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Music Industry Statistics

All-Time Top Selling Artists in America

The following list is based on RIAA.com statistics, reflecting manufacturer shipments to U.S. music retail outlets as of 2008, which is the latest tally available, as of 2010.

  1. THE BEATLES (177)
  2. ELVIS PRESLEY (129.5)
  3. GARTH BROOKS (128)
  4. LED ZEPPELIN (111.5)
  5. EAGLES (100)
  6. BILLY JOEL (79.5)
  7. PINK FLOYD (74.5)
  8. BARBARA STREISAND (71.5)
  9. AC/DC (71)
  10. ELTON JOHN (70)
  11. MICHAEL JACKSON (69.5)
  12. GEORGE STRAIT (68.5)
  13. AEROSMITH (66.5)
  14. THE ROLLING STONES (66)
  15. MADONNA (64)
  16. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (64)
  17. MARIAH CAREY (63)
  18. METALLICA (60)
  19. VAN HALEN (56.5)
  20. WHITNEY HOUSTON (55)
  21. U2 (51.5)
  22. KENNY ROGERS (51)
  23. CELINE DION (50)
  24. FLEETWOOD MAC (48.5)
  25. NEIL DIAMOND (48.5)


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