List of best-selling albums in the United States


List of best-selling albums in the United States

This is a list of the best-selling albums in the United States. The criteria are that the album must have been published (self-publishing by the artist is allowed), and the album must have shipped at least 10 million copies in the United States. Groupings are based on different certification benchmarks, the highest being for certification of at least 20 - 30 times platinum, and the lowest being for certification of 10–14 times platinum. Albums are listed in order of certification (highest to lowest), and order of release date (earliest - most recent). This list contains any type of album, including studio, greatest hits, compilation, various artists, soundtrack and remix.

"Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)", by Eagles, is the album with the highest certification awarded in the United States, being certified 29× platinum which is a total of 29 million copies shipped to retailers stores.

20 - 30 x platinum

Certification records in the US

ee also

*List of best-selling albums worldwide
*Lists of best-selling albums by country
*List of best-selling music artists
*List of best-selling singles
*Top ten best-selling albums of the Nielsen SoundScan era (United States)
*Best-selling Albums by Year (USA)

References

External links

* [http://www.RIAA.org RIAA Website]
* [http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=tblTop100 RIAA "Top 100" Albums]
* [http://www.billboard.com "Billboard Magazine"] - a magazine that publishes weekly music rankings


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