Michael Jackson Catalogue Nabs 24 New RIAA Plaques Ahead Of 60th Birthday Milestone

Published: Thursday 23rd Aug 2018 by Sam

Michael Jackson may no longer here in the physical, but his music continues to moonwalk to new achievements year in and year out.

And now, as what would have been the King Of Pop’s 60th birthday draws near, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) have announced that 21 songs and 3 albums from the regal royal have received plaques.

More on MJ’s mega-achievements below…

In a testament to the enduring interest in Jackson’s extensive catalogue, some of his classic LP’s have been awarded multi-Platinum status, while specific songs are gifted Gold for the first time.

The new song awards, specifically,  mean that Jackson now has 40 million cumulative digital singles certifications in the US. 

Speaking on the honor, Mitch Glazier, RIAA President said:

“These new awards highlight the enduring legacy of Michael Jackson. Michael’s music continues to be a dominant cultural force today.  That’s a testament to his iconic music and to the team that astutely protects his legacy.  As we celebrate 60 years of Gold and Platinum Awards this year, we are proud to recognize once again one of the program’s signature artists.” 

John Branca and John McClain, the co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson, added:

“Michael’s music and spirit has proved exciting and relevant to each succeeding generation, and that is borne out by these tremendous numbers and the kinds of artists who gravitate to and are inspired by his music.

Check out the new album certifications:

  • Dangerous 8x multi-Platinum
  • History: Past, Present & Future Book 1 8x multi-Platinum
  • The Essential Michael Jackson 4x multi-Platinum

New song certifications:

  • Thriller 6x multi-Platinum
  • Billie Jean 5x multi-Platinum
  • Beat It 4x multi-Platinum
  • Man In The Mirror 3x multi-Platinum
  • Smooth Criminal 2x multi-Platinum
  • Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough 3x multi-Platinum
  • The Way You Make Me Feel 2x multi-Platinum
  • P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) 2x multi-Platinum
  • Black Or White 2x multi-Platinum
  • Rock With You 2x multi-Platinum
  • Bad Platinum
  • Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ Platinum
  • Dirty Diana Platinum
  • Human Nature Platinum
  • Remember The Time Platinum
  • They Don’t Care About Us Gold
  • You Rock My World Gold
  • Will You Be There Platinum
  • Hold My Hand Gold
  • Earth Song Gold
  • Off The Wall Platinum

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  1. Ricko August 23, 2018

    King of pop

  2. DC3 FOREVER August 23, 2018


  3. pat August 23, 2018

    slay KANG!

  4. Lmfao_Hoe August 23, 2018

    From Heaven the King is still remaining victorious

  5. SMH August 23, 2018

    The King, always and forever. Your streaming-dependent faves will never.

  6. ??? August 23, 2018

    lmaooo reports like this is what always make me laugh out loud whenever one of the roaches calls camel’s wife “the next MJ”, bishhh where??? lmfaooooo

    • I said what I said August 23, 2018

      I’m not even a Beyoncé fan like that, but girl shouldn’t you be streaming/ and or buying Queen so you can try saving it continuous embarrassment on the charts??? ??‍♂️. Bey obviously has your lame a$$ shooked, and you’re the o

      • I said what I said August 23, 2018

        Only roach on here…lmaoooo at that h0£!

  7. Caleb August 23, 2018

    I wish RIAA would do this for all artists, especially Janet.

    • Keith August 23, 2018

      Me too!

    • DanYiel Iman August 23, 2018

      Janet isn’t that great vocally but sure…

  8. Keith August 23, 2018

    Congratulations to the Jackson estate and nice news for the MJ legacy…

  9. olusheyi banjo August 23, 2018

    He was and still is the greatest entertainer ever. Michael FOREVER

  10. thanosoftitans August 23, 2018

    <3 MJ forever! The one and only true king of pop.

  11. DanYiel Iman August 23, 2018

    Wow that’s awesome ?? for him!!!
    Surely his family is basking in all his glories!!

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