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The Jacksons The Jacksons. Whitney Houston Whitney Houston. Like a Virgin Madonna. It was a record for the times, brimming with breathless anticipation and a dread fear of the adult world, a brilliant fantasy that pumped with sexual heat, yet made room for serious reflection".
The album won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards in , including Album of the Year. Jackson won seven of the Grammys for the album, while the eighth Grammy went to Bruce Swedien. Blender described Jackson as the "late 20th century's preeminent pop icon", while The New York Times gave the opinion that he was a "musical phenomenon" and that "in the world of pop music, there is Michael Jackson and there is everybody else".
As a result, Jackson earned record-breaking profits from compact disc sales and from the sale of copies of the documentary, The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller, produced by Jackson and John Landis. Funded by MTV, the film sold over , copies in its first few months.
In a market then driven by singles, Thriller raised the significance of albums, yet its multiple hit singles changed perceived notions as to the number of successful singles that could be taken from an individual album. Randy Taraborrelli explains, "At some point, Thriller stopped selling like a leisure item—like a magazine, a toy, tickets to a hit movie—and started selling like a household staple". The publication described Jackson's influence at that point as, "Star of records, radio, rock video.
A one-man rescue team for the music business. A songwriter who sets the beat for a decade. A dancer with the fanciest feet on the street. A singer who cuts across all boundaries of taste and style and color too". When Thriller and "Billie Jean" were searching to reach their market demographic, MTV and cable TV had a smaller market share than the much larger reach of broadcast television stations in the United States.
From the moment Thriller was released, it set the standard for the music industry: artists, record labels, producers, marketers and even choreographers. The music video was ahead of its time and it is considered a monumental one—not only in Jackson's career, but also in the history of pop music.
Epic Records' approach to creating a song and video that would appeal to the mass market ended up influencing the way that professionals now market and release their songs. His position persuaded MTV to begin airing "Billie Jean" and later "Beat It", along with Prince's "Little Red Corvette" which led to a long partnership and later helped other black music artists to gain mainstream recognition.
They were already pleased with its success, so Jackson convinced MTV to fund the project. For most of us the images define the songs. In fact it could be argued that Michael is the first artist of the MTV age to have an entire album so intimately connected in the public imagination with its imagery". For a black artist in the s to that point, Jackson's success was unprecedented.
According to The Washington Post, Thriller paved the way for other African-American artists to achieve mainstream recognition, such as Prince. He is the hottest single phenomenon since Elvis Presley. He just may be the most popular black singer ever". Today, Thriller is still viewed in a positive light by critics some three decades later. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic gave the album the maximum five stars and wrote that the record had something to interest everyone. He believed it showcased harder funk and hard rock while remaining "undeniably fun".
But especially in the album's seven hit singles out of nine songs , the music stands on its own. Culture critic Nelson George wrote that Jackson "has educated R.
Kelly, Usher, Justin Timberlake and countless others with Thriller as a textbook". Thriller was reissued on October 16, , in an expanded set titled Thriller: Special Edition. The original tracks were remastered and the album included a new booklet and bonus material, including the songs "Someone in the Dark", "Carousel" and Jackson's original "Billie Jean" demo, as well as audio interviews with Jones and Temperton discussing the recording of the album.
Despite numerous retries, the artist never approved any of the mixes. Thriller 25 was a commercial success and did particularly well as a reissue. It peaked at number one in eight countries and Europe.
It peaked at number two in the US, number three in the UK and reached the top 10 in over 30 national charts. It was ineligible for the Billboard chart as a re-release but entered the Pop Catalog Charts at number one where it stayed for ten non-consecutive weeks , with the best sales on that chart since December This brought US sales of the album to , copies, making it the best-selling catalog album of After Jackson's death in June , Thriller set additional records.
It sold more than , copies, placing it at number two on the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart. Songs from Thriller also helped Jackson become the first artist to sell more than one million song downloads in a week. For one week beginning November 20, , Google Play Music offered a free copy of the album to its users in the U. It adds a tenth track to the original, Billie Jean Home Demo from To date, Thriller remains the best-selling album of all time, selling over 65 million copies worldwide.
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Forgot your password? So sorry to see you go!Thriller 25 is the 25th anniversary edition reissue of American singer Michael Jackson's sixth studio album Thriller (). Thriller has sold 66 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling album of all time. Thriller 25 was released by Sony BMG's re-issue division, Legacy inneselcavirdars.vawarcedigirelounutmolesata.co the United Kingdom, the BBFC gave it a '15' certificate because it included the video for "Thriller".