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- John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (Geffen US Album, 1980) Autographed by Lennon five hours before Mark David Chapman assassinated him. $525,000.
- The Quarrymen - "That'll Be the Day"/"In Spite Of All The Danger" (UK 78 RPM, Acetate in plain sleeve, 1958) Only one copy made. $180,000 
- The Beatles - Yesterday and Today (Capitol, US Album in 'butcher' sleeve, 1966) $38,500, though more typically prices range from $150-$7500 
- Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (CBS, US album, stereo 1963 featuring 4 tracks deleted from subsequent releases) $35,000 
- Long Cleve Reed & Little Harvey Hull - "Original Stack O'Lee Blues" (Black Patti, US 78 RPM in plain sleeve, 1927) $30,000 offered to Joe Bussard.
- Frank Wilson - "Do I Love You?" (SOUL#35019, US 7" 45 RPM in plain sleeve, 1966) $30,000
- Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground and Nico (US Album Acetate, in plain sleeve, 1966 with alternate versions of tracks from official release) Estimate $40,000+ Sold on eBay, December 9, 2006 for $155,401. However bids were fake and record was relisted. Final selling price was $25,200.
- Elvis Presley - Stay Away, Joe (US, RCA Victor UNRM-9408, 1967) One side promotional album. 
- The Five Sharps - "Stormy Weather" (US, Jubilee 5104, 78 RPM, 1953) $25,000 offered to David Hall of Good Rockin' Tonight 
- The Hornets - "I Can't Believe" (US, States 127, 78 RPM, 1953) $25,000 
- Sex Pistols - "God Save the Queen" (UK A&M 7" 45 RPM with mailer, 1977) $22,000 
- Bach, Cello Suites, Andre Levy, French Lumen 3.447-449, signed by Levy on all three records, $20,000. 
- Blind Joe Reynolds - "99 Blues" (Paramount, 78 RPM 192?) $20,000
- The Quarrymen - "That'll Be The Day"/"In Spite Of All The Danger" (UK 10" 78 RPM and 7" 45 RPM, in reproduction Parlophone sleeve, 1981 reissue, 25 copies of each) $18,000 
- The Beatles - The Beatles (Parlophone UK album, 1968, numbered below 000010, black inner with poster and four colour prints) $18,000 
- Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (As #4 but mono version) $16,500
- Billy Ward & His Dominoes (Federal, 295-94, US 10" album, 1954) $12,000 
- Charlie Patton - "Screamin' and Hollerin'" (US 78 RPM) $11,550
- Judy Garland - Two unreleased acetates from March 1935, $22,500 bid for the pair, failed to meet reserve. 
- Elvis Presley - "That's Alright" (Sun#209 Records, US 7", 45 RPM, 1954) 
- Mozart á Paris (Conducted Fernand Oudabrous) - (Pathe France, 7 Album box set, 1956) $11,300 (eBay, April 3, 2007) 
- John's Children - "Midsummer Night Scene" (Track, UK 7" 45RPM, 1967) $11,000 
- Willie Brown - "Future Blues" (US, 78 RPM, 1930) $10,200 
- The Beatles - The Beatles (Decca, 1968 Contract export pressing) $9,800 
- Basco Vs The Electroliners - ""The Beat Is Over" (Sm:)e US 10" red vinyl 45RPM, 1996) $9,400
- The Beatles - "Please Please Me" (Parlophone, UK 7" 45 RPM, 1963 signed by all four members of the band) $9,500 
- Billy Barrix - "COOL OFF BABY" (Chess#1662) Only Three Know Copies Exist On 45RPM, 1958. Last Copy Sold For $15,000 On Ebay.
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Answer Michael Jackson's Thriller is known to have sold over 109 million units worldwide. That's probably very low, because in some countries where copyright isn't enforced …record stores will dub albums onto cassette then sell the cassettes without reporting the sale. That's still not bad--109 million is over twice that of the number-two Back in Black by AC/DC.
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The most valuable record ever is the John Lennon Double Fantasy album which he signed for Mark Chapman a few hours before he died. A private collector bought it for $525,000.
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Guitarist Denis Taaffe has recorded and released 156 studio albums on CD thus far without greatest hits etc....though he is an indipendent artist.see http://www.dtguitar.com, …most of his albums are available at amazon.com well this depends on if you are talking about commercially successful albums or just albums. and if you are talking about live or studio albums. If you included Pearl Jam live releases I think they have to be way up there because they released an entire tour on CD(meaning much the same songs on each CD?)
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According to The Longest List, the Beatles' That'll Be The Day has been estimated in worth of $180,000. Recorded in 1958 by the Quarry Men, Paul McCartney, John Le…nnon, George Harrison, Colin Hanton & John Duff Lowe, That'll Be The Day is the most expensive album in the world & you're a luck duck if there's one in your collection. So there... Teddy
Guitarist Denis Taaffe has completed and released 156 studio albums on CD thus far beginning with his 1999 debut CD.
The Thriller Album is the most valuable
Possibly James Last. If you check in Wikipedia, his discography is well over 200 different albums.
Eminem with 15.67 million downloads
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