Bungalow Bill, Prudence, Rocky Raccoon and the rest of the Beatles’ celebrated White Album cast of characters have moved up the all-time charts.
The Recording Industry Association of America unveiled Thursday that the Beatles’1968 double-album reached 24-time Platinum-certified status – making it the fourth-highest certified release in United States history. The album lands ahead of a three-way tie for fifth place, shared by Billy Joel’s Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II, Led Zeppelin’s Led Zeppelin IV and Pink Floyd’s The Wall.
That doesn’t mean it’s the fourth-highest selling album, though. The RIAA counts one double-album sale as two units. It does, however, add to the Beatles’ reign as top-certified group in association history. With an estimated 183 million certified units, the group holds a healthy lead to Garth Brooks’ second-place 148 million units.