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The 30 best-selling music artists of all time, ranked by platinum albums





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In the decades before streaming-era rules and digital downloads inflated album sales, platinum certification was more difficult for artists to obtain.

When an artist achieved platinum status back then — selling a million or more physical copies of an album — it took a greater, more fervent effort from fans (driving to record stores, finding an album, handing over your hard-earned cash for it), but many acts reached platinum certification routinely nonetheless.

Using RIAA data, we ranked the best-selling artists of all time by the number of platinum albums they’ve sold in the US.

While some the results are surprising read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com

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