Pop icon Elton John recently became the solo artist with the second-biggest
sales of full-length albums in U.S. history, according to Robert Harvey, coordinator of the
gold and platinum awards program at the Recording Industry Association of America.
With 60.6 million records sold, John -- who's known for such hits as "Bennie and the
Jets" and "Candle in the Wind" -- surpassed piano man Billy Joel, who has sold
60 million. Country artist Garth Brooks is the leader, at the 81 million mark.