Global response to the release of Thriller 25, the newly expanded deluxe 25th anniversary edition of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, the world’s top-selling album of all-time, reached a fever pitch across the world today, as first-week sales numbers poured in. The Thriller 25th Anniversary release is America’s #2 Top-Selling Album this week, more than a quarter century after the album’s original release. Already shaping up as one of the hottest albums of 2008, Thriller 25 has rocketed into the Top 5 (or better) in a variety of territories across the planet following its worldwide release.
Outside of the US, the new edition of Michael Jackson’s classic collection has hit #1 in France; #1 in Belgium; #2 in Germany; #2 in Australia; #2 in the Netherlands; #2 in Norway (Thriller’s highest position ever in that country); #2 in Sweden; #2 in Switzerland; #3 in the UK; #3 in Denmark; #3 in New Zealand; #4 in Spain; #5 in Austria; #5 in Ireland; #6 in the Czech Republic; and #6 in Italy.
Thanks to all of you, the fans, for your support of Michael, and of this very special release.