Michael Jackson will forever be known as The King of Pop especially with the recent achievement of his legendary album Thriller. According to Billboard, Jackson’s Thriller LP is the first album ever in history to go 30 times platinum in the U.S. The album which spent 37 weeks at No. 1 between 1982 and 1983, has sold over 100 million copies worldwide, totaling $1 billion in sales under his belt.
‘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,” RIAA chairman and CEO Cary Sherman said. “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.’