For the fifth week out of the past six weeks, Michael Jackson has the best-selling album in the country. But you still won’t see that reflected in the Billboard 200. This story’s getting old, but here are the numbers: • Michael Jackson – “Number Ones” – 114,000 (best-selling album this week) • Michael Jackson – … Continue reading Michael Jackson: Best Selling Album Again
Once again, the #1 album on Billboard 200 is not the best selling album of the week. With 154,000 copies sold (down 21%), Michael Jackson‘s Number Ones sold 46,000 more than this week’s #1 album. That’s just dumb. 1. Demi Lovato – “Here We Go Again” – 108,000 (debut) 2. Daughtry – “Leave This Town,” … Continue reading Billboard 200 still way out of touch
So the bald American Idol growler sold more records this week than any of Michael Jackson‘s albums. Nevertheless, MJ “has six out of the top 10” best selling albums of the week, as reflected on Billboard’s Top Comprehensive Albums chart, and “the entire top 12 slots on Top Pop Catalog Albums” chart. Not surprisingly, his … Continue reading Michael Jackson is still selling
For the third week in a row, Michael Jackson has sold more albums than anything on the Billboard 200. His Number Ones collection sold 349,000 copies, while this week’s “No. 1” record, Maxwell’s BLACKsummers’night, only sold 316,000. He can be posthumously comforted by the fact that he’s locked the TOP TWELVE positions on the Catalog … Continue reading Sales: Michael Jackson, again, beats the #1 album
In the wake of Michael Jackson posthumously setting all kinds of chart records, Billboard has actually published the Top 25 of its all-encompassing Comprehensive Album Chart as well as the Top 22 of its Catalog Album Chart. Wilco has the seventh best selling album of the week, which, when you subtract the three Michael Jackson … Continue reading Sales: Wilco (the album) Beats Off the Wall
In a thoughtful eulogy for Michael Jackson, country crooner Robbie Fulks explains the origins of his fascination with the King of Pop: In 1999, Peter McDowell at the Chicago Cultural Center had me put together a performance in honor of Michael’s birthday. That was the beginning of my long “tribute CD” odyssey, and it got … Continue reading Robbie Fulks: Michael Jackson "better than Elvis"
Three Michael Jackson albums sold more copies this week than the #1 record on the Billboard’s main album chart. That’s fucked up.
In this week’s Pay to Slum, JTL mourns the loss of Michael Jackson and the heyday of classic MTV pop.
TMZ.com is reporting that Michael Jackson is dead at age 50. Several other news outlets have reported that he was rushed to hospital for a possible cardiac arrest, but TMZ is the only site to report that he has in fact died. UPDATED: Seems it’s been confirmed by multiple sources. While MJ’s life has certainly … Continue reading Report: Michael Jackson Dead
The Daily Mail has an aerial photo essay showing the sorry state of the former home of Michael Jackson. Tumbledown and abandoned: The ruins of Neverland. Jackson abandoned the ranch (and the country) in 2005 after he was cleared of child molestation. The state of California ordered him to close it down in 2006 for … Continue reading Neverland Ranch: Ghost Town