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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#YearCoverArtistAlbumAlbum SalesAs Of
11992TheWhitney HoustonThe Bodyguard41,100,00005/04/17
21995JaggedAlanis MorissetteJagged Little Pill33,570,00006/05/18
31997ComeShania TwainCome On Over33,500,00002/25/22
41991MetallicaMetallicaMetallica30,790,00002/13/19
51997Let'sCéline DionLet's Talk About Love29,800,00009/28/21
61991DangerousMichael JacksonDangerous29,550,00009/27/17
71997TitanicJames HornerTitanic28,510,00006/18/18
81996FallingCéline DionFalling Into You28,100,00009/28/21
91991NevermindNirvanaNevermind27,750,00007/09/17
101993MusicMariah CareyMusic Box26,100,00004/28/17
111999SupernaturalSantanaSupernatural25,990,00008/05/20
121999?BabyBritney Spears?Baby One More Time24,195,00004/28/19
131999MillenniumBackstreet BoysMillennium23,800,00004/02/22
141996SpiceSpice GirlsSpice21,900,00003/23/17
151995DaydreamMariah CareyDaydream19,900,00004/28/17
161994DookieGreen DayDookie19,750,00003/11/17
171991UseGuns N' RosesUse Your Illusion II18,800,00003/01/18
181995HIStory:Michael JacksonHIStory: Past, Present and Future18,625,00009/27/17
191991UseGuns N' RosesUse Your Illusion I18,010,00003/01/18
201995TragicNo DoubtTragic Kingdom18,000,00003/29/20
211994NoCranberriesNo Need to Argue17,840,00001/25/18
221995(What'sOasis(What's the Story) Morning Glory?17,660,00012/06/17
231991AchtungU2Achtung Baby17,500,00009/18/21
241990Garth BrooksNo Fences16,640,00001/05/19
251993TheCéline DionThe Colour Of My Love16,600,00009/28/21
261996TheFugeesThe Score16,525,00002/18/21
271999CalifornicationRed Hot Chili PeppersCalifornication16,270,00003/29/18
281991OutR.E.M.Out of Time16,005,00009/24/21
291995TheShania TwainThe Woman in Me16,000,00002/25/22
301998RayMadonnaRay Of Light16,000,00008/20/17
311994CrazySexyCoolTLCCrazySexyCool15,900,00004/07/19
321998TheMs. Lauryn HillThe Miseducation of Lauryn Hill15,610,00002/21/21
331999NoDidoNo Angel14,460,00002/18/19
341991BloodRed Hot Chili PeppersBlood Sugar Sex Magik14,430,00003/29/18
351990MariahMariah CareyMariah Carey14,050,00004/28/17
361997SpiceworldSpice GirlsSpiceworld13,950,00003/23/17
371991WeGenesisWe Can't Dance13,780,00005/25/22
381992AutomaticR.E.M.Automatic for the People13,720,00009/24/21
391991Garth BrooksRopin' The Wind13,680,00001/05/19
401994MerryMariah CareyMerry Christmas13,400,00004/28/17
411993GetAerosmithGet a Grip13,360,00006/01/18
421991ShepherdEnyaShepherd Moons13,270,00002/25/18
431999TheDestiny's ChildThe Writing's on the Wall13,080,00007/16/22
441999ChristinaChristina AguileraChristina Aguilera12,800,00003/18/17
451993BatMeat LoafBat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell12,730,00006/16/18
461993Janet.Janet JacksonJanet.12,600,00004/17/17
471997NSYNCNSYNCNSYNC12,490,00002/09/18
481993InNirvanaIn Utero12,050,00007/09/17
491998TheseCéline DionThese Are Special Times11,900,00009/28/21
501998BelieveCherBelieve11,800,00008/30/17
511991WakingBryan AdamsWaking Up the Neighbours11,630,00003/22/19
521994ThePink FloydThe Division Bell11,550,00006/18/17
531996LoadMetallicaLoad11,490,00002/13/19
541997Backstreet'sBackstreet BoysBackstreet's Back10,800,00004/02/22
551990TheAC/DCThe Razors Edge10,670,00002/20/18
561996All2PacAll Eyez on Me10,615,00001/22/22
571998MyWhitney HoustonMy Love Is Your Love10,400,00005/04/17
581999TheEminemThe Slim Shady LP10,390,00006/22/21
591999FanMailTLCFanMail10,150,00004/07/19
601995TheEnyaThe Memory of Trees10,030,00002/25/18
611990I'mWhitney HoustonI'm Your Baby Tonight9,900,00005/04/17
621995MadeQueenMade in Heaven9,660,00001/25/20
631997ButterFlyMariah CareyButterFly9,650,00004/28/17
641997Garth BrooksSevens9,210,00001/05/19
651991OnDire StraitsOn Every Street9,140,00003/23/18
661994MonsterR.E.M.Monster9,010,00009/24/21
671993RiverBilly JoelRiver Of Dreams9,000,00011/03/21
681997ReloadMetallicaReload8,940,00002/13/19
691992LoveSadeLove Deluxe8,740,00007/02/20
701996OlderGeorge MichaelOlder8,650,00005/06/17
711992KeepBon JoviKeep the Faith8,600,00001/28/22
721993EverybodyCranberriesEverybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?8,520,00001/25/18
731993TenStingTen Summoner's Tales8,150,00006/14/20
741991EmotionsMariah CareyEmotions8,100,00004/28/17
751993ZooropaU2Zooropa8,000,00009/18/21
761992Garth BrooksThe Chase7,970,00001/05/19
771996BackstreetBackstreet BoysBackstreet Boys7,900,00004/02/22
781993Garth BrooksIn Pieces7,840,00001/05/19
791999BrandStingBrand New Day7,830,00006/14/20
801990ListenGeorge MichaelListen Without Prejudice Vol.17,800,00005/06/17
811993BothPhil CollinsBoth Sides7,710,00004/11/18
821995NewTracy ChapmanNew Beginning7,630,00006/25/19
831995TheseBon JoviThese Days7,600,00001/28/22
841994BedtimeMadonnaBedtime Stories7,500,00008/20/17
851997MyUsherMy Way7,450,00009/04/17
861997TheJanet JacksonThe Velvet Rope7,450,00004/17/17
871998SupposedAlanis MorissetteSupposed Former Infatuation Junkie7,430,00006/05/18
881997BeOasisBe Here Now7,410,00012/06/17
891999OnJennifer LopezOn the 67,290,00006/24/18
901999RainbowMariah CareyRainbow7,250,00004/28/17
911995D'EuxCéline DionD'Eux7,200,00009/28/21
921991DiamondsPrince and the New Power GenerationDiamonds and Pearls7,100,00010/04/18
931994FromEric ClaptonFrom the Cradle7,060,00009/21/22
941992EroticaMadonnaErotica6,825,00008/20/17
951990I'mMadonnaI'm Breathless6,700,00008/20/17
961999EnriqueEnrique IglesiasEnrique6,700,00010/11/21
971997PopU2Pop6,700,00009/18/21
981994DefinitelyOasisDefinitely Maybe6,680,00012/06/17
991996EvitaMadonnaEvita6,525,00008/20/17
1001998GarageMetallicaGarage Inc.6,450,00002/13/19
1011994VoodooThe Rolling StonesVoodoo Lounge6,400,00002/10/22
1021996ToCranberriesTo the Faithful Departed6,230,00001/25/18
1031991NoOzzy OsbourneNo More Tears6,200,00003/12/20
1041996TheMakaveliThe Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory6,195,00001/22/22
1051997NineAerosmithNine Lives6,110,00006/01/18
1061993TheGuns N' RosesThe Spaghetti Incident?6,100,00003/01/18
1071995Garth BrooksFresh Horses6,090,00001/05/19
1081991VagabondRod StewartVagabond Heart5,950,00011/23/19
1091991InnuendoQueenInnuendo5,870,00001/25/20
1101995OneRed Hot Chili PeppersOne Hot Minute5,850,00003/29/18
1111995InsomniacGreen DayInsomniac5,800,00003/11/17
1121991TheStingThe Soul Cages5,770,00006/14/20
1131993DebutBjörkDebut5,730,00012/23/18
1141992CelineCéline DionCeline Dion5,700,00009/28/21
1151992TheElton JohnThe One5,680,00002/05/18
1161995Me2PacMe Against the World5,675,00001/22/22
1171995BallbreakerAC/DCBallbreaker5,420,00002/20/18
1181996TheWhitney HoustonThe Preacher's Wife5,300,00005/04/17
1191997NimrodGreen DayNimrod5,200,00003/11/17
1201990ThePaul SimonThe Rhythm of the Saints5,170,00005/10/18
1211997HigherBarbra StreisandHigher Ground5,090,00003/16/18
1221998I'veRobbie WilliamsI've Been Expecting You5,010,00012/15/19
1231991ForVan HalenFor Unlawful Carnal Knowledge4,925,00008/14/20
1241995ChristmasMannheim SteamrollerChristmas in the Aire4,920,00012/28/20
1251990BlazeJon Bon JoviBlaze of Glory4,900,00001/28/22
1261995BalanceVan HalenBalance4,870,00008/14/20
1271997TheFoo FightersThe Colour and the Shape4,825,00010/10/17
1281992Ooooooohhh...TLCOoooooohhh... On the TLC Tip4,720,00004/07/19
1291997BridgesThe Rolling StonesBridges to Babylon4,700,00002/10/22
130199618Bryan Adams18 til I Die4,650,00003/22/19
1311992HumanBruce SpringsteenHuman Touch4,600,00007/07/17
1321995PostBjörkPost4,570,00012/23/18
1331999TarzanPhil CollinsTarzan4,550,00004/11/18
1341997VivirEnrique IglesiasVivir4,400,00010/11/21
1351998DóndeShakiraDónde Están los Ladrones?4,380,00006/21/18
1361998PilgrimEric ClaptonPilgrim4,275,00009/21/22
1371996OneAaliyahOne in a Million4,250,00004/09/22
1381996MercuryStingMercury Falling4,170,00006/14/20
1391995EnriqueEnrique IglesiasEnrique Iglesias4,100,00010/11/21
1401992HarvestNeil YoungHarvest Moon4,065,00005/16/21
1411997LifeRobbie WilliamsLife Thru a Lens4,000,00012/15/19
1421998S'ilCéline DionS'il Suffisait D'Aimer3,900,00009/28/21
1431995NobodyTake ThatNobody Else3,720,00012/15/19
1441992LuckyBruce SpringsteenLucky Town3,700,00007/07/17
1451995PiesShakiraPies Descalzos3,700,00006/21/18
1461995MadeElton JohnMade in England3,690,00002/05/18
1471992Garth BrooksBeyond The Season3,660,00001/05/19
1481996NewR.E.M.New Adventures in Hi-Fi3,660,00009/24/21
1491993EverythingTake ThatEverything Changes3,620,00012/15/19
1501992FearIron MaidenFear of the Dark3,615,00011/12/21
1511997StillBee GeesStill Waters3,600,00004/09/17
1521997R2PacR U Still Down? (Remember Me)3,600,00001/22/22
1531993DuetsElton JohnDuets3,550,00002/05/18
1541995OzzmosisOzzy OsbourneOzzmosis3,520,00003/12/20
1551997HomogenicBjörkHomogenic3,510,00012/23/18
1561999BuryCranberriesBury the Hatchet3,510,00001/25/18
1571991LoveCherLove Hurts3,500,00008/30/17
1581996DancePhil CollinsDance into the Light3,480,00004/11/18
1591990UnisonCéline DionUnison3,400,00009/28/21
1601995FooFoo FightersFoo Fighters3,350,00010/10/17
1611998HomeNSYNCHome for Christmas3,300,00002/09/18
1621999ThereFoo FightersThere Is Nothing Left to Lose3,200,00010/10/17
1631999LoveppearsAyumi HamasakiLoveppears3,190,00009/27/19
1641997TheElton JohnThe Big Picture3,120,00002/05/18
1651993Strictly2PacStrictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z…3,075,00001/22/22
1661992LovePrince and the New Power GenerationLove Symbol Album3,020,00010/04/18
1671990NoIron MaidenNo Prayer for the Dying3,010,00011/12/21
1681997DestinationJon Bon JoviDestination Anywhere2,900,00001/28/22
1691994AgeAaliyahAge Ain't Nothig but a Number2,850,00004/09/22
1701995TheBruce SpringsteenThe Ghost of Tom Joad2,850,00007/07/17
1711993BackBarbra StreisandBack to Broadway2,850,00003/16/18
1721990BehindFleetwood MacBehind The Mask2,750,00010/21/21
1731999SongsGeorge MichaelSongs from the Last Century2,750,00005/06/17
1741999Still2Pac + OutlawzStill I Rise2,630,00001/22/22
1751998CosasEnrique IglesiasCosas Del Amor2,600,00010/11/21
1761990GraffitiPrinceGraffiti Bridge2,550,00010/04/18
1771998UpR.E.M.Up2,520,00009/24/21
1781993OffPaul McCartneyOff the Ground2,490,00012/13/18
1791993ShaniaShania TwainShania Twain2,300,00002/25/22
1801999SangJohnny HallydaySang Pour Sang2,270,00001/01/18
1811997TimeBob DylanTime Out of Mind2,200,00012/14/21
1821992MattersTracy ChapmanMatters of the Heart2,110,00006/25/19
1831995WelcomeMeat LoafWelcome to the Neighbourhood2,110,00006/16/18
1841998Destiny'sDestiny's ChildDestiny's Child2,055,00007/16/22
1851998OnBryan AdamsOn a Day Like Today1,980,00003/22/19
1861992TakeTake ThatTake That & Party1,970,00012/15/19
1871991KerplunkGreen DayKerplunk1,950,00003/11/17
1881999AAyumi HamasakiA Song for xx1,910,00009/27/19
1891997FlamingPaul McCartneyFlaming Pie1,860,00012/13/18
1901996TrialJourneyTrial by Fire1,830,00009/13/19
1911992RushEric ClaptonRush1,800,00009/21/22
19219912Pacalypse2Pac2Pacalypse Now1,680,00001/22/22
1931991DionCéline DionDion Chante Plamondon1,500,00009/28/21
1941996TheBarbra StreisandThe Mirror Has Two Faces1,490,00003/16/18
1951990XuxaXuxaXuxa 51,235,00010/13/22
1961995ThePrinceThe Gold Experience1,130,00010/04/18
1971997FirstJimi HendrixFirst Rays of the New Rising Sun925,00012/21/21
1981997SouthJimi HendrixSouth Saturn Delta665,00012/21/21

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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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