Wow! This is incredible. Kudos to whoever put this together. This moving graph from Data is Beautiful shows the best selling musical performers from 1969 to 2019. Look at The Beatles domination at the start, with Elvis Presley chasing, then Led Zeppelin making their move. To see the transitions from Elvis Presley, to the Beatles, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Eagles, Michael Jackson, the curse of the boy bands, Country, Pop, Hip Hop, look how much musical tastes have changed through the years.
The artists are ranked by yearly certified record sales. Numbers are worldwide and adjusted to twelve months trailing average.
Take the musical journey! It makes me wonder what the next 50 years will be like?