Eminem tops list of best-selling musical artists of all time based on US singles sales

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  • Eminem saw his sales rise dramatically after his Super Bowl halftime performance last month.

  • The Recording Industry Association of America declared that he was now the best-selling artist of all time based on singles sales in the United States.

  • Other top musical artists on the organization’s list include Taylor Swift and Drake.

Rap star Eminem saw his sales of singles and albums surge after his performance at the Super Bowl halftime show last month.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced on Monday that Eminem has risen to the top of its list of top-selling musical artists based on sales of singles in the United States. It has sold 166 million certified individual units in the United States.

Eminem now overtakes other music stars like Taylor Swift, Drake and Rihanna. The RIAA’s list is dominated by pop and rap stars which also include Kanye West, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry.

Below are the 25 best-selling musical artists of all time based on certified singles sales in the United States, according to the Recording Industry Association of America:

25. Flo Rida — 52.5 million units

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24. Khalid — 53 million units

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Khalid performs onstage at the Hollywood Bowl on October 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.Kevin Winter/Getty Images

23. J. Cole — 55.5 million units

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22. Future — 58 million units

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21. Lil Baby – 61 million units

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Lil Baby poses in the press room with the award for Best New Artist at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

20. YoungBoy Never Broke Again – 62.5 million units

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19. Ariana Grande — 63.5 million units

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18. Luke Bryan — 68.5 million units

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17. Lil Wayne – 70 million units

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16. Imagine Dragons — 74.5 million units

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15. Juice Wrld — 75.5 million units

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Juice Wrld performs at the Elysée Montmartre on September 20, 2018 in Paris, France.David Wolff – Patrick/Redferns

14. Lady Gaga — 80.5 million units

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13. Ed Sheeran — 80.5 million units

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12. Maroon 5 — 85.5 million units

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11. The Weeknd — 86 million units

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10. Bruno Mars — 90.5 million units

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9. Chris Brown — 91 million units

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8. Post Malone — 95 million units

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Post Malone is performing at Lollapalooza on July 31, 2021.Josh Brasted/FilmMagic

7. Katy Perry — 106.5 million units

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6. Justin Bieber — 107.5 million

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Justin Bieber performs in 2015.Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Universal Music

5. Kanye West — 122.5 million units

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4. Taylor Swift — 134 million units

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Taylor Swift performs at the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

3. Rihanna — 151.5 million units

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2. Drake — 163.5 million units

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1. Eminem — 166 million units

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Eminem performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show.Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

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