List of best-selling Belgian music artists

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The best-selling Belgian music artists cannot be listed officially, as there is no organization that has recorded global music sales of Belgian artists. This page lists those artists who have had claims made to be among the top sellers.

Belgian artists by reputed sales 1940-2011[edit]

50 million records or more[edit]

Artist Sales (in millions) Period Genre Source
1 Salvatore Adamo 90 to 100 1963–present Chanson [1][2][3]

20 million records or more[edit]

Artist Sales (in millions) Period Genre Source
2 Frédéric François 40 1970–present Chanson [4][5]
3 Jacques Brel 25 1953-1978† Chanson [6][7][8][9]
4 Lou Deprijck/Plastic Bertrand 20 1963–present Pop/Rock [10]

10 million records or more[edit]

Artist Sales (in millions) Period Genre Source
6 Rocco Granata 17 1959–present Pop [11][12]
7 Francis Goya 15 1966–present Instrumental [13]
8 Frank Michael 15 1974–present Pop [14]
9 Technotronic 14 1988–2005 Eurodance [15][16]
10 Helmut Lotti 13.3 1990–present Pop [17]
11 Lara Fabian 13 1986–present Pop [18]
12 Claude Barzotti 12 1973–present Pop [19][20][21]
13 Vaya Con Dios 10.5 1986–2014 Pop [22][23][24]
14 Art Sullivan 10,4 1966–present Chanson [25][26][27]

5 million records or more[edit]

Artist Sales (in millions) Period Genre Source
15 André Brasseur 7 1965–present Instrumental [28][29][30]
16 Lio 7 1979–present Pop [31][32][33]
17 Tony Sandler 6 1949–present Pop [34][35][36]
18 Annie Cordy 5.5 1960–2000 Pop [37][38][39]
19 Axelle Red 5.2 1987–present Pop [40][41][42]
20 Lasgo 5 2000–present Dance [43][44]
21 Bobbejaan Schoepen 5 1938–2010† Pop [45][46][47]
22 Eddy Wally 5 1959–present Ambiance [48][49][50]

2 million records or more[edit]

Artist Sales (in millions) Period Genre Source
23 K3 4.6 1999–present Pop [51][52][53][54]
24 J.J. Lionel 4.5 1970–present Pop [55][56][57][58]
25 Ian Van Dahl/Annagrace 4.3 2000–present Dance [59][60][61]
26 Paradisio 4.1 1994–present Dance [62][63]
27 Les Crazy Horse/Alain Delorme 4 1971–1975 Pop [64][65][66]
28 Confetti's/T-Spoon 4 1982–present New Beat/Dance [67][68][69]
29 The Wallace Collection 4 1968–present Pop/rock [70][71][72]
30 Benny B 3.5 1990–present Eurodance [58]
31 Soeur Sourire 3.5 1963-1983† Pop [73][74][75]
32 DJ F.R.A.N.K./Van Rijswijk/Danzel 3.3 1999-heden Dance [76][77][78]
33 Maurane 3.2 1979–present Pop

[79][80][81]

34 Clouseau 3.1 1984–present Pop [82][83][84]
35 Christian Vidal 3.1 1972–present Pop [85][86][87]
36 Junior Jack 3 1990-heden Eurodance [88][89]
37 Kate Ryan 3 2000–present Pop/Dance/House [90][91]
38 K's Choice 3 1990–present Rock [92][93]
39 Lords of Acid/Praga Khan 2.9 1988–present Acid house [94][95][96]
40 Soulwax/2 many dj's 2.7 1995–Present Rock/Dance [97][98][99]
41 Django Reinhardt 2.5 1934-1953† Jazz [100][101]
42 Front 242 2.5 1980–present Electro [102][103][104]
43 Jimmy Frey (2.5) 1956–present Pop [105][106][107]
44 Toots Thielemans 2.5 1940–present Jazz/Instrumental [108][109][110]
45 Henri Seroka 2.2 1969–present Film music/Pop [111][112][113]
46 Milow 2.2 2003–present Pop [114][115][116][117]
47 Dana Winner 2.15 1989–present Pop [118][119][120]
48 D.H.T. 2.1 1995–present Trance/Eurodance [121]
49 Milk Inc./Regi Penxten 2.1 1996–present Dance [122][123][124]
50 Stromae (2.1) 2005–present Hip Hop/Dance [125][126]
51 Burt Blanca 2 1958–present Rock'n'roll [127][128]
52 Christian Adam 2 1973–present Pop [129][130][131]
53 Philippe Lafontaine 2 1978–present Pop [132][133][134]
54 M.I.K.E. 2 1992–present Trance [135][136][137]
55 Soulsister/Jan Leyers/Paul Michiels 2 1986-1997, 2007 Pop [138][139]

Note - Numbers may not be accurate. International album and single sales were counted.

Notes[edit]

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  48. ^ "Eddy Wally, official site". Eddywally.be. 1984-04-17. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
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  51. ^ Popvrouwen, K3
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  59. ^ King-is, Ian Van Dahl[dead link]
  60. ^ Ian Van Dahl[dead link]
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  62. ^ "Paradisio". Showbizzsite.be. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
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  72. ^ "Esperanto, Wallace Collection". Esperanto-rock-orchestra.com. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
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  77. ^ "Singleminded, Danzel". Singleminded.com. 2009-02-23. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  78. ^ "Danzel & DJ Frank". Atwork-booking.de. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  79. ^ "Maurane, site officiel". Maurane.be. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  80. ^ "Chapitre, Maurane". Chapitre.com. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  81. ^ "RFImusique, Maurane". Rfimusique.com. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  82. ^ Clouseau bio[dead link]
  83. ^ "70s music, Clouseau". The70music.nl. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  84. ^ Radio 2, Clouseau
  85. ^ "Etoile-productions, Christian Vidal". Etoile-productions.be. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  86. ^ "Christian Vidal official site". Christianvidal.com. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
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  90. ^ "Kate Ryan". Showbizzsite.be. 2006-10-17. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  91. ^ "Kate Ryan, MTV award". Hbvl.be. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  92. ^ "Nieuwsblad, K's Choice". Nieuwsblad.be. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  93. ^ "Arid Central, K's C". Aridcentral.com. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  94. ^ "Lords Of Acid". Lords of Acid. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  95. ^ "Houbi, Praga Khan". Houbi.com. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  96. ^ "Prage Khan". Dutch.pragakhan.com. 2011-04-07. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  97. ^ Paul Flynn (2004-04-28). "Guardian, Soulwax". London: Guardian. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  98. ^ "Compaqnet, Soulwax". Users.compaqnet.be. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
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  100. ^ Django Reinhardt[dead link]
  101. ^ "Djangobirdland, Django Reinhardt". Djangobirdland.com. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  102. ^ "Houbi, Front 242". Houbi.com. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  103. ^ "Front 242". Herrebout.com. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  104. ^ "Audioglobe, Front 242". Audioglobe.it. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  105. ^ "Jouwradio, Jimmy Frey". Jouwradio.be. 1939-04-28. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  106. ^ Jimmy Frey[dead link]
  107. ^ "Jimmy Frey, officiële site". Jimmyfrey.be. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  108. ^ "Toots Thielemans, Knack". Knack.be. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
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  110. ^ "VIW, Toots". Viw.be. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  111. ^ "Officiële site, Henri Seroka". Henriseroka.com. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
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  118. ^ "Golden Flash, Dana Winner". Goldenflash.be. 1966-09-03. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
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  120. ^ "Humo, Dana Winner". Humo.be. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  121. ^ "Riaa, DHT". Riaa.com. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  122. ^ "Milk Inc". Hoebelfeesten.be. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
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  129. ^ "Bide-et-musique, Christian Adam". Bide-et-musique.com. 1945-05-14. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
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  132. ^ "Philippe Lafontaine, official site". Philippelafontaine.com. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
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  135. ^ "Dance Vibes, Mike". Dancevibes.be. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
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  139. ^ Jan Leyers, officiële site[dead link]

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