The 30 best-selling music artists of all time, ranked by platinum albums - In the decades before streaming-era rules and digital downloads inflated album sales, platinum certification was more difficult for artists to obtain.  When an artist achieved platinum status back then — selling a million or more physical copies of an album — it took a greater, more fervent effort from fans (driving to record stores, finding an album, handing over your hard-earned cash for it), but many acts reached…

The 30 best-selling music artists of all time, ranked by platinum albums

The 30 best-selling music artists of all time, ranked by platinum albums - In the decades before streaming-era rules and digital downloads inflated album sales, platinum certification was more difficult for artists to obtain. When an artist achieved platinum status back then — selling a million or more physical copies of an album — it took a greater, more fervent effort from fans (driving to record stores, finding an album, handing over your hard-earned cash for it), but many acts reached…

The fourth album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin was released on 8 November 1971. Containing many of the band's most famous songs, including "Black Dog", "Rock and Roll", "Going to California" and the band's signature song, "Stairway to Heaven", Led Zeppelin IV was a commercial and critical success. The album is one of the best-selling albums worldwide at 32 million units. It is also certified 23-times platinum by the RIAA, making it the third-best-selling album ever in the US.

The fourth album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin was released on 8 November 1971. Containing many of the band's most famous songs, including "Black Dog", "Rock and Roll", "Going to California" and the band's signature song, "Stairway to Heaven", Led Zeppelin IV was a commercial and critical success. The album is one of the best-selling albums worldwide at 32 million units. It is also certified 23-times platinum by the RIAA, making it the third-best-selling album ever in the US.

Classic Albums Live: Led Zeppelin IV (Capitol Theatre)   Led Zeppelin IV was a commercial and critical success, featuring many of the band's best-known songs, including Black Dog, Rock and Roll, Going to California and Stairway to Heaven. The album is one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Classic Albums Live: Led Zeppelin IV (Capitol Theatre) Led Zeppelin IV was a commercial and critical success, featuring many of the band's best-known songs, including Black Dog, Rock and Roll, Going to California and Stairway to Heaven. The album is one of the best-selling albums of all time.

25th Anniversary Gold Colored VinylGold: Greatest Hits is a compilation album of recordings by Swedish pop group ABBA. It was released on 21 September 1992 through PolyGram, the first compilation to be released after the company had acquired Polar Music and thus the rights to the ABBA back catalogue. With sales in excess of 28 million copies, it is the best-selling ABBA album as well as one of the best-selling albums worldwide.

25th Anniversary Gold Colored VinylGold: Greatest Hits is a compilation album of recordings by Swedish pop group ABBA. It was released on 21 September 1992 through PolyGram, the first compilation to be released after the company had acquired Polar Music and thus the rights to the ABBA back catalogue. With sales in excess of 28 million copies, it is the best-selling ABBA album as well as one of the best-selling albums worldwide.

The 20 Best-Selling Albums in History | Mental Floss

The 20 Best-Selling Albums in History

How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?

How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?

How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?

According to the RIAA, you probably have some of these in your collection.  The 20 Best-Selling Albums in History | Mental Floss

The 20 Best-Selling Albums in History

According to the RIAA, you probably have some of these in your collection. The 20 Best-Selling Albums in History | Mental Floss

1960s best selling albums & singles in Brazil : 1964 - singles & albums

1960s best selling albums & singles in Brazil : 1964 - singles & albums

Def Lepard: Hysteria    Hysteria's highlight, still: the title track, six gorgeous minutes of thwarted desire and honeyed anticipation. With guitars skittering lightly over throbbing synths and Joe Elliott trying to persuade a girl who's just out of reach, it's as close as Def Leppard ever came to restraint. Brilliant and simple, perfect summer anthems for headbangers looking to fit back into their high school jeans. This album is fun for fun sake and surprisingly musically sound.

Hysteria

Def Lepard: Hysteria Hysteria's highlight, still: the title track, six gorgeous minutes of thwarted desire and honeyed anticipation. With guitars skittering lightly over throbbing synths and Joe Elliott trying to persuade a girl who's just out of reach, it's as close as Def Leppard ever came to restraint. Brilliant and simple, perfect summer anthems for headbangers looking to fit back into their high school jeans. This album is fun for fun sake and surprisingly musically sound.

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