Según la IFPI, la Federación Internacional de la Industria Fonográfica, ha publicado la lista de los 150 artistas más vendedores de todos los tiempos, y esta lista es la siguiente:

• 1.The Beatles ~400,000,000 UK 60s (1962-1970) Rock/Pop Guinness/EMI
• 2.Michael Jackson ~350,000,000 US 70s-00s (1979-2009) Pop/R&B MJ Stats
• 3.Elvis Presley ~300,000,000 US 50s-70s (1956-1977) Country/Rock
• 4.Madonna ~275,000,000 US 80s-00s (1984-) Pop WBR
• 5.Mariah Carey ~250,000,000 US 90s-00s (1990-) Pop/R&B
• 6.Nana Mouskouri ~250,000,000 Greece 60s-00s (1959-) Pop
• 7.Cliff Richard ~250,000,000 UK 50s-00s (1959-1969,1977-1979,1986-1999) Rock/Pop
• 8.The Rolling Stones ~250,000,000 UK 60s-00s (1964-1981) Rock 60.5 million in the US
• 9. Elton John ~220,000,000 UK 70s-00s (1972-1976,1989-1991,1997-) Pop
• 10.Celine Dion ~220,000,000 Canada 80s-00s (1990-) Pop Music/Pop Discography
• 11. Pink Floyd ~210,000,000 UK 60s-00s (1970-1983,1994-1995) Prog Rock 73 Mil US
• 12. Led Zeppelin ~200,000,000+ UK 60s-70s (1969-1979) Rock/Blues MSNBC
• 13. Metallica ~200,000,000 US 80’s-00’s (1991-1997) Hard Rock 57 mil US
• 14. Julio Iglesias ~200,000,000 Spain 70s-00s (1969-) Latino Pop
• 15. Queen ~180,000,000 UK 70s-00s (1975-1995) Rock R&R
• 16 AC/DC / ~180,000,000 Australia/UK 70s-00s (1980-1992) Hard Rock AC/DC
• 17 Whitney Houston ~180,000,000 US 80s-00s (1985-2000) R&B/Pop Discography
• 18. ABBA ~160,000,000 Sweden 70s-80s (1974-1982) Disco/Pop ABBA discography
• 19. U2 ~150,000,000 Ireland 80s-00s (1983-) Rock/Pop 50m.US
• 20.The Jackson Five 150,000,000 US 60s-80s (1969-1980) R&B 71m.US
• 21. Garth Brooks ~145,000,000 US 80s-00s (1989-2001) Country 105m.US
• 22. Janet Jackson 130,000,000 US 80s-00s (1986-) R&B/pop
• 23. The Eagles ~120,000,000 US 70s-00s (1974-1979) Country/Rock 89 million in US
• 24. Wei Wei (cantante) ~120,000,000 China 80s-00s (1986-) Pop
• 25. The Bee Gees / 110,000,000 Australia/UK 60s-00s (1975-1979) Pop/Disco src.1
• 26. Bon Jovi ~110,000,000 US 80s-00s (1986-2000) Rock/Hard Rock (100m.alb.)
• 27. R.E.M. ~110,000,000 US 80s-00s (1991-) Rock [(106m.alb.)
• 28. Kenny Rogers ~105,000,000+ US 60s-00s Country/Pop/Rock
• 29. Luis Miguel ~100,000,000 Mexico 80s-00s Latin Pop
• 30. Aerosmith ~100,000,000 US 70s-00s Hard Rock
• 31. Barbra Streisand ~100,000,000+ US 60s-00s popular 70.5 million in US
• 32. Mireille Mathieu ~100,000,000 France 60s-00s Pop src.
• 33.Alla Pugacheva ~100,000,000 Russia 70s-00s Rock/Pop *(10m.US)
• 34. Prince ~100,000,000 US 70s-00s Rock/Pop src.
• 35. Ricky Nelson ~100,000,000 US 50s-80s Pop/Country/Rock
• 36. Luciano Pavarotti ~100,000,000 Italy 60s-00s Opera
• 37.Brenda Lee ~100,000,000 US 50s-60s Pop/Country
• 38.OmPrakash ~100,000,000 India 90s-00s
• 39.Illayaraja ~100,000,000 India 70s-00s
• 40. Johnny Mathis ~100,000,000 UK 60s-00s Rock/Pop
• 41. Lionel Richie ~100,000,000 US 80s-00s Pop/R&B 21.0 mililion in US
• 42. Dolly Parton ~100,000,000 US 60s-00s Country
• 43. Donna Summer ~100,000,000 US 70s-90s Disco
• 44. Black Sabbath ~100,000,000+ US 70s-00s Hard Rock/Metal
• 45. Billy Joel ~100,000,000 US 70s-00s Pop / Rock 78 mil.US,
• 46. Fleetwood Mac ~100,000,000 UK/US 60s-00s Pop/Rock 2
• 47. Johnny Hallyday ~100,000,000 France 50s-00s Pop src.1
• 48. Charles Aznavour ~100,000,000 France 50s-00s Pop
• 49. Bruce Springsteen ~90,000,000 US 70s-00s Rock/Pop *(61 mil. albums US)
• 50. Def Leppard ~90,000,000 UK 80s-00s Hard Rock 55.5mil.US
• 51. Bob Dylan ~90,000,000 US 60s-00s Folk-Rock *35m.US,
• 52. Earth, Wind & Fire ~90,000,000 US 70s-00s R&B/Funk/Disco/Pop *(23 mil.US)
• 53. KISS ~90,000,000 US 70s-00s Hard Rock source
• 54. B’z ~86,000,000 Japan 90s-00s Rock
• 55. Eddy Arnold 85,000,000 US 40s-90s Country source
• 56. Modern Talking ~80,000,000 Germany 80s-00s Eurodance
• 57. Jean-Michel Jarre ~80,000,000 France 70s-00s Synth Pop
• 58. Santana / ~80,000,000 Mexico/US 60s-00s Rock src.1 *[37mil. US]
• 59. Dalida ~80,000,000 France 50s-80s as of 1981 Véase también: discussion #19
• 60. Salvatore Adamo ~80,000,000 Italy 60s-00s
• 61. Fairouz ~80,000,000 Lebanon 60s-00s Traditional Arab, Modern, * Pop *(35 mil. US)
• 62. Eric Clapton ~80,000,000 UK 80s-00s Rock, Blues *(38 mil. US)
• 63. Stevie Wonder ~80,000,000 US 60s-00s Soul/R&B/Pop,Disco
• 64. Hank Snow ~80,000,000 Canada 30’s-90’s Folk
• 65. Spice Girls ~76,000,000 UK 90s-00s Pop source
• 66. Backstreet Boys ~75,000,000 US 90s-00s Pop src.1
• 67. Journey ~75,000,000 US 70s-00s Rock/Pop 40mil.US,
• 68. Paul McCartney ~75,000,000+ UK 60s-00s Rock
• 69. Dire Straits 74,000,000 UK 70s-90s Rock
• 70. Shania Twain ~73,000,000 Canada 90s-00s Country/Rock/Pop
• 71. Depeche Mode ~70,000,000 UK 80s-00s Pop/Rock
• 72. A-ha 70,000,000 Norway 80s-00s Pop
• 73. The Carpenters 70,000,000 US 60s-80s Pop
• 74. Gloria Estefan ~70,000,000 US 80s-00s Latino Pop src.1,
• 75. Enya 70,000,000 Ireland 80s-00s New Age/Celtic
• 76. Roberto Carlos ~70,000,000 Brazil 60s-00s
• 77. Charley Pride ~70,000,000 US 60s-00s Country source
• 78. Bay City Rollers ~70,000,000 UK 70s-00s Rock
• 79. Van Halen ~70,000,000 US 70s-00s Hard Rock
• 80. Kylie Minogue 65,000,000 Australia 80s-00s Synth Pop source
• 81. George Strait ~65,000,000 US 70s-00s Country *54 mil. US
• 82. Iron Maiden 65,000,000 UK 70s-00s Metal
• 83. Eminem ~65,000,000 US 90s-00s Rap *(22 mil. US)
• 84. Tupac ~60,000,000+ US 90s-00s Rap
• 85. Britney Spears ~60,000,000 US 90s-00s Pop *(35 mil. US), src.
• 86. Genesis 60,000,000 UK Rock/Pop src.
• 87. Phil Collins ~60,000,000 UK Rock/Pop src.
• 88. Guns N’ Roses ~60,000,000 US 80s-90s Hard Rock 71mil. albums
• 89. Chicago ~60,000,000 US 60s-80s Jazz/Rock
• 90. Vicky Leandros ~60,000,000+ Greece 60s-00s Pop No reference given
• 91. Bryan Adams ~60,000,000 Canada 80s-00s Pop/Rock 1
• 92. The Doors ~60,000,000 US 60s-70s Rock *(30 mil. US)
• 93. Tina Turner ~60,000,000 US 70s-00s Rock/Pop
• 94. Perry Como ~60,000,000 US 30s-00s Standards
• 95. Frank Sinatra ~60,000,000 US 40s-90s Standards *(25 mil.US)
• 96. Simon and Garfunkel ~60,000,000 US 60s Folk-Rock *(36mil.US)
• 97. Pearl Jam ~60,000,000 US 90s-00s Alternative *(29 mil. US)
• 98. John Denver ~60,000,000 US 60s-00s Folk/Rock/Country
• 99. Shakira 60,000,000 Colombia 90s-00s
• 100. Hank Thompson ~60,000,000 US 40s-00s Country
• 101. Barry Manilow 60,000,000+ US 70s-00s Pop/Standards
• 102. Boyz II Men ~60,000,000 US 80s-00s R&B/Pop *(27mil.US),
• 103. Paul Anka ~60,000,000 Canada 50s-00s Pop
• 104. Alanis Morissette ~55,000,000 Canada 90s-00s Rock/Pop src.1
• 105. Paulina Rubio
• 106. TLC 55,000,000+ USA 90s-00s *(28 mil.US)R&B BMG
• 107. The Police *53,000,000 UK 70s-80s Rock/Pop 22m.US,
• 108. Nirvana ~*52,000,000 US 80s-90s Alternative 24m.US
• 109. Michael Bolton ~52,000,000 US 80s-00s Pop
• 110. Andre Kostelanetz ~52,000,000 US 70s-00s Classic src.1
• 111. Tony Bennett ~51,000,000 US 50s-00s Standards/Jazz
• 112. Alabama *~50,000,000 US 70s-00s Country 46m.US
• 113. Johnny Cash ~50,000,000 US Country
• 114. Motley Crue *~50,000,000 US 80s-00s Hard Rock 22m.US,
• 115. Foreigner *~50,000,000 US/UK 70s-90s Rock/Pop 36m.US
• 116. Oasis ~50,000,000 UK 90s-00s Rock ~50m.albums
• 117. Meat Loaf ~50,000,000 US 70s-00s Rock
• 118. Olivia Newton-John ~50,000,000 Australia 70s-00s Country/Pop
• 119. Björk ~50,000,000 Iceland 80s-00s Alternative
• 120. Gene Autry ~50,000,000 US Country
• 121. Nat King Cole ~50,000,000 US 30s-60s Jazz
• 122. The Seekers ~50,000,000 Australia 60s, 90s-00s Rock/Pop/Folk
• 123. The Doobie Brothers ~50,000,000 US 70s-00s Rock 50mil.US
• 124. Three Dog Night ~50,000,000 US 60s-70s Rock
• 125. Bob Seger ~50,000,000 US 70s-00s Rock
• 126. Roger Whittaker ~50,000,000 UK 70s-90s src.1
• 127. Camilo Sesto ~50,000,000 spain 70s-00s Latino Pop
• 128. Annie Lennox ~50,000,000 UK 90s-00s src.1
• 129. Ace Of Base ~50,000,000 Sweden 90s-00s Pop/Dance source
• 130. David Bowie ~50,000,000 UK 60s-00s Rock src.
• 131. Reba McEntire ~48,000,000 US 70s-00s Country
• 132. Andy Lau 48,000,000 Hong Kong 80s-00s Country
• 133. Ayumi Hamasaki 46,000,000 Japan 90s-00s J-Pop src.
• 134. Willie Nelson ~46,000,000 US 50s-00s IRS
• 135. George Michael 45,000,000 UK 80s-00s Pop
• 136. Biggie Smalls ~45,000,000 US 90s Rap *(38mil.US)
• 137. Bananarama ~45,000,000 UK 80s-00s Pop/Rock/Dance 40mil albums
• 138. Chris de Burgh 45,000,000 Ireland 70s-00s Pop/Rock
• 139. Red Hot Chili Peppers ~44,000,000 US 80s-00s Alternative
• 140. Milli Vanilli 44,000,000 Germany 80s-90s Pop
• 141. Alan Jackson ~43,000,000 US 90s-00s Country source
• 142. NSYNC ~42,000,000 US 90s-00s Pop *(30 mil. US)
• 143. Christina Aguilera ~~40,000,000 US 90s-00s Pop 34m.albums
• 144. Vicente Fernandez ~40,000,000 Mexico 70s-00s Mexican
• 145. Waylon Jennings +40,000,000 US Country
• 146. Jose Feliciano ~40,000,000 Puerto Rico 60s-00s Pop
• 147. Judas Priest ~40,000,000 UK 70s-00s Hard Rock
• 148. The Who ~40,000,000 UK 60s-00s Rock *(20mil.US)
• 149. Ozzy Osbourne ~40,000,000 UK 60s-00s Hard Rock *(27mil.US)
• 150. John Lennon ~40,000,000 UK 60s-70s Rock *13.5mil.US