Michael Jackson‘s 1982 record Thriller spawned countless hits such as “Billie Jean” “Beat It” and the album’s title track. The nine-track LP, four of which Jackson wrote himself, went onto win countless Grammy and American Music Awards and also become a classic record-breaking album.
For as long as some of you reading this have been alive, Thriller has been the best selling album of U.S History. As of Monday (Aug. 20) however, The Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 has dethroned the King of Pop for the best selling album of all time.
According to the Associated Press, The Recording Academy revealed The Eagles’ album is now 38X platinum, and Jackson’s Thriller is 33X times platinum.
“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,” Don Henley said in a statement.
Twitter got wind of the news surrounding Michael Jackson’s fall to number two and kind of wasn’t feeling it.
also who the hell are the eagles and where did they come from?? pic.twitter.com/YvECDNmceL
— ً (@thirIIer) August 20, 2018
Well, guess I've gotta go buy Thriller.
Side note: A greatest hits album should NEVER be better selling than an individual album.
— M.R. Wallace (@MR_WallaceBooks) August 20, 2018
Welp, there you have it. The Eagles are number one and Michael Jackson‘s number two. We guess all good things come to an end, right?
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