Michael Jackson’s Thriller was recently surpassed by The Eagles‘ compilation album Their Greatest Hits: 1971 – 1975. The RIAA recently recalculated the project’s sales for the first time since 2006, discovering that it’s now 38x Platinum, as compared to 33x Platinum for Thriller (which was recalculated last year). They also discovered that The Eagles’ 1977 album Hotel California is now 26x Platinum, making it the third best-selling album of all time. Don Henley said in a statement to the AP. “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.” Their Greatest Hits 1971 – 1975 was the first Platinum-certified album ever. The Eagles’ project was first released in 1976, and draws from the hits of their first four albums. It includes tracks like “Take It Easy,” “Desperado,” “Witchy Woman,”and “Already Gone.” Although the band continues to tour, Don Henley is the only founding member still involved. Lead singer Glenn Frey died in 2016 due to complications from an intestinal surgery.
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