Get an incredible glimpse into the history of pop with this data driven viral video that features an animation showing the bestselling popular music artists and albums of the last half century (1969-present)!


According to the creator on YouTube (Data is Beautiful/YouTube),  the animation is a history of most popular music artists from 1969 to 2019 ranked by yearly certified record sales. Numbers are worldwide and adjusted to twelve months trailing average.

At the start, the Beatles and Elvis are on top and by the end it’s Drake, BTS and Ed Sheeran.



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