1 Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and she is "well known" for her over-the-top ...read more.
Mariah Carey is the best singer in the world. And not only the best singer but she's also a great songwriter.
I'm not surprised she has sold more that 200 millions of copies worldwide because her voice and soul are the ones that can make you dream.
There are a lot of great singer song-writers that touch the hearts of millions. But the vote goes to Mariah Carey for the versatility of her music. There aren't too many that can write, produce and sing all genres of music.
Without a doubt the best artist of all time. it was Mariah that first decided to place a rap verse in a pop song, which led the way for almost every song we hear to day. she has influenced every artist in some way.
As for that voice!? WOW! The range, power, control... incomparable!
Best at everything! She writes. She sings. She produces. She has a song of the decade. She changed the world of music multiple times. She has influenced millions of singers like the greats always do.
2 Michael Jackson
Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana, and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or ...read more.
Should be 1! Best artist ever!
Should be number one
3 The Beatles
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.
How can The Beatles be at 14 when they are number 1 with $247.8 million sold worldwide. They are the real number 1. The only one that is correct is Michael jackson at number 3. Elvis too should be at number 2. How did Mariah Carey Be number 1. She was only big in The United States. This is how it really goes; 1. Beatles 2. Elvis 3. Michael Jackson 4. Madonna 5. Elton John 6. Led Zeppelin 7. Queen 8. ABBA 9. Mariah Carey 10. Celine Dion
You seem to get something wrong, guys, this list is not about which artists sold the most, it's about which artist that also happens to have sold more than 200M albums is the best.
I'd still say The Beatles should be #1st, what the hell is a child rapist (and who are the other two again? ) doing in front of them?
The Beatles have outsold everyone. Stats shows this easily. And they still out sell others every time they release a CD.. Always a #1 sell for them.. And they haven't been together in 45 years..
The Beatles have sold by far the most, nobody else is close.
Queen are an English rock band formed in London in 1970. The original lineup was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals), and John Deacon (bass guitar, vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band ...read more.
Best Musical Band ever. They covered every Genre. Freddie Mercury was the ultimate Showman. Every Band member wrote hit songs.
Sold 200 million.
5 Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin was an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.
Sold over 250 million.
6 The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). ...read more.
Sold over 250 million.
7 Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.
Madonna Louise Ciccone, known professionally as Madonna, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears. She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically ...read more.
Madonna should be at least in Top 3. What's wrong with you guys? She is real legend not Mariah Cary who cannot even write her own material without additional help. Send me please at least one song which would be written 100% by Carey and without other songwriters? Hah, Madonna wins Forever!
... but I guess MJ and MC fans can't stand the truth
Come on Lucky Stars, let's "get together" and "justify our love" by voting!
Madonna is the Queen!
Sold over 250 million.
9 Celine Dion
Céline Marie Claudette Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. She is best known for her song "My Heart Will Go On", which is the main theme of the 1997 film Titanic, which was the first film to gross $1 billion at the box office.
Dion has sold close to 300 million. Mariah's sales figures are mainly in the US. Among many Artists, Dions albums sales includes about 80-100 more countries then most. Not only that but here in the US, they don't count many of these countries, which is vary sad. To the world, (except for stupid US), she is royalty.
Celine Dion is the Best Selling Foreign Female Artist in Africa, Best Selling Female Artist in France, Best Selling Female Artist in Canada, 5th Best Selling Female Artist in US, 2nd Best Selling Female Artist in Japan, 2nd Best Selling Female Artist in Germany, and 2nd Best Selling Female Artist in Europe.
According to Billboard, Celine has sold an almost 250 Million albums globally. Meaning her record sales is now at 300 Million. You need to deal with that one big fact!
Queen of pop for sure, she is 45 and still going strong. No drugs or scandal, she truly is royalty and should be at he top!
10 Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley was an American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.
Elvis was amazing and really shaped how we think of music today. Most teenagers haven't heard of the Beatles or The Rolling Stones but, unlike them elvis is remembered and still enjoyed to this very day
Lets get real elvis 100% he solid 2.5 billion world wide Untouchable!
AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson ...read more.
AC/Dc the most influential high voltage rock and roll band ever!
Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.
13 Whitney Houston
Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.
The most beautiful voice ever! My all time favorite.
What a voice! She is a musical genius
Sold over 200 million.
14 Elton John
Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning ...read more.
Sold way over 200M, factually.
16 Taylor Swift
Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. ...read more.
17 Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. ...read more.