Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

1996/1997 - History Tour, Billie Jean

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
11982ThrillerMichael JacksonThriller65,800,00009/27/17
21973ThePink FloydThe Dark Side of the Moon43,300,00006/18/17
31992TheWhitney HoustonThe Bodyguard41,100,00005/04/17
41978GreaseVarious ArtistsGrease38,100,00009/14/21
51971LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV36,800,00009/07/21
61980BackAC/DCBack in Black35,810,00002/20/18
71977RumoursFleetwood MacRumours35,500,00010/21/21
81977SaturdayBee Gees & Various ArtistsSaturday Night Fever34,800,00004/09/17
91987BadMichael JacksonBad33,600,00009/27/17
101995JaggedAlanis MorissetteJagged Little Pill33,570,00006/05/18
111997ComeShania TwainCome On Over33,500,00002/25/22
121979ThePink FloydThe Wall31,300,00006/18/17
131985BrothersDire StraitsBrothers in Arms30,850,00003/23/18
141991MetallicaMetallicaMetallica30,790,00002/13/19
151987AppetiteGuns N' RosesAppetite For Destruction30,770,00003/01/18
16201121Adele2130,325,00010/14/21
171976HotelEaglesHotel California30,050,00012/20/17
181987DirtyDirty DancingDirty Dancing29,970,00001/13/18
191997Let'sCéline DionLet's Talk About Love29,800,00009/28/21
201991DangerousMichael JacksonDangerous29,550,00009/27/17
211984BornBruce SpringsteenBorn in the U.S.A.29,300,00007/07/17
221997TitanicJames HornerTitanic28,510,00006/18/18
231996FallingCéline DionFalling Into You28,100,00009/28/21
241991NevermindNirvanaNevermind27,750,00007/09/17
251977BatMeat LoafBat Out of Hell27,410,00006/16/18
261987TheU2The Joshua Tree26,800,00009/18/21
271969AbbeyThe BeatlesAbbey Road26,700,00004/17/22
281993MusicMariah CareyMusic Box26,100,00004/28/17
291999SupernaturalSantanaSupernatural25,990,00008/05/20
301967Sgt.The BeatlesSgt. Pepper?s Lonely Hearts Club Band24,800,00004/17/22
311999?BabyBritney Spears?Baby One More Time24,195,00004/28/19
322002ComeNorah JonesCome Away With Me23,900,00001/16/22
331999MillenniumBackstreet BoysMillennium23,800,00004/02/22
341986SlipperyBon JoviSlippery When Wet23,600,00001/28/22
352000TheEminemThe Marshall Mathers LP23,340,00006/22/21
361985NoPhil CollinsNo Jacket Required23,310,00004/11/18
371984PurplePrince and the RevolutionsPurple Rain23,030,00010/04/18
382002TheEminemThe Eminem Show23,020,00006/22/21
391986TrueMadonnaTrue Blue22,550,00008/20/17
401988TracyTracy ChapmanTracy Chapman22,470,00006/25/19
411976BostonBostonBoston22,430,00006/01/19
421975WishPink FloydWish You Were Here22,300,00006/18/17
431969LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II21,900,00009/07/21
441985WhitneyWhitney HoustonWhitney Houston21,900,00005/04/17
451996SpiceSpice GirlsSpice21,900,00003/23/17
461984LikeMadonnaLike A Virgin21,250,00008/20/17
47201525Adele2520,875,00010/14/21
481989?ButPhil Collins?But Seriously20,810,00004/11/18
492000HybridLinkin ParkHybrid Theory20,800,00006/04/17
501995DaydreamMariah CareyDaydream19,900,00004/28/17
511987WhitneyWhitney HoustonWhitney19,800,00005/04/17
521994DookieGreen DayDookie19,750,00003/11/17
531970BridgeSimon & GarfunkelBridge over Troubled Water19,580,00005/11/18
541979OffMichael JacksonOff the Wall19,425,00009/27/17
552000Oops!...Britney SpearsOops!... I Did It Again19,305,00004/28/19
561968TheThe BeatlesThe Beatles (White Album)19,000,00004/17/22
571987FaithGeorge MichaelFaith18,850,00005/06/17
581991UseGuns N' RosesUse Your Illusion II18,800,00003/01/18
591995HIStory:Michael JacksonHIStory: Past, Present and Future18,625,00009/27/17
601991UseGuns N' RosesUse Your Illusion I18,010,00003/01/18
611995TragicNo DoubtTragic Kingdom18,000,00003/29/20
621994NoCranberriesNo Need to Argue17,840,00001/25/18
631973HousesLed ZeppelinHouses Of The Holy17,700,00009/07/21
641995(What'sOasis(What's the Story) Morning Glory?17,660,00012/06/17
651991AchtungU2Achtung Baby17,500,00009/18/21
661979BreakfastSupertrampBreakfast in America16,760,00008/13/19
672003FallenEvanescenceFallen16,730,00006/30/19
681990Garth BrooksNo Fences16,640,00001/05/19
691993TheCéline DionThe Colour Of My Love16,600,00009/28/21
701996TheFugeesThe Score16,525,00002/18/21
711999CalifornicationRed Hot Chili PeppersCalifornication16,270,00003/29/18
722002LetAvril LavigneLet Go16,220,00002/10/18
731991OutR.E.M.Out of Time16,005,00009/24/21
741995TheShania TwainThe Woman in Me16,000,00002/25/22
751998RayMadonnaRay Of Light16,000,00008/20/17
762006BackAmy WinehouseBack To Black15,940,00007/19/19
771994CrazySexyCoolTLCCrazySexyCool15,900,00004/07/19
781988?AndMetallica?And Justice For All15,840,00002/13/19
791969LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin I15,800,00009/07/21
802008TheLady GagaThe Fame / The Fame Monster15,745,00012/22/20
811981FacePhil CollinsFace Value15,640,00004/11/18
821998TheMs. Lauryn HillThe Miseducation of Lauryn Hill15,610,00002/21/21
831983FlashdanceVarious ArtistsFlashdance15,590,00012/05/18
841978VanVan HalenVan Halen15,575,00008/14/20
852004ConfessionsUsherConfessions15,500,00009/04/17
8619841984Van Halen198415,440,00008/14/20
871972HarvestNeil YoungHarvest15,325,00005/16/21
881977TheBilly JoelThe Stranger15,300,00011/03/21
892000NoNSYNCNo Strings Attached15,300,00002/09/18
902004AmericanGreen DayAmerican Idiot15,250,00003/11/17
911979HighwayAC/DCHighway to Hell15,150,00002/20/18
921983SynchronicityThe PoliceSynchronicity15,050,00006/06/20
931970DéjàCrosby, Stills, Nash & YoungDéjà Vu [CSNY]14,600,00005/16/21
941986GracelandPaul SimonGraceland14,570,00005/10/18
951999NoDidoNo Angel14,460,00002/18/19
962000AEnyaA Day Without Rain14,430,00002/25/18
971991BloodRed Hot Chili PeppersBlood Sugar Sex Magik14,430,00003/29/18
981965RubberThe BeatlesRubber Soul14,400,00004/17/22
991989LikeMadonnaLike A Prayer14,275,00008/20/17
1001990MariahMariah CareyMariah Carey14,050,00004/28/17
1011984MakeWham!Make It Big14,000,00005/06/17
1021986MasterMetallicaMaster Of Puppets13,980,00002/13/19
1031997SpiceworldSpice GirlsSpiceworld13,950,00003/23/17
1041988NewBon JoviNew Jersey13,900,00001/28/22
1052002AColdplayA Rush Of Blood To The Head13,865,00006/07/21
1061967TheThe DoorsThe Doors13,810,00003/03/19
1071988RattleU2Rattle And Hum13,800,00009/18/21
1081992AutomaticR.E.M.Automatic for the People13,720,00009/24/21
1091970LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin III13,700,00009/07/21
1101991Garth BrooksRopin' The Wind13,680,00001/05/19
1111984DiamondSadeDiamond Life13,590,00007/02/20
1121975PhysicalLed ZeppelinPhysical Graffiti13,400,00009/07/21
1131994MerryMariah CareyMerry Christmas13,400,00004/28/17
1141993GetAerosmithGet a Grip13,360,00006/01/18
1152004BackJames BluntBack to Bedlam13,320,00002/05/19
1162003MeteoraLinkin ParkMeteora13,300,00006/04/17
117197852ndBilly Joel52nd Street13,300,00011/03/21
1181991ShepherdEnyaShepherd Moons13,270,00002/25/18
1191980GuiltyBarbra StreisandGuilty13,140,00003/16/18
1201988WatermarkEnyaWatermark13,130,00002/25/18
1211999TheDestiny's ChildThe Writing's on the Wall13,070,00005/02/18
1221983AnBilly JoelAn Innocent Man13,000,00011/03/21
1231999ChristinaChristina AguileraChristina Aguilera12,800,00003/18/17
1241993BatMeat LoafBat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell12,730,00006/16/18
1252001LaundryShakiraLaundry Service12,630,00006/21/18
1261993Janet.Janet JacksonJanet.12,600,00004/17/17
1272001SongsAlicia KeysSongs In A Minor12,600,00002/03/22
1281973GoodbyeElton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road12,510,00002/05/18
1291997NSYNCNSYNCNSYNC12,490,00002/09/18
1301966RevolverThe BeatlesRevolver12,450,00004/17/22
1312002SongsMaroon 5Songs About Jane12,410,00012/02/19
1322000AllU2All That You Can't Leave Behind12,300,00009/18/21
1331984RecklessBryan AdamsReckless12,300,00003/22/19
1341977AnimalsPink FloydAnimals12,150,00006/18/17
1351993InNirvanaIn Utero12,050,00007/09/17
1362005X&YColdplayX&Y11,915,00006/07/21
1371998TheseCéline DionThese Are Special Times11,900,00009/28/21
1381970LetThe BeatlesLet It Be11,900,00004/17/22
1391970AbraxasSantanaAbraxas11,870,00008/05/20
1401981EscapeJourneyEscape11,850,00009/13/19
1412005AllNickelbackAll the Right Reasons11,850,00006/28/17
1421998BelieveCherBelieve11,800,00008/30/17
1431984RideMetallicaRide The Lightning11,740,00002/13/19
1441979SpiritsBee GeesSpirits Having Flown11,700,00004/09/17
1451991WakingBryan AdamsWaking Up the Neighbours11,630,00003/22/19
1462011ChristmasMichael BubléChristmas11,600,00003/02/22
1471976SongsStevie WonderSongs in the Key of Life11,600,00003/20/21
1482001MissundaztoodP!nkMissundaztood11,575,00010/15/17
1491994ThePink FloydThe Division Bell11,550,00006/18/17
1502000BlackBackstreet BoysBlack & Blue11,500,00004/02/22
1512004FeelsNorah JonesFeels Like Home11,500,00001/16/22
1521979InLed ZeppelinIn Through The Out Door11,500,00009/07/21
1531996LoadMetallicaLoad11,490,00002/13/19
1542002Up!Shania TwainUp!11,400,00002/25/22
1551975AQueenA Night at the Opera11,400,00001/25/20
1561987TangoFleetwood MacTango In The Night11,300,00010/21/21
1571978SomeThe Rolling StonesSome Girls11,300,00002/10/22
1581979TheEaglesThe Long Run11,150,00012/20/17
1592001SilverNickelbackSilver Side Up11,100,00006/28/17
1602004EncoreEminemEncore11,030,00006/22/21
1611980GlassBilly JoelGlass Houses11,000,00011/03/21
1622004BreakawayKelly ClarksonBreakaway10,980,00005/23/18
1631976DirtyAC/DCDirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap10,970,00002/20/18
1641983WarU2War10,900,00009/18/21
1652013FrozenVarious ArtistsFrozen10,900,00010/08/21
1661989RhythmJanet JacksonRhythm Nation 181410,900,00004/17/17
1671997Backstreet'sBackstreet BoysBackstreet's Back10,800,00004/02/22
1681976ArrivalABBAArrival10,800,00011/02/16
1691975BornBruce SpringsteenBorn to Run10,700,00007/07/17
1702000MusicMadonnaMusic10,700,00008/20/17
1711990TheAC/DCThe Razors Edge10,670,00002/20/18
1721996All2PacAll Eyez on Me10,615,00001/22/22
1731967MagicalThe BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour10,600,00004/17/22
1741985PromiseSadePromise10,540,00007/02/20
1752003LifeDidoLife for Rent10,540,00002/18/19
1761989PumpAerosmithPump10,520,00006/01/18
1771978Don'tBostonDon't Look Back10,470,00006/01/19
1781998MyWhitney HoustonMy Love Is Your Love10,400,00005/04/17
17920141989Taylor Swift198910,400,00005/25/21
1801999TheEminemThe Slim Shady LP10,390,00006/22/21
18120028Eminem8 Mile10,330,00006/22/21
1821978DireDire StraitsDire Straits10,320,00003/23/18
1832005MonkeyBlack Eyed PeasMonkey Business10,300,00008/03/17
1842001BritneyBritney SpearsBritney10,240,00004/28/19
1852000ParachutesColdplayParachutes10,200,00006/07/21
1862004HowU2How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb10,200,00009/18/21
1871987APink FloydA Momentary Lapse of Reason10,200,00006/18/17
1881975ToysAerosmithToys in the Attic10,180,00006/01/18
1891999FanMailTLCFanMail10,150,00004/07/19
1901971L.A.The DoorsL.A. Woman10,130,00003/03/19
1912001SurvivorDestiny's ChildSurvivor10,070,00005/02/18
1921980TheBruce SpringsteenThe River10,050,00007/07/17
1931981ForAC/DCFor Those About to Rock We Salute You10,040,00002/20/18
1941995TheEnyaThe Memory of Trees10,030,00002/25/18
1951982Hello,Phil CollinsHello, I Must Be Going!9,990,00004/11/18
1962008VivaColdplayViva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends9,985,00006/07/21
1972008FearlessTaylor SwiftFearless9,955,00005/25/21
1981988GnrGuns N' RosesGnr Lies9,940,00003/01/18
1991980DoubleJohn Lennon & Yoko OnoDouble Fantasy9,920,00010/16/18
2001970ParanoidBlack SabbathParanoid9,920,00003/08/20
2012003DangerouslyBeyoncéDangerously In Love9,920,00005/02/18
2021990I'mWhitney HoustonI'm Your Baby Tonight9,900,00005/04/17
2031965Help!The BeatlesHelp!9,850,00004/17/22
2041985TheStingThe Dream of the Blue Turtles9,750,00006/14/20
2051995MadeQueenMade in Heaven9,660,00001/25/20
2061997ButterFlyMariah CareyButterFly9,650,00004/28/17
2071983MadonnaMadonnaMadonna9,625,00008/20/17
2082002StrippedChristina AguileraStripped9,550,00003/18/17
2091987?NothingSting?Nothing Like the Sun9,540,00006/14/20
2101977NewsQueenNews of the World9,540,00001/25/20
2112003Black Eyed PeasElephunk9,500,00008/03/17
2122002ACéline DionA New Day Has Come9,400,00009/28/21
2131975FleetwoodFleetwood MacFleetwood Mac9,400,00010/21/21
2142002ByRed Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way9,390,00003/29/18
2152010MyJustin BieberMy Worlds9,385,00004/27/22
2161971StickyThe Rolling StonesSticky Fingers9,350,00002/10/22
2171964AThe BeatlesA Hard Day's Night9,350,00004/17/22
2182006FutureSex/LoveSoundsJustin TimberlakeFutureSex/LoveSounds9,340,00002/09/18
2191980TheQueenThe Game9,330,00001/25/20
2202005ConfessionsMadonnaConfessions Of A Dancefloor9,325,00008/20/17
2211967AreJimi Hendrix ExperienceAre You Experienced9,215,00012/21/21
2221997Garth BrooksSevens9,210,00001/05/19
2231986ControlJanet JacksonControl9,200,00004/17/17
2241991OnDire StraitsOn Every Street9,140,00003/23/18
2252007GoodRihannaGood Girl Gone Bad9,115,00006/02/21
2262001EscapeEnrique IglesiasEscape9,100,00010/11/21
2272014xEd Sheeranx (Multiply)9,055,00010/29/21
2282009TheBlack Eyed PeasThe E.N.D.9,050,00008/03/17
2291972MachineDeep PurpleMachine Head9,045,00008/18/21
2301970Cosmo'sCreedence Clearwater RevivalCosmo's Factory9,030,00001/31/19
2311994MonsterR.E.M.Monster9,010,00009/24/21
2321993RiverBilly JoelRiver Of Dreams9,000,00011/03/21
2332006HighHigh School MusicalHigh School Musical9,000,00009/06/17
2341997ReloadMetallicaReload8,940,00002/13/19
2352005It'sMichael BubléIt's Time8,850,00003/02/22
2361980ZenyattaThe PoliceZenyatta Mondatta8,820,00006/06/20
2371988Dirty DancingMore Dirty Dancing8,780,00001/13/18
2381989Garth BrooksGarth Brooks8,780,00001/05/19
23919865150Van Halen51508,765,00008/14/20
2401992LoveSadeLove Deluxe8,740,00007/02/20
2411974CrimeSupertrampCrime of the Century8,720,00008/13/19
2421983Let'sDavid BowieLet's Dance8,700,00003/11/22
243200819Adele198,660,00010/14/21
2441996OlderGeorge MichaelOlder8,650,00005/06/17
2452009CrazyMichael BubléCrazy Love8,650,00003/02/22
2461973BandPaul McCartney & WingsBand on the Run8,630,00012/13/18
2472005SomeCarrie UnderwoodSome Hearts8,610,00009/09/18
2481992KeepBon JoviKeep the Faith8,600,00001/28/22
2492005TheMariah CareyThe Emancipation of Mimi8,600,00004/28/17
2502002JustifiedJustin TimberlakeJustified8,550,00002/09/18
2511972TheDavid BowieThe Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars8,550,00003/11/22
2521993EverybodyCranberriesEverybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?8,520,00001/25/18
2531983KillMetallicaKill 'Em All8,510,00002/13/19
2541981The Rolling StonesTattoo You8,500,00002/10/22
2551987TunnelBruce SpringsteenTunnel of Love8,350,00007/07/17
2562010RecoveryEminemRecovery8,340,00006/22/21
2571982TheIron MaidenThe Number of the Beast8,330,00011/12/21
2582001J.LoJennifer LopezJ.Lo8,320,00006/24/18
2591988StrongerSadeStronger than Pride8,280,00007/02/20
2601971ImagineJohn LennonImagine8,220,00010/16/18
2611980SuperABBASuper Trouper8,200,00011/02/16
2621976ABarbra StreisandA Star Is Born8,190,00003/16/18
2631993TenStingTen Summoner's Tales8,150,00006/14/20
2641981GhostThe PoliceGhost in the Machine8,130,00006/06/20
2651979ReggattaThe PoliceReggatta de Blanc8,120,00006/06/20
2661984TheU2The Unforgettable Fire8,100,00009/18/21
2671972ExileThe Rolling StonesExile on Main St8,100,00002/10/22
2682000CrushBon JoviCrush8,100,00001/28/22
2691991EmotionsMariah CareyEmotions8,100,00004/28/17
2701977ExodusBob MarleyExodus8,025,00011/21/17
2712004UnderAvril LavigneUnder My Skin8,020,00002/10/18
2721993ZooropaU2Zooropa8,000,00009/18/21
2732003TheAlicia KeysThe Diary Of Alicia Keys8,000,00002/03/22
2742010Doo-WopsBruno MarsDoo-Wops & Hooligans8,000,00006/27/19
2751992Garth BrooksThe Chase7,970,00001/05/19
2761971MeddlePink FloydMeddle7,950,00006/18/17
2772002EscapologyRobbie WilliamsEscapology7,940,00012/15/19
2781989StormBilly JoelStorm Front7,900,00011/03/21
2791996BackstreetBackstreet BoysBackstreet Boys7,900,00004/02/22
2802004Love.Gwen StefaniLove. Angel. Music. Baby.7,900,00004/12/20
2811993Garth BrooksIn Pieces7,840,00001/05/19
2821999BrandStingBrand New Day7,830,00006/14/20
2831990ListenGeorge MichaelListen Without Prejudice Vol.17,800,00005/06/17
2842007MinutesLinkin ParkMinutes To Midnight7,800,00006/04/17
2851993BothPhil CollinsBoth Sides7,710,00004/11/18
2861968ElectricJimi Hendrix ExperienceElectric Ladyland7,710,00012/21/21
2871976DesireBob DylanDesire7,700,00012/14/21
2881983FrontiersJourneyFrontiers7,680,00009/13/19
2892017÷Ed Sheeran÷ (Divide)7,655,00010/29/21
2902000LoversSadeLovers Rock7,650,00007/02/20
2911995NewTracy ChapmanNew Beginning7,630,00006/25/19
2921995TheseBon JoviThese Days7,600,00001/28/22
2931987PermanentAerosmithPermanent Vacation7,590,00006/01/18
2942008IBeyoncéI Am? Sasha Fierce7,570,00005/02/18
2951976HighAC/DCHigh Voltage7,550,00002/20/18
2961978BlondesRod StewartBlondes Have More Fun7,540,00011/23/19
2972001SwingRobbie WilliamsSwing When You're Winning7,520,00012/15/19
2981982LoveDire StraitsLove over Gold7,510,00003/23/18
2991994BedtimeMadonnaBedtime Stories7,500,00008/20/17
3001997TheJanet JacksonThe Velvet Rope7,450,00004/17/17
3011997MyUsherMy Way7,450,00009/04/17
3021980HotterStevie WonderHotter than July7,435,00003/20/21
3031971EveryRod StewartEvery Picture Tells A Story7,430,00011/23/19
3041998SupposedAlanis MorissetteSupposed Former Infatuation Junkie7,430,00006/05/18
3051997BeOasisBe Here Now7,410,00012/06/17
30620018701Usher87017,400,00009/04/17
3071980BlizzardOzzy OsbourneBlizzard of Ozz7,370,00003/12/20
3081976PresenceLed ZeppelinPresence7,300,00009/07/21
3091999OnJennifer LopezOn the 67,290,00006/24/18
3101999RainbowMariah CareyRainbow7,250,00004/28/17
3112003MichaelMichael BubléMichael Bublé7,250,00003/02/22
3121989CrossroadsTracy ChapmanCrossroads7,230,00006/25/19
3131979VanVan HalenVan Halen II7,225,00008/14/20
3141977TheABBAThe Album7,200,00011/02/16
3152007CallMichael BubléCall Me Irresponsible7,200,00003/02/22
3161995D'EuxCéline DionD'Eux7,200,00009/28/21
3172012RedTaylor SwiftRed7,180,00005/25/21
3181975OneEaglesOne Of These Nights7,175,00012/20/17
3191970MorrisonThe DoorsMorrison Hotel7,130,00003/03/19
3202006StadiumRed Hot Chili PeppersStadium Arcadium7,130,00003/29/18
3211973InnervisionsStevie WonderInnervisions7,110,00003/20/21
3221991DiamondsPrince and the New Power GenerationDiamonds and Pearls7,100,00010/04/18
3231980MakingDire StraitsMaking Movies7,040,00003/23/18
3241980UprisingBob MarleyUprising7,025,00011/21/17
32519821999Prince and the Revolutions19997,010,00010/04/18
3261969LetThe Rolling StonesLet It Bleed7,000,00002/10/22
3271979Voulez-VousABBAVoulez-Vous7,000,00011/02/16
3282003InBritney SpearsIn The Zone7,000,00004/28/19
3292008BlackAC/DCBlack Ice7,000,00002/20/18
3302010TeenageKaty PerryTeenage Dream6,910,00006/16/19
3311979CommuniquéDire StraitsCommuniqué6,870,00003/23/18
3322001CelebrityNSYNCCelebrity6,840,00002/09/18
3331992EroticaMadonnaErotica6,825,00008/20/17
3342012UnorthodoxBruno MarsUnorthodox Jukebox6,825,00006/27/19
3351983ThePink FloydThe Final Cut6,800,00006/18/17
3361975BloodBob DylanBlood on the Tracks6,800,00012/14/21
3372005DemonGorillazDemon Days6,800,00005/08/17
3382008FunhouseP!nkFunhouse6,775,00010/15/17
3391969SantanaSantanaSantana6,755,00008/05/20
3402011BornLady GagaBorn This Way6,725,00012/22/20
3411999EnriqueEnrique IglesiasEnrique6,700,00010/11/21
3421990I'mMadonnaI'm Breathless6,700,00008/20/17
3431997PopU2Pop6,700,00009/18/21
3441973PianoBilly JoelPiano Man6,700,00011/03/21
3451994DefinitelyOasisDefinitely Maybe6,680,00012/06/17
3461989BatmanPrinceBatman6,680,00010/04/18
3471969Crosby,Crosby, Stills & NashCrosby, Stills & Nash [CSN]6,670,00005/16/21
3481970AfterNeil YoungAfter the Gold Rush6,670,00005/16/21
3491988AMannheim SteamrollerA Fresh Aire Christmas6,645,00012/28/20
3502010LoudRihannaLoud6,630,00006/02/21
3511984TheStevie WonderThe Woman In Red6,620,00003/20/21
3521983PieceIron MaidenPiece of Mind6,615,00011/12/21
3531979TuskFleetwood MacTusk6,600,00010/21/21
3542006TaylorTaylor SwiftTaylor Swift6,600,00005/25/21
3552007HighHigh School MusicalHigh School Musical 26,600,00009/06/17
3561986ThirdBostonThird Stage6,590,00006/01/19
3571967ABarbra StreisandA Christmas Album6,580,00003/16/18
3581986AQueenA Kind of Magic6,550,00001/25/20
3592014InSam SmithIn The Lonely Hour6,525,00010/11/17
3601996EvitaMadonnaEvita6,525,00008/20/17
3612005IntensiveRobbie WilliamsIntensive Care6,510,00012/15/19
3621972TalkingStevie WonderTalking Book6,505,00003/20/21
3631977FootRod StewartFoot Loose & Fancy Free6,480,00011/23/19
3642001InvincibleMichael JacksonInvincible6,475,00009/27/17
3652006TheFergieThe Dutchess6,450,00007/12/17
3661998GarageMetallicaGarage Inc.6,450,00002/13/19
3671984ChristmasMannheim SteamrollerChristmas6,450,00012/28/20
3681994VoodooThe Rolling StonesVoodoo Lounge6,400,00002/10/22
3692007AsAlicia KeysAs I Am6,400,00002/03/22
3701977EvenSupertrampEven in the Quietest Moments?6,370,00008/13/19
3711977CSNCrosby, Stills & NashCSN [CSN]6,350,00005/16/21
3721973GoatsThe Rolling StonesGoats Head Soup6,350,00002/10/22
3732001FeverKylie MinogueFever6,330,00004/16/18
3742010SpeakTaylor SwiftSpeak Now6,315,00005/25/21
3752011MyloColdplayMylo Xyloto6,315,00006/07/21
3762004DestinyDestiny's ChildDestiny Fulfilled6,300,00005/02/18
3772012TakeOne DirectionTake Me Home6,300,00005/14/17
3781968WaitingThe DoorsWaiting for the Sun6,270,00003/03/19
3791978OutlandosThe PoliceOutlandos d'Amour6,250,00006/06/20
3802011UpOne DirectionUp All Night6,250,00005/14/17
3811996ToCranberriesTo the Faithful Departed6,230,00001/25/18
3821991NoOzzy OsbourneNo More Tears6,200,00003/12/20
3831977LetAC/DCLet There Be Rock6,200,00002/20/18
3841996TheMakaveliThe Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory6,195,00001/22/22
3851987EnyaEnyaEnya (The Celts)6,190,00002/25/18
3862006I'mP!nkI'm Not Dead6,175,00010/15/17
3871997NineAerosmithNine Lives6,110,00006/01/18
3881993TheGuns N' RosesThe Spaghetti Incident?6,100,00003/01/18
3892003TheNickelbackThe Long Road6,100,00006/28/17
3902000SingRobbie WilliamsSing When You're Winning6,090,00012/15/19
3911995Garth BrooksFresh Horses6,090,00001/05/19
3922006B'DayBeyoncéB'Day6,060,00005/02/18
3932002ItRod StewartIt Had To Be You: The Great American Songbook6,050,00011/23/19
3942007LongEaglesLong Road Out Of Eden6,025,00012/20/17
3951989HeartCherHeart of Stone6,000,00008/30/17
3962001GorillazGorillazGorillaz6,000,00005/08/17
3972002ThisJennifer LopezThis Is Me? Then6,000,00006/24/18
3981985InStevie WonderIn Square Circle5,980,00003/20/21
3991991VagabondRod StewartVagabond Heart5,950,00011/23/19
4001978KayaBob MarleyKaya5,925,00011/21/17
4011975CaptainElton JohnCaptain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy5,910,00002/05/18
4021963PleaseThe BeatlesPlease Please Me5,900,00004/17/22
4032001AllJanet JacksonAll for You5,900,00004/17/17
4041991InnuendoQueenInnuendo5,870,00001/25/20
4051995OneRed Hot Chili PeppersOne Hot Minute5,850,00003/29/18
4061963WithThe BeatlesWith the Beatles5,850,00004/17/22
4071978JazzQueenJazz5,840,00001/25/20
4081995InsomniacGreen DayInsomniac5,800,00003/11/17
4091988OU812Van HalenOU8125,795,00008/14/20
4101970DeepDeep PurpleDeep Purple in Rock5,775,00008/18/21
4111991TheStingThe Soul Cages5,770,00006/14/20
4121967StrangeThe DoorsStrange Days5,760,00003/03/19
4131993DebutBjörkDebut5,730,00012/23/18
4141982DiverVan HalenDiver Down5,705,00008/14/20
4151970AtomPink FloydAtom Heart Mother5,700,00006/18/17
4161980EmotionalThe Rolling StonesEmotional Rescue5,700,00002/10/22
4171978DarknessBruce SpringsteenDarkness on the Edge of Town5,700,00007/07/17
4181992CelineCéline DionCeline Dion5,700,00009/28/21
4192008DarkNickelbackDark Horse5,700,00006/28/17
4201992TheElton JohnThe One5,680,00002/05/18
4211995Me2PacMe Against the World5,675,00001/22/22
4222007TheAvril LavigneThe Best Damn Thing5,660,00002/10/18
4231964BeatlesThe BeatlesBeatles for Sale5,650,00004/17/22
4241981DiaryOzzy OsbourneDiary of a Madman5,650,00003/12/20
4251984PowerslaveIron MaidenPowerslave5,610,00011/12/21
4261989SteelThe Rolling StonesSteel Wheels5,600,00002/10/22
4271976ARod StewartA Night On The Town5,560,00011/23/19
4281966SoundsSimon & GarfunkelSounds of Silence5,550,00005/11/18
4291969WillyCreedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor Boys5,540,00001/31/19
4301989SleepingElton JohnSleeping with the Past5,540,00002/05/18
4311982MirageFleetwood MacMirage5,500,00010/21/21
4321982?FamousSupertramp?Famous Last Words?5,480,00008/13/19
4331973Don'tElton JohnDon't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player5,460,00002/05/18
4342011+Ed Sheeran+ (Plus)5,455,00010/29/21
4352012TheP!nkThe Truth About Love5,450,00010/15/17
4362012BornLana Del ReyBorn to Die5,450,00008/24/17
4371971SantanaSantanaSantana III5,440,00008/05/20
4381995BallbreakerAC/DCBallbreaker5,420,00002/20/18
4391987Who'sMadonnaWho's That Girl5,400,00008/20/17
4401976AQueenA Day at the Races5,390,00001/25/20
4411980WomenVan HalenWomen and Children First5,385,00008/14/20
4421969GreenCreedence Clearwater RevivalGreen River5,360,00001/31/19
4431985TheBarbra StreisandThe Broadway Album5,350,00003/16/18
4441976RocksAerosmithRocks5,350,00006/01/18
4452008DeathMetallicaDeath Magnetic5,330,00002/13/19
4461996TheWhitney HoustonThe Preacher's Wife5,300,00005/04/17
4471968BookendsSimon & GarfunkelBookends5,300,00005/11/18
4481986SomewhereIron MaidenSomewhere in Time5,290,00011/12/21
4492002ShamanSantanaShaman5,275,00008/05/20
4501966Parsley,Simon & GarfunkelParsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme5,250,00005/11/18
4511987SignPrinceSign 'o' the Times5,250,00010/04/18
4522013MidnightOne DirectionMidnight Memories5,250,00005/14/17
4531978PowerageAC/DCPowerage5,220,00002/20/18
4541997NimrodGreen DayNimrod5,200,00003/11/17
4551989BleachNirvanaBleach5,200,00007/09/17
4561990ThePaul SimonThe Rhythm of the Saints5,170,00005/10/18
4572003AsRod StewartAs Time Goes By: The Great American Songbook, Volume II5,170,00011/23/19
4582012NightImagine DragonsNight Visions5,170,00009/19/18
4591984TheQueenThe Works5,140,00001/25/20
4601966BlondeBob DylanBlonde on Blonde5,100,00012/14/21
4612001AaliyahAaliyahAaliyah5,100,00004/09/22
4621997HigherBarbra StreisandHigher Ground5,090,00003/16/18
4631975AtlanticRod StewartAtlantic Crossing5,070,00011/23/19
4641969UmmagummaPink FloydUmmagumma5,050,00006/18/17
4652003St.MetallicaSt. Anger5,050,00002/13/19
4661988KylieKylie MinogueKylie5,040,00004/16/18
4671998I'veRobbie WilliamsI've Been Expecting You5,010,00012/15/19
4682005OralShakiraOral Fixation, Vol. 25,000,00006/21/18
4692002TheBruce SpringsteenThe Rising5,000,00007/07/17
4701965HighwayBob DylanHighway 61 Revisited5,000,00012/14/21
4711985AroundPrince and the RevolutionsAround the World in a Day5,000,00010/04/18
4721991ForVan HalenFor Unlawful Carnal Knowledge4,925,00008/14/20
4731995ChristmasMannheim SteamrollerChristmas in the Aire4,920,00012/28/20
4741970BlackBlack SabbathBlack Sabbath4,910,00003/08/20
4751973AladdinDavid BowieAladdin Sane4,900,00003/11/22
4761982TheBilly JoelThe Nylon Curtain4,900,00011/03/21
4771990BlazeJon Bon JoviBlaze of Glory4,900,00001/28/22
4781995BalanceVan HalenBalance4,870,00008/14/20
4791981KillersIron MaidenKillers4,855,00011/12/21
4801997TheFoo FightersThe Colour and the Shape4,825,00010/10/17
4811988SeventhIron MaidenSeventh Son of a Seventh Son4,815,00011/12/21
4821971MasterBlack SabbathMaster of Reality4,810,00003/08/20
4831981TheABBAThe Visitors4,800,00011/02/16
4841983BarkOzzy OsbourneBark at the Moon4,780,00003/12/20
4851989TheQueenThe Miracle4,780,00001/25/20
4862013TheEminemThe Marshall Mathers LP 24,770,00006/22/21
4871988GreenR.E.M.Green4,765,00009/24/21
4882005AmarantineEnyaAmarantine4,760,00002/25/18
4892015PurposeJustin BieberPurpose4,740,00004/27/22
4901992Ooooooohhh...TLCOoooooohhh... On the TLC Tip4,720,00004/07/19
4912006HannahMiley CyrusHannah Montana4,705,00012/07/20
4921997BridgesThe Rolling StonesBridges to Babylon4,700,00002/10/22
4931971HunkyDavid BowieHunky Dory4,700,00003/11/22
4941970BandJimi HendrixBand of Gypsys4,700,00012/21/21
4952007ItMaroon 5It Won't Be Soon Before Long4,690,00012/02/19
4961967Axis:Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAxis: Bold As Love4,685,00012/21/21
4971961BlueElvis PresleyBlue Hawaii4,650,00009/01/18
498199618Bryan Adams18 til I Die4,650,00003/22/19
4991992HumanBruce SpringsteenHuman Touch4,600,00007/07/17
5001988OutRod StewartOut Of Order4,600,00011/23/19

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Jsak

Is Neil Diamond missing on page 17?

ojd

yes, he hasn’t been studied, but he’s definitely sold a lot

Analord

“Please keep in mind that some artists are missing, because their analysis has not been done yet.”

I’m genuinely stunned by the amount of people who comment on articles without having read them, I think it’s literally most of the comments on the “Request Your Artists” page…

Jsak

I remembered it had been studied by confusing it with Neil Young

David

will you be updating michael jackson any time soon?

Mikko

Ajournal a. cross published list about artists who have sold their songs. Latest is Drake, maybe biggest star in world now, priced at 400 $ million and continues to be Universal company. And now Pink Floyd is just selling their songs. Very interesting. Lets say now is bit bad time, war in Ukraine, inflation among others. That’s running list: Bob Dylan 550$ million (400 $ million publishing), Bruce Springsteen 550 $ dollar. And next Drake 400 $ million. Neil Diamond, Sting, Paul Simon all about 300 $ million. Neil Young 150 $ million, David Bowie 250 $ million, only publishing… Read more »

Analord

“As you can see, no Divas.”

No Beatles or Michael Jackson either, so your attempt at trolling is likely to fail. Also, I’m pretty sure Tina Turner and Stevie Nicks qualify as “divas”.

Mikko

Ok, i will add. Madonna made a deal with Warner 2021, but the price had been kept quit. Why?Madonna’s composer partner sold her stake in the same deal.
No has rap music been worthy of investors until now, Drake.
Music business professionals will the help record company add value to the music. It is a auction and the one thats pays the most wins. I only write what i know. That’s it.

RS

I appreciate the work that you guys are doing. I can tell without a doubt that Chartmasters is the most accurate website for music statistics. I’ve read all your articles regarding formulas. All the formulas set are very well-thought. But I humbly disagree with some points that I think is a mistake and I would kindly like to mention them and I hope you will consider them: (1) Featured songs: It’s not correct to give equal value to lead songs and featured songs as only singing a few lines gives them the full value. For the featured artist, either it… Read more »

RS

Oh, another thing about features: In my humble opinion, feature of a singer under a DJ should be considered a lead song for the singer too as the singer sings the whole song in order to know the true popularity of the artist. It doesn’t make any difference when listening to the song whether the DJ is credited as lead, feature or as producer.

MJD

Hi RS! Thanks for the nice words and thanks for the clear and non-partisan views, this is the kind of critics which are pleasing to read! We are constantly thinking about adjustments as the market evolves. For example, I used to consider features were correctly considered, because the featured act gets only CSPC units from singles formats (physical, download, streams), while the lead artist got most of the units from album formats (the studio album, compilations, lives, videos). I often used the example of Love The Way You Lie, where Rihanna effectively had way less units from it than Eminem… Read more »

Lim Hyunjin

Where I live, I have to pay to use Spotify. On the other hand, YouTube allows me to listen to music for free. For this reason, many people will use YouTube instead of Spotify to listen to music. So I think the YouTube view rate and audio streaming rate should be the same. Thank you for your good comments. Whenever I entered Chartmaster, I always felt uncomfortable at the thought that the YouTube view rate was too low. Hopefully it will be improved in a reasonable way.

Last edited 10 days ago by Lim Hyunjin
Smiley

Just out of interest regarding ASR, is the baseline (Michael Jackson) being continually reevaluated as other artists are being updated?

I see, for example, that The Beatles are now up to 928. Is this against the baseline as it is now (May 2022) or from the date when Michael Jackson was first studied/calculated?

Thanks.

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