The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner. With five number one singles, six Grammys, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits (1971â1975) and Hotel California, ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the U.S. according to the Recording Industry Association of America. Hotel California is ranked 37th in Rolling Stone''s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and the band was ranked #75 on the magazine''s 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. They also have the best-selling album in the U.S. with Their Greatest Hits (1971â1975), which sold approximately 42 million copies worldwide. They have sold over 120 million albums worldwide and 100 million in the U.S. alone. They are the fifth-highest-selling music act in U.S. history and the highest-selling American band in U.S. history. No other American band sold more than the Eagles during the 1970s.