The Eagles' Greatest Hits Tops Michael Jackson's Thriller as All-Time Best-Selling Album

21 August, 2018, 16:27 | Author: Norman Carr
  • Eagles Now Have The #1 Album Of All Time

Though sometimes mocked in pop culture (most famously in The Big Lebowski), the Eagles have enjoyed a resurgence of interest lately thanks to the two-part documentary series History of the Eagles.

The last time the album's sales numbers were tabulated was in 2006.

And it also seems worth mentioning that Hotel California, Eagles' 1976 album, is the #3 best-seller of all time, with sales of 26 million.

The compilation was overtaken by "Thriller" in 2009 after Jackson's death caused a surge in sales.

According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Thriller has been surpassed - the best-selling album of all time is now Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975. Thriller shot up the ranks and earned its spot as the best selling album of all time, and while it's been a great 9 years, it's been overthrown - by the record that originally held the title before Jackson's passing.


The announcement means that Thriller, released in 1982 and selling or streaming more than 33 million times - or 33x platinum - is now in second place.

Eagles' songwriter Don Henley has made a statement on the achievement.

The Eagles were formed in Los Angeles by Henlely and Glenn Frey in 1971 and are the highest selling band in U.S. history.

Frey died in 2016, but the band still tours with Henley, Frey's son Deacon and country star Vince Gill. In 1998, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. It has scheduled a series of concerts in the United States in September. Though they broke up in 1980, the band got back together in 1994. Despite Drake's recent record-breaking effort, Scorpio, he has a long way to go before he even comes close to surpassing The Eagles.

Recommended:



Popular

Madonna slammed for Aretha Franklin tribute at the MTV VMAs 2018
The music industry lost one of its very brightest stars last week with the death of the unrivaled Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin . Some accused Madonna , in her spiky silver headpiece, heavy necklaces and beaded bracelets, of cultural appropriation.

Derry's Shane Duffy gives verdict on his goal against Manchester United
Mourinho is the bookmakers' favourite to become the first Premier League boss to be sacked this season. He had to get Maguire and Alderweireld because they wouldn't have made those mistakes at Brighton.

Djokovic to face Cilic as Cincinnati title dream draws closer
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova also reached the final four with victory over Belgian Elise Mertens 7-5 5-7 6-3. She will face rising 20-year-old Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, who upset Madison Keys of the United States 6-3 6-4.

Taliban holds passengers after Afghan bus attacks
President Ashraf Ghani said it would come into effect on Monday if the Taliban accepted, but the militants have not responded yet. More than 100 Afghan security forces personnel and up to 250 civilians died, according to early United Nations estimates.

Rudy Giuliani gets facts wrong about Trump Tower meeting
But Giuliani's philosophy on the nature of truth may be more than a gaffe. "Truth isn't truth. Mayor, do you realize. this is going to become a bad meme ", Todd interrupted.

Canadian IndyCar driver Robert Wickens suffers ‘orthopedic injuries’ in crash at Pocono
It's the same track where Justin Wilson died in 2015 after being hit in the helmet by a piece of debris from a crashed auto . There wasn't another caution the rest of the way, and Rossi closed the gap on Dixon in the points race with a dominant win.

Trump sets wheels in motion to abolish quarterly reporting rule
The SEC is the regulatory arm of the SEA, and since its formation, quarterly earnings reports have been mandatory. President Donald Trump on Friday said meetings with corporate executives had prompted him to ask the U.S.

In the United States of America the children are fed cereals with toxic poison
Faber said his team tested, "45 samples of products made with conventionally grown oats", and found glyphosate in all but two. He said developmental studies are still needed to show how glyphosate will effect children and infants later in life.

Trump's military parade estimated to cost $92 million
Trump said the drills were provocative and that dumping them would save the United States "a tremendous amount of money". The White House budget office earlier estimated to Congress the parade would cost between $10 million and $30 million.

Arsenal Boost: Emery Confirms Key Man Is Available To Face Chelsea
Cech now has some serious competition in goal behind him, with former Bayer Leverkusen star Bernd Leno waiting in the wings. I want a consistency in our way.