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  • The Guinness World Records have claimed The Beatles have the biggest all-times sales for a band. This is based on an accumulative sales figure provided by their record company EMI who claim they have sold over a billion records by 1985. Neither EMI or the Guinness World Records have specified if the 1 billion sales figure is accumulative of each Beatle's solo careers on top of their group sales, or just their group sales. Although The Beatles disbanded in 1970, since that time singles and albums have continued to chart well, especially for a band that have disbanded. Between 1990 and 2005 alone they charted no less than 5 different Number 1 albums on the UK and US charts. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Best-selling_artist_of_all-time Elvis Presley is the best selling solo artist In U.S. History Elvis charted more songs on Billboard's Hot 100 than any other artist. (149) Elvis spent more weeks at the top of the charts than any other artist. (80) Elvis had the greatest number of consecutive #1 hits. (10) Elvis is second only to the Beatles in total of #1 hits. (18) According to the RIAA: Elvis is #2 for overall album sales (117.5 million) (The Beatles sold 166.5 million; Led Zepplin, 106 million) Elvis has the most Multi-Plaintum albums (25) (The Beatles have 24; Led Zepplin and Barbra Streisand have 13) Elvis has more Platinum albums than any other artist (55) (The Beatles have 37; Barbra Streisand has 30) Elvis has the most Plaintum singles (27) Elvis has more Gold albums than any other artist (97) (Barbra Streisand has 51; The Beatles have 42) Elvis has the most Gold singles (24) No wonder they call him The King. http://www.fiftiesweb.com/elvis.htm

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