best selling album of all time

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 


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.

Antis: EXO is on a decline! Other groups are catching up and EXO will soon be forgotten! Just you wai–

EXO: *destroys every possible record and holds best selling group, solo, AND subunit album in Korea+ beaks all time new record selling a total of 2 MILLION ALBUMS in 2016 alone*

EXO: You were saying?


Today, the 30th of November, is the 37th birthday of one of Pink Floyd’s greatest works, the bellwether of all concept albums, “The Wall”.

Pink Floyd’s eleventh studio album, The Wall was recorded along the course of almost one full year (Dec. 1978 - Nov. 1979). Its storyline is well-known to many, and the album is considered to be one of the finest creations in the history of rock. It contains 26 tracks, most of them written and performed by Roger Waters. “The Wall” was placed at number 87 in Rolling Stone’s list of the greatest albums of all time, was ranked 3rd in the UK charts and 1st in the Billboard 200 upon its release, and sold about 23 million copies worldwide, becoming Pink Floyd’s second best-selling album.

What’s your favourite song from The Wall?


The 3rd album by the Clash was released in the UK on 14 December 1979 (and in the US two weeks later). The double album (which sold at the same price as a single album) was critically hailed at the time and quickly became the band’s best-selling record to date, peaking at #9 in the UK and #27 in the US. Rolling Stone has placed it #8 on The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and Entertainment Weekly declared it The Best Album of All Time.

The cover was designed by Ray Lowry as an homage to Elvis Presley’s self-titled debut album, with a photograph of Paul Simonon by Pennie Smith.

tis the season to remember that aside from having the best-selling christmas album of all time and the only modern holiday classic, mariah carey also has 18 number ones, the most of any solo artist ever, and is the best-selling female artist of all time. ha influence is not just relegated to the holidays. sip on that!

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. 

Thriller was released on 30 November 1982, and quickly became the best-selling album of all time.

It was the 6th solo studio album by the 24-year-old Michael Jackson, and record executives were worried that the album’s sales would be a disappointment compared to Jackson’s previous release, Off the Wall, especially given the lead single, “The Girl Is Mine,” which had been released on 18 October, and while it sold well, did not give any indication of the massive success the album would have.

Thriller had 7 of its 9 songs released as singles (all reached the Top Ten), and the album has sold more than 46 million copies worldwide (the next best-selling album is AC/DC’s Back in Black with 26 million copies sold). It was the best-selling album in the US in both 1983 and 1984, and continues to sell more than 100,000 copies each year.

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 😂

  •  Ranked the most powerful celebrity of 2015 by Forbes Korea for the second year in a row     
  • EXO Baekhyun’s duet “Dream” reached over 1 million downloads/ Sales     
  • Set concert attendance record for one of the concerts in the EXO'luxion in America tour *     
  • EXO Sehun wins Weibo Kpop Star Award at Gaon Chart Kpop Awards     
  • Broke record for most pre-sold album with Ex’Act pre sales surpassing 660,000 *    Ex’Act was the first Korean album to sell over 100,000 copies in one day* 
  • Broke the first week sales record by selling over 522,372 copies in one week. *   
  • W Korea’s EXOclusive became the best selling fashion magazine issue in Korea of all time *     
  • Became the first artist to hold six consecutive concerts at the Olympics Gymnastics Arena *     
  • Ex’Act reached number one on World Albums Chart     
  • “Monster” hit number one on Billboard World Digital Songs Chart, with “Lucky One” at Number 3     
  • Ex’Act hit #4 in 2016 Worldwide first week sales with 500,000 + sales     
  • “Monster” becomes highest scoring song on M! Countdown for 2016 and the fourth highest scoring song of all time     
  • Ex’Act breaks record for most album points in Music Bank history with a total of 8785 points     
  • “Monster” charted number one on melon for 145 consecutive hours and 139 hours on Genie     
  • EXO’s “Monster” MV is currently the most liked kpop mv on YouTube for 2016 ( 947k likes)     
  • “Lotto” hit number one on Billboard World Digital Songs Chart and number 2 on Gaon Digital Chart     
  • Lotto Repackaged album ranked number 10 on Billboard World Albums Chart    
  • Ex’Act reached number 1 and 2 on YinYueTai V-Chart     
  • Ex’Act reached number 1 on Itunes Digital Albums Chart and number 8 on Global Itunes and Spotify Charts     
  • EXO Lay’s Monodrama broke records by staying number 1 on YinYueTai V-Chart for 5 consecutive weeks.* 
  • It was followed by EXO’s Monster and Lucky one ranking at number 2 and 3.     
  • Lotto Korean version reached number one on Gaon Albums Chart with the Chinese version at number 2     
  • Ex’Act becomes EXO’s third million seller album after 2 months of release. 
  • EXO become “triple million sellers”     
  • “Dancing King” hit number 2 on Gaon’s Digital Chart and number 1 on Gaon’s download Chart     
  • “Dancing King” ranked number 3 on Billboard World Digital Songs Chart     
  • EXO Lay becomes the fastest Chinese Artist to reach one million views on YouTube     
  • EXO Lay becomes the first Chinese artist to enter the US Itunes Chart with song “What U Need”     
  • EXO Lay’s webdrama Old Nine Gates set records with its accumulation of over 10 billion views     
  • EXO Baekhyun wins V Chart award for most popular Korean singer     
  • EXO Chen’s OST duet “Everytime” reaches over 1 million downloads/ sales     
  • EXO Kai’s webdrama “Choco Bank” becomes the most watched web drama of 2016     
  • EXO Chanyeol’s film So I Married an Anti Fan breaks the highest box office record for 2d Chinese-Korean films in one week     
  • EXO Lay’s Lose Control becomes Hanteo’s highest selling solo album (246, 438) + Highest Selling first week sales for a solo     
  • EXO Lay’s Lose Control reaches 1 Million digital albums on Xiami     
  • EXO Lay’s Lose Control holds 9 YYT/Guinness records in total     
  • EXO Lay’s Lose Control is #3 for Hanteo’s 2016 Chart     
  • EXO Lay’s Lose Control became the best selling imported album of the year in just one day. (YYT Album Chart)     
  • EXO Lay’s Lose Control was #1 on the real-time chart for 50 days, #1 on Weekly chart for 8 weeks (YYT Album Chart)     
  • EXO Lay’s Lose Control reaches a perfect score for the month of November (YYT V Chart)     
  • EXO Lay’s Lose Control breaks 3 (out of 8) Yinyuetai weekly records and 6 (out of 8) Yinyuetai Monthly records     
  • EXO Lay’s Lose Control stays #1 on Chinese Billboard for 6 Weeks     
  • EXO ranked number 1 for group brand reputation for August and September of 2016.     
  • Only Korean artist to hold a concert in the Philippines for two consecutive days 
  • Ex’Act is currently the best selling Korean album of 2016     
  • EXO rank number 9 in worldwide album sales for 2016     
  • Became the first group to win all 3 daesangs at MMA *     
  • Won Album of the Year at MAMA for the fourth year in a row     
  • EXO is the only korean act on Fuse’s best 20 songs of 2016 with Monster    First korean boy group on Japan’s “ViVi” magazine *     
  • First boy group and first asian group to appear on L'UOMO VOGUE cover *
  • First international group to sell over 100k in the first week in Japan with Coming Over (Coming Over’s first week sales was 140k) *     
  • EXO D.O’s Hyung movie reached 2.8 million views and was #1 in the box office
  • EXO D.O.’s web-drama “Be Positive” surpassed 30 mil views, making it the fastest web drama to reach this amount of views within 18 days from its release. *     
  • EXO- CBX’s “Hey MAMA” has the highest album sales for a subunit *     
  • EXO Chanyeol’s OST “Stay With Me” (X Punch) was #3 on Billboard’s World Digital Songs Chart.     
  • EXO- CBX’s “Hey MAMA” has the highest 24 hour YouTube views for a subunit *     
  • EXO were the #1 Top Trending Artist on Twitter for 2016     
  • EXO were the only musical artist in the Top Ten Trends for Music for Twitter in 2016 coming in at #10     
  • Total of 22 awards + 12 nominations    Won 5 daesangs (still counting) ( Daesang at Golden Disk Award + daesang at Seoul Music Awards + MAMA Awards + Asian Artist Awards + Melon Awards)     
  • Total of 17 music show wins 

“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

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.


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.

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


anonymous asked:

I need some change in music I'm so over the EDM sound all the music is sounding the same and blending it. I feel like every time Taylor comes back it's refreshing for everyone because it's always so different from everything out there and that's why she's the best selling artist. It just feels good and right when you hear her voice on a new single of hers. We all are in desperation for Taylor to come back to us! She knows this too. Fall is the best season for all reasons and new Taylor album.

totally. I cannot wait !! 

Johhny Hallyday & Sylvie Vartan were considered France’s ‘golden’ celebrity couple throughout their 20 year relationship. Hallyday has often been called the ‘French Elvis’, although never popular outside of the Francophone world, he has 18 platinum albums, making him one of the world’s best selling musical artists of all time. Vartan was one of the most popular and prolific singers of the yé-yé era. The couple were married from 1965 to 1980 and their relationship was closely watched in French media.