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Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Top 100 Best-Selling Acts of All Time

These are the best-selling album acts of all time. Sales include albums, singles, EPS, and videos. There is no organization to oversee sales claims, so these numbers are estimations from various sources and may be inflated. Numbers indicate sales in millions. Click on an act to see its Music Maker Encyclopedia entry at DavesMusicDatabase.com. In the event of ties, acts are listed in order of overall rank according to Dave’s Music Database.

Elvis Presley

1. Elvis Presley (1000)
2. The Beatles (1000)
3. Michael Jackson (750)
4. Frank Sinatra (600)
5. Bing Crosby (500)
6. Led Zeppelin (320)
7. Elton John (300)
8. Madonna (300)
9. Queen (300)
10. Tino Rossi (300)

The Beatles

11. Cliff Richard (273.5)
12. Mariah Carey (261.1)
13. The Rolling Stones (260.8)
14. Alla Pugacheva (260)
15. Pink Floyd (250)
16. Chubby Checker (250)
17. Julio Iglesias (250)
18. Nana Mouskouri (250)
19. Celine Dion (232.2)
20. Garth Brooks (210)

Michael Jackson

21. Bruce Springsteen (200)
22. Bee Gees (200)
23. Whitney Houston (200)
24. AC/DC (200)
25. Bob Dylan (190)
26. Metallica (171.5)
27. Abba (171)
28. The Jackson 5/The Jacksons (170)
29. U2(166.4)
30. Genesis (159)

Frank Sinatra

31. Stevie Wonder (150)
32. Billy Joel (150)
33. Aerosmith (150)
34. Phil Collins (150)
35. Mireille Mathieu (150)
36. Dolly Parton (148)
37. Eagles (147.8)
38. Janet Jackson (142.5)
39. Rod Stewart (140.1)
40. David Bowie (140)

Bing Crosby

41. Barbra Streisand (140)
42. Britney Spears (132.1)
43. Bon Jovi (130)
44. Donna Summer (130)
45. Engelbert Humperdinck (130)
46. Backstreet Boys (130)
47. Eric Clapton (129)
48. Neil Diamond (125)
49. Chicago (122)
50. Prince (120)

Led Zeppelin

51. Dire Straits (120)
52. Bryan Adams (120)
53. Wei Wei (120)
54. Roberto Carlos (120)
55. Fleetwood Mac (118.1)
56. Status Quo (118)
57. Santana (117.7)
58. The Drifters (114)
59. Kenny Rogers (111.5)
60. Ricky Nelson (110.5)

Elton John

61. Fats Domino (110)
62. R.E.M. (110)
63. Frankie Laine (109)
64. Black Sabbath (108.2)
65. Aha 106.4)
66. Simon & Garfunkel (105.1)
67. Paul McCartney (103.7)
68. OmPrakash (103)
69. Johnny Mathis (102.5)
70. Illayaraja (102)

Madonna

71. The Beach Boys (100)
72. Perry Como (100)
73. Guy Lombardo (100)
74. The Who (100)
75. Diana Ross (100)
76. Patti Page (100)
77. Creedence Clearwater Revival (100)
78. Dionne Warwick (100)
79. Tina Turner (100)
80. Brenda Lee (100)

Queen

81. George Michael (100)
82. Guns N’ Roses (100)
83. Kiss (100)
84. Olivia Newton-John (100)
85. Cher (100)
86. Tom Jones (100)
87. Lionel Richie (100)
88. Carpenters (100)
89. Deep Purple (100)
90. Gene Autry (100)

Tino Rossi

91. Linda Ronstadt (100)
92. Tupac (2pac) Shakur (100)
93. Iron Maiden (100)
94. Barry White (100)
95. John Denver (100)
96. Rihanna (100)
97. Depeche Mode (100)
98. KC & the Sunshine Band (100)
99. Electric Light Orchestra (100)
100. Tommy James & the Shondells (100)

Cliff Richard

101. Dave Clark Five (100)
102. Duane Eddy (100)
103. The Scorpions (100)
104. Pet Shop Boys (100)
105. Luciano Pavarotti (100)
106. Joni James (100)
107. Charles Aznavour (100)
108. Boney M (100)
109. Modern Talking (100)
110. A.R. Rahman (100)

Mariah Carey

111. Dalida (100)
112. Adriano Celentano (100)
113. Teresa Teng (100)
114. Herbert von Karajan (100)
115. Gheorghe Zamfir (100)
116. Valeriya Yurievna Perfilova (100)
117. Johnny Hallyday (100)
118. Vicky Leandros (100)
119. Michiya Mihashi (100)

The Rolling Stones


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