December 21, 2007 03:55:45 GMT
The most popular album of the King of Pop was announced to be one of the 70 recordings that will be added to the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Michael Jackson's best selling album, "Thriller", has been announced to be one of the newest addition to the Grammy Hall of Fame by the Recording Academy on Wednesday, December 19. It was listed among the 70 recordings that will be added to the Hall of Fame, including Lynyrd Skynyrd's rock classic "Free Bird!", The Beatles' "Help!", and Willie Nelson's country hit "Always On My Mind".
"Thiller", which was released on December 1, 1982, is Jackson's sixth studio album and his most popular album. In fact, it was the record that made the King of Pop well-known. Guinness World of Records believed that it was the best selling album of all time as it said to be sold over 104 million units and is one of three albums that remained in the top 10 of Billboard 200 for one full year.
Regarding the inductees, the president of The Recording Academy said, "This year's inductees span nine decades and represent a diverse array of genres from classical and show tunes to blues, jazz and rock and roll. They exemplify the best qualities that make the recording arts such a vital part of our culture and each not only uniquely reflects the zeitgeist of its time, but also possesses the enduring power of transcending time."
The Grammy Hall of Fame, which was created in 1973, is open to any recordings that are at least 25 years old. It is made to honor recordings that has lasting significance, and the list has reached the total of 798 recordings. Further, the complete list of Grammy Hall of Fame's inductees can be seen in Grammy.com.