Eagles Reach 80 Million Sold

New round of certifications push Eagles' total sales over 80 million

March 27, 2001 12:00 AM ET

The Eagles' Greatest Hits, Volume II received the Recording Industry Association of America's Diamond Award on Tuesday, marking sales of more than ten million copies.

The album marks the band's third Diamond album, along with Hotel California, which just reached sales of 16 million and Their Greatest Hits: 1971-75, which according to the RIAA is the best-selling album of all-time with sales of 27 million copies. The new round of certifications pushes the Eagles' total sales to 83.5 million, making them the third highest certified band, behind only the Beatles and Led Zeppelin, and the fifth highest certified artist overall.

"The Eagles are the epitome of rock music," said RIAA president and CEO Hilary Rosen. "The accomplishment of selling more than 83 million records over their career is monumental."

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