Music’s biggest night is right around the corner! And in celebration of the 58th annual Grammy Awards, set to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles this Monday, we’re paying tribute to some of the best-selling albums that have also earned a golden gramophone throughout the years.
So, before you tune into the 2016 Grammy Awards, which will air on CBS on Feb. 15, check out some of the most iconic albums that have been awarded with a prestigious Grammy-winning title of Album of the Year:
1. The Beatles – “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band”
The beloved British group received Album of the Year for their eighth studio album in 1968. The record sold over 30 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the highest-selling albums of all time.
2. Fleetwood Mac – “Rumors”
The British-American rock band went home winners from the 1978 Grammy Awards after their album “Rumors” earned Album of the Year. The record has sold over 40 million records, according to CNN.
3. Michael Jackson – “Thriller”
In 1985, Jackson’s sixth studio album, “Thriller,” earned a record-breaking number of eight Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. Billboard reported that “Thriller” has made over 30 million in sales in the United States.
4. Whitney Houston – “The Bodyguard Soundtrack”
In 1994, Houston’s multi-platinum album was awarded Album of the Year. BET revealed that as of January 2012, the popular album sold 45 million records worldwide.
5. Alanis Morrisette – “Jagged Little Pill”
Two years later, Morrisette’s third studio album earned two Grammys — one for Best Rock Album and another for Album of the Year. The record has sold over more than 33 million copies worldwide.
6. Celine Dion – “Falling Into You”
At the 39th annual Grammy Awards in 1997, Dion took home Record of the Year for her pop album, which sold over 11 million copies in the United States.
7. Taylor Swift – “Fearless”
The country star earned Album of the Year in 2009 for her second studio album. The record debuted at No. 1 in the United States and became the best-selling album of 2009, selling over 7 million copies.
8. Adele – “21”
The English singer took home the award for Album of the Year in 2012 with her record titled “21.” According to Billboard, the album sold over 11 million copies.
The 2016 Grammy Awards will air on Monday, Feb. 15, on CBS.