List of best-selling music artists


List of best-selling music artists

The world's best-selling music artists lists artists with claims of 50 million or more record sales in multiple third-party reliable sources. The sales figures within the provided sources include sales of albums, singles, compilation-albums, music videos as well as downloads of singles and full-length albums. Within record-sales brackets, artists are listed in alphabetical order, rather than by number of records sold. The tables the artists in which are listed with both their estimated sales figures and certified sales rank the artist/band with most sales/certified sales at the top.

All artists included on this list, that have begun appearing on the charts before 1975 are required to have their lowest available claimed figures supported by at least 15% certified sales. It is this reason why Cliff Richard, Alla Pugacheva, Charles Aznavour, Bing Crosby, Nana Mouskouri, Deep Purple, The Jackson 5 and A. R. Rahman have not been included on this list. Newer artists such as Lady Gaga and Rihanna are expected to have their claimed figures supported by at least 50% certified sales. Certified sales are sourced from available online databases of local music industry associations.

Note: Although this list largely relies on claimed figures by highly reliable sources, some of the figures may need further examination to avoid inflated sales figures which is frequently practiced by record companies for promotional purposes.[1][2]

Contents

Artists by reputed sales

The figures of total certified sales within the table below are based on certified sales of albums, singles (including digital downloads) and videos. Markets' order within the table is based on Retail Value each market generates respectively, largest market at the top and smallest at the bottom.[3]

300 million or more records

Artist Country of origin Period active Release-year of first charted record Genre Total certified sales
(From available markets)[Notes]
Claimed sales
The Beatles United Kingdom 1960–1970 1962 Rock, pop &10000000000000246000000

US: 207.1 million[4]
JAP: 1.8 million[Notes][5][6]
GER: 8 million[Notes][7]
UK: 7 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 3.1 million[Notes][9]
AUS: 2.7 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 13.5 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 295,000[Notes][12]
SPA: 640,000[Notes][13]
BRA: 550,000[Notes][14]
AUT: 400,000[Notes][15]
BEL: 265,000[Notes][16][17]
SWI: 350,000[Notes][18]
SWE 485,000[Notes][19]
POL: 155,000[Notes][20]
ARG: 1.5 million[Notes][21]
Total available certified sales: 247.8 million

&100000000000006000000001 billion[22]
600 million[23]
Elvis Presley United States 1954–1977 1954 Rock and roll, pop, country &10000000000000197099999

US: 186.3 million[4]
GER: 1.2 million[Notes][24]
UK: 6.1 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 2.4 million[Notes][9]
AUS: 1.1 million[Notes][25]
CAN: 2.8 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 520,000[Notes][12]
SPA: 100,000[Notes][13]
BRA: 125,000[Notes][26]
AUT: 165,000[Notes][15]
SWI: 135,000[Notes][18]
SWE 380,000[Notes][19]
FIN: 213,945[Notes][27]
Total available certified sales: 201.5 million

&100000000000006000000001 billion[28][29]
600 million[30]
Michael Jackson United States 1964–2009 1971 Pop, R&B, rock, dance &10000000000000152800000

US: 90.8 million[4]
JAP: 2.7 million[Notes][5][31]
GER: 11.1 million[32]
UK: 18.8 million[8]
FRA: 10.7 million[9][33][34]
AUS: 5.4 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 4.5 million[11]
NLD: 1.9 million[12]
ITA: 580,000[Notes][35]
SPA: 1 million[Notes][13]
BRA: 280,000[Notes][36]
AUT: 1.2 million[Notes][15]
BEL: 275,000[Notes][16][17]
SWI: 900,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 1.1 million[Notes][19]
MEX: 3.3 million[Notes][37]
POL: 405,000[Notes][20]
FIN: 336,677[27]
Total available certified sales: 155.1 million

&10000000000000350000000750 million[38]
350 million[39]
Madonna United States 1979–present 1982 Pop, rock, dance &10000000000000156500000

US: 84.7 million[4]
JAP: 1.2 million [Notes][5][40]
GER: 12.2 million[41]
UK: 25.8 million[8]
FRA: 13.9 million[9][33][34]
AUS: 3.1 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 5.4 million[11]
NLD: 1.6 million[12]
ITA: 215,000[Notes][35]
SPA: 1 million[Notes][13]
BRA: 3.2 million[Notes][42]
AUT: 560,000[Notes][15]
BEL: 665,000[Notes][16][17]
SWI: 1 million[Notes][18]
SWE: 1 million[Notes][19]
MEX: 450,000[Notes][37]
POL: 495,000[Notes][43]
FIN: 634,634[44]
ARG: 686,000[21]
Total available certified sales: 157.8 million

&10000000000000275000000300 million[45][46]
275 million[47]
Elton John United Kingdom 1964–present 1969 Pop / Rock

US: 110.3 million[4]
GER: 7.9 million[Notes][48]
UK: 18.4 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 5 million[Notes][9][33]
AUS: 2 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 4.7 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 975,000[Notes][12]
SPA: 150,000[Notes][13]
BRA: 685,000[Notes][49]
AUT: 760,000[Notes][15]
BEL: 390,000[Notes][16][17]
SWI: 1.2 million[Notes][18]
SWE: 550,000[Notes][19]
POL: 150,000[Notes][20]
FIN: 163,481[27]
ARG: 156,000[21]
Total available certified sales: 153.4 million

300 million[50]
250 million[51]
Led Zeppelin United Kingdom 1968–1980 1969 Rock &10000000000000129900000

US: 113.5 million[4]
JAP: 200,000 [Notes][5]
GER: 3.3 million[Notes][52]
UK: 7.2 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 1.9 million[Notes][9]
AUS: 1.9 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 4.5 million[11]
NLD: 140,000[12]
BRA: 350,000[Notes][53]
SWI: 140,000[Notes][18]
ARG: 450,000[Notes][21]
Total available certified sales: 133.5 million

&10000000000000200000000300 million[54]
200 million[55]
Queen United Kingdom 1971–present 1973 Rock &10000000000000087799999

US: 41 million[4]
JAP: 1.7 million[Notes][5][31][56]
GER: 11.5 million[Notes][57]
UK: 18.2 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 4.5 million[Notes][9][33][34]
AUS: 1.9 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 1.8 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 1.8 million[Notes][12]
SPA: 370,000[Notes][13]
BRA: 1 million[Notes][58]
AUT: 900,000[Notes][15]
SWI: 1.2 million[Notes][18]
SWE: 190,000[Notes][19]
POL: 740,000[Notes][43]
FIN: 366,152[27]
ARG: 1.1 million[Notes][21]
Total available certified sales: 88.2 million

&10000000000000150000000300 million[59]
150 million[60][61]
ABBA Sweden 1972–1982 1972 Pop, disco &10000000000000054500000

US: 12.7 million[4]
JAP: 750,000[Notes][5]
GER: 10.4 million[Notes][62]
UK: 14.3 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 2.7 million[Notes][9][33]
AUS: 5.3 million[Notes][10][63]
CAN: 2.7 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 1.3 million[Notes][12]
SPA: 705,000[Notes][13]
BRA: 275,000[Notes][64]
AUT: 175,000[Notes][15]
BEL: 330,000[Notes][16][17]
SWI: 600,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 730,000[Notes][19]
MEX: 150,000[Notes][37]
POL: 150,000[Notes][20]
FIN: 652,605[27]
ARG: 274,000[Notes][21]
Total available certified sales: 54.2 million

&10000000000000300000000300 million[65]
260 million[66]
  • The column for Certified Sales above includes markets, the databases of which contain certifications representing figures of 100,000 and more.

200 million to 299 million records

The figures of total certified sales within the table below are based on certified sales of albums, singles (including digital downloads) and videos. Markets' order within the table is based on Retail Value each market generates respectively, largest market at the top and smallest at the bottom.[3]

Artist Country of origin Period active Release-year of first charted record Genre Total certified sales
(From available markets)[Notes]
Claimed sales
Mariah Carey United States 1990–present 1990 Pop / R&B

US: 88.1 million[4]
JAP: 7.4 million [Notes][5][31][67][68]
GER: 3.2 million[69]
UK: 5.7 million[8]
FRA: 4.7 million[9][33][34]
AUS: 1.8 million[Notes][10][70]
CAN: 3.8 million[11]
NLD: 1.4 million[12]
BRA: 820,000[71]
AUT: 200,000[15]
BEL: 125,000[Notes][16][17]
SWI: 515,000[18]
SWE: 425,000[19]
POL: 100,000[Notes][20]
Total available certified sales: 118.2 million

200 million[72][73]
Celine Dion Canada 1981–present 1981 Pop

US: 56.5 million[4]
JAP: 2.2 million[Notes][5]
GER: 8 million[74]
UK: 9.7 million[8]
FRA: 13.2 million[9][33][34]
AUS: 2.1 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 11.4 million[11]
NLD: 2 million[12]
BRA: 505,000[Notes][75]
AUT: 445,000[Notes][15]
BEL: 1.5 million[Notes][16][17]
SWI: 1.5 million[Notes][18]
SWE: 975,000[Notes][19]
POL: 640,000[Notes][76]
FIN: 356,183[27]
ARG: 348,000[21]
Total available certified sales: 111.3 million

200 million[77][78]
Pink Floyd United Kingdom 1965–1996 1967 Progressive rock

US: 77.5 million[4]
GER: 7.2 million[Notes][79]
UK: 7 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 6 million[Notes][9][33][34]
AUS: 2 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 6.4 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 335,000[Notes][12]
ITA: 250,000[Notes][35]
SPA: 200,000[Notes][13]
BRA: 400,000[Notes][80]
AUT: 425,000[Notes][15]
BEL: 130,000[Notes][16][17]
SWI: 340,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 225,000[Notes][19]
POL: 540,000[Notes][76]
ARG: 612,000[Notes][21]
Total available certified sales: 109.5 million

200 million[81][82]
AC/DC Australia 1973–present 1975 Hard rock/Heavy metal &10000000000000246000000

US: 78.7 million[4]
GER: 8.9 million[Notes][83]
UK: 1.6 million[8]
FRA: 3.9 million[9][34]
AUS: 1.1 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 2.4 million[Notes][11]
ITA: 115,000[Notes][35]
SPA: 295,000[Notes][13]
AUT: 295,000[Notes][15]
SWI: 820,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 310,000[Notes][19]
FIN: 302,843[27]
ARG: 578,000[Notes][21]
Total available certified sales: 99.3 million

200 million[84]
The Rolling Stones United Kingdom 1962–present 1963 Rock / Blues rock

US: 74.1 million[4]
JAP: 100,000[Notes][5]
GER: 2.8 million[Notes][85]
UK: 5.3 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 3.1 million[Notes][9][33]
AUS: 155,000[Notes][10]
CAN: 2.9 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 570,000[Notes][12]
AUT: 195,000[Notes][15]
SWI: 235,000[Notes][18]
ARG: 120,000[Notes][21]
Total available certified sales: 89.5 million

200 million[86]
Bee Gees United Kingdom 1963–2003
2009–present
1963 Pop / Disco

US: 40.5 million[4]
GER: 6.6 million[Notes][87]
UK: 6.2 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 3.3 million[Notes][9][33]
AUS: 957,500[Notes][10]
CAN: 3.2 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 590,000[Notes][12]
BRA: 350,000[Notes][88]
AUT: 125,000[Notes][15]
SWI: 365,000[Notes][18]
POL: 100,000[Notes][20]
ARG: 208,000[Notes][21]
Total available certified sales: 62.5 million

200 million[89]
120 million[90]
  • The column for Certified Sales above includes markets, the databases of which contain certifications representing figures of 100,000 and more.

150 million to 199 million records

The figures of total certified sales within the table below are based on certified sales of albums, singles (including digital downloads) and videos. Markets' order within the table is based on Retail Value each market generates respectively, largest market at the top and smallest at the bottom.[3]

Artist Country of origin Period active Release-year of first charted record Genre Total certified sales
(From available markets)[Notes]
Claimed sales
Whitney Houston United States 1977–present 1984 Pop / R&B

US: 71.2 million[4]
UK: 11.2 million[8]
FRA: 2.2 million[9][33]
AUS: 255,000[Notes][10]
CAN: 2.2 million[11]
BRA: 200,000[Notes][91]
AUT: 535,000[Notes][15]
SWI: 780,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 1 million[Notes][19]
POL: 150,000[Notes][20]
FIN: 228,007[27]
Total available certified sales: 95.5 million

170 million[92]
U2 Ireland 1976–present 1980 Rock

US: 53.1 million[4]
JAP: 450,000[Notes][5]
GER: 5.1 million[93]
UK: 15.5 million[8]
FRA: 6.1 million[9][33][34]
AUS: 2.6 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 7.2 million[11]
NLD: 945,000[12]
ITA: 140,000[Notes][35]
SPA: 1.4 million[Notes][13]
BRA: 1.9 million[Notes][94]
AUT: 485,000[Notes][15]
BEL: 725,000[Notes][16][17]
SWI: 593,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 465,000[Notes][19]
MEX: 835,000[Notes][37]
POL: 260,000[Notes][20]
FIN: 235,460[27]
ARG: 954,000[21]
Total available certified sales: 99 million

150 million[95][96]
Billy Joel United States 1964–present 1971 Pop / Rock

US: 86.9 million[4]
JAP: 450,000[Notes][5]
GER: 1.2 million[Notes][97]
UK: 4.1 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 925,000[Notes][9][33]
AUS: 425,000[Notes][10]
CAN: 3.2 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 300,000[Notes][12]
AUT: 125,000[Notes][15]
Total available certified sales: 97.6 million

150 million[98]
100 million[99]
Phil Collins United Kingdom 1980–2011 1981 Adult contemporary

US: 39.8 million[4]
GER: 13.7 million[100]
UK: 13 million[8]
FRA: 6.4 million[9][33][34]
AUS: 367,500[Notes][10]
CAN: 3.3 million[11]
NLD: 1 million[12]
SPA: 400,000[Notes][13]
BRA: 1.2 million[Notes][101]
AUT: 450,000[Notes][15]
BEL: 205,000[Notes][16][17]
SWI: 958,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 245,000[Notes][19]
FIN: 182,581[27]
ARG: 1.1 million[21]
Total available certified sales: 82.3 million

150 million[102]
100 million[103]
Aerosmith United States 1970–present 1973 Hard rock

US: 69.2 million[4]
JAP: 200,000[Notes][5]
GER: 2 million[Notes][104]
UK: 1.4 million[8]
FRA: 325,000[9][33]
CAN: 3.9 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 200,000[Notes][12]
SPA: 150,000[Notes][13]
BRA: 600,000[Notes][105]
AUT: 125,000[Notes][15]
SWI: 145,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 260,000[Notes][19]
MEX: 200,000[Notes][37]
POL: 100,000[Notes][20]
FIN: 101,722[27]
ARG: 346,000[Notes][21]
Total available certified sales: 79.2 million

150 million[106]
Genesis United Kingdom 1967–1999
2006–2011
1969 Progressive rock / Pop rock

US: 21.6 million[4]
GER: 5.6 million[Notes][107]
UK: 6.5 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 3.4 million[Notes][9][34]
CAN: 800,000[Notes][11]
NLD: 300,000[Notes][12]
SWI: 350,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 100,000[Notes][19]
Total available certified sales: 38.6 million

150 million[108]
Frank Sinatra United States 1935–1995 1939 Pop / Swing

US: 28.2 million[Notes][4]
GER: 1 million[Notes][109]
UK: 3.8 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 600,000[Notes][9]
AUS: 245,000[Notes][10]
CAN: 650,000[Notes][11]
SPA: 200,000[Notes][13]
BRA: 325,000[Notes][110]
SWE: 130,000[Notes][19]
ARG: 200,000[Notes][21]
Total available certified sales: 35.3 million

150 million[111]
Stevie Wonder United States 1961–present 1962 R&B / Soul

US: 21.6 million[4]
JAP: 350,000[Notes][5]
GER: 500,000[Notes][112]
UK: 3.7 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 1.4 million[Notes][9][33]
CAN: 1.5 million[11]
NLD: 250,000[Notes][12]
Total available certified sales: 29.3 million

150 million[113]
100 million[114]
  • The column for Certified Sales above includes markets, the databases of which contain certifications representing figures of 100,000 and more.

120 million to 149 million records

The figures of total certified sales within the table below are based on certified sales of albums, singles (including digital downloads) and videos. Markets' order within the table is based on Retail Value each market generates respectively, largest market at the top and smallest at the bottom.[3]

Artist Country of origin Period active Release-year of first charted record Genre Total certified sales
(From available markets)[Notes]
Claimed sales
Barbra Streisand United States 1960–present 1963 Pop / Adult contemporary

US: 81.4 million[4]
GER: 750,000[Notes][115]
UK: 3.3 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 2.9 million[Notes][9][33]
AUS: 1.5 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 2.5 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 635,000[Notes][12]
Total available certified sales: 93 million

140 million[116][117]
David Bowie United Kingdom 1964–present 1967 Rock

US: 11.2 million[4]
GER: 300,000[Notes][118]
UK: 6.1 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 2.2 million[Notes][9][33][34]
AUS: 200,000[Notes][10]
CAN: 2.2 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 375,000[Notes][12]
Total available certified sales: 22.5 million

140 million[119]
Backstreet Boys United States 1993–present 1995 Pop

US: 41.5 million[4]
JAP: 2.1 million[Notes][5][31][120]
GER: 7 million[121]
UK: 3.2 million[8]
FRA: 325,000[9][33]
AUS: 1.4 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 3.5 million[11]
NLD: 830,000[12]
BRA: 1.6 million[122]
AUT: 325,000[15]
BEL: 425,000[Notes][16][17]
SWI: 415,000[18]
SWE: 655,000[19]
MEX: 1.4 million[Notes][37]
POL: 300,000[20]
FIN: 171,390[27]
ARG: 740,000[21]
Total available certified sales: 65.8 million

130 million[123]
Bon Jovi United States 1983–present 1983 Hard Rock / Glam Metal

US: 40.4 million[4]
JAP: 850,000[Notes][5][31]
GER: 5 million[124]
UK: 5.6 million[8]
FRA: 825,000[9][33]
AUS: 2 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 4.4 million[11]
NLD: 710,000[12]
SPA: 120,000[Notes][13]
BRA: 325,000[Notes][125]
AUT: 660,000[Notes][15]
SWI: 985,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 365,000[Notes][19]
MEX: 250,000[Notes][37]
POL: 110,000[Notes][20]
FIN: 422,500[27]
ARG: 428,000[21]
Total available certified sales: 63.4 million

130 million[126]
Garth Brooks United States 1989–present 1989 Country

US: 159.2 million[4]
UK: 360,000[8]
AUS: 280,000[Notes][10]
CAN: 5.6 million[11]
Total available certified sales: 165.4 million

128 million[127]
Chicago United States 1967–present 1969 Pop rock

US: 44.1 million[4]
CAN: 1.8 million[11]
GER: 250,000[Notes][128]
UK: 1.3 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 100,000[Notes][9]

NLD: 100,000[Notes][12]
Total available certified sales: 47.6 million

122 million[129]
Eagles United States 1971–present 1972 Soft rock / Country rock

US: 110.8 million[4]
GER: 900,000[Notes][130]
UK: 5.5 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 2.6 million[Notes][9][33]
AUS: 2.2 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 4.1 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 490,000[Notes][12]
SPA: 400,000[Notes][13]
SWI: 190,000[Notes][18]
FIN: 124,749[27]
Total available certified sales: 127.3 million

120 million[131]
Bruce Springsteen United States 1972–present 1973 Rock

US: 75.1 million[4]
GER: 4 million[Notes][132]
UK: 2.7 million[8]
FRA: 1.7 million[9][33][34]
AUS: 2.1 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 3.1 million[11]
NLD: 575,000[Notes][12]
ITA: 100,000[Notes][35]
SPA: 620,000[Notes][13]
BRA: 100,000[Notes][133]
AUT: 280,000[Notes][15]
SWI: 375,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 750,000[Notes][19]
FIN: 428,986[27]
Total available certified sales: 92 million

120 million[134]
Dire Straits United Kingdom 1977–1995 1978 Rock / Pop

US: 15.5 million[4]
GER: 3.7 million[135]
UK: 9 million[8]
FRA: 7.3 million[9]
AUS: 1 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 2.5 million[11]
NLD: 900,000[12]
SPA: 280,000[Notes][13]
AUT: 300,000[Notes][15]
SWI: 975,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 360,000[Notes][19]
FIN: 471,530[27]
ARG: 130,000[Notes][21]
Total available certified sales: 42.4 million

120 million[136]
  • The column for Certified Sales above includes markets, the databases of which contain certifications representing figures of 100,000 and more.

100 million to 119 million records

The figures of total certified sales within the table below are based on certified sales of albums, singles (including digital downloads) and videos. Markets' order within the table is based on Retail Value each market generates respectively, largest market at the top and smallest at the bottom.[3]

Artist Country of origin Period active Release-year of first charted record Genre Total certified sales
(From available markets)[Notes]
Claimed sales
Neil Diamond United States 1966–present 1966 Pop / Rock

US: 54.9 million[4]
GER: 1 million[Notes][137]
UK: 4.3 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 400,000[Notes][9]
AUS: 990,000[Notes][10]
CAN: 1.7 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 250,000[Notes][12]
Total available certified sales: 63.5 million

120 million[138][139]
115 million[140]
Metallica United States 1981–present 1983 Heavy metal / Thrash metal

US: 66.3 million[4]
JAP: 200,000[Notes][5]
GER: 3 million[141]
UK: 1.2 million[8]
FRA: 795,000[9][34]
AUS: 1.5 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 3.2 million[11]
NLD: 440,000[12]
SPA: 100,000[Notes][13]
BRA: 350,000[Notes][142]
AUT: 315,000[Notes][15]
BEL: 255,000[Notes][16][17]
SWI: 410,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 675,000[Notes][19]
MEX: 250,000[Notes][37]
POL: 480,000[Notes][43]
FIN: 530,676[27]
ARG: 970,000[21]
Total available certified sales: 80.9 million

100 million[143][144]
Fleetwood Mac United Kingdom
United States
1967–present 1968 Pop rock

US: 50.2 million[4]
GER: 3.5 million[Notes][145]
UK: 10.3 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 800,000[Notes][9]
AUS: 1.6 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 3 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 550,000[Notes][12]
SWI: 100,000[Notes][18]
Total available certified sales: 70 million

100 million[146]
Rod Stewart United Kingdom 1964–present 1969 Rock / Pop

US: 42.6 million[4]
GER: 3.8 million[Notes][147]
UK: 11.5 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 1.8 million[Notes][9][33]
AUS: 1.6 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 3.7 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 140,000[Notes][12]
SPA: 140,000[Notes][13]
BRA: 830,000[Notes][148]
AUT: 100,000[Notes][15]
SWI: 100,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 410,000[Notes][19]
ARG: 532,000[Notes][21]
Total available certified sales: 67.2 million

100 million[149]
Britney Spears United States 1998–present 1998 Pop / Dance / Dance-pop

US: 39.6 million[4]
JAP: 1.4 million [Notes][5][150]
GER: 4.2 million[151]
UK: 5.3 million[8]
FRA: 3.6 million[9][33][34]
AUS: 2.5 million[10]
CAN: 3.4 million[11]
NLD: 665,000[12]
BRA: 355,000[152]
AUT: 345,000[15]
BEL: 875,000[16][17]
SWI: 320,000[18]
SWE: 530,000[19]
MEX: 945,000[Notes][37]
POL: 200,000[43]
FIN: 143,627[27]
ARG: 280,000[21]
Total available certified sales: 64.6 million

100 million[153]
Guns N' Roses United States 1985–present 1987 Hard rock / Heavy metal

US: 48.5 million[4]
JAP: 200,000[Notes][5]
GER: 4.1 million[154]
UK: 2.3 million[8]
FRA: 1 million[9]
AUS: 425,000[Notes][10]
CAN: 3.5 million[11]
NLD: 625,000[12]
ITA: 100,000[Notes][35]
BRA: 100,000[Notes][155]
SWI: 365,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 485,000[19]
Total available certified sales: 61.7 million

100 million[156]
Kenny Rogers United States 1958–present 1975 Country / Pop

US: 51.5 million[4]
UK: 1.6 million[8]
CAN: 4.6 million[11]
Total available certified sales: 57.7 million

100 million[157]
Janet Jackson United States 1982–present 1982 R&B / Pop

US: 39.7 million[4]
JAP: 300,000 [Notes][5]
GER: 1.4 million[158]
UK: 3 million[8]
FRA: 1.3 million[9][33]
AUS: 350,000[Notes][10]
CAN: 1.4 million[11]
NLD: 400,000[12]
SWI: 170,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 105,000[Notes][19]
Total available certified sales: 48.1 million

100 million[159][160]
Julio Iglesias Spain 1968–present 1968 Latin

US: 11 million[4]
JAP: 800,000[Notes][161]
GER: 250,000[Notes][162]
UK: 1.5 million[Notes][8][161]
FRA: 6.1 million[9][33][161]
AUS: 450,000[Notes][10][161]
CAN: 1.5 million[11]
NLD: 1.2 million[Notes][12][161]
SPA: 6.3 million[Notes][13][161]
BRA: 12.4 million[Notes][161][163]
BEL: 125,000[Notes][161]
SWE: 290,000[Notes][19][161]
MEX: 2.9 million[Notes][37]
FIN: 131,636[Notes][27]
ARG: 3.2 million[Notes][21][161]
Total available certified sales: 48.1 million

100 million[164]
George Michael United Kingdom 1981–present 1984 Pop

US: 19.8 million[4]
GER: 2.4 million[165]
UK: 10.6 million[8]
FRA: 3.1 million[9][33][34]
AUS: 1.1 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 1.7 million[11]
NLD: 1.1 million[12]
BRA: 325,000[Notes][166]
AUT: 140,000[Notes][15]
BEL: 165,000[Notes][16][17]
SWI: 335,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 310,000[Notes][19]
POL: 270,000[Notes][43]
ARG: 126,000[Notes][21]
Total available certified sales: 41.4 million

100 million[167]
The Carpenters United States 1969–1983 1969 Pop

US: 34.6 million[4]
JAP: 100,000[Notes][5]
GER: 250,000[Notes][41]
UK: 5.5 million[Notes][8]
CAN: 275,000[Notes][11]
BRA: 100,000[Notes][168]
Total available certified sales: 40.8 million

100 million[169][170]
Bryan Adams Canada 1979–present 1979 Rock

US: 21 million[4]
GER: 4.1 million[171]
UK: 5.6 million[8]
FRA: 650,000[9][33]
AUS: 575,000[Notes][10]
CAN: 5 million[11]
NLD: 500,000[12]
BRA: 100,000[Notes][172]
AUT: 375,000[Notes][15]
BEL: 200,000[Notes][16][17]
SWI: 785,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 465,000[Notes][19]
FIN: 183,444[27]
Total available certified sales: 39.5 million

100 million[173]
Lionel Richie United States 1968–present 1981 Pop / R&B

US: 25.6 million[4]
GER: 1 million[Notes][174]
UK: 4.7 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 1.4 million[Notes][9]
CAN: 2.2 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 120,000[Notes][12]
BRA: 100,000[Notes][175]
SWI: 145,000[Notes][18]
Total available certified sales: 35.2 million

100 million[176]
Olivia Newton-John Australia 1966–present 1966 Pop

US: 27 million[4]
JAP: 100,000[Notes][5]
GER: 250,000[Notes][177]
UK: 4 million[Notes][8]
AUS: 470,000[Notes][10]
CAN: 3 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 150,000[Notes][12]
Total available certified sales: 34.9 million

100 million[178][179]
Cher United States 1964–present 1965 Pop / Dance

US: 18.9 million[4]
GER: 4.1 million[Notes][180]
UK: 5.5 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 1.5 million[Notes][9][33]
AUS: 765,000[Notes][10]
CAN: 1.3 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 275,000[Notes][12]
AUT: 250,000[Notes][15]
BEL: 275,000[Notes][16]
SWI: 270,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 840,000[Notes][19]
MEX: 200,000[Notes][37]
ARG: 106,000[Notes][21]
Total available certified sales: 34.2 million

100 million[181][182]
Tina Turner United States 1955–present 1975 Rock and roll, pop

US: 12.7 million[4]
GER: 6 million[183]
UK: 7.7 million[8]
FRA: 1.1 million[9][33]
CAN: 1.5 million[11]
NLD: 565,000[Notes][12]
SPA: 200,000[Notes][13]
AUT: 530,000[Notes][15]
SWI: 515,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 330,000[Notes][19]
POL: 100,000[Notes][43]
FIN: 241,954[27]
Total available certified sales: 31.4 million

100 million[184]
Kiss United States 1972–present 1974 Hard Rock / Heavy metal

US: 25 million[4]
AUS: 130,000[Notes][10]
CAN: 1.3 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 200,000[Notes][12]
ARG: 112,000[Notes][21]
Total available certified sales: 26.7 million

100 million[185]
Depeche Mode United Kingdom 1980–present 1981 Synth Rock / Electronic

US: 12.4 million[4]
GER: 5.1 million[186]
UK: 2.2 million[8]
FRA: 2.3 million[9][33][34]
CAN: 600,000[11]
ITA: 120,000[Notes][35]
SPA: 345,000[Notes][13]
SWI: 195,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 360,000[Notes][19]
POL: 150,000[Notes][43]
Total available certified sales: 23.7 million

100 million[187]
The Who United Kingdom 1964–present 1965 Rock / Hard rock

US: 21.3 million[4]
UK: 1.3 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 300,000[Notes][9]
CAN: 360,000[Notes][11]
Total available certified sales: 23.2 million

100 million[188]
Johnny Hallyday France 1957–2007 1960 Rock / Pop

FRA: 21.7 million[Notes][9][33][34]
BEL: 400,000[Notes][16][17]
SWI: 220,000[Notes][18]
Total available certified sales: 22.3 million

100 million[189][190]
80 million[191]
Paul McCartney United Kingdom 1957–present 1970 Rock

US: 15 million[4]
GER: 1 million[Notes][192]
UK: 4.1 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 1.1 million[Notes][9][33][34]
CAN: 1 million[Notes][11]
Total available certified sales: 22.2 million

100 million[193]
Barry White United States 1972–2003 1973 R&B / Soul

US: 16.5 million[4]
UK: 2.6 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 1.1 million[Notes][9]
CAN: 150,000[Notes][11]
Total available certified sales: 20.3 million

100 million[194]
Luciano Pavarotti Italy 1961–2006 1961 Opera

US: 8 million[4]
GER: 2 million[Notes][195]
UK: 4.5 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 1.3 million[Notes][9]
CAN: 750,000[Notes][11]
NLD: 2.2 million[Notes][12]
AUT: 285,000[Notes][15]
SWI: 165,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 170,000[Notes][19]
POL: 420,000[Notes][43]
ARG: 176,000[Notes][21]
Total available certified sales: 19.9 million

100 million[196]
Scorpions Germany 1969–present 1979 Hard rock

US: 11.1 million[4]
GER: 3.4 million[197]
UK: 260,000[8]
FRA: 2.4 million[9][33][34]
CAN: 805,000[11]
SPA: 100,000[Notes][13]
BRA: 100,000[Notes][198]
AUT: 100,000[Notes][15]
SWI: 225,000[18]
MEX: 100,000[Notes][37]
FIN: 217,793[27]
Total available certified sales: 18.8 million

100 million[199]
Dolly Parton United States 1959–present 1965 Country / Pop

US: 13.6 million[4]
UK: 210,000[Notes][8]
CAN: 1 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 100,000[Notes][12]
Total available certified sales: 14.9 million

100 million[200]
  • The column for Certified Sales above includes markets, the databases of which contain certifications representing figures of 100,000 and more.

75 million to 99 million records

The figures of total certified sales within the table below are based on certified sales of albums, singles (including digital downloads) and videos. Markets' order within the table is based on Retail Value each market generates respectively, largest market at the top and smallest at the bottom.[3]

Artist Country of origin Period active Release-year of first charted record Genre Total certified sales
(From available markets)[Notes]
Claimed sales
Gloria Estefan United States 1977–present 1984 Latin / Dance / Pop

US: 25 million[4]
GER: 250,000[201]
UK: 2.8 million[8]
FRA: 325,000[9][33]
CAN: 750,000[11]
NLD: 625,000[12]
SPA: 1.1 million[Notes][13]
MEX: 825,000[Notes][37]
ARG: 388,000[21]
Total available certified sales: 32 million

90 million[202]
Eminem United States 1999–present 1999 Hip hop

US: 41.3 million[4]
JAP: 1 million [Notes][5][203]
GER: 3.2 million[204]
UK: 7.7 million[8]
FRA: 3 million[34]
AUS: 3.4 million[10]
CAN: 1.9 million[11]
NLD: 250,000[12]
BRA: 200,000[205]
AUT: 335,000[15]
BEL: 440,000[16][17]
SWI: 725,000[18]
SWE: 480,000[19]
MEX: 275,000[37]
POL: 170,000[43]
FIN: 124,547[27]
ARG: 118,000[21]
Total available certified sales: 64.6 million

86 million[206]
Van Halen United States 1978–present 1978 Hard rock / Heavy metal

US: 57.8 million[4]
GER: 1.2 million[207]
UK: 490,000[8]
FRA: 400,000[9]
CAN: 2.4 million[11]
NLD: 200,000[12]
BRA: 200,000[Notes][152]
Total available certified sales: 62.6 million

80 million [208]
Rihanna Barbados
United States
2005–present 2005 R&B / Pop / Dance /Hip-hop

US: 44 million[4]
JAP: 400,000[Notes][5]
GER: 2.1 million[209]
UK: 7.5 million[8]
FRA: 300,000[34]
AUS: 2.7 million[10]
CAN: 1.1 million[11]
ITA: 195,000[Notes][35]
SPA: 1 million[13]
BRA: 655,000[210]
BEL: 255,000[17]
SWI: 495,000[18]
SWE: 190,000[19]
POL: 120,000[43]
Total available certified sales: 61 million

80 million[211]
Prince United States 1976–present 1978 Funk / R&B / Pop / Soul / Rock

US: 48.9 million[4]
GER: 1.7 million[212]
UK: 4.8 million[8]
FRA: 3 million[9][34]
AUS: 245,000[Notes][10]
CAN: 1 million[11]
NLD: 570,000[12]
AUT: 125,000[Notes][15]
SWI: 225,000[Notes][18]
Total available certified sales: 60.5 million

80 million[213]
Santana Mexico 1966–present 1969 Rock

US: 47.1 million[4]
GER: 2.4 million[Notes][214]
UK: 1.8 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 3.5 million[Notes][9][33][34]
AUS: 855,000[Notes][10]
CAN: 1.6 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 540,000[Notes][12]
BRA: 495,000[Notes][215]
AUT: 155,000[Notes][15]
SWI: 275,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 125,000[Notes][19]
MEX: 375,000[Notes][37]
POL: 175,000[Notes][43]
ARG: 178,000[Notes][21]
Total available certified sales: 59.5 million

80 million[216]
The Doors United States 1965–1973 1967 Rock

US: 35.1 million[4]
GER: 1.7 million[Notes][217]
UK: 1.3 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 1.9 million[Notes][9]
AUS: 742,500[Notes][10]
CAN: 2.6 million[Notes][11]
SWI: 100,000[Notes][18]
ARG: 218,000[21]
Total available certified sales: 43.6 million

80 million[218]
Barry Manilow United States 1973–present 1973 Pop / Soft Rock

US: 33.3 million[4]
UK: 2.6 million[8]
CAN:400,000[Notes][11]
Total available certified sales: 36.3 million

80 million[219][220]
Boney M. Germany 1975–present 1975 Disco

GER: 4.7 million[221]
UK: 5.1 million[8]
FRA: 1.3 million[9][33]
CAN: 1.1 million[11]
NLD: 800,000[Notes][12]
FIN: 169,828[27]
Total available certified sales: 13.1 million

80 million[222][223]
Shania Twain Canada 1993–present 1993 Country Pop

US: 52.1 million[4]
GER: 1.7 million[224]
UK: 5.3 million[8]
FRA: 975,000[9][33][34]
AUS: 1.9 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 6.8 million[11]
NLD: 540,000[12]
BRA: 375,000[225]
AUT: 130,000[15]
BEL: 225,000[Notes][16][17]
SWI: 310,000[18]
SWE: 300,000[19]
ARG: 136,000[21]
Total available certified sales: 70.8 million

75 million[226]
Journey United States 1973–present 1975 Rock/Soft Rock

US: 53.8 million[4]
CAN: 725,000[11]
Total available certified sales: 54.5 million

75 million[227][228]
Beyoncé United States 2003–present 2003 R&B / Pop

US: 36.5 million[4]
JAP: 1.4 million [Notes][5][229]
GER: 950,000[230]
UK: 3.3 million[8]
FRA: 275,000[34]
AUS: 1.5 million[10]
CAN: 760,000[11]
ITA: 115,000[Notes][35]
SPA: 570,000[Notes][13]
BRA: 310,000[231]
SWI: 130,000[18]
Total available certified sales: 45.8 million

75 million[232][233]
B'z Japan 1988–present 1988 Rock / Pop rock / Hard rock

JAP: 44.5 million[Notes][5][31][234]
Total available certified sales: 45.5 million

75 million[235]
Tupac Shakur United States 1988–1996 1991 Hip hop

US: 39.2 million[4]
GER: 500,000[236]
UK: 620,000[8]
AUS: 245,000[Notes][10]
CAN: 820,000[11]
NLD: 200,000[12]
Total available certified sales: 41.5 million

75 million[237]
Spice Girls United Kingdom 1996–2000
2007–2008
1996 Pop / Dance-pop

US: 13.2 million[4]
GER: 2.1 million[238]
UK: 10.3 million[8]
FRA: 3.7 million[34]
AUS: 1.3 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 2.5 million[11]
NLD: 600,000[12]
BRA: 880,000[239]
AUT: 125,000[15]
BEL: 425,000[16][17]
SWI: 300,000[18]
SWE: 420,000[19]
MEX: 200,000[Notes][37]
POL: 400,000[43]
FIN: 168,551[27]
Total available certified sales: 36.6 million

75 million[240]

65 million[241]

Eurythmics United Kingdom 1980–2005 1981 New wave

US: 7 million[4]
GER: 2.1 million[242]
UK: 5.8 million[8]
FRA: 1.2 million[9][33]
CAN: 1.5 million[11]
NLD: 150,000[12]
SWI: 175,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 500,000[Notes][19]
FIN: 108,856[27]
Total available certified sales: 18.5 million

75 million[243]
  • The column for Certified Sales above includes markets, the databases of which contain certifications representing figures of 100,000 and more.

60 million to 74 million records

The figures of total certified sales within the table below are based on certified sales of albums, singles (including digital downloads) and videos. Markets' order within the table is based on Retail Value each market generates respectively, largest market at the top and smallest at the bottom.[3]

Artist Country of origin Period active Release-year of first charted record Genre Total certified sales
(From available markets)[Notes]
Claimed sales
Kenny G United States 1982–present 1982 Smooth jazz

US: 48.1 million[4]
UK: 260,000[8]
CAN: 950,000[11]
BRA: 1.4 million[Notes][244]
Total available certified sales: 50.7 million

70 million[245]
Enya Ireland 1982–present 1987 New age / Celtic

US: 26.5 million[4]
JAP: 600,000[Notes][5]
GER: 4 million[246]
UK: 4.4 million[8]
FRA: 775,000[9][34]
AUS: 525,000[Notes][10]
CAN: 1.5 million[11]
NLD: 770,000[12]
SPA: 1.4 million[Notes][13]
BRA: 1.6 million[Notes][247]
AUT: 185,000[Notes][15]
BEL: 445,000[Notes][17]
SWI: 360,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 390,000[19]
MEX: 125,000[Notes][37]
ARG: 440,000[21]
Total available certified sales: 44 million

70 million[248]
Robbie Williams United Kingdom 1996–present 1996 Pop / Pop Rock

US: 500,000[4]
GER: 8.6 million[249]
UK: 22.3 million[8]
FRA: 2.5 million[9][33][34]
AUS: 2.7 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 250,000[11]
NLD: 860,000[12]
ITA: 145,000[Notes][35]
SPA: 290,000[Notes][13]
AUT: 735,000[15]
BEL: 515,000[16][17]
SWI: 895,000[18]
SWE: 405,000[19]
MEX: 1.1 million[Notes][37]
POL: 130,000[43]
FIN: 235,743 [27]
ARG: 302,000[21]
Total available certified sales: 42.4 million

70 million[250]
Bob Dylan United States 1959–present 1962 Folk / Rock

US: 34.6 million[4]
GER: 525,000[Notes][251]
UK: 2 million[Notes][8]
FRA: 800,000[Notes][9][34]
AUS: 332,000[Notes][10]
CAN: 1.5 million[Notes][11]
NLD: 235,000[Notes][12]
SWI: 175,000[Notes][18]
Total available certified sales: 40.1 million

70 million[252][253]
Meat Loaf United States 1968–present 1977 Rock

US: 23.6 million[4]
GER: 2.3 million[254]
UK: 7 million[8]
AUS: 1.3 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 3.2 million[11]
NLD: 425,000[Notes][12]
AUT: 100,000[Notes][15]
SWI: 115,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 100,000[Notes][19]
Total available certified sales: 38.1 million

70 million[255]
Shakira Colombia 1990–present 1995 Latin / Pop Rock

US: 16.8 million[4]
GER: 3.9 million[256]
UK: 1.5 million[8]
FRA: 2.9 million[34]
AUS: 812,500[Notes][10]
CAN: 780,000[11]
NLD: 340,000[12]
ITA: 280,000[Notes][35]
SPA:1.7 million[Notes][13]
BRA: 430,000[257]
AUT: 315,000[15]
BEL: 295,000[Notes][16][17]
SWI: 660,000[18]
SWE: 240,000[19]
MEX: 1.9 million[Notes][37]
POL: 140,000[43]
FIN: 124,102[27]
ARG: 776,000[21]
Total available certified sales: 33.9 million

70 million[258][259]
Andrea Bocelli Italy 1994–present 1994 Pop / Classical / Opera

US: 14.1 million[4]
GER: 6 million[260]
UK: 1.9 million[8]
FRA: 2.1 million[34]
AUS: 1 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 2.6 million[11]
NLD: 1.7 million[12]
BRA: 780,000[261]
AUT: 275,000[15]
BEL: 265,000[Notes][16][17]
SWI: 980,000[18]
SWE: 290,000[19]
MEX: 175,000[Notes][37]
POL: 380,000[Notes][43]
FIN: 126,304[27]
ARG: 576,000[21]
Total available certified sales: 33.2 million

70 million[262][263]
New Kids on the Block United States 1984–present 1986 Teen pop

US: 24.6 million[4]
GER: 825,000[264]
UK: 1.7 million[8]
FRA: 625,000[9][33]
CAN: 2.9 million[11]
BRA: 200,000[Notes][265]
AUT: 100,000[Notes][15]
FIN: 148,552[27]
Total available certified sales: 31.1 million

70 million[266]
Duran Duran United Kingdom 1978–present 1981 New wave / alternative rock

US: 14.2 million[4]
GER: 500,000[267]
UK: 4.7 million[8]
CAN: 1.2 million[11]
NLD: 225,000[12]
Total available certified sales: 20.8 million

70 million[268]
UB40 United Kingdom 1980–present 1980 Reggae

US: 5 million[4]
GER: 1.7 million[269]
UK: 8.3 million[8]
FRA: 1.7 million[9][33]
CAN: 350,000[11]
NLD: 675,000[12]
SWI: 100,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 140,000[Notes][19]
Total available certified sales: 17.9 million

70 million[270]
Iron Maiden United Kingdom 1975–present 1980 Heavy metal

US: 7.3 million[4]
GER: 2.5 million[271]
UK: 2.2 million[8]
FRA: 620,000[9][34]
CAN: 1.7 million[11]
BRA: 330,000[Notes][272]
SWE: 370,000[Notes][19]
FIN: 221,872[27]
ARG: 136,000[21]
Total available certified sales: 15.3 million

70 million[273]
George Strait United States 1981–present 1981 Country

US: 69.6 million[4]
CAN: 705,000[11]
Total available certified sales: 70.3 million

68 million[274][275]
Def Leppard United Kingdom 1977–present 1979 Hard rock / Heavy metal

US: 35.6 million[4]
UK: 1.4 million[8]
FRA: 200,000[9]
CAN: 3 million[11]
SWI: 125,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 150,000[Notes][19]
MEX: 200,000[Notes][37]
Total available certified sales: 40.6 million

65 million[276]
Green Day United States 1987–present 1994 Punk Rock / Alternative Rock

US: 28.1 million[4]
JAP: 600,000[Notes][5]
GER: 1.6 million[277]
UK: 4.3 million[8]
FRA: 400,000[34]
AUS: 1.7 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 2.3 million[11]
BRA: 425,000[278]
AUT: 165,000[15]
SWI: 120,000[18]
MEX: 150,000[Notes][37]
ARG: 246,000[21]
Total available certified sales: 40.1 million

65 million[279][280]
Usher United States 1993–present 1993 R&B/Pop

US: 33.4 million[4]
JAP: 350,000[Notes][5]
GER: 700,000[281]
UK: 2.1 million[8]
FRA: 200,000[9][34]
AUS: 1.6 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 1.2 million[11]
SWI: 145,000[18]
Total available certified sales: 39.6 million

65 million [282]
Village People United States 1977–present 1977 Disco

US: 8 million[4]
GER: 500,000[283]
UK: 1.3 million[8]
FRA: 1.2 million[9][33]
CAN: 1.8 million[11]
NLD: 200,000[Notes][12]
Total available certified sales: 13 million

65 million[284]
Lady Gaga United States 2008–present 2008 Pop / Dance

US: 24 million[4]
JAP: 4 million [5][31]
GER: 2.7 million[285]
UK: 3.5 million[8]
FRA: 1.2 million[34]
AUS: 2.5 million[10]
CAN: 1.8 million[11]
ITA: 410,000[Notes][35]
SPA: 390,000[13]
BRA: 250,000[286]
AUT: 100,000[15]
BEL: 270,000[17]
SWI: 405,000[18]
SWE: 200,000[19]
MEX: 150,000[37]
POL: 120,000[43]
Total available certified sales: 42 million

64 million[287]
Pearl Jam United States 1990–present 1991 Alternative rock / Grunge

US: 33.5 million[4]
GER: 250,000[288]
UK: 360,000[8]
AUS: 1.5 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 2.7 million[11]
NLD: 250,000[12]
BRA: 280,000[289]
POL: 160,000[Notes][43]
Total available certified sales: 39 million

60 million[290]
Boyz II Men United States 1990–present 1991 R&B

US: 35.6 million[4]
UK: 700,000[8]
FRA: 300,000[9][34]
CAN: 950,000[11]
Total available certified sales: 37.5 million

60 million[291]
Alanis Morissette Canada 1991–present 1991 Alternative rock / Pop rock

US: 21.5 million[4]
GER: 2.1 million[292]
UK: 3.5 million[8]
FRA: 700,000[9]
AUS: 1.2 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 2.6 million[11]
NLD: 640,000[12]
SPA: 300,000[Notes][13]
BRA: 975,000[293]
AUT: 210,000[15]
SWI: 220,000[18]
SWE: 280,000[19]
ARG: 120,000[21]
Total available certified sales: 34.3 million

60 million[294]
Ricky Martin Puerto Rico 1984–present 1991 Pop / Latin Pop / Dance Pop

US: 13.4 million[4]
GER: 1.1 million[295]
UK: 1.5 million[8]
FRA: 2.1 million[9][33][34]
AUS: 945,000[Notes][10]
CAN: 1 million[11]
NLD: 100,000[12]
SPA: 260,000[Notes][13]
BRA: 100,000[296]
BEL: 200,000[Notes][16][17]
SWE: 465,000[19]
MEX: 2.9 million[Notes][37]
POL: 250,000[Notes][43]
FIN: 140,812[27]
ARG: 886,000[21]
Total available certified sales: 25.3 million

60 million[297]
Kylie Minogue Australia 1987–present 1987 Dance pop

US: 2.1 million[4]
GER: 1.5 million[298]
UK: 10.3 million[8]
FRA: 2.2 million[9][33][34]
AUS: 2.1 million[Notes][10]
CAN: 210,000[11]
AUT: 135,000[Notes][15]
BEL: 175,000[Notes][16][17]
SWI: 265,000[Notes][18]
SWE: 120,000[19]
Total available certified sales: 19.1 million

60 million[299][300]
Luis Miguel Mexico 1982–present 1985 Latin pop /Bolero/ Ballad / Mariachi

US: 6.4 million[4]
SPA: 1 million[Notes][13]
BRA: 455,000[Notes][301]
MEX: 4.6 million[Notes][37]
ARG: 4.3 million[21]
Total available certified sales: 16.7 million

60 million[302][303]
Jethro Tull United Kingdom 1968–present 1968 Progressive rock / hard rock

US: 11.1 million[4]
GER: 500,000[Notes][304]
UK: 650,000[Notes][8]
CAN: 255,000[Notes][11]
Total available certified sales: 12.5 million

60 million[305]
  • The column for Certified Sales above includes markets, the databases of which contain certifications representing figures of 100,000 and more.

50 million to 59 million records

Artist Country Period Release-year of first charted record Genre Claimed sales
Ace of Base Sweden 1987–present 1992 Europop 50 million[306]
A-ha Norway 1982–2010 1984 Pop / Rock 51 million[307]
Alan Jackson United States 1989–present 1989 Country 50 million[308]
Alice Cooper United States 1965–present 1969 Hard rock / Heavy metal 50 million[309]
Anne Murray Canada 1969–present 1969 Country / Adult contemporary 50 million[310][311]
Ayumi Hamasaki Japan 1994–present 1998 J-Pop 50 million[312]
The Black Eyed Peas United States 1995–present 1997 Hip-hop / Electro-hop / R&B / Dance 56 million[313]
Black Sabbath United Kingdom 1968–present 1970 Heavy metal 50 million[314]
Bob Seger United States 1961–present 1967 Rock 50 million[315]
Christina Aguilera United States 1999–present 1999 Pop / R&B / soul / dance-pop 50 million[316]
Coldplay United Kingdom 1997–present 1999 Alternative rock / Post-Britpop 50 million[317][318]
Destiny's Child United States 1997–2005 1997 R&B / Pop 50 million[319]
Dreams Come True Japan 1989–present 1989 Pop / Jazz 55 million[320][321]
Electric Light Orchestra United Kingdom 1970–2001 1971 Rock / Progressive rock 50 million[322]
Enrique Iglesias Spain/
United Stataes
1995–present 1995 Pop / Latin pop / R&B / Dance-pop 55 million[323]
James Last Germany 1963–present 1963 Instrumental / Classical 50 million[324][325]
Jay-Z United States 1996–present 1996 Hip hop 50 million[326]
Jennifer Lopez United States 1999–present 1999 Latin pop / R&B / pop 50 million[327]
Johnny Cash United States 1955–2003 1955 Country / rock and roll 50 million[328]
Linkin Park United States 2000–present 2000 Nu metal / Alternative rock / rapcore 50 million[329]
MC Hammer United States 1986–present 1988 Hip hop / Rap / Gospel / Dance 50 million[330]
Mary J. Blige United States 1990–present 1992 R&B / Soul / Hip hop 50 million[331]
Michael Bolton United States 1968–present 1983 Pop 53 million[332]
The Monkees United States 1966-present 1966 Pop rock / psychedelic pop 50 million[333]
Mötley Crüe United States 1981–present 1981 Glam metal 50 million[334]
Mr. Children Japan 1989–present 1992 Pop rock 50 million[335][336]
Nat King Cole United States 1936–1965 1944 Vocal jazz 50 million[337]
Nirvana United States 1987–1994 1989 Grunge / alternative rock 50 million[338]
Oasis United Kingdom 1991–2009 1994 Britpop / Rock 50 million[339]
Pet Shop Boys United Kingdom 1981–present 1984 Synthpop 50 million[340]
The Police United Kingdom 1977–2008 1977 Pop rock / New Wave 50 million[341]
Ray Conniff United States 1956–2002 1956 Pop / Easy listening 50 million[342]
Reba McEntire United States 1974–present 1976 Country / Country Pop 55 million[343][344]
Red Hot Chili Peppers United States 1983–present 1987 Funk rock / alternative rock 50 million[345][346]
R.E.M. United States 1980–2011 1983 Alternative rock 50 million[347][348]
Roxette Sweden 1986–present 1986 Pop / Rock 55 million[349]
Sade United Kingdom 1983–present 1984 R&B / Sold / Jazz / Soft Rock 50 million[350]
Taylor Swift United States 2006–present 2006 Country Pop 52 million[351]
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers United States 1976–present 1976 Rock 50 million[352]
Tony Bennett United States 1949–present 1951 Traditional pop / Jazz 50 million[353]
Hikaru Utada Japan 1993–present 1993 J-pop / Pop / Dance 50 million[354]
Vicente Fernández Mexico 1965–present 1967 Latin / Mariachi 50 million[355]
Willie Nelson United States 1956–present 1962 Country 50 million[356]

See also

Notes

Notes^

  • Certification systems have been established periodically throughout the past half century, thus certification-databases are not able to cover all sales. Some (or all) records released and sold prior to the certification system's establishment year may not be found within the available searchable certification databases. Year of establishment (from largest market to smallest based on Retail Value each market generates respectively):[3]
  • Certified sales might sometimes be larger than actual sales if stores order more albums than they are able to sell, due to certifications generally being determined by shipments, not actual sales. Oftentimes; however, actual sales are larger than certified sales as Record labels must pay a fee to obtain certifications. Record Companies most of the time apply for certifications when a record reaches a multiple certification-levels, meaning certifications might not be visible in the databases for more than a short period of time after an album reached a certification level.[368][369]
  • Due to music piracy begun in 1999–2000, global music sales declined, which consequently opted certification-bodies to reduce their certification levels.[370] See the changes in Certification-award-levels in the following markets:
  • A report in 2009 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry revealed that 95% of music downloads are done illegally.[392] Illegal downloads are not included in the certifications and figures of artists' sales.
  • The tables are to include two sources only for each claimed figure.

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