THRILLER by MICHAEL JACKSON sales and awards

According to Guinness World Records [11 May 2017], THRILLER by MICHAEL JACKSON has sold 66,000,000 copies worldwide. The album sold best in United States (34,000,000 copies), United Kingdom (4,500,000 copies) and Canada (2,750,000 copies).

THRILLER certifications and sales

Country / region Sales Certification / source Certification date / sales as of
Argentina 600,000 1x Diamond + 1x Gold
Argentina
Sales: 600,000
Certification / note: 1x Diamond + 1x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of:
Australia 1,150,000 16x Platinum / The Sydney Morning Herald 2013
Australia
Sales: 1,150,000
Certification / note: 16x Platinum / The Sydney Morning Herald
Certification Date / sales as of: 2013
Austria 400,000 8x Platinum 18 July, 2008
Austria
Sales: 400,000
Certification / note: 8x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 18 July, 2008
Belgium 315,000 Billboard / 1x Gold Issue 20.01.1996
Belgium
Sales: 315,000
Certification / note: Billboard / 1x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of: Issue 20.01.1996
Brazil 430,000 1x Gold 2008
Brazil
Sales: 430,000
Certification / note: 1x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of: 2008
Canada 2,750,000 2x Diamond + 1x Gold 1984
Canada
Sales: 2,750,000
Certification / note: 2x Diamond + 1x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of: 1984
Denmark 240,000 6x Platinum + 3x Platinum 2008 / 19 January, 2021
Denmark
Sales: 240,000
Certification / note: 6x Platinum + 3x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 2008 / 19 January, 2021
Finland 119,061 IFPI Finland
Finland
Sales: 119,061
Certification / note: IFPI Finland
Certification Date / sales as of:
France 1,800,000 1x Diamond 1988
France
Sales: 1,800,000
Certification / note: 1x Diamond
Certification Date / sales as of: 1988
Germany 1,500,000 3x Platinum 1995
Germany
Sales: 1,500,000
Certification / note: 3x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 1995
Grecce 30,000 1x Platinum
Grecce
Sales: 30,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of:
Hong Kong 20,000 1x Platinum
Hong Kong
Sales: 20,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of:
Hungary 6,000 1x Platinum 2010
Hungary
Sales: 6,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 2010
Israel 80,000 2x Platinum
Israel
Sales: 80,000
Certification / note: 2x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of:
Italy 850,000 3x Platinum (Sales since 2009) / La Stampa 2020
Italy
Sales: 850,000
Certification / note: 3x Platinum (Sales since 2009) / La Stampa
Certification Date / sales as of: 2020
Japan 2,500,000 1x Gold March 1994
Japan
Sales: 2,500,000
Certification / note: 1x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of: March 1994
Korea 3,624 RIAK / Gaon charts
Korea
Sales: 3,624
Certification / note: RIAK / Gaon charts
Certification Date / sales as of:
Latvia 136,000 17x Platinum 2001
Latvia
Sales: 136,000
Certification / note: 17x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 2001
Mexico 1,720,000 1x Diamond + 2x Platinum + 1x Gold & 1x Platinum + 1x Gold 10 August, 2009
Mexico
Sales: 1,720,000
Certification / note: 1x Diamond + 2x Platinum + 1x Gold & 1x Platinum + 1x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of: 10 August, 2009
Netherlands 830,000 8x Platinum + 1x Gold 1996 / 2010
Netherlands
Sales: 830,000
Certification / note: 8x Platinum + 1x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of: 1996 / 2010
New Zeland 180,000 12x Platinum
New Zeland
Sales: 180,000
Certification / note: 12x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of:
Norway 92,500 Year-end list 1983/1984
Norway
Sales: 92,500
Certification / note: Year-end list
Certification Date / sales as of: 1983/1984
Poland 20,000 1x Platinum 2008
Poland
Sales: 20,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 2008
Portugal 60,000 1x Platinum 1984
Portugal
Sales: 60,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 1984
South Africa 50,000 1x Platinum
South Africa
Sales: 50,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of:
Spain 100,000 1x Platinum 2009
Spain
Sales: 100,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 2009
Sweden 420,000 4x Platinum + 1x Gold 19 June, 2008
Sweden
Sales: 420,000
Certification / note: 4x Platinum + 1x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of: 19 June, 2008
Switzerland 315,000 6x Platinum + 1x Gold 1995
Switzerland
Sales: 315,000
Certification / note: 6x Platinum + 1x Gold
Certification Date / sales as of: 1995
United Kingdom 4,500,000 15x Platinum 26 November, 2021
United Kingdom
Sales: 4,500,000
Certification / note: 15x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 26 November, 2021
United States 34,000,000 34x Platinum August 20, 2021
United States
Sales: 34,000,000
Certification / note: 34x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: August 20, 2021
Yugoslavia 112,504 Yugopapir 1984
Yugoslavia
Sales: 112,504
Certification / note: Yugopapir
Certification Date / sales as of: 1984
Europe (IFPI) 1,000,000 1x Platinum 2009
Europe (IFPI)
Sales: 1,000,000
Certification / note: 1x Platinum
Certification Date / sales as of: 2009
Worldwide sales 66,000,000 Guinness World Records [11 May 2017]
Total
Sales: 66,000,000
Source: Guinness World Records [11 May 2017]