The Sentinel

World's top 10 most selling music albums of all time

Mar 2, 2022
Michael Jackson – Thriller
The chart-busting music album by the music legend Michael Jackson is the most sold music album of history. The single including seven songs have sold around 67 million copies over the year. The masterpiece by the legend was released back in 1982.
AC/DC - Black in Black
Black in Black was the seventh album of America’s one of the most rocking bands AC/DC. Released in July 1980, the album has sold more than 51.2 million copies all over the globe. Back in Black was recorded in only 2 months and was meant as a homage to Scott.
Eagles - Their Greatest Hits
The album by Eagles includes all the blockbuster songs of the band from 1971 to 1975. The album is a soothing mix of Country Rock, Folk Rock, and Soft Rock. The album was released back in 1976 and has sold over 41.2 million copies till now. It is among one of the most listen to albums on Spotify.
Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd is still considered of the greatest bands of history. The band has released eight albums and none is more successful than their ‘The Dark Side of the moon’. It sold around 46 million times all around the world. The album not just caught attention for its music but also gathered attention for the cover.
Whitney Houston – The Bodyguard
Featuring a variety of musicians and Whitney Houston in lead, The Bodyguard is one of the greatest music albums of history and this fact is cleared by the popularity of the album. It sold around 45 million copies worldwide.
Michael Jackson – Bad
Michael Jackson is the only pop singer who has managed to deliver two chartbuster albums that become the highest-selling albums of all time. Released in 1987, bad by the king of pop, has more than 44 million copies sold worldwide.
Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell
Produced by Todd Rundgren and composed by Jim Steinman, Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell (1977) was inspired by the idea of a Peter Pan rock musical. It followed two and a half years of record company rejection. At the time Meat Loaf was known as a Broadway actor and there wasn’t much of a precedent for actors moving into the rock world.
Eagles - Hotel California
The band has given many blockbuster songs but none of them can match the standards of Hotel California which were released in 1976. Five studio albums in and the band were now referring to one another by sir name only.
Bee Gees – Saturday Night Fever
The film Saturday Night Fever (1977) and its Bee Gees soundtrack are so iconic it's difficult to imagine them apart, but the performers were actually dancing on set to music by the likes of Stevie Wonder and Boz Scaggs. It wasn’t until post-production that the Bee Gees were tasked with scoring the movie.
Shania Twain - Come On Over
Shania Twain is a huge Country crossover artist, merging into the Pop genre. She was so huge at the time that her 1997 album Come On Over is now way up this list. There was a time when you couldn't hear a Shania single on the radio. This was the all-time best-selling country album ever.