These talented female singers rule the music world with the only thing that really counts—record sales. They are the 5 best selling female artistes ever.
For a recording artiste, selling albums is no walk in the park. The Music Industry is one of the most competitive and unpredictable arms of the Entertainment world. So it's no wonder it spurns countless flops, one hit wonders and unfulfilled dreams of music stardom.
Bottom line— no matter how talented you are, record sales is tough business. And that's why these following group of female artistes are really special indeed.
All five have achieved album sales of over 200 million and almost one billion albums combined.
Let's start off with number 5:
5. Whitney Houston. Certified album sales—112 million.
4. Celine Dion. Certified album sales—124.4 million.
3. Mariah Carey. Certified album sales—134.7 million.
She's got a voice that has captivated us for years. Her appeal is undeniable and her record sales say it all.
2. Rihanna. Certified album sales—$214.4 million.
1. Madonna. Certified album sales—170 million.
According to Guiness book of records Madonna is the Top selling female artiste in history as well as the richest female musician in the world today.
One of the most impressive artistes on this list however is our girl Rihanna. I mean she's on fire!
She achieved this many record sales with just 12 albums released. They consist of 8 studio albums, 2 compilation albums and 2 remix albums. And she's only 28!