The Number Ones album climbs 44 places to 43rd in just a few hours. The Essential Michael Jackson jumped to 79, while HIStory: Past, Present and Future Book 1 is a place behind at 80. His studio albums, Bad and Thriller have burst into the top 200.
— Michael Jackson (@michaeljackson) April 10, 2014
Today in Black History:
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.
It’s 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.