Michael Jackson Scores Post Humous Sales Record

Michael Jackson is back on top as the King of the Pop charts! As predicted, Jackson dominates Billboard’s Top Pop Catalog Albums chart with over 300,000 copies of his “Number Ones,” “Thriller” and “The Essential Michael Jackson” sold. But it is the King of Pop’s domination of the top 10 that is most important. According to Billboard, Jackson dominates 8 of 10 spots on the top 10. (see totals below) Collectively the “Bad” singer moved a total of 415,000 albums, not including releases with his brothers as the Jackson 5. On the digitial chart, Michael Jackson is no.1 with 80,000 downloads of his “The Essential Michael Jackson” collection, followed by “Thriller” with 57,000 copies downloaded. Sales Totals (visit Billboard.com for more information) “Number Ones” – 108,000 “The Essential Michael Jackson” – 102,000 “Thriller” – 101,000 “Off The Wall” – 33,000 “Bad” – 17,000 “The Ultimate Collection – Jackson 5” – 18, 000 “Dangerous” – 14,000 “Greatest Hits: HIStory — Vol. 1” – 12,000 “The Ultimate Collection” – 11,000 Michael Jackson’s chart domination is record breaking. However, these numbers are only reflective of North American, U.S. charts. Jackson reached the top of the UK charts Sunday.

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