Top 10 Best-selling Albums
The World's Most Beloved Music
Ever since humans mastered the art of recording music performances, albums have become incredibly important. Out of the concert hall and the broadcast studio, people are able to acquire music to their taste at their convenience. Find out which albums people have picked above the rest.
(Note: Certified music sales are especially unreliable for older artists, as certification standards have changed over time. Artists active especially before and during the 1970's likely have higher total sales figures. The biggest discrepancy between certified sales and claimed sales is AC/DC's 1980 album Back in Black, which has 26.1 million certified sales versus 50 million claimed sales. Infoplease has erred on the side of more conservative figures.)
|2||Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)||The Eagles||41.2|
|3||Hotel California||The Eagles||31.5|
|4||Come On Over||Shania Twain||29.6|
|5||Led Zeppelin IV||Led Zeppelin||29.0|
|6||The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack||Whitney Houston/Various Artists||28.4|
|8||Back in Black||AC/DC||26.1|
|10||Dark Side of the Moon||Pink Floyd||24.2|
Source: Certification-issuing agencies from 22 countries, including the U.S. (RIAA), U.K. (BPI), and Japan (RIAJ).
1. Figures given are in millions.
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