Michael Jackson’s global heatmap

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Since the explosion of Thriller way back in 1983, Michael Jackson has been regarded as the definitive reference in terms of global superstardom. Even huge worldwide singers have better markets than others though. So, where does the king of pop perform the best? And the worst?

The method

In order to identify on which countries Jackson performed well, the way to go is to look at data from various top sellers and compare his own results with theirs. Thus, we collected market by market YouTube statistics of 16 major artists including the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Madonna, and Queen. The sample also includes a various recent artists among which AdeleBeyoncéBritney Spears, and Eminem.

As stated inside the article Learn how to exploit YouTube Insights, the absolute number of views is irrelevant. Depending on your target audience and its YouTube usage habits, you will have very different results. Relative results do matter though. That’s why rather than comparing views numbers, we compare the share of views coming from each market for all these artists. For example, both the Beatles and Queen have over 1,6 million monthly views in Japan. Since Queen outperform the Beatles by 3 to 1 globally, that means Japan is a market 3 times more relevant for the Beatles. In conclusion, even if both have similar views there, the latter group is relatively speaking bigger there.

Once we defined the strength of each market for scale artists, we calculate their averages. To continue with our example, our scale artists register 6,75% of their global streams in Japan. Jackson‘s count there stands at 8,52%, it means the relevance of this market is 126% (8,52%/6,75%) as high for her as for the others.

 

The results

Michael Jackson biggest markets by values

The greenest a country is, the best Jackson performed in comparison to the scale artists. On yellow ones, he is on par with the average. Countries in orange represent weaker performances, the most red they get, the most he underperforms. Countries in white fail to appear among his personal Top 100 markets on YouTube.

We aren’t done still. An artist can record a huge chunk of his views in a few countries only, say in the US. Their comparative shares in remaining countries would then underperform massively reference values. This issue is known for years in the world of statisticians. A very efficient way to avoid these outliers consists in comparing rankings instead of raw values. As a result, instead of saying that Jackson outperforms the scale by 1.88 to 1 in Romania, we will say that Romania is the country of rank 1, the one where he performs the best relatively speaking.

Michael Jackson biggest markets by rank

The greenest a country is, the highest it is among Jackson‘s top markets and so on until red markets.

The analysis

So far, we published 10 global heatmaps analysis of very different artists, going from Elvis Presley to BTS. We identified mainly two kind of profiles. Old school stars, with a success more focused over English-speaking countries, Scandinavia plus regions with a music industry developed for more time like occidental Europe and Japan. Then, younger artists saw their performance in Latin America and Asia shine since they competed with acts who weren’t promoted there back in their day. Also, all acts were dominant in some regions and weaker in others, with an elasticity often exceeding 10 to 1 between the best and the worst markets.

The picture is completely different with Jackson, his heatmap looks like nothing else. He has got both greener and redder countries in every continent. It’s impossible to really tell where he dominates. His top 3 performers are Romania, from Europe, Dominican Republic, from America, and Cambodia, from Asia. They have different languages and completely different cultures, same for Bangladesh following at the #4 position.

Even more stunning is their strength. They only exceed the average by 55-60%, except Romania which is a bit higher. These are very low tops. All artists studied so far had their top markets with a strength over 2, meaning they topped scale acts by 100% or more. In the other side of the spectrum, all artists had markets strongly underperforming our reference. Jackson has none. His worst country, Ireland, still records 54% of views of other acts in that same market proportionally speaking. He has 94 out of his 100 listed markets that top 72% of the average, meaning his truly bad ones still compete with standards of others. They do in relative terms. In absolute terms, even Ireland, his last market, records a huge 422,000 monthly views, more than 3 times the total of Meat Loaf, the best performer from our database in Ireland proportionally speaking.

Basically, Jackson is massive everywhere. He performs so well in every area that all markets are close to the average share of scale artists, he has no weak point. His 2018 total of views tops by nearly 10% scores of the Beatles, Elvis Presley, and Madonna… combined. That’s why he doesn’t own countries that have over the top results, because there is very little room for improvement in comparison to the others.

We can still point out huge performances in France at #6, easily the highest country with a developed music industry. India and Russia hit the top 10 too. He does wonders in various Latin America countries, including Brazil that appears at #15. Black markets still support him very well with 7 sub-Saharan countries making the list.

In the other side, his huge all-around strength conclude on some really priceless details. Among others, some countries where he got the highest selling international album of all-time like Mexico and the Netherlands still can’t make his personal Top 50. In Canada too, Thriller is the best selling album ever and his success is out of question, nevertheless it ranks at #92 among his top places. Similarly, the UK, where the singer is up to nothing less than 26 million pure album sales, appears to be by far his weakest market among the big ones, only #96 overall with a strength 33% below the scale.

When countries where you broke various sales records happen to be your weakest out of all, taking you as a reference for global success sounds like a sensible thing to do.

If you are more of a number guy, below is the list of countries with both values and ranks.

Michael Jackson biggest markets list

 

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Adam

Where can I find Queen’s global heat map?

Michael

U said MJ fans have the worst reputation but you are the one with the worst reputation here. Trying to post about ur favorites on a non Queen articles, and trying multiple times to diss MJ on his article are just an extremely desperate move. “He’s kind of forgotten about in the UK these days.” Its funny how you should say that bcoz MJ was ranked no 49 on youtube views and he has been dead for like 10 years with no new music while Queen who are British born group and who receives huge boost from the BR movie… Read more »

Stephon Jackson

Extremely global. His legacy will remain in-tact forever, despite all the negative things written/said about him. Simply the most successful and famous recording artist ever.

Anyways, can we get a Stevie Wonder CSPC breakdown please?

Lorrane

Iam surprised to see that he did better in US than UK, with the exception of the thriller, all MJ albums were way bigger in UK than US

Adam

He’s not really part of the cultural wallpaper in the UK these days.

HARSHIT KUMAR PATNAIK

dont u laugh on ur own comment?

Rii

I really miss him..

Al

Wow, he’s truly the most global artist ever!

Fey

Because his music is very much one size fits all. Music for people who don’t really care about music.

Rii

Said someone who don’t know music and that’s the reason why you get minus vote
for your comment

Michael

Fey,

Says someone who create multiple accounts just to make it seems everybody else agree with you. First its adam then fey then its steve. Why are you so desperate?

Michael

I dont understand how the heat map works. Like how do you determined whether one artist is bigger than the other? If he has a 1.00 score in Argentina does that means he is less big than Madonna who has a 1.74 score in that country. Correct me if im wrong, but I dont think Madonna was ever as massive as MJ was in Argentina. Hope somebody could explain to me how the heatmap works.

dhhd

Madonna sold 1.78 million albums there and MJ sold 1.9 million there.

Michael

Im talking about points, based on this global heatmap charts. Not talking about album sales.

梦之蓝

MJD talked clearly,Madonna got 1.74 score in Argentina,Michael Jackson got 1.00 score in Agrentina,It not means Madonna is more popular in Argentina,It’s just say MJ is so famous around the wrold,the other country is more higher.

dhhd

Madonna is not less popular than MJ in Argentina where it also sold 1.78 million albums.

Dan

The map has nothing to do with album sales!

Michael

1.9 million still means MJ is bigger than Madonna. And it is definitely true considering MJ released like 5-6 albums since the 80s to today VS Madonna who released 14-15 albums from early 80s to today and yet she still cant beat MJ. You must be delusional to think that Madonna has the same level of popularity with MJ.

dhhd

You can’t only see the number of albums. Why MJ only released that few albums? It also confirmed that he can’t produce albums in a short time and is “lazy”.I never say that she has the same level with MJ, but in Argentina I think she is. The album sales gap is only 120k, and I remember Madonna has better performances on single charts.

Reader123

Lazy?!
MJ was apart of a group before he went solo. He released 21 albums(between 1969-1984) with his group & solo before Madonna hit it big in 84. Over the next 16 years of his active recording career, he released 4. After Thriller it’s likely he stopped releasing so many albums simply because he didn’t have to. No one says Sade is lazy and it takes her much longer to release an album.

dhhd

I am talking about when he was huge internationally, he only released 5-6 albums to today.

Michael

Lazy or not. Michael is still much bigger than Madonna. Just accept it. Im a huge fan of Madonna and never was an MJ fan. But ur comments are not based on facts but based on personal preferences.

Adam

Jackson and Madonna are as famous as eachother. They’re similar artists really. Both throwbacks to the 80s. Jackson turned plastic and got a bad reputation due to all the child abuse allegations, and Madonna got old.

dhhd

I don’t agree with you.He is bigger,but not that “much”.Also, I don’t think my comments are coompletely based on personal preferences.I listen to MJ too.

Nick

dhhd, I am a Madonna fan and you are completely off. Frankly, NO solo artist has ever been close to as popular as Michael Jackson. Consider the Top selling albums–EAS list. MJ has three albums in the top 10. No other solo artist achieved anything close to that! Only Madonna and Celine came close among solo artists, and it’s not even very close at all. So while Madonna is the biggest female artist of all time, she does not even have a dent on Michael Jackson.

KantClark

Sorry but Madonna is Miles Away from MJ. She loses in all formats.

Physical albums and singles – MJ
Digital albums and singles – MJ
Audio streams – MJ
Digital streams – MJ
Awards – MJ
Touring – Madonna

Basically the only Things Madonna overtaked MJ was on tour.

And we have to say, Madonna released more Studio albums even If we include the teen albums from MJ. Madonna is not in the same MJ’s league. But she is great too.

Adam

As a non fan of both Madonna and Jackson, neither of them are particularly reverent outside their fanbase now. You don’t hear much about them.

Reader123

Michael is dead and is more relevant than Madonna. Their peak was almost 40 years ago so of course they won’t be mentioned as if they were current artist

Michael

Adam,

That is kind of a dumb comment. Nobody cares about rock stars that debut decades ago except for their fans. Fact is that MJ and Madonna is the biggest artists other than Beatles and Elvis. Queen will beat Madonna once updated. But it still doesnt take away her amazing accomplishment. She and MJ will forever be remembered as the person who completely change pop culture. And their influence was more than just music. They also completely changed the fashion landscape of the 80s. Trying to belittle their achievement is kind of stupid.

Adam

Michael. What I wrote was an observation, and also true, nothing more, nothing less. Other older artists are still relevant, like The Beatles and Queen (and the latter was before the movie came out too). Michael Jackson, not so much. I suspect it’s because of his tarnished reputation since the 90s. To say a true observation is “Trying to belittle their achievement” is absolutely ridiculous. Nothing I or anyone else could say would “belittle” anything they’ve done. Think before you comment in future, instead of posting emotional knee jerk reactions where you’re resorting to using words like “dumb” and “stupid”… Read more »

Adam

When I say you can do better, I’m talking about how Michael Jackson fans have the reputation of being the worst kind of fans out of the lot. Yes, I understand that Jackson often gets “child molester” comments on threads on social media or YouTube, but that’s no reason to be rude.
By the way, the 80s was one of the worst decades for fashion. That’s nothing you’d want Jackson being responsible for.

Michael

Adam, what is so annoying is how somebody came out of nowhere and trying to say stuff such as “Nobody cares about them other than their fans”, why do u even have to say that at the first place? I am not even a fan of MJ. But I really find it unnecessary for people to come on his page and trying to diss him.

Adam

I said that neither Jackson nor Madonna are particularly relevant outside their fanbase now. Why is that such a problem for you? If you take that as a “diss”, then it seems you are an oversensitive fan. No one else would care. As for you saying, “Why do u even have to say that at the first place? “, that’s a very odd question. It’s as thogh you’re attempting to police what’s said on here. You might as well ask everyone who comments on the internet, “Why ever comment anything you think on the internet?”

Michael

Adam. Because its totally unnecessary. If you have nothing good to say then say nothing at all. I dont go to U2 or Celine Dion page and suddenly said that nobody cares about them outside of their fanbase. Because I know im going to get a lot of hate from U2, Celine fans. If you posted such comments, then please do expect a not so pleasant response.

Adam

This is why Michael Jackson fans have the worst reputation.

Steve

@MJD. You don’t hear about Michael Jackson in the UK hardly at all these days. That’s not inaccurate. That is sticking to what the article is about, as the UK is ranked down the bottom of the list. As for the name, Nick isn’t my account. And there’s no Steve account on this thread, so I don’t know why you’re mentioning that. Fey is my partner,, she left one comment elsewhere on this page. If you put a letter into the ‘Name’ part, then any names you’ve used from the past come up for selection, my computer remembers them. I… Read more »

Michael

Steve or adam. Whatever. Im not speaking about how many people knows who madonna is. Im sure people know who Madonna and MJ is as much as they knew who Beyonce is. It doesnt mean Beyonce is in anyway the same league as those 2 artists I mentioned. Same thing as MJ was bigger than Madonna. His popularity at their peak are just in a different league. “You don’t hear about Michael Jackson in the UK hardly at all these days. That’s not inaccurate.” And nobody from the current generations are going to talk about an artists who debut 30,… Read more »

梦之蓝

Maybe Madonna’s fame can compare with MJ in Europe,not means she can compare with MJ’s fame in the world,in Asia,Africa,MJ definitely more famous than Madonna

Michael

Adam. I am not an MJ fan. If anybody who have the worse reputation its Queen fans. Firsr it was you who came here and diss him twice. Than it was somebody else who posted a comment on Michael Jackson streaming articles talking about how Freddie is such a great singer. Trying to throw jabs to other artists for no reason is really is childish. And tq MJD for burrying him for good.

Travis

Adam- I hear Michael Jackson on the radio all the time man! Everytime Im out in a restaurant or grocery store, I hear MJ. I see celebrities on Instagram post MJ tattoos and t-shirts they are wearing, his name gets dropped in popular songs. I see Michael Jackson references in movies, TV shows, etc. I see his music videos on Youtube getting millions of views each day. That seems to contradict your narrative that MJ isn’t relevant outside of a fan base. Just saying, if you’re going to make comments you should be ready to back it up with facts.… Read more »

Suzy

“Observations” are anecdotal. Streaming and sales data tell us that MJ is pretty huge and relevant.

Suzy

Then MJ’s fanbase must be HUGE because MJ is one of the most popular, if not THE most popular legacy artists. He is doing great both in sales and streams.

Steve

There’s plenty of artists that are far more popular ow. And Queen are the most popular legacy artist these days, by far.

Michael

He still cant beat Michael Jackson sales.

dhhd

Madonna sold 75 million physical singles and MJ sold 79 million. MJ sold 230+ million albums (I remember over 30 million after his death) and Madonna sold 202 million albums.And his death is one of the reason that caused the big boom of his digital sales.Whatever,You can say she is not bigger in total,but she could be the most influentional pop star worldwide since MJ.

NIck

dhhd, how do you not get that MJ released a LOT less material than Madonna and still managed to outsell her? It’s not very hard to understand this.

Michael

Dhhd.This is of course another lie. I seriously doubted the 30 million album sales increased. If you look at his chart runs after his death. Many of his albums did reenter multiple charts around the world, managimg to even went inside the top 10, but quickly went out the charts not long after. Plus considering the weak market conditions, it really is impossible to sell 30 million pure album sales, its even more impossible when we are strictly talking about catalogue sales. Again you just simply said something without giving any links. And btw, why is it so hard for… Read more »

dhhd

I said “since MJ” when did I say she is bigger? And that was just I remember,MJD estimated MJ’s album sales at 200 million by 2009 and 185 million for Madonna by 2009,OK?

dhhd

Maybe at that time MJD underestimated them

RLAAMJR.

I believe that’s not how it works.

SkkyWill

It’s no surprise US is weaker market, he only got one 10+million album before 2006, US is his highest selling market, but not biggest, he is the biggest solo in the world, but not the biggest in us

梦之蓝

MJ is famous globally,I’m from China,China can’t use Youtube,but he is still the most famous western singer here.Although Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber has more fans in China now,but if we talk about “famous”,they can’t even close ,because Taylor Swift and any other western pop star is only popular in Chinese teenage,and only famous in big city,like Shanghai(上海),Beijing(北京) or Suzhou(苏州),Michael Jackson is famous in whole China,even in Xizang(西藏),xinjiang(新疆).Yes,somebody say Michael Jackson is the most famous person on this planet,I agree.I think the most famous person on this planet for sure is Michael Jackson,Second maybe Barack Obama or Donald trump,third is… Read more »

dhhd

Madonna is as famous as MJ in China in big cities.

dhhd

Thus, She released nothing in China from American Life era to MDNA era. She might be banned during this period. In a Chinese magazine that has nothing to do with music before the period,Madonna was mentioned at leaset twice. You can see how famous she was. I can say that she is the most influential singer in the world since MJ with so many legendary stories, like the release of the Sex book (banned in China). Today in Tieba, still a lot of Chinese are talking about how lengendary she is. By the way, she is much more popular than… Read more »

梦之蓝

I have to say that americans still have a little bit of a lack of understanding of China. It is true that Youtube, Google and facebook are banned in China, but we are not a closed country. When it comes to my country, you only know Shanghai and Beijing, but you don’t know other places. Most Chinese are familiar with New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco and Hawaii. I never said Madonna is not popular in China, but it is relative, Michael Jackson’s fame in China even than our original singer or actor is bigger, a lot of… Read more »

dhhd

The Internet has only emerged in recent years, Michael Jackson was huge on Internet because of his death.

Michael

Madonna is not as famous as MJ was in Asia and definitely not China. MJ still has bigger album sales than Madonna in Asia, despite Madonna releasing a lot more albums. Thriller sales in Asia alone is enough to cover Madonna’s first 3 studio albums. Dangerous alone is enough to cover Madonna’s next 3 studio albums sales in Asia. Stop talking non sense. And btw, Madonna is not bigger than MJ in HK.

梦之蓝

I have to say Madonna can’t even compare with Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee.They are global. star, too.And definitely more famous than Madonna,I guess Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee’fame is only behind Michael Jackson,Barack Obama and trump

dhhd

Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee is nowhere near Madonna, you are just kidding.Shakira can even beat them since she was the first person to get over 100 million fans on Facebook and got over 5.5 million likes for a single photo on Facebook breaking all-time history back then. She was huge in Latin America, Middle East and South Asia(Shakira has over 10 million Facebook fans in India and it seems like a record) where has a lot of population. The release of sex book is such a sensation. I remember the book sold over 1.5 million copies in 3 days… Read more »

梦之蓝

Dude,please consider China has 1.4billion people,OK?Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee is famous lightyear than Madonna in China,of course,Madonna is more famous than Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee in Europe, US,Latin America, even Japan,but Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee are more famous than Madonna in India,Africa,Middle East,Southeast Asia,China.I only met one people in my life who don’t know Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee,but I met so many people who don’t know Madonna in China.Then talk about Michael Jackson,MJ is more famous than the other west artist in China before his Death,ok?MJ is more famous in China,this is only truth.Even little people… Read more »

dhhd

Don’t you see what I said “in big cities”,ok?Madonna is not huge when you consider a single album but she is huge in total .Madonna is sure bigger than MJ in Hong Kong, you can see it on Rebel Heart Tour in HK, so many, so many huge HK stars came to it. And even before the release of Like A Prayer, She had 3 albums reached 4xP in HK.(ifpi.org don’t show how many platinum an album is)

Michael

Oh come on. Ur basing on Madonna coming to HK and having stars coming to her concert as a way to potray shes bigger than MJ. That is just dumb. I dont think MJ has ever been to HK to begin with. And Madonna entire discography still cant beat MJ’s sales in Asia. You’re being ridiculous. I also really doubted she beat MJ HK sales.

dhhd

I never say that she is huger than MJ in Asia ,ok?

Michael

“By the way, she is much more popular than MJ in Hong Kong and Macau”

Based on ur own words. You said she is bigger than MJ. Dont backtrack now.

dhhd

Yes I think she did it in Hong Kong and Macau, they are much more open, I never said that she is bigger in the whole Asia.

梦之蓝

Dude,please consider China has 1.4billion people,OK?Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee is famous lightyear than Madonna in China,of course,Madonna is more famous than Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee in Europe, US,Latin America, even Japan,but Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee are more famous than Madonna in India,Africa,Middle East,Southeast Asia,China.I only met one people in my life who don’t know Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee,but I met so many people who don’t know Madonna in China.Then talk about Michael Jackson,MJ is more famous than the other west artist in China before his Death,ok?MJ is more famous in China,this is only truth.Even little people… Read more »

dhhd

Madonna is for sure more famous than Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee in Middle East and Southeast Asia. Madonna already scored an album hit one million sales in Southeast Asia by 1993 and even Ray Of Light sold 400k there in like 2 years. I don’t know about India,but I know MDNA sold 4k there in a short period. I think Madonna is also much more famous there since she was famous there as a celebraty but not as an artist so she might sell not much there. Celine Dion is more famous than MJ in China since Titanic sold… Read more »

Michael

Its funny how you would first say Madonna is bigger than MJ, then Celine than Mariah. What are u trying to do? Trying to discredit MJ’s achievement. And where did u get ur facts that Daydream sold 700k in China? The Chinese market was ridiculously small back then and it definitely is much smaller for foreign acts. 700 k albums sold does not make sense. Furthermore where is ur prove? Do you have any links based on reliable sources to support ur claim? ” I think Madonna is also much more famous there since she was famous there as a… Read more »

dhhd

It was a Chinese music magazine, very famous and legitimate in China. It mentioned that Daydream sold 700k legitimate copies in China. There is no link since no Chinese have the interest to scanned the old magazine to the internet.
And I may be wrong about India. I just searched for several links that mentioned Madonna or MJ sold huge numbers there when I am looking for the actually critera for international releases in India.

Michael

It doesnt matter about Mariah. Its kind of funny what u r really trying to do. First u tried to say Madonna is bigger than Michael. Then when u feel like u cant win the argument u bring along Mariah and Celine. Oh and BTW everybody can make up stories to say that their favorite artists was selling massive amount of albums without providing any sources. Hey, I also read from a Chinese magazine last year that Thriller sold like 2 million from China. But I cant find the link. Lol.

dhhd

First,I never said that Madonna is bigger than MJ,never. I only said that she might did it in Hong Kong and Macau. And,no matter if you believe it,the magazine was called “音像世界” back in 90s.Since it was so old, no one would scan the magazine to the internet,so how can I give you the link?It is ridiculous. It mentioned that BJingWen signed a introduction guarantee of 600k copies for Daydream with Sony and acutally sold nearly 700k, but Sony only count it 600k for the guarantee. You can search for some information about the magazine “音像世界” whatever,it was not made… Read more »

dhhd

Actually I am also in China,Ok?

梦之蓝

You are in China?all right,I want to know it means you are live in China now,but you are foreigner,or means you are Chinese?I’m a Chinese,I used VPN to play Google,I’m pretty sure I know more about you about Chinese situation,ok?Celine Dion?????Holy shit,you think she is more famous than MJ in China because of Titanic sold a million in China?That’s a really werid reason.Album sales have nothing to do with the famous.Yes,Titanic sold a lot in China, but it has nothing to do with celine dion. This is mainly because of the popularity of movies. 80% of Chinese people do not… Read more »

dhhd

Celine Dion is very famous here. Even my classmates know her,OK?I don’t know why you always love to talk about this, it can’t bring anything to artists or labels.

梦之蓝

Dude, then talk about Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee.I know I’m taking sides,because Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan are Chinese.But face to the truth,ask you mother, father,friends,or even your grandmother:”Do you know Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan?”I’m pretty sure 90% people will say yes.Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan are famous in America,too.

dhhd

That’s in China. And maybe In Southeast Asia or America they can also do it,but no that famous and global.

梦之蓝

Just tell me,have you ever met one guy who don’t know Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee?

dhhd

That’s in China

梦之蓝

Let alone china,man.Just talk about America,in Anerica just a few people don’t know Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee.Especially Bruce Lee.Even more famous than Madonna in US old generation.

dhhd

I also never say that she beat MJ sales in HK, I’m talking about that she is also very huge there.

梦之蓝

You are in China?all right,I want to know it means you are live in China now,but you are foreigner,or means you are Chinese?I’m a Chinese,I used VPN to play Google,I’m pretty sure I know more about you about Chinese situation,ok?Celine Dion?????Holy shit,you think she is more famous than MJ in China because of Titanic sold a million in China?That’s a really werid reason.Album sales have nothing to do with the famous.Yes,Titanic sold a lot in China, but it has nothing to do with celine dion. This is mainly because of the popularity of movies. 80% of Chinese people do not… Read more »

dhhd

I never said that Madonna was bigger than MJ in Asia, that was completely made up by yourself. I only said that she may did it in HK and Macau. It is hard to tell but Madonna’s first 3 albums reached 4xP in HK before the release of LAP, and consider she is not huge when you consider a single album by her but huge in total, I think she may sell huge numbers there in HK.

MM1994

one of China’s largest streaming sites, qq Music. MJ has 2.1M subscribers. Compare it other musicians in the 20th century. And he is even bigger than Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Katy Perry

https://y.qq.com/n/m/detail/singer/index.html?ADTAG=newyqq.singer&source=ydetail&singerId=4712

dhhd

Of course he is like the most famous international pop stars in China

梦之蓝

QQ音乐 can’t say nothing,dude.his fame in China can say “super”,Justin Bieber and. Taylor Swift has so many fans in China,but they are as famous as MJ,he is the most famous west artist in China

梦之蓝

MJ got 33million views on Baidu in one month,is the highest west singer,Justin Bieber with 28million views take the second place.

MM1994