CSPC: Michael Jackson Popularity Analysis

Remaining Long Format – Part 4 – Compilations #4

The previous page highlighted how HIStory included a true compilation. This is verified with the release of the stand-alone best of in 2001. It would have sold many millions if it was the first compilation of Michael Jackson, but the market was already cannibalized by the double set.

Number Ones was negatively impacted the same way, even more damaged by the cancellation of the promotion due to the accusations coming out on the exact same day. It went on to sell steadily though, and with the inevitable boost that occurred after his passing, it is now up to an impressive 12,35 million units. Bad is fairly strong on its tracklist, representing 31% of its total streams. That’s worth nearly 3,8 million equivalent album sales for the 1987 album.

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