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Michael Jackson released ‘Thriller’

November 30, 2019

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

In just over a year, Thriller became the world’s best-selling album, having sold an estimated 66 million copies.

The album sold one million copies worldwide per week at its peak.

Horror movie legend Vincent Price was only paid $1000 for voicing the iconic intro to “Thriller”.

His sisters Janet and LaToya sang backing vocals on “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing).” They were the only Jacksons to appear on the entire album.

Thriller spent 122 weeks on the Billboard 200.

Seven singles were released from the album, all of which reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.


November 30, 2019