Much has been attributed to The Beatles and their enormous popularity over the years. It is thought that they stopped the dominance of American artists and brought a new wave of British music into the charts.
They also helped make the ‘album’ rather than the ‘single’ more popular. They set trends for musical styles, fashions and the constant changing of their style and music allowed other musicians to do the same. In 2009, it was noted that they had sold 600 million records worldwide and were the best-selling musicians of all time.