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How many records have The Beatles sold?
Before they broke-up, The Beatles sold far more singles that LPs. The album, as it became known, was a luxury item - well beyond the financial reach of the core teenage market. Singles generally outsold albums until the early seventies. The Beatles released a total of 63 singles worldwide By 2014, the official figure for US single sales was an astonishing 1.6 billion . Additional worldwide singles sales: 600 million . Studio Albums The Beatles officially released 13 albums studio , plus three anthologies They had a total of 21 Number 1 albums in the US. Total US album sales are estimated at around 177 million Album sales outside of the US are in excess of 600 million . The Beatles (The White Album) is the biggest selling studio album. It has sold over 24 million copies. Later acts, like Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and Michael Jackson, all benefited from the increasing availability of affordable stereo systems. Older fans were now buying Beatles albums in large num