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Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Becomes First Ever 30X Multi-Platinum Album

It’s a legendary day for the King of Pop! Michael Jackson’sThriller’ has just been announced as the first album in history to be 30x Multi-Platinum.

Incredible, but are we surprised? While this is the first time in history that an album has crossed the 30X multi-Platinum plateau, Michael Jackson’s masterpiece has charmed our pants off for ages. It was the first album in history to spend each of its first 80 weeks in the album chart’s Top 10 and went to #1 worldwide in almost every country in the world.

The music on ‘Thriller' is so dynamic and timeless that it’s basically defined any definition of rock, pop, or soul and has continued to inspire artists today.

Over the span of his career, Michael Jackson has sold over a billion records worldwide and has become one of only a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

“He had a kid's heart but a mind of a genius. He wanted to do everything, and he was capable. You can only do so much in a lifetime," Berry Gordy once said in an interview with Forbes.  

But what about beyond a lifetime? Alas, it’s time to bust out one or more bottles of champagne in honor of Michael Jackson. Let’s take tonight to celebrate the during legacy of the King of Pop and the forever classic, ‘Thriller.’

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