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    ‘Thriller’ Becomes First Album to Sell 30 Million US Copies

    He’s still knocking them off their feet. Plenty of records go platinum, but the RIAA says Michael Jackson’s classic has reached uncharted territory as the first ever to net 30 million sales in America. The 1982 album — which has sold 100 million worldwide — went platinum in just two months, and by 1984 had reached the 20 million milestone. Thriller took another 30 years to hit the platinum-times-30 mark, prompting Epic Records’ CEO to proclaim that Jackson “will forever remain … the King of Pop.”

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