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
11991NevermindNirvanaNevermind5,579,000
21982ThrillerMichael JacksonThriller4,539,000
31991MetallicaMetallicaMetallica4,465,000
41987AppetiteGuns N' RosesAppetite For Destruction4,448,000
519992001Dr. Dre20013,948,000
61975AQueenA Night at the Opera3,860,000
71977RumoursFleetwood MacRumours3,799,000
81999CalifornicationRed Hot Chili PeppersCalifornication3,607,000
91980BackAC/DCBack in Black3,542,000
101995(What'sOasis(What's the Story) Morning Glory?3,273,000
111979ThePink FloydThe Wall3,132,000
121996All2PacAll Eyez on Me3,111,000
131977ExodusBob MarleyExodus2,920,000
141987BadMichael JacksonBad2,856,000
151977SaturdayBee Gees & Various ArtistsSaturday Night Fever2,636,000
161986SlipperyBon JoviSlippery When Wet2,570,000
171969AbbeyThe BeatlesAbbey Road2,523,000
181980TheQueenThe Game2,473,000
191994ReadyThe Notorious B.I.G.Ready to Die (The Remaster)2,466,000
201978JazzQueenJazz2,406,000
211977NewsQueenNews of the World2,369,000
221991UseGuns N' RosesUse Your Illusion I2,262,000
231973ThePink FloydThe Dark Side of the Moon2,215,000
241984TheQueenThe Works2,198,000
251999Enemablink-182Enema Of The State2,150,000
261997LifeThe Notorious B.I.G.Life After Death (2014 Remastered Edition)2,130,000
271994MerryMariah CareyMerry Christmas2,123,000
281976HotelEaglesHotel California2,072,000
291991BloodRed Hot Chili PeppersBlood Sugar Sex Magik2,009,000
301984RecklessBryan AdamsReckless1,969,000
311987TheU2The Joshua Tree1,954,000
321994DookieGreen DayDookie1,944,000
331981EscapeJourneyEscape1,855,000
341983SynchronicityThe PoliceSynchronicity1,829,000
351984MakeWham!Make It Big1,822,000
361993InNirvanaIn Utero1,820,000
371971LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV1,811,000
381984BornBruce SpringsteenBorn in the U.S.A.1,799,000
391968TheThe BeatlesThe Beatles (White Album)1,795,000
401979HighwayAC/DCHighway to Hell1,777,000
411990TheAC/DCThe Razors Edge1,740,000
421997TheFoo FightersThe Colour and the Shape1,735,000
431969WillyCreedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor Boys1,703,000
441999MillenniumBackstreet BoysMillennium1,694,000
451994NoCranberriesNo Need to Argue1,639,000
461978KayaBob MarleyKaya1,628,000
471970ParanoidBlack SabbathParanoid1,596,000
481992TheWhitney HoustonThe Bodyguard1,588,000
491985BrothersDire StraitsBrothers in Arms1,587,000
501991DangerousMichael JacksonDangerous1,551,000
511986MasterMetallicaMaster Of Puppets1,532,000
521998DóndeShakiraDónde Están los Ladrones?1,518,000
531982HotQueenHot Space1,499,000
541980UprisingBob MarleyUprising1,491,000
551978GreaseVarious ArtistsGrease1,469,000
561999TheDestiny's ChildThe Writing's on the Wall1,456,000
571997ComeShania TwainCome On Over1,448,000
581991UseGuns N' RosesUse Your Illusion II1,443,000
591984RideMetallicaRide The Lightning1,415,000
601999TheEminemThe Slim Shady LP1,402,000
611991OutR.E.M.Out of Time1,396,000
621979OffMichael JacksonOff the Wall1,370,000
631996SpiceSpice GirlsSpice1,347,000
641987WhitneyWhitney HoustonWhitney1,343,000
651976ArrivalABBAArrival1,312,000
661995HIStory:Michael JacksonHIStory: Past, Present and Future1,302,000
671976AQueenA Day at the Races1,301,000
681970PendulumCreedence Clearwater RevivalPendulum1,297,000
691999?BabyBritney Spears?Baby One More Time1,278,000
701987DirtyDirty DancingDirty Dancing1,265,000
711970LetThe BeatlesLet It Be1,245,000
721986MusicWham!Music from the Edge of Heaven1,242,000
731965Help!The BeatlesHelp!1,232,000
741995JaggedAlanis MorissetteJagged Little Pill1,227,000
751975ToysAerosmithToys in the Attic1,226,000
761988TracyTracy ChapmanTracy Chapman1,222,000
771993GetAerosmithGet a Grip1,216,000
7819841984Van Halen19841,207,000
791978DireDire StraitsDire Straits1,205,000
801996TheFugeesThe Score1,198,000
811967TheThe DoorsThe Doors1,194,000
821970BridgeSimon & GarfunkelBridge over Troubled Water1,186,000
831988?AndMetallica?And Justice For All1,185,000
841987TangoFleetwood MacTango In The Night1,170,000
851998TheMs. Lauryn HillThe Miseducation of Lauryn Hill1,143,000
861969LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II1,134,000
871976HighAC/DCHigh Voltage1,120,000
881975FleetwoodFleetwood MacFleetwood Mac1,112,000
891973GoodbyeElton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road1,109,000
901977TheBilly JoelThe Stranger1,107,000
911997Backstreet'sBackstreet BoysBackstreet's Back1,102,000
921976BostonBostonBoston1,076,000
931974SheerQueenSheer Heart Attack1,074,000
941970Cosmo'sCreedence Clearwater RevivalCosmo's Factory1,071,000
951993EverybodyCranberriesEverybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?1,064,000
961995TragicNo DoubtTragic Kingdom1,053,000
971977SlowhandEric ClaptonSlowhand1,053,000
981966AftermathThe Rolling StonesAftermath1,050,000
991999FanMailTLCFanMail1,036,000
1001972HonkyElton JohnHonky Château1,032,000
1011997TitanicJames HornerTitanic1,021,000
1021969GreenCreedence Clearwater RevivalGreen River1,012,000
1031974NattyBob MarleyNatty Dread1,008,000
1041984PurplePrince and the RevolutionsPurple Rain1,006,000
1051980SuperABBASuper Trouper988,000
1061983FlashdanceVarious ArtistsFlashdance980,000
1071963PleaseThe BeatlesPlease Please Me980,000
1081961BlueElvis PresleyBlue Hawaii978,000
1091967Sgt.The BeatlesSgt. Pepper?s Lonely Hearts Club Band975,000
1101999TarzanPhil CollinsTarzan970,000
1111969DianaJackson 5Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5963,000
1121993TenStingTen Summoner's Tales957,000
1131995PiesShakiraPies Descalzos955,000
1141965RubberThe BeatlesRubber Soul953,000
1151973AerosmithAerosmithAerosmith942,000
1161969LetThe Rolling StonesLet It Bleed940,000
1171967AreJimi Hendrix ExperienceAre You Experienced935,000
1181970LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin III932,000
1191967MagicalThe BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour930,000
1201998GarageMetallicaGarage Inc.929,000
1211970LaylaDerek and the DominosLayla and Other Assorted Love Songs925,000
1221996FallingCéline DionFalling Into You920,000
1231986GracelandPaul SimonGraceland917,000
1241983TooElton JohnToo Low for Zero916,000
1251997Let'sCéline DionLet's Talk About Love915,000
1261968ElectricJimi Hendrix ExperienceElectric Ladyland911,000
1271989BleachNirvanaBleach909,000
1281966RevolverThe BeatlesRevolver907,000
1291975WishPink FloydWish You Were Here892,000
1301995DaydreamMariah CareyDaydream886,000
1311971L.A.The DoorsL.A. Woman857,000
1321971ImagineJohn LennonImagine851,000
1331983AnBilly JoelAn Innocent Man848,000
1341999SupernaturalSantanaSupernatural845,000
1351991AchtungU2Achtung Baby841,000
1361970EltonElton JohnElton John834,000
1371979Voulez-VousABBAVoulez-Vous830,000
1381989?ButPhil Collins?But Seriously820,000
1391999OnJennifer LopezOn the 6819,000
1401979BreakfastSupertrampBreakfast in America805,000
1411987FaithGeorge MichaelFaith804,000
1421976SongsStevie WonderSongs in the Key of Life801,000
1431972MachineDeep PurpleMachine Head787,000
1441973PianoBilly JoelPiano Man785,000
1451981FacePhil CollinsFace Value780,000
1461991InnuendoQueenInnuendo776,000
1471978OutlandosThe PoliceOutlandos d'Amour774,000
1481982TheIron MaidenThe Number of the Beast771,000
1491986AQueenA Kind of Magic770,000
1501997NimrodGreen DayNimrod765,000
1511968BookendsSimon & GarfunkelBookends761,000
1521986TrueMadonnaTrue Blue761,000
1531971MadmanElton JohnMadman Across the Water754,000
1541972EaglesEaglesEagles743,000
1551983KillMetallicaKill 'Em All739,000
1561980BlizzardOzzy OsbourneBlizzard of Ozz739,000
1571985WhitneyWhitney HoustonWhitney Houston727,000
1581992AutomaticR.E.M.Automatic for the People724,000
1591971StickyThe Rolling StonesSticky Fingers723,000
1601957Elvis'Elvis PresleyElvis' Christmas Album720,000
1611994DefinitelyOasisDefinitely Maybe719,000
1621991WakingBryan AdamsWaking Up the Neighbours711,000
1631969LedLed ZeppelinLed Zeppelin I708,000
1641994CrazySexyCoolTLCCrazySexyCool708,000
1651964AThe BeatlesA Hard Day's Night700,000
1661983Let'sDavid BowieLet's Dance690,000
1671999ThereFoo FightersThere Is Nothing Left to Lose690,000
1681998BelieveCherBelieve677,000
1691966SoundsSimon & GarfunkelSounds of Silence672,000
1701965OutThe Rolling StonesOut of Our Heads670,000
1711995Me2PacMe Against the World667,000
1721975ABBAABBAABBA666,000
1731994ThePink FloydThe Division Bell662,000
1741973Burnin'Bob MarleyBurnin'658,000
1751997ReloadMetallicaReload655,000
1761999NoDidoNo Angel648,000
1771978VanVan HalenVan Halen647,000
1781999ChristinaChristina AguileraChristina Aguilera644,000
1791998MyWhitney HoustonMy Love Is Your Love636,000
1801975RockElton JohnRock of the Westies625,000
1811972TalkingStevie WonderTalking Book623,000
1821983ConfrontationBob MarleyConfrontation622,000
1831997LifeRobbie WilliamsLife Thru a Lens605,000
1841971HunkyDavid BowieHunky Dory603,000
1851984LikeMadonnaLike A Virgin601,000
1861981TattooThe Rolling StonesTattoo You599,000
1871972HarvestNeil YoungHarvest598,000
1881975PhysicalLed ZeppelinPhysical Graffiti595,000
1891975BornBruce SpringsteenBorn to Run589,000
1901978SomeThe Rolling StonesSome Girls588,000
1911982Hello,Phil CollinsHello, I Must Be Going!587,000
1921968BeggarsThe Rolling StonesBeggars Banquet586,000
1931993MusicMariah CareyMusic Box570,000
1941973CatchBob MarleyCatch a Fire569,000
1951979ReggattaThe PoliceReggatta de Blanc567,000
1961980DoubleJohn Lennon & Yoko OnoDouble Fantasy563,000
1971983FrontiersJourneyFrontiers555,000
1981967StrangeThe DoorsStrange Days548,000
1991985NoPhil CollinsNo Jacket Required545,000
2001970SignedStevie WonderSigned Sealed & Delivered536,000
2011977HeroesDavid BowieHeroes535,000
2021969BayouCreedence Clearwater RevivalBayou Country533,000
2031987?NothingSting?Nothing Like the Sun531,000
2041963TheBob DylanThe Freewheelin? Bob Dylan528,000
2051980TheBruce SpringsteenThe River527,000
2061988GnrGuns N' RosesGnr Lies524,000
2071970MorrisonThe DoorsMorrison Hotel510,000
2081988NewBon JoviNew Jersey509,000
2091996TheMakaveliThe Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory508,000
2101975OneEaglesOne Of These Nights508,000
2111984DiamondSadeDiamond Life507,000
2121976DirtyAC/DCDirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap502,000
2131970AbraxasSantanaAbraxas501,000
2141983PieceIron MaidenPiece of Mind496,000
2151973HousesLed ZeppelinHouses Of The Holy496,000
2161992FearIron MaidenFear of the Dark489,000
2171992RushEric ClaptonRush489,000
2181997BeOasisBe Here Now487,000
2191977BatMeat LoafBat Out of Hell482,000
2201989StormBilly JoelStorm Front478,000
2211990ListenGeorge MichaelListen Without Prejudice Vol.1477,000
2221967DisraeliCreamDisraeli Gears477,000
2231975AtlanticRod StewartAtlantic Crossing473,000
2241983WarU2War471,000
2251974CaribouElton JohnCaribou470,000
2261992KeepBon JoviKeep the Faith470,000
2271976RastamanBob MarleyRastaman Vibration460,000
2281989LikeMadonnaLike A Prayer455,000
2291977LetAC/DCLet There Be Rock455,000
2301977TheABBAThe Album453,000
2311987PermanentAerosmithPermanent Vacation451,000
2321986InvisibleGenesisInvisible Touch450,000
2331993Strictly2PacStrictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z…447,000
2341992LoveSadeLove Deluxe445,000
2351966BuffaloBuffalo SpringfieldBuffalo Springfield442,000
2361970JacksonJackson 5Jackson 5 Christmas Album442,000
2371996LoadMetallicaLoad436,000
2381980GuiltyBarbra StreisandGuilty434,000
2391963WithThe BeatlesWith the Beatles432,000
2401996BackstreetBackstreet BoysBackstreet Boys427,000
2411970ABCJackson 5ABC426,000
2421997NSYNCNSYNCNSYNC425,000
2431979SurvivalBob MarleySurvival424,000
2441989SleepingElton JohnSleeping with the Past423,000
2451997SpiceworldSpice GirlsSpiceworld417,000
2461986ParadePrince and the RevolutionsParade416,000
2471973BandPaul McCartney & WingsBand on the Run415,000
2481965HighwayBob DylanHighway 61 Revisited413,000
2491997MyUsherMy Way410,000
2501966Parsley,Simon & GarfunkelParsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme409,000
2511989HeartCherHeart of Stone405,000
2521978DestinyThe JacksonsDestiny403,000
2531967Axis:Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAxis: Bold As Love401,000
2541973Don'tElton JohnDon't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player397,000
2551980MakingDire StraitsMaking Movies393,000
2561989TheQueenThe Miracle392,000
2571995MadeQueenMade in Heaven390,000
2581977EvenSupertrampEven in the Quietest Moments?386,000
2591993TheCéline DionThe Colour Of My Love384,000
2601988WatermarkEnyaWatermark382,000
2611968WheelsCreamWheels of Fire378,000
2621969DavidDavid BowieDavid Bowie (1969)377,000
2631991NoOzzy OsbourneNo More Tears377,000
2641998TheseCéline DionThese Are Special Times376,000
2651970DéjàCrosby, Stills, Nash & YoungDéjà Vu [CSNY]373,000
2661974DiamondDavid BowieDiamond Dogs372,000
2671984TheStevie WonderThe Woman In Red371,000
2681995D'EuxCéline DionD'Eux368,000
2691984TheU2The Unforgettable Fire367,000
2701981GhostThe PoliceGhost in the Machine364,000
2711972PaulPaul SimonPaul Simon362,000
2721973GoatsThe Rolling StonesGoats Head Soup358,000
2731971EveryRod StewartEvery Picture Tells A Story351,000
2741980DepartureJourneyDeparture350,000
275199618Bryan Adams18 til I Die346,000
2761997R2PacR U Still Down? (Remember Me)346,000
2771995TheShania TwainThe Woman in Me344,000
2781973DesperadoEaglesDesperado343,000
2791974WaterlooABBAWaterloo341,000
280197852ndBilly Joel52nd Street338,000
2811984PowerslaveIron MaidenPowerslave331,000
2821995EnriqueEnrique IglesiasEnrique Iglesias323,000
2831997TheJanet JacksonThe Velvet Rope323,000
2841991ShepherdEnyaShepherd Moons321,000
2851982MirageFleetwood MacMirage320,000
2861979TuskFleetwood MacTusk320,000
2871973QueenQueenQueen319,000
2881973PatBob DylanPat Garrett and Billy the Kid318,000
2891999BuryCranberriesBury the Hatchet317,000
2901964BeatlesThe BeatlesBeatles for Sale316,000
2911993BatMeat LoafBat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell314,000
2921991WeGenesisWe Can't Dance308,000
2931978BlondesRod StewartBlondes Have More Fun307,000
2941999EnriqueEnrique IglesiasEnrique305,000
2951979TheEaglesThe Long Run301,000
2961987DocumentR.E.M.Document300,000
2971972ExileThe Rolling StonesExile on Main St298,000
2981998RayMadonnaRay Of Light297,000
2991980ZenyattaThe PoliceZenyatta Mondatta297,000
3001969Crosby,Crosby, Stills & NashCrosby, Stills & Nash [CSN]296,000
3011968WaitingThe DoorsWaiting for the Sun290,000
3021987APink FloydA Momentary Lapse of Reason288,000
30319821999Prince and the Revolutions1999286,000
3041975BloodBob DylanBlood on the Tracks285,000
3051968ForStevie WonderFor Once in My Life282,000
3061979SpiritsBee GeesSpirits Having Flown281,000
3071996OlderGeorge MichaelOlder281,000
3081997ButterFlyMariah CareyButterFly278,000
3091993Janet.Janet JacksonJanet.277,000
3101980GlassBilly JoelGlass Houses276,000
3111995InsomniacGreen DayInsomniac275,000
3121995NewTracy ChapmanNew Beginning274,000
3131973InnervisionsStevie WonderInnervisions274,000
3141975StillPaul SimonStill Crazy After All These Years271,000
3151995OneRed Hot Chili PeppersOne Hot Minute270,000
3161964TheBob DylanThe Times They Are a-Changin?269,000
3171986GangJohnny HallydayGang268,000
3181971MasterBlack SabbathMaster of Reality267,000
3191983MadonnaMadonnaMadonna267,000
3201973OohFacesOoh La La266,000
3211969FromElvis PresleyFrom Elvis in Memphis266,000
3221964WednesdaySimon & GarfunkelWednesday Morning, 3 A.M.265,000
3231998HomeNSYNCHome for Christmas264,000
3241976DesireBob DylanDesire264,000
3251981TheABBAThe Visitors262,000
3261980HotterStevie WonderHotter than July258,000
3271995NobodyTake ThatNobody Else257,000
3281998I'veRobbie WilliamsI've Been Expecting You255,000
3291980TriumphThe JacksonsTriumph253,000
3301989PumpAerosmithPump253,000
3311985PromiseSadePromise252,000
3321995PostBjörkPost252,000
3331970BlackBlack SabbathBlack Sabbath251,000

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Ultimate

In Page 5, in Digital Singles Sales

The likes of Maroon 5 and Eminem numbers are increasing while Lady Gaga and Adele are still the same. Taking note that they which are supposed to be top 2 in the first place. The update supposed to be all of such lists.
Can the admins answer this question?

Jazz

Adele and Lady Gaga are both increasing. A few years back Adele was at 80 million, Gaga was at 60 million. Now Adele at 102 and Gaga 77. Eminem and Maroon 5 just have better streaming figures.

Paviurso

Why is Adele’s 30 not among the albums with the most pure sales? if they have even given it a Guinness World Record for selling 5M of pure units in 2021

Yefersonc_28

Actualicen a billie

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