best selling album of all time

Beyoncé Knowles: 20 times Grammy Award winner, the second most honored female artist by the Grammys and the most nominated woman in Grammy Award history with 52 nominations. She has sold over 100 million records as a solo artist, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. RIAA recognized her as the Top Certified Artist of the 2000s decade. As of December 2015, Beyoncé has sold 16 million albums and over 47 million digital songs in the United States as a solo artist. Critics hail her as one of the best entertainers in contemporary popular music. Forbes magazine listed her as the most powerful female musician of 2015.

Taylor Swift: 10 time Grammy Award winner, at 20 she became the youngest person ever to win Album of the Year at the Grammys with Fearless, a country album and at 26 she became the only female solo act in history to receive that award twice with 1989, a pop album. She has sold 27.67 million albums (March 2015) in the United States, making her the seventh-largest-selling female artist. She has written every single song of every album she has ever released. She’s the only artist in history to have three consecutive albums sold more than 1 million copies in its first week. Swift owns the most awarded country album in music history (Fearless) and the most awarded pop album in music history (1989). This year, BMI will present Taylor Swift with an award bearing her name in recognition of her incomparable creative and artistic talent and influence on music lovers throughout the world. (This is only the second time in BMI’s 76-year history that the company has presented an award in someone’s name. The first was to Michael Jackson in 1990).

Adele: Academy Award Winner for best original song in a motion picture with Skyfall (2013) and 10 time Grammy Award Winner. She and Beyoncé hold the record of most Grammys won by a female artist in one night with six each. With 21 non-consecutive weeks at number 1 in the US, Adele broke the record for the longest number-1 album by a woman in Billboard history, beating the record formerly held by Whitney Houston’s soundtrack The Bodyguard.21 spent its 23rd week at number one in March 2012, making it the longest-running album at number one since 1985 and it became the fourth best-selling album of the past 10 years in the United States. 25 is the first album to sell more than 3 million copies in a week in Nielsen history, and only the second to surpass 2 million sold in a single frame. Adele is easily the best voice in music industry nowadays.

Beyoncé, Taylor, Adele, Gaga, Rihanna… You know one thing they all have in common? They make art maintaining true to themselves, they are unique in what they do, and that’s the key to their success. All these women can be successful at the same time in the same universe, crazy huh? Stop pitting women against each other.


Michael Jackson - Guiness Book of World Records (1984)

“I’ve always wanted to do great things and achieve many things, but for the first time in my entire career, I feel like I have accomplished something because I’m in The Guinness Book of Records” -Michael Jackson


Miles Davis in his own television special The Sound of Miles Davis, which aired April 9, 1959 on CBS. It was directed by Jack Smight, who also directed the iconic television special The Sound of Jazz, which premiered two years earlier in 1957.

Davis featured songs from his upcoming album Kind of Blue, which was slated to be released in August of that year. It would go on to be the best-selling jazz album in history, being certified quadruple platinum in 2008. It is regarded by critics to be the greatest jazz album of all time and made it to #12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the greatest 500 albums of all time.

The television special featured Davis’quintet which included John Coltrane, Jimmy Cobb and Wynton Kelly and arranger Gil Evans and his orchestra. Davis and Evans previously collaborated on the critically acclaimed albums Birth of the Cool, recorded between 1949 and 1950, Miles Ahead in 1957, and Porgy and Bess in 1958. They would both go on to record two more critically acclaimed albums with Sketches of Spain in 1960 and Quiet Nights in 1964.


The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, selling 522.000 copies in US and 863.000 worldwide in its first week of release, giving Bieber the largest first-week sales of his career and his sixth number-one album in the United States. Hit #1 on iTunes in 100 countries. Best selling album by a male released in 2015. Has now sold over 5.1 million copies worldwide (fastest album to sell 5 millions by a male in two years). The most streamed album of all time with over 10 billion streams in total. “Purpose” broke #HOT100 record by charting 17 songs.

Taylor Swift totally won 2014.

43 Reasons Taylor Swift Had the Best Year Ever

2014 In Review: Taylor Swift’s Best Year Yet 

Taylor Swift had quite a 2014! Even though her album didn’t release until the end of October, it still became the best selling album of 2014—beating out Disney's Frozen,which topped the Top Album Sales chart all year. 1989 has spent 7 non-consecutive weeks at number 1.   Billboard posted, “1989 is selling like no album has in the past 10 years. It has sold more than 200,000 copies in each of its first nine weeks on sale — a feat not managed since the spring of 2004." It’s the second time Swift has had the top-selling album of the year, having sold 3.22 million copies of her second album, Fearless, in 2009.   Having the best selling album of the year is an amazing feat, but it’s just one of many accomplishments Swift has had in 2014. Let’s take a look back at the Swift domination in 2014!   

  • She was the first artist to have an album go platinum
  • "Shake It Off” had the highest debut in the history of Billboard’s Adult Pop Songs Radio Airplay Chart
  • First woman in Hot 100 history to succeed herself at #1
  • Named Most Powerful Woman in UK Media 
  • Received 3 Grammy nominations with only 1 eligible song!
  • Only artist to ever have 3 albums sell 1 million copies the first week of album sales
  • First Woman to be named Billboard’s Women of the Year twice
  • First act since The Beatles to have 4 consecutive albums that have logged 6 or more weeks at number 1 in the US
  • First ever recipient of Dick Clark’s Award of Excellence
  • Musician Of The Year - USA Today
  • Album of the Year - Billboard and USA Today
  • Do Something’s Most Charitable Act of 2014
  • She set Guinness World Records for being the First Female Solo Artist to have two albums sell one million copies in the first week and having the Fastest Selling Single in Digital History with “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
  • She won awards at the: ACMs, ASCAPs, BMIs, BMI London Awards, BMI Pop Awards, CMAAs, CMCs, PCAs, Radio Disney Music Awards, Songwriter’s Hall of Fame,  Teen Choice Awards and others!
Here are a few of Swift’s other awards:  
  • Askmen Hot 100
  • 30th Barbara Walters’s The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014
  • 3rd Billbord’s Music’s Top 40 Money Makers 2014
  • 1st 4Music Last Fan Standing
  • Forbes Highest-Paid Country Musicians
  • 2nd Forbes Most Powerful Celebrities
  • 18th MTV’s Hottest Summer Superstar
  • 8th People’s Best Dressed
  • 1st CapitalFm The SEXIEST Female Singers Of 2014
  • 6th Forbes Top Earning Women In Music
  • 2nd Forbes Highest Paid Celebrities Under 30
  • 3rd Forbes Highest Paid Musicians
  • 8th MTV’s Stars
  • Dosomething Top 20 Celebs Gone Good
Swift has been awarded and named the artist of the year by many other publications…what a year! 2015 is bound to be another year filled with honors, but—more importantly—it’s the year Swift sets out on her FOURTH major headlining tour! Seriously, the excitement 2015 has to offer is endless.   Swift spent her final months in 2014 growing closer to fans—inviting them to her home, flying them out to concerts, sending them presents. She has been trying to meet as many fans as she can who have never had the chance.   2015 is bound to be filled with more surprises and many more lives changed! I can’t wait to see it unfold! Thanks for a great year, Taylor Swift! See you in 2015!   Article

Achievements by 2NE1

Let’s look back at 2NE1 achievements:

1. They debuted in 2009 with “Fire” which until 2015 held the record for being the most viewed debut music video on Youtube for any kpop group 

2. Their follow-up song “I Don’t Care” won 12 times on music shows and was awarded “Song of the Year” at MAMA 2009 

3. In 2012 “I Don’t Care” had sold over 4,5 million copies, making it one of the best selling singles of all time in Korea 

4. Their first full length album “To Anyone” was pre-ordered with an impressive 120.000 copies 

4. Their 5 MV released songs from the album (Can’t Nobody, Follow Me, Clap Your Hands, It Hurts and Go Away) each sold over 1 or 2 million copies 

5. They won “Best Album of the Year” and “Artist of the Year” at the 2010 MAMA’s

6.  Park Bom’s single “You and I” sold over 4,5 million copies in 2010, making it one of the best selling singles in Korea of all time 

7. In 2011 they released their second mini album where each song received their own music video, which had never been done before 

8.  “Lonely”, “Hate You” and “I Am the Best” combined sold over 8 million copies 

9. “I Am the Best” received “Song of the Year” at the 2011 MAMA’s  

10. 2NE1 is the only female group to ever win 4 daesang’s at MAMA (2 Song of the Year, 1 Artist of the Year and 1 Album of the Year) 

11. They have won a total of 9 awards at MAMA’s and have been nominated 22 times

12. They are the group - second to Big Bang - to win most Daesangs at MAMA (EXO and 2NE1 shares second place)  

13. In 2012 they only released one song “I Love You” which sold over 2 million copies 

14. They held their first world tour in 2012 and with their concert at the Nokia Theatre in LA, they became the first girl group to rank on Billboard’s Current Box Score with an 653,716 dollar income 

15. Their song “Falling in Love” from 2013 became their 9th number 1 hit in Korea  

16. Their song “Missing you” from 2013 became their 10th number 1 hit in Korea 

17. In 2014 they released their second full album “Crush” which peaked at the Billboard album chart at 61 making it the highest topping Kpop album of all time on an American music chart (the record was recently broken by BTS) 

18. The tracks in “Crush” was downloaded over 5,2 million times in Korea, making 2NE1 the most downloaded girl group in 2014 

19. Billboard named “Crush” the number 1 Kpop album of 2014

20. Billboard named “Crush” the 11th best album of 2014 

21. Billboard ranked “Crush” in 9th place on the World Artist list 

22. FUSE TV placed “Crush” on their “40 best album of the world” list, making them the only Asian artist to be on that list 

23. “I Am the Best” was used for Microsoft new software update in 2014/2015, the first ever kpop song used for such a high international brand

24. 2NE1 has sold over 65 million digital singles, making them not only one of the best selling girl groups in Korea but in the entire world 

25. They have won a total of 66 awards where 6 of them are daesangs and 43 times on music shows 

Kendrick Lamar was nominated for a total of 11 Grammys last night. The only person to surpass him in that regard was Michael Jackson in 1984 with 12. Mind you, the Thriller album is the best selling and most influential record of all time. This is the sort of company Kendrick has been catapulted into, only 5 or years into his career.

I find that so incredible and am really excited to see where his career is heading next.


Happy Birthday Kerplunk!

Released January 17, 1992 Recorded May–September 1991 Studio Art of Ears Studios, San FranciscoGenrePunk rock

Kerplunk is the second studio album by the American punk rock band Green Day. It was released on January 17, 1992 through Lookout Records.[1] Kerplunk was their last release on Lookout Records and was also the first album to feature Tré Cool on drums. The album has gone on to be among the best selling independently released albums of all time. After debuting the album to their fans in the Berkeley, California area and receiving much approval from the critical 924 Gilman Street crowd, the band packed up in a cramped, converted Book Mobile and headed east.

when Taylor is

  • a seven-time Grammy winner
  • winner of 12 Billboard Music Awards
  • winner of 11 Country Music Association Awards
  • winner of 8 Academy of Country Music Awards
  • winner of 1 Brit Award
  • currently on her fourth sold-out headlining tour, filling stadiums worldwide
  • one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums
  • the youngest recipient for the Album of the Year Grammy
  • the only artist to ever hit 1 million first-week sales three times
  • the youngest ever Billboard Woman of the Year, and the only artist to receive it twice (2011 & 2014)
  • the only female artist to have 6+ #1 weeks with three consecutive albums
  • one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People
  • the top selling digital artist in music history
  • winner of 24 special awards (e.g. IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2014, 2013 Pinnacle Award, 2014 Dick Clark Award for Excellence, and 2015 ELLE’s Woman of the Year)
  • the youngest solo artist ever to top the year-end sales chart
  • the performing artist for the best selling albums of 2009 and 2014 
  • People magazine’s Most Intriguing People of 2009 list topper
  • an NBC Person of the Year
  • one of Rolling Stone’s 100 People Changing America
  • the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house
  • winner of 281 awards out of 444 nominations
  • DoSomething’s Most Charitable Celebrity for 2012, 2013, and 2014

and OK! Magazine thinks the best way to label her is “Harry Styles ex girlfriend” and “Calvin Harris’ rumoured girlfriend”

Best selling musicians of all time.

10. Whitney Houston

  • Album sales: 170-200 Million 
  • Years active: 1977-2012 
  • Best selling album: The Bodyguard, 45 Million copies sold. 

9. Celine Dion

  • Album sales:200+ Million 
  • Years active:1981-Present 
  • Best selling album: Falling Into You, 32 Million copies sold. 

8. Mariah Carey

  • Album sales:200+ Million 
  • Years active: 1988-Present 
  • Best selling album: Music Box, 32 Million copies sold. 

7. Pink Floyd

  • Album sales:250 Million 
  • Years active:1965-1996, 2014 
  • Best selling album: The Dark Side of The Moon, 50 Million copies sold. 

6. Led Zeppelin

  • Album sales: 250-300 Million 
  • Years active: 1968-1980 
  • Best selling album: Led Zeppelin IV, 37 Million copies sold. 

5. Elton John

  • Album sales: 300 Million 
  • Years active: 1964-Present 
  • Best selling album: Elton John’s Greatest Hits, 16 Million copies sold. 

4. Madonna

  • Album sales:300+ Million 
  • Years active:1979-Present 
  • Best selling album: The Immaculate Collection, 30 Million copies sold. 

3. Michael Jackson

  • Album sales:400 Million 
  • Years active: 1964-2009 
  • Best selling album:Thriller, 65 Million copies sold. *Highest Selling Album Of All Time* 

2. Elvis

  • Album sales:500-600 Million 
  • Years active: 1954-1977 
  • Best selling album:? 

1. The Beatles

  • Album sales:600+ Million 
  • Years active:1960-1970 
  • Best selling album: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 32 Million copies sold. 

i’m just upset because so many people talked about how much f(x) suffered as a whole to get where they are this year & the fact that sm gives them about 2 weeks for a promotion? it makes me mad. luna was so excited for promotions & the other girls worked extremely hard. they will probably have the best selling female group album this year and they put so much work into this album. & yeah, sure. red velvet and snsd do work as hard as them but the difference is sm gives them proper promotions. red velvet had two comebacks and three music videos. their members get activities as well. don’t take this as hate bc lol snsd is my favorite group of all time. but snsd…snsd gets so much. & i didn’t actually realize how much they get?? they got 3 mvs. taeyeon went solo. tts is coming back soon. tiffany is rumored to get a solo early next year. they had a reality show as a group. they went on running man. they went on weekly idol. taeyeon has her own reality show (onstyle). and then let’s not forget the amount of modeling yuri, tiffany, sooyoung, taeyeon, yoona, tts, and hyoyeon have done this year. if sm put the same amount of effort they put in their other female groups maybe f(x) could be on the same popularity level as snsd. & btw lol where is their fandom name that was promised


Today marks five years.
Rest in peace, Michael. You will be missed.
Whether you are dead or alive.

You bring up so many issues and gain so much popularity that the hatred grows with it as well. It’s sad to see such a beautiful soul be judged by a society that doesn’t understand. Maybe he’s in a better place where he doesn’t have to tolerate such hatred anymore.
Stop hate… spread love.

Michael Jackson has set many records throughout his career and won many awards. From the early days of the Jackson 5 to the current day. Michael Jackson has been in a league of his own with his best competition being himself and trying to improve on what he has already achieved.

Here are a just a few of the record breaking achievements:

  • Biggest Selling Album Of All Time - Guiness Book Of World Records

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Album is the biggest selling album of all time, with over 50 million copies sold worldwide. Thriller is also the biggest selling U.S album with sales of 25 million copies.

  • Most No.1 Hits in 1980’s

By The End of the 1980’s MIchael Jackson had more #1 hits than any other artist for the decade.

  • Greatest Audience - Guiness Book Of World Records

The highest-ever viewership was 133.4 million viewers watching the NBC transmission of Super Bowl XXVII on June 31, 1993. Michael was spotlighted during the half-time peformance.

  • Bad Tour - Guiness Book Of World Records

Michael Jackson’s world tour brought in a record gross revenue of over $124 million during September 1987-December 1988.

  • 100 Million Records

Michael has sold over 100 million singles and albums outside of the U.S.

  • Billboard Charts

Michael Jackson is the first person in the 37 year history of the Billboard chart to enter straight in at No1, with his single “You Are Not Alone”. The previous record “Earth Song” which had debuted at No5 and also Michael Jacksons.

  • Biggest Selling Video

Michael Jackson’s “The Making Of Thriller” is the biggest selling video to be released by an artist.

  • Billboard “Hot 100” Singles Chart

Most No1 Hits by Male Artist (13)

  • No.1 Debuts

Michael Jacksons “Bad”, “Dangerous”, and “HIStory” albums all debuted in at No1.

  • Awards

Michael has won more awards than any other artist.

  • No.1 On Charts

In 1983 Michael became the first artist to simultaneously hold the number one spots on Billboard’s rock albums and rock singles charts, as well as the R&B albums and singles charts.

  • Consecutive No.1 Singles

Jackson 5 were the first group to ever have four consecutive No1 singles.

You will find so many more at the bottom of this page.

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happy 32nd birthday, thriller! || the best [selling] album of all time

Legend Status:
  • Female artist who has spent the most weeks at No.1 this decade
  • Female artist with the most Top 5 hits of the decade
  • Female artist with the most Top 10 hits of the decade
  • Female artist with the most Top 40 hits of the decade
  • Highest paid black actress in the history of cinema
  • 3rd highest grossing touring act
  • BEYONCÉ is the 1st album by a female artist to reach No.1 in most countries
  • Lemonade is the 3rd album by a female artist to reach No.3 in most countries
  • Lemonade is the only album of 2016 to go platinum in pure sales
  • Telephone is the best selling female collaboration of all time
  • Most nominated woman in Grammy History
  • 2nd female artist with most Grammys (20)
  • Woman with the most Grammy Awards won in one night (6)
  • Only artist in hisory to have all her albums debut at No.1 in the Billboard 200
  • Her performance at the 2011 VMAs is the most tweeted moment ever
  • Amor Gitano is the best selling single in Spain of all time
  • First and only female artist to have 9 singles in the UK Top 75 off one album
  • 1st female artist to headline the Glastonbury Festival
  • BEYONCÉ is the fastest selling album in iTunes history
  • Destiny’s child is the 2nd group with the most Billboard awards ever
  • Single Ladies would have been the first video ever to reach 1 billion views
  • 1st black musician last decade with a Vogue Italia cover
  • 1st black female artist to cover Vogue America’s September Issue
  • Most awarded artist in VMAs history


“I remember being in the studio once with Quincy and Rod Temperton while we worked on ‘Thriller’. I was playing pinball and one of them asked me, 'If this album is not as good as’ Off The Wall’, you will be disappointed? "I remember being angry. I told them that 'Thriller’ had to be better than 'Off the Wall’.

I admitted that I wanted this album to be the best selling of all time. They started laughing. Apparently, it was not realistic to want. ”

- Michael Jackson

Heres a pic of my album collection!
From top to bottom:
Iron Maiden- Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (1988)

Megadeth- Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? (1986)

Iron Maiden- Somewhere In Time (1986)

Megadeth- Endgame (2009)

Iron Maiden- Powerslave (1984)

Metallica- Kill em’ All (1983)

Iron Maiden- Brave New World (2000)

Metallica- Master Of Puppets (1986)

Megadeth- Countdown To Extinction (1992)

Death- Symbolic (1995)

Megadeth- Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! (1985)

Iron Maiden- Iron Maiden (1980)

Led Zeppelin- Celebration Day Live (2007)

Van Halen- Best Of Both Worlds (this is my dad’s lol)

Metallica- Through The Never Live Movie Soundtrack (2013)

I Also have:
Iron Maiden- The Number Of The Beast

Slipknot- .5: The Gray Chapter

Metallica- Ride The Lightning, …And Justice For All, The Black Album

Megadeth- Rust In Peace

Exodus- Blood In, Blood Out

Overkill- White Devil Armory

Stratovarius- Infinity

Pantera- Far Beyond Driven, Far Beyond The Great Cowboys Vulgar Hits!

System Of A Down- Mesmerize, Hypnotize

A7x- Waking The Fallen, City Of Evil, The White Album, Nightmare, Hail To The King

I think there maybe more but idk 😂