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UK's Top 50 Best Selling Singles Artists Of The 21st Century


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Best-selling (singles) Artists of the Century
Official Top 50. We use exclusive official sales and streaming figures to bring you the definitive countdown of the best-selling artists of the century so far.

 

50 Justin Timberlake - 11.6m
49 Michael Buble - 11.6m
48 James Arthur - 11.7m
47 Black Eyed Peas - 11.7m
46 Nicki Minaj - 12.0m
45 The Killers - 12.0m
44 Sia - 12.3m
43 Ellie Goulding - 12.6m
42 Elton John - 12.6m
41 Shawn Mendes - 14.0m
40 Dave - 14.2m
39 Avicii - 14.5m
38 Fleetwood Mac - 14.5m
37 Clean Bandit - 14.8m
36 Imagine Dragons - 14.9m
35 Michael Jackson - 14.9m
34 Stormzy - 14.9m
33 The Beatles - 15.1m
32 Lewis Capaldi - 15.8m
31 George Ezra 16.3m
30 Jason Derulo - 16.4m
29 Billie Eilish - 17.5m
28 Chris Brown - 17.5m
27 Bruno Mars - 18.0m
26 Maroon 5 - 18.1m
25 Dua Lipa - 18.8m
24 One Direction - 18.8m
23 Lady Gaga - 19.2m
22 Pink - 19.2m
21 Katy Perry - 19.3m
20 Queen - 19.4m
19 Sam Smith - 20.1m
18 Oasis - 20.6m
17 David Guetta - 22.0m
16 Arctic Monkeys - 23.6m
15 Calvin Harris - 24.5m
14 Little Mix - 25.0m
13 Post Malone - 25.5m
12 The Weeknd - 25.8m
11 Kanye West - 26.3m

10 Beyoncé - 26.3m combined sales since 2000
9 Adele - 26.8m
8 Coldplay - 27.6m
7 Justin Bieber - 29.4m
6 Ariana Grande - 30.1m
5 Taylor Swift - 31.4 m
4 Rihanna - 35.4m
3 Eminem - 42.0m
2 Drake - 55.7m
1 Ed Sheeran - 68.9m

 

Very interesting to see certain girls above the "greatest and most successful artist of all time" according to ATRL.

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Dua Lipa so high with only two albums out :clap3:

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10 minutes ago, Hector said:

10 Beyoncé - 26.3m combined sales since 2000

lol

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Taylor :eek:

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32 minutes ago, Patient Zero said:

Dua Lipa so high with only two albums out :clap3:

Both of those albums have at least 4 extra singles from different artists tacked on, the nerve to say "only two albums" when her eras cannot be compared to any other female :rip:

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Didn’t that Drake was that far ahead of Rihanna. 
 

Ed :toofunny3:

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42 minutes ago, Hector said:


6 Ariana Grande - 30.1m
5 Taylor Swift - 31.4 m
4 Rihanna - 35.4m

:huh: what is thissss

 

UK certified song units:

 

Rihanna - 40m

Ariana - 22m

Taylor - 17m

 

they might wanna revise the list they aired on MTV nn

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LMFAO! 
 

What is this list, and why is it so different than what the BPI has actually released in terms of certified units?

 

Why are we using MTV Hits U.K. as a source?

 

:hoetenks:
 

 

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Oh wow @ Taylor being at 31M singles units :clap3:

 

And with only Drake and Ed Sheeran currently outstreaming her from this list, she should get even higher in the future :clap3:

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why does this look like a billboard list :dies:

the lack of power in the last decade is apparent...

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Adele & Sam :clap3:

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yes taylor yes winning

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1 hour ago, Hector said:

41 Shawn Mendes - 14.0m

:ahh:“prince of pop” according to some :ahh:

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1 hour ago, Hector said:

5 Taylor Swift - 31.4 m
4 Rihanna - 35.4m

My girls smashing per usual. 

 

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1 hour ago, Hot Volcano said:

Both of those albums have at least 4 extra singles from different artists tacked on, the nerve to say "only two albums" when her eras cannot be compared to any other female :rip:

They’d still count for Dua anyways, since she’s the lead artist in all of them.

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#5. Taylor Swift - 31.4M

#8. Coldplay - 27.6M

It's serving modern day legends :clap3:

 

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1 hour ago, Underdogs said:

Taylor so close to Rihanna? :jonny3:

she's 23,000,000 units behind Rih in certified song units and UK certifications are updated automatically sooo that MTV UK list is obviously incorrect (or partially incorrect) :rip: 

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1 hour ago, Hot Volcano said:

Both of those albums have at least 4 extra singles from different artists tacked on, the nerve to say "only two albums" when her eras cannot be compared to any other female :rip:

It doesnt matter, waht dua has achieved is extremely impressive either way. Shell be top 5 soon enough

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1 minute ago, istan4badgalriri said:

she's 23,000,000 units behind Rih in certified song units and UK certifications are updated automatically sooo that MTV UK list is obviously incorrect (or partially incorrect) :rip: 

Ya same for ellie. She has 14.3m certififed units in the uk

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Kinda surprised to see Taylor in the top 5 considering she's more of an albums artist than a singles artist :clap:

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