Top-Selling Hard Rock Artists According To NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN

January 28, 2004

Metal Sludge has posted a list of total sales figures for a variety of their favorite artists, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Although the SoundScan numbers are generally indicative of the bands' overall popularity, they are misleading in the sense that many of the veteran hard rock groups' early efforts were issued prior to the start of the SoundScan era (May 25, 1991).

Metal Sludge's list is as follows:

01. METALLICA: 44,339,994
02. AEROSMITH: 25,302,355
03. AC/DC: 20,095,641
04. GUNS N' ROSES: 18,692,707
05. OZZY OSBOURNE: 13,810,371
06. KISS: 7,716,667
07. MÖTLEY CRÜE: 6,894,092
08. MEGADETH: 6,873,227
09. POISON: 4,541,197
10. SKID ROW: 3,098,218
11. FIREHOUSE: 2,881,561
12. ALICE COOPER: 2,745,300
13. ANTHRAX: 2,476,577
14. WARRANT: 2,196,518
15. SLAUGHTER: 2,020,418
16. CINDERELLA: 2,004,877
17. GREAT WHITE: 1,941,122
18. WHITESNAKE: 1,784,470
19. RATT: 1,403,858
20. DOKKEN: 1,176,762
21. QUIET RIOT: 1,056,702
22. MOTÖRHEAD: 768,014
23. L.A. GUNS: 713,838
24. WHITE LION: 691,417
25. TRIXTER: 609,264
26. WINGER: 601,898
27. W.A.S.P.: 570,419
28. TWISTED SISTER: 503,068
29. FASTER PUSSYCAT: 336,195
30. BULLETBOYS: 262,354
31. DANGER DANGER: 217,407
32. ENUFF Z'NUFF: 176,087
33. BANG TANGO: 151,322
34. LOVE/HATE: 100,655
35. TUFF: 85,565
36. XYZ: 79,971
37. PRETTY BOY FLOYD: 27,628

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