Yesterday, Today, & FOREVER The King of Pop

Grammys x 8: Michael Jackson’s Thriller

Today In Entertainment History February 28, 1984

Michael Jackson won a record eight Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for his "Thriller" album.

The original album, holds the Guinness World Records
title for best-selling album of all time. It has been certified 29x Multi-platinum by the RIAA,
featured seven top 10 hits, spent 37 weeks at the top of the charts and sold  more than 104 million copies worldwide and counting…

Besides all that, Thriller had significant cultural influence. Michael broke unspoken racial barriers between
pop, rock and dance music. He made music almost everyone could love.

not often that the whole world listens to the same
music, and there’s great power in that.  You can’t
have it unless just about every constituency is represented.  That feat is probably one Michael’s greatest triumphs.


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