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    Exclamation Thriller has been certified 33x platnium.

    Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Extends Reign as Highest Certified Album in U.S. History
    2/16/2017 by Keith Caulfield



    Kevin Mazur, Doug Morris, Rob Stringer, John Branca, L.A. Reid, Richard Storey and Karen Langford.

    The seminal 1982 album passes the 33-times platinum mark.

    Michael Jackson’s blockbuster album Thriller just keeps on getting bigger. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has certified the set at 33-times platinum in the U.S., extending Thriller’s record as the highest certified album in history.

    That means Thriller -- released in 1982 -- has earned 33 million equivalent album units in the U.S. That sum blends traditional album sales (one album sale equals one unit), tracks sold from an album (10 tracks sold equals one unit) and on-demand audio and/or video streams (1,500 streams equals one unit).

    A plaque commemorating the milestone was presented at the home of Epic Records chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid over Grammy weekend, where Sony Music CEO Doug Morris, Columbia Records chairman and incoming Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer, Sony president, commercial group Richard Storey, attorneys Karen Langford and John Branca toasted the certification.

    The RIAA revamped its Gold & Platinum Awards Program on Feb. 1, 2016, growing from a pure album sales certification process to one that includes tracks and streams. That same day, Thriller’s certification was raised from 30 million to 32 million.

    Thriller continues to maintain its place as the highest-certified album ever, ahead of Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975, with 29 million. (It was last certified on Jan. 30, 2006.)

    Thriller was released through Sony Music Entertainment’s Epic Records and spent 37 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The mega-successful set was the first to generate a record seven top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including two No. 1s: “Billie Jean” (No. 1 for seven weeks) and “Beat It” (No. 1 for three weeks). In 2015, Thriller was named the biggest album of all time by a male artist on the Billboard 200 chart, and the No. 3 title overall.

    Simultaneous with Thriller’s raised certification, its follow-up, Bad, climbs to 10-times platinum (the RIAA’s Diamond award). Jackson is one of just 22 acts with more than one Diamond-certified album.

    Representatives for Sony and Jackson’s estate say that Thriller has sold 105 million copies globally.

    Here's a link to the article:
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/ne...ertified-album

    This is just wow.
    Michael is truly the King.
    This album was released DECADES ago, is ALREADY the BEST selling album of all time, but is STILL getting
    To celebrate here's an obligatory MJ King pic.

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    BOOOM!

    Michael slayed in life, and is now slaying in the afterlife. All bow down to the King of pop, rock, and soul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink Diamond Princess View Post
    Here's a link to the article:
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/ne...ertified-album

    This is just wow.
    Michael is truly the King.
    This album was released DECADES ago, is ALREADY the BEST selling album of all time, but is STILL getting
    To celebrate here's an obligatory MJ King pic.

    Image where these albums would be had the media and the parasites not destroyed him.
    They were really afraid that MJ would become the best selling artist of all time ahead of Elvis and the Beatles.
    They didn't want that and it's obvious why.

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    Default Re: Thriller has been certified 33x platnium.

    Y'all just ignore that spelling error in the thread title.
    It legit autocorrected to platnium, and I only noticed it after I posted the thread.
    Maybe a mod can fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink Diamond Princess View Post
    Representatives for Sony and Jackson’s estate say that Thriller has sold 105 million copies globally.
    Awesome news, although I'm certain, soon enough someone comes out with lower numbers

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    Default Re: Thriller has been certified 33x platnium.

    And Bad finally also reached Diamond (10x Platinum) status.


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    So happy to hear that Bad has finally achieved the Diamond status. Now time to update Essential, Numbers One, HIStory and many of his singles.

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    This leaves Michael 1.5M in certs from becoming the 6th best-selling albums act in the US ever.

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    Go Michael, go Michael, go..
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    Michael Jackson ‏@michaeljackson
    ‘Bad’ is now the second Michael Jackson album to reach RIAA-certified diamond status.

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    I guess that RIAA has stopped sticking vinyl albums in ever increasing numbers to the award. These should be easier to fix to the wall I wonder who designed the 'Thriller 33 x award?
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    I love that this happened during black history month. :3

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    Default Re: Thriller has been certified 33x platnium.

    double post

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    Quote Originally Posted by myosotis View Post
    I guess that RIAA has stopped sticking vinyl albums in ever increasing numbers to the award. These should be easier to fix to the wall I wonder who designed the 'Thriller 33 x award?
    I miss that, though. That plaque Quincy has in his living room is really beautiful.

    What is Off the Wall's last certification?

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    Quote Originally Posted by respect77 View Post
    And Bad finally also reached Diamond (10x Platinum) status.

    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.


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