Michael Jackson's Thriller, estimated to have sold 70 million copies worldwide, is the
Over the course of Elvis' life, he achieved some of the highest accolades in music and film. It is estimated that more than one billion Elvis records have been sold worldwide, more than anyone in record industry history.
Kenny G. One of the best instrumentalists of all time, Seattle-born saxophonist Kenny G has sold more than 75 million records throughout his career.
Today marks the 40th anniversary of Blue Monday, a landmark release by New Order that's widely acknowledged as the biggest-selling 12-inch single of all time.
Bing Crosby 'White Christmas'
Recorded by Bing Crosby with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra and the Ken Darby Singers in 18 minutes on May 29, 1942, it is the world's best-selling single with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies world-wide.
"Old Town Road" holds the record for the longest stretch at No. 1 with 19 weeks. It also became the fastest song in history to be certified diamond. "The Box" charted at No.
Conversation. Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney and Phil Collins are the only musicians to have sold over 100 million albums as a solo artist and member of a group. I remember Phil Collins.
They sold over 300 million records worldwide, including 111.5 million certified units in the United States alone. Led Zeppelin is arguably one of the most influential rock bands of all time, even though they only released nine studio albums during their twelve year career.
The Beatles: over 1 billion records sold.
INXS sold 55 million albums worldwide and had hits like Need You Tonight and Never Tear Us Apart.
The Carpenters have sold more than 90 million records worldwide.
Claimed Sales: 500 million
Elvis Presley is similar to Michael Jackson in many ways. They called him the King of Rock 'n' Roll and is also considered one of the most important cultural icons of the 20th century.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, British rock band The Beatles are top of the list for best-selling artists worldwide, with 183 million units certified sales. Second is Garth Brooks with over 157 million units sales, followed by Elvis Presley with 139 million units.
Gerhard Richter is at the very top of our list—the most famous living painter today. Born in 1932 in Dresden, Germany, Richter currently lives and works in Cologne, Germany.
Abel Tesfaye, more commonly known as The Weeknd, is statistically the most popular musician on the planet, and no one else even comes close. The 33-year-old Canadian singer's success has seen him set two new Guinness World Records titles: Most monthly listeners on Spotify – 111.4 million (as of 20 March 2023)
Yet, for fans of Bruce Springsteen, the recent selling of his master recordings and music publishing rights to Sony for $500 million, according to Billboard, does strike a personal note.
Only 22 albums in history have sold 1 million copies in a single week — here they all are.
It's official: The Weeknd is statistically the most popular artist in the world according to Guinness World Records.
Diamond (10+ million) certified albums and singles.
According to Guinness World Records, Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" (1942) as performed by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single worldwide, with estimated sales of over 50 million copies.
The Beatles have the most No. 1 hits of all time: 20. Though unclear for how long, the Beatles still reign supreme as the artist with the most No. 1 songs of all time.