Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

Nevermind

Albums Ranking – Streaming (EAS) – Catalog (before 2000)

Streams are converted with the formula in effect at the time of analysis of the artist (e.g. Youtube has been accounted since May 2017). The figures are given in EAS (equivalent album sales).

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.

#YearCoverArtistAlbumAlbum Streams EAS
11991NevermindNirvanaNevermind5,034,000
21982ThrillerMichael JacksonThriller4,133,000
31991MetallicaMetallicaMetallica4,043,000
41987AppetiteGuns N' RosesAppetite For Destruction4,031,000
519992001Dr. Dre20013,606,000
61975AQueenA Night at the Opera3,589,000
71977RumoursFleetwood MacRumours3,483,000
81999CalifornicationRed Hot Chili PeppersCalifornication3,322,000
91980BackAC/DCBack in Black3,236,000
101995(What'sOasis(What's the Story) Morning Glory?3,042,000
111979ThePink FloydThe Wall2,913,000
121996All2PacAll Eyez on Me2,857,000
131977ExodusBob MarleyExodus2,731,000
141987BadMichael JacksonBad2,619,000
151977SaturdayBee Gees & Various ArtistsSaturday Night Fever2,378,000
161969AbbeyThe BeatlesAbbey Road2,337,000
171986SlipperyBon JoviSlippery When Wet2,331,000
181980TheQueenThe Game2,278,000
191994ReadyThe Notorious B.I.G.Ready to Die (The Remaster)2,264,000
201978JazzQueenJazz2,231,000
211977NewsQueenNews of the World2,203,000
221973ThePink FloydThe Dark Side of the Moon2,128,000
231984TheQueenThe Works2,052,000
241991UseGuns N' RosesUse Your Illusion I2,044,000
251994MerryMariah CareyMerry Christmas1,958,000
261976HotelEaglesHotel California1,906,000
271991BloodRed Hot Chili PeppersBlood Sugar Sex Magik1,865,000
281987TheU2The Joshua Tree1,806,000
291984RecklessBryan AdamsReckless1,794,000
301994DookieGreen DayDookie1,794,000
311981EscapeJourneyEscape1,710,000
321971LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV1,674,000
331968TheThe BeatlesThe Beatles (White Album)1,674,000
341984MakeWham!Make It Big1,673,000
351984BornBruce SpringsteenBorn in the U.S.A.1,647,000
361983SynchronicityThe PoliceSynchronicity1,632,000
371993InNirvanaIn Utero1,627,000
381979HighwayAC/DCHighway to Hell1,618,000
391975WishPink FloydWish You Were Here1,591,000
401990TheAC/DCThe Razors Edge1,581,000
411969WillyCreedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor Boys1,563,000
421999MillenniumBackstreet BoysMillennium1,562,000
431997TheFoo FightersThe Colour and the Shape1,546,000
441978KayaBob MarleyKaya1,521,000
451994NoCranberriesNo Need to Argue1,503,000
461992TheWhitney HoustonThe Bodyguard1,467,000
471985BrothersDire StraitsBrothers in Arms1,451,000
481970ParanoidBlack SabbathParanoid1,433,000
491991DangerousMichael JacksonDangerous1,433,000
501999TheDestiny's ChildThe Writing's on the Wall1,432,000
511982HotQueenHot Space1,396,000
521980UprisingBob MarleyUprising1,379,000
531998DóndeShakiraDónde Están los Ladrones?1,346,000
541991UseGuns N' RosesUse Your Illusion II1,301,000
551999TheEminemThe Slim Shady LP1,299,000
561978GreaseVarious ArtistsGrease1,298,000
571991OutR.E.M.Out of Time1,264,000
581979OffMichael JacksonOff the Wall1,255,000
591984RideMetallicaRide The Lightning1,251,000
601997ComeShania TwainCome On Over1,251,000
611996SpiceSpice GirlsSpice1,243,000
621987WhitneyWhitney HoustonWhitney1,241,000
631986MasterMetallicaMaster Of Puppets1,230,000
641976AQueenA Day at the Races1,198,000
651995HIStory:Michael JacksonHIStory: Past, Present and Future1,190,000
661986MusicWham!Music from the Edge of Heaven1,173,000
671999?BabyBritney Spears?Baby One More Time1,169,000
681976ArrivalABBAArrival1,167,000
691987DirtyDirty DancingDirty Dancing1,163,000
701970PendulumCreedence Clearwater RevivalPendulum1,163,000
711970LetThe BeatlesLet It Be1,154,000
721965Help!The BeatlesHelp!1,146,000
731975ToysAerosmithToys in the Attic1,141,000
741995JaggedAlanis MorissetteJagged Little Pill1,136,000
751988TracyTracy ChapmanTracy Chapman1,132,000
761967TheThe DoorsThe Doors1,112,000
771993GetAerosmithGet a Grip1,109,000
781996TheFugeesThe Score1,108,000
7919841984Van Halen19841,106,000
801970BridgeSimon & GarfunkelBridge over Troubled Water1,103,000
811978DireDire StraitsDire Straits1,101,000
821987TangoFleetwood MacTango In The Night1,075,000
831988?AndMetallica?And Justice For All1,073,000
841998TheMs. Lauryn HillThe Miseducation of Lauryn Hill1,059,000
851969LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II1,052,000
861975FleetwoodFleetwood MacFleetwood Mac1,025,000
871976HighAC/DCHigh Voltage1,023,000
881973GoodbyeElton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road1,012,000
891976BostonBostonBoston997,000
901974SheerQueenSheer Heart Attack988,000
911997Backstreet'sBackstreet BoysBackstreet's Back986,000
921977TheBilly JoelThe Stranger980,000
931993EverybodyCranberriesEverybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?974,000
941970Cosmo'sCreedence Clearwater RevivalCosmo's Factory973,000
951995TragicNo DoubtTragic Kingdom973,000
961966AftermathThe Rolling StonesAftermath968,000
971999FanMailTLCFanMail967,000
981997TitanicJames HornerTitanic956,000
991972HonkyElton JohnHonky Château949,000
1001984PurplePrince and the RevolutionsPurple Rain927,000
1011967Sgt.The BeatlesSgt. Pepper?s Lonely Hearts Club Band916,000
1021974NattyBob MarleyNatty Dread914,000
1031969GreenCreedence Clearwater RevivalGreen River912,000
1041963PleaseThe BeatlesPlease Please Me911,000
1051999TarzanPhil CollinsTarzan903,000
1061969DianaJackson 5Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5903,000
1071967AreJimi Hendrix ExperienceAre You Experienced878,000
1081965RubberThe BeatlesRubber Soul878,000
1091961BlueElvis PresleyBlue Hawaii874,000
1101967MagicalThe BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour873,000
1111993TenStingTen Summoner's Tales873,000
1121980SuperABBASuper Trouper869,000
1131969LetThe Rolling StonesLet It Bleed869,000
1141983FlashdanceVarious ArtistsFlashdance866,000
1151986GracelandPaul SimonGraceland858,000
1161970LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin III858,000
1171972TalkingStevie WonderTalking Book855,000
1181997Let'sCéline DionLet's Talk About Love850,000
1191968ElectricJimi Hendrix ExperienceElectric Ladyland848,000
1201966RevolverThe BeatlesRevolver847,000
1211995PiesShakiraPies Descalzos845,000
1221998GarageMetallicaGarage Inc.844,000
1231996FallingCéline DionFalling Into You844,000
1241973AerosmithAerosmithAerosmith829,000
1251986TrueMadonnaTrue Blue819,000
1261972TheDavid BowieThe Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars818,000
1271989BleachNirvanaBleach816,000
1281995DaydreamMariah CareyDaydream807,000
1291971L.A.The DoorsL.A. Woman801,000
1301971ImagineJohn LennonImagine793,000
1311983TooElton JohnToo Low for Zero780,000
1321999SupernaturalSantanaSupernatural778,000
1331991AchtungU2Achtung Baby778,000
1341983AnBilly JoelAn Innocent Man772,000
1351970EltonElton JohnElton John766,000
1361999OnJennifer LopezOn the 6756,000
1371989?ButPhil Collins?But Seriously752,000
1381987FaithGeorge MichaelFaith745,000
1391976SongsStevie WonderSongs in the Key of Life745,000
1401979BreakfastSupertrampBreakfast in America733,000
1411991InnuendoQueenInnuendo731,000
1421972MachineDeep PurpleMachine Head731,000
1431973PianoBilly JoelPiano Man728,000
1441981FacePhil CollinsFace Value725,000
1451968BookendsSimon & GarfunkelBookends714,000
1461986AQueenA Kind of Magic713,000
1471978OutlandosThe PoliceOutlandos d'Amour707,000
1481997NimrodGreen DayNimrod707,000
1491982TheIron MaidenThe Number of the Beast704,000
1501957Elvis'Elvis PresleyElvis' Christmas Album689,000
1511979Voulez-VousABBAVoulez-Vous688,000
1521971StickyThe Rolling StonesSticky Fingers679,000
1531985WhitneyWhitney HoustonWhitney Houston674,000
1541972EaglesEaglesEagles672,000
1551980BlizzardOzzy OsbourneBlizzard of Ozz671,000
1561992AutomaticR.E.M.Automatic for the People668,000
1571994DefinitelyOasisDefinitely Maybe665,000
1581969LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin I665,000
1591994CrazySexyCoolTLCCrazySexyCool660,000
1601983KillMetallicaKill 'Em All655,000
1611991WakingBryan AdamsWaking Up the Neighbours652,000
1621964AThe BeatlesA Hard Day's Night652,000
1631983Let'sDavid BowieLet's Dance638,000
1641999ThereFoo FightersThere Is Nothing Left to Lose631,000
1651966SoundsSimon & GarfunkelSounds of Silence626,000
1661965OutThe Rolling StonesOut of Our Heads624,000
1671998BelieveCherBelieve617,000
1681995Me2PacMe Against the World615,000
1691994ThePink FloydThe Division Bell615,000
1701973Burnin'Bob MarleyBurnin'611,000
1711999ChristinaChristina AguileraChristina Aguilera598,000
1721978VanVan HalenVan Halen594,000
1731998MyWhitney HoustonMy Love Is Your Love590,000
1741975ABBAABBAABBA589,000
1751999NoDidoNo Angel587,000
1761997ReloadMetallicaReload580,000
1771983ConfrontationBob MarleyConfrontation578,000
1781975RockElton JohnRock of the Westies573,000
1791972HarvestNeil YoungHarvest569,000
1801971HunkyDavid BowieHunky Dory561,000
1811997LifeRobbie WilliamsLife Thru a Lens561,000
1821975PhysicalLed ZeppelinPhysical Graffiti554,000
1831974CaribouElton JohnCaribou551,000
1841975BornBruce SpringsteenBorn to Run548,000
1851968BeggarsThe Rolling StonesBeggars Banquet547,000
1861984LikeMadonnaLike A Virgin546,000
1871978SomeThe Rolling StonesSome Girls545,000
1881982Hello,Phil CollinsHello, I Must Be Going!544,000
1891973CatchBob MarleyCatch a Fire528,000
1901993MusicMariah CareyMusic Box527,000
1911979ReggattaThe PoliceReggatta de Blanc521,000
1921981The Rolling StonesTattoo You507,000
1931980DoubleJohn Lennon & Yoko OnoDouble Fantasy503,000
1941967StrangeThe DoorsStrange Days502,000
1951970SignedStevie WonderSigned Sealed & Delivered500,000
1961985NoPhil CollinsNo Jacket Required500,000
1971980TheBruce SpringsteenThe River495,000
1981963TheBob DylanThe Freewheelin? Bob Dylan495,000
1991983FrontiersJourneyFrontiers490,000
2001987?NothingSting?Nothing Like the Sun490,000
2011977HeroesDavid BowieHeroes489,000
2021969BayouCreedence Clearwater RevivalBayou Country482,000
2031988GnrGuns N' RosesGnr Lies477,000
2041970MorrisonThe DoorsMorrison Hotel468,000
2051984DiamondSadeDiamond Life467,000
2061988NewBon JoviNew Jersey466,000
2071975OneEaglesOne Of These Nights466,000
2081970AbraxasSantanaAbraxas464,000
2091973HousesLed ZeppelinHouses Of The Holy460,000
2101976DirtyAC/DCDirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap460,000
2111996TheMakaveliThe Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory455,000
2121997BeOasisBe Here Now453,000
2131992FearIron MaidenFear of the Dark447,000
2141990ListenGeorge MichaelListen Without Prejudice Vol.1446,000
2151983PieceIron MaidenPiece of Mind441,000
2161989StormBilly JoelStorm Front436,000
2171983WarU2War433,000
2181975AtlanticRod StewartAtlantic Crossing433,000
2191977BatMeat LoafBat Out of Hell432,000
2201992KeepBon JoviKeep the Faith430,000
2211970JacksonJackson 5Jackson 5 Christmas Album425,000
2221976RastamanBob MarleyRastaman Vibration421,000
2231989LikeMadonnaLike A Prayer419,000
2241977LetAC/DCLet There Be Rock417,000
2251987PermanentAerosmithPermanent Vacation411,000
2261986InvisibleGenesisInvisible Touch408,000
2271977TheABBAThe Album407,000
2281993Strictly2PacStrictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z…406,000
2291970ABCJackson 5ABC403,000
2301992LoveSadeLove Deluxe402,000
2311963WithThe BeatlesWith the Beatles402,000
2321966BuffaloBuffalo SpringfieldBuffalo Springfield401,000
2331997NSYNCNSYNCNSYNC400,000
2341980GuiltyBarbra StreisandGuilty398,000
2351996LoadMetallicaLoad396,000
2361965HighwayBob DylanHighway 61 Revisited394,000
2371996BackstreetBackstreet BoysBackstreet Boys393,000
2381979SurvivalBob MarleySurvival391,000
2391986ParadePrince and the RevolutionsParade388,000
2401997MyUsherMy Way383,000
2411997SpiceworldSpice GirlsSpiceworld382,000
2421989SleepingElton JohnSleeping with the Past381,000
2431973BandPaul McCartney & WingsBand on the Run380,000
2441966Parsley,Simon & GarfunkelParsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme375,000
2451989HeartCherHeart of Stone370,000
2461967Axis:Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAxis: Bold As Love370,000
2471978DestinyThe JacksonsDestiny368,000
2481995MadeQueenMade in Heaven363,000
2491989TheQueenThe Miracle363,000
2501998TheseCéline DionThese Are Special Times362,000
2511980MakingDire StraitsMaking Movies358,000
2521973Don'tElton JohnDon't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player358,000
2531988WatermarkEnyaWatermark354,000
2541969DavidDavid BowieDavid Bowie (1969)353,000
2551977EvenSupertrampEven in the Quietest Moments?353,000
2561993TheCéline DionThe Colour Of My Love348,000
2571974DiamondDavid BowieDiamond Dogs347,000
2581970DéjàCrosby, Stills, Nash & YoungDéjà Vu [CSNY]347,000
2591991NoOzzy OsbourneNo More Tears346,000
2601984TheStevie WonderThe Woman In Red343,000
2611984TheU2The Unforgettable Fire338,000
2621972PaulPaul SimonPaul Simon336,000
2631995D'EuxCéline DionD'Eux335,000
2641973GoatsThe Rolling StonesGoats Head Soup333,000
2651981GhostThe PoliceGhost in the Machine331,000
2661971EveryRod StewartEvery Picture Tells A Story329,000
2671980DepartureJourneyDeparture320,000
2681973DesperadoEaglesDesperado314,000
269199618Bryan Adams18 til I Die311,000
2701997R2PacR U Still Down? (Remember Me)306,000
2711974WaterlooABBAWaterloo303,000
2721984PowerslaveIron MaidenPowerslave301,000
2731997TheJanet JacksonThe Velvet Rope300,000
274197852ndBilly Joel52nd Street300,000
2751995TheShania TwainThe Woman in Me298,000
2761973QueenQueenQueen298,000
2771982MirageFleetwood MacMirage297,000
2781979TuskFleetwood MacTusk296,000
2791964BeatlesThe BeatlesBeatles for Sale295,000
2801973PatBob DylanPat Garrett and Billy the Kid295,000
2811991ShepherdEnyaShepherd Moons293,000
2821999BuryCranberriesBury the Hatchet292,000
2831995EnriqueEnrique IglesiasEnrique Iglesias288,000
2841993BatMeat LoafBat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell286,000
2851991WeGenesisWe Can't Dance284,000
2861999EnriqueEnrique IglesiasEnrique279,000
2871972ExileThe Rolling StonesExile on Main St277,000
2881979TheEaglesThe Long Run276,000
2891987DocumentR.E.M.Document276,000
2901978BlondesRod StewartBlondes Have More Fun276,000
2911969Crosby,Crosby, Stills & NashCrosby, Stills & Nash [CSN]276,000
2921998RayMadonnaRay Of Light272,000
2931968WaitingThe DoorsWaiting for the Sun271,000
2941980ZenyattaThe PoliceZenyatta Mondatta269,000
2951975BloodBob DylanBlood on the Tracks267,000
29619821999Prince and the Revolutions1999265,000
2971987APink FloydA Momentary Lapse of Reason263,000
2981968ForStevie WonderFor Once in My Life261,000
2991996OlderGeorge MichaelOlder259,000
3001993Janet.Janet JacksonJanet.259,000
3011964TheBob DylanThe Times They Are a-Changin?257,000
3021995NewTracy ChapmanNew Beginning256,000
3031979SpiritsBee GeesSpirits Having Flown255,000
3041973InnervisionsStevie WonderInnervisions254,000
3051998HomeNSYNCHome for Christmas253,000
3061995InsomniacGreen DayInsomniac252,000
3071995OneRed Hot Chili PeppersOne Hot Minute252,000
3081997ButterFlyMariah CareyButterFly251,000

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mcplaydate

where is cry baby on 2015’s top albums? he sold over 500k in pure sales only in usa

Denysanatol

Where is BTS ?

TomFlint341

Their biggest song, Dynamite is only at 6.87 million eas.

mcplaydate

please update melanie martinez and little mix sales

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