Adele’s blockbuster, award-winning album 21 has achieved another impressive feat, it has surpassed Michael Jackson’s classic Thriller to become the fifth best selling album in British history. Adele still trails Queen’s Greatest Hits, The Beatles, ABBA, and Oasis. The Huffington Post reports:
Adele’s chart-topping sophomore album 21 has now surpassed Michael Jackson’s seminal album Thriller on the U.K.’s all-time biggest selling albums list.
21 has now sold 4,274,300 copies in the U.K., 500 more than Jackson’s 1982 classic. Adele’s album is now No. 5 on the list. Topping the U.K.’s biggest selling albums of all-time is Queen’s Greatest Hits, with sales of 5.83 million. The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band holds the No. 2 slot, with 5.04 million copies sold.
Rounding out the top four are Abba’s Gold and Oasis’ (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?, holding down the No. 3 and No. 4 postions, respectively.
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