Wednesday, November 22, 2006
The Best-Selling Female Recording Artist Ever
The best-selling female recording artists of all time:
1.Madonna (entertainer) 257,000,000 Records Sold
2.Mariah Carey 232,000,000 Records Sold
3.Whitney Houston 220,000,000 Records Sold
4.Nana Mouskouri 206,000,000 Records Sold
5.Diana Ross 189,000,000 Records Sold
6.Donna Summer 178,000,000 Records Sold
7.Celine Dion 175,000,000 Records Sold
8.Barbra Striesand 168,000,000 Records Sold
9.Janet Jackson 138,000,000 Records Sold
10.Shania Twain 132,000,000 Records Sold
11.Tina Turner 125,000,000 Records Sold
12.Dolly Parton 120,000,000 Records Sold
13.Cher 116,000,000 Records Sold
14.Aretha Franklin 108,000,000 Records Sold
15.Britney Spears 78,000,000 Records Sold
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Does anyone know if Tina Turner's number includes the sales of recordings when she was singing with Ike?
Sarah McLachlan has been mixed more than any of those, yet she apparently hasn't had the recording sales.
These rankings shows how disassociated recording sales have become from popular music. They may also show that recording sales (and c&w sales) are stronger outside the usa than in the usa? Saddam Hussein may have been Charlie Daniels Band's greatest (buying) fan :-)
but she is a 60's performer. that really says something about sales rankings.
not rated, as another source still
considers the sales figures between
Connie and Madonna undecided as to which has the higher sales!!
Connie seems to be very neglected these days. Can anybody fill me in
as to her actual record sales?
In the early-mid 80's, Connie was still considered to be the biggest female seller of all time,and I think rated in top 10 of all time performers.
she's just 37, madonna's in her 50's.
mariah will continue making hits for a decade or more.
i doubt if madonna's gonna wiggle her ovaries in her 60's coz it's gonna luk disgusting.
mariah's in her prime.
madonna's nearing retirement/home for the aged.
STREISAND HAS PUT OUT 50+ ALBUMS,MORE THAN ANY ON YOUR LIST.
Everyone else has about 10 years or more experience than Britney. Yet, she is still able to come out in the Top 15!
And Now She hs soold more than 80,000 since her New Album"Circus" came out
She has the most succesfull solo tour in history of music for an artist. Billboard lists Madonna #2 as their most successful artist ever, behind the Beatles. RIAA lists her the most sucessfull female music artist of the ENTIRE 20th century. Guiness World Records also states she is the most successfull & richest female musician ever. The World Charts also list her as the most sucessfull artist in chart history. She was the only artist in the 80s & 90s who could match MJ's success, impact and fame, the King of Pop, Guess who's the Queen ???? Just google Madonna's Accomlishments and 90% are records not awards given by some critics with a bias agenda.
The Brittany entry seems inaccurate.
1-Madonna 200m albums,100 m singles
2-Mariah Carey 185 m albums 80m singles
3-Celine Dion 175m albums 50m singles
4-Whitney Houston 150m albums 63m albums
5-Barbra Streisand 138m albums 45m singles
6-Tina Turner 130 albums 30m singles
7-Cher 120 m albums 35m singles
8-Janet Jackson 115m albums,25m singles
9-Donna summer 120m albums 20m singles
10-Britney Spears 80m albums,35 m singles
10 Britney Spears
Mariah Carey has sold to date 200 million albums, not 232.
Celine Dion has hit the 215 million records
Whitney Houston has sold 170 million copies
Britney Spears with only 78 million? It has passed the 100 million ...
Shania Twain with 115 million worldwide? She managed to reach only 80 million copies between 1992 and 2005.
Update their data because they are completely wrong. Anyway, the fact is that Madonna is the best-selling female artist and most successful of all time.
To be sure, she was the first singer ever to be awarded a diamond disc.
I'm not sure how many records she sold overall, but according to allmusic.com, by 1964 she'd already sold 30 million records (only 10 years into her carrer).
NANA MOUSKOURI HAS OVER 400 MILLION SELLING RECORDS!!!She is the first
Janet Jackson, can't be right she's sold that ammount???
glad to see DIANA ROSS ON THE LIST.she has released over 65 albums and is due to released another soon,does this list include all her work in the 60s with THE SUPREMES?