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
11991MetallicaMetallicaMetallica30,790,00002/13/19
21991DangerousMichael JacksonDangerous29,550,00009/27/17
31991NevermindNirvanaNevermind27,750,00007/09/17
41991UseGuns N' RosesUse Your Illusion II18,800,00003/01/18
51991UseGuns N' RosesUse Your Illusion I18,010,00003/01/18
61991AchtungU2Achtung Baby17,500,00009/18/21
71991OutR.E.M.Out of Time16,005,00009/24/21
81991BloodRed Hot Chili PeppersBlood Sugar Sex Magik14,430,00003/29/18
91991WeGenesisWe Can't Dance13,780,00005/25/22
101991Garth BrooksRopin' The Wind13,680,00001/05/19
111991ShepherdEnyaShepherd Moons13,270,00002/25/18
121991WakingBryan AdamsWaking Up the Neighbours11,630,00003/22/19
131991OnDire StraitsOn Every Street9,140,00003/23/18
141991EmotionsMariah CareyEmotions8,100,00004/28/17
151991DiamondsPrince and the New Power GenerationDiamonds and Pearls7,100,00010/04/18
161991NoOzzy OsbourneNo More Tears6,200,00003/12/20
171991VagabondRod StewartVagabond Heart5,950,00011/23/19
181991InnuendoQueenInnuendo5,870,00001/25/20
191991TheStingThe Soul Cages5,770,00006/14/20
201991ForVan HalenFor Unlawful Carnal Knowledge4,925,00008/14/20
211991LoveCherLove Hurts3,500,00008/30/17
221991KerplunkGreen DayKerplunk1,950,00003/11/17
2319912Pacalypse2Pac2Pacalypse Now1,680,00001/22/22
241991DionCéline DionDion Chante Plamondon1,500,00009/28/21

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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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