Garth Brooks

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Born: in Tulsa, OK, USA

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Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962), is an American country pop singer and songwriter. His integration of pop and rock and roll elements into the country genre has earned him immense popularity in the United States. Brooks has had great success in the country single and album charts, with multi-platinum recordings and record-breaking live performances, while also crossing over into the mainstream pop arena.

According to the RIAA, he is the best-selling solo albums artist in the United States with 136 million domestic units sold, ahead of Elvis Presley, and is second only to The Beatles in total album sales overall. He is also one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 160 million records.

Brooks is now the only artist in music history to have released seven albums that achieved diamond (As of September 23, 2016) status in the United States, those being: Garth Brooks (10× platinum), No Fences (17× platinum), Ropin' the Wind (14× platinum), The Hits (10× platinum), Sevens (10× platinum), Double Live (21× platinum), and "The Ultimate Hits" (10× platinum). Since 1989, Brooks has released 21 records in all, which include: 11 studio albums, 1 live album, 3 compilation albums, 4 Christmas albums and 4 box sets, along with 77 singles. He won several awards in his career, including 2 Grammy Awards, 17 American Music Awards (including the "Artist of the '90s") and the RIAA Award for best-selling solo albums artist of the century in the United States.

Troubled by conflicts between career and family, Brooks retired from recording and performing from 2001 until 2009. During this time, he sold millions of albums through an exclusive distribution deal with Walmart and sporadically released new singles. In 2005, Brooks started a partial comeback, giving select performances and releasing two compilation albums.

In 2009, he began Garth at Wynn, a periodic weekend residency show at Las Vegas' Encore Theatre from December 2009 to January 2014. Following the conclusion of the residency, Brooks announced his signing with Sony Music Nashville in July 2014. In September 2014, he began his comeback tour, The Garth Brooks World Tour, with wife and musician Trisha Yearwood. His most recent album, Man Against Machine, was released on November 11, 2014, exclusively to his online music store, GhostTunes.

Brooks was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on October 21, 2012.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Garth Brooks Garth Brooks 3
1990 No Fences Garth Brooks 5 8
1991 Ropin' the Wind Garth Brooks 5 5
1992 Beyond the Season Garth Brooks 5 1
1992 The Chase Garth Brooks 2 5
1993 In Pieces Garth Brooks 4 3
1995 Fresh Horses Garth Brooks 1 2
1997 Sevens Garth Brooks 2
1999 In... the Life of Chris Gaines Garth Brooks 1
1999 Garth Brooks & The Magic of Christmas Garth Brooks 1
2001 The Magic of Christmas: Call Me Claus Garth Brooks 1
2001 Scarecrow Garth Brooks 3
2005 The Lost Sessions Garth Brooks 2
2014 Man Against Machine Garth Brooks 4

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 The Hits Garth Brooks 4
1998 The Limited Series Garth Brooks 1
2005 The Limited Series (2005) Garth Brooks 1
2007 The Ultimate Hits Garth Brooks 5 2
2013 Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences Garth Brooks 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Hungry Years Garth Brooks 5 1
1995 Rodeo Garth Brooks 1
1998 Double Live Garth Brooks 1
2014 Double Live: 25th Anniversary Edition Garth Brooks 1
1989-07-14: Pennsylvania State Fair, Philadelphia, PA, USA Garth Brooks 1
1995-11-16: NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany Garth Brooks 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Standing Outside the Fire Garth Brooks 1
1995 She's Every Woman Garth Brooks 1
1995 She's Every Woman Garth Brooks 1
1998 One Heart at a Time Garth Brooks, Billy Dean, Faith Hill, Olivia Newton-John, Neal McCoy, Michael McDonald, Victoria Shaw, Bryan White 1
1999 Lost in You Garth Brooks 1
2007 More Than a Memory Garth Brooks 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 CD Zooming Garth Brooks 1
Double Live 25th Anniversary Edition Garth Brooks 1

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