Best-Selling Albums from Female Artists

There is no debate when it comes to the popularity of female artists compared to their male counterparts. Over the years, female singers have been enjoying huge success with millions of album sales and tons of awards under their belt. These women have revolutionized music in ways that many have not imagined, and it is not surprising that these artists are now enjoying the love and admiration of their fans. Here are the best-selling albums of all time brought to us by female singers.


Jagged Little Pill – Alanis Morissette


Alanis Morissette currently holds the top spot for the best-selling album of all time from a female singer with claimed sales reaching 33 million of albums sold. Released in 1995, the album was the third from the Canadian singer, and it served as the avenue that propelled the international success for Alanis Morissette. The album topped the charts on worldwide lists, cementing Alanis Morissette’s status as a top female artist during her time.


Come on Over – Shania Twain


Shania Twain’s third album was 1997’s country album of the year, having been billed as the best-selling album by a female singer. To date, the album’s sales have reached more than 30 million, rivaling Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill. The album also enjoyed a 50-week top spot in the Billboard’s list of the best country albums from the time it was released, a testament of the immense popularity of the album which until this day has been considered as one of the most successful albums by a country and female singer.


Falling Into You – Celine Dion


Celine Dion was already the diva that we have learned to know and love when she released her fourth album Falling Into You which proved to be one of the most successful albums that she had ever released. The album sold about 32 million copies worldwide, spawning various hits including the songs “Because You Loved Me,” It’s All Coming Back to Me Now,” and the title song “Falling Into You.”


21 – Adele


Adele’s second album, 21, paved the way for the British singer to be recognized internationally and be included in the same league as the best female singers in the world. With instant hit songs such as “Set Fire to the Rain,” “Rolling in the Deep,” Rumour Has It.” and “Someone Like You,” it was not hard to understand why the album topped the charts when it was released. The album sold 31 million copies worldwide, and it was an avenue that made Adele an international diva.


This list contains just some of the best-selling albums from female singers only. If you are looking for the other best-selling albums from all artists, you can check this article about the top 50 albums of all time.