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Latest Top 10 RIAA All-Time: Rumours Rises

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Fleetwood Mac's masterpiece Rumours has finally cracked the top 10. Cracked, literally, since it has finally overtaken Hootie & The Blowfish's clearly popular album Cracked Rear View, which held the tenth spot on the RIAA's top selling albums list for many years. The list only tallies sales made in the USA.

Fleetwood Mac

In other moves at this point heading into mid-2024, the venerable Garth Brooks (who has the most RIAA Diamond Awards, for 10 million copies sold, ever issued) moved up a spot to #8 with his Double Live album, displacing Pink Floyd opus The Wall, which swapped spots to #9.

Eagles continue to hold the top spot on the chart with their Eagles/Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 release at 38 million sold. That's 38x Multi-Platinum! Or put another way, a triple RIAA Diamond award winner plus 8x Multi-Platinum on top.

 RIAA Diamond Award detail

RIAA Diamond Awards are topped with a diamond-shaped cut crystal


Sales figures don't necessarily denote the best but they are interesting to watch and no doubt, all of these albums deserve the spots they've earned in the top 10. 

Here's the RIAA's top 10 best selling albums of all time list as it is today:

1. Eagles, Eagles/Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975, 38 million
2. Michael Jackson, Thriller, 34 million
3. Eagles, Hotel California, 26 million
4. AC/DC, Back In Black, 25 million
5. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV, 24 million
6. The Beatles, The Beatles (aka White Album), 24 million
7. Billy Joel, Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II, 23 million
8. Garth Brooks Double Live, 23 million 
9. Pink Floyd, The Wall, 23 million
10. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours, 21 million

Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill RIAA 16x Multi-Platinum Album Award - Record Award

Speaking of Fleetwood Mac leaving the #11 behind, here are the next 10, with the main update being the addition of Alanis Morissette's 1995 smash Jagged Little Pill grabbing the #16 spot:

11. Hootie & The Blowfish, Cracked Rear View, 21 million
12. Shania Twain, 
Come On Over, 20 million
13. Garth Brooks, No Fences, 18 million
14. Guns N’ Roses, Appetite For Destruction,18 million
15. Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard (soundtrack), 18 million
16. Alanis Morissette, Jagged Little Pill, 17 million

17. Boston, debut, 17 million
18. Bruce Springsteen, Born In The USA, 17 million
19. Elton John, Greatest Hits, 17 million
20. The Beatles, 1967-70, 17 million

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