Eagles have No. 1 album of all

Eagles have No. 1 album of all

Michael Jackson's Thriller has been overtaken by The Eagles' Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 as the best-selling album of all time, The Associated Press reports. "It's been quite a ride", Don Henley, a co-founder of the Eagles, said in a public statement. You can view the RIAA's list of the Top 100 certified albums of all time at its site.

Stream both Michael Jackson's Thriller and Eagles' Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) below.

Michael Jackson's Thriller had always been the second best selling album of all time up till the singer's untimely death in 2009, which caused his record sales to soar to unimaginable heights. 1,500 streams or 10 song downloads is equivalent to a sale, by their metrics.

The Eagles, who formed in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, mastered the mix of rock "n" roll and country music, and the band's hits - including "Hotel California" and "Take It Easy - became part of the soundtrack of that decade".

In terms of worldwide sales, Thriller remains the all-time top seller with more than 66 million estimated sales, although the true figure could be much higher. Thriller's sales were updated a year ago.

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The Eagles were formed in Los Angeles by Henlely and Glenn Frey in 1971 and are the highest selling band in USA history.

Henley and Glenn Frey were the only original members, and the latter died in 2016 however the band remains on tour.

The RIAA have also confirmed that Eagles" 1977 album "Hotel California' is the third best selling record of all-time in the United States, going 26 times platinum.

There's a certain amount of voodoo that goes into determining the biggest-selling album of all time.

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