Best-Selling Grammy Winners of All Time
31. Bruce Springsteen
> Sales: 65.5 million albums, 0 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 20 wins, 50 nominations
> Best-selling album or single: “Born in the U.S.A.” (album)
Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen has sold 65.5 million certified albums, the most popular of which is 1984’s “Born in the U.S.A.,” which has been certified diamond, selling 15 million copies in the U.S. That album was nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammys, though failed to win. Springsteen has won 20 Grammy Awards, however, the most recent being Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for “Working On A Dream” in 2009.
30. The Rolling Stones
> Sales: 66.5 million albums, 0 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 3 wins, 12 nominations
> Best-selling album or single: “Hot Rocks” (album)
The Rolling Stones are rock and roll legends, having sold millions of copies of beloved albums such as “Hot Rocks,” “Some Girls,” and “Sticky Fingers.” The band didn’t win a Grammy Award until 1994, however, when they took home Best Rock Album for “Voodoo Lounge” and Best Music Video for “Love is Strong.” They were previously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1986.
29. Tim McGraw
> Sales: 37.5 million albums, 29 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 3 wins, 20 nominations
> Best-selling album or single: “Not a Moment Too Soon” (album)
Country star Tim McGraw has had outstanding sales of both albums and digital singles. His most highly certified album is “Not a Moment Too Soon” (6x multi-platinum) and single is “Live Like You Were Dying” (3x multi-platinum). McGraw has won three Grammy Awards, the first of which was Best Country Collaboration With Vocals in 2000 for his collaboration with wife Faith Hill, “Let’s Make Love.”
> Sales: 66.5 million albums, 1 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 4 wins, 14 nominations
> Best-selling album or single: “Toys in the Attic” (album)
Among Aerosmith’s most certified albums are “Toys in the Attic,” “Pump,” and “Get a Grip.” The Boston band has picked up four Grammy Awards over the years, the first of which was awarded in 1990 for the song “Janie’s Got A Gun.” The most recent was in 1998 for the song “Pink.”
> Sales: 63 million albums, 4.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 8 wins, 18 nominations
> Best-selling album or single: “Metallica” (album)
Metallica has sold 63 million certified albums, with the more accessible (compared with releases up to that point) self-titled album leading the pack with 16 million certified copies sold. The heavy metal band has done surprisingly well at the Grammy Awards — considering their often fringe genre — winning a total of eight awards to date. The most recent win was Best Metal Performance for their song “My Apocalypse” in 2008. The band was nominated for Best Rock Album in 2017.