Into: Top 10 Successful Bands Of All Time
Thought-out the decades, music has been evolving and changing due to the bands and artists that have inspired and cultivated the music industry. So today we are going to discuss the top 10 most successful bands of all time.
In the list of top 10 successful bands of all time, number 10th is Aerosmith band. Aerosmith is an American band that was formed in Boston Massachusetts in 1970. They extensively toured in the 1970s. This makes them one of the most popular rock bands in the world with a loyal fan base. And that decade, they charted a dozen hot 100 singles which fueled their fame even more. Aerosmith is the best-selling American hard rock band of all time having sold more than 150 million records worldwide with 25 gold albums, 18 platinum albums, and 12 multi-platinum albums.
Well, we are saying U2 is actually the band. U2 Music band is an Irish rock band from Dublin that formed in 1976. They released 13 albums enter one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time having sold more than 170 million records worldwide. They have won an astounding 22 Grammy Awards which is more than any other band. And they were inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in 2005 which was the first year they were legible to be nominated. So they got in right away. Rolling Stones ranked U2 at number 22 in their list of the top 100 greatest artists of all time. And they are still writing and performing to this day.
8. One Direction
This is a band that needs no introduction. This band signs with Simon Cowell’s record label after finishing third on the popular TV show The X factor. They propel themselves into international success on social media with their four albums which topped charts and generated many hit singles. By 2012, One Direction band had a 50 million dollar business empire and they were known as a 2012 top new artist by billboard. By April of 2013, they have estimated personal combined wealth a 41.2 million dollars which makes the second wealthiest musicians in the UK under 30 years old. And June 2015, Forbes listed their earnings 130 million dollars which ranks them the 4th highest earning celebrities in the world.
This insanely popular Swedish pop group formed in 1972. They quickly became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of pop music. They have topped charts worldwide from 1974 to 1982. Their record sales have been estimated to range from over 140 to 500 million sold record which makes one of the biggest selling music artists. In 1999, abba music was adapted into the musical Mamma Mia that becomes a smash hit and toured worldwide.
6. The Rolling Stones
The English rock band was formed in London in 1962. And many consider them to be the greatest rock and roll band of all time. The band released commercially successful records continuously even though the band’s internal conflicts. They were inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in 1989. And the rolling stones ranked them 4th on the 100 greatest artists of the time. Their estimated album sales are over 250 million dollars and back in 2012, they celebrated their 50th anniversary.
At number fifth position, we have Queen Band but in the early 1980s. Queen was one of the biggest stadium rock bands in the world. This iconic band released a total of 18 number-one albums, 80 number-one singles, and 10 number-one DVDs. Their record sales are estimated to be around 150 to 300 million dollars worldwide which make him one of the world’s best musical acts. In 2002, their hit song bohemian rhapsody was voted that the UK’s favorite hit of all time in 2004. The song is inducted into the Grammy hall of fame. They have also spent 1322 weeks which is 26 years on the UK album charts which is more than any other musical act.
AC/DC is an Australian Rock band that formed back in 1973. They have sold more than 200 million records worldwide which includes 71.5 million albums in the states. This makes it the tenth best-selling band in the United States and one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time. They have received several nominations and awards for their iconic songs and albums which includes their 2010 Grammy win for the best hard rock performance for their song ‘war machine’.
3. Pink Floyd
In the history of popular music, there are some of the most commercially successful and influential music bands. Pink Floyd was inducted into the US rock and roll hall of fame in 1996. And by 2013, they sold more than 250 million records worldwide. Pink Floyd was founded in 1965. They quickly gained massive popularity because of its profound lyrical style, originality, music composition, and live performances. They have a forever impact on the musical world and continue to do so.
2. Led Zeppelin
This band formed in London back in 1968 under the drawer row of rock. They are considered one of the most successful, influential, and innovative bands in the history of rock music. They have sold over 200 to 300 million albums worldwide and they remain of the most bootlegged artist in the history of rock music. Each of their nine studio albums placed in the top 10 on the Billboard album charts and six of them reached number one. Rolling Stones magazine also described them as the biggest band of the 70s.
1. The Beatles
Finally, we have come into the number one spot for the top 10 successful bands of all time and we are talking about the Beatles. This band was an English rock band that was formed in Liverpool in the year 1960. The Beatles consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ring Star. The Beatles were widely regarded as the most influential act of the rock era in the 1960s. Their enormous popularity and rise to fame coined the term Beatle Mania which describes the extreme enthusiasm shown by their fans. The Beatles managed to occupy the first five slots in the billboard hot 100 singles chart and they went on to sell more than a billion records. They were groundbreaking pioneers of rock and roll.