Michael Jackson STILL BREAKING RECORDS w/Thriller, Sony Makes BIG Announcement
They don’t call him the ‘King of pop’ for nothing, although ‘the King of MUSIC’ is a more suitable title for Michael Jackson, especially after what Sony Music announced today (2-16-17).
MJ was always a high achiever- of course I’m being sarcastic, ‘high achiever’ is clearly an understatement. Anyways, the point I’m trying to make is that even now, almost eight years after we sadly lost the biggest music icon of all time, he’s still finding ways to break records. Today Sony Music execs announced that MJ has done with his 1982 Thriller album, what NO OTHER music artist of any genre, dead or alive, has ever done- he’s the first artist to ever sell 33 MILLION copies on ONE ALBUM in the United States alone! He’s sold 105 copies of Thriller worldwide.
Via Billboard: That means Thriller…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).
A plaque commemorating the milestone was presented at the home of Epic Records chairman Antonio “L.A.” Reid over Grammy weekend, where Sony Music CEO Doug Morris, Columbia Records chairman and incoming Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer, Sony president, commercial group Richard Story, attorneys Karen Langford and John Branca toasted the certification.
— LA Reid (@LA_Reid) February 16, 2017
In case you’re wondering how the legendary L.A. Reid got thrown into the plaque ceremony shindig, it’s because he’s currently chairman and CEO of Epic Records, a division of Sony Music.
Anywho, we’re giving a big hand clap and an Old School fist bump to the spirit of Michael Jackson for this one! Greatness never dies…
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