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Charts, News

Michael Jackson’s THRILLER in the top 10 best US Vinyl sales

January 4, 2018 • By

The biggest album of all time is again in the to 10 of the US Vinyl sales!

No surprise there with the surge of collecting vinyl again – a second life for the old music format. The sales might also be explained by the resent new Estate project “SCREAM” album which put back “THRILLER” in the news with THRILLER 3D and the different album launches across the globe.

Rank Artist, Title Sales
1 The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 72,000
2 The Beatles, Abbey Road 66,000
3 Soundtrack, Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 62,000
4 Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide) 62,000
5 Amy Winehouse, Back to Black 58,000
6 Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain (Soundtrack) 58,000
7 Bob Marley and The Wailers, Legend: The Best Of… 49,000
8 Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon 54,000
9 Soundtrack, La La Land 49,000
10 Michael Jackson, Thriller 49,000
Source: Nielsen Music, for the tracking period Dec. 30, 2016 through Dec. 28, 2017.

Cassettes are also having a second life with new albums being released slowly so hoping for Sony and the Estate to re-release Michael Jackson albums in this format! Who knows! read more

Estate News, News, SONY/ATV

Sony Music and Estate of Michael Jackson Renew Their Landmark Deal

December 14, 2017 • By

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Sony Music and the Estate of Michael Jackson have agreed to a landmark recording deal that will continue the label’s 42-year relationship with Michael Jackson and his music, it was announced today by Rob Stringer, Sony Music CEO and John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson.

Effective January 1, 2018, Sony Music will extend the term of their administration of Michael’s record catalog in a long term recording agreement. Sony will also have the opportunity to partner on additional projects that the Estate may produce during the term of the agreement. read more

Awards, News

“Number Ones” certified gold in Italy

October 18, 2016 • By


The FIMI Certification for 2016 has just arrived and surprisingly Michael Jackson best of “Number Ones” hit GOLD in the Italian version of RIAA.

Well, it is not a surprise to us fans as Michael Jackson’s music is clearly timeless and popular. Not a surprise that he is the King of Pop or should we say Re del Pop!

Anyway, another massive congratulation to Michael Jackson to have another certification 13 years after the release of this album!



Collector, Collectors News, Competition, News

Competition to win the new Re-releases LPs and poster for French Fans

May 11, 2016 • By

Legacy Recordings Fr is having a competition for French Fans to win the re-releases of ‘OFF THE WALL’, ‘THRILLER’ and ‘BAD’ as well as a ‘Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall’ Poster!

How to play? Login to twitter and share the following post

1/2 #Concours #MichaelJackson : Follow & RT pour gagner des Vinyles et des posters. #MJFam #KingofPop

— Legacy Recordings Fr (@Legacy_France) May 11, 2016 read more

Documentary, News, Off The Wall

Spike Lee Will Follow-Up ‘Bad 25’ With A Doc About Michael Jackson’s ‘Off The Wall’ Record

December 8, 2015 • By

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The Documentary will be premiered at the Sundance Film Festival – January 21 -31

Say what you will about Spike Lee’s recent narrative forays —the studio-sized “Oldboy” and the crowd-sourced “Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus,” both of which received negative reviews from this website and from most critics—but his documentary work has been on point for several years now. Lee’s two Hurricane Katrina docs are some of the finest works of his career (see our Spike Lee Retrospective), and his portraits of Kobe Bryant, Mike Tyson and the Broadway play “Passing Strange,” demonstrate his ongoing versatility in the field. One of those successful documentaries was “Bad 25,” a look at Michael Jackson’s seminal 1987 album Bad on its 25th anniversary: it featured great insights from Questlove, Mariah Carey and Martin Scorsese sitting for his first interview in several decades about directing the now-iconic “Bad” music video. read more