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Michael Jackson's Thriller Has Lost The Title Of Best-Selling Album In US History 😮

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According to Rolling Stone, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has declared that Michael Jackson's album Thriller no longer holds the record for best-selling album of all time—it's been overtaken by the much maligned band the Eagles and Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975.





This isn't the first time the two albums have duked it out—the Eagles' best-of compilation was previously the best-selling album before Jackson's Thriller overtook it after his death in 2009.

At the behest of the Eagles' label, the RIAA recently did some recalculating (including total streams, downloads, and traditional sales since 2006 in their assessment) and found that the greatest hits album ranks with a certification of 38x platinum while Jackson's offering is at second place with 33x platinum.

Additionally, the RIAA found that the Eagle's 1977 album Hotel California is number three on the best-sellers list with a 26x platinum status.

See for yourself:



Eagles frontman, Don Henley, addressed setting the new record in a statement:

We are grateful for our families, our management, our crew, the people at radio, and, most of all, the loyal fans who have stuck with us through the ups and downs of 46 years. It's been quite a ride.

Some commenters didn't seem to feel like sales were indicative of the Eagles' offering being necessarily better per se:







In fact, Michael Jackson fans were out in force on Twitter:







This person doesn't think it will last long:



H/T: Rolling Stone, Twitter