Michael Jackson is really the greatest of all time…all time.
As of yesterday, MJ set a brand new record with his Thriller album. Since its release in 1982, Michael Jackson’s Thriller has sold 100 million copies worldwide and 30 million copies in the U.S. alone.
A statement released by RIAA’s CEO Cary Sherman announced that Michael Jackson is the first artist to ever achieve 30-time multiplatinum status.
“RIAA has awarded Gold & Platinum records on behalf of the music business for nearly 60 years, but this is the first time an artist has crossed the 30X multi-Platinum plateau. We are honored to celebrate the unique status of Thriller in Gold & Platinum history. What an exceptional achievement and testament to Thriller’s enduring spot in our hearts and musical history.”
Check out more facts about Thriller in the short below, courtesy of Boom 94.5 DFW.
SOURCE: Billboard | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty