Michael Jackson extends his reign as the best-selling R&B/pop artists of all time. Thirty-five years after its release, Jackson’s sixth studio album Thriller is still making headlines. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Thriller has become the first album in RIAA Gold & Platinum Program history to be certified 33X Multi-Platinum for U.S. sales!
Jackson’s masterpiece, produced by Quincy Jones and Jackson himself, won 8 Grammys — more than any album ever! The album also spent nearly 2.5 years on the Billboard album chart and holds a modern day record of 37 weeks at No. 1.
Worldwide, Thriller went to No. 1 in almost every country in the world, including the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Australia, Denmark, Belgium, South Africa, Spain, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada and apartheid South Africa.
Thriller has sold over 105 million copies worldwide.
Thriller – #1 selling album in the world and the only album to surpass triple diamond status now has RIAA-certification of 33X platinum. pic.twitter.com/9ozSisRs7Z
— Michael Jackson (@michaeljackson) February 16, 2017