The Eagles Beat Michael Jackson For The Best-Selling Album of All Time

August 20, 2018

The king of pop has been dethroned. According to the Associated Press, Michael Jackson's Thriller no longer holds the mantle as the highest-selling album in history. The Eagles' 1976 album Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 has gone Platinum 38 times, which translates to over 38 million copies sold. Now that streaming numbers are also being included, that means that The Eagles have overtaken Michael Jackson's 1982 album Thriller, which only has 33 million "sold" copies, as the best-selling album of all time.

Thriller has held the title of the highest selling album of all time since its release, and sales skyrocketed following Michael Jackson's death in 2009. The Eagles' 1977 album Hotel California is also trailing Thriller in third place.