Michael Jackson’s album Thriller released in 1982, is described as pertaining to the Pop, rock, R&B genre and sold so good, it reached 51-65 million claimed sales with over 42.3 million certified copies.Thriller explore genres often similarities d’Off the Wall, to soft rock, R & B to pop et al.
2. AC/DC Back in Black 1980
After the death of Bon Scott February 19, 1980, Back In Black is the debut album from AC / DC to be recorded with singer Brian Johnson. This album is widely regarded as a tribute to Bon. Producer Robert “Mutt” Lange had worked with the group for the previous album, Highway to Hell. The recordings took place at Compass Point Studios in Nassau (Bahamas) and Electric Lady Studios in New York, where the album was also mixed.
The album has been remastered for the first time in 1994, again in 1997 for the U.S. versions of the Bonfire box, and then in 2003 as almost all albums by AC / DC.
3. Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon 1973
The Dark Side of the Moon2 is the eighth studio album by British progressive rock band Pink Floyd. Released March 10, 1973 in the United States and 23 March 1973 in the UK, it is often considered their most successful album. It deals with modern themes and universal, such as work, money, old, war, madness and death.
The Dark Side of the Moon has the distinction of having been played for the first time January 20 1972, more than thirteen months before its release, and have been played and reworked the whole time on stage. The material was then used also more sophisticated than the one used for the recording of the album. The group was used for recording, techniques still rare at the time, such as multitrack recording and use of analog synthesizers, such as VCS 3 on several tracks. Alan Parsons was the engineer responsible for the registration, including key aspects such as noise present performance of Clare Torry on The Great Gig in the Sky.
4. Whitney Houston / Various artists The Bodyguard 1992
The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album is the soundtrack of the film The Bodyguard released on 17 November 1992. She won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. The album has sold 1,385,300 copies in France2, 17 million in the US3 and $ 42 million in total across the world.
5. Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell 1977
Bat Out of Hell is the debut album by Meat Loaf, released in 1977.
At its release, the album ranks 9th in the UK and 14th in the United States, but its success has never denied with 43 million copies sold. It thus remained 474 weeks in the British charts, only Rumours of Fleetwood Mac was better (478 weeks).
Bat Out of Hell has been produced in several studios in New York. The concept is Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf. The album is dedicated to Wesley and Wilma Aday and Louis Steinman.
6. Eagles Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)
Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) is a compilation album by the Eagles single, released in 1976, being one of the best selling albums in the history of music. In November 2012, 29 million copies have been delivered to the domestic market.
7. Bee Gees / Various artists Saturday Night Fever 1977
Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track is the soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever, written by the Bee Gees recorded Hérouville Castle in 1977 and released in 1978. She received the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1979. This soundtrack is one of the most sold in the world with over 40 million copies (25 million copies to 1 May 1979).
8. Fleetwood Mac Rumours
Rumours is the eleventh studio album by Fleetwood Mac, released February 4, 1977 by Warner Bros. Records.
After the success of the album Fleetwood Mac (1975), the band returned to the studio in early 1976 to record Rumours, but the context is particularly tense as each of its five members are experiencing difficult emotional relationships, which affect working conditions and influence the songwriting. Sessions last until autumn.
Rumours became No. 1 in sales in many countries upon its release, and the singles who are drawn also rank high in the charts, including Dreams becomes the first (and to date, only) No. 1 group in the United States. Rumours also won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and remains the most famous album Fleetwood Mac. Many musicians claim to its influence.
9. Shania Twain Come On Over
The production was very difficult and Shania Twain had to work very hard to make an album more rhythmic than her previous The Woman in Me, that was a great success. The new album was very expensive. It was completed in just nine months. On this album, five songs become international hits: You’re Still the One (which became number 1 in many countries), From This Moment On, That Do not Impress Me Much, Man! I Feel Like a Woman! and You’ve Got a Way. In the United States, she managed to put four songs in the Top 10 of the Billboard 100.
11. Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin IV is the name commonly used and unofficial name for the fourth album of Led Zeppelin released on 8 November 1971. This is one of the best-selling albums in history, with over 23 million copies sold in the U.S. alone. (RIAA) estimates global sales generally around 37 million. The album was recorded and mixed at Basing Street Studios of Island Records, London, Headley Grange, a remote Victorian house in East Hampshire, and Sunset Sound (Los Angeles).