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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11974CrimeSupertrampCrime of the Century8,720,00008/13/19
21974461Eric Clapton461 Ocean Boulevard5,670,00009/21/22
31974OnEaglesOn The Border4,275,00012/20/17
41974SheerQueenSheer Heart Attack4,240,00001/25/20
51974BurnDeep PurpleBurn4,060,00008/18/21
61974GetAerosmithGet Your Wings3,880,00006/01/18
71974CaribouElton JohnCaribou3,760,00002/05/18
81974TheGenesisThe Lamb Lies Down on Broadway3,760,00005/25/22
91974Fulfillingness'Stevie WonderFulfillingness' First Finale3,720,00003/20/21
101974It?sThe Rolling StonesIt?s Only Rock ?n Roll3,700,00002/10/22
111974NattyBob MarleyNatty Dread3,650,00011/21/17
121974DiamondDavid BowieDiamond Dogs3,650,00003/11/22
131974TheBarbra StreisandThe Way We Were3,260,00003/16/18
141974QueenQueenQueen II3,060,00001/25/20
151974StormbringerDeep PurpleStormbringer2,985,00008/18/21
161974WaterlooABBAWaterloo2,700,00011/02/16
171974PlanetBob DylanPlanet Waves2,400,00012/14/21
181974WallsJohn LennonWalls and Bridges2,310,00010/16/18
191974BorbolettaSantanaBorboletta2,130,00008/05/20
201974OnNeil YoungOn the Beach1,960,00005/16/21
211974StreetlifeBilly JoelStreetlife Serenade1,700,00011/03/21

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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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