Michael Jackson's Thriller Hits New Milestone

Michael Jackson's Thriller has reached a new sales milestone in the U.S. The RIAA announced that the late singer's 1982 album has become the first album to receive 30x platinum status after selling 30 millions copies in the U.S..

The blockbuster album, which spent 37 weeks at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 Album chart, has also sold over 100 million copies across the globe since its release over three decades ago.

LA Reid, the current head of Epic Records, which released Thriller, had this to say about this latest achievement: "Thriller was groundbreaking and electrifying...it was perfection. I am extremely proud that Michael is the heart and soul of Epic Records and he will forever remain the one-and-only King of Pop."

RIAA Chairman and CEO Cary Sherman had the following to say in the announcement: "We are honored to celebrate the unique status of Thriller in Gold & Platinum history. What an exceptional achievement and testament to Thriller's enduring spot in our hearts and musical history."

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