There Is A New Number One Selling Album Of All Time, Pushing Michael Jackson’s Thriller To Number Two

By Admin on August 21, 2018
Michael Jackson, Thriller, The Eagles, Best-Selling Album of All Time (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

I never thought that I would see this happen, but Thriller by Michael Jackson is no longer the best-selling album of all time according to SF Gate. However, it could regain that status again somewhere down the road. But, for now The Eagles are celebrating their new-found number one status thanks to “Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975.”

Apparently the Recording Industry Association of America doesn’t regularly tally sales on older albums. “Thriller” sales were updated last year, but  “Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975” hadn’t been updated since 2006. While Michael Jackson’s album has gone platinum 33 times, The Eagles beat that by five million. That’s right, their album has sold 38 million copies, which seems crazy in 2018.

Although, now I wonder what else hasn’t been tallied recently. Like, how’s number three doing? Also, fun fact, 1,500 streams of an album is equivalent to an album sale. Plus, 10 song downloads = 1 album sale.

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