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.Continue reading...
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