Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' overtaken as best-selling album of all-time in the US

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It might have taken a couple of decades, but a landmark album by the Eagles has just overtaken Michael Jackson's Thriller as the top-selling record of all time in the U.S.

While the RIAA declined to divulge specific details on the 10x platinum jump, the association told Rolling Stone that singles sales and other factors not initially tabulated into the RIAA's platinum certification were retroactively added to the album's sales total.

Testament to The Eagles's popularity is the fact that their 1977 album Hotel Calfornia is the third best-selling album with 26 million copies sold. Jackson's Thriller was reportedly last certified in 2017.

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As the Associated Press reports, Greatest Hits has now surpassed Michael Jackson's Thriller as the best-selling album of all time in the US. However, the organisation updated its ruled to include albums streams from digital platforms such as YouTube or Spotify in 2013. "It's been quite a ride", Don Henley, a co-founder of the Eagles, said in a public statement.

At least in America, the Eagles now have the most popular album of all time.

The Eagles were formed in Los Angeles in the 1970s and brought a boozy mix of rock-n-roll and country music to the industry. It has scheduled a series of concerts in the United States in September. They broke up in 1980, coming back together 14 years later with Henley and Glenn Frey being the only remaining original members. Despite Drake's recent record-breaking effort, Scorpio, he has a long way to go before he even comes close to surpassing The Eagles.

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