They may be known for “Takin’ It Easy,’ but fans of THE EAGLES have officially made the band’s “Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975” the best-selling album of all time. The hits collection has overtaken MICHAEL JACKSON‘s “Thriller.”
The RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (RIAA) recently recalculated sales of the best-of collection and certified THE EAGLES’ recording as 38x platinum, pushing the 33x platinum Thriller to second place.
“The RIAA last tallied Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975‘s totals in 2006, when the album was 29x platinum; since then, streaming and digital downloads have dominated the music industry. Greatest Hits‘ new certification takes into account total streams, downloads and traditional sales since 2006. Thriller‘s totals were reportedly updated in 2017.”