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Reba McEntire Joins Shania Twain As Top-Selling Female Country Artist!

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She's joining some pretty exclusive company!

As of this week, Reba McEntire has just become the second female country artist to surpass the 30 million mark in album sales!

And although Shania Twain holds the #1 spot with 34,175,000, Reba has actaully been topping the charts since 1981 - before the Nielsen SoundScan even started tracking album sales for Billboard in 1991!

So someone had a pretty unfair advantage, if you ask us!

But hey!

It's even MORE impressive that Reba could hit this mark, especially given Shania's head start!

Congrats, lady!

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11 comments to “Reba McEntire Joins Shania Twain As Top-Selling Female Country Artist!”

  1. 1

    No, an unfair advantage is whoring yourself out for 99 cents. Where is Gaga anyway? And why don't you ever post about her anymore? lmao. Someone got their ass handed to them big time.

  2. 2

    It's a pity that soundscan didn't track before '91…because Dolly Parton has been releasing stuff since 1955, and she would ANNIHILATE both Reba and Shania in total sales. Dolly has sold an estimated 100 million records since her debut, and she is the true Queen of Country.

  3. MatthewTennessee says – reply to this


    ..and let's not forget these are only US sales. Shania's album Come On Over sold 40 million copies WORLDWIDE alone. She's sold more like 75 - 80 million albums. I'm sure Reba has sold more than 30 million too. For some reason, no one seems to mention worldwide sales.

  4. Celine says – reply to this


    Try like 55 million for Reba… She is the number 1 selling female country artist of all time… <3

  5. Jake says – reply to this


    Reba's total sales have topped 60 Million worldwide. Regardless, the biggest feat isn't necessarily in albums sold but in maintaining relevance over a 35-year career, or in Dolly's case close to 50 years. VERY few artists achieve such longevity. Congrats to all on their respective sales successes.

  6. jen says – reply to this


    Reba has joined nobody. Shania is #1 so why the misleading title.
    And secondly Shania only put out 4 albums and Reba has put out over 20 and still Shania has blown her away.
    And blown her away much more in Worldwide sales. Shania is a worldwide icon in country and pop. So this article is plain stupid. Shania is still #1.
    And for that person who mention Dolly lol!! Dolly was never a big seller. It doesn't matter how long she has been recording or how many album out, Shania passed her a long time ago.
    Shania is the only female country artist in history with multi platinum sales in over 32 countries.
    So Shania had the unfair advantage of people putting out more albums but yet Shania with only 4 albums blew them all away.

  7. jen says – reply to this


    Celine, open your eyes. Shania has sold over 80 million worldwide with only 4 albums.
    Shania had one album alone sell 40 million worldwide.
    Reba or Dolly are not even in Shania's league

  8. sam says – reply to this


    Hey jake, what is your point. Shania sold over 80 million worldwide with only 4 albums and is known for being the best selling country female of alltime.
    And as for Dolly selling 100 million lol!! Her record lable puts out that b.s. Dolly has never even gone double platinum anywhere. I love Dolly but she was never a big sellers. she could put out 50 albums and still wouldn't catch Shania.

  9. JT6882 says – reply to this


    Walmart is also the largest selling store in the world…does that make it the best? No…Reba is and will be the Queen of Country music. When is the last time Shania had a #1 song?

    Reba has had one in each of the last 4 decades.

  10. larry says – reply to this


    congrats Reba about time they included u to the list ur a great artist.

  11. Jim D. Hargan says – reply to this


    Reba is a favorite of mine and would like information re?DVD which is produced at a Concert she may have performed at individually or with some other great talent…

    Please e-mail me at JimHphoto@aol.com where such a DVD may be purchased—-just obtained "Dolly Partin in London" — she one of the greats and certainly Reba at the top of the list… Want my personal library for such great singers….Looking for Martina McBride as well as well as Shania Twain…..All to be concert performances as recorded on DVD…. Thanks Jim H. Cincinnati, Ohio