In 2018, The Eagles' greatest hits album, released in 1976, surpassed Michael Jackson's 1982 album "Thriller" to take the top spot on the Record Industry Association of America's (RIAA) list of the top selling albums of all time in the US.
The Eagles have the first and third best-selling albums of all time, with the band's "Hotel California" following "Thriller."
Other notable artists on the list include The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Garth Brooks, who are all featured three times in the top 50.
Below is the list based on RIAA's data for the best-selling albums in US history (measured in "certified units" sold).
John Lynch contributed to a previous version of this post.
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