Garth Brooks Overtakes Elvis In Sales
GARTH BROOKS has overtaken ELVIS PRESLEY to become the best-selling solo artist in history. The country star, who shot to fame with 1990's No Fences album, has sold 123 million units in his career, compared to Presley's 118.5 million. The Recording Industry Association Of America awarded Brooks two Diamond Awards for his albums Seven and Garth Brooks on Monday (05Nov07), in recognition of each albums' sales, which have exceeded 10 million. The singer, who is married to fellow country star Trisha Yearwood, accepted the awards at his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. He says, "This award reflects the magnitude of the country audience and what they can accomplish when they act together."