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It seems as if Michael Jackson’s throne has been compromised. What once was the biggest selling album in history, Thriller, is no longer. Rock group The Eagles have taken over the top position with their album, The Eagles Greatest Hits 1971-1975. 

The album is now at 38 million copies sold/streamed/downloaded. Thriller by comparison, is now in 2nd place with 33 million sold/streamed/downloaded. Curiously, ANOTHER Eagles album is in 3rd place, Hotel California with 26 million.

However, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) seems to do their tallies randomly. Before this announcement, tallies for Greatest Hits ’71-’75 hadn’t been made since 2006, while the last tally for Thriller was in 2017. And with the advent of streaming and downloads, equations have changed over time. For more info on this story, click here

Give both albums a listen, and YOU decide…

 

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