Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Becomes 1st Album in History To Be Certified 30 Times Platinum
Today, the RIAA has announced that Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ has become the first album in the history of music to be certified 30 times platinum in the U.S. In other words sell 30 million copies.
The King of Pop also remains the best selling artist of all time with over 100 million sales for Thriller song and 1 billion total sales.
RIAA chairman and CEO Cary Sherman said in a statement:
“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.”