- Michael Jackson
- 67,000,000 unit(s) sold
- Not Applicable ()
Released on 30 November 1982, Thriller by Michael Jackson (USA, 1958-2009) is the world’s best-selling album. Sales figures vary wildly from source to source, but it is estimated that the album – featuring seven US Top 10 singles – has sold in excess of 67 million copies across the globe. On 20 August 2021, Thriller was certified for shipments of 34 million units by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), extending its lead as the best-selling album by a solo artist in Jackson's homeland. Only the Eagles’ 1976 compilation, Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975), has higher certification in the USA (38 million units sold).
Singles from Thriller on the Billboard Hot 100: “The Girl Is Mine” (feat. Paul McCartney, No.2); “Billie Jean” (No.1); “Beat It” (No.1); “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” (No.5); “Human Nature” (No.7); “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” (No.10); “Thriller” (No.4).