Friday, August 7
Michael has #1 USA album Again!
MJ takes the number one spot in the USA this week again; the only album to sell over 100,000 copies this week is of course 'Number Ones'. Michael beat off new competition from new releases - and had his 4th week at the USA sales chart since his death. However, because the album is more than 18 months old, it only charts on the comprehensive/sales chart, not the Hot100. Fair? I don't think so. But gone are the days where Michael's success is ignored in the USA. Commentators are more shocked when Jackson isn't #1 nowadays; Who's Bad now?
Remember HIStory; America slammed the album (which is my personal favourite) as a flop, ignoring it's huge worldwide sales. The album sold so fast (7million double albums at 35dollars each in the first month) that Sony spiked on the stock market as a direct result! Now that was truly 'Making HIStory'
Jackson albums still dominate the rest of the US chart. In the past week ‘Thriller’ did 75,000, ‘The Essential Michael Jackson’ sold 73,000, ‘Bad’ did 37,000, ‘Off The Wall’ sold 37,000 and ‘Dangerous’ did 32,000.