The 50 best-selling albums of all time

The King of Pop reigns atop the all-time list of best-selling albums.

Released in 1982, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” currently boasts a sales mark that no album is likely to touch anytime in the near or distant future.

We compiled the RIAA’s data for the best-selling albums in U.S. history (measured in “certified units” sold), and it’s fascinating to see some of the names that appear in the top 50 — including a recent entry from Adele’s “21.”

Check out the best-selling albums of all time:

50. Phil Collins -- 'No Jacket Required'

Atlantic

Certified units: 12 million

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49. Matchbox Twenty -- 'Yourself or Someone Like You'

Atlantic

Certified units: 12 million

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48. Led Zeppelin -- 'Led Zeppelin II'

Atlantic

Certified units: 12 million

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47. Kenny Rogers -- 'Kenny Rogers' Greatest Hits'

Liberty

Certified units: 12 million

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46. Kenny G -- 'Breathless'

Arista

Certified units: 12 million

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45. Jewel -- 'Pieces of You'

Atlantic

Certified units: 12 million

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44. Dixie Chicks -- 'Wide Open Spaces'

Monument

Certified units: 12 million

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43. Def Leppard -- 'Hysteria'

Mercury

Certified units: 12 million

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42. Boyz II Men -- 'II'

Motown

Certified units: 12 million

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41. Bon Jovi -- 'Slippery When Wet'

Mercury

Certified units: 12 million

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40. Whitney Houston -- 'Whitney Houston'

Arista

Certified units: 13 million

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39. Prince & The Revolution -- 'Purple Rain'

Warner Bros.

Certified units: 13 million

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38. Pearl Jam -- 'Ten'

Epic

Certified units: 13 million

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37. Bruce Springsteen -- 'Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band Live 1975-'85'

Columbia

Certified units: 13 million

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36. Backstreet Boys -- 'Millennium'

Jive

Certified units: 13 million

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35. Steve Miller Band -- 'Greatest Hits 1974-1978'

Capitol

Certified units: 13 million

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34. Simon & Garfunkel -- 'Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits'

Sony

Certified units: 14 million

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33. Meat Loaf -- 'Bat Out of Hell'

Cleveland International

Certified units: 14 million

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32. Garth Brooks -- 'Ropin' The Wind'

Capitol

Certified units: 14 million

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31. Britney Spears -- '...Baby One More Time'

Jive

Certified units: 14 million

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30. Adele -- '21'

Columbia Records

Certified units: 14 million

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29. Backstreet Boys -- 'Backstreet Boys'

Jive

Certified units: 14 million

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28. The Beatles -- 'The Beatles 1962-1966'

Apple

Certified units: 15 million

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27. Santana -- 'Supernatural'

Arista

Certified units: 15 million

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26. Pink Floyd -- 'Dark Side of the Moon'

Harvest

Certified units: 15 million

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25. Journey -- 'Greatest Hits'

Columbia

Certified units: 15 million

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24. Bruce Springsteen -- 'Born In The U.S.A.'

Columbia

Certified units: 15 million

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23. Bob Marley & The Wailers -- 'Legend'

Island

Certified units: 15 million

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22. Bee Gees -- 'Saturday Night Fever' (Soundtrack)

RSO Records

Certified units: 15 million

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21. Metallica -- 'Metallica'

Atlantic/Elektra

Certified units: 16 million

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20. Led Zeppelin -- 'Physical Graffiti'

Swan Song

Certified units: 16 million

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19. Hootie & The Blowfish -- 'Cracked Rear View'

Atlantic

Certified units: 16 million

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18. Eagles -- 'Hotel California'

Asylum

Certified units: 16 million

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17. Alanis Morisette -- 'Jagged Little Pill'

Maverick

Certified units: 16 million

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16. Whitney Houston -- 'The Bodyguard' (Soundtrack)

Arista

Certified units: 17 million

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15. The Beatles -- 'The Beatles 1967-1970'

EMI

Certified units: 17 million

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14. Garth Brooks -- 'No Fences'

Capitol

Certified units: 17 million

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13. Elton John -- 'Greatest Hits'

Island

Certified units: 17 million

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12. Boston -- 'Boston'

Epic

Certified units: 17 million

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11. Guns N' Roses -- 'Appetite for Destruction'

Geffen

Certified units: 18 million

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10. The Beatles -- 'The Beatles' ('The White Album')

Apple

Certified units: 19 million

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9. Shania Twain -- 'Come On Over'

Mercury Nashville

Certified units: 20 million

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8. Fleetwood Mac -- 'Rumours'

Warner Bros.

Certified units: 20 million

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7. Garth Brooks -- 'Double Live'

Capitol Nashville

Certified units: 21 million

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6. AC/DC -- 'Back In Black'

Epic

Certified units: 22 million

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5. Pink Floyd -- 'The Wall'

Columbia

Certified units: 23 million

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4. Led Zeppelin -- 'Led Zeppelin IV'

Atlantic

Certified units: 23 million

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3. Billy Joel -- 'Greatest Hits Volume 1 & Volume 2'

Columbia

Certified units: 23 million

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2. Eagles -- 'Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)'

Elektra

Certified units: 29 million

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1. Michael Jackson -- 'Thriller'

Epic

Certified units: 32 million

Buy it here >>

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