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    Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ album cover

    Did you know that today is the 30th anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ album?

    ‘Thriller’ arrived in stores on November 30th 1982 and quickly elevated Jackson to legend status. The album generated 2 #1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 – ‘Billie Jean’ and ‘Beat It’ – and held the top spot of the Billboard 200 for record 37 weeks. The only album that remained at the chart summit for a longer period of time was ‘The Westside Story’ soundtrack (54 weeks).

    Additionally, ‘Thriller’ was the best-selling album¬†in the US in both 1983 and 1984. The LP also became the first to generate 7 top 10 hits on the Hot 100 and has thus far been certified 29x platinum by the RIAA, thus far making it the top-performing album in US history alongside the Eagles’ ‘Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975’.

    Jackson took home 7 Grammy Awards for the ‘Thriller’ album in 1984 – her won an eighth trophy for his contributions to the ‘E.T. the Extra¬†Terrestrial’ soundtrack – including Album of the Year. Watch the iconic video for the ‘Thriller’ title track below:

    Now you know!

    • Jess

      I still play this album all the time! Its hard to pick a favorite but Billie Jean, Baby Be Mine and Beat It are probably my favorite

    • Truthteller

      Daaaam Michael. He set the standard that many probably wont ever reach in the music industry.

      • Brenda A.

        I remember an interview when he said something like “Thriller set records no one can’t beat…I can’t even beat it” lol

    • Sarah

      I miss Michael.

    • No video will ever be as great or as impacting as this video. EVER. He worked with John Landis as director, right? I need to Google this. THE GREATEST MUSIC VIDEO EVER. Point, blank, period. LOL

    • MC


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    • WonderLand19

      Glad i’ve got this in my musical collection. Now i need to buy ‘Bad’.

      • MannyMusikLover

        Bad too is one amazing record…just solid..the production was so refined …simply amazing.