LIST OF PLATINUM SELLING ALBUMS 1 - 30

List platinum selling records

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).

Originally conceived to honor artists and track sound recording sales, Gold & Platinum Awards have come to stand as a benchmark of success for any artist—whether they’ve just released their first song or Greatest Hits album. In 1976 the Platinum Album and Single Awards are introduced signifying one million copies sold. The Eagles' " Eagles/Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 " (Elektra) becomes the RIAA’s first Platinum Album.

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

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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


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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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