Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Is Now The First Ever Album To Go Platinum 33x’s. Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” is now the first ever album to go platinum 33 times! Wow! The album has sold 33 million copies. Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America says, “Thriller has now become the first and only album to achieve an RIAA 33X Diamond Award, a moment forever etched in Gold & Platinum Program history. Congratulations on another ‘Thriller’ milestone.” Thriller is one of the best MJ songs to ever be born. Much love to the king of pop! Rest in Peace Michael Jackson! His legacy forever lives on!