Top 5 best selling albums of all time

These are the best selling albums of all time

These are the best selling albums of all time

Martin Ibarra, Contributor

Did you know Musicians Have Shorter Lifespans Than the General Population”?”Well ”,” now you know but did you know what the top 5 best selling albums of all time? Well ”,” I can tell you if you read my story.


Number 1 is “THRILLER” by Michael Jackson.The album was released on January 2, 1983. It had a lot of popular songs like “Billie Jean,Beat it,and THRILLER”.But did you know that Thriller spent 122 weeks on the Billboard 200. Also at its peak, the album sold one million copies worldwide per week. Still popular today, Thriller sells an estimated 130,000 copies in the US every year. That is why THRILLER is at the top of this list.According to The “King of Pop” pulled in $134 million from album sales, touring and other sources in just the two years following the album’s release.


Number 2 is “ BACK IN BLACK” by AC/DC. It was released on July 25, 1980. Did you know that Back In Black was released 5 months after lead singer Bon Scott died and that it was a special tribute to him.Also that before it was a song the main guitar riff for the title track ‘Back In Black’ was frequently used by Malcolm Young as a warm up tune.Some popular songs from this album would be “You Shook Me All Night Long,Hell´s Bells, and Back In Black”. Another thing is that only Michael Jackson’s Thriller has beaten AC/DC in worldwide sales.

Number 3 is “ THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON” by Pink Floyd.The album was released on March 1, 1973.The album was nearly called ‘Eclipse but they went with what it is known today. Some of the songs were “Us and them, Any colour you like,and Eclipse.”The lead singer was David Gilmour.

Number 4 is “ THE BODYGUARD” by Whitney Houston.The album was released on November 17, 1992.The “Bodyguard” soundtrack sold 17 million copies in the United States and 45 million around the world.The album was nominated for four Grammy’s and won three, including Album of the Year. Whitney earned $33 million from “The Bodyguard” soundtrack.

The last one Number 5 is “ BAD” by Michael Jackson.The album was released August 31, 1987.Bad became the first album to have five consecutive singles peak at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Also in the UK, seven of the Bad singles reached the UK top ten which was a record for any studio album for over 20 years.The Bad tour, which was Jackson’s first solo world tour grossed $125 million equivalent to more than $291 million in 2021 making it the highest-grossing solo concert tour of the 1980s.

Now you know what the 5 best selling albums of all time are. So go and listen to them and see if you like any of the albums or the songs in it.Here are the most popular songs in each album for you can listen to the songs Billie Jean,You Shook Me All Night Long,Us and them,I Will Always Love You,and BAD.