldBuffalo Springfield Again1,155,00005/16/21
811962Girls!Elvis PresleyGirls! Girls! Girls!1,140,00009/01/18
821965MyBarbra StreisandMy Name Is Barbra1,130,00003/16/18
831968Mr.Fleetwood MacMr. Wonderful1,100,00010/21/21
841969AnRod StewartAn Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down1,080,00011/23/19
851965TheThe Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones No. 21,000,00002/10/22
861966BuffaloBuffalo SpringfieldBuffalo Springfield995,00005/16/21
871962PotElvis PresleyPot Luck870,00009/01/18
881969MyStevie WonderMy Cherie Amour740,00003/20/21
891964FiveThe YardbirdsFive Live Yardbirds645,00009/21/22
901968ForStevie WonderFor Once in My Life575,00003/20/21
911966Up-TightStevie WonderUp-Tight510,00003/20/21

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futiledevices

why “red (taylor’s version)” isn’t included

Ultimate

In Page 5, in Digital Singles Sales

The likes of Maroon 5 and Eminem numbers are increasing while Lady Gaga and Adele are still the same. Taking note that they which are supposed to be top 2 in the first place. The update supposed to be all of such lists.
Can the admins answer this question?

Jazz

Adele and Lady Gaga are both increasing. A few years back Adele was at 80 million, Gaga was at 60 million. Now Adele at 102 and Gaga 77. Eminem and Maroon 5 just have better streaming figures.

Paviurso

Why is Adele’s 30 not among the albums with the most pure sales? if they have even given it a Guinness World Record for selling 5M of pure units in 2021

Yefersonc_28

Actualicen a billie

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