Top 50 Best Selling Artists In The UK
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Top 30 Best-Selling Artists in the UK


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Who are the top 30 Best Selling Artists in the UK? The top 30 best-selling artists in the UK are:

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  • Elvis Presley 
  • Pink Floyd 
  • David Bowie 
  • Meatloaf 
  • Led Zeppelin 
  • UB 40
  • Bee Gees
  • Cliff Richards 
  • Bon Jovi
  • Eagles


  1. Elvis Presley ( Mississippi, USA )


Elvis is considered the King of Rock and Roll. He has introduced pop music so stylishly that even though he is no longer with us, his music and singing style are still kept alive.


The best-selling single by Elvis was “It’s now or never,” which stayed for eight weeks on the UK charts. His best songs are That’s Alright,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “It’s Now Or Never.”

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“Can’t Help Falling In Love.” 


His albums have sold 9.9 million copies in the United Kingdom.  


This artist has earned massive popularity for his fabulous music leading him to win several awards. Elvis received three Grammy Awards and the Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36.


He was a superstar and is still in the hearts of his fans. We will remember Elvis for being a legend. He remains one of the best-selling artists in the UK. 


  • Pink Floyd ( London, UK )


This band is one of the best-selling artists in the UK and emerged as the first Psychedelic British band. They created philosophical lyrics tuned with rock music.

The band has sold 8.98 million albums in the UK.


“The Dark Side of the Moon” was their commercially successful album. And “Another Brick in the Wall” is their highest-selling single which was an instantaneous hit in the UK and the US.

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They have earned Grammys, Echo awards, and BAFTA film awards. Their hit singles include “Marooned,” “Wish you were here,” and “Learning to fly.” 


“Hey hey rise” was the latest song released by Pink Floyd, which also became a hit. On Instagram, their followers are about 3.9 million and have earned a net worth of $800 million.


  • David Bowie ( London, UK)


David Bowie was an English singer and songwriter, and his music is an inspiration. This artist was among the most excellent musicians and sold 8.50 million albums in the UK.

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David’s best work includes “Heroes,” “Space Oddity,” “Let’s Dance,” “Thursday’s Child,” and “Where are we now,” and he won six Grammy Awards, four BRIT Awards, and four MTV Video Music Awards.

David Bowie

In addition, he has won many awards like Lifetime Achievement Award. Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


As of 2022, Bowie was the best-selling vinyl artist of the 21st century. He reinvented pop music and became a pop icon.


  • Meatloaf ( Texas, UK)


Michael Lee Aday is best known as Meatloaf, who rose to fame with his first album, which stayed on the charts for nine years.


Micheal was more successful in Europe and Ireland for his Rock style of music. This singer has sold 8.35 million albums in the UK and has made it among the top 50 bes5 selling artists in the UK.

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His best work includes Hot Patootie,” You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night),” I’m Gonna Love Her For Both of Us, “Not a Dry Eye in the House,” and many other songs.


Meatloaf has earned Grammys and Brit Awards for its marvellous performances. Though he is no longer with us, his legacy will continue.


  • Led Zeppelin ( London, UK)


They are “the heaviest band of all time” and  “the biggest band of the Seventies.”  by Forbes. Led Zeppelin has sold 7.9 million albums in the UK.


Their number-one hits include “Black Dog,” “Dazed and Confused,” “Good Times Bad Times,” “ Stairway to Heaven,” “Immigrant Song,” and “Whole Lotta Love.”

Led Zeppelin

By the Ivor Novello organisation. The band has earned the Grammy, MOJO, American Music, and Ivor Novello Awards. Additionally, they have also won the  “Lifetime Achievement Award.”


Led Zeppelin has 1.6 million followers on Instagram and a net worth of $900 million.


The band gave rock culture a boost with smashing lyrics and sound quality.


  • UB40 ( Birmingham, UK)


With 50 singles on the UK charts and a sense of reggae and pop, UB 40 became one of the best-selling acts in the UK.

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They have sold about 7.70 million albums in the UK. “Red red wine,” “ Can’t help falling in love with you,” “One in Ten and many super hits like that.


The band has won nominations four times for Grammys and has been the winner of NME awards twice.


UB40 has been an influential part of Reggae music and deserves enormous applause.


They have earned a net fortune worth $2 million, and members still earn royalties.


  • Bee Gees ( Queensland, Australia)


We must remember The Bee Gees when discussing best-selling artists in the UK. 

With the three brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb, this band reinvented disco pop and gave many hits.


Their popular numbers which attracted the audience were “How deep is your love,” “Tragedy,” “Staying Alive,” “Night Fever,” and “You win again.” They have sold 7.15 million albums in the UK.

Bee Gees

Bee Gees are the third-most successful band in the history of Billboard charts. They won the hearts of critics with the soothing voice of the lead vocalist and catchy tunes. 


They have won Grammys, American music awards, and Brit awards. In addition, Bee Gees have been given a Lifetime Achievement Award by Grammy Award.


Their net worth is about $140 million, which they still earn by royalties. This band is among the most successful and best-selling in the UK. 


  • Cliff Richards ( London, UK )


Richard is the King of records and a living legend. This artist is one of the best-selling artists in the UK. 


He has achieved 14 UK no 1. singles. Richards is the only singer with number-one singles for five consecutive decades in the UK.

Cliff Richards

With 7.14 million albums sold in the UK, Cliff has 67 UK top ten singles.  


This singer is called the Elvis of the UK due to his rebelliousness and entertainment at the same time. And his songs are a manifestation of Rock and Roll style. 


“Young Ones” is Richard’s best-selling single in the UK. The other hit numbers by this artist are “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” “Wired for Sound,” and “Summer Holiday.”


Cliff Richards has won honours like the Brit awards and Ivor Novello awards. In addition, his albums have earned gold and platinum discs.


His song “Move it” remains the first authentic British rock and roll song. Richard has worked very hard and has earned a net worth of $110 million. 


  • Bon Jovi ( New Jersey, USA )


Thinking of Rock music will remind you of the heavy metal band Bon Jovi, who impressed everyone with their modern touch.


They have sold 6.80 million albums in the UK. They have produced some great Rock hits and are still killing it.

Bon Jovi

I am a huge rock music fan, and Bon Jovi is a must-listen for those who haven’t heard of this band. “Living on a prayer” is Bon Jovi’s biggest song in the UK. “Bed of roses,” “It’s my life,”  and “You give love a bad name” is his best numbers.


The band has released 15 studio albums, of which five were taken positively by UK audiences. Bon Jovi earned 25 awards, including Grammy and Billboard music awards.


Bon Jovi is considered the biggest rock band with a huge fan following. They have earned a fortune through their hard work worth $450 million.


  • Eagles ( California, USA)


Rolling Stone magazine has ranked them at 75 on the list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.” Eagles are an American rock band who have sold 6.78 million albums in the UK.


Their music is usually country-based rock which became famous through their songs.

When talking about the band Eagles, it reminds me of their song Hotel California. 


This single became more famous than most of their songs and was being played on radio stations in the late seventies. And everyone was curious about the meaning behind it.


The band has created astounding numbers like “Take it easy,” “Witchy woman,” and “Already gone.” They have garnered 6 Grammys and 5 American music awards.


Furthermore, the band was entitled to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 


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