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Best Selling Music Artists of All Time

Name the best selling recording artists that ever warbled a ditty.
"Artists" includes solo performers as well as bands.
Based on all-time, worldwide sales.
Quiz by Ozchris
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First submittedMarch 1, 2013
Last updatedMarch 2, 2013
Times taken2,638
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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_music_artists
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Claimed Sales
Country of Origin
Artist
600 million
United Kingdom
The Beatles
600-500 million
United States
Elvis Presley
300-400 million
United States
Michael Jackson
275-300 million
United States
Madonna
200-300 million
United Kingdom
Led Zeppelin
200-250 million
United Kingdom
Elton John
200-250 million
United Kingdom
Pink Floyd
175-200 million
United States
Mariah Carey
175-200 million
Canada
Celine Dion
150-200 million
Australia
AC/DC
Claimed Sales
Country of Origin
Artist
170-200 million
United States
Whitney Houston
200 million
United Kingdom
The Rolling Stones
200 million
United Kingdom
Queen
200 million
Sweden
ABBA
150 million
United States
Eagles
150 million
Ireland
U2
150 million
United States
Billy Joel
150 million
United Kingdom
Phil Collins
150 million
United States
Aerosmith
150 million
United Kingdom
Genesis
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level 76
Mar 1, 2013
good quiz. Surprisingly tough. Maybe you could accept "The Eagles" as well as "Eagles?" I'm not sure why it occurred to me to even try "Eagles" sans the "the," but for some reason I did. For many it won't.
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level 40
Mar 2, 2013
Thanks! Will include 'the' eagles. Yeah, tougher than you'd think huh? Not many of these would are in my cd collection. And my cut-off for this quiz was Frank Sinatra. I aint havin' that SOB in my quizzes. :)
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level 71
Oct 23, 2013
Your cut off should have been Elvis, then we wouldn't have had to accept that Madonna, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Mariah Bloody Carey and Phil Collins are far more popular than they have any right to be. I'm going for a lie down, you've depressed me.
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level 72
Aug 23, 2013
you will notice most quizzes accept last names, so you don't have to type first and last name. you should think about that.