DESCRIBING TO THE BEST-SELLING FAMOUS SINGERS IN HISTORY.

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  • Elvis Presley (1956-1977)

    Elvis Presley (1956-1977)
    1- Elvis Presley ~ 1,000,000,000 US 50s-70s (1956-1977) Country/Rock
    "He was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King". His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, led him to great success"(Wilkipedia)
  • Nana Mouskouri 60s-00s (1959-)

    Nana Mouskouri 60s-00s (1959-)
    6- Nana Mouskouri ~250,000,000 Greece 60s-00s (1959-) Pop
    "She is a Greek singer. Over the span of her career, she has released over 200 albums in at least twelve different languages, including Greek, French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew, Welsh, Mandarin Chinese and Corsican" (Wilkipedia)
  • Cliff Richard (1959-1969,1977-1979,1986-1999)

    Cliff Richard (1959-1969,1977-1979,1986-1999)
    7- Cliff Richard ~250,000,000 UK 50s-00s (1959-1969,1977-1979,1986-1999) Rock/Pop
    "He is a British singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist. Richard has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. He has total sales of over 21 million singles in the United Kingdom and is the third-top-selling artist in UK Singles Chart history, behind the Beatles and Elvis Presley" (Wilkipedia)
  • The Beatles (1962-1970)

    The Beatles (1962-1970)
    2- The Beatles ~ 770,000,000 UK 60s - Rock/Pop
    "They were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With a line-up comprising John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they are regarded as the most influential band of all time. The group were integral to the development of 1960s counterculture and popular music's recognition as an art form" (Wilkipedia)
  • The Rolling Stones (1964-1981)

    The Rolling Stones (1964-1981)
    8- The Rolling Stones ~250,000,000 UK 60s-00s (1964-1981) Rock 60.5 million in the US
    "They are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first stable line-up consisted of bandleader Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica, keyboards), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar, vocals), Bill Wyman (bass guitar), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ian Stewart (piano)" (Wilkipedia)
  • Elton John (1972-1976,1989-1991,1997-)

    Elton John (1972-1976,1989-1991,1997-)
    9- Elton John ~220,000,000 UK 70s-00s (1972-1976,1989-1991,1997-) Pop
    "He is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He has more than 30 albums, John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including seven number ones in the UK and nine in the US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US" (Wilkipedia)
  • Michael Jackson 70s-00s (1979)

    Michael Jackson 70s-00s (1979)
    3- Michael Jackson ~750,000,000 US 70s-00s (1979) Pop/R&B MJ Stats
    "He was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers in the history of music. Through stage and video performances, he popularized complicated dance techniques such as the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His sound and style have influenced artists of various genres" (Wilkipedia)
  • Madonna 80s-00s (1984-)

    Madonna 80s-00s (1984-)
    4- Madonna ~300,000,000 US 80s-00s (1984-) Pop WBR
    "She is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Having been referred to as the "Queen of Pop" since the 1980s, Madonna is noted for her continual reinvention and versatility in music production, songwriting, and visual presentation. She has pushed the boundaries of artistic expression in popular culture, while remaining completely in charge of every aspect of her career" (Wilkipedia)
  • Mariah Carey - 90s-00s (1990-)

    Mariah Carey - 90s-00s (1990-)
    5- Mariah Carey ~260,000,000 US 90s-00s (1990-) Pop/R&B

    "She is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, and philanthropist. Renowned for her five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style, and signature use of the whistle register, Carey is referred to as the "Songbird Supreme" by Guinness World Records. She rose to fame in 1990 after signing to Columbia Records and releasing her eponymous debut album, which topped the US Billboard 200 for eleven consecutive weeks" (W)
  • Celine Dion 80s-00s (1990-)

    Celine Dion 80s-00s (1990-)
    10- Celine Dion ~220,000,000 Canada 80s-00s (1990-) Pop Music/Pop Discography
    "She is a Canadian singer. She is renowned for her powerful, technically skilled vocals, and remains the best-selling Canadian artist and one of the best-selling artists of all time with record sales of 200 million copies worldwide. She was born into a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec, she emerged as a teen star in her homeland with a series of French-language albums during the 1980s" (Wilkipedia)