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Music Industry Statistics

All-Time Top Selling Modern/Alternative 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. U2 (51.5)
  2. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND (32)
  3. PEARL JAM (31.5)
  4. NIRVANA (25)
  5. CREED (25)
  6. THE CARS (23.5)
  7. THE POLICE (22.5)
  8. GREEN DAY (22.5)



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