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November 30, 2021

Thriller is the sixth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on November 30, 1982 by Epic Records.

Thriller became Jackson’s first number one album… and stayed at number one for a record 37 weeks, from February 26, 1983 to April 14, 1984.

Thriller set the record for the most top 10 singles from an album (“The Girl Is Mine”, “Billie Jean”, “Beat It”, “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ ”, “Human Nature”, “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)”, and “Thriller”), with two of them (“Beat It” and “Billie Jean”) reaching number one.

Thriller remains the best-selling album of all time, with sales of 66 million copies worldwide.

It is the second-best-selling album in the United States and was certified 33× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2017.

It won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards at the 1984 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, while “Beat It” won Record of the Year.

Jackson also won a record-breaking eight American Music Awards at the 1984 American Music Awards.

The album is often credited by critics and publications as one of the greatest albums of all time.

It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry of “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant recordings”, and the “Thriller” music video was inducted into the National Film Preservation Board’s National Film Registry of “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films”.



November 30, 2021
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