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Michael Jackson: 'Thriller' Reaches Billboard Chart Milestone
As the saying goes, classic never goes out of style. In the case of Michael Jackson's Thriller, it never goes off the charts either.
Billboard has reported that the King of Pop's timeless LP has notched its 300th week on the Billboard 200, marking the 16th album to attain the feat. Thriller originally bowed on the chart at No. 11 in December 1982, rising to No. 1 in February 1983. It then proceeded on an unprecedented 37 weeks in the top spot.
Though Thriller is Jackson's longest-charting album by a mile, it still has a way to go to catch the album with the most weeks on the Billboard 200: Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon, which has been on the chart for the dark side of an eternity at 931 weeks. Both albums have been inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame.
On the strength of Thriller and hits such as "Billie Jean," "Beat It" and the title track, Jackson cleaned up at the 26th GRAMMY Awards in 1984. The King of Pop won eight awards, including Album and Record Of The Year.