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The popular rock group also has the third best-selling album on the list with “Hotel California.”

 

American rock band The Eagles now have the best-selling album of all time.

Beating out Michael Jackson’s 1982 album “Thriller,” the Recording Industry Association of America told The Associated Press on Monday that The Eagles album “Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975),” was certified 38x platinum.

The certification means that sales and streams of the 1976 compilation album have accounted for 38 million copies. “Thriller” is now second place at 33x platinum. The RIAA updated streams and sales for that album last year.

“We are grateful for our families, our management, our crew, the people at radio and, most of all, the loyal fans who have stuck with us through the ups and downs of 46 years. It’s been quite a ride,” founding member Don Henley said in a statement.

The RIAA started incorporating steaming from digital music services like Spotify and YouTube to certification in 2013.

 

READ MORE: WSBTV.com

Article Courtesy of WSB-TV Atlanta

First Picture Courtesy of Paul Natkin and Getty Images

Second Picture Courtesy of Phil Dent and Getty Images

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