Don't diss Michael Jackson. He made Thriller , bitch!!!

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Get the knowledge and show some RESPECT!!!
You should feel hella honored that you witnessed the time when he was ALIVE!


MICHAEL JACKSON
W A S, I S a n d W I L L A L W A Y S B E t h e
T H R I L L E R
Everyone knows that.



This article lists only some of the sales and chart records and achievements
(also excluding Asian countries like Japan)

US chart records and achievements

* Jackson's Thriller remained at number one for thirty-seven weeks, the longest-ever stay by a non-soundtrack album and second only to West Side Story.
* Thriller spent a record 80 consecutive weeks, more than a year and a half, in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. It was the first of only three albums that have remained in the Top 10 for more than a year (along with Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill and Celine Dion's Falling into You).
* Thriller is the only album in the United States to have sold more copies than any other in two separate years, topping the sales charts in 1983 and 1984.
* Four of Jackson's albums, Bad, Dangerous, HIStory, and Invincible, debuted at number one in the United States.
* Jackson was the first artist to have four Top 10 singles from one album (Off the Wall).
* Jackson was the first artist to have seven Top 10 singles from one album (Thriller), a feat matched only by his sister Janet and Bruce Springsteen.
* Jackson is the only artist to have five number one hits from one LP, Bad ("Bad", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Man in the Mirror", "I Just Can't Stop Loving You", and "Dirty Diana").
* Jackson was the first artist to simultaneously have the number one album and number one single on Billboard's Pop Charts and Black Charts.
* Jackson had nine number one singles in the 1980s, more than any other artist during the decade.
* Following changes in Billboard's methodology, Jackson became the first artist to have a song debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 ("You Are Not Alone").
* Jackson's album Bad remained in the top five of the Billboard 200 for 38 weeks, longer than any other album to date.
* Jackson had 29 top ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100, tying with The Beatles (29), and trailing Elvis Presley (36) and Madonna (37).
* Jackson has had 13 #1 singles on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart, trailing only The Beatles (20), Mariah Carey (18) and Elvis Presley (18 or 17, depending on source). This total does not include "We Are the World", co-written by Jackson and credited to USA for Africa, or the four #1 singles by The Jackson 5.

UK chart records and achievements

* With 11.5 million sales, Michael Jackson is one of only eight musical acts that have sold more than 10 million singles in Britain.
* Jackson had the most Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart in one year, 19 in 2006.
* Jackson had 40 Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart.
* Jackson's Thriller and Bad are the 8th- and 9th-highest-selling albums in UK history. Besides Jackson, only Queen, with the 1st- and 7th-best-selling albums, has multiple entries in the top twenty.
* Jackson had 13 songs in the UK top 40 and 5 albums (including the #1 seller) in the UK top 10 on 5 July 2009.
*Jackson had seven number one hits on the UK Singles Charts.

French chart records and achievements

* Invincible, released in 2001, had the highest first week of sales for a foreign album in France, selling 166,000 copies.
* Jackson had four diamond albums in France. They are Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, and HIStory.
* Jackson had 22 top ten hits on the French Top 100 Singles charts.
* Jackson had 36 top 40 hits on the Top 100 Singles charts.
*Jackson had seven number one hits on the Top 100 Singles charts.

German chart records and achievements

* Jackson had five albums in Germany that reached platinum status: Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, HIStory, and Invincible.
* Jackson had 16 top ten hits on the German Top 100 singles charts.
* Jackson had 29 top 40 hits on the Top 100 singles charts.
*Jackson had two number one hits on the Top 100 singles charts.

Spanish chart records and achievements

* Jackson had 35 top 20 hits on the Top 20 Singles charts.
* Jackson had 29 top ten hits on the Top 20 Singles charts.
*Jackson had 21 number one hits on the Top 20 Singles charts.

Canadian chart records and achievements

* Jackson had four number one albums in Canada: Thriller, Bad, HIStory and Number Ones.
* Jackson had three singles that earned at least one platinum certification in Canada: "Billie Jean," "Beat It," and "Say Say Say."
* Jackson had 29 top 20 hits on the Top 50 Singles charts.
* Jackson had 20 top ten hits on the Top 50 Singles charts.
*Jackson had five number one hits on the Top 50 Singles charts.

Australian chart records and achievements

* Jackson had eight albums in Australia that earned platinum or multi-platinum certifications: Off the Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, HIStory, Invincible, Number Ones, and The Essential Michael Jackson.
* Jackson had 27 top 20 hits on the Top 100 Singles charts.
* Jackson had 20 top ten hits on the Top 100 Singles charts.
* Jackson had four number one hits on the Top 100 Singles charts.

Norwegian chart records and achievements

* Jackson had three singles that earned a gold certification in Norway: "Earth Song," "They Don't Care About Us," and "You Rock My World."
* Jackson had 21 top ten hits on the Top 20 Singles charts.
* Jackson had four number one hits on the Top 20 Singles charts.

Irish chart records and achievements

* Jackson had 70 chart entries on the Top 100 Singles charts.
* Jackson had ten number one hits on the Top 100 Singles charts.

Other records and achievements

* Jackson has been credited with supporting more charities than any other artist - 39 charitable organizations, either with monetary donations through sponsorships of their projects or participation in their activities.
* David O. Selznick's 1940 Best Film Oscar for Gone with the Wind (USA, 1939) was bought by Jackson for $1,542,000 on June 12, 1999, at Sotheby's, New York City. The Academy Awards no longer permits such sales, all but ensuring that it will remain the most expensive Oscar.
* Jackson holds the record for the most expensive music video ("Scream" in 1995 with sister Janet Jackson). The clip reportedly cost over US$7 million.
* On November 14, 1991, Michael Jackson’s music video, Black or White was broadcast simultaneously in 27 countries with an estimated audience of 500 million people. It is the largest audience ever to view a music video.
* In March 1991, Jackson signed a new record-breaking US$890 million contract by Sony. It is still the largest recording contract of all time.
* In 1986 Jackson signed a $15 million deal with Pepsi, at the time the largest ever promotional endorsement.
* Jackson has 9 platinum singles, the second most by any male artist in the U.S. (second only to Elvis).
* Jackson has 13 # 1 singles in United States, making him the second most by a male solo artist, second only to Elvis.
* Jackson has the two best-selling VHS music videos ever released: "Moonwalker" (1988), and "The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller" (1984).
* Jackson jointly holds the record for most Grammy Awards won in a single year. He won eight awards at the 1984 ceremony. This was equaled by Carlos Santana in 2001.
* Jackson jointly holds the record for most American Music Awards won in a single year, winning eight awards at the 1984 ceremony. This was equaled by Whitney Houston in 1994.
* Jackson has won the most World Music Awards by a male artist,15.
* Jackson has won the most World Music Awards in a single year, 5 in 1996 (tying Whitney Houston's 1994 total).
* Jackson has won the most Billboard awards by a male artist,26.
* Jackson won the most Billboard awards in one year, 13 in 1983.
* Named "Best Selling Male Artist of the Millennium" at the World Music Awards ceremony in 2000.
* Named "Artist Of The Century" at the American Music Awards ceremony in 2002.
* Named "Most Successful Entertainer Of All Time" by the Guinness World Records in 2006.
* Awarded "Chopard Diamond award" at the World Music Awards in 2006, with record sales of over 750 million records.
* Jackson's "Bad World Tour" (1987–1989) was the highest-grossing tour ever at the time, with over $125 million earned. This record was later broken by the "Dangerous World Tour" (1992-1993) and later broken again by the "HIStory World Tour" (1996-1997), which is still the biggest tour ever in terms of international attendance (4.4 million tickets outside of USA).
* Michael Jackson is the only foreign artist to have sold more than 1,500,000 units in Turkey. Bad is the best-selling foreign album in Turkey with the sales of 560,000 units.
* Jackson's album "Thriller" (1982) is the best selling album of all time with more than 110 million copies. The album currently holds the record for being the first and only album in the United States to top the sales charts for two separate years. Being the best selling album in 1983 and 1984.
* Jackson's album "Bad" (1987) at one point for a few years was the second biggest selling album of all time, with 28 million sold at the time and over 33 million sold to date. But that has since then been surpassed.
* Jackson's album "Dangerous" (1991) is the biggest selling New Jack Swing album of all time with over 30 million copies sold worldwide. And for a period in time it was close to being the third best selling album of all time.
* 700,000 tickets were sold in about four hours for the cancelled "This Is It" concert series in 2009.
* At one stage, Michael Jackson was one of the wealthiest entertainers in the world, with a fortune of more than $750 million.
* Jackson has been given 197 recognized awards, which was promoted as being the most for an artist.
* Following his death, Jackson became the first artist to sell 2 million+ downloads in a week.

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  • WitchUp

    YESSSSS

    29 Aug 2014 Reply
  • GodLord0

    this group is dead

    3 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Homebody911

    I love the name that choose for the group=)

    8 May 2010 Reply
  • mjrules85

    haha i love the captions.

    25 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Skipbeatskipper

    You don't get it....no one blames you for not liking his music - tastes differ. Gotta respect that....but I definitely WOULD blame you for not paying respect to his achievments! This group is not just about the album 'Thriller'...this group makes clear that it's awfully ignorant to say that Michael was average 'cuz he definitely wasn't! He defined an ERA of music! He was the FIRST black singer whose MV was shown on MTV! He opened the gates for so many people! And he worked hard on it!! I just want the people to show some f'ing RESPECT! Respect at least! There are too many ignorant trolls out there!

    17 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Skipbeatskipper

    amen!

    19 Jan 2010 Reply
  • PsychoButcher

    You Hate Michael ? You Hate Me

    10 Jan 2010 Reply
  • DutchmanD

    Dude, the group name says it all! Give some respect for the greatest artist ever to have walked on this planet! SHAMONAH, peace!

    25 Dec 2009 Reply
  • TheTeaClub

    I've noticed that Michael Jackson is undeniably respected as dancer and entertainer, but the what about as a SINGER? The man's voice was INCREDIBLE. He had it all; tone, character, phenomenal range... Amazing.

    2 Dec 2009 Reply
  • aaronluis26

    Haha, love the name of this group! xD

    3 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Skipbeatskipper

    So why you left? xD

    30 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Katisdope

    FIXED (:

    30 Oct 2009 Reply
  • vns_mainata

    I miss so much! :(

    29 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Skipbeatskipper

    No you're absolutely right! He's untouchable! He's an epic and everlasting number one! No one can reach him!

    29 Oct 2009 Reply
  • lolzunicorn

    Yes, finally a fix!! ;) He's not one to be messed with. No one can even compete when trying to reach his level. All arguments are invalid (I told my mom that about something else and she thought it was the funniest thing in the world -_-)

    29 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Skipbeatskipper

    Yes of course - I added a note which says that the list is not including the Asian countries.

    29 Oct 2009 Reply
  • iriihutoR48

    He sell many album in japan too.

    28 Oct 2009 Reply