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    Default Re: Thriller has been certified 33x platnium.

    Great news.

    What is Dangerous certified? - Hopefully Dangerous will one day also have Diamond status.

    Someone wrote that MJ was only 1.5 million albums sold from being the 6th most selling act in the U.S. - When has OTW, Dangerous, HIStory, BOTDF and Invincible last been updated and given official certifications? - Maybe if the updated them all he would be #6 ??

    Also - Xscape sold OK in the US didn't it? - Has it been certified? - How much has it sold so far?

    If/when an all new MJ album is released - if it's good and get promoted and has some videos it could sell 1 million in the US I guess. - Maybe more if the songs are good and the promo is great.
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    Default Re: Thriller has been certified 33x platnium.

    Thriller is an awesome album

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    Default Re: Thriller has been certified 33x platnium.

    Quote Originally Posted by redfrog View Post
    Off the Wall should be even ahead of both Bad and Thriller. It's the best album ever made and unlike
    Thriller and Bad it's 100% flawless. Any data on where Off the Wall stands now?

    How on earth did Thriller go from 30x platinum to 33x platinum within a little more than one year?
    The equivalent of 3 million copies sold? It must be streaming, not the physical copies.


    I thought it went from 32 million to 33 million in one year?

    Are you sure your facts are correct on that one?

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    Default Re: Thriller has been certified 33x platnium.

    Can't wait for the day Dangerous is going to be ranked as Platinum.

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    Default Re: Thriller has been certified 33x platnium.

    Quote Originally Posted by SmoothMJ View Post
    I thought it went from 32 million to 33 million in one year?

    Are you sure your facts are correct on that one?
    I see now, the reports about 30 million were before streaming was included.

    December 16, 2015 | Gold & Platinum
    Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' First Ever 30X Multi-Platinum RIAA Certification
    https://www.riaa.com/michael-jackson...certification/

    Feb 1, 2016
    Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Hits 32 Million As RIAA Adds Streaming To Gold And Platinum Certs
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/melindan.../#244a2dfd90d3

    So 1 million+ per year. Still a lot.

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    Default Re: Thriller has been certified 33x platnium.

    2X plat was added to Thriller for streaming and now another Plat addition is likely a mix of tracked sales and streams.

    MJD's estimates for Thriller should have it around 33X Plat on pure shipments alone but I'll take what we can get.

    Dangerous is 7X Plat, it got overcertified in 2000 but has since caught up following Michael's death. I don't think its close to 8X but club sales are hard to track. HIStory is ready to move up a Plat level, so is Essential MJ and Number Ones will soon be ready to move 2X Plat levels. XSCAPE is Gold and won't reach Plat anytime soon unless they overship like with the Michael album (they've both sold about the same in the US). Off The Wall is anyone's guess - its sales are really badly tracked. Wouldn't be surprised if it was ready to move up but sales aren't well followed.

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    Default Re: Thriller has been certified 33x platnium.

    LOL, Wesley Snipes tweeted about it.

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    Default Re: Thriller has been certified 33x platnium.

    Quote Originally Posted by SmoothMJ View Post
    I thought it went from 32 million to 33 million in one year?

    Are you sure your facts are correct on that one?
    No, he left out one step - when in February 2016 Thriller was certified 32 Platinum due to RIAA's change of rules, ie. that they started to include streaming as well.

    https://www.riaa.com/riaa-debuts-album-award-streams/

    Since streaming is probably more significant now for any artist than physical sales it only makes sense.

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    Default Re: Thriller has been certified 33x platnium.

    - Dangerous was last certified in May 2000 for 7X Platinum. I'm pretty sure 17 years later, it is now eligible for 8X Platinum.
    - Off The Wall was last certified in August 2009 for 8X platinum. I'm sure with the Off The Wall reissue last year and its good sales subsequently, it should be eligible for 9X Platinum soon. With the new rules counting streams, it will hopefully also reach the Diamond status in the next 4-5 years.
    - HIStory was last certified for 7X Platinum in October 1999 for sales of 3.5 million as it's a double disc album. I'm sure it has sold another 0.5 million since so it should be eligible for 8X Platinum.
    - Numbers One has been 4X Platinum since May 2013 but is eligible for 5X Platinum as it has sold over 5 million in the US.
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    Default Re: Thriller has been certified 33x platnium.

    Another certification for Michael

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    Gold Certification (Single) 17 February 2017
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    Default Re: Thriller has been certified 33x platnium.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Criminal View Post
    Another certification for Michael

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    400,000 units for those who are wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doggone View Post
    Can't wait for the day Dangerous is going to be ranked as Platinum.
    Is it there yet and just hasn't been officially certified or is it not there yet?

    Edit:Nvm read a few comments in here and my question has been answered.
    Last edited by Pink Diamond Princess; 18-02-2017 at 04:34 PM.

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    Default Re: Thriller has been certified 33x platnium.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Criminal View Post
    Another certification for Michael

    BPI:
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    Gold Certification (Single) 17 February 2017
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    All he does is win win win no matter what!
    Got certifications on his mind he can't ever get enough!







    Sorry, but I just had to do it.

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    Default Re: Thriller has been certified 33x platnium.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Criminal View Post
    Another certification for Michael

    BPI:
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    See that's the thing. If only one of Michael Jackson's biggest songs (of which there are many) in only ONE market has sold almost half a million then his singles tally should significantly add to Michael's overall sales. I really do think those are downplayed.

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    Default Re: Thriller has been certified 33x platnium.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisC View Post
    See that's the thing. If only one of Michael Jackson's biggest songs (of which there are many) in only ONE market has sold almost half a million then his singles tally should significantly add to Michael's overall sales. I really do think those are downplayed.
    His singles are definitely missing a lot of certifications especially in the US. Also I find it surprising that the only MJ song that crossed the million mark in the UK is not Billie Jean, not Beat It, not Thriller, not Man In The Mirror, not Black or White but Earth Song.

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