20 Best-Selling Albums Of All Time (Updated List)

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

RankAlbum titleArtistCertified units
#1.Eagles/Their Greatest Hits 1971 ā€“ 1975Eagles38 million
#2.ThrillerMichael Jackson33 million
#3.Hotel CaliforniaEagles26 million
#4.Back in BlackAC/DC25 million
#5.The BeatlesThe Beatles24 million
#6.Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume IIBilly Joel23 million
#7.Led Zeppelin IVLed Zeppelin23 million
#8.The WallPink Floyd23 million
#9.Double LiveGarth Brooks21 million
#10.Cracked Rear ViewHootie & The Blowfish21 million
#11.RumoursFleetwood Mac21 million
#12.Come on OverShania Twain20 million
#13.No FencesGarth Brooks18 million
#14.Appetite for DestructionGuns Nā€™ Roses18 million
#15.The Bodyguard (Soundtrack)Whitney Houston18 million
#16.BostonBoston17 million
#17.Greatest HitsElton John17 million
#18.The Beatles 1967 ā€“ 1970The Beatles17 million
#19.Jagged Little PillAlanis Morissette16 million
#20.Saturday Night Fever (Soundtrack)Bee Gees16 million

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