50 Best-Selling Grammy Winners of All Time

January 28, 2019 by John Harrington

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The 61st Annual Grammy Awards, billed as “music’s biggest night,” will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10. The program is intended to showcase and honor the talents and contributions of the best musicians in all the genres of the recording industry.

While many of the 2019 Grammy nominees top the Billboard charts and are some of the best-selling musicians today, only a few rank among the best-selling artists ever. Some of them are also the most popular Grammy winners of all time.

To determine the best-selling Grammy Award winners of all time, 24/7 Wall St. analyzed album and digital singles sales data from the Recording Industry Association of America. Artists were ranked by their combined album and digital single sales and were only considered if they have won at least one Grammy Award.

Click here to see the 50 best-selling Grammy Award winners of all time.

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50. Lil Wayne
> Sales: 11.0 million albums, 32.0 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 5 wins, 24 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Lollipop”

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49. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
> Sales: 44.5 million albums
> Grammy history: 1 win, 7 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Night Moves”

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46. Alan Jackson (tied)
> Sales: 43.5 million albums, 1.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 2 wins, 20 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “A Lot About Livin’ (And A Little ‘Bout Love)”

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46. Bon Jovi (tied)
> Sales: 34.5 million albums, 10.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 1 win, 9 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Slippery When Wet”

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46. Santana (tied)
> Sales: 43.5 million albums, 1.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 10 wins, 14 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Supernatural”

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45. Alabama
> Sales: 46.5 million albums
> Grammy history: 2 wins, 13 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Mountain Music”

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43. Kenny G (tied)
> Sales: 48.0 million albums
> Grammy history: 1 win, 17 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Breathless”

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43. Kenny Rogers (tied)
> Sales: 47.5 million albums, 0.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 3 wins, 19 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “The Gambler”

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42. Kendrick Lamar
> Sales: 7.5 million albums, 41.0 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 12 wins, 37 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “HUMBLE.”

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41. The Weeknd
> Sales: 7.0 million albums, 42.0 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 3 wins, 10 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “The Hills”

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40. Neil Diamond
> Sales: 49.5 million albums
> Grammy history: 1 win, 13 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “The Jazz Singer” (soundtrack)

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39. Celine Dion
> Sales: 50.0 million albums
> Grammy history: 5 wins, 16 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Falling Into You”

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38. Jay-Z
> Sales: 27.5 million albums, 23.0 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 21 wins, 77 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Hard Knock Life, Volume 2”

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37. Carrie Underwood
> Sales: 19.5 million albums, 31.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 7 wins, 14 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Some Hearts”

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36. U2
> Sales: 52.0 million albums, 1.0 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 22 wins, 46 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “The Joshua Tree”

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35. Shania Twain
> Sales: 48.0 million albums, 5.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 5 wins, 18 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Come On Over”

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34. Fleetwood Mac
> Sales: 54.5 million albums, 0.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 2 wins, 7 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Rumours”

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32. Linkin Park (tied)
> Sales: 27.0 million albums, 29.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 2 wins, 6 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Hybrid Theory”

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32. Van Halen (tied)
> Sales: 56.5 million albums
> Grammy history: 1 win, 3 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “1984”

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31. Tim McGraw
> Sales: 37.5 million albums, 21.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 3 wins, 20 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Not A Moment Too Soon”

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29. Chris Brown (tied)
> Sales: 9.5 million albums, 50.0 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 1 win, 17 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Look At Me Now”

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29. Adele (tied)
> Sales: 28.0 million albums, 31.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 15 wins, 18 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “21”

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28. Whitney Houston
> Sales: 58.5 million albums, 2.0 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 6 wins, 25 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “The Bodyguard” (soundtrack)

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27. Bruce Springsteen
> Sales: 65.5 million albums
> Grammy history: 20 wins, 50 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Born In The U.S.A.”

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26. The Rolling Stones
> Sales: 66.5 million albums
> Grammy history: 3 wins, 12 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Hot Rocks”

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24. Metallica (tied)
> Sales: 63.0 million albums, 4.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 8 wins, 18 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Metallica”

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24. Aerosmith (tied)
> Sales: 66.5 million albums, 1.0 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 4 wins, 14 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Toys In The Attic”

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22. Ed Sheeran (tied)
> Sales: 10.0 million albums, 58.0 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 4 wins, 13 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Thinking Out Loud,” “Shape of You”

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22. Madonna (tied)
> Sales: 64.5 million albums, 3.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 7 wins, 28 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Like a Virgin”

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21. Barbra Streisand
> Sales: 68.5 million albums
> Grammy history: 8 wins, 45 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “A Christmas Album”

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20. Lady Gaga
> Sales: 8.0 million albums, 61.0 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 6 wins, 24 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Bad Romance”

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18. AC/DC (tied)
> Sales: 72.0 million albums
> Grammy history: 1 win, 7 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Back In Black”

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18. George Strait (tied)
> Sales: 69.0 million albums, 3.0 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 1 win, 16 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Strait Out Of The Box”

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17. Mariah Carey
> Sales: 64.0 million albums, 9.0 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 5 wins, 34 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Daydream”

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16. Bruno Mars
> Sales: 12.0 million albums, 62.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 11 wins, 27 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Just The Way You Are”

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15. Pink Floyd
> Sales: 75.0 million albums, 0.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 1 win, 4 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “The Wall”

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14. Kanye West
> Sales: 13.5 million albums, 68.0 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 21 wins, 69 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Stronger”

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13. Justin Bieber
> Sales: 13.5 million albums, 69.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 1 win, 10 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Baby (feat. Ludacris)”

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12. Elton John
> Sales: 78.0 million albums, 14.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 5 wins, 34 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Something About The Way You Look Tonight/Candle In The Wind 1997”

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11. Billy Joel
> Sales: 84.5 million albums, 12.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 5 wins, 23 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “The Stranger”

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10. Led Zeppelin
> Sales: 111.5 million albums
> Grammy history: 1 win, 3 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Led Zeppelin IV”

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9. Eagles
> Sales: 120.0 million albums, 1.0 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 6 wins, 18 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Hotel California”

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8. Michael Jackson
> Sales: 84.0 million albums, 42.0 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 13 wins, 38 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Thriller”

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7. Elvis Presley
> Sales: 146.5 million albums, 500,000 digital singles
> Grammy history: 3 wins, 14 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Elvis’ Christmas Album”

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6. Rihanna
> Sales: 22.5 million albums, 125.0 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 9 wins, 33 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “We Found Love”

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5. Garth Brooks
> Sales: 148.0 million albums
> Grammy history: 2 wins, 14 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Double Live”

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4. Eminem
> Sales: 46.0 million albums, 107.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 15 wins, 44 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Love The Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna)”

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3. Drake
> Sales: 16.5 million albums, 142.0 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 3 wins, 42 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “God’s Plan”

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2. Taylor Swift
> Sales: 43.0 million albums, 120.0 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 10 wins, 32 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “Fearless”

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1. The Beatles
> Sales: 178.0 million albums
> Grammy history: 7 wins, 23 nominations
> Best selling album or single: “The Beatles”