. No other group appears more than twice. The Beatles had the fastest selling single of all time with I Want to Hold Your Hand.

The song sold 250,000 units within three days in the U.

Additionally, it sold 10,000 copies per hour in New York City alone for the first 20 days.

  • Singles The Beatles have the fastest selling CD of all time with 1. It sold over 13 million copies in four weeks.

    The Beatles are the bestselling musical group of all time, estimated by EMI to have over one billion discs and tapes sold worldwide.

  • Albums With their performance at Shea Stadium in 1965, The Beatles set new world records for concert attendance 55,600 and revenue. This was the first time in the history of popular music anyone had played in a proper stadium as opposed to a theatre or concert hall.

    The most successful first week of sales for a double album The Beatles Anthology Volume 1, which sold 855,473 copies in the U. From 21 November to 28 November 1995.

    The largest number of advance orders for a single, at 2.

    For Cant Buy Me Love it sold 940,225 copies on its first day of release in the U.

    On 30 June 1966, the Beatles became the first musical group to perform at the Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo. They performed five times in three days gathering audiences of about 10,000 per performance. The Beatles have had more number one singles than any other musical group 23 in Australia, 23 in The Netherlands, 22 in Canada, 21 in Norway, 20 in the U. Ironically, the Beatles could easily have had even more number ones, because they were often competing with their own singles.

    For example, the Beatles Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever were released as a double Asided single, which caused sales and airplay to be divided between the two songs instead of being counted collectively. Even so, they reached number two with the singles. They even managed to hold separate releases by themselves off the top of the British chart in 1967 with Hello Goodby at number 1 and the Magical Mystery Tour E.

  • Performances The Beatles have had more number one albums than any other group 19 in the U. The next week, 11 April 1964, the Beatles held fourteen positions on the Billboard Hot 100. Before the Beatles, the highest number of concurrent singles by one artist on the Hot 100 was nine by Elvis Presley, 19 December 1956.

    During the week of 4 April 1964, The Beatles held twelve positions on Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, including the top five positions, which has never been accomplished by any other artist. The songs were Cant Buy Me Love Capitol Records, Twist and Shout Tollie Records, She Loves You Swan Records, I Want to Hold Your Hand Capitol, and Please Please Me VeeJay. In addition, seven other singles occupied lower places on the chart I Saw Her Standing There Capitol, You Can't Do That Capitol, All My Loving Capitol of Canada, Roll Over Beethoven Capitol of Canada, From Me To You VeeJay, Do You Want To Know A Secret VeeJay and Thank You Girl VeeJay.

    Furthermore, two Beatles tribute records appeared on the chart We Love You Beatles by The Carefrees at, and A Letter to the Beatles by The Four Preps The Beatles are the only artist to have backtoback number one singles on Billboards Hot 100 in the modern chart era. Their Can't Buy Me Love single supplanted She Loves You, which had in turn taken the 1 spot from I Want to Hold Your Hand. Boyz II Men, Nelly and Outkast have directly succeeded themselves atop the chart, but the Beatles are the only artist to threepeat.

    In 2004, Usher came within a week of matching this feat, with three of his singles Yeah Burn and Confessions holding the top spot for 21 of 22 weeks only a oneweek interruption between Burns 7th and 8th weeks atop the chart by American Idol singer Fantasia broke the streak. Billboards current version of the Hot 100 chart is considered to have begun in August 1958 before that, artists such as Elvis Presley, Glenn Miller, Jimmy Dorsey, and Bing Crosby had also had three consecutive 1 hits, but on earlier Billboard charts that preceded the Hot 100. In terms of charting positions, Lennon and McCartney are the most successful songwriters in history, with 32 number one singles in the U. For McCartney, and 26 for Lennon 23 of which were written together. Lennon was responsible for 29 Number One singles in the UK, and McCartney was responsible for 28 25 of which were written together.

    The Beatles have notched up the most multiplatinum selling albums for any artist or musical group thirteen in the U.

    The Beatles have a record six diamondselling albums 10 million copies Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles, Abbey Road, The Beatles 19621966, The Beatles 19671970, and The Beatles 1. The Beatles spent the highest number of weeks at number one in the albums chart 174 in the UK and 132 in the U. The Beatles Yesterday is the most covered song in history, appearing in the Guinness Book of Records with over three thousand recorded versions.

    It is also the most played song in the history of international radio. The Beatles broke television ratings records in the U.

    With their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show with over 70 million people viewing. Crime reportedly fell by a third during the duration of the transmission, although this eventually turned out to be false.