List of best-selling music artists in the United Kingdom in singles sales

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Published by The Official Charts Company in June 2012 to coincide with both the 60th anniversary of the UK Official Singles Chart and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. There are twelve artists with more than ten million UK singles sales with Sir Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams and George Michael the only artists to feature twice as part of a group and as a solo artist.[1]

  1. The Beatles (22,500,000)
  2. Elvis Presley (21,600,000)
  3. Cliff Richard (21,500,000)
  4. Madonna (17,600,000)
  5. Michael Jackson (15,300,000)
  6. Elton John (14,800,000)
  7. Queen (12,600,000)
  8. ABBA (11,200,000)
  9. David Bowie (10,600,000)
  10. Rihanna (10,400,000)
  11. Paul McCartney (10,200,000)
  12. Kylie Minogue (10,100,000)
  13. The Rolling Stones (9,900,000)
  14. Rod Stewart (9,900,900)
  15. Oasis (8,900,000)
  16. Stevie Wonder (8,900,000)
  17. Take That (8,900,000)
  18. Eminem (8,600,000)
  19. Whitney Houston (8,400,000)
  20. Spice Girls (7,900,000)
  21. George Michael (7,800,000)
  22. Robbie Williams (7,500,000)
  23. The Bee Gees (7,500,000)
  24. U2 (7,400,000)
  25. Shakin' Stevens (7,300,000)
  26. Britney Spears (7,200,000)
  27. Status Quo (7,200,000)
  28. Lady Gaga (7,200,000)
  29. Boyzone (7,000,000)
  30. Blondie (7,000,000)
  31. Slade (6,900,000)
  32. The Black Eyed Peas (6,800,000)
  33. Boney M (6,800,000)
  34. Westlife (6,800,000)
  35. Celine Dion (6,600,000)
  36. Beyoncé (6,600,000)
  37. UB40 (6,600,000)
  38. Olivia Newton-John (6,600,000)
  39. Mariah Carey (6,600,000)
  40. Tom Jones (6,300,000)
  41. Madness (6,100,000)
  42. Police (6,100,000)
  43. Wham! (5,900,000)
  44. Phil Collins (5,800,000)
  45. Diana Ross (5,700,000)
  46. The Jam (5,700,000)
  47. Bryan Adams (5,600,000)
  48. Pet Shop Boys (5,600,000)
  49. David Guetta (5,600,000)
  50. Adam Ant (5,500,000)
  51. Duran Duran(5,400,000)
  52. Frank Sinatra (5,400,000)
  53. Frankie Goes To Hollywood (5,300,000)
  54. Prince (5,300,000)
  55. Katy Perry (5,200,000)
  56. Wet Wet Wet (5,100,000)
  57. Everly Brothers (4,900,000)
  58. The Shadows (4,900,000) - NB: does not include any 50/60s singles with Cliff Richard.!
  59. Pink (4,900,000)
  60. Coldplay (4,800,000)

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