Streaming Masters – Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson is the most successful solo act ever, his 1982 album Thriller is the one that has generated the most sales and his fame is massive absolutely everywhere. Is the King of Pop the king of streaming too?


As detailed in the Fixing Log articleSpotify represents 157 million of the 272 million users of streaming platforms, while YouTube is pretty much the only video platform generating some revenue for the industry. Below is the equivalence set on the aforementioned article:

Audio Stream 1500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream 11,750 views equal 1 album unit

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = 272/157 * Spotify streams / 1500 + YouTube views / 11750


Total: 5,901,445 EAS

Most streamed tracks (EAS)

1. Billie Jean [Thriller]656,000
2. Beat It [Thriller]388,000
3. Love Never Felt So Good [Xscape]329,000
4. Thriller [Thriller]327,000
5. Don’t Matter To Me [Orphan]298,000
6. Smooth Criminal [Bad]241,000
7. Black or White [Dangerous]234,000
8. Man in the Mirror [Bad]218,000
9. The Way You Make Me Feel [Bad]198,000
10. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough [Off the Wall]191,000
11. They Don’t Care About Us [HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I]167,000
12. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) [Thriller]158,000
13. Rock with You [Off the Wall]143,000
14. Bad [Bad]135,000
15. Remember the Time [Dangerous]122,000
16. You Are Not Alone [HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I]94,000
17. Dirty Diana [Bad]93,000
18. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ [Thriller]89,000
19. You Rock My World [Invincible]88,000
20. Heal the World [Dangerous]85,000

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