Michael Jackson's sixth studio album was released on Nov. 30, 1982. The album won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards and became the best-selling album of all time. Videos for the songs "Beat It" and "Billie Jean" were popular on MTV, which had launched just a year earlier. John Landis directed the 14-minute video for the title song, "Thriller." When it aired, MTV ran it twice an hour to meet demand.