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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.

TOP 10 SELLING VINYL ALBUMS OF 2017 IN U.S.
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

News

Thriller turns 35 today!

November 30, 2017 • By

On November 30,1982, what would become the biggest album of all the time was officially released!

Selling more than 100 million copies worldwide, Thriller won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards and changed the course of not only Michael Jackson’s career, but the way in which many other artists approached releasing and promoting a record.

It’s interesting to note, that Thriller’s success was not as instant as may be believed. The first single was ‘The Girl is Mine’, a strategic move to not only align Michael with a Beatle, but also a white, rock artist with a global reputation. Not that Michael needed the musical or personal boost (his success with Off the Wall spoke for itself), but the idea was to create a truly remarkable cross-over record that could appeal to a wider audience. Michael would receive airplay on the Soul, Blues and RnB stations for being Michael Jackson with the added benefit of now featuring on the Rock and Pop stations due to his collaboration with Paul McCartney. read more

Interactive, News, TV

Michael Jackson’s Halloween: The Review

November 6, 2017 • By

By now, many fans have watched “Michael Jackson’s Halloween”, the animated cartoon from CBS in conjunction with the Michael Jackson Estate.

The Story is simple. Two main characters go on a quest to save music and dance against an evil witch. Our lead male is Vincent (Lucas Till, MacGyver), the son of a grocery store owner, deemed to one day take over the business but really aspiring to be a DJ. The leading lady is Victoria (Kiersey Clemons, Neighbors 2), an intern for a corporation literally trying to get a job as an assistant while suppressing her passion for dance. Our hero and heroine cross paths thanks to a bike-chasing-dog-collision and end up at 777 Jackson Street (All fans will know the meaning of that number and that street) where they meet a mixture of characters (including Bubbles) while figuring out how to stop Conformity (the witch). read more

Charts, News

SCREAM BACK in the TOP 20 of the Official Charts!

November 3, 2017 • By

As predicted earlier this week, the Halloween Compilation “Scream” is back in the top 20!!

Sitting right now at #19 from #99, the Michael Jackson Album was pushed by the sales of the special glow-in-the-dark 2LP.

5 weeks on and Michael Jackson is still in the top 100.

SOURCE: The Official Charts

News

Heidi Klum’s Halloween Costume Is an Homage to Michael Jackson

November 2, 2017 • By

Heidi Klum, dressed as a werewolf for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video, attends her 18th Annual Halloween Party at Moxy Times Square on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York.

No one does Halloween quite like Heidi Klum. For the past 18 years, the model has celebrated the holiday with her annual party, arriving in a costume more elaborate than the last. Some of her more recent choices include the 95-year-old version of herself, Jessica Rabbit, and Heidi Klum . . . accompanied by five Heidi Klum clones. This year she told Vanity Fair that her costume involved choreography, and now we know why: Klum arrived as Michael Jackson in his 1982 music video “Thriller” after he turns into a werewolf, accompanied by a posse of zombies. read more