Although it would be pretty hard to determine what constitutes ‘best’ when talking about music bands, a fair argument would be to consider those with the best-selling records. In this respect, one cannot argue with the fact that the highest earning bands of all time are also among the most popular bands in history. It does seem that a certain correlation does exist between album sales and music quality, which is how the following list came to be.
We thought that by observing the highest earning bands of all time, we could find out what are the ones that people appreciate the most. So without further ado, here are the ten best bands of all time in terms of album sales and popularity.
8The Rolling Stones
Nobody can deny the fact that The Rolling Stones are among the greatest music bands in history. To date, they sold over 66 million records worldwide which when added to concert earnings and royalties, add up to more than $210 million. This being said, just 66 million unit sales are certified, but this doesn’t involve sales in countries where the rights to their songs have been handled by local distributors.