Eagles 'Greatest Hits' Passes 'Thriller' as Top-Selling Album
21 August, 2018, 16:27 | Author: Eloise Houston
The RIAA last tallied sales for the "Greatest Hits" record (which was released in 1976) in 2006, when the album was 29x platinum, but these latest figures take the increase in streaming and digital downloads into account - in addition to traditional sales.
The Eagles album "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" is displayed at Amoeba Music on August 20, 2018, in San Francisco, California.
The No. 3 slot belongs to another Eagles album, "Hotel California", at 26 million. That officially puts it ahead of Thriller, which has been certified 33x platinum. As of February of 2017, Thriller became the first album in history to pass 30x platinum, with the RIAA reporting 33 million sales/streams. Sales and streams for "Thriller" were last updated previous year.
The Eagles'greatest hits compilation, called "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975", has overtaken Michael Jackson's 1982 "Thriller" as the best-selling album of all-time in the United States, the Record Industry Association of America announced on Monday. "It's been quite a ride", he said in a statement.
The Eagles were formed in Los Angeles by Henlely and Glenn Frey in 1971 and are the highest selling band in USA history.
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