Fans flocked to the late popstar’s greatest hits, purchasing a record-breaking 2.6 million Jackson solo recordings and Jackson Five songs, according to Nielsen SoundScan data for the week ending June 28. Jackson also dominated Billboard’s “Comprehensive Album Chart,” which tracks both new albums and older catalog albums — the first time a catalog album has ever scanned more sales than any new album.
The “massively talented boy-man,” as his former collaborator Paul McCartney described the eccentric star, posthumously claimed the top three spots with two greatest hits collections and the legendary Thriller album:
1. Michael Jackson - Number Ones (108K album sales scanned)
2. Michael Jackson - The Essential Michael Jackson (102K)
3. Michael Jackson - Thriller (101K)
4. The Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D. (88K)
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