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RIAA AWARDS THE EAGLES WITH THE #1 AND #3 TOP-CERTIFIED ALBUMS OF ALL TIME

Aug 20, 2018 by User 0 Comments

THEIR GREATEST HITS 1971-1975 IS THE BEST-SELLING ALBUM OF ALL-TIME, CERTIFIED 38x PLATINUM

Hotel California is Third Best-Selling Album Of All-Time, Certified 26x Platinum

Eagles Tour Dates Continue Through October 2018

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The Eagles can now add another accolade to their unparalleled resume - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling album of all time, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which recently certified the album 38x Platinum, accounting for sales and streams of more than 38 million copies since its release in February of 1976. Later that same year, in December, the band followed up with Hotel California, which is now the third best-selling album of all time, certified 26x Platinum by the RIAA for sales and streams of more than 26 million copies.

“Congratulations to the Eagles, who now claim the jaw-dropping feat of writing and recording two of the top three albums in music history,” said Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO, RIAA. “Both of these transcendent albums have impressively stood the test of time, only gaining more currency and popularity as the years have passed, much like the Eagles themselves. As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the RIAA’s Gold & Platinum Program this year, it is only fitting that we can recognize the Eagles for their singular contribution to the history of American music.”

In today’s faddish, fractured, rock landscape, the Eagles retain an appeal that transcends both generation and genre, cementing the band’s role as enduring musical icons. As the best-selling American band of the ’70s, and one of the top-selling acts of all time, the Eagles have sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, scored six #1 albums and topped the singles charts five times. They have won six GRAMMY® Awards, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, in their first year of eligibility, and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2016.

The Eagles - Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill - are currently on tour through October 2018. The band has performed for more than half a million fans since the latest tour began on March 12.

Remaining 2018 Tour Dates:

9/08/18 - Phoenix, AZ, United States @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
9/12/18 - Los Angeles, CA, United States @ The Forum
9/14/18 - Los Angeles, CA, United States @ The Forum
9/15/18 - Los Angeles, CA, United States @ The Forum
9/18/18 - Sacramento, CA, United States @ Golden 1 Center
9/20/18 - San Francisco, CA, United States @ AT&T Park
9/22/18 - San Diego, CA, United States @ PETCO Park
10/06/18 - Hartford, CT, United States @ XL Center
10/09/18 - New York, NY, United States @ Madison Square Garden
10/10/18 - New York, NY, United States @ Madison Square Garden
10/12/18 - Newark, NJ, United States @ Prudential Center
10/14/18 - Detroit, MI, United States @ Little Caesars Arena
10/15/18 - Chicago, IL, United States @ United Center
10/18/18 - Milwaukee, WI, United States @ Wisconsin Ent. & Sports Center
10/20/18 - Cleveland, OH, United States @ Quicken Loans Arena