Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

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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.

1. 1975 – QueenA Night at the Opera2,107,000 (as of Jan 2020)
2. 1991 – NirvanaNevermind1,825,000 (as of Jan 2019)
3. 1982 – Michael JacksonThriller1,782,000 (as of Jan 2019)
4. 1987 – Guns N’ RosesAppetite For Destruction1,597,000 (as of Dec 2018)
5. 1991 – MetallicaMetallica1,476,000 (as of Feb 2019)
6. 1978 – QueenJazz1,263,000 (as of Jan 2020)
7. 1977 – QueenNews of the World1,237,000 (as of Jan 2020)
8. 1980 – QueenThe Game1,219,000 (as of Jan 2020)
9. 1984 – QueenThe Works1,097,000 (as of Jan 2020)
10. 1987 – Michael JacksonBad1,086,000 (as of Jan 2019)
11. 1999 – Red Hot Chili PeppersCalifornication1,059,000 (as of Mar 2018)
12. 1994 – Notorious B.I.G.Ready to Die954,000 (as of Jan 2019)
13. 1983 – The PoliceSynchronicity888,000 (as of Jun 2020)
14. 1997 – Notorious B.I.G.Life After Death880,000 (as of Jan 2019)
15. 1981 – JourneyEscape865,000 (as of Sep 2019)
16. 1996 – FugeesThe Score803,000 (as of Feb 2021)
17. 1969 – The BeatlesAbbey Road789,000 (as of Nov 2018)
18. 1998 – Lauryn HillThe Miseducation of Lauryn Hill775,000 (as of Feb 2021)
19. 1982 – QueenHot Space772,000 (as of Jan 2020)
20. 1970 – Black SabbathParanoid764,000 (as of Mar 2020)
21. 1995 – Oasis(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?762,000 (as of Dec 2017)
22. 1984 – Van Halen1984752,000 (as of Aug 2020)
23. 1971 – Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV701,000 (as of Dec 2018)
24. 1991 – Guns N’ RosesUse Your Illusion I699,000 (as of Dec 2018)
25. 1977 – Bob MarleyExodus695,000 (as of Nov 2017)
26. 1991 – Michael JacksonDangerous656,000 (as of Jan 2019)
27. 1980 – AC/DCBack in Black636,000 (as of Feb 2018)
28. 1976 – QueenA Day at the Races628,000 (as of Jan 2020)
28. 1999 – EminemThe Slim Shady LP628,000 (as of Jul 2019)
30. 1993 – NirvanaIn Utero626,000 (as of Jan 2019)
31. 1977 – Fleetwood MacRumours625,000 (as of Oct 2016)
32. 1984 – Bryan AdamsReckless620,000 (as of Mar 2019)
33. 1969 – Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor Boys603,000 (as of Jan 2019)
34. 1995 – No DoubtTragic Kingdom579,000 (as of Mar 2020)
35. 1991 – Red Hot Chili PeppersBlood Sugar Sex Magik578,000 (as of Mar 2018)
36. 1968 – The BeatlesThe Beatles (White Album)553,000 (as of Nov 2018)
37. 1974 – QueenSheer Heart Attack536,000 (as of Jan 2020)
38. 1979 – Pink FloydThe Wall527,000 (as of Jun 2017)
39. 1988 – Tracy ChapmanTracy Chapman521,000 (as of Jun 2019)
40. 1978 – Bob MarleyKaya512,000 (as of Nov 2017)
41. 1999 – SantanaSupernatural501,000 (as of Aug 2020)
42. 1969 – Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II492,000 (as of Dec 2018)
43. 1991 – Guns N’ RosesUse Your Illusion II486,000 (as of Dec 2018)
44. 1986 – MetallicaMaster Of Puppets485,000 (as of Feb 2019)
44. 1986 – Bon JoviSlippery When Wet485,000 (as of Nov 2016)
46. 1984 – MetallicaRide The Lightning475,000 (as of Feb 2019)
47. 1999 – Britney Spears…Baby One More Time470,000 (as of Apr 2019)
48. 1979 – Michael JacksonOff the Wall465,000 (as of Jan 2019)
49. 1995 – Michael JacksonHIStory: Past, Present and Future464,000 (as of Jan 2019)
50. 1967 – The DoorsThe Doors463,000 (as of Mar 2019)

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ojd

what bracket do you think Marvin Gaye would have achieved. 50-80 million? he has some monster tunes and has pretty decent streams

also I’m very excited for Stevie Wonder’s study because I grew up with his music and I’ve recently gotten into the iconic Motown acts (hence why I’m curious about Marvin Gaye’s sales)

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