A re-worked version of Michael Jackson’s landmark album Thriller is set for release to celebrate 25 years since the original landmark record.
The new disc features collaborations with Will I am, Kanye West, Akon and Fergie.
“It’s hard to believe that 25 year ago, Quincy and I embarked on an album named Thriller. To be able to say that it’s still the biggest selling album of all time is just mind-blowing,” said Jackson of the anniversary.
Originally released in the US on November 30, 1982 by Epic Records, Thriller, Michael Jackson’s sixth solo album and second with producer Quincy Jones, rocketed the former child-star lead singer for the Jackson 5 to superstardom.
Introducing the “robot” and the “moonwalk”, Jackson revolutionised mainstream pop culture – from radio airwaves to the newly emerging art form of music videos –
becoming the world’s most popular entertainer in the process.
The original Thriller spent 80 consecutive weeks in the American Top 10, 37 of those at Number 1. Seven of the album’s original nine tracks became Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, while Individual singles from Thriller reached Number 1 chart positions in the US and around the world.
Thriller has been certified 27x platinum by the RIAA, giving it Double Diamond Award status in the US. In 1985, the Guinness Book of Records named Thriller the Best Selling Album of All Time.