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Best Selling Artists by Decade

Name the highest selling artists of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, and 10s. Including solo artists and groups.
Source - https://chartmasters.org/2020/04/most-successful-artists-by-decade/amp/
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Last updated: February 5, 2022
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Sales
2010s
73 m
Adele
66 m
Justin Bieber
64 m
Taylor Swift
61 m
Ed Sheeran
56 m
Rihanna
56 m
BTS
52 m
Bruno Mars
52 m
Drake
44 m
One Direction
39 m
Eminem
38 m
Maroon 5
35 m
Katy Perry
35 m
The Weeknd
33 m
Ariana Grande
30 m
Lady Gaga
Sales
2000s
124 m
Eminem
68 m
Linkin Park
66 m
Coldplay
62 m
Britney Spears
51 m
Beyoncé
48 m
Pink
48 m
Norah Jones
48 m
Robbie Williams
46 m
Nickelback
46 m
Black Eyed Peas
43 m
Alicia Keys
42 m
Michael Bublé
40 m
Ayumi Hamasaki
38 m
U2
38 m
Madonna
Sales
1990s
160 m
Celine Dion
144 m
Mariah Carey
108 m
Garth Brooks
88 m
Whitney Houston
80 m
Nirvana
79 m
Michael Jackson
75 m
Metallica
75 m
Backstreet Boys
67 m
Madonna
66 m
Shania Twain
57 m
Guns N’ Roses
56 m
Red Hot Chili Peppers
50 m
Alanis Morissette
47 m
Oasis
47 m
Spice Girls
Sales
1980s
182 m
Michael Jackson
132 m
Madonna
119 m
Phil Collins
112 m
U2
108 m
Queen
93 m
Prince
85 m
AC/DC
82 m
Bruce Springsteen
79 m
Bon Jovi
70 m
George Michael / Wham
68 m
Dire Straits
65 m
The Police
65 m
Metallica
62 m
Billy Joel
61 m
Journey
Sales
1970s
172 m
Pink Floyd
163 m
Eagles
139 m
Led Zeppelin
130 m
Queen
129 m
Elton John
126 m
ABBA
109 m
Rod Stewart
108 m
Bob Marley
105 m
Bee Gees
95 m
Fleetwood Mac
76 m
Santana
73 m
The Rolling Stones
72 m
Billy Joel
69 m
David Bowie
68 m
AC/DC
Sales
1960s
378 m
The Beatles
132 m
Elvis Presley
111 m
The Rolling Stones
90 m
Simon & Garfunkel
73 m
Bob Dylan
72 m
The Doors
58 m
Led Zeppelin
52 m
Creedence Clearwater Revival
31 m
Barbra Streisand
30 m
Johnny Hallyday
27 m
Bee Gees
22 m
Pink Floyd
18 m
Stevie Wonder
17 m
Santana
15 m
Cher
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Level 28
Mar 4, 2022
I love this list!!!!
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Level 72
Jun 24, 2022
Awesome quiz!
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Level 25
Nov 27, 2022
And jealous people say that Madonna has no impact when she is the only one who appears in three different decades. Queen of pop.
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Level 65
Nov 27, 2022
Agreed. How can the best selling female artist and most influential female artist on other artists and pop culture have no impact. She’s one of the most-well- documented figures of the modern age.