I always wondered how many albums artists actually sell; always hear on TV about millions and millions of records but never seen a real ranking. Today i found it and i think it looks pretty real. If you didn't know there are bands that sold over 500 million copies worldwide (wow)!.
Here is the list of best selling music artists ever:

+ 500 million records:

1.The Beatles
2.Bing Crosby
3.Elvis Presley
4.Frank Sinatra
5.Michael Jackson

200 million - 499 million:

AC/DC
A. R. Rahman
ABBA
Alla Pugacheva
Celine Dion
Cher
Cliff Richard
The Drifters
Elton John
Herbert von Karajan
Julio Iglesias
Led Zeppelin
Madonna
Nana Mouskouri
Pink Floyd
Rod Stewart
The Rolling Stones
Tino Rossi
Wei Wei

100 million - 199 million records

Adamo
Adriano Celentano
Aerosmith
Backstreet Boys
Barry White
Bee Gees
Billy Joel
Black Sabbath
Bon Jovi
Boney M.
Brenda Lee
The Carpenters
Charles Aznavour
Chicago
Dalida
Dave Clark Five
David Bowie
Deep Purple
Dionne Warwick
Dire Straits
Dolly Parton
Donna Summer
Duane Eddy
Eagles
Electric Light Orchestra
Engelbert Humperdinck
Fats Domino
Fleetwood Mac
The Four Seasons
Garth Brooks
Gene Autry
Genesis
George Michael
Gheorghe Zamfir
James Last
Johnny Hallyday
Johnny Mathis
Joni James
KC and the Sunshine Band
Kenny Rogers
Lionel Richie
Luciano Pavarotti
Mariah Carey
Michiya Mihashi
Mireille Mathieu
Modern Talking
Neil Diamond
The Osmonds
Patti Page
Perry Como
Pet Shop Boys
Phil Collins
Prince
Queen
R.E.M.
Ricky Nelson
Roberto Carlos
Status Quo
Stevie Wonder
Sting
Teresa Teng
Tina Turner
Tommy James
Valeriya
The Ventures
Village People
Whitney Houston
The Who


..................

and the list goes on..

The only figures of hiphop to appear are:

Jay-z
Eminem
Tupac Shakur

with record sells between 50 and 74 million.

Source: wikipedia

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1 comments:

  1. Anonymous on September 10, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    hi

     
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