The Eagles now have the best selling album of all time. Almost a decade after Michael Jacksons death, his album Thriller has been overtaken by Eagles Greatest Hits 1971-1975.
The Recording Industry Association of America has recently recalculated sales for the Greatest Hits album and it is now certified as a 38x platinum album, going ahead of the 33x platinum Thriller.
Eagles’ Don Henley said in a statement “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,”.
The album did spend a nearly a decade as the best selling album, until Thriller took over the number 1 slot following the King of Pops death in 2009. Now in the digital age, streaming and digital downloads of the Eagles Greatest Hits are up helping push them back into the drivers seat.