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Records & Achievements
- At 65,8 million pure sales, Thriller is the best selling album ever.
- At 33,6 million pure sales, Bad is the #2 top selling male studio album ever, top 10 album studio albums and top 10 album artist albums.
- At 29,55 million pure sales, Dangerous is the #3 top selling male studio album ever, top 20 album studio albums and top 20 album artist albums.
- Off The Wall and HIStory are among the top 100 best selling albums ever.
- At 182,6 million, Michael Jackson sold more studio albums than anyone else.
- In pure sales, Off The Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous and HIStory are respectively #2, #1, #1, #2 and #3 among the top sellers of their year of release.
- At 30,4 million, Thriller is the best selling album ever in the US.
- Thriller is the best selling international studio album ever in Canada, the UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium.
- Thriller is the best selling English-speaking Brazil, Mexico and Argentina.
- At 5,29 million and 5,12 million, Thriller and Dangerous are the top 2 best selling international artist albums ever in Asia.
- At 19,34 million and 15,14 million, Thriller and Bad are the top 2 best selling studio albums ever in Europe.
- At 116,7 million CSPC sales, Thriller is the most successful album ever.
- At 62,9 million CSPC sales, Bad is the third most successful album ever.
- At 45,4 million CSPC sales, Dangerous is among the top 20 most successful albums ever.
- At 16 million, Thriller generated more physical singles sales than any other non-Soundtrack album.
- At 13,2 million, Bad is top 5 among the albums that generated the most physical singles sales among non-Soundtrack album.
- Michael Jackson is the only artist ever with 4 albums which achieved 10 million sales with their physical singles.
- At 40,5 million, Thriller generated more compilation sales than any other album.
- At 28 million, Thriller generated more digital singles sales than any other catalog album.
- At over 2 billion, Thriller is the catalog album with the most YouTube views ever. Songs from Bad and HIStory are over 1 billion.
- At 12,3 million, This Is It is the greatest selling music video ever.
- At 11 years and 155 days, Michael Jackson is the youngest artist ever to top the Hot 100 while leading the Jackson 5 on I Want You Back.
- You Are Not Alone was the first #1 debut ever of the Billboard Hot 100.
- At 5, Michael Jackson has the longest streak of US #1 hits ever for a male artist.
- At 5, Bad has the most US #1 hits ever from an album.
- At 7, Thriller has the most US Top 10 hits ever from an album.
- At 7, Bad and Dangerous shared the record for the most UK Top 10 hits ever from an album until 2012.
- At 7, Dangerous has the most French Top 10 hits ever from an album.
- At 7 weeks, Michael Jackson has the most consecutive weeks topping the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously for a male artist.
- At 37 weeks, Thriller is the longest lasting #1 solo artist album ever in the US.
- In July 2009, Number Ones was the first catalog album ever to top the US Comprehensive Album Chart. The Essential and Thriller were #2 and #3.
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