Take A Look At The Best Selling Female Artists

Best Selling Female Artists

Over a few decades, we have amazing female artists who have been inspiring millions and millions of people all over the world. There are tons of best selling female artists in all spheres. From Madonna to Ariana Grande, we have generation after generation of talent when it comes to female artists. 

So, if you are reading this article to know more about such female artists then you are at the right place. Here, we shall mention the top female artists that you should know about. From honoring their timeless classics to their life, we shall cover everything we can. So, without further ado, it’s time to follow this article and learn all you need to know about the artists. 

Here Are The Best Selling Female Artists Who Have Made It To The Top

From Madonna to Rihana and Ariana Grande, we just can’t name every outstanding female artist in a single article. However, we will try to provide you with the names of some of the best selling female artists here. 

1. Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire

With sales worth over 90 million USD, the Queen of Country, Reba McEntire has simply been a brilliant female artist. So, she started her career in a band called The Singing McEntires. However, it was in country music where she shone the best. Moreover, she also signed a record deal in 1975 and released her single. 

Since then, she has released more than 33 studio albums in her career. Her Can’t Even Get the Blues, Somebody Should Leave, The Last One to Know, and other songs have captured the hearts of the audience. In fact, her best selling album, Greatest Hits Volume Two contains some of her best country music songs. 

2. Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

In the 21st century, Ariana Grande has made a name for herself, starting with the pop genre. At present, people know Ariana for her soulful and melodious voice. It was a rough start for her as an artist, but slowly and steadily, she achieved success. Moreover, it’s worth noting that she started her career at the age of just 13, starring in Victorious.

So, in 2013, she released her debut album and immediately charted on Billboard 200. Ariana has also sold more than 90 million records all over the world. Her successful debut album, Yours Truly was the reason why people began noticing her work even more. But, her best selling album to date is Thank You, Next. 

3. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

So, next up on the list of the best selling female artist, we have none other than Nicki Minaj. Well, she needs no introduction because she is an extremely popular artist in pop culture. According to the sources, Nicki has sold more than 100 million records till now. So, her best hit is the song Trollz ft 6ix9ine, super freaky girl. Moreover, her mixtapes such as Beam Me Up, Playtime is Over, Sucka Free, etc are really popular all over the world. 

People generally know Nicki as someone who has given numerous hits throughout her career. Moroever, she has also collaborated with lots of artists as well. So, some of her best selling albums are Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, The Pinkprint, and Queen, etc. Her single hit, Super Bass is the song for which many fans know her. 

4. Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

If you haven’t heard the songs of Alicia Keys, then you surely need to check out her works as soon as possible. Since her childhood, Alicia wanted to become a classical pianist and that’s why practiced it a lot. At the age of just 15, she mastered her talent and signed a deal with Columbia Records. Sometime after, she signed a deal with Arista Records. According to the reports, her debut album, Songs in a Mirror, was an instant success and garnered her a fan following. 

5. Shania Twain

Shania Twain

Songs such as Any Man of Mine, I’m Outta Here, Love Gets Me Every Time, etc, rang in our heads when we heard Shania Twain’s name. As a successful lady in the industry, Shania has released numerous hits in her career. So, she commenced her career with Mercury records in 1993 and since then, it has only been an upward journey in terms of success. In fact, at present, she ranks sixth among the best selling female artists in the USA. Moreover, we should also add that she has released six studio albums so far. 

6. Diana Ross

Diana Ross

So, next on our list we have Diana Ross, the beautiful US singer. Her songs such as Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Touch Me in the Morning, Endless Love, and more, have provided her with fame. Prior to her career as a solo artist, Diana sang as a lead singer for the girl group The Supremes. However, in 1970, she decided to go solo, and that continues even now as well. So, her first solo album, Diana Ross was an instant success. In fact, the fact that the audience liked the album so much made it reach number 19 on the Billboard charts. 

7. Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

Let’s talk about Christina Aguilera, another prominent artist in the US music industry, who has become so popular because of her astounding talent. In fact, many fans feel that she is a legendary artist born for stardom. So, in 1999, she released her debut album which captured the hearts of her listeners. Since then, she has been enjoying a sensational run as a singer. According to the sources, her songs Genie In A Bottle, Moves Like Jagger, Come On Over, etc are quite popular. 

8. Britney Spears

Britney Spears

Of course, Britney Spears’s name is included on this list of the best selling female artists. As we know, Britney is a legendary pop artist whose songs and elegance have earned her a huge fan following. So, Britney has given numerous hits such as Hold It Against Me, S&M, Baby One More Time, Criminal, and more. In fact, her best selling album, Baby One More Time is also tremendously famous. 

9. Adele 


So, next up, we have Adele, another wonderful singer from the UK. The British singer Adele’s Hello, Rolling In The Deep, Someone Like You, Set Fire To The Rain, etc are popular hits. So, in 2008, Adele released her debut album 19, and became instantly famous. Till now, she has sold over 120 million records all over the world. 

10. Pink


In pop culture, Pink is a legendary female artist known for her strong and passionate lyrics. So, till now, she has sold over 135 million records worldwide. It’s worth noting that she began her career as a member of the group called Choice. Her album Can’t Take Me Home managed to reach number 26 on the Billboard 200 list. 

11. Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Katy Perry is another artist who needs no introduction for sure. So, as a singer, she has given lots of hits in her long career. Moreover, Katy Perry has also sold over 145 million records in her career as a singer. Her best songs are Part of Me, Teenage Dream, Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F), Firework, and more. Started as a gospel singer, she is now one of the best vocal singers in the USA. 

12. Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is an inspiration when it comes to fashion and music. In fact, she is a legendary artist, not only for her music but also for her fashion sense. Her songs such as Last Dance, Judas, Poker Face, Rain On Me, Born This Way, are enough to make her a legend. So, she has sold over 124 million in her career til now. Her debut album The Fame also helped her get fame, and it’s her best selling album as well. 

13. Beyonce


Once again, there’s no introduction needed for the goddess Beyonce, as many fans call her. With over 200 million record sales, she is an inspirational woman in the industry. According to the sources, she was part of the group Destiny Child. Later on, the group disbanded and she went solo. So, her hit songs are Baby Boy, Break My Soul, Crazy In Love, Irreplaceable, and more. 

14. Rihana


In the penultimate position, we have to include Rihana’s name. So, she’s also an extremely talented artist who has sold over 250 million records. Rihana has given lots of hit songs, such as Rude Boy, Diamonds, We Found Love, Take a Bow, and more. Her best selling album Good Girl Gone Bad also allowed her to get a fan following.

15. Madonna


At the helm, we have Madonna, the legendary and best selling female artist, with over 300 million record sales. She’s an inspirational artist whose legacy needs to be preserved. In fact, people just love to jam to her songs, such as Like a Virgin, Good Girl Gone Wild, Papa Don’t Preach, Live to Tell, Justify My Love, and more. Her best selling album, The Immaculate Collection, has also allowed her to stamp her authority as an artist. Moreover, people also call her the queen of pop, and for the right reasons as well. 


There are several other names as well other than the ones we mentioned here on this list of the best selling female artists. All of these artists have one thing in common – passion for music, and this is exactly what has driven them forward to achieve the pinnacle of success. 

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