Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
Thriller 25 First Week Chart Positions!
Worldwide chart positions and official first week sales counts show the newly released Thriller 25th Anniversary Album is going strong.
In Australia, UK, Norway, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, New Zealand, Spain, Austria, Ireland, Italy and Czech Republic, Thriller 25 debuted in the top 3 of each country's album charts. The album reached the number one position in France and Belgium.
In the US, Thriller 25 did not qualify for the Billboard Hot 200, as it is not considered as a new album. However, it debuted at number one on Billboard's Top Pop Catalogue Chart, with sales of over 160,000 copies in the US. It also hit Number 1 on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums.
In addition, Thriller 25 hit the Global Album Chart at Number 1 with estimated worldwide sales of 400,000 worldwide.
February 20th, 2008
New Press Release From Legacy Recordings
Michael Jackson's Thriller 25 - The 25th Anniversary Edition of the World's Top-Selling Album of All Time - Is America's #2 Best-Selling Album This Week!!!
Thriller 25 Rockets to the Top of the Charts... All Over the World!!! Thriller 25 - Already One of 2008's Top-Selling Albums - Enters Billboard Top Pop Catalog Chart At #1, With 10x The Average First Week's Sales of Albums Topping That Chart During The Past 52 Weeks
NEW YORK, Feb. 20 -- Thriller 25 -- the newly-expanded deluxe 25th anniversary edition of Michael Jackson's Thriller, the world's best-selling album of all-time -- 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 the week of February 11.
With first week's sales in the United States totaling 165,805 units, Thriller 25 enters the Billboard Top Pop Catalog chart at #1. (During the past 52 week period, the average first week's sales for an album hitting #1 on the Top Pop Catalog chart has been 16.6 thousand pieces; Thriller 25 entered the chart with 10x that number. Because of a technicality in the rules of Billboard charting, Thriller 25 is ineligible to chart on the Top 200. Based on first week's sales, Thriller 25, if eligible, would have entered the Top 200 at #2, nestled between Jack Johnson at #1 and Amy Winehouse at #3.)
Michael Jackson's iconic music film for "Thriller" is currently the #1 music video download on iTunes.
With more than one million copies of Thriller 25 shipped around the world, and re-orders already flooding in, 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.
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 planet with surprise hit singles, an ongoing 40-episode "ThrillerCast" podcast event, the premiere of the "Thrillicious" Sobe Life Water ad campaign at the Super Bowl, the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to Michael Jackson at the NRJ Music Awards at Cannes and a host of upcoming events and surprises.
In one of the most groundbreaking aspects of the Thriller 25 campaign, fans will soon be able to go online and star in Michael's signature "Thriller" video. Using newly developed technology from innovative media company Big Stage, fans can create photo-realistic 3-D avatars of themselves to be inserted into Michael's role in the classic clip. (Full details TBA.)
The Michael Jackson Thriller 25th anniversary celebration runs throughout 2008 with a multi-faceted global marketing campaign featuring high-profile television, radio and online events around the world and the major re-launch of Michael's official website, http://www.michaeljackson.com/
Originally released in the US on November 30, 1982 by Epic Records, Thriller, Michael Jackson's sixth solo album and second with producer Quincy Jones, first entered the Billboard Top 200 album chart at #11 in December 1982. The original Thriller went on to spend an astounding 80 consecutive weeks in the American Top 10, 37 of those at #1, while making history as the first and only record to be America's top-selling album two years running (1983 and 1984). Thriller has been certified 27x platinum by the RIAA, giving it Double Diamond Award status in the US. In 1985, the Guinness Book of Records named Thriller the Best Selling Album of All Time, an achievement which remains unsurpassed to this day.
February 4th, 2008
Album giveaway and Promotional new from Sony
Sony Music UK have kindly given me 5 copies of the cd/dvd to give away to UK residents. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and 5 lucky winnes will be picked and sent the new cd./dvd free!!!
The cd/dvd is excellently packaged. The cd cover is the same as the original, with Michael in white suit but with a gold lining around the edges. the back cover features a facial picture of Michael from Thriller video and the whole image has a golden glint to it. the cd and dvd discs are gold. An alround must have!
Learn more about the Thriller Era and the turn of events that made Michael a worldwide superstar in the true sense of the word!
01.02.2008 : ODEON to screen exclusive Thriller video
We're delighted to announce that ODEON cinemas are showing the enhanced version of the full length Thriller short film for FREE at selected screens as a major UK first on the Friday and Saturday before release (8th & 9th February) at 11.30pm.
the exclusive screenings will be held at ODEON cinemas in the following places. Tickets are available to pick up on a first-come, first-served basis from the box office of your selected cinema from Wednesday 6th Feb.
Covent Garden - 8th & 9th Feb
Hatfield - 8th & 9th Feb
Kingston - 8th & 9th Feb
Leicester - 8th & 9th Feb
Manchester - 8th & 9th Feb
Southampton - 8th & 9th Feb
Guildford - 9th Feb only
HMV are promoting Thriller 25 at their flagship London store on Oxford St on Monday 11th Feb at 11:00am. There will be 25 MJ impersonators plus loads of activity. It is rumoured that the Thriller LIVE dancers, who have become an instant YouTube hit, might even make an appearance!
Also - Message from SonyBMG
We are also setting up a competition on YouTube with the dancers who did the “Thriller on the Tube” video that’s been going around. We want people to upload their own versions of the Thriller dance for the chance to win exclusive MJ merchandise, the prizes will be good and limited edition!!!