Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Turns 30

As fans worldwide celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson's landmark album "Thriller," "Thriller" remains the album by a single artist with the most weeks at No. 1 in the 54-year according to Billboard. 

Only the "West Side Story" soundtrack has reigned longer:
54, "West Side Story," (soundtrack), May 5, 1962
37, "Thriller," Michael Jackson, Feb. 26, 1983
31, "Rumours," Fleetwood Mac, April 2, 1977
31, "South Pacific," (soundtrack), May 19, 1958
31, "Calypso," Harry Belafonte, Sept. 8, 1956

With sales of 29 million, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), "Thriller" ranks as the best-selling studio album in U.S. history.


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