Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Beatles Biggest Rock Acts of The Year

2021 is winding down, but everything old is new again on the Billboard top selling artist charts.

Topping the list of rock artists for the year are familiar names: Fleetwood Mac, Queen, The Beatles, and AC/DC.

The biggest selling albums for rock in 2021 weren’t even released in 2021. Those titles include Queen’s Greatest Hits at number one, with Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours at #3, Elton’s Diamonds at #4, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Chronicle at #5, Journey’s Greatest Hits at #6, AC/DC’s Back in Black at #7, Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Greatest Hits at #8, and The Beatles’ 1 at #10.

Fleetwood Mac is #4 on Billboard‘s Top Rock Artists chart, followed by John, Paul, George and Ringo at #6, Queen at #7 and AC/DC at #10. Other veteran rock acts include Creedence Clearwater Revival at #11, the Eagles at #12, Elton John at #13, Foo Fighters at #15, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at #16, Nirvana at #17, Journey at #18, Guns N’ Roses at #19, and Metallica at #20.

Results were compiled by airplay, sales and streaming data for songs and albums, as well as touring revenue and social media activity.

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