Skip to comments.The Eagles pass Michael Jackson for the best-selling album of all time
Posted on 08/20/2018 9:36:51 AM PDT by SMGFan
The Eagles have flown past Michael Jacksons Thriller to take the record for the best-selling album of all time.
Recording Industry Association of America confirmed to the Associated Press on Monday that the bands 1976 compilation album, Their Greatest Hits (19711975), has been certified 38x platinum, which means sales and streams of the album have reached 38 million copies. That officially puts it ahead of Thriller, which has been certified 33x platinum.
Thats not even the limit of the Eagles record-selling dominance. In addition to grabbing the No. 1 spot, the band also has the third-best-selling album of all time: 1977s Hotel California, which is now 26x platinum.
We are grateful for our families, our management, our crew, the people at radio and, most of all, the loyal fans who have stuck with us through the ups and downs of 46 years. Its been quite a ride, Don Henley said in a statement.
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Fans in Phillie are ecstatic. First the Pats and now MJ........ Oh, the actual Eagles.
I don’t think Greatest Hits compilations should count. The Beatles, Elvis, Elton John, etc. all have numerous Greatest Hits albums splitting up the sales. When I think of best selling albums, I think Thriller, Saturday Night Fever, Frampton Comes Alive, Led Zeppelin IV, and even Hotel California.
this actually happened like 10 years ago....
even more than ‘Dark Side of the Moon’?
How about the Dub Side of the Moon?
The music buying public today is only exposed to one hit wonders and short lived superstars with a few hits before they fade. They don’t get exposed to artists that can turn out hit after hit.
The Eagles, like many superstars of their day, are now on the oldies but goodies playlists—but it is proof that their music has lasting power.
I agree with the Dude. I can’t stand their whining and nasal vocals.
How the hell could Bostons first album not be the greatest seller of all time?
Boston was a phenom, but the Eagles are legendary.
Carole King’s Tapestry Album was number one for years.
That one album set her up for life.
She used to write songs with Neil Sedaka.
Based on what I used to hear in the tabloids, if Neil were active today, I suspect there would be quite a few #MeToo moments from past co-workers and proteges.
Don Henley Must Die
Straight Outta Compton should be #1.
(Runs and hides)
ROTFL! It’s a great song! I don’t know what’s not to like about it! Of course, that was released my senior year in high school when I was often called out trying to round the bases.
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