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Who is the best-selling music artist of all time ?

The Beatles took the U.S. by storm in the early 1960s, and by the end of the decade, the “British invasion” quartet left a historic — and likely untouchable — mark on the charts. In the RIAA’s tally of the best-selling artists by U.S. album sales and streaming figures, The Beatles lead the second-place artist, country singer Garth Brooks, by over 30 million album units.

It’s somewhat shocking to find out, for instance, that smooth-jazz saxophonist Kenny G has sold more albums than Eminem, and that Garth Brooks has sold more than Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson. This chart of the RIAA’s most successful artists contains the expected legendary names and a few surprising appearances.

Check out the 50 best-selling music artists of all time by album sales:
50. Dave Matthews Band — 33.5 million units
49. Phil Collins — 33.5 million units
48. Britney Spears — 34 million units
47. Bon Jovi — 34.5 million units
46. Queen — 34.5 million units
45. Def Leppard — 35 million units
44. Bob Dylan — 36 million units
43. Tupac Shakur — 36.5 million units
42. Backstreet Boys — 37 million units
41. Tim McGraw — 37.5 million units
40. Foreigner — 37.5 million units
39. Rod Stewart — 38 million units
38. Simon & Garfunkel — 38.5 million units
37. Chicago — 38.5 million units
36. Eric Clapton — 40 million units
35. Reba McEntire — 41 million units
34. Santana — 43.5 million units
33. Alan Jackson — 43.5 million units
32. Eminem — 44.5 million units
31. Guns N’ Roses — 44.5 million units
30. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band — 44.5 million units
29. Alabama — 46.5 million units
28. Kenny Rogers — 47.5 million units
27. Shania Twain — 48 million units
26. Kenny G — 48 million units
25. Journey — 48 million units
24. Neil Diamond — 49.5 million units
23. Fleetwood Mac — 49.5 million units
22. Celine Dion — 50 million units
21. U2 — 52 million units

Top 20 Best-Selling Music Artists Of All Time

Categories:   Charts

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