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‘Thriller’ is no longer the number one best-selling album of all time

The Eagles take the top spot

Michael Jackson’s Thriller has been replaced by The Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 as the best-selling album of all time.  According to the RIAA, The Eagle’s greatest hits has been certified 38x platinum, (meaning it has been sold or streamed 38 million times) pushing Thriller’s 33x platinum certification to second place.

This is the second time The Eagles’ have had a best-selling album. Their greatest hits compilation was released in 1976, and held the top spot until Jackson’s death in 2009. Album songs include hits “Best of My Love” and “Witchy Woman.”

Hotel California, The Eagles 1977 album, also reached new heights⎯leaping from 16x platinum to 26x platinum, giving it the third spot on the all-time list. 

Following the announcement, Eagles’ singer and songwriter Don Henley expressed his gratitude. 

“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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Born and raised in San Diego, California, I am a multi-media journalist, model, and author of children's book "Grammy and Me." I took an interest in journalism 3 years ago, and have grown my experience in the profession at NBC 7, Fox 5, and of course, MUSE TV. I am a graduate of California State University, Fullerton and currently a USC Trojan, working towards my masters degree in journalism! I love music, movies, and traveling. Have any MAJOR story ideas? Feel free to email me at tmajors@musetv.net

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