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Posted: 11 Dec 04, 20:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen are the number 52 best selling artist of all time in the United States.

This puts them over The Doors, The Who, Nirvana, Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Frank Sinatra, N'Sync, The Beach Boys, Eminem, Rush, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Dixie Chicks and Paul McCartney, among other notables.

See how they stack up against everybody else

And be sure to check out http://www.riaa.com/gp/bestsellers/topartists.asp

That's where I got this list, and from here you can look at best-selling albums, as well. (Queen's Greatest Hits is one of the top 100 best-selling of all-time in America)



Artist
Certified Units (in Millions)

BEATLES, THE
166.5

PRESLEY, ELVIS
117.5

LED ZEPPELIN
106.0

BROOKS, GARTH
105.0

EAGLES
88.0

JOEL, BILLY
78.5

PINK FLOYD
73.5

STREISAND, BARBRA
71.5

JOHN, ELTON
67.5

AEROSMITH
64.0

ROLLING STONES, THE
63.5

AC/DC
63.0

SPRINGSTEEN, BRUCE
61.5

MADONNA
60.0

JACKSON, MICHAEL
58.5

METALLICA
57.0

CAREY, MARIAH
57.0

STRAIT, GEORGE
54.5

HOUSTON, WHITNEY
54.0

VAN HALEN
50.5

ROGERS, KENNY
50.5

DIAMOND, NEIL
50.0

FLEETWOOD MAC
48.5

U2
48.0

KENNY G
47.5

ALABAMA
46.0

DION, CELINE
45.5

SANTANA
43.5

TWAIN, SHANIA
42.0

JOURNEY
40.0

NELSON, WILLIE
39.0

CLAPTON, ERIC
38.5

SIMON & GARFUNKEL
37.5

CHICAGO
37.0

SEGER, BOB/SILVER BULLET BAND
37.0

2 PAC
36.5

MC ENTIRE, REBA
36.5

PRINCE
36.5

FOREIGNER
36.0

BACKSTREET BOYS
36.0

GUNS 'N ROSES
35.5

JACKSON, ALAN
35.5

DYLAN, BOB
34.5

BON JOVI
33.5

DENVER, JOHN
33.5

STEWART, ROD
33.0

DEF LEPPARD
32.0

COLLINS, PHIL
32.0

RONSTADT, LINDA
31.5

BOSTON
31.0

TAYLOR, JAMES
30.5

QUEEN
30.5

DOORS, THE
29.5

MATTHEWS, DAVE BAND
29.0

PEARL JAM
28.5

DIXIE CHICKS
28.5

PETTY, TOM & THE HEARTBREAKERS
28.0

SPEARS, BRITNEY
28.0

'N SYNC
28.0

BOLTON, MICHAEL
28.0

KELLY, R.
28.0

OSBOURNE, OZZY
27.5

BOYZ II MEN
27.0

MELLENCAMP, JOHN
26.5

BEE GEES
25.5

SINATRA, FRANK
25.5

LYNYRD SKYNYRD
25.0

ZZ TOP
25.0

MC CARTNEY, PAUL
25.0

RUSH
24.5

JACKSON, JANET
24.0

MILLER, STEVE BAND
24.0

MANILOW, BARRY
24.0

NIRVANA
24.0

CARPENTERS, THE
24.0

CARS, THE
23.5

BROOKS & DUNN
23.0

CREED
23.0

EARTH, WIND & FIRE
23.0

HILL, FAITH
23.0

GILL, VINCE
22.5

VANDROSS, LUTHER
22.5

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER
22.5

MOTLEY CRUE
22.5

SADE
22.5

ESTEFAN, GLORIA
22.0

MC GRAW, TIM
22.0

TLC
22.0

ENYA
22.0

POLICE, THE
22.0

DOOBIE BROTHERS
22.0

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
22.0

R.E.O. SPEEDWAGON
21.5

GENESIS
21.5

EMINEM
21.0

RICHIE, LIONEL
21.0

BEASTIE BOYS
21.0

MEAT LOAF
20.5

BUFFETT, JIMMY
20.5

HEART
20.5

MORISSETTE, ALANIS
20.5

HENDRIX, JIMI
20.0

HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH
20.0

BEACH BOYS, THE
20.0

WHO, THE
20.0

JAY-Z
20.0


This chart was generated on 8/25/2003



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Posted: 11 Dec 04, 20:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay.
Cool.
cheers


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Posted: 11 Dec 04, 20:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That was the most unneccessary response in the history of Queenzone.


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Posted: 11 Dec 04, 21:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Hollywood Records did a great job in boosting Queen record sales.
Thanks for the RIAA info QueenZep.


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Posted: 12 Dec 04, 22:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

QueenZeppelin wrote:

That was the most unneccessary response in the history of Queenzone.



lol.



nice list, thought the Bee Gees, Ozzy and meatloaf would have been higher than Queen!


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