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.

#YearCoverArtistAlbumAlbum Streams EAS
11991NevermindNirvanaNevermind4,386,000
21982ThrillerMichael JacksonThriller3,768,000
31987AppetiteGuns N' RosesAppetite For Destruction3,692,000
41991MetallicaMetallicaMetallica3,684,000
51975AQueenA Night at the Opera3,324,000
61977RumoursFleetwood MacRumours3,156,000
71999CalifornicationRed Hot Chili PeppersCalifornication3,047,000
819992001Dr. Dre20012,955,000
91980BackAC/DCBack in Black2,945,000
101995(What'sOasis(What's the Story) Morning Glory?2,817,000
111979ThePink FloydThe Wall2,746,000
121996All2PacAll Eyez on Me2,591,000
131977ExodusBob MarleyExodus2,530,000
141987BadMichael JacksonBad2,385,000
151969AbbeyThe BeatlesAbbey Road2,178,000
161980TheQueenThe Game2,088,000
171986SlipperyBon JoviSlippery When Wet2,081,000
181978JazzQueenJazz2,058,000
191977NewsQueenNews of the World2,040,000
201977SaturdayBee Gees & Various ArtistsSaturday Night Fever1,988,000
211973ThePink FloydThe Dark Side of the Moon1,965,000
221984TheQueenThe Works1,916,000
231991UseGuns N' RosesUse Your Illusion I1,871,000
241994MerryMariah CareyMerry Christmas1,822,000
251976HotelEaglesHotel California1,740,000
261991BloodRed Hot Chili PeppersBlood Sugar Sex Magik1,717,000
271987TheU2The Joshua Tree1,652,000
281984RecklessBryan AdamsReckless1,626,000
291981EscapeJourneyEscape1,573,000
301994DookieGreen DayDookie1,542,000
311971LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV1,534,000
321984MakeWham!Make It Big1,533,000
331984BornBruce SpringsteenBorn in the U.S.A.1,490,000
341968TheThe BeatlesThe Beatles (White Album)1,489,000
351975WishPink FloydWish You Were Here1,480,000
361983SynchronicityThe PoliceSynchronicity1,471,000
371979HighwayAC/DCHighway to Hell1,467,000
381993InNirvanaIn Utero1,434,000
391969WillyCreedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor Boys1,434,000
401990TheAC/DCThe Razors Edge1,429,000
411978KayaBob MarleyKaya1,413,000
421997TheFoo FightersThe Colour and the Shape1,374,000
431999MillenniumBackstreet BoysMillennium1,370,000
441994NoCranberriesNo Need to Argue1,365,000
451992TheWhitney HoustonThe Bodyguard1,343,000
461985BrothersDire StraitsBrothers in Arms1,317,000
471999TheDestiny's ChildThe Writing's on the Wall1,316,000
481991DangerousMichael JacksonDangerous1,316,000
491970ParanoidBlack SabbathParanoid1,296,000
501982HotQueenHot Space1,293,000
511980UprisingBob MarleyUprising1,269,000
521998DóndeShakiraDónde Están los Ladrones?1,208,000
531991UseGuns N' RosesUse Your Illusion II1,186,000
541978GreaseVarious ArtistsGrease1,180,000
551986MusicWham!Music from the Edge of Heaven1,156,000
561991OutR.E.M.Out of Time1,146,000
571979OffMichael JacksonOff the Wall1,139,000
581987WhitneyWhitney HoustonWhitney1,136,000
591984RideMetallicaRide The Lightning1,136,000
601986MasterMetallicaMaster Of Puppets1,124,000
611976AQueenA Day at the Races1,090,000
621995HIStory:Michael JacksonHIStory: Past, Present and Future1,084,000
631999TheEminemThe Slim Shady LP1,066,000
641987DirtyDirty DancingDirty Dancing1,059,000
651999?BabyBritney Spears?Baby One More Time1,057,000
661970PendulumCreedence Clearwater RevivalPendulum1,056,000
671975ToysAerosmithToys in the Attic1,056,000
681965Help!The BeatlesHelp!1,044,000
691988TracyTracy ChapmanTracy Chapman1,042,000
701995JaggedAlanis MorissetteJagged Little Pill1,041,000
711976ArrivalABBAArrival1,040,000
721997ComeShania TwainCome On Over1,037,000
731967TheThe DoorsThe Doors1,030,000
741970BridgeSimon & GarfunkelBridge over Troubled Water1,018,000
751996TheFugeesThe Score1,016,000
7619841984Van Halen19841,009,000
771978DireDire StraitsDire Straits1,006,000
781993GetAerosmithGet a Grip1,002,000
791987TangoFleetwood MacTango In The Night979,000
801988?AndMetallica?And Justice For All978,000
811998TheMs. Lauryn HillThe Miseducation of Lauryn Hill975,000
821969LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II975,000
831975FleetwoodFleetwood MacFleetwood Mac934,000
841976HighAC/DCHigh Voltage930,000
851976BostonBostonBoston919,000
861970LetThe BeatlesLet It Be914,000
871974SheerQueenSheer Heart Attack908,000
881999FanMailTLCFanMail897,000
891995TragicNo DoubtTragic Kingdom893,000
901993EverybodyCranberriesEverybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?888,000
911997TitanicJames HornerTitanic883,000
921970Cosmo'sCreedence Clearwater RevivalCosmo's Factory882,000
931966AftermathThe Rolling StonesAftermath867,000
941972HonkyElton JohnHonky Château861,000
951973GoodbyeElton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road857,000
961984PurplePrince and the RevolutionsPurple Rain852,000
971963PleaseThe BeatlesPlease Please Me848,000
981977TheBilly JoelThe Stranger844,000
991969DianaJackson 5Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5841,000
1001999TarzanPhil CollinsTarzan832,000
1011965RubberThe BeatlesRubber Soul830,000
1021969GreenCreedence Clearwater RevivalGreen River827,000
1031974NattyBob MarleyNatty Dread826,000
1041967AreJimi Hendrix ExperienceAre You Experienced818,000
1051972TalkingStevie WonderTalking Book808,000
1061961BlueElvis PresleyBlue Hawaii798,000
1071986GracelandPaul SimonGraceland797,000
1081993TenStingTen Summoner's Tales790,000
1091970LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin III789,000
1101968ElectricJimi Hendrix ExperienceElectric Ladyland788,000
1111997Let'sCéline DionLet's Talk About Love779,000
1121980SuperABBASuper Trouper774,000
1131998GarageMetallicaGarage Inc.771,000
1141983FlashdanceVarious ArtistsFlashdance765,000
1151973AerosmithAerosmithAerosmith761,000
1161967MagicalThe BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour758,000
1171995PiesShakiraPies Descalzos756,000
1181972TheDavid BowieThe Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars751,000
1191996FallingCéline DionFalling Into You741,000
1201966RevolverThe BeatlesRevolver732,000
1211971ImagineJohn LennonImagine726,000
1221989BleachNirvanaBleach719,000
1231967Sgt.The BeatlesSgt. Pepper?s Lonely Hearts Club Band715,000
1241999SupernaturalSantanaSupernatural712,000
1251970EltonElton JohnElton John700,000
1261983AnBilly JoelAn Innocent Man699,000
1271999OnJennifer LopezOn the 6688,000
1281957Elvis'Elvis PresleyElvis' Christmas Album686,000
1291987FaithGeorge MichaelFaith684,000
1301976SongsStevie WonderSongs in the Key of Life683,000
1311991InnuendoQueenInnuendo683,000
1321989?ButPhil Collins?But Seriously681,000
1331972MachineDeep PurpleMachine Head681,000
1341995DaydreamMariah CareyDaydream677,000
1351983TooElton JohnToo Low for Zero675,000
1361973PianoBilly JoelPiano Man668,000
1371968BookendsSimon & GarfunkelBookends667,000
1381979BreakfastSupertrampBreakfast in America667,000
1391981FacePhil CollinsFace Value666,000
1401997Backstreet'sBackstreet BoysBackstreet's Back663,000
1411986AQueenA Kind of Magic660,000
1421969LetThe Rolling StonesLet It Bleed654,000
1431991U2Achtung Baby650,000
1441982TheIron MaidenThe Number of the Beast650,000
1451978OutlandosThe PoliceOutlandos d'Amour645,000
1461971MadmanElton JohnMadman Across the Water641,000
1471971StickyThe Rolling StonesSticky Fingers637,000
1481969LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin I624,000
1491985WhitneyWhitney HoustonWhitney Houston618,000
1501994DefinitelyOasisDefinitely Maybe616,000
1511994CrazySexyCoolTLCCrazySexyCool613,000
1521997NimrodGreen DayNimrod612,000
1531980BlizzardOzzy OsbourneBlizzard of Ozz610,000
1541992AutomaticR.E.M.Automatic for the People609,000
1551972EaglesEaglesEagles607,000
1561986TrueMadonnaTrue Blue600,000
1571983KillMetallicaKill 'Em All593,000
1581964AThe BeatlesA Hard Day's Night592,000
1591991WakingBryan AdamsWaking Up the Neighbours590,000
1601965OutThe Rolling StonesOut of Our Heads587,000
1611966SoundsSimon & GarfunkelSounds of Silence582,000
1621979Voulez-VousABBAVoulez-Vous578,000
1631999ThereFoo FightersThere Is Nothing Left to Lose568,000
1641994ThePink FloydThe Division Bell567,000
1651973Burnin'Bob MarleyBurnin'558,000
1661995Me2PacMe Against the World558,000
1671998BelieveCherBelieve555,000
1681972HarvestNeil YoungHarvest547,000
1691978VanVan HalenVan Halen544,000
1701998MyWhitney HoustonMy Love Is Your Love539,000
1711974CaribouElton JohnCaribou534,000
1721983ConfrontationBob MarleyConfrontation532,000
1731975ABBAABBAABBA526,000
1741981TattooThe Rolling StonesTattoo You523,000
1751999NoDidoNo Angel520,000
1761975RockElton JohnRock of the Westies520,000
1771997ReloadMetallicaReload518,000
1781997LifeRobbie WilliamsLife Thru a Lens516,000
1791999ChristinaChristina AguileraChristina Aguilera515,000
1801975PhysicalLed ZeppelinPhysical Graffiti510,000
1811971HunkyDavid BowieHunky Dory510,000
1821968BeggarsThe Rolling StonesBeggars Banquet508,000
1831975BornBruce SpringsteenBorn to Run507,000
1841982Hello,Phil CollinsHello, I Must Be Going!499,000
1851978SomeThe Rolling StonesSome Girls495,000
1861984LikeMadonnaLike A Virgin494,000
1871973CatchBob MarleyCatch a Fire484,000
1881979ReggattaThe PoliceReggatta de Blanc476,000
1891970SignedStevie WonderSigned Sealed & Delivered464,000
1901980TheBruce SpringsteenThe River462,000
1911963TheBob DylanThe Freewheelin? Bob Dylan459,000
1921967StrangeThe DoorsStrange Days458,000
1931985NoPhil CollinsNo Jacket Required454,000
1941993MusicMariah CareyMusic Box452,000
1951987?NothingSting?Nothing Like the Sun448,000
1961983FrontiersJourneyFrontiers442,000
1971969BayouCreedence Clearwater RevivalBayou Country440,000
1981980DoubleJohn Lennon & Yoko OnoDouble Fantasy437,000
1991988GnrGuns N' RosesGnr Lies437,000
2001970MorrisonThe DoorsMorrison Hotel428,000
2011984DiamondSadeDiamond Life428,000
2021970AbraxasSantanaAbraxas426,000
2031973HousesLed ZeppelinHouses Of The Holy424,000
2041970JacksonJackson 5Jackson 5 Christmas Album424,000
2051975OneEaglesOne Of These Nights422,000
2061997BeOasisBe Here Now421,000
2071976DirtyAC/DCDirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap417,000
2081990ListenGeorge MichaelListen Without Prejudice Vol.1412,000
2091992FearIron MaidenFear of the Dark411,000
2101983Let'sDavid BowieLet's Dance409,000
2111996TheMakaveliThe Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory406,000
2121983PieceIron MaidenPiece of Mind399,000
2131983WarU2War395,000
2141989StormBilly JoelStorm Front393,000
2151975AtlanticRod StewartAtlantic Crossing388,000
2161988NewBon JoviNew Jersey387,000
2171970ABCJackson 5ABC379,000
2181976RastamanBob MarleyRastaman Vibration378,000
2191989LikeMadonnaLike A Prayer378,000
2201977HeroesDavid BowieHeroes376,000
2211977LetAC/DCLet There Be Rock375,000
2221997NSYNCNSYNCNSYNC374,000
2231987PermanentAerosmithPermanent Vacation373,000
2241965HighwayBob DylanHighway 61 Revisited371,000
2251977BatMeat LoafBat Out of Hell370,000
2261977TheABBAThe Album367,000
2271966BuffaloBuffalo SpringfieldBuffalo Springfield367,000
2281992LoveSadeLove Deluxe366,000
2291963WithThe BeatlesWith the Beatles364,000
2301993Strictly2PacStrictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z…364,000
2311997MyUsherMy Way361,000
2321986ParadePrince and the RevolutionsParade359,000
2331980GuiltyBarbra StreisandGuilty359,000
2341996LoadMetallicaLoad358,000
2351979SurvivalBob MarleySurvival357,000
2361992KeepBon JoviKeep the Faith355,000
2371996BackstreetBackstreet BoysBackstreet Boys355,000
2381998TheseCéline DionThese Are Special Times353,000
2391966Parsley,Simon & GarfunkelParsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme345,000
2401967Axis:Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAxis: Bold As Love342,000
2411973BandPaul McCartney & WingsBand on the Run342,000
2421969YellowThe BeatlesYellow Submarine341,000
2431970DéjàCrosby, Stills, Nash & YoungDéjà Vu [CSNY]339,000
2441989SleepingElton JohnSleeping with the Past338,000
2451989TheQueenThe Miracle336,000
2461995MadeQueenMade in Heaven336,000
2471989HeartCherHeart of Stone335,000
2481971The DoorsL.A. Woman332,000
2491978DestinyThe JacksonsDestiny330,000
2501988WatermarkEnyaWatermark327,000
2511997SpiceworldSpice GirlsSpiceworld325,000
2521974DiamondDavid BowieDiamond Dogs324,000
2531980MakingDire StraitsMaking Movies322,000
2541973Don'tElton JohnDon't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player322,000
2551977EvenSupertrampEven in the Quietest Moments?320,000
2561991NoOzzy OsbourneNo More Tears317,000
2571971EveryRod StewartEvery Picture Tells A Story311,000
2581972PaulPaul SimonPaul Simon311,000
2591984TheStevie WonderThe Woman In Red311,000
2601969DavidDavid BowieDavid Bowie (1969)310,000
2611993TheCéline DionThe Colour Of My Love310,000
2621984TheU2The Unforgettable Fire308,000
2631995D'EuxCéline DionD'Eux302,000
2641981GhostThe PoliceGhost in the Machine299,000
2651973GoatsThe Rolling StonesGoats Head Soup297,000
2661980DepartureJourneyDeparture293,000
2671973DesperadoEaglesDesperado285,000
2681973QueenQueenQueen277,000
2691984PowerslaveIron MaidenPowerslave276,000
2701982MirageFleetwood MacMirage276,000
271199618Bryan Adams18 til I Die276,000
2721973PatBob DylanPat Garrett and Billy the Kid272,000
2731969Crosby,Crosby, Stills & NashCrosby, Stills & Nash [CSN]272,000
2741979TuskFleetwood MacTusk270,000
2751974WaterlooABBAWaterloo268,000
2761991ShepherdEnyaShepherd Moons266,000
2771997R2PacR U Still Down? (Remember Me)266,000
2781972ExileThe Rolling StonesExile on Main St264,000
2791999BuryCranberriesBury the Hatchet263,000
280197852ndBilly Joel52nd Street260,000
2811964BeatlesThe BeatlesBeatles for Sale259,000
2821997TheJanet JacksonThe Velvet Rope255,000
2831999EnriqueEnrique IglesiasEnrique254,000
2841995EnriqueEnrique IglesiasEnrique Iglesias253,000
2851968WaitingThe DoorsWaiting for the Sun252,000
2861987DocumentR.E.M.Document251,000

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DenysAnatol

What is going on with Justin Bieber’s numbers on the “Top CSPC – the best
selling artists of all-time” page ? From 88 mil to 94 mil within a few days .

L145

his total is always glitching I don’t get it

john

thats why I think they should update his streaming master page bcz his Spotify streams are not clear

Iris

I’m not sure on how these numbers compare to this site but according to chartsinfrance, these are the top selling female albums artists in USA. (Special thanks to Choley from UKMix) • Barbra Streisand – 95 million • Mariah Carey – 72.65 million • Madonna – 72.3 million • Celine Dion – 62.3 million • Whitney Houston – 60.3 million • Reba Mcentire – 55.2 million • Linda Ronstadt – 45.5 million • Shania Twain – 45.5 million • Janet Jackson – 43.5 million • Britney Spears – 40.7 million • Taylor Swift – 38 million • Dixie Chicks –… Read more »

Nicknock

Hi! U can update Madonna´s figure? Thank u!

hug

Where’s cheek to cheek on the bestseller list in pure sales of 2014? Sold +1.3 million copies worldwide!

L145

the cutoff is 2m

deekennj

This is the best time to update Mariah Carey’s figures. Hoping you give her time and thank you in advance!! I can’t waitttt!!! Happy New Year <3

Mikko

Earlier on the week David Bowie sold catalogue rights to Warner company. He did not own his master recordings . Surpise. Bowie got 250$ million +. Artist has three types rights for sale. The publishing rights and master recordings + artists rights. Maybe by the end of week the Sting will complete its own business. Startin price, 250 $ million. Sting own his publishing rights and the master recordings. He sales not all. Annually he get 12-13 $ dollars. I quess that Sting worth is lot more. 300-400 dollar i believe. Usually artist want to keep the master tapes. Prince… Read more »

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