Only 29 albums in history have sold more than 15 million copies — here they all are

Only 29 albums in history have sold more than 15 million copies — here they all are
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  • Out of 127 diamond-certified albums, only a handful have sold 15 million copies or more in the US (according to the RIAA).

  • The best-selling album of all time in the US is "Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)" by the Eagles.

  • The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Garth Brooks, and the Eagles all have more than one album on this list.

1. "The Dark Side of the Moon" by Pink Floyd

pink floyd dark side of the moon
"The Dark Side of the Moon" was released in 1973.Harvest/Capitol

"The Dark Side of the Moon" was certified 15-times platinum on June 4, 1998.

2. "Jagged Little Pill" by Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill
"Jagged Little Pill" was released in 1995.Maverick/Reprise

"Jagged Little Pill" was certified 16-times platinum on July 29, 1998.

3. "The Wall" by Pink Floyd

pink floyd the wall
"The Wall" was released in 1979.Pink Floyd Music Ltd/Sony

"The Wall" was certified 23-times platinum on January 29, 1999.

4. "1962–1966" by The Beatles

the beatles 1962-1966 red album
"1962–1966" was released in 1973.Apple

"1962–1966," also known as the "Red Album," was certified 15-times platinum on February 6, 2001.

5. "Boston" by Boston

boston album cover
"Boston" was released in 1976.Epic

"Boston" was certified 17-times platinum on November 20, 2003.

6. "Supernatural" by Santana

supernatural santana
"Supernatural" was released in 1999.Arista

"Supernatural" was certified 15-times platinum on December 10, 2003.

7. "Come On Over" by Shania Twain

come on over shania twain
"Come On Over" was released in 1997.Mercury Nashville

"Come On Over" was certified 20-times platinum on November 15, 2004.

8. "Physical Graffiti" by Led Zeppelin

Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin
"Physical Graffiti" was released in 1975.Swan Song

"Physical Graffiti" was certified 16-times platinum on January 30, 2006.

9. "Double Live" by Garth Brooks

double live garth brooks
"Double Live" was released in 1998.Capitol Nashville

"Double Live" was certified 21-times platinum on November 1, 2006.

10. "Greatest Hits" by Journey

greatest hits journey
"Greatest Hits" was released in 1988.Columbia/Sony

"Greatest Hits" was certified 15-times platinum on April 22, 2008.

11. "Appetite for Destruction" by Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction album cover
"Appetite for Destruction" was released in 1987.Geffen

"Appetite for Destruction" was certified 18-times platinum on September 23, 2008.

12. "1967–1970" by The Beatles

1967–1970 blue album the beatles
"1967–1970" was released in 1973.Apple

"1967–1970," also known as the "Blue Album," was certified 17-times platinum on August 27, 2010.

13. "Greatest Hits – Volume I & Volume II" by Billy Joel

Billy Joel Greatest Hits album cover
"Greatest Hits – Volume I & Volume II" was released in 1985.Columbia

"Greatest Hits – Volume I & Volume II" was certified 23-times platinum on October 26, 2011.

14. "Metallica" by Metallica

metallica self titled album
"Metallica" was released in 1991.Elektra

"Metallica" was certified 16-times platinum on December 13, 2012.

15. "Legend" by Bob Marley & The Wailers

legend bob marley
"Legend" was released in 1984.Island

"Legend" was certified 15-times platinum on May 23, 2014.

16. "Rumours" by Fleetwood Mac

rumours fleetwood mac
"Rumours" was released in 1977.Warner Bros

"Rumours" was certified 20-times platinum on October 3, 2014.

17. "Greatest Hits" by Elton John

greatest hits elton john
"Greatest Hits" was released in 1974.Island

"Greatest Hits" was certified 17-times platinum on April 28, 2016.

18. "Saturday Night Fever" by the Bee Gees

saturday night fever soundtrack bee gees
"Saturday Night Fever" was released in 1977.RSO

"Saturday Night Fever," the soundtrack for the 1977 film of the same name, was certified 16-times platinum on November 16, 2017.

19. "The Bodyguard" by Whitney Houston

whitney houston the bodyguard soundtrack
"The Bodyguard" was released in 1992.RCA Records

"The Bodyguard," the soundtrack for the 1992 film of the same name, was certified 18-times platinum on November 17, 2017.

20. "Cracked Rear View" by Hootie & the Blowfish

cracked rear view hootie and the blowfish album cover
"Cracked Rear View" was released in 1994.Atlantic

"Cracked Rear View" was certified 21-times platinum on May 21, 2018.

21. "Hotel California" by the Eagles

hotel california eagles album cover
"Hotel California" was released in 1976.Asylum

"Hotel California" was certified 26-times platinum on August 20, 2018.

22. "Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)" by the Eagles

eagles greatest hits album cover
"Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)" was released in 1976.Asylum

"Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)" was certified 38-times platinum on August 20, 2018.

23. "The Beatles" by The Beatles

The Beatles white album cover
"The Beatles" was released in 1968.Apple

"The Beatles," also known as the "White Album," was certified 24-times platinum on February 21, 2019.

24. "Back in Black" by AC/DC

back in black acdc
"Back In Black" was released in 1980.Columbia

"Back in Black" was certified 25-times platinum on December 6, 2019.

25. "No Fences" by Garth Brooks

garth brooks no fences
"No Fences" was released in 1990.Pearl Records, Inc.

"No Fences" was certified 18-times platinum on February 14, 2020.

26. "Thriller" by Michael Jackson

michael jackson thriller
"Thriller" was released in 1982.Epic

"Thriller" was certified 34-times platinum on August 20, 2021.

27. "Greatest Hits 1974–78" by the Steve Miller Band

Greatest Hits 1974–78 steve miller band album
"Greatest Hits 1974–78" was released in 1978.Capitol/Mercury

"Greatest Hits 1974–78" was certified 15-times platinum on October 27, 2021.

28. "Led Zeppelin IV" by Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin IV album cover
"Led Zeppelin IV" was released in 1971.Atlantic

The untitled fourth studio album by Led Zeppelin, commonly known as "Led Zeppelin IV," was certified 24-times platinum on November 8, 2021.

29. "Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen

Born in the U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen
"Born in the U.S.A." was released in 1984.Columbia

"Born in the U.S.A." was certified 17-times platinum on May 25, 2022.

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