The music of Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson ranks 17th on the Recording Industry Association of America's list of all-time best selling artists, having sold 61.5 million certified units. Within a few hours of the news of Mr. Jackson's death, his 1982 album Thriller was the No. 1 album on iTunes.

NO. 1 THE BILLBOARD 200 ALBUMS:

- Thriller, 1983

- Bad, 1987

- Dangerous, 1991

- HISstory: Past, Present and Future, Book 1, 1995

NO. 1 BILLBOARD POP SINGLES/BILLBOARD HOT 100:

- Ben, 1972

- Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, 1979

- Rock With You, 1980

- Beat It, 1983

- Billie Jean, 1983

- Say Say Say (with Paul McCartney), 1983

- Bad, 1987

- I Just Can't Stop Loving You, 1987

- The Way You Make Me Feel, 1987

- Dirty Diana, 1988

- Man in the Mirror, 1988

- Black or White, 1991

- You Are Not Alone, 1995

PLATINUM ALBUMS:

(Certification in parentheses)

- Off the Wall (1979)

- Thriller (1983)

- Bad (1987)

- Dangerous (1992)

- HISstory: Past, Present and Future, Book 1 (1995)

- Blood on the Dance Floor: HISstory in the Mix (2000)

- Invincible (2001)

- Number Ones (2004)

PLATINUM SINGLES:

(Certification in parentheses)

- Rock With You (1989)

- Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (1989)

- Beat It (1989)

- Billie Jean (1989)

- Thriller (1989)

- Black or White (1992)

- Say Say Say (with Paul McCartney) (1992)

- You Are Not Alone (1995)

- Scream (with Janet Jackson) (1995)

- I Want You Back (The Jackson Five) (1997)

Sources: allmusic.com; riaa.com


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