Final numbers for Thriller25 show the album selling over 160,000 copies its first week of release. This sets Thriller as the #1 album on the Billboard Catalog charts.
Here’s as snippet from the writeup of this weeks charts:
Considering its status as a catalog release, the new 25th anniversary reissue of Michael Jackson’s "Thriller" (Epic/Legacy) was ineligible to chart on The Billboard 200 this week. But it does bow at No. 1 on the Top Pop Catalog Albums tally after selling 166,000.
The project includes reworked "Thriller" tracks by Akon, Kanye West, Fergie and will.i.am.
For a reference, the #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart this week by Jack Johnson only sold about 180,000 copies in the same period.