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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 11:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did anyone else (in the UK)see that guy last night on mastermind have Queen as his specialist subject? The questions seemed pretty tame compared with those I remember from the conventions. I've not been to a convention since 1994 due to work. Do they still have the mastermind competition? Anyway, my husband thought it was pretty sad that I knew all the answers. John Humphries needs putting right on one fact, saying that they didn't sell that many records like the Beatles indeed! Didn't I read recently that they have now overtaken the Beatles in terms of record sales or am I getting mixed up?

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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 12:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think you're getting mixed up.
from a simple google search:-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Best_selling_music_artists#1-49

Volume (Total albums and singles)
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1-49
# Name Albums Worldwide Sales Nationality Years Active Genre Estimate based on
1 The Beatles 40+ 1 Billion + UK 60s, 70s, 90s Rock/Pop Guinness/EMI estimate
Elvis Presley 500+ 1 Billion + US 50s-70s Rock/Country/Pop Elvis researchers estimate

RCA 1992

ABBA ~260,000,000 Sweden 70s-80s Disco/Pop source 1997]
Cliff Richard 60+ ~260,000,000 British 50s-00s Country/Rock/Pop BBC
Madonna 16 ~250,000,000 US/UK 80s-00s Pop WBR 2004 src.2 [1]
Michael Jackson 14 ~250,000,000 US 70's-00's Soul/R&B/Rock/Pop source
Nana Mouskouri 450 ~250,000,000 Greece 60s-00s Pop [2] [3]
Mariah Carey 14 ~220,000,000 US 90s-00s R&B
Celine Dion 21 ~220,500,000 US 80s-00s Pop Music/Pop Discography

Elton John 43 ~220,000,000 UK 70s-00s Pop [4]

11 The Rolling Stones ~210,000,000 UK 60s-00s Rock
Garth Brooks ~210,000,000 US 80s-00s Country 105m.US
Led Zeppelin 9/12 ~200,000,000 UK 60s-70s Hard rock 106m.US [http://msnbc.msn.com/id/3079786
Julio Iglesias 80 ~200,000,000 Spain 70s-00s Latino Pop [5] [6]
Tom Jones ~200,000,000 UK 60's-00's Pop
Whitney Houston 10 ~188,000,000 US 80s-00s R&B/Pop source
AC/DC ~184,000,000 Australia/UK 70s-00s Hard Rock source1 [7] David Icke
Johnny Mathis ~180,000,000 US 50s-00s Pop/Standards src. source 2
Paul McCartney 175,000,000+ UK 60s-00s Rock
Genesis ~160,000,000 UK 70s-00s Rock/Pop src.
21 Phil Collins ~155,000,000 UK Rock/Pop src.
U2 11 *~150,000,000 Ireland 80s-00s Rock/Pop 50m.US
Status Quo 135,000,000 UK 60s-00s Rock [8]
[9] [10]

E. Humperdinck ~130,000,000 UK/US 50s-00s Pop/Standards [11] [12]
src.2

Chicago 122,000,000 US 60s-00s Pop/Rock 37m.US,[13] [14]
The Eagles ~120,000,000 US 70s-00s Country/Rock
Wei Wei (??) ~120,000,000 China 80s-00s Pop [15] [16]
Neil Diamond ~120,000,000 US 60s-00s Pop/Standards/Rock [17]
Modern Talking 13 ~120,000,000 DE 80s-00s Disco/Dance BMG 2003
Prince 24 ~*120,000,000 US 80s-00s Pop/Funk/Rock 40m.US, [18]
31 The Bee Gees 110,000,000 UK/AU 60s-00s Pop/Disco src.1 [19]
Bon Jovi ~110,000,000 US 80s-00s Rock/Hard Rock (100m.alb.)
R.E.M. ~110,000,000 US 80s-00s Rock (106m.alb.)
Pink Floyd ~105,000,000 UK 60s-00s Rock
Janet Jackson 9 ~105,000,000 US 80s-00s R&B/pop/soul 78m.alb.
Kenny Rogers 105,000,000+ US 60s-00s Country/Pop/Rock [20]
[21]

Barbra Streisand 100,000,000+ US 60s-00s Standards/Pop 71m.US
Mireille Mathieu 37 ~100,000,000 FR 60s-00s Pop src.
Alla Pugacheva 15 ~100,000,000 Russia 70s-00s Rock/Pop *(10m.US) [22]
David Bowie ~100,000,000 UK 60s-00s Rock src.
Black Sabbath ~100,000,000 UK 70s-00s Hard Rock 15m.US
Ricky Nelson ~100,000,000 US 50s-80s Pop/Country/Rock
Luciano Pavarotti ~100,000,000 IT 60s-00s Opera [23] [24]
Brenda Lee ~100,000,000 US 50s-60s Pop/Country
A. R. Rahman ~100,000,000 India 90s-00s [25]
OmPrakash ~100,000,000 India 90s-00s [26]
Illayaraja ~100,000,000 India 70s-00s [27]
Barry White ~100,000,000 US 70s-00s Pop/R&B/Disco [28]
Deep Purple ~100,000,000 UK 60s-00s Hard Rock [29]
Lionel Richie ~100,000,000 US 80s-00s Pop/R&B [30]
Dolly Parton ~100,000,000 US 60s-00s Country [31]
Donna Summer ~100,000,000 US 70s-90s Disco src.
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50-99
# Name Albums Worldwide Sales Nationality Years Active Genre Estimation on
Rod Stewart ~100,000,000 UK 60s-00s Rock/Standards [32]
Aerosmith ~100,000,000 US 70s-00s Hard Rock [33] [34]
Billy Joel ~100,000,000 US 70s-00s Pop / Rock 78 mil.US, [35] [36]
Marianne James ~100,000,000 France Jazz
Fleetwood Mac ~100,000,000 UK/US 60s-00s Pop/Rock 2
Johnny Hallyday ~100,000,000 FR 50s-00s Pop src.1 [37]
Charles Aznavour ~100,000,000 FR 50s-00s Pop [38]
Oscar Peterson ~100,000,000 Canad


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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ooh, two threads on this. Tell your husband he needs to slap you harder...