Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cutural figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers in the history of music.
Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
Thriller is the sixth studi album by Michael Jackson, released on November 30, 1982 by Epic Records. Reunited with Off the Wall producer Quincy Jones, Jackson was inspired to create an album where "every song was a killer".
Recording for the album took place from April to November 1982 at Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles, with a production budget of $750,000.
Thriller became Jackson's first number one album on the Billboard 200. It produced seven singles: "The Girl is Mine", "Billie Jean", "Beat It", "Wanna Be Startin’ Somthin ", "Human Nature", "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)", and "Thriller". All the singles reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, setting the record for the most top 10 singles from an album, with "Beat It" and "Billie Jean" reaching number one on the chart.
Thriller remains the best-selling album of all time, with sales of 66 million copies worldwide. It is the second best-selling album in United States and was the first to reach 30×Platinum or 3× Diamond. As of February 2017, it has sold 33 million certified album-equivalent units in the US.
According to RIAA and en.wikipedia