There are a few most popular music artists of all time, who have created the best chartbusters of the century, and offered a veritable choice of music for generations to come. Courtesy their music, these musicians have turned into millionaires. Here are the top 10 best-selling music artists of all time who have broken all sales records in the history of music:
10. Celine Dion
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Celine Dion is a popular Canadian artist who has given many best-selling albums in the past. Who can ever forget the famous song from the movie Titanic, ‘My heart will go on!’ There are several other hit Celine Dion songs, such as like ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Because You Loved Me.’
9. Mariah Carey
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Mariah is an American singer who has won the most number of awards in the ‘pop’ genre. Many of her albums, like Music Box, Day Dream and Merry Christmas, were super-duper hits worldwide. She also partnered with other rappers and pop music bands, churning out several hit numbers, as a result. She is known to have a very high-pitched voice. On stage, she is a master entertainer!
8. Pink Floyd
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Pink Floyd has been the most successful rock bands in music history. Their album ‘The Wall’ took them to a different level of popularity. Often, their compositions are highly meaningful and dark. The album ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ topped the charts for almost a decade. It continues to be one of the best rock albums of the century.
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Queen is best known for their Radio Gaga and Bohemian Rhapsody. When they performed in the Wembley Stadium, the entire crowd sang ‘We will rock you’ along with them. They created a mass craze with their music in the entire world. Freddie Mercury was the most popular artist in the band. He died from AIDS, but is remembered for his music even today.
6. Led Zeppelin
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Led Zeppelin gained popularity for their innovative rock music. They released six albums and all of them have been top-sellers. They are considered as the Beatles of rock music. One of their best songs till date is ‘Stairway to Heaven.’ It is known to be one of the most influential rock songs that have ever been recorded.
5. Elton John
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He still continues to hold the best of Billboard songs, ‘The Candle in the Wind.’ His tribute song to Princess Diana still tops the charts. He has given more than 50 top hits of all times. Even though his sexual preferences have always been the talk of the town, nobody dared to speak anything ill about his music and the wonderful talent that he is. In fact, he is one of the greatest composers of our times.
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Madonna was one of the first female singers to break the league. She is a hot, sexy, and beautiful woman. Some of the best songs sung by her are Like a Virgin, Material Girl and Just like a Prayer. She also sang several soundtracks for various movies. Besides singing, she also tried her hands at acting in the movie ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.’
3. Michael Jackson
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Michael Jackson had been singing from the age of 5. He was first a part of the group called ‘The Jackson 5.’ He later started singing as a standalone pop star. All his solo albums are major hits and they have grossed over 750 million in records. He continues to earn even after his death through his proprietary music. Some of his best-selling albums were Bad, Off the Wall, and Thriller, to name a few. Thriller, Billie Jean and Beat it are a few of the very popular Michael Jackson tracks. Michael was a kind and warm-hearted person; one of the primary reasons for his huge and iconic fan-following across the globe. He remains to be one of the most popular figures of the century even today.
2. Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley was the king of pop during his times. He has sold a billion records and was also known as the style icon of the century. It would only be fair to say that “rock and roll” music gained prominence because of Elvis. He had made waves in the music industry with his compositions, and he was a song writer, too. Even today, he has several fans who consider his Graceland Mansion as a sanctuary. The music that he started in the 1950s is a craze even in the 21st century.
1. The Beatles
If you haven’t heard of the Beatles, then you must have been living under a rock all these years! These fantastic four changed the way people listened to music. They started their band in 1960 in Liverpool with four people: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. They have sold more than a billion records till date. Some of the best songs of the band are ‘Please Please Me’ and ‘Let It Be.’ In short, The Beatles is undoubtedly one of the best music bands of all times.