Michael Jackson sells 2.6 million downloads in a week

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MICHAEL-jackson-number-ones.jpgMichael Jackson has become the first artist to sell over 1 million downloads in a single week obliterating all other acts on the Billboard charts.

A total of 2.6 million tracks by the great man and the Jackson 5 were snapped up in the week ending 28th June and the sadly demised King of Pop cleaned up in the album charts too. The Billboard Comprehenisve Album Chart takes into account both new release and catalogue sales for the week. MJ’s albums occupy the top three slots with Thriller at three, Essential Michael Jackson at two and Number Ones, appropritately enough, at number one.

It’s the first time a catalogue album has beaten a new release to the top spot. Not bad for a dead guy.

(via the Next Web)

Daniel Sung

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