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Michael Jackson’s Best Hits
By Sentinel Staff Report
Published July 2, 2009

Album Sales

Important Note: Thriller is the best selling album of all time; though sales figures for the album vary, the album is cited as selling as many as 109 million copies worldwide.

 (Gotta Be There)
Got To Be There Album cover

1972: Michael Jackson releases his debut album “Got To Be There”. The album peaked at number fourteen on the US pop albums chart and number three on the US R&B album chart when it was released.


Ben Album Cover

Aug 1972: Releases second album ‘Ben’. The title track ‘Ben’ was a million-seller hit single and Jackson’s first US 1.

(Music and Me)

1973: Releases third album ‘Music & Me’.

(Forever Michael)
Forever Michael

1975: Michael Jackson releases fourth album ‘Forever Michael’

(Off the Wall)


1979: Releases ‘Off the Wall’, produced by Quincy Jones, launches him to superstardom.  Off the Wall sells over nineteen million copies worldwide.



1982: Jackson Releases ‘Thriller’ album which sells over fifty million copies worldwide and confirms him as the 80’s king of pop.



1987: Releases the album ‘Bad’ sells over eight million copies.


1991: Releases the album ‘Dangerous’. The record has sold over 32 million copies worldwide, making it a faster selling album than his previous record Bad.



1995: Releases the album ‘HIStory Past, Present, Future Book 1’. HIStory has been cited as the best-selling multiple disc album ever released, with worldwide sales of 20 million.


Blood On The Dance Floor

1997: Releases ‘Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix’. Worldwide sales stand at six million copies, making it the best selling remix album ever released.



2001: Releases the album ‘Invincible’. It is the tenth and final studio album. The album was to be the first release featuring all new tracks since Dangerous in 1991.

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