Best-Selling Grammy Winners of All Time

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16. Justin Bieber
> Sales: 13.5 million albums, 69.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 1 win, 10 nominations
> Best-selling album or single: “Baby” (ft. Ludacris) (single)

Among the many hit singles from Justin Bieber is his early release “Baby,” featuring rapper Ludacris, which came out in 2010. The song is his sole diamond-certified release to date. Bieber’s first — and only — Grammy win came five years later when he was awarded Best Dance Recording for the song “Where Are Ü Now,” a collaborative effort with Skrillex and Diplo.

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15. Kanye West
> Sales: 13.5 million albums, 69.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 21 wins, 69 nominations
> Best-selling album or single: “Stronger” (single)

Kanye West has received more Grammy nominations than any other artist on our list aside from Jay-Z, with 69. He’s won 21 awards, the first three of which were won in 2004. West’s highest-certified single is the Daft Punk-sampling “Stronger,” which won the rapper the Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance in 2007.

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14. Chris Brown
> Sales: 14.5 million albums, 69.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 1 wins, 17 nominations
> Best-selling album or single: “Look at Me Now” (ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes) (single)

Singer Chris Brown has released nearly 50 platinum or multi-platinum albums and singles in his career. The controversial figure has only won one Grammy Award to date, however — Best R&B Album in 2011 for “F.A.M.E.”

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13. Elton John
> Sales: 78.5 million albums, 14.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 5 wins, 34 nominations
> Best-selling album or single: “Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight” (single)

Elton John has sold 78.5 million certified albums in his approximately 50 years as a performer. These include three diamond-certified releases. One of these is for his single “Candle in the Wind,” which also won him the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1997.

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12. Billy Joel
> Sales: 84.5 million albums, 12.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 5 wins, 23 nominations
> Best-selling album or single: “The Stranger” (album)

While Billy Joel’s “The Stranger” is diamond-certified, the singer’s best selling album is his two-volume Greatest Hits compilation, which has sold 23 million certified copies. Joel has won five Grammy Awards as well as a Grammy Legend Award in 1991.