Michael Jackson has hand signed this copy of the gatefold sleeve LP “Thriller” on the front cover in black ink. Strong clear signature and comes complete with our market leading unconditional 90 day money back guarantee and lifetime COA.
Thriller was released on November 30, 1982, and sold one million copies worldwide per week at its peak. Seven singles were released from the album. “The Girl Is Mine” was followed by the hit single “Billie Jean”, which made Thriller a chart-topper. Success continued with the single “Beat It”, which featured guitarists Eddie Van Halen and Steve Lukather.
The title track “Thriller” was released as a single and also became a hit internationally. The album won Jackson a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards in 1984, including Album of the Year. That same year, Jackson won eightAmerican Music Awards, the Special Award of Merit and three MTV Video Music Awards. Thriller was recognized as the world’s best-selling album on February 7, 1984, when it was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records. It is one of only three albums to remain in the top ten of the Billboard 200 for a full year, and spent 37 weeks at number one out of the 80 consecutive weeks it was in the top ten.
The album was also the first of three to have seven Billboard Hot 100 top ten singles, and was the only album to be the best-seller of two years (1983–1984) in the US. On August 21, 2009 Thriller was certified 29x Multi-Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, for shipments of at least 29 million copies in the US. The album topped the charts in many countries, sold 4.2 million copies in the UK, 2.5 million in Japan and went 15× Platinum in Australia.
Still popular today, Thriller sells an estimated 130,000 copies in the US per year; it reached number two in the US Catalog charts in February 2003 and number 39 in the UK in March 2007.As of 2010, the album is estimated as having sold approximately 65–110 million copies worldwide.