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Dec 12, 2019 · Gold — 500,000 Units Platinum — 1,000,000 Units Multi-Platinum — 2,000,000 Units (increments of 1,000,000 thereafter) Diamond — 10,000,000 Units (increments of 1,000,000 thereafter) In addition, note that when it comes to double albums and multi-disc box sets, the RIAA counts each individual disc as a unit sold.
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- Michael Jackson - Thriller. Certified Sales: 51.2 million. If we go by certified sales only, Michael Jackson's Thriller remains the indisputed champion by far.
- Eagles - Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) Certified Sales: 41.2 million. Their Greatest Hits by the Eagles contains all of their Country Rock, Folk Rock, and Soft Rock singles between 1971 and 1975.
- Shania Twain - Come On Over. Certified Sales: 30.4 Million. Shania Twain is a huge Country crossover artist, merging into the Pop genre. She was so huge at the time that her 1997 album Come On Over is now way up this list.
- Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV. Certified Sales: 30.4 million. Led Zeppelin IV was their pinnacle achievement from 1971, focused on Hard Rock, Folk Rock, and pre-cursor Heavy Metal sounds.
- Thriller By Michael Jackson. The 1982 album is responsible for overcoming many barriers to race and making MJ a pop star and helping him get the nickname ‘King of Pop.’
- Come On Over By Shania Twain. This was the album that brought the worldwide attention that any artist is looking for to 5 times Grammy award winning singer Twain.
- Falling Into You. Celine ‘s best albums by many critics and fans, this album has some of the songs in its material that turned Celine into a phenomenon worldwide.
- Mariah Carey Music Box. The 1993 album that made what Mariah is today boasts the following achievements-32 million record sales, peaking at number 9 in various weekly world charts including Billboard 200, peaking at number 26 in Decade-End Billboard 200 in 1990-99 and 2 number one songs.