Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ returns to ‘Billboard’ 200 top 10

There is a very familiar album in the Billboard 200 Album chart this week. Thanks to the 40th anniversary celebration of Michael Jackson’s classic album Thriller, the album has returned to the top 10. 

The 40th anniversary edition of the record moved 37,000 equivalent album units to leap from #115 to #7 on the chart, with that number consisting of 27,500 in traditional album sales, an increase of 820% from the previous week.

The last time Thriller was in the top 10 was the week of June 30, 1984. In total, it has spent 37 nonconsecutive weeks at #1, which holds the record for the most weeks of any artist. Only the soundtrack to West Side Story has more weeks on top, 54.

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