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    Arrow Here Are The Updated Sales of Michael's Albums in the United States

    United States Album Sales:

    Off The Wall : 8,800,000

    Thriller : 30,000,000

    Bad : 10,800,000

    Dangerous : 8,500,000

    History : Past, Present & Future Book I° : 4,300,000

    Blood On The Dance Floor : 1,250,000

    Invincible : 2,400,000

    Greatest Hits : History Vol. I° 1,250,000

    Number Ones : 5,000,000

    The Essential : 2,100,000

    This Is It : 2,000,000

    Michael : 600,000

    Immortal : 200,000

    Source: ChartNews

    Thanks for Erika23 for posting the updates on another MJ forum

    As you see two of Michael's albums are certified Diamond (Thriller & Bad). OTW & Dangerous are very close to going diamond also they just needs to sell less than 2 million here in the U.S. to reach the goal

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    Will the RIAA update their stats? Will they issue certifications to the estate?

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    Default Re: Here Are The Updated Sales of Michael's Albums in the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by Memefan View Post
    Will the RIAA update their stats? Will they issue certifications to the estate?
    Does Sony or the Estate have to pay RIAA for an update in Ceritfication though?

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    I dont understand why Sales thriller is so high and the others are not. Surely that fans loved all his albums.

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    Default Re: Here Are The Updated Sales of Michael's Albums in the United States

    So, if the population is around 300,000, every 10th person in the US owns Thriller album.

    not bad, not bad
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    I don't know for sure, but those sales don't seem accurate.
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    The Michael album was certified platinum. That means atleast 1 million copies. These numbers are not official unless RIAA issues the certifications.

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    Are there any official world wide sales?

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    Default Re: Here Are The Updated Sales of Michael's Albums in the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by Karthik View Post
    The Michael album was certified platinum. That means atleast 1 million copies. These numbers are not official unless RIAA issues the certifications.
    You are right.

    600,000 are its Soundscan sales, the album was overshipped.

    Btw you can find an exhaustive explanation of all those figures (Album by Album and Nation by Nation with official sources) in my forum

    http://chartbusters.forumfree.it/?t=60966251

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    So does it mean that Thriller is now 30x Platinum? Or at least should be certified as such. (Officially it's still 29x). Also the certifications for Bad and Dangerous should be updated then. (Officially it's 8x and 7x, I think.) HIStory too. (Officially it's 7x - for double album certifications the sales numbers are doubled, so HIStory should be certified as 8x now, almost 9x).

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    Quote Originally Posted by respect77 View Post
    So does it mean that Thriller is now 30x Platinum? Or at least should be certified as such. (Officially it's still 29x). Also the certifications for Bad and Dangerous should be updated then. (Officially it's 8x and 7x, I think.) HIStory too. (Officially it's 7x - for double album certifications the sales numbers are doubled, so HIStory should be certified as 8x now, almost 9x).
    Yes, exactly.
    Also ESSENTIAL should be 4xPlatinum
    THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION platinum
    GH HIStory is stil Gold, but platinum is overdue

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyworld99 View Post
    Does Sony or the Estate have to pay RIAA for an update in Ceritfication though?

    Yes I believe somebody pays the RIAA to officially audit the new sales totals and to issue the required certifications, that's why many albums (not just MJ's) are under certified.

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    Default Re: Here Are The Updated Sales of Michael's Albums in the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by pierpinto1 View Post
    You are right.

    600,000 are its Soundscan sales, the album was overshipped.

    Btw you can find an exhaustive explanation of all those figures (Album by Album and Nation by Nation with official sources) in my forum

    http://chartbusters.forumfree.it/?t=60966251
    I wasn't able to view that link. But 600000 for Michael is pretty shocking.

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