30th Anniversary of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Album

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UNDATED (WUSA/CNN) -- In 1982, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Album was released.

It went on to become the best-selling album of all time. Thirty years later, it still is. 

Jackson was 24 years old when the blockbuster hit stores. Seven of the nine tracks became top 10 hits. 

"Thriller" broke new ground with a hybrid of pop, R&B and rock, with a guitar solo on "Beat It" by Eddie Van halen. 

The album went on to win seven Grammys. The legendary singer died before this anniversary, but his songs have passed the test of time.