The Most Successful Artists and Bands of All Time

1. The Beatles
The Beatles were an English rock group which was formed in Liverpool, in 1960 by four members of band – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Star and George Harrison. The Beatles won 14 international awards and sold over 600 million units, becoming the most successful band ever. The Beatles became the foremost and most influential act of the rock era.
2. Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley was an American singer and actor who was born in 1935. Elvis Presley released over 150 singles and sold over 500 million units, becoming “the King of Rock and Roll”. Elvis Presley became one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century.
3. Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, producer, dancer and actor who was born in 1958. Michael Jackson won around 390 international awards and sold over 350 million units, becoming “the King of Pop”. His contributions in music, dance and fashion made him a global figure in popular culture.
4. Madonna
Madonna is an American singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman and philanthropist who was born in 1958. Madonna has released 26 studio albums and has sold over 305 million records, becoming “the Queen of Pop”. Madonna has inspired and influenced numerous artists worldwide.
5. Elton John
Elton John is an English singer, songwriter and composer who was born in 1947. Elton John has more than 40 albums and more than 50 Top 40 hits. Elton John has sold over 300 million records, becoming one of the best-selling music artists in the world.
6. Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band which was formed in London, in 1968 by four band members – singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, as well as drummer John Bonham. Led Zeppelin released 9 studio albums and 3 official live albums, and sold over 220 million units. Led Zeppelin is considered to be the progenitors of heavy metal.
7. Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd were an English rock band which was formed in London, in 1965 by four members of band – Syd Barret, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright. Pink Floyd released 14 studio albums and went on 12 live international tours, and sold around 200 million units. Pink Floyd is one of the most commercially successful and musically influential groups in the history of popular music.
8. Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, producer, actress and philanthropist who was born in 1969. Mariah Carey is famed for her 5 octave vocal range, melismatic style and use of the whistle register. Mariah Carey has released 14 studio albums and has sold over 175 million units.
9. Celine Dion
Celine Dion is a Canadian singer, songwriter, businesswoman and occasional actress who was born in 1968. Celine Dion is known for her technically skilled and powerful vocals. Celine Dion has released 40 studio albums and live albums, and has sold over 200 million units, becoming the best-selling Canadian artist in history.
10. Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston was an American singer, actress, producer and model who was born in 1963. Whitney Houston released 6 studio albums, 1 holiday album and 3 film soundtrack albums which have Diamond, Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold certification. Whitney Houston sold over 170 million records, becoming the most awarded female act of all time.