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These 11 top-selling LGBTI music artists have sold over 1.2 billion records between them
A mind-boggling 1.23 billion – that’s a rough (and conservative!) estimate when you add up the achievements of these 11 top-selling LGBTI musicians.
We thought we’d tot up the numbers following today’s news that Queen’s Greatest Hits package is officially the UK’s biggest-selling album, with 6.1 million copies sold.
Of course, it all comes down to how you decide to define ‘LGBTI music artist’. Madonna and Rihanna’s have both sold over 200 million records, and according to reports, have both experimented sexually – but neither have ever publicly identified as LGBTI.
We’re also discounting multi-million selling bands like *NSYNC and Westlife here, even though they contained gay members (Lance Bass and Mark Feehily, respectively), choosing instead to focus on bands with gay frontmen, like Queen and R.E.M.
And while it’s impossible to know exact figures (veteran artists’ discographies are always hotly-contested), in the interest of giving these high achieving LGBTIs their dues, we’re giving it our best shot based on the information out there… respect, guys!
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