Best-selling album
Michael Jackson
66,000,000 unit(s) sold
Not Applicable ()

First released in November 1982, Thriller by Michael Jackson (USA, 1958–2009) is the world’s best-selling album. Sales figures vary, but Thriller has exceeded the 66 million mark as interest in the entertainer’s back catalogue remains strong following his death.

Thriller has been certified 29 times platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), a figure matched by the Eagles’ (USA) Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975). The two titles, therefore, share the record for the best-selling album in the USA.

Additionally, Thriller won Jackson eight Grammy awards at the 1984 ceremony, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Beat It”. It was the most Grammy awards won by an artist in a single night.