Yesterday, Today, & FOREVER The King of Pop

RIAA GOLD & PLATINUM List: Thriller on Top!

Michael Jackson’s legendary album Thriller (Epic/Legacy, 1982) has long been the number one album in the rest of the world.  Since the RIAA’s last re-certification, it climbed to 29x Platinum in America, to top the list of highest certified albums in RIAA Gold & Platinum history. 
This extraordinary achievement by the King of Pop is a testament to his
enduring legacy and the unequivocal imprint he has made on the world of
music.
 

Michael Jackson is also RIAA’s number one male solo artist of the decade.

ALL Time Top Albums in America


Level Title Artist Label
29 THRILLER JACKSON, MICHAEL EPIC/LEGACY
29 EAGLES/THEIR GREATEST HITS 1971 – 1975 EAGLES ELEKTRA
23 LED ZEPPELIN IV LED ZEPPELIN ATLANTIC
23 THE WALL PINK FLOYD COLUMBIA
22 BACK IN BLACK AC/DC EPIC
21 DOUBLE LIVE BROOKS, GARTH CAPITOL NASHVILLE
21 GREATEST HITS VOLUME I & VOLUME II JOEL, BILLY COLUMBIA
20 COME ON OVER TWAIN, SHANIA MERCURY NASHVILLE
19 THE BEATLES BEATLES, THE APPLE
19 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC WARNER BROS.
18 APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION GUNS ‘N ROSES GEFFEN
17 BOSTON BOSTON EPIC
17 THE BODYGUARD (SOUNDTRACK) HOUSTON, WHITNEY ARISTA
17 NO FENCES BROOKS, GARTH CAPITOL
16 THE BEATLES 1967 – 1970 BEATLES, THE APPLE
16 HOTEL CALIFORNIA EAGLES ASYLUM
16 JAGGED LITTLE PILL MORISSETTE, ALANIS MAVERICK
16 GREATEST HITS JOHN, ELTON MCA
16 CRACKED REAR VIEW HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH ATLANTIC
16 PHYSICAL GRAFFITI LED ZEPPELIN SWAN SONG
15 THE BEATLES 1962 – 1966 BEATLES, THE APPLE

RIAA Top Albums

Top Artist Tallies

Billboard’s 2009 Year End Charts / Worldwide Best Selling Albums

The King of Pop dominates the U.S. Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard as well as UK charts

The King of Pop Breaks 2009 Chart Record with 5 Weeks at NUMBER ONE

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