Many singers produce and and release albums that contain the songs that they have recorded
For an album to be considered as top selling, it must have already sold at least 20 million copies all over the world. A reliable source should also be publishing the number of sold copies. Usually, the sources are retrieved from the online databases and websites of professional local music organizations.
Australian rock band AC/DC’s “Back in Black” is their best selling album. It is also their 7th studio album and 6th album released internationally. It was released by Atlantic Records and Albert Productions in 1980. The cover of the album is all black to mourn the death of their lead singer, Ben Scott, due to heavy alcohol consumption. Over 50 million copies of the album has been sold all around the world. In support to their album, a world tour running for a year was made.
Pink Floyd, an English progressive rock band, released their 8th studio album “The Dark Side of the Moon” in 1973. Mental illness, conflict, passage of time, and greed are among the central themes which are included in this album. It has sold an estimated figure of 50 million copies. This is also the most popular album of the band by fans and critics, alike.
Whitney Houston’s “The Bodyguard : Original Soundtrack Album” features her songs on the first side and the works of various artists on the second side. The album was released in 1992 and is the soundtrack of the 1992 film The Bodyguard. It won Album of the Year in the Grammy’s. On 1999, the Recording Industry Association of America, or RIAA, had it certified 17X Platinum. Over 45 million copies have been sold worldwide. It is also considered as the best selling soundtrack of all time.
“Bat Out of Hell” is an album released in 1977 by American rock singer Meat Loaf. The album has sold over 43 million copies all around the world. The RIAA has also certified it as a 14X Platinum album. Meat Loaf collaborated with composer Jim Steinman in creating and producing this album.
Eagle’s “Their Greatest Hits(1971-1975) is their first compilation album. It was released in 1976 and comprises of ten tracks, including “Desperado”. It has been 29X Platinum certified by RIA and is the second-highest certified album next to “Thriller” by Michael Jackson.
“Saturday Night Fever : The Original Movie Sound Track” has been certified 15X Platinum by RIAA. It was released in 1977 as the soundtrack of the John Travolta film Saturday Night Fever. The album features five songs by the English pop music band Bee Gees, namely “Stayin’ Alive”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, and others. In addition, it also features the music works of other artists.Read More