King of Pop loses bestselling album crown to Eagles

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According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), The Eagles best-of collection has been certified as 38x platinum, meaning sales and streams of the album have reached 38 million copies. The album, boasting hits such as "Witchy Woman", "Lyin' Eyes" and "Take It Easy", had previously been evaluated by the RIAA in 2006, at which point it was certified at 29x platinum.

The Eagles' greatest hits album has moonwalked past Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to become history's best-selling album of all-time. At that point, it had gone platinum 29 times. Thriller's numbers were updated a year ago.

The 23-year-old's album Stoney spent its 77 week in the top 10 of Billboard's Top R&B and Hip Hop albums chart - beating out the 76 successful weeks that Michael Jackson's Thriller clung onto the spot back in the 1980s. And it also seems worth mentioning that Hotel California, Eagles' 1976 album, is the #3 best-seller of all time, with sales of 26 million. Now, with streaming and downloads included, this sum blends the sale of entire albums (one album sold equals one unit), sales of track equivalent albums (ten tracks sold equals one unit) and streaming (1,500 streams equals one unit sold).

The RIAA added that the Eagles' Hotel California, released in 1977 comes in third place with 26x platinum. In 1994, they reunited with original band members Don Henley and Glenn Frey.

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The Eagles formed in Los Angeles in 1971 and broke up in 1980.

Don Henley, in a statement released, stated he and the rest of the band are grateful for their management, crew, the radio, and their fans.

That's not even the limit of the Eagles' record-selling dominance.

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