Who sold more records than the Beatles?

According to the latest figures from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA for short), bands like The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Eagles as well as artists like Michael Jackson, Celine Dion and Bruce Springsteen have created the best-selling records of all time. According to the numbers of their record companies, there would be even more album sales - their estimate can be found in brackets in our list - after the official worldwide sales.

25. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1979)

18.7 million sold (30 million according to the label)

24. Celine Dion: Let's Talk About Love (1997)

19.3 million sold (31 million according to the label)

23. Michael Jackson: Bad (1987)

19.3 million sold (35 million according to the label)

22. Madonna: The Immaculate Collection (1990)

19.4 million sold (30 million according to the label)

21. Bruce Springsteen: Born in the U.S.A. (1984)

 

 

 

19.6 million sold (30 million according to the label)

20. Celine Dion: Falling into You (1996)

20.2 million sold (32 million according to the label)

19. Santana: Supernatural (1999)

20.5 million times sold (30 million according to the label)

18. Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell (1977)

21.5 million sold (43 million according to the label)

17. Guns N ‘Roses: Appetite for Destruction (1987)

21.6 million sold (30 million according to the label)

16. Bee Gees / Various artists: Saturday Night Fever (1977)

21.6 million sold (40 million according to the label)

15. Bob Marley & The Wailers: Legend (1984)

22 million sold (25 million according to the label)

14.ABBA: Gold: Greatest Hits (1992)

23 million sold (30 million according to the label)

13. The Beatles: 1 (2000)

23.4 million times sold (31 million according to the label)

12. Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

24.2 million sold (45 million according to the label)

11. Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill (1995)

24.4 million sold (33 million according to the label)

10. Metallica: Metallica (1991)

25.2 million sold (31 million according to the label)

9. Adele: 21 (2011)

25.3 million sold (31 million according to the label)

8. AC / DC: Back in Black (1980)

26.1 million times sold (50 million according to the label)

7. Fleetwood Mac: Rumors (1977)

27.9 million sold (40 million according to the label)

6. Whitney Houston / Various artists: The Bodyguard (1992)

28.4 million sold (45 million according to the label)

5. Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin IV (1971)

29 million sold (37 million according to the label)

4. Shania Twain: Come On Over (1997)

29.6 million sold (40 million according to the label)

3. Eagles: Hotel California (1976)

31.5 million sold (42 million according to the label)

2. Eagles: Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) (1976)

41.2 million sold (51 million according to the label)

1. Michael Jackson: Thriller (1982)

47.3 million sold (66 million according to the label)

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