"Thriller" Dethroned As Best Selling Album Of All Time

Via Boston.CBSLocal.com.

The Eagles’ "best of album has passed Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to become history’s best-selling album of all-time.

The Recording Industry Association of America said today that the Eagles’ album — “Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975”, which was released in 1976 — is now certified 38x platinum, which means sales and streams of the album have reached 38 million copies!

That pushes Jackson’s “Thriller,” which is 33x platinum, to second place.

RIAA also said that the Eagles’ “Hotel California,” released in 1977, is now 26x platinum and makes it the third best-selling album of all-time. Amazing!

Don Henley released a statement saying, “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. It’s been quite a ride." 

 
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