Timeline history of the best selling music artists worldwide. The data we have started from 1990 to 2020 of the best selling music artist of all time ranked by yearly certified record sales. Numbers are worldwide and adjusted to twelve months trailing average.
Recent years data includes digital singles sales as reported by online music retailers and streaming services.
This data aggregates multiple sources and can serve as a popularity indicator across different medias such as radio broadcasting, digital copies sales, album sales and online streaming frequency.
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