The Top 10 Best Selling Music Albums in the World

The Top 10 Best Selling Music Albums in the World (2017)
The Top 10 Best Selling Music Albums in the World (2017)

As music sales fall further and further because we continue to consume more music in a streaming format,  it means the top 10 selling albums in the world is most likely a list that will never change again unless there is a change in our music listening habits! While we could debate that all day I think it’s best to simply get on with the list…


The Top 10 Best Selling Music Albums in the World (2017)


 

Artist: The Beatles - Album Title: 1
Artist: The Beatles – Album Title: 1

10 – Artist: The Beatles – Album Title: 1 – Total Certified Copies Sold: 22.6 Million
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Wiki Info: 1 is a compilation album by the English rock band the Beatles, originally released on 13 November 2000. The album features virtually every number-one single the band achieved in the United Kingdom and United States from 1962 to 1970.

Artist: Pink Floyd - Album Title: The Dark Side of the Moon
Artist: Pink Floyd – Album Title: The Dark Side of the Moon

9 – Artist: Pink Floyd – Album Title: The Dark Side of the Moon – Total Certified Copies Sold: 24.2 Million
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Wiki Info: The Dark Side of the Moon is the eighth album by English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 1 March 1973 by Harvest Records. The album built on ideas explored in earlier recordings and live shows, but lacks the extended instrumental excursions following the departure of founding member and principal contributor, Syd Barrett, in 1968, that characterised their earlier work.

Artist: Alanis Morissette - Album Title: Jagged Little Pill
Artist: Alanis Morissette – Album Title: Jagged Little Pill

8 – Artist: Alanis Morissette – Album Title: Jagged Little Pill – Total Certified Copies Sold: 24.4 Million
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Wiki Info: Jagged Little Pill is the third album by Canadian singer Alanis Morissette, released in 1995 through Maverick. It was Morissette’s first album released outside Canada.

Artist: Adele - Album Title: 21
Artist: Adele – Album Title: 21

7 – Artist: Adele – Album Title: 21 – Total Certified Copies Sold: 25.3 Million
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Wiki Info: 21 is the second studio album by British singer Adele. It was released on 24 January 2011 in most of Europe, and on 22 February 2011 in North America. The album was named after the age of the singer during its production. 21 shares the folk and Motown soul influences of her 2008 debut album 19.

Artist: AC/DC - Album Title: Back in Black
Artist: AC/DC – Album Title: Back in Black

6 – Artist: AC/DC – Album Title: Back in Black – Total Certified Copies Sold: 26.1 Million
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Wiki Info: Back in Black is the seventh studio album by Australian rock band AC/DC. Produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, the album was released on 25 July 1980 by Albert Productions and Atlantic Records. By the late 1970s, AC/DC began to achieve significant popularity outside their native Australia, with high-energy live performances and a string of successful albums.

Artist: Fleetwood Mac - Album Title: Rumours
Artist: Fleetwood Mac – Album Title: Rumours

5 – Artist: Fleetwood Mac – Album Title: Rumours – Total Certified Copies Sold: 27.9 Million
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Wiki Info: Rumours is the eleventh studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac. Largely recorded in California during 1976, it was produced by the band with Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut and was released on 4 February 1977 by Warner Bros. Records.

Artist: Led Zeppelin - Album Title: Led Zeppelin IV
Artist: Led Zeppelin – Album Title: Led Zeppelin IV

4 – Artist: Led Zeppelin – Album Title: Led Zeppelin IV – Total Certified Copies Sold: 29 Million
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Wiki Info: The untitled fourth studio album by English rock band Led Zeppelin, commonly known as Led Zeppelin IV, was released on 8 November 1971 by Atlantic Records. Produced by guitarist Jimmy Page, it was recorded between November 1970 and January 1971 at several locations, most prominently the Victorian house Headley Grange.

Artist: Shania Twain - Album Title: Come On Over
Artist: Shania Twain – Album Title: Come On Over

3 – Artist: Shania Twain – Album Title: Come On Over – Total Certified Copies Sold: 29.6 Million
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Wiki Info: Come On Over is the third studio album recorded by Canadian singer Shania Twain. It was released on November 4, 1997. It became the best-selling country music album, the best-selling studio album by a female act, and the best selling album by a Canadian. It is the sixth best-selling album in the United States.

Artist: Eagles - Album Title: Their Greatest Hits
Artist: Eagles – Album Title: Their Greatest Hits

2 – Artist: Eagles – Album Title: Their Greatest Hits – Total Certified Copies Sold: 32.2 Million
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Wiki Info: Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) is the first compilation album by the Eagles, released in 1976. The album contains a selection of songs from the Eagles’ first four albums released in the period from the Eagles’ formation in 1971 up to 1975

Artist: Michael Jackson - Album Title: Thriller
Artist: Michael Jackson – Album Title: Thriller

1 – Artist: Michael Jackson – Album Title: Thriller – Total Certified Copies Sold: 47.3 Million
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Wiki Info: Thriller is the sixth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on November 30, 1982 in the United States by Epic Records and internationally by CBS Records. The follow-up to Jackson’s successful previous studio album, Off the Wall, it explores genres similar to those of its predecessor, including pop, post-disco, rock and funk.