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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 10: Michael Jackson performs on stage during is "HIStory" world tour concert at Ericsson Stadium November 10, 1996 in Auckland, New Zealand.

According to Sony Music and the Estate of Michael Jackson, per Billboard, Thriller 40 will be arriving Nov. 18 and sold in a double-disc format including a copy of the original album and one of the unreleased songs that did not make the final cut for the LP.

The LP is the top-selling album of all time with over 100 million copies sold worldwide. Thriller had seven top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 with two making it to the No. 1 spot: “Beat It” and “Billie Jean.” Thriller went on to win eight Grammys at the 1984 award show including “Record of the Year,” “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance,” and “Album of the Year.” The album also spent over 500 weeks on Billboards’ 200 list, making it only the 12th album to ever do so. The album has since been RIAA-certified at 34-times platinum. Thriller was previously re-released in 2001 and 2008.

This news comes on the heels of Broadway’s MJ The Musical, which recently earned 10 Tony Award nominations.

In the United States, the album is set to be released in an alternate album cover at Target while those shopping at Walmart can purchase a limited commemorative 40th-anniversary slip mat.

The album was previously re-released in 2001 and 2008.


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