Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” will be 40 years old! The details of the special edition

On November 30, 1982, under the Epic Records label and produced by the great Quincy Jones, a album For the history.

“thriller”, of the deceased Michael Jacksonis already a music classic and in a few months it will be 40 years since it was released!

To celebrate this milestone, the artist’s marketing team announced a special edition anniversary of two discs of the album by the end of the year and is available for pre-order.

On the official Twitter account @michaeljackson the official cover of the anniversary edition of the album.

For fans who want to be the first to reserve, it must be done through the official site Shop Michael Jackson and access to the music platforms Amazon Music and Mofi.

How much?

The albumthriller 40TH anniversary” on CD costs $13.98 dollars with the nine songs and as a bonus includes a second CD with unreleased material that will be revealed later, in specific details of the era thriller and demonstrations.

The publication invites you to experience the world’s best-selling album with over 100 million in sales.

This record work went down in history as the first album to be certified triple Diamond by the RIAA.

The album original content on Disc I features seven Billboard Top 10 hits as “Billie Jean”, “Beat It” and “Thriller”, songs that helped Michael win a record eight Grammy Awards in one night.

As if this were not enough, “thriller” it stayed 37 weeks in the first place. The entire production was ‘stuck’, as they say in good Dominican.

Other hits are: The girl is mine, Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’, PYT and Human Nature.

in numbers

  • Eight Grammy awards in one night was the feat of album.

  • The “Beat it” singer had 14 #1 singles on Billboard’s Hot 100.

  • The video clip from “Billie Jean” became the first video by a black artist to be broadcast on MTV.

  • It is the only record production in history that began and ended the year as number one on Billboard.

  • The new generation: Michael Jackson has more than 28,732.787 million monthly listeners on the streaming music platform Spotify.

the music video


Thanks to video clipthriller”, the longest and most innovative audiovisual of the time, opened the era of videos with choreography. Experts point out that with Michael Jackson it started “The era of the video clip”.

Music producer Quincy Jones, in the documentary “Quincy”, Netflix (2018), said the following:

“At the time we were shooting the video clip for Thriller I said to Michael: ‘It’s going to be the most revolutionary video in the history of videos.’ The Thriller single was the world’s first 14-minute music video. like a feature film premiere. Michael splashed the world both visually and musically”quincy jonesMusic producer

The Quincy-Michael duo was magical. The “King of Pop” recorded with him “Off the Wall” (1979), “thriller” (1982) and “Bad” (1987).

Without a doubt, time has passed. In 40 years, many lived through Michael’s era, others were barely born and the following generations fed on what the artist built in pop culture.

Biographical data

Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana, United States. His siblings are Rebbie, La Toya, Janet, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Randy, and Marlon, whose twin, Brandon, died shortly after birth.

In 1964 he joined the band “The Jackson Brothers” later called “The Jackson 5”. He started singing with the brothers at the age of five.

In his last stage, far from number 1 on the charts, he was accused of sexual abuse. In the documentary “Leaving Neverland”, directors Wade Robson and James Safechuck detail what they consider to be years of child sexual abuse by the singer at the Neverland ranch, a home he bought and defined as “a dream come true”.

After this, the Jackson family sued the producers and HBO.

Michael passed away on June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The cause was cardiorespiratory arrest due to acute intoxication of propofol and benzodiazepinepainkillers that he consumed to be able to sleep.

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Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” will be 40 years old! The details of the special edition