Some albums with good sales including "Thriller" and "Bad," both by Michael Jackson, "Back in Black" by AC/DC and the soundtrack to the movie "The Bodyguard," which features music from Whitney Houston and other artists. Additional best-selling albums include Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" and "Bat Out of Hell" from Meat Loaf.Continue Reading
Michael Jackson broke historical records with his "Thriller" album, garnering up to 110 million sales with hits like "Billie Jean" and "Beat It." The album is credited with helping MTV go mainstream, and it won the Grammy Award for Best Album of the Year. Jackson's "Bad" album also had impressive sales of 45 million. It was released 5 years after "Thriller."
The "Back in Black" album from AC/DC, featuring songs such as "Shoot to Thrill," "You Shook Me All Night Long" and "Hells Bells," sold around 50 million copies. It is the number two best-selling album of all time, as of 2015.
Also selling 50 million copies is "The Dark Side of the Moon" from Pink Floyd. The album stayed on the charts for 15 years, which is 741 weeks. The soundtrack to the movie "The Bodyguard" sold 1 million copies in just a week after its release. It sold 45 million copies overall and features Whitney Houston's version of the Dolly Parton song, "I Will Always Love You."Learn more about Art & Literature