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Best Selling British Music Artists

Name the most successful British artists by their total worldwide sales.
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First submittedDecember 14, 2012
Last updatedDecember 15, 2015
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Sales
Artist
250.0 million
The Beatles
154.0 million
Elton John
134.1 million
Led Zeppelin
110.2 million
Pink Floyd
90.5 million
Queen
89.5 million
The Rolling Stones
82.4 million
Phil Collins
70.3 million
Fleetwood Mac
67.9 million
Rod Stewart
63.7 million
Bee Gees
48.5 million
Adele
43.2 million
Robbie Williams
41.5 million
George Michael
41.0 million
Coldplay
40.9 million
Def Leppard
40.8 million
Dire Straits
38.6 million
Genesis
Sales
Artist
37.7 million
Spice Girls
35.4 million
The Police
33.9 million
Sade
28.8 million
Oasis
23.8 million
Depeche Mode
23.2 million
The Who
22.4 million
David Bowie
22.2 million
Paul McCartney
20.8 million
Duran Duran
19.8 million
Electric Light Orchestra
18.5 million
Eurythmics
18.1 million
UB40
16.3 million
Black Sabbath
15.5 million
Iron Maiden
13.4 million
Pet Shop Boys
12.5 million
Jethro Tull
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level 64
Apr 19, 2013
Bee Gees are Australian (born on Man, which is not part of UK!) and Clapton (who is British!) sold more than 40m albums in US only, so I would suggest you to correct your quiz...
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level 13
Dec 12, 2013
I refuse to take part after my answer 'Muse' was not accepted....
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level 47
May 28, 2014
Surprised not to see Radiohead
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level 30
Apr 16, 2016
Fleetwood Mac doesn't belong on this list because they ceased to be a British band when they relocated to Los Angeles and recruited two Americans (Buckingham and Nicks) who helped give them their biggest successes.
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level 25
Jul 26, 2017
The Shadows and Cliff Richard? Even Steps and Craig David have sold more than 12m copies