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Who Sold The Most Albums In The World?

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Micheal Jackson sold the most album of the tear featuring thriller
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Of course michael jackson
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Elvis is the greatest entertainer that ever lived and Elvis has sold more records than anyone else in history. Elvis's achievements will never be surpassed. No one is more well known around the world than Elvis. Go anywhere in the world and say the name "Elvis" and the people know instantly who you are talking about. There is no bigger icon in the music world than Elvis Presley. To compare Jackson to Elvis is a joke. Jackson sounded like he was trying to sing like a child. Elvis the king forever.
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Elvis according to all the stats shows to have now passed the 1.6 billion mark, jackson has the most for a single album 'thriller', beatles the most for a band, and bing crosby for a single song 'white christmas'. These are the fact's, keep in mind there very many good entertainers in the world over, all this presents is numbers, elvis himself was a very versital artist doing a cross of everything, so it would make sense for his sales to be like this, he did a little of everything thus having people enjoy him for whatever  kind of music they liked in one way or another.
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Elvis Presley . 
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Pretty sure it is elvis. Beatles were good but from what ive seen only 250-300 million copy's, they were popular, but apparently not enough, elvis was one of the people that made rock famous. Sadly the fake hip hop stuff has taken over and now barely anyone listens to rock over the stuff. Elvis has apparently sold 1.3 billion albums worldwide.
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Sorry to all michael jackson fans. I am sorry he is dead, but elvis has sold the most records of all time over 1.3 billion!!! People keep saying that michael jackson paved the way for many artist. That is true. But it is also true that if it were not for elvis, michael jackson may not have been around either!!!!! Elvis came before him. Some artist like chuck berry came before elvis, but it was elvis who set the world on fire!!!!
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Michael was awarded total 8 certificates of the world record by Guinness, including the best seller “Thriller”, the first artist who sold over 100 million albums outside the United States, the first artist who had an annual income over 100 million dollars and many others. Michael Jackson a special certificate -world’s most successful artist I think Michael was more famous than Elvis I think he had a much larger fan base that covered the whole world
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Ya but queen sold more albums altogether :P
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Elvis presley will never be surpass..he was the true king of the whole entertainment world or industry...lothario
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Eivis is not the greatest entertainer in the world.. Michael jackson is and will always be.. Elvis couldn't dance so he's just a singer, michael is an entertainer..
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Hey you have to see though mj was 2009 and elvis was 1978 so oviously mj danced better and in 1978 he wasnt aloud to dance like he did so i wouldnt be writing a comment like you did if you dont know what happened.
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I agree with jokster123 and queen sold the more then mj and elvis and the turtles even beats mj elvis and the beatle
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Elvis is the King of entertainment. He cold sing any style of song and turn it to gold.
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Well, hard to say. I think this is definately an arguments question and I don't think ANYONE really has the correct answers, I think it just takes a wild guess.

I suppose The Beatles, Michael Jackson and Elvis are the top ones on that list.
Bare in mind NOBODY HAS SOLD OVER A BILLION ALBUMS! Elvis DID NOT sell over a billion albums and that's a FACT! You either have a misconception or you're just an idiot.

But either Michael or Elvis are most likely the winners, we CAN'T say.
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Micheal jackson   thriller alone sold over 250 million
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Achievements Guinness to award Michael Jackson -world’s most successful artist I think Michael was more famous than Elvis had a much larger fan base that covered the whole world. Michael Jackson is a genius of stage. Michael started his music career at age 5, he accumulated unmatchable performing and skills in his 45-year long artist life. His owns the world’s best selling album, “Thriller”. His world tours had the largest scale and attracted the most number of audience in the history.
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Elvis Presley, for single singer, but the Beatles have sold more then Elvis.

Both have sold more than 1 billion.

While Michael Jackson has not sold more than 1 billion.
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Elvis!!!!! He sold over 1 billion record. Micheal j hasn't even sold over 750 million
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Michael jackson's thriller album is the best selling album of all time. He old 109 million. The beatles or elvis don't even come close!
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Michael Jackson is the best singer and performer ever and is the most successful ever
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Michael Jackson!
HIStory; 20,000,000
Off The Wall; 20,000,000
Bad,30,000,000
Dangerous, 32,000,000
Thriller; 110,000,000

Overall he sold 112 million and counting. No single album has gone over 50 million, AC/DC comes second (As in most sold single album), they sold 49,000,000 with back in black.
The Beatles sold 93 million, also counting. It’s impressive, but not as much as MJ.
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For solo artist Micheal Jackson who has sold over 750 million albums and for band the Beatles they have sold over 650 million to 1 billion albums
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LeVan A. Walker sold a single recorded song called the United States which sold more than anyother album in the world ---true worlds
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Wow! I can't believe how stupid and belligerent people are on this thing - as if it matters! They were all big time performers and any cries of "Such and such was the greatest performer of all time" is just silly opinion as if you are cheering for some stupid football team. Grow up. There are many artists whose technical skill at playing their instruments or recording techniques or whatever completely blow the Beatles, Elvis, and Michael Jackson out of the water. Therefore trying to stand behind an artist's merit in their accomplishments based on album sales is moronic. Many cruddy performers get to the top of the charts based on promotion and stupid celebrity politics, while genius performers and modern day Mozarts lurk in the underground. Don't be blinded by the hype. Open your eyes and wash your ears out and go enjoy the variety that is in the world of music.

The question was: Who sold the most albums in the world, and it has been answered.
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Beatles Continue to Dominate
Capitol Upgrades Six Titles, Bringing New Total to Over 113 Million Band Lengthens Their Lead as Highest Certified Artists in History
Washington, DC - More than 40 years after their formation in Liverpool, England, The Beatles catalog continues to sell at a brisk pace. Six albums climbed the multi-platinum ladder in July, led by "The Beatles," which jumped to the 18 million mark. Better known as "The White Album," it is one of the seven highest certified albums of all time.

"Without question, The Beatles remain one of the most influential bands in rock and roll history," said RIAA President and CEO Hilary Rosen. "Their music simply transcends generations."

In addition to "The White Album," "Love Songs" climbed to 3 million, "Revolver" jumped to 5 million, "Magical Mystery Tour" is now certified at 6 million and "The Beatles 1962-1966" and "The Beatles 1967-1970" now stand at 14 million and 15 million, respectively. These upgrades bring their total to 113.5 million units
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Elvis had a voice....did not need the flashing lites....other dancers....plus as a person elvis gave a lot of his money away...jackson spent up to a billion dollars on himself and I know my four year old brother is just a little safer now
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So it seems to be between a man who served his country in the military and a pedophile...got to go with the man who served his country versus someone who paid 22 million to settle a lawsuit out of court
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You must be a dunce if you think Elvis was not an entertainer???? Elvis was in COUNTLESS movies....I can remember Michael Jackson doing a cameo in like one movie.....nuff said.
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Elvis have sold over 1 billion copy's, but common...
Michael Jackson have sold more then twice what Elvis sold when still alive!
You really think elvis is going to keep away when the music Michael Jackson never released will be? Michael Jackson DID plan what was suppose to happened after hes death for sure, and also with elvis in mind!
Just wait a couple of months, and Michael Jackson will release a brand new album!
And that album might even sell more then anything ever sold before due to hes death...
Just take a look at the charts now, Michael has 5-7 top 10 album sales world wide for last month, and those sales is 99% sold in 5 days... He even have 3-5 top ten singles sales in the same period... Have you ever seen that from elvis??? Or beatles???
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Elvis didn't set the world on fire! Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and Beatles are regarded as the greatest singers in the modern history of the Pop Music, Michael Jackson has shown greater achievements than other two. He successfully broke all the records maintained by Presley and Beatles, becoming an indisputable super giant. Michael Jackson maintained a Guinness record of charity. He supported 39 different charity organizations and foundations. He is the person who made the most donations in the world.
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Ya but were not talking about organizations here we are talking about who sold the must albums no one gives about that. Thriller sold a lot but thats one and in total he sold about 750 million all his albums. He had a big fan base but if you would see all the elderly people who loved him you will see what these people who research know what they r talking about.
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Ya but were not talking about organizations here we are talking about who sold the must albums . Thriller sold a lot but thats one and in total he sold about 750 million all his albums. He had a big fan base but if you would see all the elderly people who loved him you will see what these people who research know what they r talking about.
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You are just so wrong!!!!! Mj is nothing compared to the Beatles, who BTW have sold the most of any artists period at 1.3 billion plus, Elvis is #2 at 1 billion mj is a far distant 3rd at 350 million he will never catch either as their sales continue to grow his will sink soon after his death stuff blows over he will then be forgotten as he should be.
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Lol at people just guessing. Michael Jackson has the highest selling single album of all-time with Thriller, but Elvis Presley has sold over 1 billion records total. Elvis also has 147 singles and albums that have been certified gold. The Beatles and Michael Jackson are #2 and #3 (respectively), both selling over 750 million total.
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That is a great comment and i agree with you most people here are just saying mj becuase they like his songs and dont know the truth.
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Ur right and queen is #1
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U r right and queen sold more and queen is #1
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Yah it is the beatles. Then acdc
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I think that Elvis Presley was the greatest entertainer of all time. I'm not saying MJ wasnt as good as him because they were both great in their own styles. MJ, Elvis and The Beatles are all greats and shall forever remain that way but if i had to chose then i would say Elvis because i have never heard any1 say MJ sold over a billion records, i've only here them say he sold more. Plus the charts didnt start til 1959 and therefore the songs Elvis had before could have had a much bigger impact.
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But i agree with the guy who left a comment 2 comments ago. The is so much unknown artists who r just as good but not as popular. Mon The Strokes!

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