Britney Spears isn’t even on the radar right now, but she still continues to sell records. Lady Gaga might be the hottest thing on the market right now, but it will be a while before she surpasses Spears.
The Recording Industry Association of America has announced that Spears has officially sold over 100 million records, making her the best selling artist of the 2000’s, joining the ranks of Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey who have also sold over 100 million albums.
Britney’s phenomenal sales first began in the late nineties, when her debut album “…Baby One More Time“ went Diamond and sold around 28 million copies worldwide. Her next effort “Oops… I Did It Again” was also certified Diamond and sold 20 million copies in total, putting Britney close to 50 million albums sold off her first two releases alone.
Billboard ranked Britney as the biggest selling female artist of the past decade, the best selling teenager in history and one of the highest selling female artists of all time. All six of her studio albums have topped the Billboard charts, except for 2007′s 3 million selling Blackout which peaked at #2.
Source: Hollywood News