Top-selling albums in music history as of December 2018 (in million units)

Top-selling music albums of all time 2018 This statistic presents unit sales data of the bestselling albums in music history as of December 2018. Ranked first is Michael Jackson's album "Thriller", which was released in 1982 and as of December 2018 sold 47.3 million copies. Second in the ranking was the group Eagles, with 41.2 million units of the 'Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) sold.
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Sales in million units
Michael Jackson - Thriller47.3
Eagles - Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)41.2
Whitney Houston/Various Artists - The Bodyguard28.4
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours27.9
AC/DC - Back in Black26.1
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon24.2
Bee Gees/Various artists - Saturday Night Fever21.6
Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell21.5
Sales in million units
Michael Jackson - Thriller47.3
Eagles - Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)41.2
Whitney Houston/Various Artists - The Bodyguard28.4
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours27.9
AC/DC - Back in Black26.1
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon24.2
Bee Gees/Various artists - Saturday Night Fever21.6
Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell21.5
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This statistic presents unit sales data of the bestselling albums in music history as of December 2018. Ranked first is Michael Jackson's album "Thriller", which was released in 1982 and as of December 2018 sold 47.3 million copies. Second in the ranking was the group Eagles, with 41.2 million units of the 'Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) sold.
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December 2018
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as of December 5, 2018
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total certified copies cold / data accessed and published on July 29, 2016
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