REPORT: Taylor Swift Bests Whitney Houston & Barbra Streisand to Become 4th Best-Selling Female Artist of All Time

Published: Wednesday 12th Jul 2023 by Ryan

Taylor Swift may be riding high off the release of her ‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’ album release, but she has just crossed a major milestone.

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Swift’s sales have been updated by ChartMasters.org, where her total global sales have been updated to 159,682,000.

In doing so, she passes Whitney Houston, whose sales stand at 158,497,000 and Barbra Streisand whose sales stand at 153,593,000, according to the outlet.

Because of this, she now becomes the fourth best-selling female artist of all time. Only Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, and Madonna have more.

Madonna still remains the best-selling female artist with 247,542,000 total global sales.

In total, Swift is the 23rd best-selling artist among all genres. Her best-selling album remains ‘1989’ with 26,000,000 copies sold.

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  1. Ms. Ling Ling (Thai Me Up & Tom C u M Yum) July 12, 2023

    Queen stay winning.

    • Fancy BISH 🀣 πŸ’ŽπŸ’‹ July 12, 2023

      πŸ™πŸΌ amen ✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻

    • Diabetes UNBOTHERED July 12, 2023

      THE (Actual) QUEEN SOLD 146+MILLION since 1997 and will soon past Taylor with ACT 2 AND ACT 3 🐝

      • LaShantae July 12, 2023

        Releasing music for nearly entire decade (9 years – Taylor’s debut was released in 2006) and still nowhere near Taylor’s sales? Tragic. Queen of tragic.

      • LaShantae July 12, 2023

        *nearly an entire decade longer

      • Diabetes UNBOTHERED July 12, 2023

        Bey sales WITHOUT MAYONNAISE

        Taylor uses MAYONNAISE

        Not comparable

      • Shaniqua Toprameneesha-Kochria Bonifa July 12, 2023

        Deal with it FATTY, QUEEN Taylor stays winning!

    • What Would 50 do July 12, 2023

      Whitney took years out of her career to do movies./soundtracks Taylor did not…

  2. Mariah Carey July 12, 2023

    She has no talent

    • Fancy BISH 🀣 πŸ’ŽπŸ’‹ July 12, 2023

      Says you πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ what talent do you have? Lying on your back for $ doesn’t count.

    • Necktie21 July 13, 2023

      Well now you’re wrong on that one. Mariah is gifted with talent.

  3. Fancy BISH 🀣 πŸ’ŽπŸ’‹ July 12, 2023

    Off with their heads, Queen Taylor is winning πŸ‘‘βœŠπŸ»πŸ‘‘βœŠπŸ»πŸ‘‘βœŠπŸ»πŸ‘‘βœŠπŸ»πŸ‘‘βœŠπŸ»πŸ‘‘βœŠπŸ»πŸ‘‘βœŠπŸ»πŸ‘‘βœŠπŸ»πŸ‘‘βœŠπŸ»πŸ‘‘βœŠπŸ»πŸ‘‘βœŠπŸ»πŸ‘‘βœŠπŸ»πŸ‘‘βœŠπŸ»πŸ‘‘

    • Diabetes UNBOTHERED July 12, 2023

      THE (Actual) QUEEN OF MUSIC SOLD 146+MILLION since 1997 and will soon past Taylor with ACT 2 AND ACT 3

      The 🐝 is currently the 30th highest selling artists in history with 146+MILLION Career Units sold

  4. What Would 50 do July 12, 2023

    And how does the count when the artist like Whitney is dead u black b****** . if a football hurt his knee so you still keep him on the field.

    • What Would 50 do July 12, 2023

      I’m saying Whitney is dead if a football player hurt his knee you still going to keep him on the field and let people score or you going to take him out the game

    • Reverse cowgirll July 12, 2023

      Because she still sold more than her. STFU with your dumb ass questions.

      • What Would 50 do July 12, 2023

        Asshole take what win you can get.. only cause Whitney is dead…

      • What Would 50 do July 12, 2023

        Dumb s/lut, it’s not a question,n . I’m talking to the author

    • LaShantae July 12, 2023

      Whitney was releasing music for 26 years vs Taylor’s 17 years. So Whitney had 9 years more than Taylor, yet Taylor still outsold her.

      • What Would 50 do July 12, 2023

        No. TAYLOR Did not SELL MORE

        Cause they not adding Whitney Houston sales from movie soundtracks, they only adding cover albums…. they lying.

  5. Joseline stan 🎢 Vegas baby July 12, 2023

    Whyte privilege at its finest. She has no talent

    • What Would 50 do July 12, 2023

      That’s not true she does have talent she just not Whitney

  6. Diabetes UNBOTHERED July 12, 2023

    Lol Q**** Nikki Minaj no where to be found on the list of top selling artists in history of ALBUM EQUIVALENCE

    Michael Jackson 337,882,000 (#2)
    Drake 116,734,000 (#42)
    Beyonce 95,923,000 (#61)
    Janet Jackson 78,504,000 (#81)
    Justin Timberlake 56,684,000 (#107)
    Destiny’s Child 50,625,000 (#114)
    TLC 41,778,000 (#126)
    Harry Styles 25,107,000 (#152)
    Cardi B 24,060,000 (#153)
    Aaliyah 18,739,000 (#163)
    πŸ˜† 🀣 πŸ˜‚

    • JBDeacon July 12, 2023

      Of course not. Nicki is only Stan twitter fodder at this point. She’s nowhere to be found on any of the lists that really matter. 🀣

  7. Diabetes UNBOTHERED July 12, 2023

    Destiny’s Child 50,625,000 (#114)
    Spice Girls 50,293,000 (115)
    TLC 41,778,000 (#126)
    Blackpink 29,586,000 (#148)
    Little Mix 16,992,000 (#166)

  8. Theman July 12, 2023

    Chart masters is inconsistent. They aren’t always correct.

  9. Diabetes UNBOTHERED July 12, 2023

    7 Highest selling female artist is HISTORY

    1. Madonna
    2. Celine dion
    3. Mariah
    4. Taylor Swift
    5. Whitney
    6. Barbra Streisand
    7. Beyonce πŸ‘‘ 🐝

  10. DIABETES UNBOTHERED STAN July 12, 2023

    Billboard Hot 100: All-Time Top Black Solo Artists (adjusted all-time Hot 100 points):

    Mariah Carey 15.8 million
    Stevie Wonder 14.3 million
    Janet Jackson 13.4 million
    Michael Jackson 13 millions
    Drake 12.8 million
    Whitney Houston 12.6 million
    Rihanna 12 million
    Usher 10.3 million
    Prince 10 million
    Aretha Franklin 9.9 million
    Marvin Gaye 8.2 million
    Diana Ross
    7.8 million
    Donna Summer 7.6 million
    Beyonce 7.4 million
    Lionel Richie 7.4 million
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    Nicki Minaj 4.6 million

    • Diabetes UNBOTHERED July 12, 2023

      πŸ˜† 🀣 πŸ˜‚

      I knew I had FANS but not Stans 😭 πŸ˜† 🀣

      πŸ’―

    • Delphine July 12, 2023

      Omg Nicki was boasting about surpassing Aretha and you mean to tell me after ALL those hot100 entries she still hasn’t outsold Aretha lmaooooo!!! Smoke and mirrors!!!!

    • Delphine July 12, 2023

      ARETHA ON NICKI: β€œI’m gonna pass on that one!β€πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£

  11. LaShantae July 12, 2023

    Another list, another BeyoncΓ© absence…

    • Diabetes UNBOTHERED July 12, 2023

      1. Madonna
      2. Celine dion
      3. Mariah
      4. Taylor Swift ($159 million)
      5. Whitney
      6. Barbra Streisand
      7. Beyonce (146 million)

      • LaShantae July 12, 2023

        The post is about the Top 5. She’s not Top 5, so as I said… another list, another BeyoncΓ© absence.

        Go brag on that #7 placement lmaoooooooooooo 🀣

  12. What Would 50 do July 12, 2023

    And ANOTHER F****** LIE…
    Taylor didn’t outsell Whitney they not counting all Whitney albums and movie soundtracks

    • Yandi July 12, 2023

      This is Definitely a LIE; Sis Still has To pass rihanna ; WE KNOW SHE AINT PASS RIRI.. So I KNow Damn WELL She aint past WHITNEY!!

  13. Diabetes UNBOTHERED July 12, 2023

    +The QUEEN πŸ‘‘ of insects 🐝 and King MJ are the only ones that made the LIST TWICE (#114 & #61) (#102 & #2). πŸ’―

    • What Would 50 do July 12, 2023

      πŸ‘‘ Whitney should make the list twice with her cover sales. and soundtrack sales. But they cheating

  14. eric July 12, 2023

    Rerun those numbers in pure sales. All that equivalent streaming stuff is junk because it’s too easily manipulated.

    • LaShantae July 12, 2023

      She did 1.2 million in PURE SALES first week of Midnights ALONE. It was rare for artists to even do this in the 90s so try again.

      • eric July 12, 2023

        And which album of Taylor’s was certified 10x platinum in pure sales the first year of its release? That’s what Whitney did with The Bodyguard. So you try again. Whitney is undeniably light years ahead of Taylor in pure sales no matter how you spin it.

    • Sprinkle sprinkle July 12, 2023

      Pure sales are almost obsolete these days as no one hardly purchases albums anymore. Taylor is one of the few whose fans actually show up and purchase. She’s a heavy hitter. A titan when it comes to sales. That cannot be denied.

      • eric July 12, 2023

        @Sprinkle. That’s my point. This desperate industry keeps using equivalent sales numbers to say someone surpassed pure sales numbers and that is complete nonsense since they are constantly manipulating the system they created to make it easier for artists to reach new and bogus milestones.

  15. Necktie21 July 13, 2023

    Well now you’re wrong on that one. Mariah is gifted with talent.

  16. Necktie21 July 13, 2023

    People, stop squabbling over this. It is “not that serious.”

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