British bands the biggest in the world

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The Beatles have long been confirmed as the biggest band in the world but now it seems the top bands in the world all hail from the UK.

The quartet of Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and John Lennon crossed the billion albums sold threshold joining only single artistes Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson in the top three.

The top 20 artists in music history are The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, AC/DC, Whitney Houston, The Rolling Stones, Queen, ABBA, The Eagles, U2, Billy Joel, Phil Collins, Aerosmith, Frank Sinatra, and Barbra Streisand.

Of that number the Brits include Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Queen, and U2. Some of the biggest solo acts are also British including Elton John and Phil Collins

The list of biggest selling artists includes those that have sold over 75 million albums worldwide

Except for the The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and Michael Jackson, only Madonna, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd have sold over 250 million albums worldwide.

The Australian group AC/DC and Swedish band ABBA join those that have sold between 100 and 200 million albums worldwide.

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Cowell to give pregnant lover house

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Simon Cowell is to give his pregnant lover Lauren Silverman a house in Los Angeles worth £10 million pounds so she can raise their child near to him.

 

Cowell has several homes around the world but is based in LA while the 36 year old Silverman currently lives in The Hamptons in New York. It is understood that the producer of X Factor,Pop Idol, and American Idol, who is about to become a father for the first time at age 52, will visit the child whenever he can. Silverman is due to give birth in February.

 

Cowell has decided to give Silverman mansion he has on the Trousdale Estate in Beverly Hillsonce she is divorced from husband Andrew. This isn’t the first time that Cowell has given a house to a girlfriend. In fact, it is the method he usually uses to ditch them.

 

The house is said to have four bedrooms with ocean views, a digital screening room, and swimming pool. British musicians Elton John and Ringo Starr are among the neighbours. Silverman has a seven year old son, Adam, and it is expected that she and Andrew will share custody.

 

Andrew Silverman filed for divorce in July and has named Cowell as a co-respondent in his suit. Cowell is reportedly excited about the prospect of becoming a father for the first time.

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