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The Most Successful Musicians of All Time

THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MUSICIANS OF ALL TIME The most successful musicians of all time in the U.S. based on total gold, platinum and diamond album sales and GRAMMY wins. Values denote the total worth of the artist's discs if they were made from gold or platinum. GRAMMYS DISCS BRUCE U2 SPRINGSTEEN ERIC CLAPTON 22-43 20 49 MICHAEL JACKSON A1 90 THE BEATLES 80 116 70 MADONNA 60 49 BILLY 50 JOEL 47 40 MARIAH CAREY 30 37 20 JAMES TAYLOR 39 10 ELTON JOHN 76 10 KENNY 20 ROGERS 30 167 ELVIS PRESLEY 40 50 GARTH BROOKS 60 THE 82 ROLLING STONES 70 80 AC/DC 90 LED ZEPPELIN 34 PINK 39 FLOYD KENNY G THE DOORS ELVIS THE PRESLEY GOLD BEATLES $220,374 THE ROLLING $413,201 STONES (1 Gold Disc = 500,000 units sold ELTON $197,418 90 JOHN 48 $169,872 43 KENNY ROGERS 90 $128,552 28 ERIC CLAPTON $105,596 75 60 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN $101,005 22 45 AC/DC $101,005 22 30 GARTH BROOKS 21 15 $96,414 MADONNA 20 $91,823 15 THE DOORS 20 $91,823 30 JAMES 20 TAYLOR $91,823 45 LED 19 ZEPPELIN 60 $87,231 PINK FLOYD $87,231 75 BILLY JOEL 90 $82,640 U2 15 $73,458 MARIAH CAREY $68,867 KENNY G MICHAEL $68,867 JACKSON $68,867 ELVIS THE PRESLEY BEATLES $150,048 THE ROLLING $185,774 PLATINUM STONES $100,032 52 ELTON Platinum Disc = 1,000,000 units sold 42 JOHN 28 $96,459 GARTH BROOKS 60 $75,024 AC/DC 50 $71,451 20 LED ZEPPELIN 40 $64,306 30 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN $60,734 20 MADONNA 17 $60,734 10 BILLY JOEL $60,734 10 KENNY ROGERS 20 $60,734 16 U2 30 $57,161 PINK FLOYD 40 $53,588 14 THE DOORS 50 $50,016 JAMES TAYLOR $50,016 MARIAH CAREY $46,443 MICHAEL KENNY G JACKSON $46,443 ERIC CLAPTON $39,298 $39,298 THE ELVIS BEATLES $185,774 PRESLEY MULTI-PLATINUM GARTH $178,629 BROOKS LED $107,177 (1) Multi-Platinum Disc = 3,000,000 or more units sold ZEPPELIN $100,032 PINK FLOYD $85,742 30 MADONNA $85.742 25 12 20 BILLY JOEL $85,742 15 ELTON JOHN $85,742 (12 10 AC/DC $85,742 THE ROLLING STONES $78,597 U2 $78,597 10 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN $71,451 15 MARIAH CAREY $64,306 20 MICHAEL JACKSON 25 $64,306 KENNY G $57,161 30 KENNY ROGERS $50,016 ERIC CLAPTON $50,016 THE DOORS JAMES TAYLOR $35,725 $35,725 A standard album weighs 120 grams. The gold price per gram on the 10th Feb was $38.26 and the platinum price per gram was $29.77. A gold album would therefore be worth $ 459120, while a platinum album would therefore be worth $ 3572.40 and a multi-platinum album is assumed to be worth twice a platinum album equalling $7144.80. Sources: BullionVault www.riaa.com, www.grammy.com, en.wikipedia.org. www.billboard.com, www.allmusic.com, www.infoplease.com www.BullionVault.com Prices correct as of 10th Feb, 16.

The Most Successful Musicians of All Time

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With awards season in full swing, and the GRAMMYs taking place this evening, we started wondering about just who are the most successful musicians of all time in terms of diamond, gold and platinum di...

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