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.
Twenty-five years after its initial release, Thriller25 is on the charts again in the UK.
According to Radio 1’s Official Chart Show,
The "MyNetworkTV" network aired its Michael Jackson edition of their Celebrity Expose series Feb 11. The verdict: pretty good but with a few ridiculous moments.
There is already early word from SonyBMG that Thriller25 is over-performing in sales; a contention shored-up by fans posting on Jackson-related sites all over the internet about having trouble finding a store where the special edition isn’t already sold out.
If you look to the right, you’ll notice underneath ThrillerCast, another episode has been posted!
For this episode, legendary rap icon DMC talks about being inspired by Thriller. He says people may have expected Jackson’s music to be stuck in an adolescence phase.
After what felt like 12 hours of watching the 50th Grammys celebrations, Usher and Quincy Jones walked out on stage and… and… presented an award. That’s it. No Michael Jackson and no Thriller celebration.
Something should have told me to move on, early, after not hearing one thing about Jackson or any type of a 25th anniversary tribute on the night of the show. Nor was there any mention during the voiceovers before each commercial break.
Michael Jackson’s back. Thriller,” the world’s top-selling album, which vaulted Jackson to superstar status 25 years ago, is about to be reissued as Thriller 25. The release is being supported with a flood of singles, a 40-episode “ThrillerCast” podcast, the Super Bowl launch of the “Thrillicious” Sobe Life Water ad campaign and the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to Jackson at the NRJ Music Awards at Cannes among other events.