History: Making the Thriller Album

History: Making the Thriller Album

The making of Michael Jackson Thriller album, the highest selling album of all time.

Thriller is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Michael Jackson. It was released on November 30, 1982, by Epic Records as the follow-up to Jackson’s critically and commercially successful 1979 album Off the WallThriller explores similar genres to those of Off the Wall, including pop, R&B, rock and post-disco music.[1][2]

Recording sessions took place between April and November 1982 at Westlake Recording Studiosin Los Angeles, California, with a production budget of $750,000, assisted by producer Quincy Jones. Seven singles were released from the album. Jackson wrote four of Thriller‘s nine tracks. “Baby Be Mine” and “The Lady in My Life” were the only tracks that were not released as singles. In just over a year, Thriller became—and currently remains—the best-selling album of all time, with sales estimated by various sources as somewhere between 65 and 110 million copies worldwide,[3]and is also tied for the best-selling album in the United States.[4] Seven of the album’s nine songs were released as singles, and all reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards at the 1984 Grammys.

 

Added on: October 17th, 2011

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