Michael Jackson’s music continues to be climbing the charts years later. His critically acclaimed album Thriller made its return to the Billboard high 10 earlier this week. The primary time Thriller was within the high ten was in June 30, 1984 — touchdown within the quantity eight spot.
Michael Jackson’s second solo studio album went on to spend 37 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Following Thriller’s 40th-anniversary reissue, launched on Nov. 18, the album catapulted from No. 115 to No. 7 on the Billboard charts. It additionally earned Jackson 12 Grammy nominations and eight wins in 1984, together with Album of the 12 months.
Final month, Jackson’s property partnered with Sony Music Leisure to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of Thriller with an official documentary.
The documentary’s director, Nelson George, launched an announcement concerning the extremely anticipated doc. “The discharge of Thriller redefined Michael Jackson, taking him from teen star to grownup celebrity, who composed memorable songs, sang superbly and reached the best stage of on-stage efficiency. The album, and the brief movies they impressed, created a brand new template for marrying music and picture. It’s been a privilege to discover this extraordinary album and revisit its magic.”
No phrase on the title of the documentary. Sources say the movie is ready to incorporate never-before-seen footage and archival interviews centered on how Thriller cemented MJ as a worldwide music tremendous star. Michael’s property additionally spoke overtly concerning the Thriller doc. “Michael opened and explored emotional depths and pushed the boundaries of sonic innovation on Thriller,” co-executors of MJ’s property shared.
Within the course of, he breached damaging limitations within the music trade and actually united the world by way of his music: there isn’t a spot on this planet that hasn’t been exhilarated by the music of Michael Jackson. This documentary’s exploration of Michael’s course of and influence is revelatory.”