There are various ways to rate the best-selling rock albums of all time. In this case, we went directly to the source: The Recording Industry Association of America® (RIAA). Specifically, tracked certified units sold as of February 2023. Here are the 25 best.
Even if you win a singing competition, making a living as a musician isn't easy. But some of our best singers have proven that you don’t need to win to become a star. These singing competition contestants didn't win but still had successful careers.
Plenty of things about the music business don't make sense. Notably, what goes into naming an album. Regardless of the genre or era, the number of creatively strange and random record titles is seemingly endless, but these are our 25 favorites, listed chronologically.
Often a band or musical artist doesn't know when it's time to call it a career — at least in terms of putting out studio albums, complete with original material. Sometimes they've truly reached the end of the line, while unforeseen circumstances, such as tragedy, leaves no point to moving forward.
Sometimes intentional and sometimes very much not, the live concert setting can yield unexpected delights and strange curiosities, the wildest of which we're rounding up here. (For the sake of levity, we'll be dismissing outright tragic events.)
It might not be a stretch to claim, based on the albums released, that 1993 could be the most noteworthy year in modern music history. From memorable debuts to stellar breakout projects, '93 produced some exceptional music — spanning all genres.
Everyone had hearts in their eyes, from boy bands to scream queens, when it came to many celebrities, but how many of those ‘90s crushes are still making fans’ hearts burst at the seams? Well, quite a bit!
When it comes to talent, one could argue the whole nature vs. nurture idea and use the following celebrity siblings as evidence because talent runs deep within the genes of these famous brothers and sisters.
It's easy to earn success recording someone else's song. However, in many cases, cover versions are better than the originals, whether by adding an innovative twist, spanning genres, or even changing up the structure of the tune to make it more one's own.
People are constantly being fed with information on how to save the environment. Whether that means traveling responsibly, eating sustainably, donating to charity, or reducing waste, people can apply different strategies for reducing their impact and fighting against climate change.
Marriage is a huge life milestone because it represents two people becoming a union who are committed to their love and partnership. No wonder artists have often expressed this moment of everlasting love in their music. Some songs reflect the appreciation of a life partner, while other songs represent the longing for a happily ever after story.
Some of TikTok's most popular songs were singles released in recent years, and some are hits from the late '90s or early 2000s. We've compiled a list of new and old songs that made their mark on the popular video-sharing app.
As the years go on, sometimes people find it difficult to think of different ways to celebrate and honor their father figures on Father's Day. Maybe people think their dads already have every possible gift they could ever want, or sometimes people have a hard time expressing their appreciation with words to their dads.