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Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Extends Reign as Highest Certified Album in U.S. History

February 16, 2017 • By

Doug Morris, Rob Stringer, John Branca, L.A. Reid, Richard Storey and Karen Langford.

The seminal 1982 album passes the 33-times platinum mark.

Michael Jackson’s blockbuster album Thriller just keeps on getting bigger. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has certified the set at 33-times platinum in the U.S., extending Thriller’s record as the highest certified album in history.

That means Thriller — released in 1982 — has earned 33 million equivalent album units in the U.S. That sum blends traditional album sales (one album sale equals one unit), tracks sold from an album (10 tracks sold equals one unit) and on-demand audio and/or video streams (1,500 streams equals one unit). read more

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“Number Ones” certified gold in Italy

October 18, 2016 • By

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The FIMI Certification for 2016 has just arrived and surprisingly Michael Jackson best of “Number Ones” hit GOLD in the Italian version of RIAA.

Well, it is not a surprise to us fans as Michael Jackson’s music is clearly timeless and popular. Not a surprise that he is the King of Pop or should we say Re del Pop!

Anyway, another massive congratulation to Michael Jackson to have another certification 13 years after the release of this album!

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SOURCE: FIMI

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UK’s 60 biggest Selling albums of all time revealed

July 5, 2016 • By

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And of course Michael Jackson is in the top 10! Not once but twice!

To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the Official Albums Chart has today revealed the UK’s top 60 biggest selling albums of all time.

The upper reaches of the chart feature few surprises, with Queen’s Greatest Hits (6.1 million album sales) taking the No. 1 spot and ABBA’s Gold Greatest Hits (5.2 million sales) coming in at No. 2. Following in third place is The Beatles classic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (5.1 million sales) , while Adele’s 21 (4.9 million sales) comes in at No.4. Oasis’ (What’s The Story?) Morning Glory (4.7 million sales) completes the top five. read more

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Jason Derulo performed a tribute to Michael Jackson

July 1, 2016 • By

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Jason Derulo performed a tribute to Michael Jackson on the series premiere of “Greatest Hits” on Thursday. Watch below!

The new ABC series, hosted by Arsenio Hall and Kelsea Ballerini, will air over six weeks this summer. Each episode is designed to focus around the “greatest hits” of a given time period. For the first episode, that was 1980 to 1985.

In celebration of those years, Kenny Loggins performed “Footloose,” while Rick Springfield did “Jessie’s Girl.” Ray Parker, Jr. had an entertaining performance of the Ghostbusters theme, and Kool & the Gang had the crowd going with “Celebration.” Pitbull also teamed up with REO Speedwagon for “Messin’ Around.” read more

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Miguel Pays Homage to Michael Jackson at 2016 Grammys With ‘She’s Out of My Life’

February 16, 2016 • By
Miguel performs "She's Out of My Life" as a tribute to Michael Jackson at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Miguel performs “She’s Out of My Life” as a tribute to Michael Jackson at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

With Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall getting the reissue treatment this year, Miguel took the stage at the 2016 Grammys to perform “She’s Out of My Life,” a classic ballad that peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Miguel was joined by a special accompanist for the performance: Greg Phillinganes, who was the song’s original keyboardist. While Miguel crooned, video of MJ singing the song played behind him.

Noting that it has been 35 years since Jackson won his first Grammy, Miguel also pointed out that Spike Lee — who previously directed a documentary about Jackson’s seminal Bad album — was releasing an Off the Wall documentary this year. read more