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
12002ComeNorah JonesCome Away With Me23,900,00001/16/22
22000TheEminemThe Marshall Mathers LP23,340,00006/22/21
32002TheEminemThe Eminem Show23,020,00006/22/21
42000HybridLinkin ParkHybrid Theory20,800,00006/04/17
52000Oops!...Britney SpearsOops!... I Did It Again19,305,00004/28/19
62003FallenEvanescenceFallen16,730,00006/30/19
72002LetAvril LavigneLet Go16,220,00002/10/18
82006BackAmy WinehouseBack To Black15,940,00007/19/19
92008TheLady GagaThe Fame / The Fame Monster15,745,00012/22/20
102004ConfessionsUsherConfessions15,500,00009/04/17
112000NoNSYNCNo Strings Attached15,300,00002/09/18
122004AmericanGreen DayAmerican Idiot15,250,00003/11/17
132000AEnyaA Day Without Rain14,430,00002/25/18
142002AColdplayA Rush Of Blood To The Head13,865,00006/07/21
152004BackJames BluntBack to Bedlam13,320,00002/05/19
162003MeteoraLinkin ParkMeteora13,300,00006/04/17
172001LaundryShakiraLaundry Service12,630,00006/21/18
182001SongsAlicia KeysSongs In A Minor12,600,00002/03/22
192002SongsMaroon 5Songs About Jane12,410,00012/02/19
202001M!ssundaztoodP!nkM!ssundaztood12,370,00006/23/22
212000AllU2All That You Can't Leave Behind12,300,00009/18/21
222005X&YColdplayX&Y11,915,00006/07/21
232005AllNickelbackAll the Right Reasons11,850,00006/28/17
242004FeelsNorah JonesFeels Like Home11,500,00001/16/22
252000BlackBackstreet BoysBlack & Blue11,500,00004/02/22
262002Up!Shania TwainUp!11,400,00002/25/22
272001SilverNickelbackSilver Side Up11,100,00006/28/17
282004EncoreEminemEncore11,030,00006/22/21
292004BreakawayKelly ClarksonBreakaway10,980,00005/23/18
302000MusicMadonnaMusic10,700,00008/20/17
312003LifeDidoLife for Rent10,540,00002/18/19
3220028Eminem8 Mile10,330,00006/22/21
332005MonkeyBlack Eyed PeasMonkey Business10,300,00008/03/17
342001BritneyBritney SpearsBritney10,240,00004/28/19
352004HowU2How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb10,200,00009/18/21
362000ParachutesColdplayParachutes10,200,00006/07/21
372003DangerouslyBeyoncéDangerously In Love10,195,00007/16/22
382001SurvivorDestiny's ChildSurvivor10,125,00007/16/22
392008VivaColdplayViva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends9,985,00006/07/21
402008FearlessTaylor SwiftFearless9,970,00011/01/22
412002StrippedChristina AguileraStripped9,550,00003/18/17
422003ElephunkBlack Eyed PeasElephunk9,500,00008/03/17
432002ACéline DionA New Day Has Come9,400,00009/28/21
442002ByRed Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way9,390,00003/29/18
452006FutureSex/LoveSoundsJustin TimberlakeFutureSex/LoveSounds9,340,00002/09/18
462005ConfessionsMadonnaConfessions Of A Dancefloor9,325,00008/20/17
472007GoodRihannaGood Girl Gone Bad9,115,00006/02/21
482001EscapeEnrique IglesiasEscape9,100,00010/11/21
492009TheBlack Eyed PeasThe E.N.D.9,050,00008/03/17
502006HighHigh School MusicalHigh School Musical9,000,00009/06/17
512005It'sMichael BubléIt's Time8,850,00003/02/22
52200819Adele198,685,00006/21/22
532009CrazyMichael BubléCrazy Love8,650,00003/02/22
542005SomeCarrie UnderwoodSome Hearts8,610,00009/09/18
552005TheMariah CareyThe Emancipation of Mimi8,600,00004/28/17
562002JustifiedJustin TimberlakeJustified8,550,00002/09/18
572001J.LoJennifer LopezJ.Lo8,320,00006/24/18
582000CrushBon JoviCrush8,100,00001/28/22
592004UnderAvril LavigneUnder My Skin8,020,00002/10/18
602003TheAlicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia Keys8,000,00002/03/22
612002EscapologyRobbie WilliamsEscapology7,940,00012/15/19
622004Love.Gwen StefaniLove. Angel. Music. Baby.7,900,00004/12/20
632007MinutesLinkin ParkMinutes To Midnight7,800,00006/04/17
642000LoversSadeLovers Rock7,650,00007/02/20
652008IBeyoncéI Am? Sasha Fierce7,595,00007/16/22
662001SwingRobbie WilliamsSwing When You're Winning7,520,00012/15/19
6720018701Usher87017,400,00009/04/17
682003MichaelMichael BubléMichael Bublé7,250,00003/02/22
692007CallMichael BubléCall Me Irresponsible7,200,00003/02/22
702006StadiumRed Hot Chili PeppersStadium Arcadium7,130,00003/29/18
712003InBritney SpearsIn The Zone7,000,00004/28/19
722008BlackAC/DCBlack Ice7,000,00002/20/18
732008FunhouseP!nkFunhouse6,900,00006/23/22
742001CelebrityNSYNCCelebrity6,840,00002/09/18
752005DemonGorillazDemon Days6,800,00005/08/17
762006TaylorTaylor SwiftTaylor Swift6,630,00011/01/22
772007HighHigh School MusicalHigh School Musical 26,600,00009/06/17
782005IntensiveRobbie WilliamsIntensive Care6,510,00012/15/19
792001InvincibleMichael JacksonInvincible6,475,00009/27/17
802006I'mP!nkI'm Not Dead6,460,00006/23/22
812006TheFergieThe Dutchess6,450,00007/12/17
822006B'DayBeyoncéB'Day6,405,00007/16/22
832007AsAlicia KeysAs I Am6,400,00002/03/22
842001FeverKylie MinogueFever6,330,00004/16/18
852004DestinyDestiny's ChildDestiny Fulfilled6,245,00007/16/22
862003TheNickelbackThe Long Road6,100,00006/28/17
872000SingRobbie WilliamsSing When You're Winning6,090,00012/15/19
882002ItRod StewartIt Had To Be You: The Great American Songbook6,050,00011/23/19
892007LongEaglesLong Road Out Of Eden6,025,00012/20/17
902002ThisJennifer LopezThis Is Me? Then6,000,00006/24/18
912001GorillazGorillazGorillaz6,000,00005/08/17
922001AllJanet JacksonAll for You5,900,00004/17/17
932008DarkNickelbackDark Horse5,700,00006/28/17
942007TheAvril LavigneThe Best Damn Thing5,660,00002/10/18
952008DeathMetallicaDeath Magnetic5,330,00002/13/19
962002ShamanSantanaShaman5,275,00008/05/20
972003AsRod StewartAs Time Goes By: The Great American Songbook, Volume II5,170,00011/23/19
982001AaliyahAaliyahAaliyah5,100,00004/09/22
992003St.MetallicaSt. Anger5,050,00002/13/19
1002005OralShakiraOral Fixation, Vol. 25,000,00006/21/18
1012002TheBruce SpringsteenThe Rising5,000,00007/07/17
1022000RidingEric Clapton & B.B KingRiding with the King4,910,00009/21/22
1032005AmarantineEnyaAmarantine4,760,00002/25/18
1042006HannahMiley CyrusHannah Montana4,705,00012/07/20
1052007ItMaroon 5It Won't Be Soon Before Long4,690,00012/02/19
1062006TheEvanescenceThe Open Door4,560,00006/30/19
1072009RelapseEminemRelapse4,480,00006/22/21
1082003OneCéline DionOne Heart4,400,00009/28/21
1092007NotNorah JonesNot Too Late4,400,00001/16/22
1102009NoU2No Line On The Horizon4,400,00009/18/21
1112000Can'tP!nkCan't Take Me Home4,365,00006/23/22
1122007HannahMiley CyrusHannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus4,235,00012/07/20
1132000StiffAC/DCStiff Upper Lip4,160,00002/20/18
1142008OneKaty PerryOne Of The Boys4,140,00006/16/19
1152005InFoo FightersIn Your Honor4,050,00010/10/17
1162001RockNo DoubtRock Steady4,050,00003/29/20
1172008HighHigh School MusicalHigh School Musical 34,025,00009/06/17
1182006BackChristina AguileraBack to Basics4,000,00003/18/17
1192009TheAlicia KeysThe Element of Freedom4,000,00002/03/22
1202001ChristmasMannheim SteamrollerChristmas Extraordinaire3,990,00012/28/20
1212003FrankAmy WinehouseFrank3,940,00007/19/19
1222007AllJames BluntAll the Lost Souls3,910,00002/05/19
1232004Stardust:Rod StewartStardust: The Great American Songbook, Volume III3,900,00011/23/19
124200921stGreen Day21st Century Breakdown3,800,00003/11/17
1252007CarnivalCarrie UnderwoodCarnival Ride3,790,00009/09/18
1262002OneFoo FightersOne by One3,775,00010/10/17
1272006BeautifulTake ThatBeautiful World3,770,00012/15/19
1282006ARihannaA Girl Like Me3,770,00006/02/21
1292008CircusBritney SpearsCircus3,755,00004/28/19
1302006WhateverArctic MonkeysWhatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not3,750,00010/24/22
1312008HardMadonnaHard Candy3,650,00008/20/17
1322003ThankfulKelly ClarksonThankful3,630,00005/23/18
1332006TheGwen StefaniThe Sweet Escape3,620,00004/12/20
1342005HaveBon JoviHave a Nice Day3,600,00001/28/22
1352005FijaciónShakiraFijación Oral, Vol. 13,590,00006/21/18
1362001Garth BrooksScarecrow3,540,00001/05/19
1372000DutyAyumi HamasakiDuty3,520,00009/27/19
1382009HannahMiley CyrusHannah Montana: The Movie3,515,00012/07/20
1392001Until2PacUntil the End of Time3,470,00001/22/22
1402000WarningGreen DayWarning3,450,00003/11/17
1412007TakingCéline DionTaking Chances3,400,00009/28/21
1422003AmericanMadonnaAmerican Life3,375,00008/20/17
1432009RatedRihannaRated R3,360,00006/02/21
1442002TestifyPhil CollinsTestify3,260,00004/11/18
1452002UnderAlanis MorissetteUnder Rug Swept3,230,00006/05/18
1462003SacredStingSacred Love3,150,00006/14/20
1472002IAyumi HamasakiI Am?3,130,00009/27/19
1482001JustAerosmithJust Push Play3,120,00006/01/18
1492007LostBon JoviLost Highway3,100,00001/28/22
1502008BreakoutMiley CyrusBreakout2,950,00012/07/20
1512007Echoes,Foo FightersEchoes, Silence, Patience & Grace2,925,00010/10/17
1522002BounceBon JoviBounce2,900,00001/28/22
1532004MusicologyPrinceMusicology2,830,00010/04/18
1542003TryP!nkTry This2,815,00006/23/22
1552002CharmbraceletMariah CareyCharmbracelet2,800,00004/28/17
1562002Better2PacBetter Dayz2,775,00001/22/22
1572002HeathenOasisHeathen Chemistry2,750,00012/06/17
1582007MagicBruce SpringsteenMagic2,750,00007/07/17
1592008ChineseGuns N' RosesChinese Democraty2,740,00003/01/18
1602008AndEnyaAnd Winter Came?2,710,00002/25/18
1612004PatienceGeorge MichaelPatience2,700,00005/06/17
1622005NeverBackstreet BoysNever Gone2,650,00004/02/22
1632000ReturnNo DoubtReturn of Saturn2,640,00003/29/20
1642008CampVarious ArtistsCamp Rock2,640,00010/09/18
1652000StandingOasisStanding on the Shoulder of Giants2,620,00012/06/17
1662008TheTake ThatThe Circus2,610,00012/15/19
1672006RudeboxRobbie WilliamsRudebox2,600,00012/15/19
1682003Resurrection2PacResurrection2,595,00001/22/22
1692009PlayCarrie UnderwoodPlay On2,580,00009/09/18
1702005AThe Rolling StonesA Bigger Bang2,550,00002/10/22
1712009TheMiley CyrusThe Time of Our Lives2,485,00012/07/20
1722007BlackoutBritney SpearsBlackout2,475,00004/28/19
1732006DreamgirlsVarious ArtistsDreamgirls2,465,00007/16/22
1742006ModernBob DylanModern Times2,450,00012/14/21
1752002RainbowAyumi HamasakiRainbow2,440,00009/27/19
1762002BoucanRenaudBoucan d'enfer2,420,00011/01/17
1772009IWhitney HoustonI Look To You2,400,00005/04/17
1782009RealityRobbie WilliamsReality Killed the Video Star2,380,00012/15/19
1792001RevealR.E.M.Reveal2,295,00009/24/21
1802000BraveIron MaidenBrave New World2,290,00011/12/21
1812005Don'tOasisDon't Believe the Truth2,240,00012/06/17
1822008HereUsherHere I Stand2,200,00009/04/17
1832009TheNorah JonesThe Fall2,200,00001/16/22
1842007FavouriteArctic MonkeysFavourite Worst Nightmare2,170,00010/24/22
1852008E=MC²Mariah CareyE=MC²2,150,00004/28/17
1862004Loyal2PacLoyal to the Game2,150,00001/22/22
1872006StillRod StewartStill the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time2,080,00011/23/19
1882006WeBruce SpringsteenWe Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions2,050,00007/07/17
1892001VespertineBjörkVespertine2,030,00012/23/18
1902001ReptileEric ClaptonReptile1,990,00009/21/22
1912002AJohnny HallydayA La Vie, A La Mort1,970,00001/01/18
1922009WorkingBruce SpringsteenWorking on a Dream1,950,00007/07/17
1932005DevilsBruce SpringsteenDevils & Dust1,950,00007/07/17
1942001SongsElton JohnSongs from the West Coast1,940,00002/05/18
1952005RebirthJennifer LopezRebirth1,940,00006/24/18
1962001DownOzzy OsbourneDown to Earth1,930,00003/12/20
1972002JustWhitney HoustonJust Whitney?1,900,00005/04/17
1982001GlitterMariah CareyGlitter1,900,00004/28/17
1992009SheShakiraShe Wolf1,780,00006/21/18
2002005MusicRihannaMusic Of The Sun1,755,00006/02/21
2012009TheBon JoviThe Circle1,750,00001/28/22
2022009AllKelly ClarksonAll I Ever Wanted1,750,00005/23/18
2032007InsomniacEnrique IglesiasInsomniac1,450,00010/11/21
2042009KissSelena Gomez & The SceneKiss & Tell1,430,00003/22/21
2052004MyAyumi HamasakiMy Story1,420,00009/27/19
2062003MemorialAyumi HamasakiMemorial Address1,410,00009/27/19
2072000LightKylie MinogueLight Years1,220,00004/16/18
2082006(Miss)understoodAyumi Hamasaki(Miss)understood1,140,00009/27/19
2092009MemoirsMariah CareyMemoirs of an Imperfect Angel1,050,00004/28/17
2102009SoDrakeSo Far Gone990,00007/02/21
2112006SecretAyumi HamasakiSecret860,00009/27/19

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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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