Special Report

Best-Selling Grammy Winners of All Time

Charles Stockdale

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

Fleetwood Mac has released nine albums that have gone platinum or multi-platinum, including the 20x multi-platinum “Rumours.” That record won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1977.

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35. Van Halen
> Sales: 56.5 million albums, 0 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 1 win, 3 nominations
> Best-selling album or single: “1984 (MCMLXXXIV)” / “Van Halen” (album)

One of the most popular American rock bands in history, Van Halen has sold millions of records, including “1984” and the 1978 untitled release, both of which are certified diamond. The band’s Grammy success has been somewhat limited, though it did win one award in 1991 for Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal for the album “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.”

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34. Linkin Park
> Sales: 27.5 million albums, 30 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 2 wins, 6 nominations
> Best-selling album or single: “Hybrid Theory” (album)

Linkin Park has released nine albums that have been certified platinum or greater, including the 11x multi-platinum release “Hybrid Theory.” The band has won two Grammys for the songs “Crawling” and “Numb/Encore,” which it collaborated on with rapper Jay-Z. In 2005 the band performed at the awards ceremony with Jay-Z as well as former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney.

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33. Adele
> Sales: 28 million albums, 31.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 15 wins, 18 nominations
> Best-selling album or single: “21” (album)

All three of Adele’s studio albums have been massive successes on both a commercial and critical level. “21” sold 14 million certified copies, “25” sold 11 million, and “19” sold three million. Adele won her first Grammy Award for “Chasing Pavements” off of her debut album and collected 14 more afterward, including Album of the Year awards for her other two studio albums.

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32. The Weeknd
> Sales: 9.5 million albums, 53 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 3 wins, 10 nominations
> Best-selling album or single: “The Hills” (single)

Among Canadian singer The Weeknd’s most popular singles are the diamond-certified “The Hills” and the 7x multi-platinum “Starboy” and “Can’t Feel My Face.” The artist has won three Grammy Awards, the most recent of which was Best Urban Contemporary Album for his 2016 album “Starboy.”