This list includes music artists with claims of 75 million or more record sales. The artists in the following tables are listed with both their claimed sales figure along with their total of certified units and are ranked in descending order, with the artist with the highest amount of claimed sales at the top. If two or more artists have the same claimed sales, they are then ranked by certified units. The claimed sales figure and the total of certified units (for each country) within the provided sources include sales of albums, singles, compilation-albums, music videos as well as downloads of singles and full-length albums. Sales figures, such as those from Soundscan, which are sometimes published by Billboard magazine, have not been included in the certified units column. As of 2017, based on both sales claims and certified units, The Beatles are considered the highest-selling band. Elvis Presley is considered the highest-selling individual artist based on sales claims and Rihanna is the highest-selling individual artist based on certified units.

Definitions

All artists included on this list, which have begun charting on official albums or singles charts have their available claimed figures supported by at least 20% in certified units. That is why Cliff Richard, Diana Ross, Scorpions, Charles Aznavour, Bing Crosby, Gloria Estefan, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Tom Jones, The Jackson 5, Dionne Warwick, the Spice Girls, Luciano Pavarotti, Dolly Parton, Ozzy Osbourne, Andrea Bocelli and others have not been included on this list. The more recent the artist, the higher the required percentage of certified units, so artists such as Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Adele, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Nicki Minaj are expected to have their claimed figures supported by over 75% in certified units. The certified units are sourced from available online databases of local music industry associations. All certified units are converted from Gold/Platinum/Diamond certification awards based on criteria provided by certifying bodies. The certified sales percentage varies according to the first year that an artist appeared in the charts.[a]

The requirements of certified sales are designed to avoid inflated sales figures, which are frequently practiced by record companies for promotional purposes.[1][2] The claimed figures are referenced from online articles created by highly reliable sources. For clarity, the sources used, say the term "records" (singles, albums, videos) and not "albums". However, if all available sources for an artist or band say "albums", such sources are only used if the certified album units of the said artist meet the required percentage amount. This list uses claimed figures that are closest to artists' available certified units: inflated claimed figures that meet the required certified units amount but are unrealistically high, are not used.

The claimed figures are upgraded only when there is a significant progress in artists' certified sales. In other words, the available certified sales for each artist should get relatively closer to already listed claimed figure in order for higher figures to replace the listed ones.

The certified sales of the newer artists may sometimes be higher than their listed claimed figures. This is because Recording Industry Association of America and almost all other certifying bodies count streaming towards Gold and Platinum thresholds required for Digital Single Award certification.[3][4][5] For this reason, some singles and even albums get over certified by hundreds of thousands of units. The over certified figures, however, are often in millions of units for RIAA certifications, one such example is Rihanna's single "We Found Love", which is certified at nine times Platinum by the RIAA, yet during the time of the certification, it had sold 5.4 million downloads.[6][7]

The certified sales for some artists/bands who have multi-disc albums can be higher than their listed claimed figures due to Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) counting each unit within set as one unit toward certification.

Artists by reputed sales

250 million or more records

Artist Country / Market Period active Release year of first charted record Genre Total certified units
(from available markets)[b]
Claimed sales
The Beatles United Kingdom 1960–1970[10] 1962[10] Rock / Pop[10]

Total available certified units: 270.8 million
600 million[36][37]
500 million[38]
Elvis Presley United States 1954–1977[39] 1954[39] Rock and roll / Pop / Country[39]

Total available certified units: 211.7 million
600 million[48][49]
500 million[50]
Michael Jackson United States 1964–2009[51] 1971[51] Pop / Rock / Dance / Soul / R&B[51]

Total available certified units: 184.4 million
350 million[62][63]
300 million[64][65]
Madonna United States 1979–present[66] 1982[66] Pop / Dance / Electronica[66]

Total available certified units: 170.6 million
300 million[73][74]
275 million[75]
Elton John United Kingdom 1964–present[76] 1969[76] Pop / Rock[76]

Total available certified units: 169 million
300 million[78][79]
250 million[80][81]
Led Zeppelin United Kingdom 1968–1980[82] 1969[82] Hard rock / Blues rock / Folk rock[82]

Total available certified units: 139.7 million
300 million[86][87]
200 million[88][89]
Pink Floyd United Kingdom 1965–1996, 2014[90][91] 1967[90] Progressive rock / Psychedelic rock[90]

Total available certified units: 118.9 million
250 million[93][94]
200 million[95][96]

200 million to 249 million records

Artist Country / Market Period active Release-year of first charted record Genre Total certified units
(from available markets)[b]
Claimed sales
Rihanna Barbados
United States
2005–present[97] 2005[97] R&B / Pop / Dance / Hip-hop[97]

Total available certified units: 228 million
230 million[103][104]
Mariah Carey United States 1988–present[105] 1990[105] R&B / Pop / Soul / Hip-hop[105]

Total available certified units: 136.4 million
200 million[109][110]
175 million[111][112]
Celine Dion Canada 1981–present[113] 1981[113] Pop[113]

Total available certified units: 125 million
200 million[119][120]
175 million[121][122]
AC/DC Australia 1973–present[123] 1975[123] Hard rock / Blues rock / Rock and roll[123]

Total available certified units: 113.2 million
200 million[125][126]
150 million[127][128]
Whitney Houston United States 1977–2012[129] 1984[129] R&B / Soul / Pop[129]

Total available certified units: 113.6 million
200 million[132][133]
170 million[134][135]
Queen United Kingdom 1971–present[136] 1973[136] Rock[136]

Total available certified units: 120.8 million
200 million[138][139]
150 million[140]
The Rolling Stones United Kingdom 1962–present[141] 1963[141] Rock / Blues rock [141]

Total available certified units: 97.2 million
200 million[142][143]
ABBA Sweden 1972–1982[144] 1972[144] Pop / Disco[144]

Total available certified units: 60.7 million
200 million[153][154]
100 million[155][156]

120 million to 199 million records

Artist Country / Market Period active Release-year of first charted record Genre Total certified units
(from available markets)[b]
Claimed sales
Taylor Swift United States 2006–present[157] 2006[157] Country / Country pop / Pop / Pop-rock[157]

Total available certified units: 159.2 million
170 million[158]
Garth Brooks United States 1989–present[159] 1989[159] Country[159]

Total available certified units: 156 million
160 million[160]
Eminem United States 1996–present[161] 1999[161] Hip-hop[161]

Total available certified units: 132 million
155 million[163]
Eagles United States 1971–1980, 1994–present[164] 1972[164] Rock[164]

Total available certified units: 129.4 million
150 million[166]
U2 Ireland 1976–present[167] 1980[167] Rock[167]

Total available certified units: 106.7 million
150 million[170]
Billy Joel United States 1964–present[171] 1971[171] Pop / Rock[171]

Total available certified units: 102.6 million
150 million[173]
Phil Collins United Kingdom 1980–2011, 2015–present[174] 1981[174] Rock / Progressive rock / Adult contemporary[174]

Total available certified units: 87.8 million
150 million[175]
Aerosmith United States 1970–present[176] 1973[176] Hard rock[176]

Total available certified units: 84.7 million
150 million[178]
Frank Sinatra United States 1935–1995[179] 1939[179] Pop / Swing[179]

Total available certified units: 37.3 million
150 million[180]
Barbra Streisand United States 1960–present[181] 1963[181] Pop / Adult contemporary[181]

Total available certified units: 97.4 million
145 million[182]
Bruno Mars United States 2004–present[183] 2010[183] Pop rock / R&B[183]

Total available certified units: 120.6 million
130 million[186]
Kanye West United States 1996–present[187] 2004[187] Hip-hop / Electronic / Pop rock[187]

Total available certified units: 102.6 million
121 million[190]
Bruce Springsteen United States 1972–present[191] 1973[191] Rock[191]

Total available certified units: 101.5 million
120 million[193]
Bee Gees United Kingdom
Australia[194][195]
1963–2003
2009–2012[196]
1963[196] Pop / Disco[196]

Total available certified units: 67.3 million
120 million[199]

100 million to 119 million records


Artist Country / Market Period active Release-year of first charted record Genre Total certified units
(from available markets)[b]
Claimed sales
Lady Gaga United States 2005–present[200] 2008[200] Pop / Dance / Electronic[200]

Total available certified units: 99.2 million
114 million[201]
Metallica United States 1981–present[202] 1983[202] Heavy metal / Thrash metal[202]

Total available certified units: 94.3 million
110 million[204]
Justin Bieber Canada
United States
2008–present[205] 2009[205] Pop / Teen pop, Dance pop[205]

Total available certified units: 130.5 million
100 million[206]
Katy Perry United States 2001–present[207] 2008[207] Pop[207]

Total available certified units: 129.1 million
100 million[208]
Adele United Kingdom 2006–present[209] 2008[209] Pop, soul[209]

Total available certified units: 104.6 million
100 million[210]
Jay-Z United States 1996–present[211] 1996[211] Hip-hop[211]

Total available certified units: 97.1 million
100 million[212]
Bon Jovi United States 1983–present[213] 1983[213] Hard rock / Glam metal[213]

Total available certified units: 84 million
100 million[216]
Lil Wayne United States 1996–present[217] 1999[217] Hip-hop[217]

Total available certified units: 79.9 million
100 million[218]
Linkin Park United States 1996–present[219] 2000[219] Alternative rock / Nu metal / Rap rock[219]

Total available certified units: 79.3 million
100 million[220]
Beyoncé United States 1997–present[221] 2002[221][222] R&B / Pop[221]

Total available certified units: 78.6 million
100 million[226]
Britney Spears United States 1998–present[227] 1998[227] Pop / Dance / Dance-pop[227]

Total available certified units: 78.5 million
100 million[230]
Rod Stewart United Kingdom 1964–present[231] 1969[231] Rock / Pop[231]

Total available certified units: 77.8 million
100 million[232]
Fleetwood Mac United Kingdom
United States
1967–present[233] 1968[233] Rock / Pop[233]

Total available certified units: 76.1 million
100 million[236]
Guns N' Roses United States 1985–present[237] 1987[237] Hard rock / Heavy metal[237]

Total available certified units: 74 million
100 million[238]
George Strait United States 1981–present[239] 1984[239] Country[239]

Total available certified units: 72.8 million
100 million[240]
Backstreet Boys United States 1993–present[241] 1995[241] Pop[241]

Total available certified units: 72 million
100 million[243]
Neil Diamond United States 1966–present[244] 1966[244] Pop / Rock[244]

Total available certified units: 68.3 million
100 million[245]
Prince United States 1976–2016[246] 1978[246] Funk / R&B / Pop / Soul / Rock[246]

Total available certified units: 64.2 million
100 million[247]
Kenny Rogers United States 1958–present[248] 1975[248] Country / Pop[248]

Total available certified units: 61.4 million
100 million[252]
Paul McCartney United Kingdom 1960–present[253] 1970[253] Rock[253]

Total available certified units: 60.6 million
100 million[256]
Janet Jackson United States 1982–present[257] 1982[257] R&B / Pop[257]

Total available certified units: 52.1 million
100 million[258]
Julio Iglesias Spain 1968–present[259] 1968[259] Latin[259]

Total available certified units: 51 million
100 million[261]
Chicago United States 1967–present[262] 1969[262] Rock / Pop[262]

Total available certified units: 48.3 million
100 million[264]
The Carpenters United States 1969–1983[265] 1969[265] Pop[265]

Total available certified units: 46 million
100 million[267]
Bob Dylan United States 1959–present[268] 1963[268] Folk / Rock[268]

Total available certified units: 45.3 million
100 million[269]
Dire Straits United Kingdom 1977–1995[270] 1978[270] Rock [270]

Total available certified units: 44.7 million
100 million[271]
Bryan Adams Canada 1979–present[272] 1979[272] Rock[272]

Total available certified units: 44.5 million
100 million[274]
Def Leppard United Kingdom 1977–present[275] 1979[275] Hard rock / Heavy metal[275]

Total available certified units: 41.8 million
100 million[277]
Cher United States 1964–present[278] 1965[278] Pop / Rock / Dance / Folk[278]

Total available certified units: 40.5 million
100 million[283]
Lionel Richie United States 1968–present[284] 1981[284] Pop / R&B[284]

Total available certified units: 40.4 million
100 million[286]
Genesis United Kingdom 1967–1999
2006–present[287]
1969[287] Progressive rock / Pop rock[287]

Total available certified units: 39.9 million
100 million[288]
James Taylor United States 1968–present[289] 1970[289] Rock / Pop[289]

Total available certified units: 35.5 million
100 million[290]
Olivia Newton-John Australia 1966–present[291] 1966[291] Pop[291]

Total available certified units: 34.6 million
100 million[292]
Stevie Wonder United States 1961–present[293] 1962[293] Funk / R&B / Soul[293]

Total available certified units: 34.6 million
100 million[294]
Tina Turner United States 1955–present[295] 1975[295] Rock / Pop[295]

Total available certified units: 32.8 million
100 million[296]
Linda Ronstadt United States 1967–present[297] 1968[297] Rock / Folk / Country[297]

Total available certified units: 32.5 million
100 million[298]
Donna Summer United States 1968–2012[299] 1974[299] Pop / Disco / R&B[299]

Total available certified units: 30.8 million
100 million[300]
The Beach Boys United States 1961–present[301] 1962[301] Rock / Pop / Surf Rock[301]

Total available certified units: 30.5 million
100 million[302]
David Bowie United Kingdom 1962–2016[303] 1967[303] Art rock / Glam rock / Pop[303]

Total available certified units: 29.9 million
100 million[304]
The Who United Kingdom 1964–present[305] 1965[305] Rock / Hard rock[305]

Total available certified units: 26.9 million
100 million[306]
Barry White United States 1972–2003[307] 1973[307] R&B / Soul[307]

Total available certified units: 21.7 million
100 million[308]

80 million to 99 million records


Artist Country / Market Period active Release-year of first charted record Genre Total certified units
(from available markets)[b]
Claimed sales
Coldplay United Kingdom 1996–present[309] 1999[309] Alternative rock, Pop rock, Pop[309]

Total available certified units: 75.8 million
90 million[310]
Shania Twain Canada 1993–present[311] 1993[311] Country pop[311]

Total available certified units: 75.6 million
90 million[312]
Santana United States 1966–present[313] 1969[313] Rock[313]

Total available certified units: 61.8 million
90 million[314]
Earth, Wind & Fire United States 1969–present[315] 1971[315] Funk / R&B / Soul[315]

Total available certified units: 35.6 million
90 million[318]
Johnny Cash United States 1954–2003[319] 1956[319] Country/ Rock and roll/ Gospel[319]

Total available certified units: 30.7 million
90 million[320]
B'z Japan 1988–present[321] 1988[321] Rock / Pop rock / Hard rock[321]

Total available certified units: 85.5 million
86 million[322]
Nicki Minaj United States 2008–present[323] 2010[323] Hip hop, Pop[323]

Total available certified units: 71.3 million
85 million[324]
R.E.M. United States 1980–2011[325] 1983[325] Alternative rock[325]

Total available certified units: 42.6 million
85 million[326]
Flo Rida United States 2007–present[327] 2007[327] Hip-hop, Hip house, EDM[327]

Total available certified units: 69.8 million
80 million[328]
Ayumi Hamasaki Japan 1998–present[329] 1998[329] J-pop / Pop / dance / electronic[329]

Total available certified units: 64.3 million
80 million[330][331]
Van Halen United States 1978–present[332] 1978[332] Hard rock / Heavy metal[332]

Total available certified units: 64.3 million
80 million[333]
Red Hot Chili Peppers United States 1983–present[334] 1987[334] Funk rock / Alternative rock[334]

Total available certified units: 57.8 million
80 million[336]
Foreigner United States
United Kingdom
1976–present[337] 1977[337] Rock / Hard Rock[337]

Total available certified units: 49.6 million
80 million[338]
The Doors United States 1965–1973[339] 1967[339] Psychedelic rock[339]

Total available certified units: 46.9 million
80 million[340]
George Michael United Kingdom 1981–2016[341] 1984[341] Pop[341]

Total available certified units: 45.7 million
80 million[343]
Reba McEntire United States 1975–present[344] 1987[344] Country / Country Pop[344]

Total available certified units: 42.7 million
80 million[345]
Meat Loaf United States 1968–present[346] 1977[346] Rock / Hard rock[346]

Total available certified units: 41.5 million
80 million[347]
Barry Manilow United States 1973–present[348] 1973[348] Pop / Soft rock[348]

Total available certified units: 36.5 million
80 million[349]
Tom Petty United States 1976–2017[350] 1977[350] Rock[350]

Total available certified units: 34.6 million
80 million[351]
Johnny Hallyday France 1957–present[352] 1960[352] Rock / Pop[352]

Total available certified units: 24.7 million
80 million[354]

75 million to 79 million records


Artist Country / Market Period active Release-year of first charted record Genre Total certified units
(from available markets)[b]
Claimed sales
The Black Eyed Peas United States 1995–present[355] 1998[355] Hip-hop / R&B / Dance[355]

Total available certified units: 55.6 million
76 million[358]
Journey United States 1973–present[359] 1975[359] Rock / Soft rock[359]

Total available certified units: 62 million
75 million[361]
Kenny G United States 1982–present[362] 1984[362] Smooth jazz[362]

Total available certified units: 51.9 million
75 million[363]
Usher United States 1991–present[364] 1994[364] R&B / Pop[364]

Total available certified units: 51.4 million
75 million[365]
Tupac Shakur United States 1991–1996[366] 1991[366] Hip hop[366]

Total available certified units: 51.3 million
75 million[367]
Robbie Williams United Kingdom 1990–present[368] 1996[368] Pop rock[368]

Total available certified units: 50.2 million
75 million[369]
Enya Ireland 1982–present[370] 1987[370] New-age / Celtic[370]

Total available certified units: 50 million
75 million[374]
Alabama United States 1972–present[375] 1980[375] Country / Pop rock[375]

Total available certified units: 48 million
  • US: 46.8 million[11]
  • CAN: 1.2 million[17]
75 million[376]
Nirvana United States 1987–1994[377] 1989[377] Grunge / Alternative rock[377]

Total available certified units: 45.5 million
75 million[379]
Bob Marley Jamaica 1962–1981[380] 1975[380] Reggae[380]

Total available certified units: 38.9 million
75 million[383]
The Police United Kingdom 1977–1986
2007–2008[384]
1978[384] Pop / Rock[384]

Total available certified units: 38.8 million
75 million[388]
Kiss United States 1972–present[389] 1974[389] Hard rock / Heavy metal[389]

Total available certified units: 27.8 million
75 million[391]
Aretha Franklin United States 1956–present[392] 1961[392] Soul / Jazz / Blues / R&B[392]

Total available certified units: 24.7 million
75 million[393]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ To be on this list, artists who began charting:
    • before 1975 are required to have their available claimed figures supported by 20% in certified units.
    • between 1975–1990 are required to have their available claimed figures supported by 20–64% in certified units. (That is 2.9% for each additional year after 1975)
    • between 1990–2000 are required to have their available claimed figures supported by 64–70% in certified units. (That is 0.6% for each additional year after 1990)
    • between 2000–present are required to have their available claimed figures supported by 70–80% in certified units. (That is 0.66% for each additional year after 2000)
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