February 7: On this day

Born on this day in 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was Garth Brooks, country singer, who had the 1991 US #1 album Ropin’ The Wind which spent 70 weeks on the US chart, and the 1994 UK #13 single “The Red Strokes.” Brooks is the biggest selling artist of the 90’s with over 60 million sales. According to the RIAAhe is the second best-selling solo albums artist in the United States of all time behind Elvis Presley (overall is third to the Beatles and Elvis Presley) with 128 million units sold.

  • Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello

    It’s 178 million for the Beatles, 148 million for Brooks and 146.5 million for Presley, album wise. Overall, counting albums AND singles, it’s 205 million units for the Beatles, 197 million units for Presley, and numerous others behind them with in between 160 and 170 million units but Brooks is not one of them as he can only add one million singles to his overall total,which it is now at 150 million, albums and singles.


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