How well do you know these best-selling music artists?

Can you answer these questions about the highest-selling acts ever?

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There's always been a push and pull between commercialism and artistry. Can the best art also be the most popular? Can ultra-personal expressions reach the masses? While we can't really quantify how good a piece of music is, we can absolutely count the amount of music a given artist has sold!

These are all artists you know. Heck, they're artists the whole world knows, because they're some of the best-selling acts of all time. It doesn't matter whether they suit your taste or not, their music is culturally significant.

But exactly how well do you know these musicians? Do you have what it takes to get a perfect 10/10 about some of the best-known, best-selling artists ever? Find out here! Make sure to share your score and thoughts in the comment section below!

  1. This Beatles are the best-selling music act of all time, with estimated sales of 600 million units worldwide. What were they called before "The Beatles"
  2. Where was Elvis Presley born?
  3. Elton John is one of the best-selling artists of all time, due largely in part to a songwriting partnership with which lyricist?
  4. Estimates of Queen record sales range from 250 million to 300 million units. Which member of Queen left the band in 1997?
  5. With sales of over 300 million records worldwide, who is the best-selling female recording artist of all time?
  6. What was the first Led Zeppelin single released in the United States?
  7. Rihanna is the second-best-selling female music artist of all time. What is the name of her beauty brand?
  8. Pink Floyd were admirers of the Monty Python comedy group, and helped finance which 1975 film?
  9. Who is the top-selling hip-hop recording artist of all time?
  10. This singer, with a five-octave vocal range, has sold over 200 million units and has been dubbed "The Queen of Christmas"

How well do you know these best-selling music artists?

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60 Comments

gockionni 10 months ago
5/10 - sales aren’t everything, they say.
Steve67 10 months ago
7/10 & okay with it as not a fan of the ones I got wrong. Missed 5, 7, & 9 (Got lucky 10)
JellyrollJackson 10 months ago
4/10 I just didn’t pay attention to rock.
JL1965 10 months ago
Kind of left off The Rolling Stones
Righteouspossum JL1965 4 months ago
the category was Best Selling Artists , which the Rolling Stones are not, they are in the middle of the pack, the Beatles, Elvis Led Zeppelin and even Garth Brooks are at the top, the stones are not. if the category was most over-rated music artists then i would include them.
Zip 10 months ago
6/10
Lots of guesses.

For #10, I dubbed her the scream queen. Because that's what she does, and they call that singing.
JL1965 Zip 10 months ago
A lot of artists like that now
daDoctah Zip 10 months ago
Mariah is one of the rare handful of commercially successful singers who use what is called the "whistle register". The late Minnie Riperton was another.
Zip JL1965 10 months ago
Thank goodness I don't listen to modern music or radio.
JHP 10 months ago
7/10 - GEE I didnt know #7 SOOOOOOprise
tadlem 10 months ago
What do I know about Rihanna and those other folks? What do I care?
Who writes this stuff for us oldsters??
CaptainDunsel tadlem 10 months ago
Youngsters
Wendy57 10 months ago
6/10
Where Elvis was born was the only one that I really knew.
Most all were guesses to be honest. 🙄
GloriousBlackAndWhite 10 months ago
Mariah Carey dubbed HERSELF Queen of Christmas. Even tried to trademark it. Ugh. Overblown ego.
JHP GloriousBlackAndWhite 10 months ago
yeah and she is a nut case for sure
JL1965 JHP 10 months ago
She’s nuttier than squirrel turds
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