The Eagles have made history once again. The Associated Press has reported that their record, Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975, has now been certified 38x Platinum. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), this puts the record above Michael Jackson’s iconic record Thriller, which has gone 33x Platinum.
This isn’t the first time that the Eagles’ record made it to this coveted ranking. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 actually spent almost 10 years as the best-selling record in history before Michael Jackson’s Thriller took over the number one ranking again after Jackson’s passing in 2009.
Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 features the band’s most iconic hits, including “Take It Easy,” “Heartache Tonight,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Desperado,” “Take It To The Limit” and “Tequila Sunrise.”
The Eagles’ 1977 album Hotel California is also at 26x Platinum, which also makes it the third best-selling album of all time. It’s an impressive feat for a band who is still touring, even after 47 years and the passing of founding member Glenn Frey.
“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,” band member Don Henley said in a statement.