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These Are The Best-Selling Musicians Of All Time

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These Are The Best-Selling Musicians Of All Time

In today’s climate, album sales are few and far between. Artists who used to sell millions in the first week are now selling hundreds of thousands (which is kind of hard to have sympathy for because it’s still hundreds of thousands!). In 2018, streaming has pretty much squashed the idea […]

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Madonna (64.5 million units)

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Madonna (64.5 million units)

Photo credit: Gie Knaeps / Hulton Archive / Getty Images   Madonna is constantly reinventing herself, which has allowed her to have a decades-long career that never feels forced or stale. If Michael Jackson is the King of Pop, Madonna is the Queen – and she’s got the songwriting skills to boot. […]

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Mariah Carey (64 million)

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Mariah Carey (64 million)

Photo credit: Pexels   No one – no one – has pipes like Mariah Carey. The pop queen was widely credited for being able to sing the highest note in all of humankind, which she nailed while belting “The Star Spangled Banner” in 2003. Those precious pipes have made her an icon […]

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Whitney Houston (57 million units)

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Whitney Houston (57 million units)

Photo credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images   Whitney Houston’s tragic death rocked the 2012 Grammy Awards. The singer tragically drowned in her bathtub after battling heart disease and cocaine abuse, but her legacy lives on. At one point, Houston held the Guinness World Record for most-awarded female artist of […]

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Metallica (63 million units)

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Metallica (63 million units)

Photo credit: Michael Ochs Archive / Getty Images   Metallica basically defined modern metal. The band is considered one of the four founding fathers of the thrash metal genre along with Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer. Basically, if you were a teen in the late ’90s, you probably couldn’t escape their […]

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Van Halen (56.5 million units)

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Van Halen (56.5 million units)

Photo credit: Shink Music / Hulton Archive / Getty Images   Van Halen has long been heralded as the champion of shreddy hair metal. Despite selling 56.5 million records in the States, they only ever managed to squeeze out one No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. “Jump,” the lead single […]

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Aerosmith (66.5 million units)

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Aerosmith (66.5 million units)

Photo credit: Wikimedia   Aerosmith is tied with the Rolling Stones when it comes to U.S. album sales – and they exude the same raucous rockstar energy. Their first five albums achieved multi-platinum success, but it’s the band’s drama that keeps them in the headlines. Between strings of rehab and […]

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The Rolling Stones (66.5 million units)

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The Rolling Stones (66.5 million units)

Photo credit: Wikipedia   The Rolling Stones are like the cockroaches of the music industry – you can’t get rid of them. Luckily, their fans aren’t sick of them yet and they’ve been touring for 56 years. For many, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards define what it is to be […]

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Bruce Springsteen (66.5 million)

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Bruce Springsteen (66.5 million)

Photo credit: Budah Mendes / Getty Images   Bruce Springsteen is arguably New Jersey’s most beloved treasure. With political anthems like “Born in the USA”and “War,” the artist managed to craft a brand of rock that deeply spoke to blue-collar America. As a result, he’s amassed 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, […]

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Elton John (78 million units)

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Elton John (78 million units)

Photo credit: Wikimedia   Elton John is has a few credits to his name – a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame, a decades-long feud with Madonna, a BRIT icon award, and 78 million record sales. The man wrote “Tiny Dancer.” Need we say more? He’s also a knight. […]

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