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  • Michael Jackson :: Charts & Sales History

    SUMMARY
    Post 1: Worldwide (Confirmed figures, per album)
    Post 2: US (figures, peaks, certifications, soundscan sales, estimations, both albums and singles)
    Post 3: Europe (Album sales)
    Post 4: UK (Album sales, full breakdown)
    Post 5: France (Album sales, certifications and runs)
    Post 6: Germany (Chart history and certifications singles/albums, calculations all singles)
    Post 7: Rest of Europe (Known figures for Austria, Belgium, Czequoslovaquia, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Netherland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Yugoslavia)
    Post 8: Rest of America (Chart history + known figures for Canada, figures for Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Mexico)
    Post 9: Japan (Album sales, charted sales and shipment)
    Post 10: Australia/New-Zealand (Chart history, certifications and estimations, albums/singles)
    Post 11: Rest Of World (South Africa, Turkey, India, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia)
    Post 12: DVDs (Confirmed figures from all countries)
    Post 13: in case of
    Post 14: US figures of the Jackson 5/Jacksons


    Link to original thread

    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=17316

    WORLDWIDE

    CONFIRMED SALES ONLY

    Off The Wall - 14,662,000
    Minimum estimate - Worldwide: 18,000,000
    America - 9,561,000
    Minimum estimate - America: 10,500,000
    USA - 8,000,000 (2003) + 643,000 (SS 2004-2009)
    Canada - 300,000 (1980)
    Mexico - 500,000 (2001)
    Brasil - 60,000 (2001) + 58,000 (codes)

    Europe - 1,000,000/IFPI.2009 + 3,121,000 (original) = 4,121,000
    Minimum estimate - Europe: 5,600,000
    |----- Special Edition: Europe - 1,000,000/IFPI.2009
    UK - 325,000 (2003-2007) + 181,000 (2009) = 506,000
    France - 37,000 (2003-2008) + 65,000 (2009) + 6,000 (2010) = 108,000
    Italy - 26,000 (in 2009)
    |----- Original Edition: Europe - 3,121,000
    UK - 1,800,000 (1992) + 171,000 (1992-1997) = 1,971,000
    France - 400,000 (1995)
    Germany - 250,000 (1995)
    Italy - 350,000 (2001)
    Austria - 25,000 (1995)
    Switzerland - 25,000 (1995)
    Netherland - 100,000 (1986)

    Oceania - 440,000
    Minimum estimate - Oceania: 500,000
    Australia - 350,000 (2009)
    New-Zealand - 90,000

    Asia - 540,000
    Minimum estimate - Asia: 1,000,000
    Japan - 500,000 + 22,000 (2009)
    Singapore - 8,000
    Hong Kong - 10,000

    Thriller - 55,244,000
    Minimum estimate - Worldwide: 65,000,000
    America - 36,043,000
    Minimum estimate - America: 38,500,000
    USA - 29,400,000 (08/2009)
    Canada - 2,400,000 (Dec 1986) + 55,000 (T25)
    Mexico - 1,600,000 (2009) + 120,000 (T25)
    Brasil - 1,200,000 (2001) + 250,500 (codes)
    Argentina - 577,000 (1999) + 20,000 (T25 Classic) + 20,000 (T25 Zombie) = 617,000
    Chile - 400,000 (2008)

    Europe - 14,960,000
    Minimum estimate - Europe: 17,800,000
    UK - 3,300,000 (1992) + 654,000 (shop sales 92-08) + 57,000 (club sales post93) + 300,000 (T25) + 248,000 (2009) = 4,559,000
    France - 2,700,000 (2001) + 108,000 (2003-2008) + 220,000 (T25) + 365,000 (2009) + 20,000 (2010) = 3,413,000
    Germany - 1,500,000 (1995) + 55,000 (T25)
    Italy - 1,190,000 (2001) + 35,000 (T25) + 94,000 (2009) + 5,000 (T25 2009) = 1,326,000
    Spain - 600,000 (1984) + 60,000 (T25) = 660,000
    Finland - 119,000 (2009)
    Sweden - 400,000 (2008) + 20,000 (T25) = 420,000
    Austria - 400,000 (2008)
    Switzerland - 300,000 (1995) + 15,000 (T25) + 15,000 (2009) = 330,000
    Netherland - 800,000 (1996) + 30,000 (T25) = 830,000
    Portugal - 80,000 (2008) + 20,000 (T25) = 100,000
    Belgium - 550,000 + 15,000 (T25) = 565,000
    Denmark - 180,000 (2008)
    Greece - 100,000 (1983)
    Poland - 20,000 (T25)
    Ireland - 7,500 (T25)
    Norway - 150,000 (2009)
    Czechoslovakia - 100,000 (imports, April 1985)
    Yugoslavia - 112,000 (june 1984)
    Hungary - 3,000 (T25)
    Russia - 10,000 (T25)

    Oceania - 1,230,000
    Minimum estimate - Oceania: 1,300,000
    Australia - 1,050,000 (2009)
    New-Zealand - 180,000 (2009)

    Asia - 2,911,000
    Minimum estimate - Asia: 5,000,000
    Japan - 2,500,000 + 122,000 (T25) + 51,000 (2009)
    Singapore - 40,000
    Hong Kong - 80,000
    South Korea - 3,000 (T25)
    India - 100,000 (2009) + 15,000 (T25) = 115,000

    South Africa - 100,000

    Bad - 27,291,000
    Minimum estimate - Worldwide: 34,500,000
    America - 12,605,000
    Minimum estimate - America: 14,000,000
    USA - 10,000,000 (2003) + 562,000 (SS 2004-2009)
    Canada - 800,000 (1991)
    Mexico - 450,000 (2001)
    Brasil - 700,000 (2001) + 33,000 (codes)
    Argentina - 60,000

    Europe - 1,000,000/IFPI.2009 + 11,008,000 (original) = 12,008,000
    Minimum estimate - Europe: 14,900,000
    |----- Special Edition: Europe - 1,000,000/IFPI.2009
    UK - 221,000 (2002-2007) + 2,000 (Clubs) + 282,000 (2009) = 505,000
    France - 54,000 (2003-2008) + 100,000 (2009) + 10,000 (2010) = 164,000
    Italy - 57,000 (in 2009)
    Denmark - 15,000 (2009, 2001 ed.)
    |----- Original Edition: Europe - 11,008,000
    UK - 4,051,000 (1992) + 217,000 (shop sales 1992-2000) + 28,000 (club sales post93) = 4,296,000
    France - 1,600,000 (1992)
    Germany - 2,000,000 (1995)
    Italy - 1,280,000 (2001)
    Spain - 400,000 (1988)
    Finland - 52,000 (2008)
    Sweden - 200,000 (1988)
    Austria - 200,000 (1993)
    Switzerland - 250,000 (1988)
    Netherland - 500,000 (2001)
    Greece - 130,000 (2009)
    Belgium - 100,000

    Oceania - 555,000
    Minimum estimate - Oceania: 600,000
    Australia - 420,000 (2001)
    New-Zealand - 135,000 (2009)

    Asia - 1,623,000
    Minimum estimate - Asia: 3,500,000
    Japan - 1,000,000 (2003) + 22,000 (2009)
    Singapore - 46,000
    Hong Kong - 80,000
    China - 250,000 (1987) Link
    India - 200,000 (2009)
    Thailand - 25,000 (1993)

    Turkey - 500,000

    Dangerous - 22,805,000
    Minimum estimate - Worldwide: 29,000,000
    America - 10,206,000
    Minimum estimate - America: 11,200,000
    USA - 8,000,000 (2003) + 419,000 (SS 2004-2009)
    Canada - 600,000 (1993)
    Mexico - 600,000 (2009)
    Brasil - 450,000 (2001) + 37,000 (codes)
    Chile - 100,000 (1994)

    Europe - 8,952,000
    Minimum estimate - Europe: 12,100,000
    UK - 2,163,000 (2008) + 100,000 (2009) = 2,263,000
    France - 1,900,000 (2001) + 39,000 (2003-2008) + 80,000 (2009) + 8,000 (2010) = 2,027,000
    Germany - 2,000,000 (1993)
    Italy - 790,000 (2001) + 50,000 (2009) = 840,000
    Spain - 600,000 (1993)
    Finland - 62,000 (2008)
    Sweden - 355,000 (1992)
    Austria - 200,000 (1995)
    Switzerland - 250,000 (1995)
    Denmark - 15,000 (2009, 2001 ed.)
    Netherland - 300,000 (1996)
    Hungary - 40,000

    Oceania - 720,000
    Minimum estimate - Oceania: 800,000
    Australia - 630,000 (1996)
    New-Zealand - 90,000 (2009)

    Asia - 2,628,000
    Minimum estimate - Asia: 3,500,000
    Japan - 800,000 (2003) + 27,000 (2009)
    Singapore - 191,000
    Hong Kong - 80,000
    China - 250,000
    Malaysia - 180,000 (1993)
    South Korea - 800,000
    Thailand - 100,000 (1993)
    Taiwan - 200,000

    Israel - 80,000
    Turkey - 219,000

    History - 15,602,000
    Minimum estimate - Worldwide: 19,500,000
    America - 5,306,000
    Minimum estimate - America: 6,000,000
    USA - 4,000,000 (2003) + 65,000 (SS 2004-2009)
    Canada - 500,000 (1995)
    Mexico - 350,000 (2009)
    Brasil - 250,000 (1995) + 11,000 (codes)
    Argentina - 90,000
    Chile - 40,000 (in one year)

    Europe - 7,532,000
    Minimum estimate - Europe: 9,000,000
    UK - 1,800,000 (1997) + 35,000 (2009) = 1,835,000
    France - 1,400,000 (2001) + 23,000 (2003-2008) + 68,000 (2009) = 1,491,000
    Germany - 2,000,000 (2009)
    Italy - 370,000 (2001) + 25,000 (2009) = 395,000
    Spain - 300,000 (1996)
    Finland - 61,000 (2008)
    Sweden - 100,000 (1996)
    Austria - 100,000 (1996)
    Switzerland - 150,000 (1996)
    Netherland - 350,000 (June 1997)
    Hungary - 50,000
    Norway - 50,000
    Denmark - 300,000 (2001)
    Belgium - 250,000 (1995)
    Poland - 100,000 (1996)

    Oceania - 710,000
    Minimum estimate - Oceania: 700,000
    Australia - 560,000 (2009)
    New-Zealand - 150,000 (?)

    Asia - 1,836,000
    Minimum estimate - Asia: 3,000,000
    Japan - 750,000 (2003) + 19,000 (2009)
    Singapore - 62,000
    Taiwan - 450,000
    Hong Kong - 80,000
    South Korea - 200,000
    Thailand - 100,000
    Malaysia - 75,000
    Indonesia - 100,000

    Turkey - 218,000


    Blood On The Dancefloor - 3,649,000
    Minimum estimate - Worldwide: 4,700,000
    America - 1,245,000
    Minimum estimate - America: 1,500,000
    USA - 1,000,000 (2001) + 83,000 (SS 2004-2009)
    Canada - 50,000 (1997)
    Brasil - 100,000 (2001) + 12,000 (codes)

    Europe - 2,000,000/IFPI.1997 (1,837,000 total)
    Minimum estimate - Europe: 2,400,000
    UK - 300,000 (1997) + 20,000 (2009) = 320,000
    France - 300,000 (1997) + 16,000 (2003-2008) + 50,000 (2009) = 366,000
    Germany - 445,000 (1997)
    Italy - 185,000 (2001) + 22,000 (2009) = 207,000
    Spain - 100,000 (1997)
    Finland - 24,000 (2008)
    Austria - 25,000 (1997)
    Switzerland - 50,000 (1997)
    Denmark - 60,000 (2009)
    Netherland - 100,000 (1997)
    Norway - 25,000
    Belgium - 50,000 (1997)
    Poland - 50,000 (1997)
    Hungary - 15,000

    Oceania - 85,000
    Minimum estimate - Oceania: 100,000
    Australia - 70,000 (2009)
    New-Zealand - 15,000 (?)

    Asia - 204,000
    Minimum estimate - Asia: 400,000
    Japan - 180,000
    Singapore - 4,000
    Hong Kong - 20,000

    Turkey - 115,000


    Invincible - 5,138,000
    Minimum estimate - Worldwide: 6,700,000
    America - 2,482,000
    Minimum estimate - America: 3,000,000
    USA - 2,221,000 (2009)
    Canada - 100,000 (2003)
    Mexico - 75,000
    Brasil - 50,000 (01/2002) + 6,000 (codes)
    Argentina - 20,000
    Chile - 10,000 (2001 - 2 weeks)

    Europe - 2,003,000
    Minimum estimate - Europe: 2,500,000
    UK - 350,000 (2001) + 22,000 (2009)
    France - 570,000 (2005) + 16,000 (2005-2008) + 30,000 (2009) + 4,000 (2010) = 620,000
    Germany - 300,000 (2001)
    Italy - 100,000 (2001) + 20,000 (2009) = 120,000
    Spain - 120,000 (2001 - 2 weeks)
    Finland - 17,000 (2001)
    Austria - 20,000 (2001)
    Switzerland - 40,000 (2001)
    Sweden - 40,000 (2001)
    Netherland - 150,000 (2001)
    Norway - 50,000 (2001)
    Belgium - 50,000 (2001)
    Denmark - 25,000 (2001)
    Poland - 50,000 (2003)
    Hungary - 9,000
    Portugal - 20,000

    Oceania - 155,000
    Minimum estimate - Oceania: 200,000
    Australia - 140,000 (2002)
    New-Zealand - 15,000 (2001)

    Asia - 298,000
    Minimum estimate - Asia: 500,000
    Japan - 200,000 (2001) + 16,000 (2009)
    Singapore - 23,000 (2001)
    South Korea - 59,000 (2001)

    Turkey - 100,000 (2001)
    South Africa - 100,000 (2001)


    Greatest Hits HIStory Vol 1 - 1,575,000
    Minimum estimate - Worldwide: 2,700,000
    America - 1,217,000
    Minimum estimate - America: 1,600,000
    USA - 1,102,000 (2009)
    Mexique - 50,000 (2009)
    Brasil - 65,000 (codes)

    Europe - 316,000
    Minimum estimate - Europe: 700,000
    UK - 244,000 (2008)
    France - 24,000 (2003-2008)
    Italy - 3,000 (in 2009)
    Norway - 20,000 (2003)
    Belgium - 25,000 (2009)

    Oceania - 35,000
    Minimum estimate - Oceania: 50,000
    Australia - 35,000 (2009)

    Asia - 7,000
    Minimum estimate - Asia: 200,000
    Japan - 7,000


    Number Ones - 7,317,000
    Minimum estimate - Worldwide: 9,200,000
    America - 4,346,000
    Minimum estimate - America: 4,900,000
    USA - 4,168,000 (2009)
    Mexico - 50,000 (2005)
    Brazil - 48,000 (codes)
    Argentina - 80,000 (2009)

    Europe - 2,281,000
    Minimum estimate - Europe: 3,100,000
    UK - 1,800,000 (2009)
    France - 96,000 (2009) + 99,000 (2003-2008) = 195,000
    Italy - 6,000 (in 2009)
    Germany - 100,000 (2004)
    Spain - 50,000 (2006)
    Austria - 15,000 (2003)
    Switzerland - 20,000 (2003)
    Ireland - 75,000 (2004)
    Russia - 40,000 (2009)

    Oceania - 410,000
    Minimum estimate - Oceania: 400,000
    Australia - 350,000 (2009)
    New-Zealand - 60,000 (2009)

    Asia - 280,000
    Minimum estimate - Asia: 500,000
    Japan - 250,000 (2009)
    Singapore - 18,000 (2003)
    South Korea - 12,000 (2003)


    The Ultimate Collection - 220,000
    Minimum estimate - Worldwide: 400,000
    USA - 187,000 (2009)
    Brazil - 2,000 (2004)
    France - 16,000 (2008)
    Italy - 5,000 (in 2009)
    Japan - 10,000 (2004)


    The Essential - 4,175,000
    Minimum estimate - Worldwide: 5,200,000
    America - 1,658,000
    Minimum estimate - America: 2,000,000
    USA - 1,588,000 (2009)
    Mexico - 50,000 (2009)
    Brasil - 20,000 (codes)

    Europe - 2,000,000/IFPI.2009 (1,683,000 total)
    Minimum estimate - Europe: 2,400,000
    UK - 900,000 (2009)
    France - 325,000 (2005-2008) + 256,000 (2009) + 7,000 (2010) = 588,000
    Italy - 45,000 (in 2009)
    Sweden - 60,000 (2009)
    Belgium - 25,000 (2007)
    Denmark - 15,000 (2009)
    Finland - 20,000 (2009)
    Ireland - 15,000 (2005)
    Switzerland - 15,000 (in 2009)

    Oceania - 380,000
    Minimum estimate - Oceania: 400,000
    Australia - 350,000 (2009)
    New-Zealand - 30,000 (2009)

    Asia - 137,000
    Minimum estimate - Asia: 200,000
    Japan - 100,000 (2009) + 20,000 (2010) + 14,000 (other versions)
    South Korea - 3,000 (2005)


    King Of Pop - 2,520,000
    Minimum estimate - Worldwide: 3,500,000
    America - 153,000
    Minimum estimate - America: 200,000
    Mexico - 40,000 (2009)
    Brasil - 113,000 (codes)

    Europe - 1,612,000
    Minimum estimate - Europe: 1,900,000
    UK - 328,000 (2009)
    Germany - 500,000 (01/10/2009)
    France - 172,000 (2009)
    Italy - 129,000 (in 2009)
    Spain - 40,000 (2009)
    Netherland - 180,000 (2009)
    Switzerland - 40,000 (in 2009)
    Sweden - 20,000 (2009)
    Belgium - 30,000 (2009)
    Austria - 50,000 (2009)
    Poland - 100,000 (2009)
    Russia - 20,000 (2009)
    Hungary - 3,000 (2009)

    Oceania - 148,000
    Minimum estimate - Oceania: 200,000
    Australia - 140,000 (2009)
    New-Zealand - 7,500 (2009)

    Asia - 607,000
    Minimum estimate - Asia: 1,000,000
    Japan - 558,000 (2009)
    Hong Kong - 20,000 (2009)
    South Korea - 23,000 (2009)
    Middle East - 6,000 (2009)


    The Collection - 447,000
    Minimum estimate - Worldwide: 600,000
    Brazil - 5,000 (2009)

    Europe - 417,000
    UK - 20,000 (2009)
    France - 97,000 (2009)
    Italy - 55,000 (2009)
    Spain - 40,000 (2009)
    Switzerland - 15,000 (2009)
    Belgium - 30,000 (2009)
    Denmark - 90,000 (2009)
    Sweden - 20,000 (2009)
    Portugal - 10,000 (2010)
    Poland - 40,000 (2009)

    Australia - 25,000 (2009)


    The Motown Years - 248,000
    Minimum estimate - Worldwide: 300,000
    Brazil - 2,000 (2009)

    Europe - 211,000
    UK - 130,000 (2009)
    France - 45,000 (2009)
    Italy - 11,000 (2009)
    Belgium - 15,000 (2009)
    Denmark - 10,000 (2009)

    Australia - 35,000 (2009)


    This Is It - 4,146,000
    America - 2,220,000
    USA - 2,000,000 (2009)
    Canada - 160,000 (2009)
    Mexico - 30,000 (2010)
    Brazil - 30,000 (codes)

    Europe - 1,375,000
    UK - 464,000 (2009)
    Germany - 100,000 (2009)
    France - 300,000 (2009)
    Italy - 179,000 (2009)
    Spain - 60,000 (2009)
    Netherland - 50,000 (2009)
    Switzerland - 20,000 (2009)
    Sweden - 40,000 (2009)
    Belgium - 30,000 (2009)
    Austria - 10,000 (2009)
    Denmark - 36,000 (2009)
    Finland - 10,000 (2009)
    Russia - 20,000 (2009)
    Poland - 20,000 (2009)
    Greece - 6,000 (2009)
    Hungary - 12,000 (2009)
    Czech Republic - 18,000 (2009)

    Oceania - 100,000
    Australia - 70,000 (2009)
    New-Zealand - 30,000 (2009)

    Asia - 451,000
    Japan - 416,000 (2009)
    Hong Kong - 25,000 (2009)
    South Korea - 10,000 (2009)

    The following albums have limited data, for most of them uncomprehensive sales in the US only.
    Got to Be There - 377,000
    Ben - 436,000
    Music and Me - 89,000
    Forever Michael - 101,000
    Farewell My Summer Love - 213,000
    The Best Of - 212,000
    One Day in Your Life - 32,000
    18 Greatest Hits - 300,000
    Anthology - 50,000
    Love Songs - 300,000
    Michael Jackson Mix - 300,000
    Rockin' Robin - 62,000
    Special Box - 4,000
    Dangerous, the Remix Collection - 22,000
    Best Of, Anthology - 33,000
    The Best Of Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5 - 199,000
    Les Talents du Siècle - 124,000
    20th Century Masters - 154,000
    Love Songs - 26,000
    Gold - 15,000
    Stripped Mixes - 52,000
    Definitive Collection - 70,000
    X2 (Thriller/Off The Wall) - 35,000
    X2 (Bad/Dangerous) - 7,000
    The Best of Michael Jackson Live - 100,000
    Soul Source Production - 5,000
    7 CD Album Mega Bundle - 9,000
    The Remix Suites - 10,000
    This Is It EP - 6,000

    Total confirmed sales for them : 3,343,000


    Other unaccounted sales data (non-album specific figures):
    South Africa - 1,800,000 (up to 2009)
    India - 930,000 (1997-2009)
    China - 300,000 (2002-2009)

    Total confirmed unaccounted sales: 3,030,000
    25 June 2009, the day the Music died

  • #2
    US
    Charts Peak
    Certified sales
    Soundscan sales
    Published sales
    BMG Music Club sales
    Weeks catalog chart

    ALBUMS
    Motown Studio Albums
    1972 none Got to Be There - 14 - 10,000 - about 350,000 (as of 13/01/2008)
    1972 none Ben - 5 - 8,000 - about 350,000 (as of 13/01/2008)
    1973 none Music and Me - 92 - 80,286
    1975 none Forever Michael - 101 - 99,311
    1984 none Farewell My Summer Love - 46 - 106,000


    Epic/Sony Studio Albums
    1979 2009 Off the Wall - 3 - 8,000,000 - 1,996,856 - 44 weeks (as of 02/12/2009)
    1982 2009 Thriller - 1 - 29,000,000 - 4,683,000 - 923,000 - 173 weeks (#1 (12)) (as of 08/04/2010)
    1987 1994 Bad - 1 - 8,000,000 - 1,552,000 - 879,000 - 58 weeks (as of 25/02/2010)
    1991 2000 Dangerous - 1 - 7,000,000 - 6,300,000 - 298,000 - 26 weeks (as of 02/12/2009)
    2001 2002 Invincible - 1 - 2,000,000 - 2,221,024 - 14 weeks (as of 02/12/2009)

    New Material/Old Material
    1995 1999 History - 1 - 3,500,000 - 2,584,000 - 730,000 - 6 weeks (as of 07/2009)
    1997 2000 Blood on the Dance Floor - 24 - 1,000,000 - 352,000 - 12 weeks (as of 31/09/2009)

    Motown Compilations
    1975 none The Best Of - 156 - 146,000 - 24 weeks (as of 13/01/2008)
    1981 none One Day in Your Life - 144 - 32,000 (as of 13/01/2008)
    1983 none Great Songs And Performances That Inspired The Motown 25th Anniversary TV Special - 50 weeks
    1984 none 14 Greatest Hits - 168
    1986 none Anthology - 50,000 (as of 13/01/2008)
    1987 none The Original Soul Of Michael Jackson - 1,000
    1993 none Rockin' Robin - 62,000 (as of 13/01/2008)
    1995 none Best Of, Anthology - 31,000 (as of 13/01/2008)
    2000 none 20th Century Masters - 54,000 - 1 week (as of 13/01/2008)
    2002 none Love Songs - 26,000 (as of 13/01/2008)
    2008 none Gold - 139 - 13,267 (as of 07/2009)
    2009 none Stripped Mixes - 57 - 45,747 (as of 02/12/2009)
    2009 none Definitive Collection - 39 - 68,671 (as of 02/12/2009)
    2009 none The Remix Suite - 175 - 8,730 (as of 02/12/2009)

    Epic/Sony Compilations
    2001 2005 Greatest Hits Vol 1 - 28 - 500,000 - 1,102,039 - 33 weeks (as of 02/12/2009)
    2003 2009 Number Ones - 1 - 3,000,000 - 4,220,276 - 116 weeks (#1 (28)) (as of 08/04/2010)
    2004 none The Ultimate - 32 - 187,170 - 8 weeks (as of 14/10/2009)
    2005 2009 The Essential - 2 - 1,000,000 - 1,620,412 - 41 weeks (#1 (1)) (as of 08/04/2010)
    2009 2009 This Is It - 1 - 2,000,000 - 1,532,891 (as of 08/04/2010)

    Epic/Sony random packages
    2007 none X2 (Thriller/Off The Wall) - 25,000 (as of 17/09/2009)
    2009 none 7 CD Album Mega Bundle - 78 - 8,749 - 1 week (as of 14/10/2009)
    2009 none This Is It EP Selection - 91 - 6,075 (as of 04/11/2009)

    Total Shipments - 65,000,000

    Total Soundscan (May 1991 - December 31 1999) - 11,523,000
    Total Soundscan (January 1 2000 - June 21 2009) - 9,145,000
    Total Soundscan (June 21 2009 - September 31 2009) - 5,280,000
    Total Soundscan (September 31 2009 - November 29 2009) - 1,736,000
    Total Soundscan (November 29 2009 - January 3 2010) - 972,000
    Total Soundscan (May 1991 - January 3 2010) - 28,656,000

    NB:
    Total Soundscan in 2009 - 8,286,000

    PHYSICAL SINGLES - estimations
    Solo
    1 Michael Jackson Rock With You 2,600,000
    2 Michael Jackson Billie Jean 2,500,000
    3 Michael Jackson Say Say Say 2,500,000
    4 Michael Jackson Rockin' Robin 2,100,000
    5 Michael Jackson Don't Stop Til You Get Enough 2,000,000
    6 Michael Jackson Beat It 2,000,000
    7 Michael Jackson Ben 1,700,000
    8 Michael Jackson Got To Be There 1,600,000
    9 Michael Jackson The Girl Is Mine 1,500,000
    10 Michael Jackson Somebody's Watchin' Me 1,450,000
    11 Michael Jackson Black Or White 1,400,000
    12 Michael Jackson You Are Not Alone 1,400,000
    13 Michael Jackson Man In The Mirror 1,100,000
    14 Michael Jackson Off The Wall 1,050,000
    15 Michael Jackson Thriller 1,050,000
    16 Michael Jackson I Just Can't Stop Loving You 1,050,000
    17 Michael Jackson She's Out Of My Life 1,000,000
    18 Michael Jackson Bad 1,000,000
    19 Michael Jackson The Way You Make Me Feel 1,000,000
    20 Michael Jackson Scream 1,000,000
    21 Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 900,000
    22 Michael Jackson Dirty Diana 900,000
    23 Michael Jackson Human Nature 800,000
    24 Michael Jackson Remember The Time 800,000
    25 Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal 750,000
    26 Michael Jackson Another Part Of Me 700,000
    27 Michael Jackson I Wanna Be Where You Are 650,000
    28 Michael Jackson P.Y.T. 650,000
    29 Michael Jackson Will You Be There 650,000
    30 Michael Jackson Just A Little Bit Of You 520,000
    31 Michael Jackson In The Closet 500,000
    32 Michael Jackson They Don't Care About Us 450,000
    33 Michael Jackson Heal The World 400,000
    34 Michael Jackson Jam 350,000
    35 Michael Jackson You Rock My World 350,000
    36 Michael Jackson Ease On Down The Road 300,000
    37 Michael Jackson Farewell My Summer Love 300,000
    38 Michael Jackson One Day In Your Life 250,000
    39 Michael Jackson Who Is It 250,000
    40 Michael Jackson Blood On The Dancefloor 250,000
    41 Michael Jackson We're Almost There 240,000
    42 Michael Jackson With A Child's Heart 175,000
    43 Michael Jackson Get It 150,000
    44 Michael Jackson You Can't Win 100,000
    45 Michael Jackson Stranger In Moscow 100,000
    46 Michael Jackson One More Chance 50,000

    Total 42,535,000

    J5/Jacksons
    1 Jackson 5 I'll Be There 3,180,000
    2 Jackson 5 ABC 2,250,000
    3 Jackson 5 Dancing Machine 2,200,000
    4 Jackson 5 Shake Your Body Down The Ground 2,200,000
    5 Jackson 5 I Want You Back 2,060,000
    6 Jackson 5 The Love You Save 1,950,000
    7 Jackson 5 Mama's Pearl 1,900,000
    8 Jackson 5 Never Can Say Goodbye 1,605,000
    9 Jackson 5 Enjoy Yourself 1,600,000
    10 Jackson 5 State Of Shock 1,300,000
    11 Jackson 5 Sugar Daddy 1,150,000
    12 Jackson 5 Lovely One 1,000,000
    13 Jackson 5 Maybe Tomorrow 850,000
    14 Jackson 5 Heartbreak Hotel 800,000
    15 Jackson 5 Get It Together 720,000
    16 Jackson 5 I Am Love 610,000
    17 Jackson 5 Little Bitty Pretty One 600,000
    18 Jackson 5 Lookin' Through The Windows 600,000
    19 Jackson 5 Torture 500,000
    20 Jackson 5 Whatever You Got, I Want 420,000
    21 Jackson 5 Corner Of The Sky 400,000
    22 Jackson 5 Show You The Way To Go 400,000
    23 Jackson 5 Hallelujah Day 330,000
    24 Jackson 5 Forever Came Today 310,000
    25 Jackson 5 Goin' Places 250,000
    26 Jackson 5 Body 250,000
    27 Jackson 5 Blame It On The Boogie 200,000
    28 Jackson 5 Nothin' That Compares To You 200,000
    29 Jackson 5 Walk Right Now 150,000
    30 Jackson 5 Can You Feel It? 150,000

    Total 30,135,000

    DIGITAL SINGLES - Solo
    1 Michael Jackson - THRILLER 2248947
    2 Michael Jackson - BILLIE JEAN 1716001
    3 Michael Jackson - BEAT IT 1400012
    4 Michael Jackson - MAN IN THE MIRROR 1200099
    5 Michael Jackson - DON'T STOP 'TIL YOU GET ENOUGH 1131245
    6 Michael Jackson - WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL 934192
    7 Michael Jackson - P.Y.T. (PRETTY YOUNG THING) 875815
    8 Michael Jackson - SMOOTH CRIMINAL 818145
    9 Michael Jackson - BLACK OR WHITE 616865
    10 Michael Jackson - WANNA BE STARTIN' SOMETHIN' 588723
    11 Michael Jackson - ROCK WITH YOU 521410
    12 Michael Jackson - HUMAN NATURE 403397
    13 Michael Jackson - BAD 346305
    14 U.S.A. For Africa - WE ARE THE WORLD 316146
    15 Michael Jackson - DIRTY DIANA 308237
    16 Michael Jackson - YOU ARE NOT ALONE 295898
    17 Michael Jackson - WILL YOU BE THERE 265678
    18 Michael Jackson - REMEMBER THE TIME 259953
    19 Michael Jackson - OFF THE WALL 219097
    20 Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson - SCREAM 187629
    21 Michael Jackson - YOU ROCK MY WORLD 170724
    22 Michael Jackson - THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT US 161282
    23 Michael Jackson - BEN 129331
    24 Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney - GIRL IS MINE 121393
    25 Michael Jackson - ROCKIN' ROBIN 116440
    26 Michael Jackson - HEAL THE WORLD 115780
    27 Michael Jackson - SHE'S OUT OF MY LIFE 98468
    28 Michael Jackson - GOT TO BE THERE 97954
    29 Michael Jackson - WORKING DAY AND NIGHT 88327
    30 Michael Jackson - I JUST CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU 86363
    31 Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney - SAY SAY SAY 84470
    32 Michael Jackson - BUTTERFLIES 77063
    33 Michael Jackson - IN THE CLOSET 73079
    34 Michael Jackson - LADY IN MY LIFE 69397
    35 Michael Jackson - LEAVE ME ALONE 62527
    36 Michael Jackson - ANOTHER PART OF ME 55137
    37 Michael Jackson - EARTH SONG 52791
    38 Michael Jackson - WE ARE THE WORLD (DEMO) 49043
    39 Michael Jackson - SMILE 46536
    40 Michael Jackson - GONE TOO SOON 42332
    41 Michael Jackson - GIVE IN TO ME 40890
    42 Michael Jackson - WHO IS IT 39570
    43 Michael Jackson - JAM 35390


    Total of 16,568,081.

    As of January 03 2010, he sold, as a solo artist, 19,225,000 digital singles.

    DIGITAL SINGLES - J5/Jacksons
    1 Jackson 5 - ABC 646870
    2 Jackson 5 - I WANT YOU BACK 645839
    3 Jackson 5 - I'LL BE THERE 392911
    4 Jacksons - SHAKE YOUR BODY (DOWN TO THE G 239355
    5 Jackson 5 - NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE 156370
    6 Jackson 5 - SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN 135618
    7 Jackson 5 - DANCING MACHINE 129241
    8 Jackson 5 - LOVE YOU SAVE 120352
    9 Jacksons - CAN YOU FEEL IT? 111444
    10 Jackson 5 - WHO'S LOVIN' YOU 101663

    Total of 2,679,663.

    RINGTONES
    1 Michael Jackson - THRILLER 300644
    2 Michael Jackson - P.Y.T. (PRETTY YOUNG THING) 165245
    3 Michael Jackson - BILLIE JEAN 137255
    4 Michael Jackson - BEAT IT 124446
    5 Michael Jackson - WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL 94816
    6 Michael Jackson - YOU ARE NOT ALONE 84240

    Total of 1,400,000 for his solo catalog up to beginning of July 2009. Later, in October 2009, the following singles were certified for Ringtones sales:

    Thriller - Gold - 500,000
    Billie Jean - Gold - 500,000
    Beat It - Gold - 500,000
    25 June 2009, the day the Music died

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    • #3
      EUROPE

      Motown Albums
      1972 Got To Be There 380,000
      1972 Ben 430,000
      1973 Music & Me 270,000
      1975 Forever Michael 170,000
      1981 The Best Of Michael Jackson 700,000
      1981 One Day In Your Life 300,000
      1983 18 Greatest Hits 1,200,000
      1984 Farewell My Summer Love 450,000
      1987 Love Songs 700,000
      1992 Motown 400,000
      1997 The Best Of 600,000
      2009 50 Best Songs: The Motown Years 400,000

      Studio Albums
      1979 Off The Wall 5,970,000
      1982 Thriller 18,500,000
      1986 Bad 15,120,000
      1991 Dangerous 12,050,000
      1995 History 9,050,000
      2001 Invincible 2,380,000

      Compilation Albums
      2001 Greatest Hits HIStory Vol 1 800,000
      2003 Number Ones 3,340,000
      2006 The Essential Michael Jackson 2,410,000
      2008 King Of Pop 2,040,000
      2009 This Is It 1,740,000

      Remix Albums
      1987 The Michael Jackson Mix 500,000
      1997 Blood On The Dance Floor 2,400,000

      Box-Set Albums
      2004 The Ultimate Collection 200,000
      2009 The Collection 600,000

      Others 1,000,000

      Total : 84,010,000
      25 June 2009, the day the Music died

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      • #4
        UK

        Total of albums sold in 2009: 2,797,666 (#1)
        Total of albums sold in the 00s: 7,339,085 (#6)

        Total of singles sold in 2009: 1,685,029 (#4)
        Total of singles sold in the 00s: about 2,900,000 (#17)

        Total of albums shipped: 25,472,000

        Breakdown -

        1 Bad - 4,890,000
        2 Thriller - 4,290,000
        3 Off The Wall - 2,690,000
        4 Dangerous - 2,310,000
        5 History - 1,945,000
        6 Number Ones - 1,840,000
        7 The Essential - 920,000
        8 18 Greatest Hits - 820,000
        9 Love Songs - 545,000
        10 This Is It - 520,000
        11 The Best Of Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5 - 450,000
        12 Invincible - 430,000
        13 Blood On The Dancefloor - 370,000
        14 King Of Pop - 340,000
        15 Thriller 25 - 340,000
        16 The Michael Jackson Mix - 330,000
        17 Best Of Michael Jackson - 300,000
        18 Greatest Hits History Vol 1 - 260,000
        19 Ben - 200,000
        20 Got To Be There - 180,000
        21 Farewell My Summer Love - 170,000
        22 50 Best Songs: Motown Years - 130,000
        23 Motown Greatest Hits - 130,000
        24 Music & Me - 125,000
        25 Their Very Best Back To Back - 125,000
        26 One Day In Your Life - 100,000
        27 Music And Me - 90,000
        28 Forever, Michael - 80,000
        29 Anthology - 50,000
        30 The Ultimate Collection - 50,000
        31 Looking Back to Yesterday - 40,000
        32 Original Soul - 40,000
        33 Early Classics - 40,000
        34 Bad/Dangerous - 40,000
        35 Off The Wall/Thriller - 35,000
        36 9 Singles Pack - 30,000
        37 Ben/Got to Be There - 30,000
        38 Bad Souvenir Singles Pack - 30,000
        39 Tour Souvenir Pack - 30,000
        40 Anthology, The Best Of Michael Jackson - 25,000
        41 The Great Love Songs Of Michael Jackson - 20,000
        42 The Collection - 20,000
        43 Ain't No Sunshine - 15,000
        44 ET - The Extra-Terrestrial - 15,000
        45 Off The Wall/Dangerous - 10,000
        46 Blood On The Dancefloor/Invincible - 10,000
        47 Children Of the Light/Early Classics/Music And Me - 5,000
        48 Love Songs - 5,000
        49 Silver Collection - 5,000
        50 Got to Be There/Forever Michael - 2,000
        51 Forever Michael/Music and Me/Ben - 2,000
        52 The Very Best Of Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5 - 2,000
        53 Off The Wall/Invincible - 1,000



        DETAILS OF ALL ALBUMS

        -------- Got To Be There --------
        Peak Position : #37
        Weeks Charted : 5 (top 50)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 33,429
        Year Of Original Release : 1972
        Year Of CD Release : 1990
        1988 - 10,000
        1989 - 10,000

        This album has a trajectory very similar with the one of 'Ben', released a few months later. It hasn't been certified yet. I will go with 45K shipped by the time of the Silver award of Ben.
        After that moment, they performed certainly about the same. Please read the details of Ben for sales from 74 to 08. I estimate its catalog shipment at 135K, just a bit less than Ben.
        The total is 180,000 copies shipped since its release.

        -------- Ben --------
        Peak Position : #17
        Weeks Charted : 7 (top 50)
        BPI Certification : 60,000 (1974, Jan 1)
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 61,284
        Year Of Original Release : 1972
        Year Of CD Release : 1990
        1988 - 11,000
        1989 - 10,000

        The album reached Silver status one year after release. By that time it was already dead and probably sold very poorly in catalog at least until 1979. I guess it hasn't shipped more than 70K before the release of Off The Wall.
        When that one exploded, the first old album to benefit was for sure Best of Michael Jackson, then that one along with Got To Be There. I estimate its sales at 15K from September 79 to the release of Thriller, in late 82.
        1983 was the year of Michael Jackson. I think sales of that album were as high as 12-13K in that single year alone, then dropped to 7-8K in 1984. I will assume sales of 25K from the release of Thriller until the release of the Bad album.
        That's when this last one was released, and more precisely when Jackson goes to UK in 88 that all his catalog took off again. I estimate 87 sales at 4K, 88 sales at 11K and 89 sales close to 10K.
        In 1990 it was finaly released in CD. It never reappeared on UK charts until nowadays. Even if tons of Motown compilations have been released, it still present in all big retailers, sold pretty cheap. I will go with an average of 2K+ sold per year from 90 to now, rounded to 40K all together.

        72-73 : 60K
        74-78 : 10K
        79-82 : 15K
        83-86 : 25K
        87-89 : 25K
        90-08 : 40K

        The figure of 60K is a shipment figure, others are sales, which add to 115K. With club sales and excess shipment, I will go with 140K to add to the initial Silver disc. I grand total of 200,000 copies shipped over 35 years.

        -------- Music & Me --------
        Peak Position : NC
        Weeks Charted : NC (top 50)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 34,172
        Year Of Original Release : 1973
        Year Of CD Release : 1996
        This album is a bit special. While it never charted when first released, it looks like it has more or less the same catalog sales as the 2 before, it is even always performing a bit better than 'Ben'. An alltime shipment of 125,000 copies looks realistic.


        -------- Forever, Michael --------
        Peak Position : NC
        Weeks Charted : NC (top 50)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 176,375 & 238,915
        Year Of Original Release : 1975
        Year Of CD Release : 1999
        This one hasn't charted as well, but has catalog sales under the 3 other Motown albums. It is regarded as the flop album of little Michael, with none hit from it. That said, with 33 years of sales and the neverending popularity of Jackson, it is likely to be shipped enough to be certified Silver, I'm going to estimate it half way between Silver and Gold status, 80,000 copies.

        -------- Best Of Michael Jackson --------
        Peak Position : #11
        Weeks Charted : 18 (top 75/100)
        BPI Certification : 60,000 (1981, Aug 18)
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 21,007
        Year Of Original Release : 1975
        Year Of CD Release : 1990
        1981 - 90,000 (#91 50wks)
        1984 - 12,000 copies sold (#680)
        1988 - 17,000
        1989 - 16,000

        This album, the first Best Of in the name of Michael Jackson, was released in 1975 but hasn't charted until 1981. It contains all hits from the first 4 Jackson albums. Motown benefited from the new popularity Jackson has reached with Off The Wall to release an old single - One Day In Your Life. It goes straight to #1 selling over 700,000 copies in 1981 alone. They continued using the hype to release We're Almost There too, but that one pretty much flopped peaking at #46.
        Thanks to the success of One Day In Your Life the Best Of finaly entered on charts, peaking at #11. Benefits of the single were divided into that Best Of and the weird compilation called 'One Day In Your Life' released in 1981, see below.
        The album was certified Silver by the time it peaked, but charted for several more months. It sold enought to be #91 of the year, which should represent around 90,000 copies sold. It sold for sure some copies in 1975 and in 1979/1980 too yet. I will fix pre-81 sales at 30K.
        It just left the top 100 when 1982 started, so probably around 15K more sold during that year.
        In 1983, Thriller hit the top spot and despite the release of '18 Greatest Hits', 'Best Of' was for sure the top selling catalog Motown album of Jackson. It sold 12K in 84, probably a few more hundreds in 83 when Jackson was even hotter, something like 16K. Then it probably sold another conservative 40K from 85 to 89.
        Released on CD in 1990, I will go with an average of 3K per year since that time, since Amazon rank confirms it still selling more than the original Motown studio albums.

        75-80 : 30K
        81-84 : 133K
        85-89 : 40K
        90-08 : 55K

        The total is up to 258K. All figures are shop sales. This album is exactly the kind of music club favorites. I will go with a round shipment of 300,000 copies since release.

        -------- Off The Wall --------
        Peak Position : #5
        Weeks Charted : 257 (top 100/200)
        BPI Certification : 300,000 (1979, Dec 31)
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 568
        Year Of Original Release : 1979
        Year Of CD Release : 1990
        1979 - 240,000 (#45 (50wks))
        1980 - 595,000 (#9)
        1984 - 145,000
        1987 - 30,000
        1988 - 80,000
        1989 - 35,000

        Off The Wall is maybe the most doubtful case among Jackson albums if we do not check facts carefully. It is 1xP according to BPI while it was 6xP according to Chart plus, Music Week or Billboard. It looks like a 2 million selling album while it hasn't sold 1.6 million to reach the alltime top 110 of 2006. So, what is true and what isn't ?

        1979
        It was certified Platinum the last day of this year. It was #45 of the year (which represents around 180,000) but after only 50 weeks, while it was #11 in the Christmas week. It was certainly around #35 in the 'real' album year end chart - if we ever get it. It sold probably around 240,000 during that year.

        1980
        Easily the best year of the album, when it ended the year at #9 of the annual list. The #9 artist album of the year 1984, a year close to 1980 (the market moved only 7%), sold around 640,000 copies. Cuting 7%, I estimate Off The Wall sales at 595,000 copies for this year.

        1981
        Off The Wall charted 17 weeks in that year, against 18 for "Best Of". They sold almost the same, Off The Wall was close to the year end top 100. I estimate it at 80,000 copies sold.

        1982
        It hasn't charted during that year, 20K will be enought.

        1983
        Surprisingly, it hasn't been charted in the year end chart, despite selling all over the year and charting 29 weeks. Again, I will go with a figure of 80K sold.

        1984
        Charted at #59 of the year. Thanks to the info we got, I can assume safely that it sold around 145K during that year.

        1985
        It dropped from charts the first week of that year. It never reentered, but sold probably around 35K.

        1986
        Hasn't charted. Have probably sold less than in 82, around 15K.

        1987
        Around 30K sold (see the study of that year in the following messages)

        NOTE : It doesn't appear in the top 100 best selling albums of Radio 1 from 67 to 87, where the #100 album sold around 700K. It is an obvious omission since shop sales alone where already over 1,2 million copies.

        1988
        Around 80K sold (see the study of that year in the following messages)

        1989
        Around 35K sold (see the study of that year in the following messages)

        1990-1991-Jan/Jun92
        The album hasn't charted during those 2 years and a half. Still I guess it sold an average of 20K per year, which is around 50K in total, especially considering the release of the CD version and the hype around Dangerous.

        A grand total of 1,405,000 copies sold on shops up to June 1992.

        At the same time Bad and Thriller were certified respectively 13xPlatinum and 11xPlatinum, Off The Wall recieved a 6xPlatinum award, for 1,800,000 copies shipped as a whole.

        Until late 93 :
        (Shop Sales)
        1992 --- 17,609 (from july)
        1993 --- 37,720

        (Club Sales)
        1993 --- 2,851

        That means it shipped an additional 58K to the end of 1993. A total of 1,870,000 at that point (I add voluntarly 12k since it was obviously not "just" at 1,80 million when certified).

        Then we got most sales since 1994 :

        (Shop Sales)
        1994 --- 13,016
        1995 --- 23,708
        1996 --- 30,746
        1997 --- 19,319 (until june)
        1998 --- ?????
        1999 --- ?????
        2000 --- ?????
        2001 --- ?????
        2002 --- ?????
        2003 --- ?????
        2004 --- ?????
        2005 --- 5,815 (from july)
        2006 --- 20,241
        2007 --- 3,064 (until june)
        Total --- 171,238

        (Club Sales)
        1994 --- 4,230
        1995 --- 4,209
        1996 --- 4,427
        1997 --- 3,424
        1998 --- 3,632
        1999 --- 2,793
        2000 --- 2,950
        2001 --- 1,531
        2002 --- 1,333
        2003 --- 1,072
        2004 --- 130
        2005 --- 253
        2006 --- 33
        2007 ---
        Total --- 32,868

        In 2003 (shop sales)
        Off The Wall - 100,000 (YE Catalog chart #16)

        In 2004 (shop sales)
        Off The Wall - 91,675 (YE Catalog chart #17)

        The total of all those sales is 396K.

        Shop sales from july 97 to late 2002 still missing. The album charted in the top 2000 in 97, 99, 2001 and 2002. It also charted in the budget chart in 98 (#4) and 99 (#2). I estimate sales during those 5 years and a half at 200K.

        Then I add 20K for sales during the first half of 2005 and from mid 2007 to the end of 2008 (a bit less than 250 copies per week).

        Off The Wall sold about 616K since 1994. I will go with a shipment around 635K. Adding that figure to the figure up to the end of 1993, Off The Wall has shipped 2,505,000 copies in UK up to 2008.

        2009

        6,373 week ending 09/08/2009.

        180,500 copies sold in 2009.

        NOTE : Just like the list of 1987, the alltime list of 2006 ignored Off The Wall. According to those figures, it sold over 2 million copies on shops alone, while the last one of the list sold barely 1,6 million copies.

        -------- One Day In Your Life --------
        Peak Position : #29
        Weeks Charted : 8 (top 100)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 241,554 & 286,087
        Year Of Original Release : 1981
        Year Of CD Release : 1992

        Even if the title track is the second best selling single of Michael Jackson ever, this album wasn't very successful. It performed the best during the same weeks of 'Best of Michael Jackson', but ranked always lower (11 vs 29, 20 vs 50) with positions that suggest sales a bit under half of 'Best Of' sales. That last sold 90,000 copies in UK during 1981, I will go with 40,000 copies sold for this album during that year.
        Catalog sales are unlikely to be big, similar to the ones of 'Forever, Michael'. I estimated 60K sold on catalog for that one (+ 20K on release), consequently I estimate catalog sales of One Day In Your Life at 50K, since it had a couple of years less to sell.
        Adding first sales (40K) to catalog sales (50K) we get sales of 90K. I assume it shipped enought for a Gold award, 100,000 copies.

        -------- Thriller --------
        Peak Position : #1 (8)
        Weeks Charted : 301 (top 100/200)
        BPI Certification : 3,300,000 (1992, Jul 1)
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 3,994 & 8,011
        Year Of Original Release : 1982
        Year Of CD Release : 1990

        Here we go with the big one. Well, at least worldwide, since Bad outsold it in UK. The 'known' year end shop sales :
        1983 --- 1,525,000 (#1)
        1984 --- 882,000 (#6)
        1985 --- 100,000 (#101)
        1987 --- 55,000
        1988 --- 155,000
        1989 --- 70,000
        1992 --- 30,354 (from july)
        1993 --- 58,860
        1994 --- 19,135
        1995 --- 35,833
        1996 --- 9,528
        1997 --- 23,380 (until june)
        2003 --- 130,000
        2004 --- 134,729
        2005 --- 13,570 (from july)
        2006 --- 32,780
        2007 --- 5,793 (until june)
        Nov 2006/April 2008 : 35,951

        Cutting double counting at the end, this add to 3,301,000 sales on shops. Missing years :
        1986
        1990
        1991
        1992 (first half)
        1997 (second half)
        1998
        1999
        2000
        2001
        2002
        2005 (first half)

        The album sold 3,614,000 copies on shops, those preivous years add up around 313,000 sales. The biggest of all are 2001 and 2002 were Thriller sold around 60K on each of those years. Other years are basically the worsts of Thriller, when it sold barely an average of 25K per year (which still pretty decent though).

        Then club sales :

        182,000 copies up to 1992 (Q Magazine)

        (Club)
        1993 --- 4,171
        1994 --- 10,358
        1995 --- 11,842
        1996 --- 9,719
        1997 --- 4,132
        1998 --- 3,170
        1999 --- 4,807
        2000 --- 3,102
        2001 --- 2,530
        2002 --- 1,105
        2003 --- 1,416
        2004 --- 62
        2005 --- 250
        2006 --- 83
        2007 --- ?????
        Total Sales --- 56,747

        It sold a total of 239K on clubs.

        We should now check certifications. It was certified for a shipment of 3,300,000 copies on 1992, Jul 1. At that time :
        2,995,776 copies sold on shops
        182,000 copies sold on clubs

        By late 2006, 3,614,000 copies sold

        It added 57K from Clubs and 3650 (shop sales end of 2008) - 2996 = 654K from Shops since that award. That's 710K sold since the last award. We will consider a conservative shipment figure of 730K, since some of those sales were already counted in the shipment of 1992.

        This adds for 4,030,000 copies shipped in UK up to the end of 2008.

        NOTE : This total doesn't include sales of 'Thriller 25', which adds another 310K shipped, for a grand total of 4,405,000 copies, enough for 14xPlatinum awards.

        by 28/06/2009, 3,666,994 copies sold
        by 05/07/2009, 3,690,650 copies sold
        by 12/07/2009, 3,723,569 copies sold
        by 19/07/2009, 3,747,159 copies sold
        by 26/07/2009, 3,762,761 copies sold

        8,238 week ending 09/08/2009.

        248,000 copies sold in 2009.

        Adding its shop sales prior to 2009 of 3,65 million exactly, it means sales of 3,898,000 up to the end of 2009, according to OCC, and excluding Thriller 25.

        OCC sales were of 4,096,000 copies up to 23/08/2009, counting Thriller 25 sales.

        Assuming 260,000 copies shipped in 2009, the total shipment of 'Thriller', excluding Thriller 25 (see below), is up to 4,290,000 copies at the end of 2009.


        -------- Ain't No Sunshine --------
        Peak Position : NC
        Weeks Charted : NC (top 100/200)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : NA
        Year Of Original Release : 1982
        Year Of CD Release : NR

        This album is a compilation released by Astan. It has never been reedited in Cassette or in CD. I estimate it at only 15,000 copies shipped.

        -------- 18 Greatest Hits --------
        Peak Position : #1 (3)
        Weeks Charted : 58 (top 100/200)
        BPI Certification : 300,000 (1983, Nov 16)
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 25,769
        Year Of Original Release : 1983
        Year Of CD Release : 1988
        1983 - #14

        In the hype of the Thriller smash, the Motown decided to release this record with a solid TV promotion campaign. The compilation goes to #1, staying there for 3 weeks.
        The album ended the year at #14. I estimate sales at around 425K by the year end. It charted almost all year of 1984. I estimate its sales at 85K for this year, just under the year end top 100.
        The album hasn't charted again until the Bad Tour in 88, but it was by far the strongest catalog seller from Motown. Here are realistic estimates year by year, considering that it was selling around half of Off The Wall sales :

        85 - 30K
        86 - 10K
        87 - 15K
        88 - 40K
        89 - 18K
        90 - 10K
        91 - 10K

        In 92, "Motown Greatest Hits" was released. From that date, Motown released hits packages again and again and "18 Greatest Hits" ended selling barely the same as the previous compilation from 1975. I estimate its sales from 92 to now at 50K, an average of 3K per year.

        The total is 693K. That album, like Off The Wall, certainly sold loads on clubs yet. Adding 15% of its sales to consider this point, 797K. I estimate it at 820,000 copies shipped from its release to now.

        -------- ET - The Extra-Terrestrial --------
        Peak Position : #82
        Weeks Charted : 2 (top 100)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : NA
        Year Of Original Release : 1983
        Year Of CD Release : NR

        This album isn't avalaible since ever. It has surprisingly charted for 2 weeks and sold some copies over 1983 before being deleted due to conflits between majors. I guess it hasn't shipped more than 15,000 copies before being deleted.

        -------- 9 Singles Pack --------
        Peak Position : #66
        Weeks Charted : 3 (top 100)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : NA
        Year Of Original Release : 1983
        Year Of CD Release : NR
        1984 - 10,000 copies sold (#864)

        Just like E.T., this album wasn't even supposed to chart. But it charted - and even at Christmas. Its shipment is likely around 30,000 copies with 15-18K sold in 83 and 10K in 84.

        -------- The Great Love Songs Of Michael Jackson --------
        Peak Position : NC
        Weeks Charted : NC (top 100)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : NA
        Year Of Original Release : 1984
        Year Of K7 Release : 1990

        Another Motown compilation. It was reedited on cassette but never on CD. It isn't selling anymore. I estimate it at 20,000 copies.

        -------- Anthology --------
        Peak Position : NC
        Weeks Charted : NC (top 100)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : NA
        Year Of Original Release : 1984
        Year Of CD Release : 1989

        The definitive Motown package, the one always rated as the essential one. It was edited on CD as soon as in 89 and one cassette one year later, so the demand was not bad for this product. It stopped selling when a new 'Anthology' was released in 1995. I think it sold pretty decently during the 80's yet, I estimate its shipment at 50,000 copies shipped.

        -------- Farewell My Summer Love --------
        Peak Position : #9
        Weeks Charted : 14 (top 100)
        BPI Certification : 100,000 (1984, Jul 9)
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 26,869
        Year Of Original Release : 1984
        Year Of CD Release : NR
        1984 - 82,000 copies sold (#109)

        Another Motown stuff using the Thriller hype to sell some records. It sold 82K in 84 and shipped over 100K by July 9. By late 80's, it shipped at least 130K, adding 2K per year over 2 decades (since it looks like that one still selling some copies), the total is 170,000 copies shipped.

        -------- Looking Back to Yesterday --------
        Peak Position : NC
        Weeks Charted : NC (top 100)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 629,182
        Year Of Original Release : 1986
        Year Of CD Release : 1992

        This is another Motown package, which has on it some rare songs or so. It isn't out of print so it has been selling for 22 years, released on all supports. I estimate its sales at 40,000 copies.

        -------- Their Very Best Back To Back --------
        Peak Position : #21
        Weeks Charted : 10 (top 100)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : NA
        Year Of Original Release : 1986
        Year Of CD Release : NR

        Despite peaking at #21, that album sold rather decently in 1986 thanks to the Christmas period. It wasn't certified but has shipped around 100K at release. It is out of print for long, when all was said and done the estimated shipment is 125,000.

        -------- Ben/Got to Be There --------
        Peak Position : NC
        Weeks Charted : NC (top 100)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 535,163
        Year Of Original Release : 1986
        Year Of CD Release : 1990

        The first 2 albums set of Jackson career. It was the easiest way to get the 2 firsts and best selling Jackson Motown albums. It has been released on CD quickly and still selling nowadays. I estimate it at 30,000 copies shipped, with probably a peak of its sales during the Bad Tour.

        -------- Bad --------
        Peak Position : #1 (5)
        Weeks Charted : 180 (top 100/200)
        BPI Certification : 3,900,000 (1992, Jul 1)
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 624
        Year Of Original Release : 1987
        Year Of CD Release : 1991
        It sold 350,000 copies on its first week.
        1987 - 1,650,000 copies sold (#1)
        1988 - 980,000 (#3)
        1989 - 360,000 (#34)

        (shop)
        1992 --- 54,435 (")
        1993 --- 74,707
        1994 --- 15,546
        1995 --- 18,633
        1996 --- 16,725
        1997 --- 16,532 (")
        1998 --- ?????
        1999 --- ?????
        2000 --- ?????
        2001 --- ?????
        2002 --- ?????
        2003 --- ?????
        2004 --- ?????
        2005 --- 4,634 (")
        2006 --- 22,006
        2007 --- 1,795 (")
        Total --- 225,013

        (Club Sales)
        1993 --- 3,451
        1994 --- 5,392
        1995 --- 5,472
        1996 --- 4,838
        1997 --- 2,991
        1998 --- 1,554
        1999 --- 1,207
        2000 --- 1,500
        2001 --- 1,223
        2002 --- 766
        2003 --- 666
        2004 --- 80
        2005 --- 105
        2006 --- 12
        2007 ---
        Total --- 29,257 (+255,000 before 1st July 1992)

        Club sales to date : 285,000 (one year missing)

        Now, retail sales from Sony :

        3,796,030 up to 1st July 1992. Total of 3,992,608 up to June 1997 (the data his complete).

        1998 - 6,800 sold (MW)
        1999 - 7,700 sold (MW)
        2000 - 6,400 sold (MW)
        2001 - 35,000 sold (MW) - 8 (T200w)
        2002 - 35,800 sold (MW) - 4 (T200w)
        2003 - 80,900 sold (MW) - 29 (T200w)
        2004 - 56,200 sold (MW) - 14 (T200w)
        2005 - 25,000 sold (estimate) - 4 (T200w)

        Total of 253,800 copies sold.

        With all those stats it is easier to know how much it shipped. By mid 92, when it was certified 13xP, it was up to 4,051,030 copies shipped.
        After that date, it sold 197k (92-97), 254k (97-2005), 22k (2006) and finaly 20k in 2007-2008. That's 493K sold on shops. It also sold 30K on clubs since the last certification. The total is 523k, about 540k shipped, then adding that figure to the 4051K shipped by mid 92, the album was up to 4,590,000 copies shipped by the end of 2008.

        2009

        Shop sales of 3,609,592 by 28/06/2009, up to 3,771,000 by 23/08/2009.

        10,397 week ending 09/08/2009.
        282,000 copies sold in 2009.

        Assuming 300,000 copies shipped in 2009, total of 4,890,000 copies shipped by the end of 2009.


        -------- Love Songs --------
        Peak Position : #12
        Weeks Charted : 24 (top 100)
        BPI Certification : 300,000 (1988, Jan 8)
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 73,365
        Year Of Original Release : 1987
        Year Of CD Release : 1992
        1987 - 250,000 (#68)
        1988 - 125,000
        1989 - 30,000

        As we can see, the album sold 405,000 copies on shops up to late 89. It was for sure a decent seller on early 90's before to drop to modest sales by now. An average of 4K over that period seems fine, which is like 75K to add at 405K.
        As usual, club sales are missing. I estimate its shipment at 545,000 copies.

        -------- The Michael Jackson Mix --------
        Peak Position : #27
        Weeks Charted : 25 (top 100)
        BPI Certification : 300,000 (1989, Aug 3)
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 417,709
        Year Of Original Release : 1987
        Year Of CD Release : NR
        1987 - 10,000
        1988 - 150,000
        1989 - 35,000

        This Mix album topped the Platinum award despite shop sales around 185K by that time. It probably sold well on clubs. Since that award, It would be lucky to have ship more than 30K, so I estimate its shipment at 330,000 copies.

        -------- Original Soul --------
        Peak Position : NC
        Weeks Charted : NC (top 100)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : NA
        Year Of Original Release : 1987
        Year Of CD Release : 1992

        Original Soul is a compilation a bit special. First because most songs were rearranged, second because it countains one new song (25 miles, cover of Starr) and third because that one was used das a single. It was first released in late 87 (US) then in early 88 in Europe. It missed to chart, but has for sure registered some sales though, it was reedited in 92 on CD/Cassette. The estimate of this record is 40,000.

        -------- Bad Souvenir Singles Pack --------
        Peak Position : #91
        Weeks Charted : 1(top 100)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : NA
        Year Of Original Release : 1987
        Year Of CD Release : NR
        1988 - 15,000

        A similar package was released during the Thriller era and sold pretty well for this kind of stuff. This one has done the same, charting 1 year after being released. Just like the previous one, I estimate its shipment at 30,000.

        -------- Dangerous --------
        Peak Position : #1 (1)
        Weeks Charted : 117 (top 100)
        BPI Certification : 1,800,000 (1993, Oct 1)
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 3,888 & 4,356
        Year Of Original Release : 1991
        Shipped 750,000 copies prior to release.
        It sold 205,000 copies in only 3 days.
        Jan 90 - March 95 - 1,830,000
        Jan 90 - April 96 - 1,850,000
        Jan 90 - Jan 98 - 1,870,000

        We have a lot less informations about that one than about the previous 3 big albums. We have not its year end sales in 91/92/93 to know how much it sold since the last certification. It sold close or even more than Bad figures from 94 to early 2000's. I estimate its sales at 220K on shops since the last award. Considering that it sold exactly 2 million copies by now, the award of 93 was certainly already overdue. I do not think it sold much on clubs through, maybe 100K.

        With figures up to January 3 2009, Virgin Book of British Hit Albums shows this album as being his third best seller, with 2,165,000 copies sold. On 28/06/2009, Music Week referred to a figure of 2,010,069 copies. The figure of OCC is likely to include Music Clubs. With excess shipment, up to 2,200,000 by the end of 2008.

        2009

        2,810 week ending 09/08/2009.

        108,000 copies sold in 2009 (#144 of the year).

        -------- Motown Greatest Hits --------
        Peak Position : #53
        Weeks Charted : 2 (top 75)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 26,743
        Year Of Original Release : 1992

        After several years without releasing a single Jackson record, Motown scheduled that one, 'Motown Greatest Hits', in 92. It charted 2 weeks in the top 75 peaking at #53. It sold probably decent on catalog until the release of new hits packages in 96 and 97. I estimate its sales as follow :

        92 - 35K
        93 - 15K
        94 - 10K
        95 - 10K
        96-08 - 40K

        Adding shipment/club sales, I estimate it at 130,000 copies sold.

        -------- Tour Souvenir Pack --------
        Peak Position : #32
        Weeks Charted : 3 (top 75)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 430,803
        Year Of Original Release : 1992

        Another Tour pack, that one during the Dangerous era. It charted 3 weeks in the top 60 and shipped an estimated 30,000 copies again.

        -------- Music And Me --------
        Peak Position : NC
        Weeks Charted : NC (top 200)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 15,061
        Year Of Original Release : 1993

        This one is not the album released 20 years ago but yes another Motown compilation. It first missed the point but is always good charted on amazon and well regarded among Jackson fans. I estimate its sales at 15K during the first year and 4K per year since then, a total of 75K. With shipment/club, its sales are estimated at 90,000 copies.

        -------- Off The Wall/Dangerous --------
        Peak Position : NC
        Weeks Charted : NC (top 100)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : NA
        Year Of Original Release : 1993

        This 2CD set was released when Dangerous was always promoted. It hasn't charted yet. Estimate of 10,000 copies shipped.


        -------- Anthology, The Best Of Michael Jackson --------
        Peak Position : NC
        Weeks Charted : NC (top 100)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 101,988
        Year Of Original Release : 1995

        The updated version of the first Anthology released one decade before. This compilation of 44 songs still selling decently. Estimate of 25,000 copies shipped.

        -------- History --------
        Peak Position : #1 (1)
        Weeks Charted : 117 (top 200)
        BPI Certification : 1,200,000 (1996, Feb 1)
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 4,133
        Year Of Original Release : 1995

        Released on Friday, it sold over 100,000 by the end of Saturday.
        1995 - 1,110,000 (#5)
        1996 - 330,000 (#35)
        1997 - 90,000
        1998 - 15,000
        2003 - 30,000
        Jan 90 - April 96 - 1,320,000
        Jan 90 - Jan 98 - 1,520,000

        This one is a bit like Dangerous in terms of known informations. It sold on shops about 1,535,000 copies by late 98. From 99 to 2002, it sold maybe 5K per year, while it jumped to 30K sold in 2003. Despite not charting, it may be at 15K for 2004 and again 5K per year since then. Total shop sales are 1,615,000, it was just under the alltime top 110 list of 2006. Club sales are a mistery. They were pretty big by the release of that album, which sold loads by that way in the US due to its expensive price on normal shops. I don't know if it sold that well in UK clubs too. Still, an award on Eil shows it as 6xPlatinum in UK since Blood On The Dancefloor release, so considering it sold an additional 95,000 up to the end of 2008 I will go with a shipment estimate of 1,895,000 copies up to that date.

        2009

        35,000 in 2009 up to 09/08/2009.

        -------- Early Classics --------
        Peak Position : NC
        Weeks Charted : NC (top 200)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 11,534
        Year Of Original Release : 1996

        One more Motown compilation. That one still selling pretty well (in proportion to the others obviously) but totaly missed the top 200. In 12 years, I estimate its sales at 40,000 copies.

        -------- Blood On The Dancefloor --------
        Peak Position : #1 (2)
        Weeks Charted : 20 (top 200)
        BPI Certification : 100,000 (1997, Aug 1)
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 11,250
        Year Of Original Release : 1997
        Opened with 37,000 copies sold.
        170,000 copies sold in 1997 (#70)
        250,000 copies shipped in 4 weeks.

        That album spend 2 weeks at #1 when sales were pretty low. It shipped 250K in 4 weeks yet as reported back then by the New York Times. An award on Eil shows it Platinum since 1997. By the end of 2008 it should have shipped at least 340,000 copies.

        2009

        20,000 in 2009 up to 09/08/2009.

        -------- The Best Of Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5 --------
        Peak Position : #5
        Weeks Charted : 24 (top 200)
        BPI Certification : 100,000 (1997, Aug 1)
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 862
        Year Of Original Release : 1997
        1997 - 90,000 (#121)

        Motown weren't bored of releasing Jackson compilations. That album did very well though, selling 90K in 1997 and charting again in 98, 2001 (as high as #33) and 2003, it is a good catalog seller. Estimates year by year as follow :

        98 - 25K
        99 - 15K
        00 - 15K
        01 - 45K
        02 - 15K
        03 - 25K
        04 - 15K
        05 - 10K
        06 - 10K
        07 - 10K
        08 - 10K

        That's a total of 285K on shops. I estimate shipment at 320,000 up to the end of 2008.

        2009

        2,650 week ending 09/08/2009.

        119,500 copies sold in 2009 (#133 of the year).

        Shipment around 440,000 copies.

        -------- Got to Be There/Forever Michael --------
        Peak Position : NC
        Weeks Charted : NC (top 200)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 474,528
        Year Of Original Release : 1999

        Another 2CD set, this one with the first and the last of the four studio Motown albums. Despite being on sale for 9 years, I estimate it at only 2,000 copies shipped.

        -------- Forever Michael/Music and Me/Ben --------
        Peak Position : NC
        Weeks Charted : NC (top 200)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 539,177
        Year Of Original Release : 2000

        One more Motown record, that one has 3 albums on it - Forever Michael, Music and Me (the album, not the compilation) and Ben, excluding only the debut album, Got To Be There. As the previous one, the estimate of this compilation is 2,000 units.

        -------- Children Of the Light/Early Classics/Music And Me --------
        Peak Position : NC
        Weeks Charted : NC (top 200)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 87,468
        Year Of Original Release : 2001

        This one is a compilation of several compilations, all from Motown obviously. The first CD has songs from the J5, the second from both Jackson solo and the J5, the last has tracks from Jackson alone. It is selling a bit more than the 2 previous albums, I estimate it at 5,000.

        -------- Invincible --------
        Peak Position : #1 (1)
        Weeks Charted : 23 (top 200)
        BPI Certification : 300,000 (2001, Dec 21)
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 7,336
        Year Of Original Release : 2001
        The album sold 'only' 110,000 copies during its first week, with an initial shipment of 350,000 copies.
        2001 - 275,190 (#62)

        That album shipped 350K on release. It sold 275K in 2001, around 30K in 2002 and the same in 2003. They have certainly re-ship some copies despite the flop of the album. Estimated shipment is at 400,000 by the end of 2008.

        2009

        22,000 in 2009 up to 09/08/2009.

        -------- Greatest Hits History Vol 1 --------
        Peak Position : #15
        Weeks Charted : 55 (top 200)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 11,753
        Year Of Original Release : 2001
        Despite a modest chart run in 2001 (peak #68, 6 weeks charted), it sold probably around 40,000 copies that year, due to the Christmas market.

        In 2002, it charted every 2-3 months meaning that it was at the bottom of charts all year long. Albums sold around 1,000 copies at #200. I will go with 35,000 copies sold in 2002 (an average of 700 copies per week).
        Then in 2003 it reached its peak of #15, selling 155,000 copies (#119 of the year).
        This means a total of 230,000 copies by late 2003, when Number Ones was released. It looks like it completely stopped selling at this point.
        It sold 245,000 copies by March 2008 (rounded up at the nearest 5k). Then Music Week revealed a figure of 243,814 in late August 2008, which is like none sales in 6 months and even none sales from 2004 to now.
        It continues performing well on Amazon yet. Is it out of print in UK ? Are they simply selling the copies shipped years ago, without shifting new ones ? Looks likely.
        Estimated shipment at 260,000 copies.

        -------- Michael Jackson Love Songs --------
        Peak Position : NC
        Weeks Charted : NC (top 200)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 168,382
        Year Of Original Release : 2002

        I will go with a shipment of 5,000 copies.

        -------- Number Ones --------
        Peak Position : #1 (2)
        Weeks Charted : 152 (top 200)
        BPI Certification : 1,800,000 (2009, Aug 14)
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 1,563
        Year Of Original Release : 2003
        Year end sales :
        2003 960,848
        2004 310,000 (More like 308k actualy)
        2005 101,000
        2006 114,300
        2007 90,000 (88k ?)

        We have a perfect picture of its shop sales. We are missing club sales/excess shipment. It was around 1,1m when it was certified at 1,2m.

        Cumulative sales :
        1,175,000 copies sold by July 10 2004.
        1,323,236 copies sold by July 24 2005.
        1,571,000 copies sold by end of 2007.
        1,592,563 copies sold by late August 2008.
        1,653,513 copies sold by 28/06/2009
        1,709,988 copies sold by 05/07/2009
        1,739,133 copies sold by 12/07/2009
        1,753,708 copies sold by 19/07/2009

        2009

        2,384 week ending 09/08/2009.
        201,000 copies sold in 2009.

        That means just 1,8 million copies sold over the counter by the end of 2009. It shipped as much earlier, as showned by last BPI award to date for this album, 6xPlatinum in August 14 2009.

        An estimated shipment as of the end of 2009 is 1,840,000 copies.



        -------- The Ultimate Collection --------
        Peak Position : #75
        Weeks Charted : 5 (top 200)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 33,649
        Year Of Original Release : 2004

        Despite a relatively poor chart run, this box set registered ok sales thanks to Christmas. I guess it sold close to 30K during its first month and it should be around 50,000 copies shipped by now.

        -------- Off The Wall/Thriller --------
        Peak Position : NC
        Weeks Charted : NC (top 200)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 8,009
        Year Of Original Release : 2004

        Strangely, this one missed to chart while the box Bad/Dangerous charted, 2 albums supposed lower catalog sellers than OTW/Thriller. Likely to be due to the originals selling already pretty well. I'm sure sales of both 2CD sets are close yet so I estimate that one at 35,000 copies sold, just a few less than the following.

        -------- Bad/Dangerous --------
        Peak Position : #163
        Weeks Charted : 2 (top 200)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 76,665
        Year Of Original Release : 2004

        This 2CD set was released in 2004 and first entered in the top 200 in August 2008. This kind of stuff usualy perform well around Christmas. It is very hard to say how much that album sold in 4 years, I will go with an estimate of 40,000 copies shipped.

        -------- Blood On The Dancefloor/Invincible --------
        Peak Position : 112
        Weeks Charted : 1 (top 200)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 263,332 & 294,995
        Year Of Original Release : 2004

        That's pretty obvious that BOTDF/Invincible box is selling much less than the 2 other box of that kind. It sold maybe 10,000 copies since its release. Sold 2,134 copies the week after Jackson death, first ranking since its release at 112.

        -------- The Essential --------
        Peak Position : #1
        Weeks Charted : 29 (top 200)
        BPI Certification : 900,000 (2009, Nov 20)
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 977
        Year Of Original Release : 2005
        45,527 first week
        206,000 in 2005
        284,713 by late August 2008.
        287,436 by 31/12/2008
        300,495 by 28/06/2009
        369,824 by 05/07/2009
        483,734 by 12/07/2009
        576,102 by 19/07/2009
        633,655 by 26/07/2009
        679,526 by 02/08/2009
        713,970 by 09/08/2009
        739,940 by 16/08/2009
        757,139 by 23/08/2009
        773,051 by 30/08/2009
        786,089 by 06/09/2009
        813,318 by 27/09/2009
        862,844 by 06/12/2009

        2009 Year end data: 606,421 copies sold, ranking #24 best seller of 2009.

        Total by the end of 2009: 893,857 copies sold.

        Certified 3xPlatinum, 900,000 copies shipped, on November 20 2009 when its sales were up to 848,500 copies, with weekly sales down to 4,000 copies a week.

        As of the end of the year, around 920,000 copies shipped.

        -------- Best Of Michael Jackson & Jackson 5 --------
        Peak Position : NC
        Weeks Charted : NC (top 200)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : NA
        Year Of Original Release : 2006

        Available on import from Japan alone.

        -------- The Very Best Of Michael Jackson & Jackson 5 --------
        Peak Position : NC
        Weeks Charted : NC (top 200)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 203,027
        Year Of Original Release : 2006

        I will go with a shipment of 2,000 copies.

        -------- The Silver Collection --------
        Peak Position : NC
        Weeks Charted : NC (top 200)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 29,019
        Year Of Original Release : 2007

        Solid rankings on Amazon (currently top 1000), let say 5,000 copies shipped.

        -------- Thriller 25 --------
        Peak Position : #3
        Weeks Charted : 30 (top 200)
        BPI Certification : 300,000 (2009, Aug 14)
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 312
        Year Of Original Release : 2008
        41,000 copies sold first week
        224,000 copies sold by late August 2008
        238,698 copies sold in 2008 (#55 of the year)
        252,840 copies sold by 28/06/2009
        264,326 copies sold by 05/07/2009
        289,181 copies sold by 12/07/2009

        1,961 week ending 09/08/2009.
        73,000 in 2009 up to 13/09/2009.

        78,800 copies sold in 2009 (#196 of the year). Total sales by end of 2009 of 317,500 copies.

        It probably shipped around 330,000 copies.

        -------- Off The Wall/Invincible --------
        Peak Position : NC
        Weeks Charted : NC (top 200)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : NA
        Year Of Original Release : 2008

        1,000 copies.

        -------- King Of Pop --------
        Peak Position : #3
        Weeks Charted : 31 (top 200)
        BPI Certification : 300,000 (2009, Aug 14)
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 42 & 330
        Year Of Original Release : 2008
        25,873 first week
        22,852 second week
        161,110 sold during 2008
        242,681 sold by 28/06/2009
        269,516 sold by 05/07/2009
        284,188 sold by 12/07/2009

        2,804 week ending 09/08/2009.

        166,400 copies sold in 2009. Total sales by end of 2009 of 327,500 copies.

        Shipped around 340,000 copies.

        -------- 50 Best Songs:The Motown Years --------
        Peak Position : #4
        Weeks Charted : 7 (top 200)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : 2,063
        Year Of Original Release : 2008
        4,570 first week.

        3,135 week ending 05/07/2009.
        31,914 week ending 12/07/2009.
        22,239 week ending 19/07/2009.
        15,138 week ending 26/07/2009.

        8,484 week ending 09/08/2009.

        121,700 copies sold in 2009 (#129 of the year).

        Shipped around 140,000 copies.

        -------- The Collection --------
        Peak Position : #14
        Weeks Charted : 1 (top 200)
        BPI Certification : None
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : NA
        Year Of Original Release : 2009
        10,045 first week.
        4,329 week ending 09/08/2009.
        20,000 in 2009 up to 09/08/2009.

        Shipped around 30,000 copies.

        -------- This Is It --------
        Peak Position : #3
        Weeks Charted : 6 (top 200)
        BPI Certification : Platinum (2009, Nov 27)
        Amazon.co.uk Rank : NA
        Year Of Original Release : 2009
        78,097 week ending 01/11/2009. (debut week)
        44,541 week ending 08/11/2009.

        33,653 week ending 29/11/2009.
        42,605 week ending 06/12/2009.
        66,956 week ending 13/12/2009.
        74,009 week ending 20/12/2009.
        56,858 week ending 27/12/2009.
        9,213 week ending 03/01/2010.

        2009 Year end data: 463,538 copies sold, ranking #24 best seller of 2009.

        Shipped of about 500,000 copies.
        25 June 2009, the day the Music died

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          FRANCE

          Official Charts started in 1985 only. Unless notice, all positions concern main album chart.

          GOT TO BE THERE
          04/07/2009 180-128-142-121-190-186 (6 weeks)

          Shop sales from 2003 to 2008: 3,000

          Certifications: none
          Estimated Sales: 60,000


          BEN
          15/07/2009 162-197 (2 weeks)

          Certifications: none
          Estimated Sales: NA


          MUSIC AND ME
          11/07/2009 108 (1 week)

          Certifications: none
          Estimated Sales: NA


          BEST OF
          11/07/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 134-70-205 (3 weeks)
          30/08/2009 237-205-216-229 (7 weeks)

          Certifications: none
          Estimated Sales: NA


          OFF THE WALL
          17/07/1988 29-29-27-27 (4 weeks)
          07/10/2001 53-//-105-77 (7 weeks)
          30/05/2003 (Catalog Chart) 39 (8 weeks)
          21/11/2003 (Catalog Chart) 27-39 (10 weeks)
          14/10/2007 (Catalog Chart) 24-39 (12 weeks)
          10/02/2008 (Catalog Chart) 31-40-39-40 (16 weeks)
          27/06/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 52-12-7-9-15-18-27-30-37-54-55-86-114-124-140-157-188-226-106-116-207- (37 weeks)
          22/11/2009 (Catalog Chart) 26-35-34-//-//-29- (41 weeks)
          02/01/2010 (Comprehensive Chart) 160- (42 weeks)
          09/01/2010 (Comprehensive Chart) 123-104-132-138-127-188-157- (49 weeks)

          Shop sales from 2003 to 2008: 37,000
          Shop sales in 2009: 65,000
          Shop sales in 2010: 6,300

          Certifications: Platinum, 300,000 1995
          Estimated Sales: 600,000


          THRILLER
          17/07/1988  18-18-21-21-16-16-19-19-27-27-26-26  (12 weeks)
          09/09/1992  37-37-27-16-28-17-31-39-29-50  (22 weeks)
          06/06/1993 48 (23 weeks)
          07/10/2001 33-61-39-64-//-93-132  (29 weeks)
          14/02/2003 150 (30 weeks)
          21/11/2003 (Catalog Chart) 7-6-10-8-16-25- (36 weeks)
          02/01/2004 (Catalog Chart) 15-12-13-22-24 (41 weeks)
          11/06/2004 (Catalog Chart) 21-21-24-39-//-31  (46 weeks)
          31/12/2004 (Catalog Chart) 13-13-23-33-24 (51 weeks)
          03/06/2005 (Catalog Chart) 36-25-32-34-18-22-24-37 (59 weeks)
          23/12/2005 (Catalog Chart) 25-17- (61 weeks)
          06/01/2006 (Catalog Chart) 19-22-32 (64 weeks)
          26/05/2006 (Catalog Chart) 26-21-40-29-19-30-33 (71 weeks)
          03/11/2006 (Catalog Chart) 2-2-6-15-24-38 (77 weeks)
          10/02/2008 1-1-1-4-6-10-15-26-25-21-25-26-28-36-43-47-65-73- (95 weeks)
          15/06/2008 (Catalog Chart) 15- (96 weeks)
          22/06/2008 90-92- (98 weeks)
          04/07/2008 (Catalog Chart) 24- (99 weeks)
          11/07/2008 104-101-105-94-102-114-93-115-122-123-150-174-175-196 (113 weeks)
          27/12/2008 (Catalog Chart) 24-9-10-10-10-10-13-10-11-14-26 (124 weeks)
          23/05/2009 (Catalog Chart) 5-21-35-11-5- (129 weeks)
          27/06/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-4-8-16-23-27-28-34-40-50-27-29-46-64-80-96-96-118-79-44- (157 weeks)
          09/01/2010 (Comprehensive Chart) 19-11-17-23-29-42-46- (164 weeks)

          Shop sales from 2003 to 2008: 108,000
          Shop sales of Thriller 25 2008: 210,000
          Shop sales in 2009: 350,000 (physical) + 15,000 (digital)
          Shop sales in 2010: 20,100
          Confirmed figure: 2,500,000 when certified Diamond in 1988

          Certifications: Diamond, 1,000,000 1988
          Estimated Sales: 3,700,000


          BAD
          13/09/1987 1-1-1-1-1-1-2-2-9-9-7-7-6-6-8-8- (16 weeks)
          03/01/1988 8-10-10-10-15-15-13-13-19-19-28-28-28-28-25-25-//-//-28-28-27-27-25-25-16-16-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-9-9-12-12-19-19-14-14-22-22- (62 weeks)
          01/01/1989 29-29-17-17-14-14-24-24-14-14-28-28-29-29 (76 weeks)
          06/05/1989 37-37-34-34-46-46 (82 weeks)
          26/08/1989 43-43-29-29-40-40-34-34-46-46 (92 weeks)
          16/09/1992 42-41-33-42-31-41  (98 weeks)
          07/10/2001 43-//-61-//-101-137  (102 weeks)
          21/11/2003 (Catalog Chart) 22-26 (104 weeks)
          14/10/2007 (Catalog Chart) 24-39 (106 weeks)
          18/11/2007 (Catalog Chart) 23-24-32  (109 weeks)
          10/02/2008 (Catalog Chart) 13-15-13-9-29 (114 weeks)
          23/11/2008 (Catalog Chart) 22-29-34  (117 weeks)
          27/06/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 33-21-4-8-11-11-15-18-20-21-20-31-40-44-61-68-77-91-42-50-69-112-140-146-179-201-155-70- (145 weeks)
          09/01/2010 (Comprehensive Chart) 65-53-66-68-79-109-114- (152 weeks)

          Shop sales from 2003 to 2008: 54,000
          Shop sales in 2009: 100,000
          Shop sales in 2010: 10,000
          Confirmed figure: 1,600,000 copies by 1992

          Certifications: Diamond, 1,000,000 1989
          Estimated Sales: 1,950,000


          DANGEROUS
          20/12/1991 2-2- (2 weeks)
          01/01/1992 2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-2-3-3-4-4-4-4-6-7-8-7-8-8-10-7-7-8-9-7-6-5-5-4-2-2-2-1-3-1-1-2-3-5-6-5-4- (51 weeks)
          03/01/1993 3-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-5-5-7-8-7-8-9-10-11-13-14-12-9-7-8-11-14-19-22-20-17-17-18-16-18-17-//-//-19-24-29-34-39-39-49-54-59 (94 weeks)
          07/10/2001 68-//-67-//-137  (97 weeks)
          21/11/2003 (Catalog Chart) 26-34 (99 weeks)
          10/02/2008 (Catalog Chart) 14-21-17-11-26 (104 weeks)
          27/06/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 58-10-8-6-9-15-22-24-33-43-43-75-87-97-126-120-159-158-56-75-127-156-171-204-240- (129 weeks)
          20/12/2009 (Catalog Chart) 27- (130 weeks)
          27/12/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 215-84- (132 weeks)
          09/01/2010 (Comprehensive Chart) 67-71-85-86-95-135-141- (139 weeks)

          Shop sales from 2003 to 2008: 39,000
          Shop sales in 2009: 80,000
          Shop sales in 2010: 8,300
          Confirmed figure: 560,000 copies shipped prior to release

          Certifications: Diamond, 1,000,000 1992
          Estimated Sales: 2,500,000


          MOTOWN GREATEST HITS
          25/03/1992 (Compilation Chart) 6-6 (2 weeks)

          Certifications: none
          Estimated Sales: 100,000


          ANTHOLOGY
          11/07/2009 (Compilation Chart) 79-184 (2 weeks)

          Certifications: none
          Estimated Sales: NA


          HISTORY
          11/06/1995 1-1-2-3-3-3-3-5-5-3-4-4-4-4-5-5-6-6-6-7-10-13-8-11-11-6-6-3-2-2- (30 weeks)
          07/01/1996 2-3-3-2-3-3-4-6-7-10-7-8-9-15-15-18-20-20-20-15-16-16-13-14-21-22-32-27-27-32-31-33-32-36-48-41-//-//-48-//-//-47-13-10-13-18-11-10-11-10- (75 weeks)
          05/01/1997 11-16-26-25-40-34-37-50 (83 weeks)
          20/04/1997 24-8-3-10-13-17-24-37-33-27-35-//-//-//-50 (95 weeks)
          10/02/2008 (Catalog Chart)  4-6-5-6-10-24-28  (102 weeks)
          27/06/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 86-83-9-7-5-8-19-20-26-37-42-65-80-94-112-140-136-127-64-81-117-161-160-170-218- (126 weeks)
          20/12/2009 (Catalog Chart) 23- (127 weeks)
          27/12/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 239 (128 weeks)

          Shop sales from 2003 to 2008: 23,000
          Shop sales in 2009: 68,000

          Certifications: Diamond, 1,000,000 1996
          Estimated Sales: 1,750,000


          BLOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR
          11/05/1997 1-2-3-3-7-9-9-10-16-18-21-18-20-24-31-37-42-42 (18 weeks)
          23/11/1997 41-44-47-53-64  (23 weeks)
          04/10/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 141-133-144-195-55-79-99-163-192-216- (33 weeks)
          13/12/2009 (Catalog Chart) 26-35-28 (36 weeks)

          Shop sales from 2003 to 2008: 16,000
          Shop sales in 2009: 50,000

          Certifications: Platinum, 300,000 1997
          Estimated Sales: 450,000


          GREATEST HITS HISTORY VOL 1
          04/11/2001 (Compilation Chart) 18-10-26-38 (4 weeks)
          27/06/2003 (Compilation Chart) 40-//-30 (6 weeks)

          Shop sales from 2003 to 2008: 24,000

          Certifications: none
          Estimated Sales: 100,000


          TALENTS DU SIECLE
          Released in 2001. Not eligible to chart.

          Shop sales from 2003 to 2008: 124,000

          Certifications: none
          Estimated Sales: 200,000


          INVINCIBLE
          21/10/2001 1-1-1-2-4-5-8-12-15-26 (10 weeks)
          11/01/2002  48-//-91-85-125-147  (15 weeks)
          27/06/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 141-69-18-23-29-39-46-48-65-84-93-155-190-207-//-247-//-156-183-250 (33 weeks)
          29/11/2009 (Catalog Chart) 28 (34 weeks)
          02/01/2010 (Comprehensive Chart) 203- (35 weeks)
          09/01/2010 (Comprehensive Chart) 209-197-221-218-218-//-246- (41 weeks)

          Shop sales from 2003 to 2008: 28,000
          Shop sales in 2009: 30,000
          Shop sales in 2010: 3,800
          Confirmed figure: 475,000 in 2 weeks

          Certifications: Platinum, 300,000 2001
          Estimated Sales: 600,000


          NUMBER ONES
          07/11/2003 (Compilation Chart) 5-9-14-18-21-22-19 (7 weeks)
          26/12/2003 (Compilation Chart) 21-26-26-32-32-37  (13 weeks)
          13/05/2007 (Catalog Chart) 8-3-5-3-18-33 (19 weeks)
          21/03/2009 (Catalog Chart) 39-24-14-11-25-//-17-11-25 (27 weeks)
          27/06/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 48-2-3-5-16-21-35-38-39-48-50-80-106-142-181-188-200-234-100-107-151-241-217-234- (51 weeks)
          13/12/2009 (Catalog Chart) 20-29- (53 weeks)
          27/12/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 247 (54 weeks)

          Shop sales from 2003 to 2008: 99,000
          Shop sales in 2009: 96,000

          Certifications: none
          Estimated Sales: 225,000


          THE ULTIMATE
          12/11/2004 (Compilation Chart) 29 (1 week)

          Shop sales from 2003 to 2008: 16,000

          Certifications: none
          Estimated Sales: 20,000


          THE ESSENTIAL
          22/07/2005 (Compilation Chart) 1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-4-8-11-13-15-17-22-27-30-37 (19 weeks)
          30/12/2005 (Compilation Chart) 44 (20 weeks)
          10/02/2006 (Compilation Chart) 57 (21 weeks)
          03/03/2006 (Compilation Chart) 43-57-63-42-50-50-63-65-77 (30 weeks)
          27/10/2006 (Compilation Chart) 9-10-10-13-20-25-26  (37 weeks)
          28/03/2009 (Compilation Chart) 9-8-11-12-19-23 (43 weeks)
          27/06/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 80-3-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-6-14-18-19-23-30-34-39-20-23-26-44-53-62-67-64-59-65- (#1 Compilation Chart) (70 weeks)
          09/01/2010 (Comprehensive Chart) 78-112-139-124-147-122-144- (77 weeks)

          Shop sales from 2003 to 2008: 325,000
          Shop sales in 2009: 243,000 (physical) + 18,000 (digital)
          Shop sales in 2010: 7,200

          Certifications: Double Gold, 200,000 2005
          Estimated Sales: 600,000


          KING OF POP
          13/12/2008 (Compilation Chart) 19-5-5- (3 weeks)
          03/01/2009 (Compilation Chart) 6-8-15-18-23-24-25-34-39-37 (13 weeks)
          27/06/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 2-5-6-4-4-7-12-14-17-28-31-51-58-68-76-87-98-118-51-63-92-128-93-95-100-108-104- (#1 Compilation Chart) (40 weeks)
          09/01/2010 (Comprehensive Chart) 129-225- (42 weeks)

          Shop sales 2008-2009: 165,000 (physical) + 5,000 (digital)
          Shop sales in 2010: 2,000

          Certifications: Platinum, 100,000 2009
          Estimated Sales: 180,000


          THE COLLECTION
          27/06/2009 22-1- (2 weeks)
          02/08/2009* (Comprehensive Chart) 164- (3 weeks)
          11/07/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 30-15-8-10-6-16-34-34-49-126-159-107-142-158-156-150-53-37-36-54-67-66-70-67-64-89- (29 weeks)
          09/01/2010 (Comprehensive Chart) 107-163-224-220-224-158-215- (36 weeks)

          *charted twice at the same time
          Shop sales in 2009: 92,000
          Shop sales in 2010: 4,600

          Certifications: Gold, 50,000 2009
          Estimated Sales: 110,000


          THE MOTOWN YEARS
          11/07/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 10-10-14-22-29-32-42-64-67-105-146-186-227-202-238-//-//-222-230 (17 weeks)

          Shop sales: 45,000

          Certifications: none
          Estimated Sales: 50,000


          HELLO WORLD - THE MOTOWN SOLO COLLECTION
          06/09/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 210 (1 week)

          Shop sales: 1,500

          Certifications: none
          Estimated Sales: 2,000


          THRILLER / OFF THE WALL
          11/10/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 197-93-79-71-86-116-158-185-218-248- (10 weeks)
          20/12/2009 (Catalog Chart) 21- (11 weeks)
          27/12/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 242 (12 weeks)

          Shop sales: 9,400

          Certifications: none
          Estimated Sales: 12,000


          BAD / DANGEROUS
          11/10/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 240-109-119-102-115-150-222- (7 weeks)
          29/11/2009 (Catalog Chart) 21-27-35 (10 weeks)

          Shop sales: 6,700

          Certifications: none
          Estimated Sales: 9,000


          INVINCIBLE / BLOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR
          18/10/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 183-236-203-208- (4 weeks)
          15/11/2009 (Catalog Chart) 39 (5 weeks)

          Shop sales: 3,900

          Certifications: none
          Estimated Sales: 5,000


          THE REMIX SUITE
          31/10/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 80-244 (2 weeks)

          Shop sales: 2,300

          Certifications: none
          Estimated Sales: 4,000


          THIS IS IT
          31/10/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 1-1-1-5-10-11-14-20-10-20- (10 weeks)
          09/01/2010 (Comprehensive Chart) 25-35-45-56-61-49-37- (17 weeks)

          Shop sales in 2009: 212,000 (physical) + 8,000 (digital)
          Shop sales in 2010: 15,300

          Certifications: Triple Platinum, 300,000 2009
          Estimated Sales: 300,000


          LA LEGENDE DE LA POP
          07/11/2009 (Comprehensive Chart) 93-163 (2 weeks)

          Shop sales: 2,300

          Certifications: none
          Estimated Sales: 3,000
          25 June 2009, the day the Music died

          Comment


          • #6
            GERMANY

            CHARTS

            SINGLES
            19.11.1979 #13 (29) Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
            31.03.1980 #58 (10) Rock With You
            03.01.1983 #53 (6) The Girl Is Mine
            21.02.1983 #2 (40) Billie Jean
            09.05.1983 #2 (34) Beat It

            18.07.1983 #16 (11) Wanna Be Startin' Something
            10.10.1983 #64 (3) Human Nature
            21.05.1984 #51 (5) P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
            20.02.1984 #9 (30) Thriller
            06.08.1984 #51 (7) Farewell My Summer Love
            03.08.1987 #2 (14) I Just Can't Stop Loving You
            28.09.1987 #4 (26) Bad

            07.12.1987 #12 (18) The Way You Make Me Feel
            29.02.1988 #23 (14) Man In The Mirror
            06.06.1988 #3 (31) Dirty Diana'
            15.08.1988 #10 (14) Another Part Of Me
            14.11.1988 #9 (31) Smooth Criminal

            13.03.1989 #16 (14) Leave Me Alone
            24.07.1989 #23 (12) Liberian Girl
            18.11.1991 #2 (37) Black Or White
            24.02.1992 #8 (24) Remember The Time

            18.05.1992 #15 (22) In The Closet
            28.09.1992 #18 (11) Jam
            20.07.1992 #9 (19) Who Is It
            16.11.1992 #3 (36) Heal The World
            08.03.1993 #10 (19) Give In To Me

            05.07.1993 #12 (30) Will You Be There
            20.12.1993 #45 (5) Gone Too Soon
            12.06.1995 #8 (14) Scream
            28.08.1995 #4 (30) You Are Not Alone

            20.11.1995 #1(6) (35) Earth Song
            01.04.1996 #1(3) (40) They Don't Care About Us

            23.09.1996 #21 (18) Stranger In Moscow
            28.04.1997 #5 (14) Blood On The Dancefloor
            14.07.1997 #14 (20) History
            22.10.2001 #6 (9) You Rock My World
            17.12.2001 #76 (4) Cry
            15.12.2003 #29 (6) One More Chance
            11.02.2008 #21 (9) Girl Is Mine (w Will I Am)
            07.04.2008 #63 (11) Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008 (w Akon)
            13.07.2009 #99 (1) Dangerous
            20.07.2009 #71 (2) Smile

            ALBUMS
            07.01.1980 #25 (25) Off The Wall
            24.01.1983 #1(11)(52)(175) Thriller
            16.07.1984 #40 (7) Farewell My Summer Love
            14.09.1987 #1(11)(36)(118) Bad
            02.12.1991 #1(1)(50)(134) Dangerous
            26.06.1995 #1(2)(28)(122) HIStory

            26.05.1997 #2(/)(9)(37) Blood On The Dance Floor
            11.11.2001 #1(1)(2)(16) Invincible
            30.11.2003 #2(/)(7)(36) Number Ones
            07.09.2005 #10(1)(15) The Essential
            15.02.2008 #2(/)(3)(15) Thriller 25

            01.09.2008 #1(7)(14)(45) King Of Pop
            07.07.2009 #2(/)(7)(24) The Collection
            14.07.2009 #36 (5) The Motown Years
            17.08.2009 #37 (3) The Ultimate Collection
            07.09.2009 #58 (3) Bad / Dangerous
            05.11.2009 #3(/)(4)(14) This Is It

            CERTIFICATIONS

            SINGLES - 2,500,000
            Black Or White - Gold - 250,000
            Heal The World - Gold - 250,000
            You Are Not Alone - Gold - 250,000
            Earth Song - 2xPlatinum - 1,000,000
            They Don't Care About Us - Platinum - 500,000
            Blood On The Dance Floor - Gold - 250,000

            ALBUMS - 9,000,000
            Off The Wall - Gold - 250,000 (1995)
            Thriller - 3xPlatinum - 1,500,000 (1995)
            Bad - 4xPlatinum - 2,000,000 (1995)
            Dangerous - 4xPlatinum - 2,000,000 (1993)
            HIStory - 4xPlatinum - 2,000,000 (07/2009)
            Blood On The Dancefloor - Gold - 250,000 (1997) - 445,000 (1997, after 1 month)
            Invincible - Platinum - 300,000 (2001)
            Number Ones - Gold - 100,000 (2004)
            King Of Pop - 5xGold - 500,000 (10/2009)
            This Is It - Gold - 100,000 (12/2009)


            ESTIMATIONS

            SINGLES - Physicals - 8,090,000
            Michael Jackson Don't Stop Til You Get Enough 140,000
            Michael Jackson Rock With You 20,000
            Michael Jackson The Girl Is Mine 10,000
            Michael Jackson Billie Jean 520,000
            Michael Jackson Beat It 340,000
            Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 110,000
            Michael Jackson Human Nature 10,000
            Michael Jackson P.Y.T. 20,000
            Michael Jackson Say Say Say 240,000
            Michael Jackson Thriller 160,000
            Michael Jackson Farewell My Summer Love 30,000
            Michael Jackson Somebody's Watching Me 300,000
            Michael Jackson I Just Can't Stop Loving You 200,000
            Michael Jackson Bad 190,000
            Michael Jackson The Way You Make Me Feel 120,000
            Michael Jackson Man In The Mirror 90,000
            Michael Jackson Dirty Diana 300,000
            Michael Jackson Another Part Of Me 80,000
            Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal 180,000
            Michael Jackson Leave Me Alone 70,000
            Michael Jackson Liberian Girl 60,000
            Michael Jackson Black Or White 510,000
            Michael Jackson Remember The Time 140,000
            Michael Jackson In The Closet 140,000
            Michael Jackson Who Is It 150,000
            Michael Jackson Jam 60,000
            Michael Jackson Heal The World 370,000
            Michael Jackson Give It To Me 170,000
            Michael Jackson Will You Be There 190,000
            Michael Jackson Gone Too Soon 20,000
            Michael Jackson Scream 180,000
            Michael Jackson You Are Not Alone 450,000
            Michael Jackson Earth Song 1090,000
            Michael Jackson They Don't Care About Us 840,000
            Michael Jackson Stranger In Moscow 140,000
            Michael Jackson Blood On The Dancefloor 140,000
            Michael Jackson History 230,000
            Michael Jackson You Rock My World 60,000
            Michael Jackson Cry 10,000
            25 June 2009, the day the Music died

            Comment


            • #7
              REST OF EUROPE
              Certified sales
              Published sales
              Scanned/Calculated sales

              AUSTRIA

              Off The Wall - Gold - 25,000 (1995)
              Thriller - 8xPlatinum - 400,000 (18-07-2008)
              Bad - 4xPlatinum - 200,000 (07-04-1993)
              Dangerous - 4xPlatinum - 200,000 (10-06-1997)
              HIStory - 2xPlatinum - 100,000 (19-12-1996)
              Blood On The Dancefloor - Gold - 25,000 (12-05-1997)
              Invincible - Gold - 20,000 (29-10-2001)
              Number Ones - Gold - 15,000 (17-11-2003)
              King Of Pop - The Austrian Edition - Gold - 10,000 (26-08-2008) + 40,000+ (2009 only)
              This Is It - Gold - 10,000 (2009)

              BELGIUM

              Thriller - 11xPlatinum - 550,000
              HIStory - 5xPlatinum - 250,000 (1996)
              Blood On The Dancefloor - Platinum - 50,000 (1997)
              Invincible - Platinum - 50,000 (2001)
              The Essential - Gold - 25,000 (28/07/2007)
              Thriller 25 - Gold - 15,000 (01/03/2008)
              Greatest Hits - History Vol. 1 - Gold - 25,000 (17/07/2009)
              King Of Pop - The Belgian Edition - Platinum - 30,000 (17/07/2009)
              The Collection - Platinum - 30,000 (04/09/2009)
              50 The Motown Years - Gold - 15,000 (07/08/2009)
              This Is It - Platinum - 30,000 (20/11/2009)

              CZECHOSLOVAKIA

              Thriller - 100,000 (imports, April 1985)

              CZECH REPUBLIC

              This Is It - 3xPlatinum - 18,000 (2009)

              DENMARK

              HIStory - 6xPlatinum - 300,000 (2001)
              Blood On The Dancefloor - 2xPlatinum - 60,000 (2009)
              Invincible - Gold - 25,000 (2001)
              Thriller - 6xPlatinum - 180,000 (2008)
              Bad (2001 ed.) - Gold - 15,000 (2009)
              Dangerous (2001 ed.) - Gold - 15,000 (2009)
              The Essential - Gold - 15,000 (2009)
              The Collection - 3xPlatinum - 90,000 (2009)
              50 The Motown Years - 10,000 (2009)
              This Is It - Platinum - 36,000 (2009)

              FINLAND

              Thriller - 119,061 (2009)
              Bad - 51,287 (2008)
              Dangerous - 61,896 (2008)
              HIStory - 61,352 (2008)
              Blood On The Dancefloor - 23,162 (2007)
              Invincible - 16,621 (2007)
              The Essential - 20,169 (2009)
              This Is It - 10,230 (2009)

              GREECE

              Thriller - Platinum - 100,000 (1983)
              This Is It - Platinum - 6,000

              IRELAND

              Number Ones - 5xPlatinum - 75,000 (2004)
              Thriller 25 - Gold - 7,500 (2008)

              ITALY

              Studio Albums - Motown
              Got To Be There - 1,700 (2009 only)
              Ben - 1,000 (2009 only)
              Music & Me - 1,500 (2009 only)

              Compilations - Motown
              Best Of - 300 (2009 only)
              The Very Best Of Michael Jackson & the Jackson 5 - 800 (2009 only)
              The Motown Years - 11,000 (2009)
              Gold - 2,000 (2009)
              The Remix Suite - 600 (2009)
              Hello World, the Motown Collection - 1,300 (2009)
              The Definitive Collection - 600 (2009)
              The Motown 50 Mixes - 500 (2009)

              Jackson 5 / Jacksons Albums
              ABC - 600 (2009 only)
              The Jacksons - 1,900 (2009 only)
              Destiny - 2,200 (2009 only)
              Triumph - 1,600 (2009 only)
              Victory - 2,200 (2009 only)
              Soul Legends - 600 (2009 only)
              Gold - 400 (2009 only)
              Original Albums Classics - 800 (2009)
              I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters - 300 (2009)
              Ultimate Christmas Collection - 1,600 (2009)

              Studio Albums - Sony
              Off The Wall - 350,000 (2001) + 26,000 (2009 only)
              Thriller - 1,190,000 (2001) + 94,000 (2009 only)
              Thriller 25 - Gold - 35,000 (2008) + 5,000 (2009 only)
              Bad - 1,280,000 (2001) + 57,000 (2009 only)
              Dangerous - 790,000 (2001) + 50,000 (2009 only)
              HIStory - 370,000 (2001) + 25,000 (2009 only)
              Blood On The Dancefloor - 185,000 (2001) + 22,000 (2009 only)
              Invincible - Platinum - 100,000 (2001) + 20,000 (2009 only)

              Compilations - Sony
              Greatest Hits HIStory - 2,600 (2009 only)
              Number Ones - 6,000 (2009 only)
              The Ultimate Collection - 5,000 (2009 only)
              The Essential - 45,000 (2009 only)
              King Of Pop - 129,000 (2009 only)
              This Is It - 2xPlatinum - 140,000 (2009) - 179,000 (2009)
              The Collection - 55,000 (2009)

              NETHERLAND

              Off The Wall - Platinum - 100,000 (1986)
              Thriller - 8xPlatinum - 800,000 (1996)
              Bad - Platinum - 100,000 (1987)
              Dangerous - 3xPlatinum - 300,000 (1996) - 300,000 (April 1994)
              HIStory - 3xPlatinum - 300,000 (1996) - 350,000 (June 1997)
              Blood On The Dancefloor - Platinum - 100,000 (1997)
              Invincible - Platinum - 80,000 (2001)
              Thriller 25 - Gold - 30,000 (2008)
              King Of Pop - 180,000 (2009)
              This Is It - Platinum - 50,000 (2009)

              NORWAY

              HIStory - Platinum - 50,000 (1995)
              Blood On The Dancefloor - Gold - 25,000 (1997)
              Invincible - Platinum - 50,000 (2001)
              Greatest Hits - History Vol. 1 - Gold - 20,000 (2003)
              Thriller 25 - Gold - 15,000 (2008)

              POLAND

              HIStory - Platinum - 100,000 (1996)
              Blood On The Dancefloor - Gold - 50,000 (1997)
              Invincible - Gold - 50,000 (2003)
              Thriller 25 - Platinum - 20,000 (2009)
              King Of Pop - Diamond - 100,000 (2009)
              Collection - 2xPlatinum - 40,000 (2009)
              This Is It - Platinum - 20,000 (2009)

              PORTUGAL

              Thriller 25 - Gold - 20,000 (2009)
              The Collection - Gold - 10,000 (2010)

              RUSSIA

              Number Ones - 2xPlatinum - 40,000 (2009)
              Thriller 25 - Gold - 10,000 (2009)
              King Of Pop - Platinum - 20,000 (2009)
              This Is It - Platinum - 20,000 (2009)

              SPAIN

              Thriller - 6xPlatinum - 600,000 (1984)
              Bad - 3xPlatinum - 300,000 (1988) - 400,000 (August 1988)
              Dangerous - 6xPlatinum - 600,000 (1993)
              HIStory - 3xPlatinum - 300,000 (1996)
              Blood On The Dancefloor - Platinum - 100,000 (1997)
              Invincible - Platinum - 100,000 (2001)
              Number Ones - Gold - 40,000 (2006)
              Thriller 25 - Platinum - 60,000 (2009)
              King Of Pop - Gold - 40,000 (2009)
              The Collection - Gold - 40,000 (2009)
              This Is It - Platinum - 60,000 (2009)

              SWEDEN

              Thriller - 4xPlatinum - 400,000 (2008)
              Bad - 2xPlatinum - 200,000 (1988)
              Dangerous - 3xPlatinum - 300,000 (1992) - 355,000 (1992)
              HIStory - Platinum - 100,000 (1996)
              Invincible - Gold - 40,000 (2001)
              The Essential - Gold - 30,000 (2005) - 60,000 (2009)
              Thriller 25 - Gold - 20,000 (2008)
              King Of Pop - Gold - 20,000 (2009)
              The Collection - Gold - 20,000 (2009)
              This Is It - Gold - 20,000 (2009) - 40,000 (2009)

              SWITZERLAND

              Off The Wall - Gold - 25,000 (1995)
              Thriller - 6xPlatinum - 300,000 (1995)
              Bad - 5xPlatinum - 250,000 (1988)
              Dangerous - 5xPlatinum - 250,000 (1995)
              HIStory - 3xPlatinum - 150,000 (1996)
              Blood On The Dancefloor - Platinum - 50,000 (1997)
              Invincible - Platinum - 40,000 (2001)
              Number Ones - Gold - 20,000 (2003)
              The Essential - 15,000+ (2009 only)
              Thriller 25 - Gold - 15,000 (2008) + 15,000 (2009 only)
              King Of Pop - 40,000+ (2009 only)
              The Collection - 15,000 (2009)
              This Is It - 20,000+ (2009)

              YUGOSLAVIA

              Thriller - 112,000 (june 1984)
              25 June 2009, the day the Music died

              Comment


              • #8
                REST OF AMERICA
                Certified sales
                Published sales
                Shipment 2003-now figures

                ARGENTINA
                Thriller - Diamond - 500,000 - 577,000 (1999)
                Bad - Platinum - 60,000
                HIStory - Platinum + Gold - 90,000
                Invincible - Gold - 20,000 (2001)
                Number Ones - 2xPlatinum - 80,000 (2009)
                Thriller 25 (Classic) - Gold - 20,000 (2009)
                Thriller 25 (Zombie) - Gold - 20,000 (2009)

                BRAZIL
                Got To Be There - 6,500 (codes, 2003-2009)
                Ben - 10,000 (codes, 2009)
                Music And Me - 5,000 (codes, 2009)
                Off The Wall - 60,000 (2001) + 58,000 (codes, 2003-2009)
                Thriller - 1,200,000 (2001) + 250,500 (codes, 2003-2009)
                Bad - 700,000 (2001) + 32,500 (codes, 2003-2009)
                Dangerous - 100,000 (1991) - 450,000 (2001) + 36,500 (codes, 2003-2009)
                HIStory - 100,000 (1995) - 250,000 (2001) + 11,000 (codes, 2003-2009)
                Blood On The Dancefloor - 100,000 (2001) + 12,200 (codes, 2003-2009)
                Invincible - 50,000 (01/2002) + 6,000 (codes, 2008-2009)
                Greatest Hits HIStory Vol 1 - 64,500 (codes, 2003-2009)
                Number Ones - 47,500 (codes, 2003-2009)
                Ultimate Collection - 2,000 (codes, 2004-2009)
                The Essential - 20,000 (codes, 2005-2009)
                King Of Pop - 113,000 (codes, 2008-2009)
                The Best Of Michael Jackson Live - 100,000 (codes, 2008-2009)
                50 Motown Years - 2,000 (codes, 2009)
                The Stripped Mixes - 5,000 (codes, 2009)
                The Collection - 5,000 (codes, 2009)
                This Is It - 30,000 (codes, 2009)

                CANADA
                SINGLES
                11.14.1979 #2 (24) Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
                01.23.1980 #4 (20) Rock With You
                05.07.1980 #3 (3) Off The Wall
                07.23.1980 #10 (5) She's Out Of My Life
                12.18.1982 #8 (7) The Girl Is Mine
                03.28.1983 #1(7) (20) Billie Jean
                05.16.1983 #1(2) (19) Beat It
                07.11.1983 #11 (11) Wanna Be Startin' Something
                09.26.1983 #17 (8) Human Nature
                12.05.1983 #24 (7) P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
                01.16.1984 #1(1) (19) Say Say Say
                03.19.1984 #4 (13) Thriller
                09.21.1987 #2 (14) I Just Can't Stop Loving You
                11.09.1987 #1(1) (15) Bad
                01.25.1988 #3 (18) The Way You Make Me Fell
                04.18.1988 #6 (16) Man In The Mirror
                07.18.1988 #15 (14) Dirty Diana
                09.12.1988 #46 (3) Another Part Of Me
                02.20.1989 #41 (6) Smooth Criminal
                12.16.1991 #1(8) (14) Black Or White
                03.09.1992 #5 (15) Remember The Time
                06.08.1992 #13 (16) In The Closet
                08.24.1992 #21 (9) Jam
                04.12.1993 #17 (11) Heal The World
                06.14.1993 #20 (16) Who Is It
                09.27.1993 #3 (27) Will You Be There
                07.24.1995 #5 (21) Scream
                12.04.1995 #2 (30) You Are Not Alone

                ALBUMS
                02.20.1980 #8 (8) Off The Wall
                04.18.1983 #1(13) (92) Thriller
                10.12.1987 #1(1) (51) Bad
                12.23.1991 #2 (60) Dangerous
                07.10.1995 #1(5) (23) HIStory: Past, Present & Future
                06.09.1997 #16 (5) Blood On The Dance Floor
                11.17.2001 #3 (12) Invincible
                12.08.2001 #20 (18) Greatest Hits HIStory Volume 1
                11.23.2004 #26 (12) Number Ones

                Off The Wall - Platinum - 100,000 (1980) - 300,000 (early years)
                Thriller - 2xDiamond - 2,000,000 - 2,400,000 (Dec 1986)
                Bad - 7xPlatinum - 700,000 (1988) - 800,000 (Nov 1991)
                Dangerous - 6xPlatinum - 600,000 (1993)
                HIStory - 5xPlatinum - 500,000 (1995)
                Blood On The Dancefloor - Gold - 50,000 (1997)
                The Best Of Michael Jackson - 100,000 (2004)
                Invincible - 100,000 (2004)
                Thriller 25 - Gold - 50,000 (2008)

                CHILE
                Thriller - 400,000 (2008)
                Dangerous - 100,000 (1994)
                HIStory - 40,000 (1996)
                Invincible - 10,000 (2001 - 2 weeks)

                MEXICO
                Off The Wall - inhouse 3xPlatinum - 500,000 (2001)
                Thriller - Diamond + 2xPlatinum + Gold - 1,600,000 (2009)
                Bad - Platinum + Gold - 350,000 (2009) - inhouse 3xPlatinum - 450,000 (2001)
                Dangerous - 2xPlatinum + Gold - 600,000 (2009) - 500,000 (1993)
                HIStory - Platinum + Gold - 350,000 (2009)
                Invincible - Gold - 75,000 (2001)
                Greatest Hits HIStory Vol 1 - Gold - 50,000 (2009)
                Number Ones - Gold - 50,000 (2005)
                The Essential - Gold - 50,000 (2009)
                Thriller 25 - Platinum + Gold - 120,000 (2009)
                King of Pop - Gold - 40,000 (2009)
                This Is It - Gold - 30,000 (2010)
                25 June 2009, the day the Music died

                Comment


                • #9
                  JAPAN

                  Over-the-counter sales while charting:
                  1979/10/21 Off The Wall #26 , 46 weeks, 102,000 [LP] 68,000 [CT] = 170,000
                  1982/12/10 Thriller #1 , 113 weeks, 936,450 [LP] 624,640 [CT] 39,620 [CD] = 1,601,000
                  1984/07/21 Farewell My Summer Love #58 , 5 weeks, 6,540 [LP] = 7,000
                  1987/08/31 BAD #1 , 32 weeks, 160,820 [LP] 188,470 [CT] 293,410 [CD] = 643,000
                  1991/11/25 Dangerous #4 , 35 weeks, 11,140 [CT] 394,600 [CD] = 406,000
                  1992/11/21 Special CD BOX #87 , 1 week, 3,770 [CD] = 4,000
                  1993/09/09 Dangerous-The remix collection #33 , 3 weeks, 21,730 [CD] = 22,000
                  1995/06/16 HIStory: Past, Present And Future Book 1 #4 , 17 weeks, 585,750 [CD] + 2009 sales = 597,576
                  1997/05/21 Blood On The Dance Floor - History In The Mix #12 , 6 weeks, 78,800 [CD] = 79,000
                  2001/10/29 Invincible #5 , 7 weeks, 118,480 [CD] + 2009 sales = 134,543
                  2001/11/14 Greatest Hits: HIStory - Volume 1 #70 , 2 weeks, 4,569 [CD] + 2009 sales = 7,081
                  2003/11/19 Number Ones #6 , 14 weeks, 152,858 [CD] + 2009 sales = 226,980
                  2004/12/15 The Ultimate Collection #47 , 4 weeks, 9,835 [CD] = 10,000

                  +

                  This Is It #1 = 415,581
                  King Of Pop #2 = 557,730
                  The Essential #27 = 84,653
                  The Essential (2009) #32 = 8,893
                  The Essential 3.0 (2009) #56 = 5,114
                  Best of #116 = 11,723
                  Best of = 14,259
                  One Night In Japan #239 = 542
                  Off The Wall (2009) #22 = 17,143
                  Off The Wall (2009) #144 = 3,846
                  Off The Wall (2003) #211 = 611
                  Thriller (07/2009) #14 = 24,348
                  Thriller (2001) #119 = 7,694
                  Thriller (2000) #134 = 17,200
                  Thriller (03/2009) #200 = 1,591
                  Thriller 25 #2 = 121,799
                  Bad (2009) #21 = 17,618
                  Bad (2001) #127 = 3,364
                  Bad (2001) #197 = 647
                  Bad (2001) #262 = 464
                  Dangerous (2009) #28 = 15,743
                  Dangerous (2001) #101 = 10,407
                  Dangerous (2001) #234 = 788
                  HIStory (2009) #35 = 6,934
                  Soul Source Production = 4,926
                  Ultimate (2009) = 1,309
                  Best Selection (2009) #108 = 1,278
                  Hello World (2009) #149 = 870
                  The Very Best Of Michael and Jackson Five = 14,748
                  Ben (02/12/2003) #252 = 1,696
                  Super Best (2009) #236 = 1,186

                  Known shipment figures:
                  Off The Wall - 500,000 (2003)
                  Thriller - 2,500,000 (2009)
                  Bad - 1,000,000 (2003)
                  Dangerous - 800,000 (2003)
                  HIStory - 750,000 (2003)
                  Blood On The Dancefloor - 180,000 (2003)
                  Invincible - 200,000 (2003)
                  Number Ones - 250,000 (12/2009) (Platinum)
                  The Essential - 100,000 (09/2009) (Gold)
                  King Of Pop - 500,000 (11/2009) (2xPlatinum)
                  This Is It - 250,000 (11/2009) (Platinum)
                  25 June 2009, the day the Music died

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    AUSTRALIA

                    SINGLES
                    21.02.1972 #83 (8) Got To Be There
                    01.05.1972 #16 (18) Rockin' Robin
                    23.10.1972 #1(8) (26) Ben
                    17.09.1973 #31 (14) Happy
                    18.03.1974 #98 (2) Morning Glow
                    22.10.1979 #1(3) (31) Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
                    18.02.1980 #4 (21) Rock With You
                    12.05.1980 #94 (4) Off The Wall
                    30.06.1980 #17 (12) She's Out Of My Life
                    31.08.1980 #9 (35) One Day In Your Life
                    15.11.1982 #4 (13) The Girl Is Mine

                    28.02.1983 #1(5) (30) Billie Jean
                    16.05.1983 #2 (26) Beat It
                    08.08.1983 #25 (11) Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
                    24.10.1983 #4 (22) Say Say Say
                    14.11.1983 #64 (9) Human Nature
                    16.01.1984 #3 (38) Thriller
                    02.04.1984 #40 (5) P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
                    23.07.1984 #68 (7) Farewell My Summer Love
                    10.08.1987 #10 (10) I Just Can't Stop Loving You
                    28.09.1987 #4 (24) Bad
                    23.11.1987 #5 (24) The Way You Make Me Feel
                    29.02.1988 #8 (12) Man In The Mirror

                    23.05.1988 #26 (19) Dirty Diana
                    22.08.1988 #44 (7) Another Part Of Me
                    12.12.1988 #16 (19) Smooth Criminal
                    01.05.1989 #42 (8) Leave Me Alone
                    04.09.1989 #46 (5) Liberian Girl
                    18.11.1991 #1(8) (33) Black Or White
                    10.02.1992 #6 (24) Remember The Time
                    11.05.1992 #6 (15) In The Closet
                    27.06.1992 #9 (12) Jam

                    21.09.1992 #27 (8) Who Is It
                    23.11.1992 #20 (30) Heal The World
                    28.03.1993 #4 (20) Give In To Me
                    ??.??.1993 #42 (16) Will You Be There
                    11.06.1995 #2 (15) Scream
                    20.08.1995 #7 (31) You Are Not Alone

                    03.12.1995 #15 (16) Earth Song
                    28.04.1996 #16 (21) They Don't Care About
                    06.10.1996 #46 (4) Why (3T feat. Michael Jackson)
                    27.10.1996 #14 (16) Stranger In Moscow
                    04.05.1997 #5 (16) Blood On The Dance Floor
                    27.07.1997 #43 (1) History / Ghosts
                    21.10.2001 #4 (19) You Rock My World
                    16.12.2001 #43 (8) Cry
                    10.02.2008 #8 (22) Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008
                    12.07.2009 #80 (2) Thriller Megamix
                    12.07.2009 #63 (3) Human Nature
                    19.07.2009 #56 (2) Smile


                    CERTIFICATIONS
                    Total: 875,000
                    Remember The Time, Gold, (35,000), 1992
                    In The Closet, Gold, (35,000), 1992
                    Black Or White, Platinum x2, (140,000), 1992
                    Give In To Me, Gold, (35,000), 1993
                    Scream, Gold, (35,000), 1995
                    You Are Not Alone, Platinum, (70,000), 1995
                    They Don't Care About Us, Gold, (35,000), 1996
                    Blood On The Dance Floor, Gold, (35,000), 1997
                    You Rock My World, Gold, (35,000), 2001
                    The 12" mixes, Platinum, (70,000), 2003
                    Thriller, Platinum, (70,000), 2009
                    Beat It, Platinum, (70,000), 2009
                    Bad, Platinum, (70,000), 2009
                    Heal The World, Gold, (35,000), 2009
                    The Way You Make Me Feel, Gold, (35,000), 2009
                    Don't Stop Til You Get Enough, Gold, (35,000), 2009
                    Billie Jean, Platinum, (70,000), 2009

                    ESTIMATIONS
                    Jackson 5/Jacksons
                    1 Jackson 5 Blame it on the Boogie 144,000
                    2 Jackson 5 Can You Feel it 75,000
                    3 Jackson 5 ABC 52,000
                    4 Jackson 5 I'll Be There 36,000
                    5 Jackson 5 State of Shock 33,000
                    6 Jackson 5 Hallelujah Day 20,000
                    7 Jackson 5 Little Bitty Pretty One 14,000
                    8 Jackson 5 Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) 14,000
                    9 Jackson 5 Torture 12,000
                    10 Jackson 5 I Want You Back 11,000
                    11 Jackson 5 The Love You Save 6,000
                    12 Jackson 5 Skywriter 4,000
                    13 Jackson 5 Never Can Say Goodbye 1,000
                    14 Jackson 5 Nothin' (That Compares 2 U) 500

                    Michael Jackson & related
                    1 Michael Jackson Ben 311,000
                    2 Michael Jackson Black Or White 202,000
                    3 Michael Jackson Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough 194,000
                    4 Michael Jackson Billie Jean 111,000
                    5 Michael Jackson Beat It 95,000
                    6 Michael Jackson One Day In Your Life 93,000
                    7 Michael Jackson Rock With You 92,000
                    8 Michael Jackson You Are Not Alone 87,000
                    9 Michael Jackson Thriller 78,000
                    10 Michael Jackson The Way You Make Me Feel 78,000
                    11 Michael Jackson Bad 76,000
                    12 Michael Jackson Give In To Me 71,000
                    13 Michael Jackson Say Say Say 67,000
                    14 Michael Jackson Blood On The Dance Floor 58,000
                    15 Michael Jackson The Girl Is Mine 55,000
                    16 Michael Jackson Scream/Childhood 50,000
                    17 Michael Jackson Remember The Time 41,000
                    18 Michael Jackson You Rock My World 38,000
                    19 Michael Jackson Rockin' Robin 38,000
                    20 Michael Jackson In The Closet 36,000
                    21 Michael Jackson They Don't Care About Us 35,000
                    22 Michael Jackson I Just Can't Stop Loving You 35,000
                    23 Michael Jackson Somebody's Watching Me 31,000
                    24 Michael Jackson She's Out Of My Life 26,000
                    25 Michael Jackson Jam 24,000
                    26 Michael Jackson Stranger In Moscow 24,000
                    27 Michael Jackson Happy 24,000
                    28 Michael Jackson Earth Song 22,000
                    29 Michael Jackson Heal The World 21,000
                    30 Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 15,000
                    31 Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal 15,000
                    32 Michael Jackson Black Or White (C&C Remixes) 14,000
                    33 Michael Jackson Dirty Diana 14,000
                    34 Michael Jackson Man In The Mirror 11,000
                    35 Michael Jackson P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) 11,000
                    36 Michael Jackson Who Is It 9,000
                    37 Michael Jackson 2006 Reissues 9,000
                    38 Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008 7,000
                    39 Michael Jackson Leave Me Alone 7,000
                    40 Michael Jackson Got To Be There 7,000
                    41 Michael Jackson Cry 6,000
                    42 Michael Jackson Will You Be There 6,000
                    43 Michael Jackson Human Nature 6,000
                    44 Michael Jackson Why 5,000
                    45 Michael Jackson History/Ghosts 4,000
                    46 Michael Jackson Another Part Of Me 4,000
                    47 Michael Jackson Farewell My Summer Love 4,000
                    48 Michael Jackson Gone Too Soon 4,000
                    49 Michael Jackson Off The Wall 3,000
                    50 Michael Jackson Liberian Girl 2,000
                    51 Michael Jackson Morning Glow 2,000
                    52 Michael Jackson The Girl Is Mine 2008 500

                    Total of 2,701,000 singles sold.


                    ALBUMS
                    25.12.1972 #65 (10) Ben
                    09.07.1973 #27 (8) Music And Me
                    22.10.1979 #1(2) (49) Off The Wall
                    19.04.1982 #76 (4) The Best Of Michael Jackson
                    13.12.1982 #1(11) (145) Thriller
                    13.02.1984 #53 (17) 18 Greatest Hits
                    30.07.1984 #90 (1) Farewell My Summer Love
                    09.14.1987 #2 (66) Bad
                    04.07.1988 #86 (4) Love Songs
                    02.12.1991 #1(5) (128) Dangerous
                    04.04.1993 #27 (3) Motown's Greatest Hits (top 50)
                    02.07.1995 #1(3) (138) History - Past, Present And Future - Book I
                    25.05.1997 #2 (17) Blood On The Dancefloor - History In The Mix
                    11.11.2001 #1(1) (21) Invincible
                    09.03.2003 #44 (1) Greatest Hits - History Vol. 1 (top 50)
                    30.11.2003 #2 (76) Number Ones
                    07.08.2005 #1(7) (83) The Essential
                    14.09.2008 #5 (27) King Of Pop
                    12.07.2009 #41 (7) The Very Best Of Michael Jackson With The Jackson Five
                    12.07.2009 #27 (5) Bad / Dangerous
                    19.07.2009 #25 (4) Off The Wall / Thriller
                    19.07.2009 #14 (8) The Motown Years 50
                    19.07.2009 #62 (3) Dangerous / Dangerous - The Short Films
                    09.08.2009 #2 (8) The Collection
                    01.11.2009 #2 (1) This Is It


                    CERTIFICATONS Total: 4,050,000
                    Off The Wall, Platinum x5, 350,000 (2009)
                    Thriller, Platinum x15, 1,050,000 (2009)
                    Bad, Platinum x6, 420,000 (2009) - 420,000 (2001)
                    Dangerous, Platinum x9, 630,000 (2009) - 630,000 (1996)
                    HIStory, Past, Present & Future, Platinum x8, 560,000 (2009)
                    Blood On The Dance Floor, Platinum, 70,000 (2009) - 60,000 (1997)
                    Invincible, Platinum x2, 140,000 (2001)
                    Greatest Hits - History Vol. 1, Gold, 35,000 (2009)
                    Number Ones, Platinum x5, 350,000 (2009)
                    The Essential, Platinum x5, 350,000 (2009)
                    King Of Pop, Platinum x2, 140,000 (2009)
                    The Motown Years 50, Gold, 35,000 (2009)
                    This Is It, Platinum, 70,000 (2009)

                    NEW ZEALAND

                    SINGLES
                    05.05.1972 #16 (2) Rockin' Robin
                    08.10.1973 #12 (6) Ben
                    09.28.1973 #21 (?) Happy
                    03.07.1975 #21 (?) We're Almost There
                    09.28.1979 #1(4) (26) Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
                    12.21.1979 #3 (16) Rock With You
                    03.14.1980 #14 (10) Off The Wall
                    05.23.1980 #6 (16) She's Out Of My Life
                    08.29.1980 #49 (2) Girlfriend
                    10.30.1981 #48 (1) One Day In Your Life
                    11.26.1982 #3 (10) The Girl Is Mine
                    03.04.1983 #2 (21) Billie Jean

                    05.13.1983 #1(5) (20) Beat It
                    07.22.1983 #35 (5) Wanna Be Startin' Something
                    09.30.1983 #33 (5) Human Nature
                    10.28.1983 #10 (13) Say Say Say
                    01.20.1984 #6 (21) Thriller

                    08.24.1984 #35 (3) Farewell My Summer Love
                    22.09.1985 #26 (7) Eaten Alive (Diana Ross & Michael Jackson)
                    08.28.1987 #3 (12) I Just Can't Stop Loving You
                    10.16.1987 #2 (15) Bad
                    12.11.1987 #2 (16) The Way You Make Me Feel
                    04.01.1988 #4 (17) Man In The Mirror
                    07.08.1988 #5 (9) Dirty Diana

                    09.16.1988 #14 (8) Another Part Of Me
                    01.13.1989 #29 (8) Smooth Criminal
                    06.16.1989 #9 (8) Leave Me Alone
                    09.22.1989 #31 (4) Liverian Girl
                    11.22.1991 #1(5) (19) Black Or White
                    02.21.1992 #1(2) (12) Remember The Time

                    05.15.1992 #5 (9) In The Closet
                    07.31.1992 #2 (9) Jam

                    09.25.1992 #16 (13) Who Is It
                    11.27.1992 #3 (18) Heal The World
                    03.26.1993 #1(4) (27) Give In To Me
                    07.23.1993 #2 (18) Will You Be There
                    12.24.1993 #6 (9) Gone Too Soon

                    06.16.1995 #1(4) (14) Scream
                    09.08.1995 #1(3) (19) You're Not Alone

                    12.08.1995 #4 (11) Earth Song
                    05.10.1996 #9 (14) They Don't Care About Us
                    20.10.1996 #9 (11) Why (3T feat. Michael Jackson)
                    10.25.1996 #6 (9) Stranger In Moscow

                    11.05.1997 #1(1) (11) Blood On The Dance Floor
                    27.07.1997 #29 (2) History / Ghosts
                    16.09.2001 #13 (12) You Rock My World
                    04.02.2008 #4 (7) Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008

                    ALBUMS
                    10.26.1979 #2 (53) Off The Wall
                    01.21.1983 #1(11) (83) Thriller
                    30.10.1983 #22 (2) Greatest Hits (Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5)
                    08.10.1984 #50 (2) Farewell My Summer Love
                    09.18.1987 #1(2) (68) Bad
                    12.13.1991 #1(2) (102) Dangerous
                    06.23.1995 #1(7) (87) HIStory
                    05.30.1997 #1(1) (13) Blood On The Dance Floor

                    11.11.2001 #4 (4) Invincible
                    30.11.2003 #1(1) (28) Number Ones
                    22.08.2005 #1(2) (29) The Essential
                    18.02.2008 #1(1) (15) Thriller 25
                    01.09.2008 #6 (15) King Of Pop
                    06.07.2009 #27 (1) Visionary - The Video Singles
                    20.07.2009 #12 (6) The Motown Years 50
                    03.11.2009 #1(1) (1) This Is It


                    CERTIFICATIONS
                    SINGLES Total: 115,000
                    Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, Platinum, (20,000)
                    Rock With You, Gold, (10,000)
                    Girl Is Mine, Gold, (10,000)
                    Billie Jean, Gold, (10,000)
                    Beat It, Gold, (10,000)
                    I Just Can't Stop Loving You, Silver, (5,000)
                    Black Or White, Platinum, (20,000)
                    Give In To Me, Gold, (7,500)
                    Will You Be There, Gold, (7,500)
                    Scream, Gold, (7,500)
                    You Are Not Alone, Gold, (7,500)
                    Blood On The Dance Floor, Gold, (7,500)

                    ALBUMS Total: 772,500
                    Off The wall, Platinum x6, 90,000
                    Thriller, Platinum x12, 180,000
                    Bad, Platinum x9,135,000
                    Dangerous, Platinum x6, 90,000
                    HIStory, Past, Present & Future, Platinum x9, 135,000
                    Blood On The Dance Floor, Platinum, 15,000
                    Invincible, Platinum, 15,000
                    Number Ones, Platinum x4, 60,000
                    The Essential, Platinum x2, 30,000
                    King Of Pop, Gold, 7,500
                    This Is It, Platinum x2, 30,000 (2009)
                    25 June 2009, the day the Music died

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                      REST OF THE WORLD

                      SOUTH AFRICA
                      Career
                      Over 2,000,000 albums sold by 2009.

                      Invincible
                      Double Platinum, 100,000, by January 2002.


                      TURKEY
                      Career
                      Over 1,500,000 Sony albums sold by 2003.

                      Bad
                      499,000 copies sold, best selling album ever.

                      Dangerous
                      Best selling album of the 90s.

                      History
                      218,000 copies sold, #1 seller of the year.

                      Blood On The Dancefloor
                      114,000 copies sold.

                      Invincible
                      Double Platinum, 100,000, by 2001.


                      INDIA
                      Bad
                      150,000 by 1989.
                      200,000 by 2009.

                      Thriller
                      Over 100,000 by 2009, plus Thriller 25 around 15,000.

                      Career
                      1,000,000 Sony albums sold from 1997 to 2009.

                      CHINA
                      Bad
                      250,000 in "a few weeks" in 1987.

                      Dangerous
                      Sold more than 'Bad'.

                      Career
                      Over 300,000 copies of his Sony albums from 2002 to 2009.


                      HONG KONG & TAIWAN
                      Career
                      Over 1,200,000 Sony albums sold from 1994 to 2009.

                      HONG KONG

                      Off The Wall - 10,000 by 1984.
                      Thriller - 80,000
                      Bad - 80,000
                      Dangerous - 80,000
                      History - 80,000
                      Blood On The Dancefloor - 20,000
                      King Of Pop - 20,000
                      This Is It - 25,000

                      TAIWAN

                      Dangerous - 200,000 upon release.
                      History - 450,000 by 1995.


                      SINGAPORE
                      Off The Wall - 8,000 by 2003.
                      Thriller - 40,000 by 2003.
                      Bad - 46,000 by 2003
                      Dangerous - 191,000 by 2003
                      History - 62,000 by 2003
                      Blood On The Dancefloor - 4,000 by 2003
                      Invincible - 23,000 by 2003
                      Number Ones - 18,000 by 2003


                      SOUTH KOREA
                      Dangerous - 800,000
                      History - 200,000 by 1995
                      Invincible - 59,000 first month, 2001
                      This Is It - Platinum - 10,000 first month, 2009


                      THAILAND
                      Bad - 25,000 by 1993.
                      Dangerous - 100,000 by 1993.
                      History - 100,000 by 1995.


                      MALAYSIA
                      Dangerous - 180,000 by 1993.
                      History - 75,000 by 1995.


                      INDONESIA
                      History - 100,000 by 1995.


                      MIDDLE EAST
                      King Of Pop, Hong Kong Edition - 6,000 by 2009 (Platinum).
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                      • #12
                        DVDs
                        PK (wks at 1)(wks charted)
                        Certified sales
                        Published sales
                        Soundscan(-like) sales
                        Shipment sales

                        Worldwide
                        Making Of Thriller - near 1,000,000 (07/1985) (100,000 advance orders, 500,000 first month)

                        USA
                        Making Of Thriller - #1 (8)(65) - 500,000 (10/1984)
                        We Are The World - #1 (2)(32) - 225,000 (1986)
                        Moonwalker - #1 (22)(99) - 800,000 (1989) - 850,000 (1989) - 137,150 (06/2006) (first shipment 300,000, after six weeks 600,000)
                        The Legend Continues... - #1 (4)(52) - 500,000 (1992)
                        Dangerous, The Short Films - #4 (/)(94) - 300,000 (2009) - 224,670 (06/2006)
                        HIStory Greatest Hits - #1 (7)(197) - 900,000 (2009) - 205,435 (06/2006)
                        HIStory On Film - #1 (2)(182) - 600,000 (2009) - 269,340 (06/2006)
                        Number Ones - #1 (8)(270) - 1,300,000 (2009) - 694,360 (03/2009)
                        The One - #8 (/)(8) - 50,000 (2004)
                        Live In Bucharest - #1 (1)(51) - 600,000 (2009) - 202,085 (03/2009)
                        Live In Japan - #6 (/)(7)

                        CANADA
                        Moonwalker - 40,000 (1989)

                        BRAZIL
                        Dangerous, The Short Films - 33,000 (codes, 2003-2009)
                        HIStory Greatest Hits - 84,200 (codes, 2003-2009)
                        HIStory On Film - 25,000 (2002) - 77,700 (codes, 2003-2009)
                        Number Ones - 52,500 (codes, 2003-2009)
                        The One - 36,000 (codes, 2004-2009)
                        Live In Bucharest - 59,000 (2009 only)
                        The Best Of Michael Jackson Live - 250,000 (codes, 2008-2009)

                        MEXICO
                        Dangerous, The Short Films - 60,000 (2009)
                        HIStory Greatest Hits - 130,000 (2009)
                        HIStory On Film - 110,000 (2002-2009)

                        ARGENTINA
                        Dangerous, The Short Films - 4,000 (2009)
                        HIStory Greatest Hits - 11,500 (2001-2005 + 2009)
                        HIStory On Film - 4,000 (2006)
                        The One - 2,000 (2009)
                        Live In Bucharest - 4,000 (2006)
                        Live In Japan - 8,000 (2009)
                        Number Ones - 7,500 (2009 only)

                        JAPAN
                        We Are The World - 120,000 (June 1986) - 37,287 + 19,069 + 5,938 + 3,308 (DVD only)
                        Moonwalker - 200,000 (1988) - 101,011 + 12,261 (DVD only)
                        Dangerous, The Short Films - 62,831 (DVD only)
                        HIStory Greatest Hits - 100,000 (2009) - 153,629 (DVD only)
                        HIStory On Film - 100,000 (2009) - 107,971 (DVD only)
                        Number Ones - 100,000 (2009) - 214,693 (2010)
                        The One - 13,876 (2009)
                        Live In Bucharest - 250,000 (2009) - 270,912 (2010)
                        Devotion - 6,130 (2009)
                        The Wiz - 7,118 (2010)
                        This Is It - 742,411 + 275,406 + 8,201 (2010)

                        HONG KONG
                        Number Ones - 11,000 (2009)
                        Live In Bucharest - 36,000 (2009)

                        AUSTRALIA
                        Dangerous, The Short Films - 30,000 (2009)
                        HIStory Greatest Hits - 75,000 (2009)
                        HIStory On Film - 105,000 (2009)
                        HIStory I+II - 15,000 (2009)
                        Number Ones - 285,000 (2009)
                        The One - 7,500 (2009)
                        Live In Bucharest - 150,000 (2009)

                        NEW ZEALAND
                        Number Ones - 30,000 (2009)
                        Live In Bucharest - 20,000 (2009)

                        UK
                        Making Of Thriller - 140,000 (1985)
                        Moonwalker - 305,000 (in 2009)
                        The Legend Continues... - 400,000 (Sept 1989)
                        Live In Bucharest - 32,000 (2007)

                        FRANCE
                        Dangerous, The Short Films - 28,300 (2009)
                        HIStory Greatest Hits - 100,000 (1997) + 44,900 (3rd Quarter 2009)
                        HIStory On Film - 60,000 (1998) + 18,300 (3rd Quarter 2009)
                        HIStory I+II - 10,000 + 7,900 (3rd Quarter 2009)
                        Ghosts - 40,000 (1998)
                        Number Ones - 40,000 (2004) + 56,500 (2009)
                        Live In Bucharest - 60,000 (2005) - 71,000 (2006) + 118,600 (2009)
                        Number Ones & Live In Bucharest - 19,700 (3rd Quarter 2009)
                        The One - 5,400 (3rd Quarter 2009)

                        GERMANY
                        Dangerous, The Short Films - 50,000 (1997)
                        HIStory Greatest Hits - 75,000 (2004)
                        HIStory On Film - 50,000 (2002)

                        SPAIN
                        Dangerous, The Short Films - 25,000 (2009)
                        HIStory Greatest Hits - 25,000 (2009)
                        HIStory On Film - 25,000 (2009)
                        Number Ones - 25,000 (2009)
                        The One - 10,000 (2009)
                        Live In Bucharest - 25,000 (2009)

                        POLAND
                        Number Ones - 5,000 (2009)
                        Live In Bucharest - 10,000 (2009)

                        DENMARK
                        Number Ones - 7,500 (2009)

                        FINLAND
                        Number Ones - 5,016 (2009)

                        PORTUGAL
                        Dangerous, The Short Films - 2,000 (2009)
                        Live In Bucharest - 8,000 (2009)


                        RUSSIA
                        Dangerous, The Short Films - 3,432 (01/2006 - 03/2008)
                        HIStory Greatest Hits - 4,964 (01/2006 - 03/2008)
                        HIStory On Film - 2,151 (01/2006 - 03/2008)
                        Number Ones - 5,547 (01/2006 - 03/2008)
                        Live In Bucharest - 3,743 (01/2006 - 03/2008)

                        AUSTRIA
                        HIStory Greatest Hits - 5,000 (2003)


                        TOTALS
                        Making Of Thriller - 990,000
                        We Are The World - 401,356
                        Moonwalker - 1,299,151
                        The Legend Continues... - 900,000
                        Dangerous, The Short Films - 561,516
                        HIStory Greatest Hits - 1,575,870
                        HIStory On Film - 1,125,347
                        HIStory I+II - 32,900
                        Ghosts - 40,000
                        Number Ones - 2,000,516
                        The One - 124,776
                        Live In Bucharest - 1,291,320
                        Best Of Live - 250,000
                        Live In Japan - 8,000
                        Devotion - 6,130
                        Number Ones & Live In Bucharest - 19,700
                        25 June 2009, the day the Music died

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                          reserved - in case of (totals?)
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                          • #14
                            The Jackson Five/The Jacksons

                            US

                            Studio Albums - Jackson 5
                            1970 none Diana Ross Presents - 5 - 629,363
                            1970 none ABC - 4 - 62,000 - 867,756
                            1970 none Third Album - 4 - 8,000
                            1971 none Maybe Tomorrow - 11 - 5,000
                            1972 none Lookin' Through the Windows - 7
                            1973 none Skywriter - 44 - 2,000 - 115,045
                            1973 none Get it Together - 100
                            1974 none Dancing Machine - 16
                            1975 none Moving Violation - 36

                            Studio Albums - The Jacksons
                            1976 1977 The Jacksons - 36 - 500,000 - 58,000
                            1977 none Goin' Places - 63 - 12,000
                            1978 1979 Destiny - 11 - 1,000,000 - 115,000
                            1980 1980 Triumph - 10 - 1,000,000 - 104,000
                            1984 1984 Victory - 4 - 2,000,000 - 30,000
                            1989 none 2300 Jackson Street - 59 - 3,000

                            Christmas Albums
                            1970 none Christmas Album - 230,000
                            2003 none 20th Century Masters Christmas Collection - 79,000
                            2009 none 20th Ultimate Christmas Collection - 108 - 77,000 (as of 30/12/2009)

                            Compilations
                            1972 none Greatest Hits - 12 - 496,000 - 69 weeks
                            1976 none Anthology - 84 - 97,000
                            1996 none Ultimate Collection - 25 - 709,040 - 4 weeks (as of 02/12/2009)
                            1999 2004 20th Century Masters Millenium Collection - 67 - 500,000 - 818,465 - 6 weeks (as of 02/12/2009)
                            2004 none The Essential - 36,000
                            2004 none The Jacksons Story: Number 1's - 1 week
                            2007 none Super Hits - 1 week
                            2009 none Playlist: The Very Best of the Jacksons - 25,612 (as of 02/12/2009)
                            2009 none love Songs - 186 - 27,891 (as of 02/12/2009)
                            2009 none I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters - 5,039 (as of 02/12/2009)

                            Live Albums
                            1971 none Goin' Back to Indiana - 16
                            1981 1995 The Jacksons Live - 30 - 500,000 - 131,000 (as of 17/09/2009)

                            Total Shipments - 5,500,000

                            Soundscan total since 1991 - 2,001,000
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                              Ok, you can now answer. I think it will be better to use this thread from now instead of the other
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                              • #16
                                Week Ending June 28, 2009: He's Still Setting Records
                                Posted 6 minutes ago by Paul Grein in Chart Watch

                                You've heard the expression, "#1 with a bullet"? The Black Eyed Peas' The E.N.D. is "#1 with an asterisk." The album returns to the top spot on The Billboard 200 with sales of 88,000 copies, but three Michael Jackson albums sold more copies this week. Those albums, Number Ones, The Essential Michael Jackson and Thriller, were excluded from The Billboard 200 because they are classified as "catalog." As a result, they hold down the top three spots on the Top Catalog Albums chart. This marks the first time in Nielsen/SoundScan history (which dates to 1991) that the #1 Catalog album has outsold the #1 current album.

                                Michael Jackson always liked to set records. He sets quite a few of them this week.

                                He becomes the first artist to sell more than 1 million song downloads in one week. He far exceeded that total, running up a tally of 2.6 million. Jackson has a record 50 songs on the top 200 Hot Digital Songs chart, combining solo releases and hits he recorded with his brothers in the Jackson 5 and later the Jacksons. (I'm even throwing in "We Are The World," which he wrote and on which he was featured.) Last year, by way of comparison, David Cook and Joe Jonas each put 17 songs on the chart in one week. Jackson kind of leaves them in the dust.

                                Jackson has six songs in the top 10 on Hot Digital Songs. "Thriller" is #2, kept out of the top spot by the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" (see item below). "Man In The Mirror" is #3, followed by "Billie Jean" at #4, "The Way You Make Me Feel" at #6, "Beat It" at #7 and "Don't Stop ‘Til You Get Enough" at #8. Nine of Jackson's songs topped the 100,000 mark in paid downloads this week-those six hits plus "Smooth Criminal," "Black Or White" and "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)."

                                Jackson has a record nine of the top 10 albums on the Top Catalog Albums chart (again, this counts a Jackson 5 album.) The old record of five of the top 10 was held jointly by the Beatles and AC/DC. Number Ones, first released in 2003, sold 108,000 copies this week. The two-CD The Essential Michael Jackson, first released in 2005, sold 102,000 copies. Thriller, first released in 1982, sold 101,000. It's the first time since at least 1992 that one artist has topped the 100,000 mark with three albums in the same week. Even Garth Brooks at his peak didn't do that. Jackson has a total of 16 albums on the top 200 Digital Albums chart.

                                Jackson has a record six of the top 10 albums on the Digital Albums chart, including the entire top four. His biggest digital seller, The Essential Michael Jackson, sold 80,000 digital copies. Most of Jackson's album sales this week came in the digital realm. He sold 422,000 albums this week, just counting his solo releases, 58% of them digitally.

                                Number Ones vaults from #121 to #1 in the U.K., where Jackson was slated to open a 50-date engagement later this month. Jackson is the first artist to top the British chart posthumously since Elvis Presley scored in August 2007 with The King. Number Ones debuted at #1 in the U.K. when it was first released in 2003. (In the U.S., it debuted and peaked at #13.)

                                Before this week, six catalog albums had sold enough copies to make the top 10 on The Billboard 200, but were ineligible to appear on the chart. These albums were Pearl Jam's Ten in March, Jackson's Thriller 25 in 2008 and the Grease soundtrack in 1998, as well as three resurging holiday titles: Kenny G's Miracles-The Holiday Album in 1995 and 1996, Il Divo's The Christmas Collection in 2006 and Josh Groban's Noel in 2008.

                                For the record, I think the top 10 on The Billboard 200 should consist of the week's 10 best-selling albums, whether they're current or catalog. (That all-inclusiveness is the great strength of The Billboard 200. The chart includes everything that sells, from Josh Groban to AC/DC; from a digital-only release to an elaborate box set.) In late 2007, Billboard and Nielsen/SoundScan wisely rescinded their policy that barred "exclusive" albums (albums sold in only one retail chain) from The Billboard 200. In the same spirit, I think they should modify their policy that bars catalog albums from the big chart. (The idea behind moving catalog titles off the chart is to give new albums needed visibility.) The ideal solution might be to allow albums that sold well enough to make the top 10 to receive the recognition they've earned. The top 10, after all, is the part of the chart that is reprinted in newspapers and websites around the world.

                                I don't usually like coulda-shoulda-woulda stuff, because it isn't real, but I'm going to make a rare exception. If Billboard had a policy in which catalog albums were eligible to make The Billboard 200, at least as far as the top 10 goes, Michael Jackson would have become the first artist to make a clean sweep of the top three positions since the separate stereo and mono charts were combined into one comprehensive listing in August 1963. The closest anybody came to a clean sweep before this week was on May 2, 1964, when The Beatles' Second Album was #1, Meet The Beatles! was #2 and Introducing...The Beatles was #4. But like I say, it didn't happen. So wipe this item out of your memory bank at once.

                                In death, Jackson has given a boost to the digital music phenomenon. This week's top 200 Digital Songs sold a combined total of 7,003,000 downloads, a big jump from last week, when the top 200 sold 5,361,000 downloads. Likewise, this week's top 200 Digital Albums sold 596,000 downloads, a big gain from last week's tally of 420,000.

                                This week's sales explosion is the second time that Jackson has come to the music industry's rescue. The industry was also in the doldrums in December 1982, when Thriller was released. Just before Thriller reached #1, Men At Work's Business As Usual topped the chart for 15 consecutive weeks. The Aussie group had a few appealing hits and videos, but the fact that a debut album by a group that left such light footprints on the pop scene was able to spend that much time at #1 suggests that there wasn't much else going on. But the release of Thriller kicked off a two-year period that was among the most exciting in pop music history. By the end of 1984, we also saw hit albums by David Bowie, The Police, Lionel Richie, Cyndi Lauper, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen and Prince & the Revolution.

                                I'll have more on Jackson at the end of this week's blog, but we should get to the top 10.

                                Here's the low-down on this week's top 10 albums.

                                1. The Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D., 88,000. The album returns to #1 its third week. It's the first album to regain the top spot after losing it since Taylor Swift's Fearless. Two songs from the album are listed on Hot Digital Songs, topped by "I Gotta Feeling," which holds at #1.

                                2. Jonas Brothers, Lines, Vines And Trying Times, 68,000. The album slips to #2 after debuting at #1 last week. Three songs from the album are listed on Hot Digital Songs, topped by "Paranoid," which falls to #86.

                                3. Regina Spektor, Far, 50,000. This new entry is Spektor's first top 10 album. She first charted in 2006 with Begin To Hope, which reached #20.

                                4. Dave Matthews Band, Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King, 47,000. The former #1 album dips from #3 to #4 in its fourth week. "Funny The Way It Is" slips to #129 on Hot Digital Songs.

                                5. Eminem, Relapse, 47,000. The former #1 album dips from #4 to #5 in its sixth week. Two songs from the album are listed on Hot Digital Songs, topped by "We Made You," which falls to #114.

                                6. Dream Theater, Black Clouds And Silver Linings, 40,000. This new entry is the hard rock band's first top 10 album in a career dating back to 1993. The band's previous highest-charting album was 1994's Awake, which peaked at #32.

                                7. Various Artists, Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen soundtrack, 39,000. This new entry is the week's #1 soundtrack, displacing Hannah Montana: The Album. It has already climbed higher on The Billboard 200 than the initial Transformers soundtrack, which peaked at #21 in July 2007. The movie grossed $201 million in its first five days of release.

                                8. Lady GaGa, The Fame, 37,000. The album dips from #6 to #8. This is its 19th week in the top 10. Three songs from the album are listed on Hot Digital Songs, topped by "Lovegame," which falls to #15. "Lovegame" tops the 1 million mark in paid downloads this week. GaGa is the only hit-maker to sell as many as 1 million digital copies of three different songs in 2009.

                                9. Ginuwine, A Man's Thoughts, 37,000. This new entry is the R&B star's fourth top 10 album.

                                10. Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana, Hannah Montana: The Movie soundtrack, 34,000. The former #1 album drops from #8 to #10. This is its 14th week in the top 10. It's the first theatrical movie soundtrack to spend its first 14 weeks in the top 10 since the Eminem-dominated 8 Mile in 2002-2003. Three songs from the album are listed on Hot Digital Songs, topped by "The Climb," which falls to #39.

                                Four albums drop out of the top 10 this week. Incubus' Moments And Melodies drops from #5 to #24, Chickenfoot's Chickenfoot falls from #7 to #15, Green Day's 21st Century Breakdown drops from #9 to #14 and Taylor Swift's Fearless dips from #10 to #11.

                                The Mars Volta's Octahedron opens at #12. This represents a sub-par opening for the band, which has had three top 10 albums, including last year's Bedlam In Goliath. (Memo to The Mars Volta: Please have mercy on writers. No more album titles like Octahedron and Amputechture where we always have to double-check the spelling. Thanks.)

                                The 2009 Broadway cast recording of Hair re-enters the chart at #63. The show won a Tony last month for Best Revival of a Musical. This is the third time that an album of the Hair score has made the top 100. The original Broadway cast album logged 13 weeks at #1 in 1969 (longer than any other album that year). The movie soundtrack, released in 1979, when the idea of a hippie-era musical seemed hopelessly dated, reached #65. (Often, what seems woefully dated 10 years down the line is enormously appealing a few decades later. See: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," etc.)

                                The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" is #1 on Hot Digital Songs for the third straight week, with sales of 203,000 downloads. This is the 13th consecutive week that the Peas have headed this chart, which enables them to tie the record for the longest continuous run at #1, which was set by Flo Rida featuring T Pain in 2007-2008. (The Peas, of course, needed two hits to stay on top this long, while Flo Rida did it with just one hit, "Low."). But the Peas have Flo Rida beat in one respect: The Peas have topped the 200,000 mark in paid downloads in all 13 of these weeks. Flo topped that mark in only two of his 13 weeks on top with "Low." (I've been telling you that the download market is exploding.) The Peas' initial hit, "Boom Boom Pow," tops the 3 million mark in paid downloads this week.

                                Song Scorecard: "Don't Trust Me" by 3OH!3 tops the 2 million mark in paid downloads this week. The song, with its irreverent line about Helen Keller, is one of the loopiest songs ever to become a smash. And I mean that in a good way.

                                A reissue of the Woodstock soundtrack, keyed to the upcoming 40th anniversary of the fabled festival, enters Top Catalog Albums at #10. It's the week's highest-ranking non-Jackson title, which means it would have debuted at #1 were it not for the Michael Jackson buying spree. The original soundtrack logged four weeks at #1 in 1970. It was the #1 movie soundtrack for 23 weeks in 1970-1971.

                                More Michael: Jackson ranks #8 among the hit-makers of the rock era in the upcoming 12th edition of Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2008. Joel was kind enough to give me a preview of the top 10 list for his next edition, which is due in late August. The list is based on the artists' chart performance on the Hot 100. Here's the list: 1) Elvis Presley, 2) The Beatles, 3) Elton John, 4) Madonna, 5) Mariah Carey, 6) Stevie Wonder, 7) Janet Jackson, 8) Michael Jackson, 9) James Brown, and 10) The Rolling Stones. And here's a link to Joel's site.

                                You may be wondering if Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley ever appeared in the top five on the Hot 100 at the same time. Only once. On Oct. 14, 1972, "Ben" hit #1, while "Burning Love" climbed to #4. Both were milestone hits for these pop legends. "Ben" was Jackson's first #1 solo hit; "Burning Love was Presley's last top 10 hit. And both songs capture the performers' essences-Michael's child-like yearning and Elvis' sensuality and energy.

                                Last Friday, I posted a Chart Watch Extra in which I recounted Jackson's lifetime spent on the charts. If you missed it, here's a link.

                                Heads Up: Look for Rob Thomas and Brad Paisley to debut in the top 10 next week. Thomas is in line to pick up his sixth top 10 album (counting Matchbox Twenty releases) with Cradlesong, his follow-up to his chart-topping solo debut, ...Something To Be. Paisley is expected to pick up his fifth top 10 album with American Saturday Night, his first regular vocal album since 5th Gear hit #3 in 2007. Wilco, which has had two top 10 albums, may be back in the top 10 with Wilco (The Album). Also due: NOW 31, Killswitch Engage's Engage, Maino's If Tomorrow Comes, Jeremih's Jeremih and Ace Hood's Ruthless.

                                Shameless Plug: This week marks the end of the first six months of 2009. On Friday, I'll have a Chart Watch Extra in which I count down the top 10 albums and the top 10 digital songs for the first half. I won't spill the beans, but I will tell you that only two acts appear in the top 10 on both mid-year lists: Lady GaGa and Miley Cyrus.
                                25 June 2009, the day the Music died

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                                • #17
                                  Hi, I just found this interesting figures.

                                  HISTORY

                                  Code:
                                  United States       6x platinum    3,000,000
                                  United Kingdom      4x platinum    1,200,000
                                  Germany             2x platinum    1,000,000
                                  Canada              2x platinum      200,000
                                  Japan               2x platinum      400,000
                                  Holland                platinum      100,000
                                  Australia           3x platinum      210,000
                                  Italy                  platinum      100,000
                                  Hong Kong           3x platinum       60,000
                                  Indonesia           2x platinum      100,000
                                  Denmark                platinum       50,000
                                  Spain               2x platinum      200,000
                                  Austria                platinum       50,000
                                  Belgium             4x platinum      200,000
                                  France              2x platinum      600,000
                                  Norway                 platinum       50,000
                                  Switzerland         2x platinum      100,000
                                  Central America     2x platinum    
                                  New Zealand         3x platinum       45,000
                                  Malaysia            3x platinum       75,000
                                  Singapore           3x platinum       45,000
                                  Korea               2x platinum      200,000
                                  Taiwan              9x platinum      450,000
                                  Thailand            2x platinum      100,000
                                  
                                  Total                              8,535,000

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                                  • #18
                                    So Michael Jackson sold about 23 million in UK alone. That means that he is at the same level as Queen and that he will probably surpass them next year or so?. :(



                                    Great topic. It is now much easier.

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                                    • #19
                                      Great topci. Thans U.

                                      Low sales in OZ

                                      where this 109.ooo.ooo Thriller ?
                                      25 may 2009 - http://www.myspace.com/escalamusic :heart:

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                                      • #20
                                        great topic! this is what i've just found in my document about Michael - NOT SURE IF IT'S RIGHT DEFINITELY (I THINK THE SALES AIN'T DEFINITELY PRECISE)
                                        **WEEKLY SALES OF "INVINCIBLE" US**
                                        366,000 copies
                                        221,000 copies
                                        189,000 copies
                                        160,000 copies
                                        112,000 copies
                                        108,000 copies
                                        118,000 copies
                                        190,000 copies
                                        101,000 copies
                                        47,000 copies
                                        43,000 copies
                                        33,000 copies
                                        33,000 copies
                                        33,000 copies
                                        35,000 copies
                                        26,000 copies
                                        22,000 copies
                                        17,000 copies
                                        15,000 copies
                                        13,000 copies
                                        12,000 copies
                                        10,000 copies
                                        9,000 copies
                                        8,000 copies
                                        7,000 copies
                                        7,000 copies
                                        6,000 copies

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                                        • #21
                                          Originally posted by PriorMusic
                                          Great topci. Thans U.

                                          Low sales in OZ

                                          where this 109.ooo.ooo Thriller ?
                                          Thriller sold 60+ million.

                                          Low sales? Lol why not, thanks btw you remind me to update those certs!
                                          25 June 2009, the day the Music died

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                                          • #22
                                            Originally posted by MJDangerous
                                            Originally posted by PriorMusic
                                            Great topci. Thans U.

                                            Low sales in OZ

                                            where this 109.ooo.ooo Thriller ?
                                            Thriller sold 60+ million.

                                            Low sales? Lol why not, thanks btw you remind me to update those certs!
                                            it says is that it has sold over 100 million album Thriller?
                                            25 may 2009 - http://www.myspace.com/escalamusic :heart:

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                                            • #23
                                              More Michael: Jackson ranks #8 among the hit-makers of the rock era in the upcoming 12th edition of Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2008. Joel was kind enough to give me a preview of the top 10 list for his next edition, which is due in late August. The list is based on the artists' chart performance on the Hot 100. Here's the list: 1) Elvis Presley, 2) The Beatles, 3) Elton John, 4) Madonna, 5) Mariah Carey, 6) Stevie Wonder, 7) Janet Jackson, 8) Michael Jackson, 9) James Brown, and 10) The Rolling Stones.
                                              Amazing how MJ's little sister that people hardly give credit to anymore is ahead of him on this list. I'm sure that won't last for long, but it's still important not to forget Janet's contribution to American pop music too. The most successful siblings in pop music history.

                                              Back to MJ...

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                                              • #24
                                                where it is sold 750 million discs?

                                                25 may 2009 - http://www.myspace.com/escalamusic :heart:

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                                                • #25
                                                  Can you confirm where these sales figures are actually from? I heard on the radio the other day them saying that total sales for Invincible to date are 10 million

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