Top 10 Best-Selling Bands of All Time

Each of these best-selling bands has managed to sell more than 100 million records globally. There are a lot of factors you can consider when talking about the greatest bands of all time, most of them will be subjective. But even though an art form, the music business is first and foremost: A business. No statistic is therefore more important for objectively figuring out the top bands in history than the sales stats.

The following ranking hence lists the Top 10 Best-Selling Bands of All Time, based on the certified number of records (including digital downloads) each band managed to sell all around the world.


Note: This ranking lists the best-selling top bands of all time. Click here to see the Ranking for the Top 10 Best-selling solo music artists of all time.

The 10 Best-Selling Bands in History

best-selling top bands of all time


1. The Beatles


2. Eagles


3. Queen


4. Led Zeppelin


5. Pink Floyd



6. AC/DC


7. Maroon 5


8. U2


9. Metallica


10. The Rolling Stones


The 10 Best-Selling Bands in History

(as of March 2020)

Top 10 Best-Selling Bands of All Time:
1. THE BEATLES
~ 290 million record sales worldwide
2. EAGLES
~ 160 million record sales worldwide
3. QUEEN
~ 150 million record sales worldwide
4. LED ZEPPELIN
~ 140 million record sales worldwide
5. PINK FLOYD
~ 130 million record sales worldwide
6. AC/DC
~ 125 million record sales worldwide
7. MAROON 5
~ 120 million record sales worldwide
8. U2
~ 115 million record sales worldwide
9. METALLICA
~ 105 million record sales worldwide
10. THE ROLLING STONES
~ 100 million record sales worldwide

The 10 Best-Selling Bands in history, based on certified worldwide record sales (both albums and singles, including digital downloads).


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