For any performer hoping to reach a truly global status, the UK is market many a performer will go to great lengths to excel in.
Handing Rihanna many a #1 album in the face of her failure match this feat in the US, the nation has long been a haven for acts hoping to pull in major numbers outside of their domestic markets.
So now, in celebration of these acts, the Official Charts has released the Official Top Ten Biggest Selling Female Singles Artists Of All Time.
Their eye opening tally below…
|ARTIST||COMBINED SALES TOTAL||BIGGEST SELLING SINGLE|
|01||MADONNA||17.8m||INTO THE GROOVE|
|02||RIHANNA||11.4m||WE FOUND LOVE FT CALVIN HARRIS|
|03||KYLIE MINOGUE||10.2m||CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD|
|04||WHITNEY HOUSTON||8.5m||I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU|
|05||LADY GAGA||7.329m||POKER FACE|
|06||BRITNEY SPEARS||7.324m||BABY ONE MORE TIME|
|07||BEYONCE||6.9m||IF I WERE A BOY|
|08||CELINE DION||6.7m||MY HEART WILL GO ON|
|09||MARIAH CAREY||6.62m||ALL I WANT FOR XMAS IS YOU|
|10||OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN||6.61m||YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT|
Clearly benefiting from her one LP a year strategy, it’s great to see Rihanna rank so highly on a list featuring singers she debuted after, despite the fact it’s her writers- and not herself- who make bank from the 11.4 million singles sold in the country.
What did surprise us however, was that ‘If I Were A Boy’ stands as Beyonce‘s biggest selling in the country with ‘Crazy In Love‘ (2003) receiving a much stronger promo push upon release.
So, you tell us…