Best-selling music albums worldwide 2019

In 2019, the best selling album worldwide was the greatest hits of Japanese boy band Arashi, with 3.3 million units sold globally. In second place was 'Lover' by Taylor Swift' with 3.2 million copies sold. A group which stands out in the ranking as unusual when it comes to genres is German band Rammstein, whose untitled release in 2019 sold 900 thousand copies. This was the group's seventh studio album and was met with commerical success and favorable reviews, and prior to the COVID-19 pandemic Rammstein had multiple sell-out shows planned in Germany and elsewhere in the world to support the album.

Best-selling music albums worldwide in 2019

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Release date

March 2020



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