BEST SELLING MUSICAL ARTISTS!

This list will include the top 100 best selling artists of all time. To appear on the list, the singers, performers, or entertainers must have sold at last 75 million albums across the globe. That is not my rules. I would have been content adding artists who sold 50 million albums, which use to be the case a few years ago. However, due to the large number of musician selling 50 million albums, I believe the music industry wanted to separate the great from the elite by narrowing it down to 75 million albums. I hope you enjoy reading the list, which may gradually change depending on new performers appearing on the list.
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1.
Paul McCartney
Music Department, A Hard Day's Night
Sir Paul McCartney is a key figure in contemporary culture as a singer, composer, poet, writer, artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and holder of more than 3 thousand copyrights. He is in the "Guinness Book of World Records" for most records sold, most #1s (shared), most covered song, "Yesterday," largest paid audience for a solo concert (350,000+ people...
“ The Beatles (English Band 1960-1970) sold 600 million albums (most successful music art in the shortest amount of time. ” - horne_jeffrey
 
2.
John Lennon
John Winston (later Ono) Lennon was born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England, to Julia Lennon (née Stanley) and Alfred Lennon, a merchant seaman. He was raised by his mother's older sister Mimi Smith. In the mid-1950s, he formed his first band, The Quarrymen (after Quarry Bank High School...
“ The Beatles (English Band 1960-1970) sold 600 million albums (most successful music art in the shortest amount of time. ” - horne_jeffrey
 
3.
George Harrison
A master musician, a film producer and actor, best known as the lead guitarist and occasionally lead vocalist of The Beatles, George Harrison was born February 25, 1943, in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He was also the youngest of four children, born to Harold Harrison and Louise Harrison. Like his future band mates...
“ The Beatles (English Band 1960-1970) sold 600 million albums (most successful music art in the shortest amount of time. ” - horne_jeffrey
 
4.
Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr is a British musician, actor, director, writer, and artist best known as the drummer of The Beatles who also coined the title 'A Hard day's Night' for The Beatles' first movie. He was born Richard Starkey on July 7, 1940, in a small two-storey house in the working class area of Liverpool...
“ The Beatles (English Band 1960-1970) sold 600 million albums (most successful music art in the shortest amount of time. ” - horne_jeffrey
 
5.
Elvis Presley
Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, to Gladys Presley (née Gladys Love Smith) and Vernon Presley (Vernon Elvis Presley). He had a twin brother who was stillborn. In 1948, Elvis and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee where he attended Humes High School...
“ American musician (1954-1977) 600 million albums sold (He is considered by many to be the King of Rock and Roll, which is disputable. There is another legend who is also consider the architect of rock and roll as well). RIP Elvis. ” - horne_jeffrey
 
6.
Michael Jackson
Thanks, This Is It
Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958, and entertained audiences nearly his entire life. His father, Joe Jackson, had been a guitarist, but was forced to give up his musical ambitions following his marriage to Katherine Jackson (née Katherine Esther Scruse). Together...
“ American musician (1968-2009) 400 million albums sold (He is the King of Pop. He was the most award male entertainer of all time. He won 13 Grammies). RIP Michael Jackson ” - horne_jeffrey
 
7.
Madonna
The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops reinventing herself, Madonna is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has sold over three hundred million records and CDs to adoring fans worldwide. Her film career, however, is another story. Her performances have consistently drawn scathing or laughable reviews from film critics...
“ American musician (1979-present) 300 million albums sold (Most successful female entertainer of all time) ” - horne_jeffrey
 
8.
Elton John
Soundtrack, American Hustle
Sir Elton John is one of pop music's great survivors. Born 25 March, 1947, as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, he started to play the piano at the early age of four. At the age of 11, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. His first band was called Bluesology. He later auditioned (unsuccessfully) as lead singer for the progressive rock bands King Crimson and Gentle Giant...
“ English musician (1964-present) 300 million albums sold ” - horne_jeffrey
 
9.
Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin are a popular British band best known for their iconic "Stairway to Heaven" as well as for co-creating the music genre of heavy metal. Since their nine albums were recorded between 1968 and 1979, Led Zeppelin has been one of the most popular bands of all time, having sold more than 300 million records and millions of concert tickets worldwide...
“ Led Zeppelin (English Band from 1968-1980) 300 million albums sold ” - horne_jeffrey
 
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“ Pink Floyd (English Band) 250 million albums sold ” - horne_jeffrey
 
11.
David Gilmour
Soundtrack, The Departed
David Jon Gilmour was born on 6th March, 1946, in Grantchester Meadows, Cambridge. As the lead guitarist of Pink Floyd, he is by many considered one of the most influential guitarists on the rock stage. Right up to "The Dark Side of The Moon", Dave wrote his own songs, but from then up to "The Final Cut"...
“ Pink Floyd (English Band) 250 million albums sold ” - horne_jeffrey
 
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“ Pink Floyd (English Band) 250 million albums sold ” - horne_jeffrey
 
13.
Richard Wright
Soundtrack, Doctor Strange
Richard William Wright was born on 28th July, 1943, in Hatch End, London. His parents, Bridie and Cedric Wright had two other children, Selina and Guinevere. He quickly developed an interest in jazz and classical piano. Studying architecture at Regent Street Polytechnic in London, he met and formed a band with Roger Waters on bass...
“ Pink Floyd (English Band) 250 million albums sold ” - horne_jeffrey
 
14.
Mariah Carey
Soundtrack, Love Actually
Mariah Carey was born in Long Island, New York. She is the daughter of Patricia (Hickey), a singer and vocal coach, and Alfred Roy Carey, an engineer. Her mother's ancestry is Irish, and her father was of Afro-Cuban and African-American descent. Mariah attended Greenlawn's Harborfields High School. In June of 1990...
“ American musician (1988-present) sold 200 million albums throughout the world (She is well know for her five octave vocal ability, which slightly surpasses Whitney Houston as the Songbird Supreme. This means many people consider Mariah the Ultimate Soprano since a lot of singers cannot sing like her. Do not get me start with preaching the difference between Soprano and Alto). ” - horne_jeffrey
 
15.
Céline Dion
Soundtrack, Titanic
Hailing from the small town of Charlemagne, Québec, Céline Dion has become one of the all-time greatest singers. Céline was born in 1968, the youngest of 14 children. Early in childhood, she sang with her siblings in a small club owned by her parents. From these early experiences, Céline gained the know-how to performing live...
“ Canadian musician (1981-present) sold 200 million albums globally ” - horne_jeffrey
 
16.
Whitney Houston
Actress, The Bodyguard
Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born into a musical family on 9 August 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of gospel star Cissy Houston, cousin of singing star Dionne Warwick and goddaughter of soul legend Aretha Franklin. She began singing in the choir at her church, The New Hope Baptist Church in Newark...
“ American musician (1977-2012) sold 200 million albums worldwide (She was the most awarded female entertainer ever. She was the queen of gospel, pop, and r and b. Whitney did it all in the industry, which included acting. She did a lot in her short amount of time on earth). RIP with Aaliyah, another female icon who died too soon. Do not make me get my tissues. ” - horne_jeffrey
 
17.
AC/DC
Soundtrack, The Avengers
“ Australian Band (1973-present) sold 200 million albums universally ” - horne_jeffrey
 
18.
Queen
Soundtrack, Sucker Punch
Formed in London in 1970 following the demise of the band Smile, Queen originally consisted of vocalist Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon and drummer Roger Taylor. The band became popular with audiences via their hit singles, live performances, originality and showmanship...
“ English Band (1971-present) sold 200 million albums globally ” - horne_jeffrey
 
19.
The Rolling Stones
Soundtrack, The Departed
The Rolling Stones are the legendary British rock band known for many popular hits, such as Paint it Black, Lady Jane, Ruby Tuesday, and (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction. Almost everyone who attended their shows is quick to comment on their ability to start you up and shake your hips. Their song "Satisfaction" (1965) was composed by Keith Richards in his sleep...
“ English Band (1962-now) sold 200 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
20.
ABBA
Soundtrack, The Martian
“ Swedish Band (1972-1982) Sold 200 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
21.
Eminem
Actor, 8 Mile
Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Deborah R. (Nelson) and Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr., who were in a band together, Daddy Warbucks. He is of English, as well as some German, Scottish, and Swiss-German, ancestry. Marshall spent his early childhood being shoved back and forth from Kansas City and Detroit...
“ American rapper (1995-present) Sold 155 million albums worldwide (as of October 17, 2014, Belated Happy Birthday Em). (Perhaps, the most successful rapper of all time. He has won 15 Grammies, an Oscar, and Golden Globe). ” - horne_jeffrey
 
22.
“ American musician (1989-present) sold 150 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
23.
Eagles
Soundtrack, The Big Lebowski
“ American music group (1971-present) sold over 150 million albums globally ” - horne_jeffrey
 
24.
Rihanna
Soundtrack, Star Trek: Beyond
Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in a parish in Barbados called St. Michael, to Monica (Braithwaite), an accountant, and Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor. Her mother is Afro-Guyanese and her father is of Afro-Barbadian and British Isles ancestry (known as "Redlegs" in the Caribbean). Rihanna lived the life of a normal island girl going to Combermere...
“ Barbadian/American singer (2005-present) sold over 150 million albums worldwide (One of the fastest selling and youngest selling artists ever). ” - horne_jeffrey
 
25.
U2
Soundtrack, Gangs of New York
U2 has been perhaps the biggest music act in the world since the late 1980s to the current day. They take prominent stands on human rights issues, expressed through their lyrics and other public statements and actions. The band's lead singer, Bono, has become quite prominent in charity movements and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize...
“ Irish band (1976-present) sold over 150 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
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“ American musician (1964-present) sold 150 million albums globally ” - horne_jeffrey
 
27.
Phil Collins
Music Department, Tarzan
Phil Collins was born in Chiswick, London, England, to Winifred (Strange), a theatrical agent, Greville Philip Austin Collins, an insurance agent. He spent most of his early entertainment life as a young actor and model. He played the "Artful Dodger" in the West End production of "Oliver!" alongside the future movie screen "Artful Dodger," Jack Wild...
“ English musician (1980-2011) and member of Genesis (Sold 150 million albums globally) ” - horne_jeffrey
 
28.
Aerosmith
Soundtrack, Armageddon
“ American band (1970-present) sold 150 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
29.
Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Italian immigrants Natalina Della (Garaventa), from Northern Italy, and Saverio Antonino Martino Sinatra, a Sicilian boxer, fireman, and bar owner. Growing up on the gritty streets of Hoboken made Sinatra determined to work hard to get ahead. Starting out as a saloon singer in musty little dives (he carried his own P.A...
“ American singer (1935-1995) sold 150 million albums worldwide (He was almost as successful as Barbra Streisand since he also won an Oscar and Golden Globe as an actor). ” - horne_jeffrey
 
30.
Barbra Streisand
Actress, Funny Girl
Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actress, director and producer and one of the most successful personalities in show business. She is the only person ever to receive all of the following: Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, National Endowment for the Arts, and Peabody awards,...
“ American musician (1960-present) sold over 145 million albums globally (One of the most successful female entertainers in the show business, behind Madonna, Mariah Carey, Céline Dion, and Whitney Houston. When it comes to all the awards she has done, she might be the overall most successful artist for both males and females. She has won 2 Oscars, Special Tony Award, 5 Emmys, and 8 Grammies, which includes her in that rare group of artists who won an Oscar, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy). ” - horne_jeffrey
 
31.
Genesis
Soundtrack, American Psycho
One of the most successful British bands of all time, Genesis made their mark in the 1970s as a progressive rock band influenced by classical music, folk and even jazz fusion, before becoming a huge stadium band in the 1980s with a series of big pop hits fronted by a singer who was also a solo superstar...
“ English Band (1967-1999, 2006-2011) sold over 130 million albums globally ” - horne_jeffrey
 
32.
Neil Diamond
Soundtrack, Shrek
Neil Leslie Diamond was born in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City, on January 24, 1941. His father, Akeeba "Kieve" Diamond, was a dry-goods merchant. Both he and wife Rose were Jewish immigrants from Poland. The Diamond family temporarily relocated to Cheyenne, Wyoming, because of Kieve Diamond's military service during World War II...
“ American musician (1966-prescent) Sold over 125 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
33.
Bruce Springsteen
Soundtrack, Jerry Maguire
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen was born September 23, 1949 in New Jersey, USA. His father, Douglas Frederick Springsteen, worked as a bus driver, and was of Irish and Dutch ancestry. His mother, Adele Ann (Zerilli), worked as a legal secretary, and was of Italian ancestry. He has an older sister...
“ American musician (1972-present) Sold over 120 million albums globally ” - horne_jeffrey
 
34.
Barry Gibb
Soundtrack, Good Will Hunting
If you were to try and summarize Barry Gibb's forty-five year career in the music industry in a single phrase you would probably come up with something such as "versatile". Barry Gibb continues to remain an important, relevant figure in the music industry due to his willingness to adapt his music, his style and his image into whatever musical styling is at the fore...
“ Member of English band Bee Gees (1963-2003, 2009-2012) Sold over 120 million albums globally ” - horne_jeffrey
 
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“ Spanish musician (1968-present) (father of Enrique Iglesias) Sold 120 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
36.
Dire Straits
Soundtrack, Argo
“ British band (1977-1995) Sold 120 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
37.
Metallica
Soundtrack, Zombieland
“ American band (1981-present) Sold 110 millions albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
38.
Taylor Swift
Soundtrack, The Hunger Games
Taylor Alison Swift is a multi-Grammy award-winning American singer/songwriter who, in 2010 at the age of 20, became the youngest artist in history to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In 2011 Swift was named Billboard's Woman of the Year. She also has been named the American Music Awards Artist of the Year...
“ American singer-songwriter-musician (2006-present) Sold 110 millions albums worldwide in her young career ” - horne_jeffrey
 
39.
Britney Spears
Soundtrack, Bridesmaids
Born to parents Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears, Britney is their second child of three. Her older brother, Bryan Spears, was born in April 1977 and her younger sister, Jamie-Lynn Spears, was born in April 1991. They later moved to Kentwood, Louisiana. From a young age, Britney was always fixing to be a star with idols such as Madonna...
“ American singer (1998-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
40.
Jay Z
Shawn Corey Carter was born 4 December 1969 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Raised in Brooklyn, Carter was a school friend of The Notorious B.I.G.. He first started releasing records in the late 1980s. In 1990, he appeared on records by his close friend, Jaz ("The Originators") and Original Flavor ("Can I Get Open")...
“ American rapper (1996-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide (Perhaps, the second most successful rapper after Eminem. Kanye West better make something hot fast since Jay Z has caught up with him at the Grammys. Kanye has won 21 Grammies, while Jay Z is tied winning 21 Grammies). He is worth $520 million dollars. ” - horne_jeffrey
 
41.
“ English musician (1964-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
42.
Jon Bon Jovi
Soundtrack, Armageddon
Jon Bon Jovi, was born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. On March 2, 1962, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey to parents John Francis Bongiovi, Sr. and Carol Sharkey. Family Sharkey was a former model and one of the first Playboy Bunnies. She met Bon Jovi's father after she enlisted in the United States Marines. John was already in the Marines when they met...
“ American musician (1983-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
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“ English/American music band (1967-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
44.
Backstreet Boys
Soundtrack, This Is the End
The Backstreet Boys is an American boy band consisting of A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Scott Richardson and Brian Littrell. They became famous in the 90's with their debut international album, Backstreet Boys (1996). They released their second international album, Backstreet's Back (1997), Millennium (1999) and Black & Blue (2000)...
“ American boy band (1993-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
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“ American music band (1985-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
46.
Prince
Soundtrack, Batman
Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer and social worker, and John L. Nelson, a lyricist and pianist. His father's stage name was "Prince Rogers". His parents were both from African-American families from Louisiana. They separated during his youth...
“ American musician (1976-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
47.
Kenny Rogers
Soundtrack, The Big Lebowski
Born in Texas, the fourth of eight children, singer Kenny Rogers grew up in a poor area of Houston where his father worked in a shipyard and his mother in a hospital. He became the first member of his family to graduate from high school. He took an interest in singing while quite young and as a teenager joined a doo-wop recording group who called themselves "The Scholars"...
“ American musician (1958-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
48.
Paul McCartney
Music Department, A Hard Day's Night
Sir Paul McCartney is a key figure in contemporary culture as a singer, composer, poet, writer, artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and holder of more than 3 thousand copyrights. He is in the "Guinness Book of World Records" for most records sold, most #1s (shared), most covered song, "Yesterday," largest paid audience for a solo concert (350,000+ people...
“ English musician (1960-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide (He is one of three artists, Michael Jacksons and Phil Collins, to belong to a group who also sold more than a 100 million albums globally). ” - horne_jeffrey
 
49.
Janet Jackson
Janet Damita Jo Jackson was born on May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana, to Katherine Jackson (née Katherine Esther Scruse) and Joe Jackson, a musician. She is the youngest of ten children. After her birth, her brothers formed a band later called The Jackson 5. She lived at home with her sisters, while her brothers and father lived an extravagant life in Los Angeles...
“ American singer-dancer (1982-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
50.
Chicago
Soundtrack, Deadpool
“ American music group (1967-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
51.
The Carpenters
Soundtrack, The Simpsons Movie
The Carpenters were brother and sister Richard Carpenter and Karen Carpenter. Both grew up in Downey, California and were very musical at an early age. Richard Carpenter started his own instrumental band with his sister Karen called "The Richard Carpenter Trio." Richard played the piano and organized the music...
“ American vocal duo (1969-1983) Sold 100 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
52.
Bob Dylan
Soundtrack, Forrest Gump
Robert Allen Zimmerman was born 24 May 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota; his father Abe worked for the Standard Oil Co. Six years later the family moved to Hibbing, often the coldest place in the US, where he taught himself piano and guitar and formed several high school rock bands. In 1959 he entered the University of Minnesota and began performing as Bob Dylan at clubs in Minneapolis and St...
“ American musician (1959-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
53.
George Michael
Soundtrack, Deadpool
George Michael was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in Finchley, north London, in the United Kingdom, to Lesley Angold (Harrison), a dancer, and Kyriacos Panayiotou, a restaurateur. His father was a Greek Cypriot, and his mother was of English background. He first discovered fame as a musician when he and school friend...
“ English musician (1981-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
54.
Bryan Adams
Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams rose to fame with the release of his third album, "Cuts Like a Knife" (1983). The album made him popular throughout the United States. However, it was his fourth album "Reckless" (1984), which is referred to as one of the best albums of the decade that made him an international superstar and gave him his first Grammy nomination...
“ Canadian musician (1979-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide (most successful Canadian rock artist of all time) ” - horne_jeffrey
 
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“ English rock band (1977-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
56.
Cher
Actress, Mask
The beat goes on ... and on ... and as strong as ever for this superstar entertainer who has well surpassed the four-decade mark while improbably transforming herself from an artificial, glossy "flashionplate" singer into a serious, Oscar-worthy, dramatic actress ... and back again! With more ups and downs than the 2008 Dow Jones Industrial Average...
“ American entertainer (1964-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide (She has done it all. Sold albums. Sell out concerts. Won Grammies. Won Golden Globes. Oscars. Her reinvention is an inspiration, which means she probably influenced Madonna, Lady Gaga, Brittney Spears, and Christina Aguilera). ” - horne_jeffrey
 
57.
Lionel Richie
Soundtrack, Rio
“ American musician (1968-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide (Musical gifted legend who made a big name for himself after he parted ways with his band, which made him into an even bigger star. I would also put him on the same caliber up there with the musical genius, such as Stevie Wonder and Prince. He is the father of Nicole Richie). ” - horne_jeffrey
 
58.
Olivia Newton-John
Actress, Grease
Actress/singer Olivia Newton-John was born on September 26, 1948, in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. She lived there until she was five years old, and her family relocated to Australia when her father was offered a job as the dean of a college in Melbourne. When she was a teen she returned to live in England with her mother...
“ Australian entertainer (1966-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide (She is also well known for starring in the huge Grease musical with John Travolta in the late 1970s. Therefore, it is safe to say, she has done it all in the entertainment industry. He sings, dances, and acts). ” - horne_jeffrey
 
59.
Stevie Wonder
Soundtrack, Die Hard
Born Stevland Hardaway Judkins in Saginaw, Michigan, United States, to Calvin Judkins and Lula Mae Hardaway. Due to being born six weeks premature, Stevie Wonder was born with a condition called retinopathy of prematurity, which made him blind. Stevie Wonder, even with this disability, made his landmark to be a pioneer and innovator in the music industry...
“ American musician (1961-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide (Really? This man really do not need no introduction, but I do it anyway because I am that type of guy. Here it goes. He is one of the most decorated artists in terms of the Grammies. He has won a Grammy 22 times so that is where Kanye West gets his motivation from. Hmm interesting. He also won an Oscar. Do I need to go further. I think readers get the point. The man is the ultimate genius when it comes to music. I cannot think of one bad Stevie Wonder song. Even if there was one, I bet I still would enjoy listening to it). ” - horne_jeffrey
 
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“ American singer (1967-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide (She has enjoyed an extremely successful music career by winning 11 Grammies on top of all those high charting albums). ” - horne_jeffrey
 
61.
Tina Turner
After almost fifty years in the music business, Tina Turner has become one of the most commercially-successful international female rock stars to date. Her sultry, powerful voice, her incredible legs, her time-tested beauty and her unforgettable story all contribute to her legendary status. Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush...
“ American entertainer (1955-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide (She was the Janet Jackson of her time or generation. People can say she also paved the way for Ciara, Brandy, Monica, and Mya, if they want). ” - horne_jeffrey
 
62.
Donna Summer
Soundtrack, American Hustle
Donna Summer rocketed to international super-stardom in the mid-1970s when her groundbreaking merger of R&B, soul, pop, funk, rock, disco and avant-garde electronica catapulted underground dance music out of the clubs of Europe to the pinnacles of sales and radio charts around the world. Maintaining an unbroken string of hits throughout the 70s and 80s...
“ American disco entertainer (1968-2012) Sold 100 million albums worldwide (She was the Beyonce and Rihanna of the 1970s. She is the Queen of Disco. It is disappointing, she died the same year as Whitney Houston. Losing one legend is bad enough, losing another is tragic). RIP Donna Summer. ” - horne_jeffrey
 
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“ American music band (1961-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide (Before Backstreet boys and New Kids on the Block, they made it happen by producing top charts on the Top Billboard 100). ” - horne_jeffrey
 
64.
KISS
Soundtrack, School of Rock
“ American rock band (1972-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
65.
The Who
Music Department, American Beauty
Roger Daltrey formed the Detours in 1962, with several member changes and role swaps abound, John Entwistle joined. Sometime later, on John's recommendation, Pete Townshend was added to the line up. In the meantime, The Detours had become a four-piece band; the drummer was changed with Keith Moon during early 1964...
“ English band (1964-present) Sold 100 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
66.
“ French singer (1957-2007) Sold 100 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
67.
Barry White
Soundtrack, Bruce Almighty
Barry White first made his mark in the music business in the 1960s as a session musician, even serving for a spell as an A&R man for a small, independent Los Angeles record label. He first hit it big in 1973 with a series of albums and singles emphasizing lush orchestrations and elaborate production values...
“ American singer (1972-2003) Sold 100 million albums worldwide (He was a musical icon and legend who died too song. He along with Isaac Hayes paved the way for deep voiced singers). ” - horne_jeffrey
 
68.
Katy Perry
Soundtrack, The Interview
Katy Perry was born as Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson in Santa Barbara, California, the middle child of pastor parents, Mary Christine (Perry) and Maurice Keith Hudson. She has an older sister and younger brother, and has English, Portuguese, German, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. Her mother's half-brother was director Frank Perry...
“ American singer (2001-present) Sold 92 million albums worldwide (She is the new edition to the best selling artist list. I was waiting for her name to appear on this list for a few years now. I knew she would be here. The question was when she would be considered a top charting artist. If her albums continue to sell well, she may move high up the ranks in no time). ” - horne_jeffrey
 
69.
“ American music band (1966-present) Sold 90 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
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“ American singer-dancer (1977-present) Sold 90 million albums worldwide (one of the most successful Latin artists in the world. Before Shakira, JLO, and Selena, she made Spanish songs catchy, entertaining, and even understandable at times). ” - horne_jeffrey
 
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“ American musician band (1969-present) sold 90 million albums worldwide. They have received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ” - horne_jeffrey
 
72.
“ American rapper, producer, songwriter, musician, director, and fashion designer. One of the most successful rappers of all time (did I get it right with Beyoncé having the best video of all time, LOL). He has sold over 87 million records as well as won 21 Grammies. He is one win away from tying Stevie Wonder's records at the Grammies. If he keeps on making those hits, he may very well have 25 or more Grammies by the time he is 40 years old. ” - horne_jeffrey
 
73.
Shania Twain
Soundtrack, Notting Hill
Shania Twain was born as Eilleen Regina Edwards in 1965 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, one of three daughters of Clarence and Sharon (Morrison) Edwards (sister Jill is two years older and Carrie-Ann three years younger). When she was age six, her mother remarried Jerry Twain, a full-blooded Ojibwa native from Timmins...
“ Canadian musician (1993-present) Sold 85 million albums (She probably would have sold 100 million or more albums by now if she released another album or two. Her last biggest album was in 2002, which is surprising. She had three consecutive albums, which went diamond status by selling more than 20 million albums. She is referred as the Queen of Country Pop. She has went on tour, but fans want to know when she will release another album). ” - horne_jeffrey
 
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“ American rock band (1980-2011) Sold 85 million albums ” - horne_jeffrey
 
75.
B.Z.
Producer, Masquerade
“ Japanese music group (1988-present) Sold 80 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
76.
“ He is member of the American rock band Van Halen (1972-present) sold 80 million albums ” - horne_jeffrey
 
77.
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is an American songwriter, singer, actress, philanthropist, dancer and fashion designer. Gaga was born on March 28, 1986 in Manhattan, New York City, to Cynthia Louise (Bissett) and Joseph Anthony Germanotta, Jr., an internet entrepreneur. Her father is of Italian descent...
“ American musician (2005-present) Sold 80 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
78.
“ American rock band (1983-present) Sold 80 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
79.
“ British American music group (1976-present) Sold 80 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
80.
The Doors
Soundtrack, Forrest Gump
“ American band (1965-1973) Sold 80 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
81.
Reba McEntire
Actress, Tremors
Reba Nell McEntire was born on Monday, March 28th, 1955, in McAlester, Oklahoma. The reigning queen of country music has pursued a musical career since she was 5. In Junior High school, she performed with her musical siblings, aka the Singing McEntires. A fine athlete, Reba McEntire followed in the footsteps of her rodeo champion father in competitive barrel racing...
“ American musician (1975-present) Sold 80 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
82.
Meat Loaf
Actor, Fight Club
Meat Loaf was born in Texas, and moved to Los Angeles in 1967 to play in local bands and appear in musicals such as "Hair" and "As You Like It". He made his film debut with a memorable role in cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In 1977, he and lyricist Jim Steinman released an operatic rock album called "Bat Out Of Hell"...
“ American musician (1968-present) Sold 80 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
83.
“ American singer (1973-present) Sold 80 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
84.
“ American musician (1976-present) Sold 80 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
85.
“ American boy band (1984-present) Sold 80 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
86.
“ American singer and musician (2004-present) 79 million albums sold worldwide (he sure did reach the charts fast, which is rare. I usually takes artist years a decade to master 75 million albums. He did some within 5 years, which I call talent. I looks like Bruno Mars is here to stay). ” - horne_jeffrey
 
87.
Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams was born in Stoke On Trent, England on February 13th, 1974. Having played in school productions of "Oliver" and, obviously showing a flair for entertaining, Williams' mother saw an advert for auditions to be in a new boy band which he applied for and, at age 16, was a member of Take That...
“ English singer (1990-present) 77 million albums sold worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
88.
“ American Dance Group (1995-present) Sold 76 million albums worldwide (featuring Fergie and Will IAM ” - horne_jeffrey
 
89.
Journey
Music Department, TRON
“ American rock band (1972-present) Sold 75 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
90.
Beyoncé
Beyoncé was born & raised in Houston, Texas. Her father, Mathew Knowles, manages Destiny's Child. Her mother, Tina Knowles designs their glittering costumes. Solange, her sister (they're about 5 years apart), has released her debut album. She dances with her big sister during DC-3 concerts. Beyoncé is of Louisiana Creolean & African descent...
“ American singer-danger (2003-present) Sold 75 million albums worldwide (She is the Diana Ross and Tina Turner of her generation. She has won 17 Grammies to her resume. She shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon). She is worth $350 million dollars. As of early 2014, she is said to be the richest African American entertainer of all time. ” - horne_jeffrey
 
91.
Kenny G
Soundtrack, The Bodyguard
“ American musician (1982-present) Sold 75 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
92.
Enya
Eithne, the fourth youngest of nine children, comes from the small village of Dore (Dobhar in Irish) in the Gweedore (Gaoth Dobhair) region of County Donegal in the northwest of the Republic of Ireland. She now lives in Killiney, a coastal district on the southern outskirts of Dublin The family is very musical and her parents played in a family dance band before settling down...
“ Irish musician (1982-present) Sold 75 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
93.
“ American band (1972-present) Sold 75 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
94.
“ American band (1987-present) Sold 75 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
95.
Tupac Shakur
Soundtrack, Django Unchained
Born in New York City, Tupac grew up primarily in Harlem. In 1984, his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he became good friends with Jada Pinkett Smith. His family moved again in 1988 to Oakland, California. His first breakthrough in music came in 1991 as a member of the group Digital Underground...
“ American rapper (1988-1996) Sold 75 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
96.
Nirvana
Soundtrack, Jarhead
“ American band (1987-1994) Sold 75 million albums worldwide (The group abruptly ended their career when Kurt Cobain, member, died from drug overdose. They disbanded when they were at the height of their career). ” - horne_jeffrey
 
97.
“ English musical group (1996-2000, 2007-2008) Sold 75 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
98.
Andrea Bocelli
Soundtrack, Wanted
Andrea Bocelli, as born in Lajatico, Italy, in 1958, is one of the greatest singing talents in the world today. He has been blind since age 12, owing to congenital glaucoma and a blow to the head while tending goal during a soccer game. Andrea did not begin his singing career until the late 1980s, when he began performing in piano bars throughout Italy...
“ Italian musician (1994-present) Sold 75 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey
 
99.
Bob Marley
Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945, in Nine Miles, Saint Ann, Jamaica, to Norval Marley and Cedella Booker. His father was a Jamaican of English descent. His mother was a black teenager. The couple planned to get married but Norval left Kingston before this could happen. Norval died in 1955, seeing his son only once...
“ Jamaican musician (1962-1981) Sold 75 million albums worldwide (He changed the music industry when he debuted reggae to the music world. He is one of the most important artists of all time due to pioneering reggae music. He paved the way for Sean Paul, Sean Kings, Will IAM, Beenie Man, and Shaggy. If it was not for him, the world may not know anything about soca). ” - horne_jeffrey
 
100.
“ American rock band (featuring Tommy Lee as the drummer) (1981-present) Sold 75 million albums worldwide ” - horne_jeffrey