King of Pop returns

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson returns with the 25th Anniversary Edition of Thriller

Although Michael Jackson has been tinged with negative press over the past couple of years, no one can dispute his musical talent. He is the king of pop after all. Jackson is again in the spotlight for the release of Thriller 25, the anniversary edition, the album that shot him to musical stardom and one that became the world’s best-selling album of all time. Selling more than 100 million copies worldwide, Thriller still reportedly sells about 60,000 copies a year.

In stores today, Thriller 25 will include the original album in its entirety as well as eight bonus tracks plus a DVD featuring Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking short films from the original album, including “Thriller,” “Beat It,” and “Billie Jean” and the artist’s Emmy-nominated breakout performance of “Billie Jean” from the legendary “Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever” television special (first broadcast on NBC on May 16, 1983).

The newly expanded version of Thriller also premieres five remixed tracks including a new Kanye West remix of “Billie Jean,” a new version of “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin,” with Akon and remixes of “The Girl Is Mine” and “P.Y.T” by will.i.am. Originally released 25 years ago early December 1982 by Epic Records, Thriller, Michael Jackson’s sixth solo album and second with producer Quincy Jones, rocketed the former child-star lead singer for the Jackson 5 to international superstardom.

Jackson continues to wow fans new and old with songs from this record. His famous dance moves, the moonwalk and the robot, have influenced today’s young artists including Usher, Justin Timberlake and Chris Brown.

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  1. Nancy • February 12, 2008 @ 6:33 PM

    Release new cd = more $ = diddle more little boys = pay legal fees!!!

  2. Sean Mulcahy • February 12, 2008 @ 7:47 PM

    Exactly, Nancy. You coud not have said it better!

  3. Arnold • February 12, 2008 @ 8:50 PM

    We complain about the Lohans, Hilton’s hourly stays in jail. This creep is the ultimate trajedy of justice. Money shouldn’t have saved his butt from Prison.

    I think if Nancy was running things for six months COnstruction companies would be booming with all the new prisons.

  4. Nancy • February 12, 2008 @ 11:02 PM

    Nah, bullets are cheaper!!! Especially for diddlers!

  5. xray • February 13, 2008 @ 12:02 AM

    nancy for president!!

    butt-boy for jail. he can squeak and squawk all he wants to in there.

  6. Anonymous • February 13, 2008 @ 11:12 AM

    What has he been convicted of again???

  7. Nancy • February 13, 2008 @ 11:17 AM

    Exactly!! $$$$$ keeps him out of jail!!

  8. Nancy • February 13, 2008 @ 7:58 PM

    Beat it! Just beat it!!

  9. tributegirl • February 13, 2008 @ 8:40 PM

    Yeah, I totally agree with what you said (although I do think that last kid was lying through his teeth and I think his mother was coaching him), but I did, and still do love the Thriller album. I just can’t believe it’s 25 years old! Man, am I gettin’ old!

  10. Anonymous • February 13, 2008 @ 8:56 PM

    if he stuck to beating it maybe he wouldn’t have diddled!

    and he should have stopped with the plastic surgery at this stage. he’s just looks creepy now.

  11. tributegirl • February 13, 2008 @ 9:29 PM

    He does, and he’d never get anywhere near my kids, not unless he wanted to get his brains bashed out, but I do like the Thriller album. Hate to admit it, but it’s true.

  12. Disgracedfools • February 13, 2008 @ 10:34 PM

    u guys hate him for things u just heard from T.V MJ rocks and nvr did anythin bad. U guys r just racist he turned from black to white making stupid stories bout him child molesting and dropping his child off a balcony. LONG LIVE MICHAEL JACKSON!!

  13. marc • February 13, 2008 @ 10:46 PM

    you guys are nuts, Michael is not a mad man with children… just troubled. Leave Jackson ALONE! MICHAEL!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Arnold • February 14, 2008 @ 6:56 AM

    Yes Michael is not a mad man. It’s was ok for him to sleep with naked with little boys he admitted to. Yeah he’s completely normal.

    Nancy I’m running out of candles, matches. Please send care package. Also please make sure you have jumper cables to recharge some of these posters.

  15. Nancy • February 14, 2008 @ 12:23 PM

    Will do, Arnold! I remember in high school, people wearing those damn MJ leather jackets….you know…the red ones, with a thousand zippers on them! Oh, and the ‘lonesome glove’….and moon walking. What the h*ll were they thinking?????

  16. Anonymous • February 14, 2008 @ 5:58 PM

    They weren’t. I just wonder how many of those same people still have them buried in their closets?

  17. Arnold • February 14, 2008 @ 10:59 PM

    In all honesty that kid didn’t have a chance at being normal. He was in the spotlight constantly and hung around with plastic people his whole life. Liz Taylor and Diana Ross as his reality advisors!!!

  18. Nancy has no life • February 15, 2008 @ 5:11 PM

    MJ IS THE KING OF POP
    LEAVE HIM ALONE

  19. Poppa John • February 15, 2008 @ 7:47 PM

    Hey, so what if he wants some children to molest, this man gave us the Thriller Album. THRILLER!!!! You have to admit that at this point evrything about the man is a joke. I’ve always given kudos for his musical talent (very talented performer), but his talents seem to be dodging reality these days, and boy is he ever good at that. Too bad he couldn’t sell that somehow….He thinks that he is still in his prime, and that’s dangerous. Don’t take the first part seriously, or you’re just as bad!!! LOOK AT ME I’M PETER PAN!!!!WHEEEEE!!!!

  20. Anonymous • February 16, 2008 @ 3:03 PM

    No worries, Nancy, we know that couldn’t have been you!

  21. tributegirl • February 16, 2008 @ 7:57 PM

    I agree!!! The big problem is, there seems to be more and more of them all the time, and the courts either let them off scott free, or just give them a slap on the wrist, while the child suffers mentally (and often physically) for the rest of their lives.
    Remember the Golar family from N.S.? They made international headlines in the early-mid ’80’s. If I’m not mistaken, a couple of them have died (wish they all did), but they are still out there doing the same thing they’ve done for generations.

  22. Karen • February 17, 2008 @ 12:48 PM

    Shudder!!! I couldn’t stand the album then and I can’t stand it now.

  23. Gorm • July 1, 2008 @ 9:46 PM

    What Karen said.

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