According to a report by the Associated Press, the Eagles are back on top! New figures supplied by the Recording Industry Association of America confirm that the Eagles’ album Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is now certified 38x platinum, which means sales and streams of the album have reached 38 million copies. These new figures push Michael Jackson’s Thriller which is 33x platinum, to second place. This is actually a reclaiming of the crown for the Eagles as Greatest Hits 1971-1975 spent nearly a decade as the best-selling album of all time until Thriller bypassed it in the aftermath of Jackson’s death in 2009. The RIAA also confirmed that the Eagles’ Hotel California is now at 26x platinum, making it the third best-selling album of all-time.
Don Henley said in a statement. "We are grateful for our families, our management, our crew, the people at radio and, most of all, the loyal fans who have stuck with us through the ups and downs of 46 years. It’s been quite a ride"