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Top 10 best-selling albums of all time

CachHayNhat - The difference between just liking a song by a certain artist and becoming a fan of that artist himself can be best demonstrated by the popularity of music albums. The greatest musical artists have all sold millions of albums to their millions of fans worldwide. Even today, when streaming music makes it possible for listeners to select certain songs instead of downloading entire albums, they are still popular. That said, the Top 10 Best Selling Albums in History doesn't have any albums from the 21st Century. On the other hand, one of the greatest artists of the 20th Century, has made the chart twice. Top 10 rank.

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TOP 10 BEST SELLING ALBUM OF ALL TIME:

by Michael Jackson

~ 67.0 million copies sold


by AC / DC

~51.2 million copies sold


by Pink Floyd

~46.1 million copies sold


by Whitney Houston (starring many other artists)

~ 45.3 million copies sold


by Michael Jackson

~44.4 million copies sold


by Shania Twain

~41.1 million copies sold


by Eagles

~ 42,4 triệu bản đã được bán


by Shania Twain

~41.1 million copies sold


by the Bee Gees (starring many other artists)

~40.3 million copies sold


by Fleetwood Mac

~40.1 million copies sold


Top 10 best-selling albums in history


1. “Thriller”

Album Thriller
Album Thriller

~ 67.0 million copies sold

by Michael Jackson

Released: 1982

Main Genre: Pop

Record label: Epic Records (US) & Columbia Records (international)


Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album is the best-selling album in music history. Jackson, also the second best-selling solo music artist of all time, has sold approximately 67 million copies of the best-selling album. “Thriller” was released in 1982 and is Michael Jackson's sixth album. The album produced a total of seven singles, including hits such as "Thriller" (single single), "Beat It", "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin" and "Billie Jean", which became the album's best-selling single of Jackson.


 

2. “Black in Black”


Album Black in Black
Album Black in Black

~51.2 million copies sold

by AC/DC (band)

Released: 1980

Main Genre: Hard Rock

Record label: Albert Productions (Australia) & Atlantic Records (international)


“Back in Black” is the second best-selling album of all time. It is the seventh album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. The album, released in July 1980, has sold approximately 51 million copies worldwide. The first album marked the first after the tragic death of the band's lead vocalist Ronald Scott (better known as "Bon Scott"), who committed suicide by drinking alcohol, dying at the age of 33 from food poisoning. alcohol poisoning in February 1980. Scott was replaced by Brian Johnson, who joined the band in April of the same year as the new lead vocalist. Back in Black was filmed in just 2 months and is meant as an homage to Scott.


 

3. “The Dark Side of the Moon”

Album The Dark Side of the Moon
Album The Dark Side of the Moon

~46.1 million copies sold

by Pink Floyd (band)

Released: 1973

Main Genre: Rock

Record label: Harvest Records


Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" is the third best-selling album in history. That is a total of eight albums by the British rock band and by far their most successful album. It has sold about 46 million times around the world. The album is not only famous for its music but also known for its iconic cover. The cover of the somewhat mysterious artwork still belongs to the best known album covers in the world. It's not the only reason that The Dark Side of the Moon is now the oldest album still in the Top 10 best-selling albums of all time.


 

4. “The Bodyguard”

Album The Bodyguard
Album The Bodyguard

~45.3 million copies sold

by Whitney Houston (with many other artists)

Released: 1992

Main Genre: Pop Music / Official

Record label: Arista Records


The official soundtrack to the 1992 film "The Bodyguard" was the fourth best-selling album in history. This makes the album also the most successful soundtrack album ever. It has sold about 45 million copies worldwide, The album mainly features American singer Whitney Houston, who also starred in the film. But a number of other artists, such as British singer Joe Cocker or Lisa Stansfield, also featured on the album. However, the album is best known for its hit single "I Will Always Love You". A song originally written by American country singer Dolly Parton, sung by Whitney Houston, has become one of the most popular songs in history.


 

5. “Bad”

Album Bad
Album Bad

~44.4 million copies sold

by Michael Jackson

Released: 1987

Main Genre: Pop

Record label: Epic Records (US) & Columbia Records (international)


He's back. Michael Jackson aka "King of Pop" is the only artist who has made two albums that are still in the Top 10 best-selling albums in history. In fact, Jackson's album "Bad" even entered the Top 5 with over 44 million copies sold worldwide. The album was released in 1987 as Michael Jackson's long-awaited seventh album, directly after Thriller. It took Jackson about three and a half years to record the album Bad.


 

6. “Bat Out of Hell”

Album Bat Out of Hell
Album Bat Out of Hell

~43.0 million copies sold

by Meat Loaf (real name: Michael Aday)

Released: 1977

Main Genre: Hard Rock

Record label: Cleveland International Records


 

7. “Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)”

Album Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)
Album Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)

~42.4 million copies sold

by Eagles (band)

Released: 1976

Main Genre: Rock

Record label: Asylum Records


 

8. “Come on Over”

Album Come on Over
Album Come on Over

~41.1 million copies sold

by Shania Twain

Released: 1997

Main Genre: Country Music

Record label: Mercury Records


 

9. “Saturday Night Fever”

Album Saturday Night Fever
Album Saturday Night Fever

~40.3 million copies sold

by the Bee Gees (band; features many other artists)

Released: 1977

Main Genre: Disco Music / Official Soundtrack

Record label: RSO Records


 

10. “Rumours”

Album Rumours
Album Rumours

~40.1 million copies sold

by Fleetwood Mac (band)

Released: 1977

Main Genre: Pop Rock

Record label: Warner Records



Top 10 best-selling albums in history

(summary)


1. “THRILLER”

~ 67.0 million copies sold


2. “BACK IN BLACK”

~51.2 million copies sold


3. “THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON”

~46.1 million copies sold


4. “THE BODYGUARD”

~ 45.3 million copies sold


5. “BAD”

~44.4 million copies sold


6. “BAT OUT OF HELL”

~43.0 million copies sold


7. “THE GREATEST HITS (1971-1975)”

~42.4 million copies sold


8. “COME ON OVER”

~41.1 million copies sold


9. “SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER”

~40.3 million copies sold


10. “RUMORS”

sold ~40.1 million copies


The 10 best-selling albums in music history by worldwide sales.


 

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