Best-Selling Music Artists 1969 – 2019

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Timeline history of most popular music artists from 1969 to 2019 ranked by yearly certified record sales. Numbers are worldwide and adjusted to twelve months trailing average.

Recent years data includes digital singles sales as reported by online music retailers and streaming services. This data aggregates multiple sources and can serve as popularity indicator across different medias such as album sales, radio broadcasting, digital copies sales and online streaming frequency.

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Data source: RIAA, IFPI, record companies

Comments

Endless Paradox says:

Just read a comment that said Eminem is overrated and got lucky. Lmfao, he's still pushing buttons like he did when he first came out! LEGEND!

skhey says:

Xxxtentacion?? 🙁

ZEUZ ABUBAKIR says:

Shackira???

Allô LOL says:

Ariana grande ?

1 D says:

The moment I saw my 1d I got a Goosebump 😭😭

OPTIMUM WEBSITE says:

You are my Guru. Big fan😍
Do you want to check 2020 list as well? Hope i get 0.1% the attention you get🙋

Danny Vlogs says:

Damn seeing chester bennington made me sad. RIP

Luis Bjerre says:

WTF Happened to Eagles they rose up so fast

NO ID says:

They cappin…Where is MC Hammer, Snoop, Tupac, Biggie, Outkast, Fugees, etc. They all had albums that went Diamond and Multi-Diamond?!?

Semiih says:

where is 2pac and The notorious B.I.G

Jes Web says:

this is the music from Celeste

Landon Horvath says:

How did 50 cent not reach the chart in 2003-5?

Artistic Priya says:

Enrique Iglesias??

Brenda Lu. says:

Rihanna ✨💍

AndruuPlays- says:

Lusis fonsi: I'ma despacito mah wey here

Wintergamer 03 says:

Justin Bieber😭😭

souvenir says:

wrong.. taylor was the most single/album selling of the decade

A L says:

Will rock ever make a comeback?

You Missed Your French Lesson says:

That’s wrong BTS is one of the most famous and popular artists of all time as well as the Beetles

Weird Mamastay says:

7:52 Bruno da new Michael Jackson Enters

AfroWorld says:

Michael Jackson dominated for damn near 20 YEARS

Weird Mamastay says:

1:58 WhEn MiChAeL jAcKsOn GoEs uP THRILLER ThRiLlEr TRILLLLLLLERRRRRR

Luke’s life says:

‘84 was when music started suck. Then 2000 it music fell a lot. Now it just straight up gutter trash

Luke’s life says:

This just reminds me of how good music used to be.

Jefferson Silva says:

BRITNEY MADE THE TOP 3 ❤️

Jefferson Silva says:

LOL Beyawnce barely appeared on the list THAT IS BIGGEST PERFORMER ALIVE? LOL more like the biggest F L O P

Alexandra Vega says:

BTS PAVED THE WAY

Jayden Ryan says:

Ariana grande

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