Rihanna the youngest star to sell over 10 million singles in the UK

June 4, 2012 0 \ Paula

The Official Charts Company today unveils the Diamond Dozen – the 12 artists who have sold more than 10m singles in the history of the UK ‘s Official Singles Chart, and our girl turns up at No.10 with 10.4 million singles, making her the youngest artist to have achieved this feat.

Martin Talbot, managing director of the Official Charts Company, adds, “The Diamond Dozen, from the Beatles to Kylie, with Rihanna, Madonna, Elvis and Bowie in between, is truly the cream of music makers over the past six decades years. Over the past 60 years, the Official Singles Chart has provided the musical soundtrack to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s reign – and these artists have been her entertainers.”

Congratulations Rihanna!

The full Diamond Dozen are as follows:

01THE BEATLES21.9m
02ELVIS PRESLEY21.6m
03CLIFF RICHARD21.5m
04MADONNA17.6m
05MICHAEL JACKSON15.3m
06ELTON JOHN14.8m
07QUEEN12.6m
08ABBA11.2m
09DAVID BOWIE10.6m
10RIHANNA10.4m
11PAUL McCARTNEY10.2m
12KYLIE MINOGUE10.1m