Tuesday, June 25, 2024

So Far, Michael Jackson Has Sold Over 500,000 Albums in 2024 (Just Behind the Beatles)

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Lions Gate is starting to pump the publicity on the Michael Jackson biopic. Hyperbolic predictions are bubbling from behind the Gate.

Meantime, Michael is pulling his own weight. He’s sold over 227,000 copies of his “Thriller” album since January 1st including streaming. In solid sales, “Thriller” has done 55,316.

Michael’s total sales for 2024 so far are up over 566,000. Hard sales are almost at 100,000. Pretty impressive.

Those numbers are second pretty much to The Beatles, with 764,000 in total sales, and 124,000 in LPs, CDs, and downloads.

Nothing has hurt Jackson’s sales over time. They just keep booming. And when the Antoine Fuqua directed “Michael” movie is released next April, watch for new editions, a soundtrack, and more soaring sales, and lots of hyperbole!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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