Five one-of-a-kind, incredibly rare Polaroids from the “Thriller” album photoshoot by Dick Zimmerman, and the camera used, are up for auction until December 9th.
Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” short film has become his second to surpass 1 billion views on YouTube, cementing his enduring legacy and appeal across generations.
40 years after release, Michael’s spook song ‘Thriller’ has hit #21 on the Billboard Hot 100, buoyed by Halloween craze with significant streaming and downloads.
“Thriller” hits the top 20 UK singles charts again, its highest since Michael’s passing in 2009, proving its lasting Halloween appeal as royal horror pop legacy.
New York City’s Halloween parade dazzled with a viral “Thriller” dance tribute, mesmerizing over 2 million spectators and capturing lots of attention on social media.
“Thriller 40,” directed by Nelson George, debuts Dec 2nd on Paramount+. Dive into rare footage and interviews from Michael’s iconic album and its lasting impact.
Michael’s Estate’s online store, which offers iconic MJ apparel, has released a new collection called “MJ Volume No. 2,” celebrating Thriller’s 40th anniversary.
A third “Thriller” era Funko Pop! is being released, this time showing Michael Jackson at the 1984 Grammy Awards. It’s part of the exclusive “Diamond” collection.
Two “Thriller” themed Funko Pop! figures are being released. One depicts the album cover, while the other has Michael in his iconic outfit from the short film.
After the success of the “Thriller 40” immersive events in Germany and New York last year, a new immersive event will take place in Vegas for Michael’s birthday.
Funko revealed a new Pop! figure this week at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, depicting Michael from the “Thriller” album cover. It even includes a small tiger.
In an Instagram post, John Branca has confirmed that the “Thriller 40” documentary will be coming out this year, and it was postponed due to technical reasons.
“Sonic Fantasy,” the documentary on recording engineer Bruce Swedien’s impact on the sound of the “Thriller” album, is available to watch online until June 1st.
Michael’s Estate has finally broken a six month silence on what’s happening with the “Thriller 40” documentary, which had an early screening back in November.
During a new interview, Nelson George, who has directed the “Thriller 40” Documentary, made a brief comment on its possible release date being later this year.
The “Thriller” album continues to be a strong seller as we enter 2023, with physical sales so far this year making it the fifth best selling album of the year.
Artist Nate Giorgio has posted online concepts he created to celebrate “Thriller 40” that were commissioned by Sony Music but ultimately never officially used.
The 40th anniversary edition of the “Thriller” album has moved up 9 spots on this weeks Billboard 200. Now sitting at number 28, when it was previously at 37.
“Thriller” remains in the Top 20 this week on the Billboard 200, making its 550th week on the album chart, a testament to the enduring popularity of the album.
The short film for “Thriller” was released today in 1983. The social app Timehop marked it anniversary with a bespoke image of their mascot dancing with Michael.
An early cut of the upcoming “Thriller” documentary has been screened at movie theaters in major cities around the world and included Victory Tour footage in 4K.
“Thriller” was released forty years ago toady. November 30th, 1982. We celebrate the landmark album with our in-depth timeline of events from the “Thriller” era.
Michael’s charted in multiple Billboard lists, including number one on the Catalog Albums chart. He also appears high on the Billboard 200, R&B, Vinyl and Artist.
“Thriller” has entered the top 10 on the Billboard 200 for the first time since 1984, coming in at number seven on this weeks album charts selling 37,000 copies.
A week after the release of “Thriller 40,” the album has cracked the Top 20 in the UK album charts, which gave the iconic album its 260th week on the UK charts.
Sony Music has uploaded new animated official audio videos with swirly neon lights to YouTube for tracks that don’t have a short film from the “Thriller” album.
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of “Thriller,” The Michael Jackson Channel will return to SiriusXM for a limited time on November 23 and include a special.
John Branca has released a video damning ABC TV for cancelling the Michael Jackson tribute that was due to be performed by Chris Brown and Ciara at the AMA’s.
Chris Brown has released a video rehearsal for a “Thriller” tribute he was going to perform at the American Music Awards, before it was cancelled with no reason.
Apple Music has updated the original “Thriller” album cover, as well as the new “Thriller 40” cover to have awesome animations in their app and on their website.
After six months of waiting the day has finally come, “Thriller 40” is in the hands of the fans and general public! Stream the complete album and buy it today!!
The most popular video streaming service in the world now has the most famous and popular music video of all time. “Thriller” is now on YouTube in stunning 4K.
A teaser has been released for an animated lyric video for the song “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’.” The full video will be released on YouTube on Monday at 7am.
The “Thriller” album is now available in Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Lossless audio format on Apple Music. This allows it to sound like it’s coming from different angles.
YouTube, the most popular video streaming service in the world, now has “Beat It” in 4K resolution for the first time. “Thriller” and “Billie Jean” will be next.
In just 24 hours of the 4K versions of “Thriller” and “Beat It” being released on Apple Music, they’ve shot straight to the top of the iTunes Music Video chart.
Apple Music and iTunes now have the 4K versions of “Thriller” and “Beat It” to watch. We’re still waiting for “Billie Jean” and for the videos to be on YouTube.
The thumbnails used on the YouTube videos “Thriller” and “Beat It” seemed to have been updated today to a 4K resolution. “Billie Jean” is yet to be updated.
To celebrate the release of “Thriller 40” next Friday, fans will be putting on live streaming parties of the album via Stationhead. The schedule is posted here.
Coincidently in the run up to the 40th anniversary of “Thriller,” comedy music artist Weird Al Yankovic has released his classic “Eat It” video in 4K on YouTube.
The final bonus track for “Thriller 40” has been announced as “Who Do You Know.” Michael first started working on it in 1980 and again in 1982 for “Thriller.”
Sony Music Germany are promoting the “Thriller 40” Immersive Experience through their social media channels with a video, which runs from November 10th – 13th.
Sony Music Sweden has released a short video promoting “Thriller 40” along with running a competition to attend a special event in Stockholm on November 17th.
With the Thriller Challenge, Zombie flash dances around the world and general ghoulish fun, it’s no surprise Michael has made an appearance in multiple charts.
“Can’t Get Outta The Rain” has been the announced as a track for “Thriller 40.” The song is familiar to fans as it’s been included on multiple releases before.
Promotion for “Thriller 40” has been announced and will includes immersive events, screenings of the new 40th Anniversary Documentary, and parties. Details here.
Michael’s family, lead by Prince, celebrated the 40th anniversary of “Thriller” with a party at the family home in Hayvenhurst, while raising funds for charities.
Promotion for “Thriller 40” began today with a Flash mob in Times Square, New York City. Dancers in fantastic zombie costumes performed “Thriller” for the public.
This morning “Starlight” was announced as the next bonus track for “Thriller 40.” This is the original demo of the hit song “Thriller,” written by Rod Temperton.
A magazine has popped up on the shelves in stores around the US, which is dedicated to Michael’s “Thriller” album, as we gear up to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
The previously released “Carousel,” written by Michael Sembello and Don Freeman, is the latest bonus track to be announced for the upcoming “Thriller 40” album.
The song “Thriller” peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983. Today kicks off the “Thriller Challenge” to get the song to number one this Halloween.
Music Magazine in Japan will honor Michael’s “Thriller” album in their November issue. They’ll study all nine songs, the music video and other works from Michael.
Today the sixth bonus track was announced as “Sunset Driver.” Our understanding is this is the same version that appeared on the 2004 “Ultimate Collection.”
“What A Lovely Way To Go” is the latest bonus track to be announced for “Thriller 40.” It’s the first song that’s totally new and unknown to the fan community.
Music journalist and filmmaker Nelson George is directing a documentary on the making of Michael’s “Thriller” album for its 40th anniversary celebrations.
The latest bonus track to be announced is “Got the Hots,” which has been previously available for fans on the Japanese version of the 2008 “Thriller 25” album.
“The Toy” has been announced as a bonus track on “Thriller 40.” The song evolved into “Best of Joy,” which was released posthumously on the 2010 album “Michael.”
“She’s Trouble,” which has circulated throughout the fan community for decades, has been announced as another bonus track on the forthcoming “Thriller 40” album.
Michael’s Estate, along with Sony, have announced the first bonus tracks for “Thriller 40” will be “Behind the Mask,” a version of which was released in 2010.
The 15 previously released additional tracks for “Thriller 40,” which will only be available on the digital/streaming copies of the album, have been unveiled.
The ten new bonus tracks on “Thriller 40,” which includes rarities and demos, will be announced one at a time from September 5th and the release on November 18th.
Today would have been Michael Jackson’s 64th birthday. Every August 29th and celebrate his life and all he achieved as an artist, entertainer and humanitarian.
On May 16th It was there and then we purchased thriller40.com and started to created a website to honor and celebrate the groundbreaking album.
The German version of Amazon is showing a new slip sleeve cover for the upcoming “Thriller 40th Anniversary” album. It houses the 2CD album with original cover.
There will 40,000 limited editions of “Thriller,” mastered from the original analog masters and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity’s UltraDisc One-Step 180g vinyl.
39 years since the iconic short film, Ola Ray who starred opposite Michael in ‘Thriller,’ has released her first autobiography called ‘The Thrill of it All.’
The uproar over the “Thriller 40” artwork continues to explode. Fans have gone so far to even start a petition and create mockups of what they wish it could be.
“Thriller 40” will be a double album mastered from the original analog master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity’s UltraDisc One-Step 180g on 33RPM vinyl.
The Michael Jackson Estate has released an official press release to address the large backlash from the fan community over the new “Thriller 40” album artwork.
Michael’s Estate has released a line of apparel that include the new “Thriller 40” logo splashed on them. They include t-shirts, hoodies, fleece’s and hats.
Michael’s Estate announced today the double album of “Thriller 40.” The new “Thriller” logo has fans divided and created controversy across the fan community.
Sony Music and the Michael Jackson Estate have announced that they will be releasing a special 40th Anniversary, double-album edition of the 1982 “Thriller” album.
At the Billboard Music Awards, Grammy winning artist Maxwell performed Michael’s beautiful “The Lady In My Life” to celebrate 40 years of the “Thriller” album.
Michael’s Estate has confirmed that tonights Billboard Music Awards will kick off the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of Michael’s 1982 “Thriller” album.