Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson album sales jump hours after death

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 10:19 AM

In death, great artists become so much greater. Rest in peace Michael.

The self-proclaimed "king of pop" who died suddenly on Thursday occupied the top 15 slots on online retailer Inc's (AMZN.O) best-selling albums within hours.

The No. 1 disc, not surprisingly, was the 25th anniversary reissue of his 1982 blockbuster "Thriller," the biggest selling album in history with estimated worldwide sales of almost 50 million copies. Three different configurations of "Thriller" came in at number 12, 13, and 14.

Second place went to 1979's "Off the Wall," which was followed by 1987's "Bad." Both were also massive sellers upon their initial release. His last studio album, 2001's "Invincible," came in at a more modest No. 10.

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