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Michael Jackson‘s Thriller album is still working its magic as the late great, King of Pop has reached a new milestone as of yesterday. His album has officially sold 30 million copies in the United States, making MJ the first artist ever to attain 30-time multiplatinum status according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Overseas, the album has proven to be even more popular, with a total of 100 million copies sold worldwide since its 1982 drop. RIAA’s CEO Cary Sherman had this to say in 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.”