9 Artists Who Broke Records

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Did You Know, For Your Information, Making it Rain on Them Hoes


Any person can become a celebrity these days with no accomplishments and any artist can sell an album. However, it takes a special type of person to break records and make history. Here are 9 artists who broke records.


Justin Timberlake

Justin’s song with Jay Z “Suit & Tie” broke the Billboard record for the highest first-week plays total with 6,045 spins.

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In 2002, Ashanti set a new record for female artists by being featured on no less than three different singles within the US Top 20.


Jay Z

Humpback Hov’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail” broke records on Spotify with 14 million listens in its first week.

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Justin Bieber

Justin’s song “Baby” received the Diamond Award by the RIAA and is the highest selling single in U.S. history.


Whitney Houston

Whitney’s “Bodyguard” album held the record for the longest running number one album by a female artist.



King Bey’s new self-titled album has been breaking all types of records. Recently, Beyus broke the U.S. iTunes record for most albums sold in a week after her album was downloaded 828,773 times.



Bad gal Rih Rih recently tied Michael Jackson’s Hot 100 record for number one songs with the Eminem collabo “Monster”

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Michael Jackson

The King of Pop’s iconic album “Thriller” still holds the record for best-selling album with an estimated 65 million copies sold worldwide.



Adele’s album “21” replaced Whitney’s “Bodyguard” as the longest running number one album by a female artist.


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