XXXTentacion, Justin Bieber, Kanye West and More: Highest Selling Single Artists of All Time

News came out earlier this week that surprised many to find out that the late musician, XXXTentacion, entered the list of the highest selling artists of all time. While his career was unfortunately cut short, it felt as if he had a larger than life like impact that is continued to be felt today.  
 
Such impact has generated billions of streams on his music which then allowed him to enter the list of highest selling digital singles artists of all time. 
  
The RIAA recently updated its list of the highest selling digital singles artists of all time. The program recognizes the success of recording sales and streams from digital singles. XXXTentacion enters the list at No. 20 with 49 million certified units. Closely behine him is J. Cole with 48.5 million, and just above him is Future with 50 million. 
 
Topping the list is Drake with a staggering 163.5 million units meanwhile Rihanna closes in at No. 2 with 123 million. Check out the full top 20 below.

DRAKE

Certification Units: 163.5

RIHANNA

Certification Units: 129

TAYLOR SWIFT

Certification Units: 126.5

EMINEM

Certification Units: 107.5

KANYE WEST

Certification Units: 105

KATY PERRY

Certification Units: 105

JUSTIN BIEBER

Certification Units: 90.5

BRUNO MARS

Certification Units: 79.5

LADY GAGA

Certification Units: 78

MAROON 5

Certification Units: 77

THE WEEKND

Certification Units: 73

LIL WAYNE

Certification Units: 70

CHRIS BROWN

Certification Units: 69.5

ED SHEERAN

Certification Units: 68

LUKE BRYAN

Certification Units: 61

POST MALONE

Certification Units: 56

ARIANA GRANDE

Certification Units: 52.5

FLO RIDA

Certification Units: 51.5

FUTURE

Certification Units: 50

XXXTENTACION

Certification Units: 49

Keep in mind: Many artists and their labels haven’t submitted an updated list of certifications to the RIAA — thus, certain artists are missing from the list and some potentially would be higher in the list. Click here to check out the full list and more from RIAA

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