Thursday, May 23, 2024

Michael Jackson’s Thriller Album Jumps into the Top 10 on Billboard, Other Charts with 40th Anniversary Edition


Michael Jackson is back!

The 40th anniversary edition of “Thriller” has hit the top 10 on Billboard, hitsdailydouble, and iTunes.

Total albums sold or streamed through last Thursday were 37,000. There will be more this week. The 40th anniversary collection includes extra tracks, unheard demos, and that sort of thing. It’s also been remastered so the sound is topnotch.

The new success is a vindication for MIchael after years and years of being dragged. It also shows that great music is timeless.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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