Thursday, July 9, 2009

Jackson’s Jams Break The Bank

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Even in death, Michael Jackson is a money-making machine.

According to the latest from and Nielsen SoundScan, Jackson’s catalog of solo albums sold 800,000 copies in the U.S. alone the week leading up to his memorial.

That’s a 90 percent increase in sales for the King Of Pop, whose combined albums sold 422,000 the previous week.

Many physical retailers sold out of MJ’s albums right after his death, but CD supplies were quickly replenished to meet demand.

In fact, fans yearned for physical albums so much they accounted for 82 percent of Jackson’s sales this past week – 656,000 physical albums versus 144,000 downloaded albums.

SoundScan’s charts reveal that Jackson’s Number Ones is the top selling album in the United States while Thriller is No. 2.

The entire top 10 of the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart is all Jackson, including Jackson 5’s Ultimate Collection, which holds the No. 7 spot.

“Man In The Mirror” is his top selling download on Billboard’s Hot Digital Songs chart.

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