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. 1999 – EminemThe Slim Shady LP943,000 (as of Jun 2021)
14. 1983 – The PoliceSynchronicity888,000 (as of Jun 2020)
15. 1997 – Notorious B.I.G.Life After Death880,000 (as of Jan 2019)
16. 1981 – JourneyEscape865,000 (as of Sep 2019)
17. 1996 – FugeesThe Score803,000 (as of Feb 2021)
18. 1969 – The BeatlesAbbey Road789,000 (as of Nov 2018)
19. 1998 – Lauryn HillThe Miseducation of Lauryn Hill775,000 (as of Feb 2021)
20. 1982 – QueenHot Space772,000 (as of Jan 2020)
21. 1970 – Black SabbathParanoid764,000 (as of Mar 2020)
22. 1995 – Oasis(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?762,000 (as of Dec 2017)
23. 1984 – Van Halen1984752,000 (as of Aug 2020)
24. 1971 – Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV701,000 (as of Dec 2018)
25. 1991 – Guns N’ RosesUse Your Illusion I699,000 (as of Dec 2018)
26. 1977 – Bob MarleyExodus695,000 (as of Nov 2017)
27. 1991 – Michael JacksonDangerous656,000 (as of Jan 2019)
28. 1980 – AC/DCBack in Black636,000 (as of Feb 2018)
29. 1976 – QueenA Day at the Races628,000 (as of Jan 2020)
30. 1993 – NirvanaIn Utero626,000 (as of Jan 2019)
31. 1977 – Fleetwood MacRumours625,000 (as of Oct 2016)
32. 1972 – Stevie WonderTalking Book623,000 (as of Mar 2021)
33. 1984 – Bryan AdamsReckless620,000 (as of Mar 2019)
34. 1969 – Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor Boys603,000 (as of Jan 2019)
35. 1995 – No DoubtTragic Kingdom579,000 (as of Mar 2020)
36. 1991 – Red Hot Chili PeppersBlood Sugar Sex Magik578,000 (as of Mar 2018)
37. 1976 – Stevie WonderSongs in the Key of Life556,000 (as of Mar 2021)
38. 1968 – The BeatlesThe Beatles (White Album)553,000 (as of Nov 2018)
39. 1974 – QueenSheer Heart Attack536,000 (as of Jan 2020)
40. 1979 – Pink FloydThe Wall527,000 (as of Jun 2017)
41. 1988 – Tracy ChapmanTracy Chapman521,000 (as of Jun 2019)
42. 1978 – Bob MarleyKaya512,000 (as of Nov 2017)
43. 1999 – SantanaSupernatural501,000 (as of Aug 2020)
44. 1969 – Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II492,000 (as of Dec 2018)
45. 1991 – Guns N’ RosesUse Your Illusion II486,000 (as of Dec 2018)
46. 1986 – MetallicaMaster Of Puppets485,000 (as of Feb 2019)
46. 1986 – Bon JoviSlippery When Wet485,000 (as of Nov 2016)
48. 1984 – MetallicaRide The Lightning475,000 (as of Feb 2019)
49. 1999 – Britney Spears…Baby One More Time470,000 (as of Apr 2019)
50. 1972 – Neil YoungHarvest466,000 (as of May 2021)

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elora93838

hey! how can i find a certain album’s sales, they arent available anywhere (including this list) and i wanted to ask if theres any way i could find it. thank you!

MJD

Hi elora93838!

Are you looking at sales of one specific album that isn’t present or how to access to album sales of the artists listed on page 18?

jam001

I can’t search any artists. Chartmasters should sent an email to each subscriber that their website will be down or something like that

MJD

Hi jam001!

With nearly 12,000 subscribers, time for all emails to be sent the issue would be solved more often than not! Also, while I’ve set the needful to be notified when the website is down, it’s trickier when the site is up and running and only the tool is offline. I’ve no notification in this case. The best would be to mail us at contact@chartmasters.org so that we are aware of it and restart the tool fast.

As mentioned to L145, I’ve increased Silver’s limit to 10 for today for the inconvenience caused!

jam001

What happened to your website?

Last edited 1 day ago by jam001
Teddy

Justin bieber is at 82m eas

Fanofpop

Justin bieberstotal seems to glitch between 82 and 85 million.
Which is the correct total?

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Fanofpop

The other image I saw

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L500

it’s 82m

MJD

Hi Fanofpop!

Weirdly enough, from time to time Spotify credits the song Bad Guy to Justin, the solo song. This ends up with this glitch, the correct value is the lowest one.

Fanofpop

Thank you so much

Teddy

it’s still showing 85m

Teddy

hey can you please update ed sheeran album sales?

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