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Music Industry Statistics

All-Time Top Selling Albums in America

The following list is based on RIAA.com statistics, reflecting manufacturer unit shipments to U.S. music retail outlets in the U.S. as of 2008, which is the latest tally available, as of 2010. Figures in parentheses are in the millions.

  1. EAGLES - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 (29)
  2. MICHAEL JACKSON - Thriller (29)
  3. LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin IV (23)
  4. PINK FLOYD - The Wall (23)
  5. AC/DC - Back In Black (22)
  6. GARTH BROOKS - Double Live (21)
  7. BILLY JOEL - Greatest Hits Volume I & II (21)
  8. SHANIA TWAIN - Come On Over (20)
  9. THE BEATLES - The Beatles (19)
  10. FLEETWOOD MAC - Rumours (19)
  11. GUNS & ROSES - Appetite For Destruction (18)
  12. THE BEATLES - 1967-1970 (17)
  13. WHITNEY HOUSTON - The Bodyguard Soundtrack (17)
  14. BOSTON - Boston (17)
  15. GARTH BROOKS - No Fences (17)
  16. HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH - Cracked Rear View (16)
  17. EAGLES - Hotel California (16)
  18. LED ZEPPELIN - Physical Graffiti (16)
  19. ELTON JOHN - Greatest Hits (16)
  20. ALANIS MORISSETTE - Jagged Little Pill (16)
  21. METALLICA - Metallica (15)
  22. SANTANA - Supernatural (15)
  23. THE BEATLES - 1962-1966 (15)
  24. JOURNEY - Greatest Hits (15)
  25. PINK FLOYD - Dark Side of the Moon (15)


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