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Beating King of Pop, The Eagles have No.1 album of all-time

Posted: 6:45 AM, Aug 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-20 07:45:10-04

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer
NEW YORK (AP) – The Eagles’ greatest hits album has moonwalked past Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to become history’s best-selling album of all-time.

The Recording Industry Association of America told The Associated Press on Monday that the Eagles’ album – “Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975” – is now certified 38x platinum, which means sales and streams of the album have reached 38 million copies.

The album was released in 1976 and 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.

The last time RIAA tallied sales for the Eagles’ greatest hits album was in 2006 when it said it was 29x platinum. Sales and streams for “Thriller” were last updated last year.

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