Today The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) declared that Michael Jackson’s album Thriller has become the first album in history to be certified platinum in the U.S.  Michael Jackson is still the best selling artist of all time with over 100 million sales for Thriller globally and has accumulated over 1 billion sales to his name. Thriller was released on November 30 1982, the album held the number 1 spot on the Billboard for 37 weeks and remained on the list for almost 2 & half years.

The CEO and RIAA chairman Cary Sherman released 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.

Source:Hip Hop N More

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