61 Artists Have Sold 100,000,000 Records. How Many Can You Name?

Here’s another terrific infographic from Completely Ignored. A hard scour through Wikipedia suggests these 61 artists have sold more than ONE HUNDRED MILLION records. Which inclusion on this list surprises you the most? (Via Cameron)


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

3 thoughts on “61 Artists Have Sold 100,000,000 Records. How Many Can You Name?

  • September 9, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Olivia Newton John is the surprise. Grease would be under a soundtrack and Physical was a somewhat success but still a head scratcher. Surprised to see The Carpenters but not The Doors.

    • September 9, 2015 at 11:46 am

      Well you wouldn’t have doors without carpenters…

      …I’m sorry!

  • September 9, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Interesting that at least two bands have solo artists who have sold 100M or more as well – Beatles/Sir John and Genesis/Phil


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