WATCH: Best-selling music artists 1969-2019


A self-professed data geek, lover of visuals, and first year PhD student identifying online only as "Data Is Beautiful" has put together a YouTube channel filled with animated visuals and charts.

Their latest creation is a compilation of data with regards to the best-selling artists of the last 50 years.


As per Data Is Beautiful's video description, the artists were "ranked by yearly certified record sales. Numbers are worldwide and adjusted to twelve months trailing average."

You can find more animations from Data Is Beautiful on their YouTube page.