Friday, March 14, 2008

Top-Selling Albums of All Time

The Recording Industry Association of America's Top-Selling Albums of All Time*

28 Million
·  Eagles Their Greatest Hits 19711975, Eagles (Elektra)

26 Million
·  Thriller, Michael Jackson (Epic)

23 Million
·  The Wall, Pink Floyd (Columbia)

22 Million
·  Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)

21 Million
·  Greatest Hits Volumes I & II, Billy Joel (Columbia)

19 Million
·  Rumours, Fleetwood Mac (Warner Bros.)
·  Back in Black, AC/DC (Elektra)
·  The Beatles, The Beatles (Capitol)
·  Come On Over,  Shania Twain (Mercury Nashville)

17 Million
·  Boston, Boston (Epic)
·  The Bodyguard (Soundtrack), Whitney Houston (Arista)

16 Million
·  Cracked Rear View, Hootie & the Blowfish (Atlantic)
·  Greatest Hits, Elton John (Rocket)
·  Hotel California, Eagles (Elektra)
·  The Beatles 1967-1970, The Beatles (Capitol)
·  No Fences, Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)
·  Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette (Maverick)

15 Million
·  Born in the U.S.A., Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)
·  Physical Graffiti,  Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)
·  Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd (Capitol)
·  Saturday Night Fever (Soundtrack), Bee Gees (Polydor/Atlas)
·  The Beatles 1962-1966,  The Beatles (Capitol)
·  Appetite for Destruction, Guns 'N Roses (Geffen)
·  Double Live, Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)

14 Million
·  Supernatural, Santana (Arista)
·  Backstreet Boys, Backstreet Boys (Jive)
·  Ropin' the Wind, Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)
·  Bat Out of Hell, Meat Loaf (Epic)

13 Million
·  Purple Rain (Soundtrack), Prince and the Revolution (Warner Bros.)
·  Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston (Arista)
·  Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Live 19751985 (box set), Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band (Columbia)
·  Greatest Hits 1974-1978, Steve Miller Band (Capitol)
·  Millennium, Backstreet Boys (Jive)
·  Baby One More Time, Britney Spears (Jive)
·  Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits, Simon & Garfunkel (Columbia)
·  Metallica, Metallica (Elektra)

12 Million
·  Wide Open Spaces, Dixie Chicks (Monument)
·  Yourself or Someone Like You, Matchbox Twenty (Atlantic)
·  No Jacket Required, Phil Collins (Atlantic)
·  Hysteria, Def Leppard (Mercury)
·  Slippery When Wet, Bon Jovi (Mercury)
·  II, Boyz II Men (Motown)
·  Abbey Road, The Beatles (Capitol)
·  Ten, Pearl Jam (Epic)
·  Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)
·  Breathless, Kenny G (Arista)
·  Forrest Gump (Soundtrack) (Epic)
·  Kenny Rogers' Greatest Hits, Kenny Rogers (Capitol Nashville)
·  Hot Rocks, The Rolling Stones (abkco)
·  The Woman in Me, Shania Twain (Mercury Nashville)

11 Million
·  James Taylor's Greatest Hits, James Taylor (Warner Bros.)
·  CrazySexyCool, TLC (LaFace)
·  Falling into You, Celine Dion (550 Music)
·  Dirty Dancing (Soundtrack) (RCA)
·  Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)
·  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (Capitol)
·  Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. II, Eagles (Elektra)
·  Pieces of You, Jewel (Atlantic)
·  Titanic (Soundtrack) (Sony Classical)
·  Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight (Single), Elton John (Rocket)
·  Devil Without a Cause, Kid Rock (Lava)
·  No Strings Attached, 'N Sync (Jive)

10 Million
·  Fly, Dixie Chicks (Monument)
·  Human Clay, Creed (Wind-Up Records)
·  'N Sync, 'N Sync (RCA)
·  Let's Talk About Love, Celine Dion (550 Music/Epic)
·  Tragic Kingdom, No Doubt (Trauma/Interscope)
·  Life After Death, Notorious B.I.G. (Bad Boy/Arista)
·  Best of the Doobies, Doobie Brothers (Warner Bros.)
·  Dookie, Green Day (Reprise)
·  The Stranger, Billy Joel (Columbia)
·  Aerosmith's Greatest Hits, Aerosmith (Columbia)
·  The Hits, Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)
·  Music Box, Mariah Carey (Columbia)
·  Unplugged, Eric Clapton (Reprise)
·  Tapestry, Carole King (Ode)
·  Greatest Hits, Journey  (Capitol)
·  Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)
·  The Immaculate Collection, Madonna (Warner Bros.)
·  Like a Virgin, Madonna (Sire)
·  Legend, Bob Marley & the Wailers (Island)
·  Faith, George Michael (Columbia)
·  Greatest Hits, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (MCA)
·  Nevermind, Nirvana (DGC)
·  The Lion King (Soundtrack) (Walt Disney)
·  Can't Slow Down, Lionel Richie (Motown)
·  Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em, Hammer (Capitol)
·  Daydream, Mariah Carey (Columbia)
·  Van Halen, Van Halen (Warner Bros.)
·  Eliminator, ZZ Top (Warner Bros.)
·  The Joshua Tree, U2 (Island)
·  1984 (MCMLXXXIV), Van Halen (Warner Bros.)

*Through 6/25/2004.

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