Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

It has been over 2 years since I introduced to you the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept, nicknamed CSPC, in March 2016. This revolutionary concept enables to define accurately the most successful artists ever. During this timeframe I, with the precious help of Hernan Lopez and Anthony Blanchard, studied nearly 100 artists, 1,000 albums plus countless singles and stand-alone tracks worth a gigantic 8,5 billion equivalent album sales combined!

Many of you praised the effort and the ongoing results which really makes us feel great about the website. One recurrent negative feedback though has been the difficulty to navigate the blog. One unique, cross-artist source of data was needed. While I can advise you to use the search function at the top-right, which works really well, an article grouping together the main data is definitely a positive improvement. So, here it is, please say hi to the Data Collector!

This article lists various rankings, with more added frequently, please see the summary on page 2. Top selling singles / albums / artists, per format, per year, per artist type, etc… everything is possible!

Thanks to this Data Collector it isn’t necessary anymore to repeat the comprehensive rankings at the end of each article. It will solve an issue by removing some pages and letting you reach always the same final pages for all acts – CSPC totals, the artist’s singles ranking and their records & achievements. This article will be kept updated which will also prevent us from having lists updated at different moments here and there.

Anthony will handle the updates of this thread from now on and try to answer your questions the best he can. We won’t be answering to lists requests on comments though as it will be impossible to maintain them. Instead, when you request something, and if it is relevant for many people, we will add a page to the article with the said list.

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I love how fearless is now at 19m😍

Last edited 9 months ago by Dtew

What is the ASR value of Nirvana today? Higher or lower?


It’s been past 24 hours already yet the numbers hasn’t been updated yet?
And I’ve been waiting for “maybe” by MGK and Bring me the horizon to be added on Bring me the horizon’s streaming tools. It should be added that song is on their Spotify playlist/account. Thanks


What about Joji’s “Nectar”? How many copies were sold?


Hello , Could You Update The Pure Sales of Albums BE and Map Of The Soul: 7 from BTS.


Red is having a bright future right now, and I’m happy for it


Hi! Please, somebody tell me the cspc of the fame and the monster separately?

Thank you.


Hey, under Bring me the horizon’s account. “Maybe “ isn’t on the list its the 3rd day I’m not seeing it. it should be there cos it’s included on their Spotify account. thank you


Hey , are there any plans in the coming weeks to update the “album and song sales” pages of some already studied artists?

The last one who was updated was Ed Sheeran 5 months ago, if I’m not mistaken.

Last edited 9 months ago by Finwion

Red might have a chance for no. 1 thanks to Red TV.


it already is the #1 biggest album of 2012 if the Red TV Pure sales were added, it’ll certainly be at #1 the moment her sales are updated

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