What are the best-selling albums of all time? Having albums has been one of the most important things in human life most especially if you are the type that can’t do without music, you see music in a different dimension and this helps to go with day-to-day jobs without getting tired.
Music is also a way of relaxing yourself, entertainment and also used for celebrations. This has been on from generation to generation and has become part and parcel of our lives. From when human has taken civilization to the next level where music is being recorded on disks and now made cheaper and easy to access through a digitalized form and streams where you have the freedom to choose the music genre of your choice.
People also enjoy all that music can offer through other means like live performances, radio broadcasts and many others all for convenience’s sake.
Music itself is made by people and based on how pleasant it sounds people tend to prefer some musicians to others, the hard works of such musicians can’t be left unnoticed and this leads us to compile the list of the top best-selling albums of all time.
We have listed the best selling albums of all time based on the total certified units being sold and this is very much on point as there have been measures put in place to monitor the rate of sales of musical albums so that the sold figures won’t be inflated just as some record companies do for promotional purpose.
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Below is the updated list of the top 20 best-selling albums in the world.
Best-Selling Albums Of All Time
|Rank||Album title||Artist||Certified units|
|#1.||Eagles/Their Greatest Hits 1971 – 1975||Eagles||38 million|
|#2.||Thriller||Michael Jackson||33 million|
|#3.||Hotel California||Eagles||26 million|
|#4.||Back in Black||AC/DC||25 million|
|#5.||The Beatles||The Beatles||24 million|
|#6.||Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II||Billy Joel||23 million|
|#7.||Led Zeppelin IV||Led Zeppelin||23 million|
|#8.||The Wall||Pink Floyd||23 million|
|#9.||Double Live||Garth Brooks||21 million|
|#10.||Cracked Rear View||Hootie & The Blowfish||21 million|
|#11.||Rumours||Fleetwood Mac||21 million|
|#12.||Come on Over||Shania Twain||20 million|
|#13.||No Fences||Garth Brooks||18 million|
|#14.||Appetite for Destruction||Guns N’ Roses||18 million|
|#15.||The Bodyguard (Soundtrack)||Whitney Houston||18 million|
|#17.||Greatest Hits||Elton John||17 million|
|#18.||The Beatles 1967 – 1970||The Beatles||17 million|
|#19.||Jagged Little Pill||Alanis Morissette||16 million|
|#20.||Saturday Night Fever (Soundtrack)||Bee Gees||16 million|