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Today we will talk about something very controversial and most wanted fact.
We all want to know how much our favorite singers’ album sold and what is the net worth!
Today in this article we are going to talk over this issue and you will turn out to know about the popularity of these singers and bands as well. So, let’s know a bit more about our desired bands.
Here Are 20 Best Selling Artists Of All Time Worldwide
1. AC-DC – 110 Million
This is measured that AC/DC has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, including 71.5 million in the United States apart, while their significant album “Back in Black” has sold an estimated 40 million units worldwide with 22 million of them in the US.
Their certified sales stand at 110 million worldwide, but it’s 100 percent reliable that they have sold more than this amount.
2. Aerosmith – 90+ Million
Many of us know that Aerosmith is one of the longest-living bands in history and pretends to be the biggest-selling American rock band in history with more than 150 million sales all around the world, a claim that the Eagles can easily challenge.
Although nobody can be sure about the accurate sales of any artist globally, from what we know from the accessible markets worldwide, Aerosmith hasn’t sold more than 95 million albums.
3. Barbra Streisand – 97 Million
She has got fifty-one gold, thirty platinum, and thirteen multi-platinum albums and 71.5 million albums sold in the United States of her alone!
This lady Barbra Streisand is the highest-selling female artist in US history and one of the very few artists who have won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony. Still, her claims of a worldwide total of over 250 million are wildly overstated, notably when taking into account that her business success has never been as strong abroad as it has been domestically.
4. Billy Joel – 100+ Million
Billy Joel, even though widely unknown among millennials, who is the third biggest-selling artist in the US behind Elvis and Garth Brooks and his Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2 have gone platinum twenty-three times, which makes it the third best-selling album of all time in the entire United States.
A member of both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Billy Joel is also one of the biggest-selling artists ever with officially certified sales of over 100 million.
5. Britney Spears – 80 Million
Britney Spears, this amazing is one of the greatest teen music stars the world has ever seen and her business success during the late 1990s and early 2000s can be equaled only to the likes of Madonna and Michael Jackson.
Yet, the case of 200 million in total sales by her record company is highly inflated.
Even there’s no suspicion about this total when introducing her more recent digital sales!
6. Bruce Springsteen – 100 Million
This guy who is known as“The Boss” has always been a hard-working man who has earned many prizes for his music, including an incredible twenty Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, and an Academy Award, also others.
Certainly, he was drafted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.
7. Celine Dion –125 Million
Celine Dion is the only female artist to have two singles to sell more than a million copies only in the UK and her 1995 album D’eux is the best-selling French-language album of all the time.
She has started her music career because of a cheesy Eurovision Song Contest.
This was 2004, and she was performed with the Chopard Diamond Award at the World Music Awards for becoming the best-selling female artist of all time.
8. Eagles – 130+ Million
Notwithstanding what Aerosmith might claim, as per the official numbers the Eagles are the biggest-selling American band of all time, with an approximated total of over 150 million records by the world, and which seems to be genuine if one takes into account that their certified album sales are over 130 million with a bit more than 100 million of those in the US alone.
9. Eminem – 115 Million
Talking about Eminem, who is the best-selling hip-hop artist of all time and the best-selling artist of the 2000s with total official album sales reaching 45 million in the United States alone. Eminem’s worldwide album and single sales reach more than 155 million.
10. Garth Brooks – 145 Million
This man, Garth Brooks who is statistically the biggest-selling music artist in US history and overall third sluggish the Beatles and Elvis Presley.
Brooks is the solo artist with the most diamond albums in RIAA’s history, with six of his albums reaching sales of over 10 million copies worldwide.
11. Led Zeppelin – 140 Million
Led Zeppelin’s official record sales are assumed to be somewhere between 200 and 300 million units worldwide.
With greetings of RIAA-certified sales of 111.5 million, they are the second-best-selling band in the United States who left behind the Beatles!
12. Mariah Carey – 130 Million
Before we start, have a deep breath and start with Mariah’s commercial achievements: her duet with Boyz II Men, “One Sweet Day,” spent a record sixteen weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100, and that remains the longest-running number-one song in US chart history; she was also the best-selling recording artist of the 1990s; amazingly she has eighteen number-one singles in the US, which makes her the female artist with the most number-one singles in the entire history.
13. Metallica – 90 Million
Metallica’s famous 1991 album has sold over 16 million copies in the United States over the past twenty-three year which make it the best-selling album of the SoundScan era.
This famous band is without a doubt one of the most commercially successful bands of all time, with predicted sales of over 120 million in the world, a number that seems to be realistic.
14. Phil Collins – 85+ Million
Phil Collins had a polished music career during the course of which he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was drafted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003, and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010.
Actually, Collins’s worldwide sales as a solo artist are expected to be over 150 million!
15. Pink Floyd – 115+ Million
As per the record company, this legendary band has sold more than 250 million records worldwide, including 74.5 million certified units in the United States only.
Notwithstanding their undeniable commercial success, despite, Pink Floyd’s claim to honor and musical legacy can be attributed to their unique use of cogitative lyrics.
16. Queen – 105+ Million
With eighteen number one albums and eighteen number one singles in the US, UK, and European charts combined and classic hits such as “We Will Rock You,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” and “We Are the Champions,” Queen’s place in music history is highly secure.
Moreover, their Greatest Hits (1981) album is the biggest-selling album in UK history with 6 million and their expected total sales vary from 150 to 300 million, so we will stick with the accurate number of over 105 million certified copies sold.
17. Rod Stewart – 76 Million
Counting six back-to-back number one album, six number-one singles on the UK charts and sixteen top ten singles in the US (four reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100), this man Rod Stewart is one of the most successful chart-topping British solo singers ever!
18. The Rolling Stones – 100+ Million
This news might surprise you but the Rolling Stones, the longest-living band in the entire history, hasn’t sold as many albums as you can think.
Do you know, their expected sales are thought to be over 200 million, but their certified units sold say otherwise, with no more than half of this figure.
19. U2 – 105 Million
This band started as a small, feisty music act from Ireland and literally conquered the world, mainly thanks to their amazing frontman Bono.
Proportionally the course of their epic career, they have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band, and in 2005, they were initiated into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of acceptability.
20. Whitney Houston – 112 Million
Whitney has broken several records during her short and legendary prime. She is the only artist to chart seven back-to-back No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits.
Whitney’s 1985 debut album, Whitney Houston, which became the best-selling debut by a woman at that time, and her famous remake of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” became the best-selling single by a woman in music history.