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Thriller 1st Album EVER Certified by RIAA 30xMulti-plantinum

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Michael Jackson’s Thriller is now the only album in music history to be certified 30X Multi-Platinum in the United States, breaking the album’s own historic record. Thriller has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. The King of Pop also remains the biggest selling artist of all time with over 1 billion records sold globally. Thank you to all of Michael’s fans who have contributed to this milestone. Read the complete announcement:

MICHAEL JACKSON’S THRILLER IS THE FIRST ALBUM CERTIFIED RIAA 30X MULTI-PLATINUM THE KING OF POP MAKES HISTORY (AGAIN)!
THRILLER REMAINS THE BIGGEST ALBUM OF ALL TIME, TOPPING 100 MILLION SALES WORLDWIDE

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the Estate of Michael Jackson, Epic Records and Legacy Recordings announced today that Michael Jackson’s THRILLER is the first album in RIAA Gold & Platinum Program history to be certified 30X Multi-Platinum for U.S. sales, continuing The King of Pop’s…

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Michael Jackson’s Classical Music

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Screen Shot 2015-12-04 at 12.25.39 PMMore details on instrumental album Michael Jackson started before his death, and his love of classical music by Tim Smith

JULY 10, 2009

More details on instrumental album Michael Jackson started before his death, and his love of classical music.

TV and film composer and conductor David Michael Frank may have been one of the last persons to collaborate with Michael Jackson on an artistic project. The pop singer’s untimely death left that project in an uncertain state. Initial reports suggested that Jackson planned to do an album of “classical music” he had written; the pieces were to be orchestrated by Frank. Actually, Frank says, the pieces were closer to film music and would have gone into an all-instrumental album had Jackson lived. The Baltimore-born Frank, interviewed by phone in California, gives an account here of his experience with the King of Pop.

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Four or five months ago, I received…

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