19th August 2009, 06:12 PM
Michael Jackson to break huge star's record?
For the seventh consecutive week, Michael Jackson has three of the five best-selling albums in the U.S. Number Ones sold 98,000 copies and would have topped The Billboard 200 for the sixth week if catalog albums were eligible to compete there. The Essential Michael Jackson sold 54,000 and would have held at #3. Thriller sold 47,000 and would have inched up from #5 to #4.
This ongoing success will enable Jackson to make history (or should I say HIStory?) on Nielsen/SoundScan's year-end charts. Do I have a crystal ball? No, I have something better: the tracking company's year-to-date sales chart. Jackson has three albums in the top 15 on that list. Number Ones holds at #2 and will probably pull ahead of Taylor Swift's Fearless, the long-time leader, in two weeks. Thriller jumps to #10, while The Essential Michael Jackson climbs to #15. Jackson is likely to become the first artist to have three albums in Nielsen/SoundScan's year-end top 20 since Garth Brooks achieved the feat in 1992. (All three of Brooks' albums--Ropin' The Wind, The Chase and No Fences, ranked in the year-end top 10.)
Number Ones is vying to become the only the third greatest hits album to rank #1 for the year on either Billboard's "year-end" charts or Nielsen/SoundScan's calendar year rankings. Elton John's Elton John--Greatest Hits was Billboard's leader for 1974. The Beatles' 1 was the magazine's champ for 2001. (On Nielsen/SoundScan, 1 was the #6 seller of 2000.) Number Ones is also likely to become the first catalog album and the first album by a deceased performer to wind up as the #1 album of the year on either list, going back to 1956.
The Essential Michael Jackson is #1 in the U.K. for the sixth straight week. This is the longest continuous run on top in that country since Leona Lewis' Spirit had seven straight weeks at #1 from November 2007 to January 2008. (Coldplay's Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends had six non-consecutive weeks on top last year.)
I trust everyone. It's the devil inside them I don't trust...
19th August 2009 06:12 PM
18th March 2010, 09:33 AM
Michael ]ackson secures record (posthumous) music deal
8th June 2012, 05:15 PM
Don't Be Messin' 'Round (Demo)
The demo of the never-before-released track - “Don’t Be Messin’ ‘Round” - was recorded in 1987 for the Bad
album at Westlake Studio in Los Angeles but was not included on the record.
Last edited by raagadevan; 25th May 2014 at 06:22 AM.
30th August 2012, 06:32 AM
Michael Jackson's Top 10 Hits - (On his 54th Birthday):
29th August 2013, 07:58 AM
Today being Michael Jackson's birthday, I'm posting a few of my favorite MJ numbers.
The Way You Make Me Feel
25th May 2014, 02:03 AM
Michael Jackson at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards Night - May 18, 2014:
"Slave to the Rhythm..." Hologram Performance!
Source: youtube & Vevo
25th May 2014, 10:59 PM
Why Billboard Music Awards' Michael Jackson Can't Be Called a 'Hologram'
By Carolyn Giardina - The Hollywood Reporter; May 22, 2014
26th June 2015, 08:39 AM
June 25 marks the 6th anniversary of Michael Jackson's demise. Rest in peace Michael, wherever you are...
Here's the "Moonwalker" version of "Smooth Criminal..."