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
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1990s1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
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#YearCoverArtistAlbumAlbum SalesAs Of
1201121Adele2130,380,00006/21/22
2201525Adele2520,935,00006/21/22
32011ChristmasMichael BubléChristmas11,600,00003/02/22
42013FrozenVarious ArtistsFrozen10,900,00010/08/21
520141989Taylor Swift198910,545,00011/01/22
62010MyJustin BieberMy Worlds9,385,00004/27/22
72014xEd Sheeranx (Multiply)9,055,00010/29/21
82010RecoveryEminemRecovery8,340,00006/22/21
92010Doo-WopsBruno MarsDoo-Wops & Hooligans8,000,00006/27/19
102017÷Ed Sheeran÷ (Divide)7,655,00010/29/21
112012RedTaylor SwiftRed7,220,00011/01/22
122010TeenageKaty PerryTeenage Dream6,910,00006/16/19
132012UnorthodoxBruno MarsUnorthodox Jukebox6,825,00006/27/19
142011BornLady GagaBorn This Way6,725,00012/22/20
152010LoudRihannaLoud6,630,00006/02/21
162014InSam SmithIn The Lonely Hour6,525,00010/11/17
172010SpeakTaylor SwiftSpeak Now6,355,00011/01/22
182011MyloColdplayMylo Xyloto6,315,00006/07/21
192012TakeOne DirectionTake Me Home6,300,00005/14/17
202011UpOne DirectionUp All Night6,250,00005/14/17
212012BornLana Del ReyBorn to Die6,240,00008/05/22
222012TheP!nkThe Truth About Love5,675,00006/23/22
232011+Ed Sheeran+ (Plus)5,455,00010/29/21
242013MidnightOne DirectionMidnight Memories5,250,00005/14/17
252012NightImagine DragonsNight Visions5,170,00009/19/18
262013TheEminemThe Marshall Mathers LP 24,770,00006/22/21
272015PurposeJustin BieberPurpose4,740,00004/27/22
282019MapBTSMap of the Soul: Persona4,690,00006/16/22
292013PrismKaty PerryPrism4,230,00006/16/19
302013BeyoncéBeyoncéBeyoncé3,930,00007/16/22
312011TalkRihannaTalk That Talk3,865,00006/02/21
322013TheJustin TimberlakeThe 20/20 Experience3,800,00002/09/18
332013AMArctic MonkeysAM3,705,00010/24/22
342012UnapologeticRihannaUnapologetic3,700,00006/02/21
352015AColdplayA Head Full Of Dreams3,660,00006/07/21
362018LoveBTSLove Yourself: Answer3,595,00006/16/22
372017ReputationTaylor SwiftReputation3,540,00011/01/22
382014GhostColdplayGhost Stories3,480,00006/07/21
392014FourOne DirectionFour3,400,00005/14/17
402011TakeDrakeTake Care3,345,00007/02/21
412012OverexposedMaroon 5Overexposed3,320,00012/02/19
422013ToMichael BubléTo Be Loved3,300,00003/02/22
432011Amy WinehouseLioness: Hidden Treasures3,300,00007/19/19
442010ProgressTake ThatProgress3,290,00012/15/19
452018ALady Gaga & Bradley CooperA Star Is Born3,255,00012/22/20
462018LoveBTSLove Yourself: Tear3,250,00006/16/22
4720114Beyoncé43,215,00007/16/22
482012BelieveJustin BieberBelieve3,185,00004/27/22
492016Hardwired...MetallicaHardwired... to Self-Destruct3,140,00002/13/19
502017LoveBTSLove Yourself: Her3,135,00006/16/22
512013PureLordePure Heroine3,100,00006/22/17
522010TheBlack Eyed PeasThe Beginning3,100,00008/03/17
532016LemonadeBeyoncéLemonade3,050,00007/16/22
542016WingsBTSWings3,040,00006/16/22
552014RockAC/DCRock or Bust3,010,00002/20/18
562012GoodKendrick LamarGood Kid, M.A.A.D City2,950,00005/17/22
572012TheMacklemoreThe Heist2,800,00011/07/17
582010SoldierSadeSoldier of Love2,760,00007/02/20
592011UnderJustin BieberUnder The Mistletoe2,755,00004/27/22
602015MadeOne DirectionMade in the A.M.2,700,00005/14/17
612010ALinkin ParkA Thousand Suns2,700,00006/04/17
622010HandsMaroon 5Hands All Over2,690,00012/02/19
632017BeautifulP!nkBeautiful Trauma2,660,00006/23/22
642014ThePink FloydThe Endless River2,650,00006/18/17
652010SaleShakiraSale el Sol2,610,00006/21/18
66201624KBruno Mars24K Magic2,550,00006/27/19
672016ViewsDrakeViews2,525,00007/02/21
682011WastingFoo FightersWasting Lights2,525,00010/10/17
692013NothingDrakeNothing Was the Same2,510,00007/02/21
702012MerryRod StewartMerry Christmas, Baby2,490,00011/23/19
712015HamiltonBroadway cast of HamiltonHamilton2,488,00012/30/21
722010ThankDrakeThank Me Later2,475,00007/02/21
732014VMaroon 5V2,400,00012/02/19
742019WhenBillie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?2,335,00007/19/22
752015BeautyThe WeekndBeauty Behind the Madness2,315,00007/03/22
762010MichaelMichael JacksonMichael2,300,00009/27/17
772012LivingLinkin ParkLiving Things2,250,00006/04/17
782011HereNickelbackHere and Now2,250,00006/28/17
792011I'mRed Hot Chili PeppersI'm with You2,230,00003/29/18
802019LoverTaylor SwiftLover2,170,00011/01/22
812015TitleMeghan TrainorTitle2,165,00010/23/22
822013ArtpopLady GagaArtpop2,135,00012/22/20
832012BlownCarrie UnderwoodBlown Away2,110,00009/09/18
842010RaymondUsherRaymond v. Raymond2,100,00009/04/17
852013BangerzMiley CyrusBangerz2,095,00012/07/20
862016?David Bowie? (Blackstar)2,000,00003/11/22
872013TrueAviciiTrue1,970,00004/25/18
882014MyAriana GrandeMy Everything1,960,00009/27/21
892013SwingsRobbie WilliamsSwings Both Ways1,920,00012/15/19
902019FineHarry StylesFine Line1,920,00005/18/22
912016MoanaVarious ArtistsMoana1,905,00012/30/21
922012MDNAMadonnaMDNA1,850,00008/20/17
932011StrongerKelly ClarksonStronger1,830,00005/23/18
942012GirlAlicia KeysGirl on Fire1,800,00002/03/22
952015ToKendrick LamarTo Pimp a Butterfly1,780,00005/17/22
962012WreckingBruce SpringsteenWrecking Ball1,750,00007/07/17
972014XscapeMichael JacksonXscape1,750,00009/27/17
982015IfDrakeIf You're Reading This It's Too Late1,705,00007/02/21
992011FemmeBritney SpearsFemme Fatale1,680,00004/28/19
1002017DamnKendrick LamarDamn1,680,00005/17/22
1012011GoodbyeAvril LavigneGoodbye Lullaby1,650,00002/10/18
1022014UltraviolenceLana Del ReyUltraviolence1,560,00008/05/22
1032014SonicFoo FightersSonic Highways1,550,00010/10/17
1042010SomeJames BluntSome Kind of Trouble1,530,00002/05/19
1052014SexEnrique IglesiasSex And Love1,500,00010/11/21
1062010PlasticGorillazPlastic Beach1,450,00005/08/17
1072016StarboyThe WeekndStarboy1,440,00007/03/22
1082013MoonJames BluntMoon Landing1,410,00002/05/19
1092013TheJustin TimberlakeThe 20/20 Experience - 2 of 21,400,00002/09/18
1102017EvolveImagine DragonsEvolve1,400,00009/19/18
1112015SmokeImagine DragonsSmoke + Mirrors1,390,00009/19/18
1122014SkoolBTSSkool Luv Affair1,380,00006/16/22
1132010BurlesqueChristina Aguilera & CherBurlesque1,375,00008/30/17
1142010EuphoriaEnrique IglesiasEuphoria1,350,00010/11/21
1152016TheRed Hot Chili PeppersThe Getaway1,340,00003/29/18
1162017HarryHarry StylesHarry Styles1,325,00005/18/22
1172016JoanneLady GagaJoanne1,300,00012/22/20
1182010ASelena Gomez & The SceneA Year Without Rain1,295,00003/22/21
1192016AntiRihannaAnti1,285,00006/02/21
1202017RevivalEminemRevival1,200,00006/22/21
1212011WhenSelena Gomez & The SceneWhen the Sun Goes Down1,190,00003/22/21
1222011Love?Jennifer LopezLove?1,180,00006/24/18
1232013DemiDemi LovatoDemi1,160,00010/09/18
1242013YoursAriana GrandeYours Truly1,115,00009/27/21
1252018KamikazeEminemKamikaze1,060,00006/22/21
1262016DangerousAriana GrandeDangerous Woman1,055,00009/27/21
1272016GloryLittle MixGlory Days1,050,00002/02/20
1282015TheBTSThe Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 21,035,00006/16/22
1292016IlluminateShawn MendesIlluminate1,020,00010/08/19
1302017Don'tBillie EilishDon't Smile at Me1,010,00007/19/22
1312019No.6Ed SheeranNo.6 Collaborations Project995,00010/29/21
1322015GetLittle MixGet Weird940,00002/02/20
1332015HandwrittenShawn MendesHandwritten900,00010/08/19
1342015TheBTSThe Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 1865,00006/16/22
1352014ShakiraShakiraShakira860,00006/21/18
1362012LookingUsherLooking 4 Myself850,00009/04/17
1372016NineCharlie PuthNine Track Mind820,00012/03/22
1382015RevivalSelena GomezRevival815,00003/22/21
1392018AstroworldTravis ScottAstroworld805,00004/09/22
1402013StarsSelena GomezStars Dance805,00003/22/21
1412018BeerbongsPost MaloneBeerbongs & Bentleys780,00005/31/22
1422011UnbrokenDemi LovatoUnbroken770,00010/09/18
1432018SweetenerAriana GrandeSweetener765,00009/27/21
1442010ValleysJimi HendrixValleys of Neptune765,00012/21/21
1452015WhatDrake & FutureWhat a Time to Be Alive755,00007/02/21
1462013AvrilAvril LavigneAvril Lavigne740,00002/10/18
1472019DivinelyLewis CapaldiDivinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent738,00008/31/21
1482018ShawnShawn MendesShawn Mendes710,00010/08/19
1492019Hollywood'sPost MaloneHollywood's Bleeding705,00005/31/22
1502019ThankAriana GrandeThank U, Next690,00009/27/21
1512014DarkBTSDark & Wild655,00006/16/22
1522017WitnessKaty PerryWitness600,00006/16/19
1532018ScorpionDrakeScorpion600,00007/02/21
1542017DuaDua LipaDua Lipa600,00005/21/22
1552013#willpowerWill.i.am#willpower600,00007/20/17
1562017MoreDrakeMore Life585,00007/02/21
1572016ThankMeghan TrainorThank You583,00010/23/22
1582017LustLana Del ReyLust for Life575,00008/05/22
1592019KillBlackpinkKill This Love565,00008/28/21
1602017RedMaroon 5Red Pill Blues540,00012/02/19
1612015ConfidentDemi LovatoConfident510,00010/09/18
1622019NormanLana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!510,00008/05/22

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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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