The Eagles continue to rack up massive numbers with their compilation set Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975. The album has officially surpassed Michael Jackson's 1982 studio album Thriller as the top-selling album of all time.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers unveiled the big news on Aug. 20 via their official Eagles websites. New statistics released Monday by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) reveal that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's 1976 greatest hits package has sold a whopping 38 million copies to surpass Thriller, which dropped to No. 2 spot with 33 million in sales. The six-time Grammy winners also grabbed the No. 3 position with their 1977 studio album Hotel California, which has now moved 26 million units.
Thriller catapulted to No. 1 spot back in 2009, toppling Eagles “Greatest Hits,” which had previously enjoyed a ten-year reign as the top-selling album in U.S. history. Sales of Jackson'sThriller had soared in wake of the late pop superstar's tragic death in June 2009.
“Congratulations to The Eagles, who now claim the jaw-dropping feat of writing and recording two of the top three albums in music history,” writes RIAA Chairman Cary Sherman in the press release. “Both of these transcendent albums have impressively stood the test of time.”
The Eagles launched their 2018 North American tour on March 12 in Indianapolis. Dubbed “An Evening with The Eagles,” the show features the band's surviving line up of Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, as well as Vince Gill and Deacon Frey.
Their next U.S. stop takes place Sept. 8 in Phoenix at Talking Stick Resort Arena with the tour slated to wrap up Oct. 20 in Cleveland at Quickens Loan Arena. Grab your tickets now at AXS. For all the latest details on The Eagles, click here.