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Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Extends Reign as Highest Certified Album in U.S. History

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Doug Morris, Rob Stringer, John Branca, Richard Story, L.A. Reid and Karen Langford.

 

Michael Jackson’s blockbuster album Thriller just keeps on getting bigger. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has certified the set at 33-times platinum in the U.S., extending Thriller’s record as the highest certified album in history.

 

That means Thriller -- released in 1982 -- has earned 33 million equivalent album units in the U.S. That sum blends traditional album sales (one album sale equals one unit), tracks sold from an album (10 tracks sold equals one unit) and on-demand audio and/or video streams (1,500 streams equals one unit).

 

A plaque commemorating the milestone was presented at the home of Epic Records chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid over Grammy weekend, where Sony Music CEO Doug Morris, Columbia Records chairman and incoming Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer, Sony president, commercial group Richard Story, attorneys Karen Langford and John Branca toasted the certification.

 

The RIAA revamped its Gold & Platinum Awards Program on Feb. 1, 2016, growing from a pure album sales certification process to one that includes tracks and streams. That same day, Thriller’s certification was raised from 30 million to 32 million.

 

Thriller continues to maintain its place as the highest-certified album ever, ahead of Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975, with 29 million

 (It was last certified on Jan. 30, 2006.)

 

Simultaneous with Thriller’s raised certification, its follow-up, Bad, climbs to 10-times platinum (the RIAA’s Diamond award). Jackson is one of just 22 acts with more than one Diamond-certified album.

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Other artists with 2 Diamond albums:

  • Mariah Carey - Music Box and Daydream

  • Britney Spears - Baby One More Time and Oops!... I Did It Again

  • Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP and The Eminem Show

  • Billy Joel - The Stranger and Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II

  • Madonna - Like a Virgin and The Immaculate Collection

  • Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall

  • Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A. and Live/1975–85

  • 2pac - All Eyez On Me and Greatest Hits

  • Dixie Chicks - Wide Open Spaces and Fly

  • Adele - 21 and 25

  • NSYNC - NSYNC and No Strings Attached

  • Backstreet Boys - Backstreet Boys and Millennium

  • Celine Dion - Falling into You and Let's Talk About Love

  • Van Halen - Van Halen and 1984

  • Def Leppard - Pyromania and Hysteria

 

More than 2:

  • Eagles - 3

  • Shania Twain - 3

  • Led Zeppelin - 5

  • The Beatles - 6

  • Garth Brooks - 7

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Cannon

Garth Brooks has 7 diamond albums? How? :rip:

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Planet Mars

Congrats and Whitney Houston also has 2 diamond albums. 'Whitney' should be on its way there as well.

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Planet Mars
Just now, Cannon said:

Garth Brooks has 7 diamond albums? How? :rip:

Double CD's, 5M sales = 10M, he released alot of them in the 90's.

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Timber

Garth :deadbanana2:

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Domination
3 minutes ago, Cannon said:

Garth Brooks has 7 diamond albums? How? :rip:

Icon, that's how.

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Yog
7 minutes ago, Cannon said:

Garth Brooks has 7 diamond albums? How? :rip:

Being extremely local.:rip:

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DivaCup
8 minutes ago, Planet Mars said:

Congrats and Whitney Houston also has 2 diamond albums. 'Whitney' should be on its way there as well.

I copied the list from reddit. the person said:

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If you count The Bodyguard soundtrack then Whitney has 2. If you count The Lion King soundtrack then Elton John has 2 as well. (They should count imo)

 

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Mezter

:clap3: 

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Mezter
1 minute ago, Yog said:

Being extremely local.:rip:

Garth is literally the perfect example of how being local isn't a bad thing as long as you're selling:rip: 

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EnjoyTheSilence

Did Bad really sell 1M copies since 2013 ?

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King Maxx

:clap3: Legend. Icon. King of Pop. Biggest artist of all time.

 

Off the Wall - 8x Platinum

Dangerous - 7x Platinum

HIStory - 7x Platinum

 

Hmm. Wonder if Off the Wall can reach Diamond as well. Probably not for a very long time.

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Yog
4 minutes ago, Mezter said:

Garth is literally the perfect example of how being local isn't a bad thing as long as you're selling:rip: 

Of course there Janet Jackson or early and currently Taylor Swift are good examples of this.:rip:

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Daddy

That list is pretty interesting! 

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Rutherford
17 minutes ago, Planet Mars said:

Double CD's, 5M sales = 10M, he released alot of them in the 90's.

I looked at his discography and only one of the seven Diamond albums was a box set or double-disc LP.

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OffTheWall

Well deserved :clap3:

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Planet Mars
Just now, Rutherford said:

I looked at his discography and only one of the seven Diamond albums was a box set or double-disc LP.

Welp, my bad. Didn't know he was slaying like that. Get it Garth :cm:

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GhostBox

only true iconic legends on that list:cm:

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Sophomore

Both Thriller and Bad are masterpieces 

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drmkng

Britney is a legend :clap3:

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venuss

Lemme stan for  Garth Brooks  asap

 

OT: woo :clap3:

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M-D-N-A

YAASS the good sis Shania Twain and Madonna slaying :alexz:

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blackbeatxx

finally :jonny:

 

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Dessy

Whoa :clap3: 

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Donquizote
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Adele

Britney

Madonna

Celine

Shania

Legends ONLY :sorry: 

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