Top 10 Artists Who Sold Over 200 Million Albums Worldwide

The Top Ten
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.

Paved the way for the females w rappers featured on their music. Definitely an important icon in music! Not forgetting her legendary status, 2 Billboard Song of the Decade, 200 Mil albums sold worldwide, one of the top artist with digital downloads for the past decade, 18 #1s, etc etc ETC. WE LOVE HER. TERRIFIC HUMAN BEING AND A SAINT.

CAUSE SHE WRITES HER OWN SONGS AND PRODUCE IT and WORKs for her Music; when we listen a Mariah's album it's her work as an artist ( it's very rare)and even if sometimes we don't like her songs we know she gives her all and her best! And we can not forget about her incredible Voice even if she gets old she hits her high notes and she is always able to perform live even if it's less tham before ( very rare too )

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.

The biggest song writer and singer worldwide. And I hope that she can comeback as in 2005 with The Emancipation Of Mimi! Come'on Mimi you can do it! I follow her since 2005 with the wonderful song "We Belong Together"!

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 under ...read more.

I love Michael jackson, mj forever the king I may or may not agree to Michael jackson is 2nd

Should be 1! Best artist ever!

Should be number one

Why tf he is so low

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..

Still the best Rock and Roll group. Love there songs. Lol at least you can understand the words.

RED... from Texas

4 Queen 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.

Its true
Check the records I think Queen should be up there, right
For one album, Greatest hits, they made around $25 Mil :-)

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.

Best sounding rock and roll band of all time

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.
8 Madonna 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!

I love Madonna.. voice like nickels coming out of a slot machine

I'm proof is in the pudding

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.

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.
Slayy

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.

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!

He is the top selling artist in the history of music

ELVIS 'THE KING' FOREVER WILL BE THE BEST ARTIST HE MADE SUCH AN IMPACT THAT HAS AND WILL LAST FOREVER

The Contenders
11 AC/DC 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!

12 Eminem 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.

Sold over 300 million. - Unnamed Google User Remade

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.

Hate and love to say second to none

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.

Now he's my current favorite artist and singer

Sold aprox 200 million.

Elton John has sold 350 MILLION albums worldwide!

15 Rihanna 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.
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