Elton John #2 In Solo LP Sales

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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.