Top-selling artists worldwide from 1954 to 2016, based on certified sales (in millions)

Top-selling artists worldwide from 1954 to 2016 This statistic presents the ten best-selling artists in the United States since 1954, based on certified sales. According to the source, The Beatles are the best-selling artists in this time frame, with a total of 257.7 million certified sales.
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Units sales in millions
The Beatles257.7
Elvis Presley206.8
Michael Jackson169.7
Madonna164.4
Elton John159.1
Led Zeppelin137.2
Garth Brooks135.8
U2135.6
Mariah Carey128.3
Eagles125.8
Celine Dion120.8
Pink Floyd114.1
Rihanna114
Whitney Houston110.2
AC/DC108.7
Billy Joel98.8
Bruce Springsteen97
Queen95.6
Barbara Streisand95.1
The Rolling Stones93.9
Units sales in millions
The Beatles257.7
Elvis Presley206.8
Michael Jackson169.7
Madonna164.4
Elton John159.1
Led Zeppelin137.2
Garth Brooks135.8
U2135.6
Mariah Carey128.3
Eagles125.8
Celine Dion120.8
Pink Floyd114.1
Rihanna114
Whitney Houston110.2
AC/DC108.7
Billy Joel98.8
Bruce Springsteen97
Queen95.6
Barbara Streisand95.1
The Rolling Stones93.9
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This statistic presents the ten best-selling artists in the United States since 1954, based on certified sales. According to the source, The Beatles are the best-selling artists in this time frame, with a total of 257.7 million certified sales.
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Release date
September 2016
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
1954 to 2016

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