The RIAA, the Recording Industry Association Of America, explained to the Associated Press that their record, Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975, has reached platinum status 38 times. Thriller surpassed Greatest Hits shortly after the 2009 death of Michael Jackson, but with a gap of five million copies, it seems unlikely that Thriller will regain the lead anytime soon.
While the Eagles' LP takes the gold, 33x platinum Thriller snags silver while yet another Eagles album-Hotel California-follows with bronze at 26x platinum. Thriller's totals were reportedly also updated in 2017.
Country-rockers the Eagles have surpassed Michael Jackson to score the biggest-selling album of all time in the United States, with the 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. "It's been quite a ride", Don Henley, a co-founder of the Eagles, said in a public statement. It's the first time the album has been re-evaluated since 2006.
That knocked Jackson's 1982 pop sensation, "Thriller", with more than 33 million sales or streams, to second place.
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The Eagles were formed in Los Angeles in the 1970s and brought a boozy mix of rock-n-roll and country music to the industry.
Fourteen years after their unceremonious split, The Eagles came back together for their "Hell Freezes Over" tour, a humorous take on the vow they'd once made to not reunite until, well, "hell freezes over".
They have won six Grammy Awards - and have sold more than 100 million albums.