PLATINUM SELLING RECORDS 1

The Top 400 Platinum selling records and albums This is a list or Top 400 of music albums that reached Platinum status in sales figures over the years. All albums, CD's and records sold many million copies worldwide. We had to spread these platinum selling albums over 14 pages (+400 huge record sales).

Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has shipped or sold a certain number of copies. Almost all countries follow variations of the RIAA certification categories, which are named after the precious materials gold, platinum and diamond. Silver is also used in the UK (source: wikipedia.org)

Platinum selling records and discs Part 1

This is part 1 of the list of best selling albums that reached Platinum status as top selling records.

1 - 10

  • 1. The Eagles- Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) (Asylum, 1980)- 29 x platinum
  • 2. Michael Jackson - Thriller (Epic, 1982) - 27 x platinum
  • 3. Pink Floyd - The Wall (Columbia, 1979) - 23 x platinum
  • 4. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV (ZoSo) (Atlantic, 1971) - 23 x platinum
  • 5. AC/DC - Back in Black (Atlantic, 1980) - 21 x platinum
  • 6. Billy Joel - Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 (Columbia, 1985) - 21 x platinum
  • 7. Garth Brooks - Double Live (Capitol, 1998) - 20 x platinum
  • 8. Shania Twain - Come on Over (Mercury, 1997) - 20 x platinum
  • 9. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (Warner Bros., 1977) - 19 x platinum
  • 10. The Beatles - The Beatles (The White Album) (Apple, 1968) - 19 x platinum

    11 - 20

  • 11. Boston - Boston (Epic, 1976) - 17 x platinum
  • 12. Whitney Houston - The Bodyguard (Arista, 1992) - 17 x platinum
  • 13. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (Swan Song, 1975) - 16 x platinum
  • 14. Garth Brooks - No Fences (Capitol, 1990) - 16 x platinum
  • 15. Eagles - Hotel California (Asylum, 1976) - 16 x platinum
  • 16. Elton John - Greatest Hits (Polydor, 1974) - 16 x platinum
  • 17. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (Maverick, 1995) - 16 x platinum
  • 18. The Beatles - 1967-1970 (the Blue Album) (Capitol, 1973) - 16 x platinum
  • 19. Hootie and the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (Atlantic, 1994) - 16 x platinum
  • 20. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (Capitol, 1973) - 15 x platinum

    21 - 30

  • 21. The Beatles - 1962-1966 (the Red Album) (Capitol, 1973) - 15 x platinum
  • 22. Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever (soundtrack) (RSO, 1977) - 15 x platinum
  • 23. Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction (Geffen, 1987) - 15 x platinum
  • 24. Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A. (Columbia, 1984) - 15 x platinum
  • 25. Santana - Supernatural (Arista, 1999) - 15 x platinum
  • 26. Metallica - Metallica (the Black Album) (Elektra, 1991) - 14 x platinum
  • 27. Backstreet Boys - Backstreet Boys (Jive, 1997) - 14 x Platinum
  • 28. Britney Spears - ....Baby One More Time (Jive, 1999) - 14 x Platinum
  • 29. Simon and Garfunkel - Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits (Columbia, 1972) - 14 x platinum
  • 30. Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell (Epic,1977) - 14 x platinum

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