Michael Jackson Thriller

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Text on Button Michael Jackson THRILLER
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Photograph of Michael Jackson with white text and line on black background.

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The world of music would forever change and Michael Jackson would secure his place in history when he released his sixth studio album, Thriller, in 1982. Every single on the album made it to the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 with two songs reaching number one status. Perhaps the most remembered song on the album, Thriller, is known for its music video featuring Michael performing dance moves among a group of zombies.

As of 2017, the album has been certified platinum 33 times, making it the top certified album in the United States. The album has sold over 105 million albums around the globe, making it also one of the best selling records in the world.

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Caulfield, K. (2017, February 16). Michael Jackson's 'Thriller': Still highest certified album in U.S. history. Billboard. https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7693419/michael-jackson-thrilleā€¦

Mcphate, T. (2019, September 10). For the record: Michael Jackson's "Thriller". GRAMMY. https://www.grammy.com/grammys/news/michael-jacksons-thriller-record-1

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