( 4UMF NEWS ) Michael Jackson’s Thriller Becomes Certified 30 Times Platinum:
Sadly,, Michael Jackson is no longer with us but he lives on through his music. And people are definitely still buying his music. The King of Pop solidifies his spot as the best-selling artist of all time because the RIAA has just announced that his album Thriller has become the first in history of music to be certified 30 times platinum in the U.S.
RIAA chairman and CEO Cary Sherman said in a statement:
“RIAA has awarded Gold & Platinum records on behalf of the music business for nearly 60 years, but this is the first time an artist has crossed the 30X multi-Platinum plateau. We are honored to celebrate the unique status of Thriller in Gold & Platinum history. What an exceptional achievement and testament to Thriller’s enduring spot in our hearts and musical history.”