Who was the best-selling artist of 2012?

Who was the best-selling artist of 2012?

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What single song made the most money?

According to Guinness World Records, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” (1942) as performed by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single worldwide, with estimated sales of over 50 million copies.

How do Billboard charts make money?

Chart rankings are based on sales (physical and digital), radio play, and online streaming in the United States.

Which song earns the most royalties?

The 10 richest (i.e. highest-earning) songs of all time

  • Every Breath You Take, Sting (1983): $35 million (Sting makes about $2,000/day from the song)
  • Oh Pretty Woman, Roy Orbison and Bill Dees (1964): $30 million.
  • Christmas Song, Mel Torme (1944): $35 million.

Who makes the most money in royalties?

1 mover of digital albums (1.06 million), digital tracks (1.09 million) and on-demand audio streams (4.3 billion) for 2020.

  • Post Malone: $23.2M. Last year’s rank: No.
  • CĂ©line Dion: $17.5M.
  • Eagles: $16.3M.
  • Drake: $14.2M.
  • Queen: $13.2M.
  • The Beatles: $12.9M.
  • YoungBoy Never Broke Again: $11.9M.
  • The Weeknd: $10.4M.

How much do #1 hit songs make?

An average hit song on the radio today will earn the songwriter $600-800,000 in performance royalties.

Who sold the most records in the 2010s?

Eminem
2010s

Year Performing artist(s) Sales
2010 Eminem 3,415,000
2011 Adele 5,824,000
2012 4,410,000
2013 Justin Timberlake 2,430,000