December 1, 1982

December1Today in 1982, Michael Jackson’s Thriller was released.

Various sources have estimated that the album sold somewhere between 65 million and 110 million copies across the globe, including more than two million copies in Canada, making it the biggest-selling LP in history.

Of the album’s nine songs, Jackson wrote four. Three of those four – ‘Billie Jean’, ‘Beat It’, and ‘This Girl is Mine’, which is a duet with Paul McCartney – went on to become million-selling singles.

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