The Eagles score biggest-selling album of all time in US, surpassing Thriller

After sales figures were updated by the Recording Industry Association of America, Michael Jackson’s Thriller was beaten by the Eagles with Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975

Country-rockers the Eagles have surpassed Michael Jackson to score the biggest-selling album of all time in the US, with the Eagles – Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975.

The compilation is now certified 38-times platinum, calculated by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) from a combination of album sales and streams. As well as actual physical copies sold, since 2013 the RIAA has counted plays on YouTube and major streaming services such as Spotify towards a song’s “sales”, with 1,500 streams or 10 song downloads the equivalent to an album sale.

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