According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which recalculated the sales of the Eagles' greatest hits album ("Their Greatest Hits 1971 - 1975"), Eagles have overtaken Michael Jackson and his "Thriller" album, which for almost a decade was the best selling album of all time. RIAA, which took into account total streams, downloads and traditional sales since 2006, certified the Eagles' best of album as 38x platinum, pushing the 33x platinum "Thriller" to second place. Apart from this, Eagles' "Hotel California" album is now 26x platinum, making the legendary album No. 3 on the all-time list.
Don Henley, a founding member of The Eagles, commented: "We are grateful for our families, our management, our crew, the people at radio and, most of all, the loyal fans who have stuck with us through the ups and downs of 46 years. It’s been quite a ride".