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Sales of 60.6 M

Tuesday 1 September 1998 @ 2:00 - GMT

Elton is number 2 solo artists of all time in U.S. record sales with 60.6 million units.

Beats Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley and Billy Joel (3rd on buddy-close 60m), but behind topper Garth Brooks (81m), says Recording Industry Association of America's August audit.

Elton is 3rd with 32 gold albums (sales of 500,000), behind Elvis (62) and Neil Diamond (34). Also in August: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road hits 7m sales, while The Big Picture is awarded gold and platinum status, Elton's 21st platinum record.