Garth Brooks Regains Title of Best-Selling Solo Artist in U.S. History
It's definitely good to be Garth Brooks these days. Thanks to recent album sales, the singer has regained the title of best-selling solo artist in the history of the United States.
The 'People Loving People' singer has sold a total of 135 million units, according to the RIAA, just slightly more than Elvis Presley (134.5 million units).
Brooks and Presley are the only two solo artists in the Top 5. The Beatles are at the top of the list, with 178 million units, while Led Zeppelin (111.5 million units) and the Eagles (101 million units) round things out.
Other country artists who appear on the list of top-selling artists include George Strait (No. 12), Kenny Rogers (No. 22), Shania Twain (No. 26), Alabama (No. 29), Alan Jackson (No. 31) and Reba McEntire (No. 36).
Brooks' latest disc, 'Man Against Machine,' his first collection of new tunes since 'Scarecrow' in 2001, was recently certified platinum, for sales in excess of one million units. The record, which held the No. 1 slot for a total of six weeks, was also the first album he released on his own digital GhostTunes.
The country legend is continuing his World Tour with a series of shows in his home state of Oklahoma this week, and he just announced that he will head to Denver, Colo., in March. A complete list of shows is available here.
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