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FRIDAY JAM: The top-selling albums

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Carlton Fletcher

Carlton Fletcher

The top-selling albums of all time as listed by the Recording Industry Association of America:

  1. Thriller, Michael Jackson (1982) — 29 million
  2. Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975), The Eagles (1976) — 29 million
  3. Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin (1971) — 23 million
  4. The Wall, Pink Floyd (1979) — 23 million
  5. Back in Black, AC/DC (1980) — 22 million
  6. Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd (1973) — 20.5 million
  7. Come on Over, Shania Twain (1997) — 20 million
  8. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac (1977) — 19 million
  9. The Beatles (White Album), The Beatles (1967) — 19 million
  10. Appetite for Destruction, Guns ‘n’ Roses (1987) — 18 million
  11. The Beatles 1967-70, The Beatles (1973) 17 million
  12. Boston, Boston (1976) — 17 million
  13. No Fences, Garth Brooks (1990) — 17 million
  14. Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin (1975) — 16 million
  15. Hotel California, The Eagles (1976) — 16 million
  16. Greatest Hits, Elton John (1974) — 16 million
  17. Cracked Rear View, Hootie & the Blowfish (1994) — 16 million
  18. Metallica, Metallica (1991) — 15.95 million
  19. Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette (1995) — 15.25 million
  20. The Beatles 1962-66, The Beatles (1973) — 15 million
  21. Greatest Hits, Journey (1988) — 15 million
  22. Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack, The BeeGees (1977) — 15 million
  23. Born in the USA, Bruce Springsteen (1984) — 15 million
  24. Grease Soundtrack, John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John (1978) — 14 million
  25. Backstreet Boys, Backstreet Boys (1997) — 14 million
  26. … Baby One More Time, Britney Spears (1999) — 14 million
  27. Ropin’ the Wind, Garth Brooks (1991) — 14 million
  28. Bat Out of Hell, Meat Loaf (1977) — 14 million
  29. Greatest Hits, Simon & Garfunkel (1972) — 14 million
  30. Millennium, Backstreet Boys (1999) — 13.8 million
  31. Legend, Bob Marley & the Wailers (1984) — 13.5 million
  32. The Bodyguard Soundtrack, Whitney Houston (1992) — 13.4 million
  33. Supernatural, Santana (1999) — 13.1 million
  34. Purple Rain, Prince & the Revolution (1984) — 13 million
  35. Greatest Hits 1974-78, Steve Miller Band (1978) — 13 million
  36. Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston (1985) — 13 million
  37. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Live 1975-85, Bruce Springsteen (1986) — 13 million
  38. No Strings Attached, ‘N Sync (2000) — 12.7 million
  39. 1, The Beatles (2000) — 12.3 million
  40. The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem (2000) — 12.2 million
  41. Abbey Road, The Beatles (1969) — 12 million
  42. Hot Rocks, The Rolling Stones (1971) — 12 million
  43. Slippery When Wet, Bon Jovi (1986) — 12 million
  44. II, Boys II Men (1994) — 12 million
  45. Hysteria, Def Leppard (1987) — 12 million
  46. Wide Open Spaces, Dixie Chicks (1998) — 12 million
  47. Pieces of You, Jewel (1995) — 12 million
  48. Breathless, Kenny G (1992) — 12 million
  49. Greatest Hits, Kenny Rogers (1980) — 12 million
  50. Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin (1969) — 12 million
  51. Yourself or Someone Like You, matchbox twenty (1996) — 12 million
  52. No Jacket Required, Phil Collins (1985) — 12 million
  53. The Woman in Me, Shania Twain (1995) — 12 million
  54. Falling Into You, Celine Dion (1996) — 11.8 million
  55. Human Clay, Creed (1999) — 11.7 million
  56. Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II, Billy Joel (1985) — 11.5 million
  57. Titanic Soundtrack (1997) — 11.2 million
  58. Greatest Hits, Aerosmith (1980) — 11 million
  59. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (1967) — 11 million
  60. Eagles Greatest Hits Volume 2, The Eagles (1982) — 11 million
  61. Devil Without a Cause, Kid Rock (1998) — 11 million
  62. Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin (1973) — 11 million
  63. Dirty Dancing Soundtrack (1987) — 11 million
  64. Greatest Hits, James Taylor (1976) — 11 million
  65. CrazySexyCool, TLC (1994) — 11 million
  66. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, Outkast (2003) — 11 million
  67. Come Away With Me, Norah Jones (2002) — 10.91 million
  68. Hybrid Theory, Linkin Park (2000) — 10.9 million
  69. 21, Adele (2011) — 10.86 million
  70. Let’s Talk About Love, Celine Dion (1997) — 10.7 million
  71. Double Live, Garth Brooks (1998) — 10.5 million
  72. Oops! … I Did It Again, Britney Spears (2000) — 10.4 million
  73. Nevermind, Nirvana (1991) — 10.3 million
  74. The Eminem Show, Eminem (2002) — 10.1 million
  75. Confessions, Usher (2004) — 10.02 million
  76. Ten, Pearl Jam (1991) — 10.01 million