Who is the highest selling artist in South Africa?

JOHANNESBURG – Award-winning South African hip-hop artist Senzo Mfundo Vilakazi, popularly known as ‘Kwesta’ has made history by becoming South African hip-hop’s all-time best-selling artist for his third album DaKAR II.

Which band sold the most albums?

The Beatles
Perhaps unsurprisingly, British rock band The Beatles are top of the list for best-selling artists worldwide, with 257.7 million certified sales. Second is Elvis Presley with almost 207 million sales, followed by Michael Jackson with 169.7 million.

What is the most selling album of 2021?

Taylor’s Tops: Taylor Swift’s Evermore is the top-selling album so far in 2021, with 374,000 copies sold, while she has two more titles among the top 10 sellers of the year: Fearless (Taylor’s Version) is the No. 3 seller with 237,000 and Folklore is No. 6 with 153,000.

Who is the most streamed artist in the world?

Over 170-million records sold. Is it any surprise that Drake also holds the record for the most streamed artist of all time? At over 36-billion streams, he’s head and shoulders above the competition too. It doesn’t look like anyone’s going to be dethroning Drake any time soon!

How many album equivalent units did in the Lonely Hour sell?

The adjusted total is divided by 1000 and added to the album sales figure. Sam Smith ‘s In the Lonely Hour was the first album to top the chart with this rule. Out of its 41,000 album-equivalent units, 2,900 units came from streaming and the rest were pure sales.

Which is the number one selling album of all time?

Rumours remains their #1 seller with over 13 million copies sold. Van Halen is one of the rare bands, let alone rock bands, that have had two albums reach “Diamond” status, selling over 10 million copies each. The first one was their debut release Van Halen, and the second was 1984.

When did they start using album equivalent units?

The term album-equivalent unit had been used by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) long before the streaming era began. Between 1994 and 2005, the IFPI counted three physical singles as an equivalent of one album unit in their annual Recording Industry in Numbers (RIN) report.

How are album sales calculated on Official Charts Company?

Under the new methodology, Official Charts Company takes the 12 most-streamed tracks from an album, with the top two songs being given lesser weight so that the figure will reflect the popularity of the album as a whole rather than of one or two successful singles. The adjusted total is divided by 1000 and added to the album sales figure.