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Music Industry Statistics

All-Time Selling R&B/Urban/Soul 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. MICHAEL JACKSON (69.5)
  2. MARIAH CAREY (63)
  3. WHITNEY HOUSTON (55)
  4. PRINCE (39.5)
  5. R. KELLY (33)
  6. BOYZ II MEN (27)
  7. JANET JACKSON (26)
  8. LUTHER VANDROSS (25)
  9. EARTH, WIND & FIRE (23.5)
  10. USHER (22.5)


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