Michael Jackson sells 2.6 million downloads in a week


Michael 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)

Mass Moonwalk for Michael Jackson – London Liverpool St

London 6pm saw thousands gather in a flash mob tribute to Michael Jackson with a mass moonwalk in celebration of the life of a legend. Word spread in the afternoon on Twitter and all over the web just hours before the meet at Liverpool Street Station.

Billy Jean, Thriller and Bad played out in the streets as peoplle danced with white gloves made of A4 paper pointed into the air, hung from lampposts and stood on phoneboxes or any place to get a better view of the party below.

It may not have been as underground and unfettered as flash mobs of old but there was more passion in the crowd than ever. Michael, I hope you were watching.