Michael fastest selling mj album in 20 years!

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Grapejuice has reported that Michael Is Michael Jackson's fastest selling album since 1991's Dangerous.
The album has racked up 225,000 sales in it's first week, and is topping every major chart except the US's (which has one of the lowest sales for the album) the big kicker is the UK selling 113,000 copies of the album (MORE THAN HALF!) But the biggest will surely come from China, on the 24th of December Michael goes on sale in the most populated country in the world... just in time for final minute shopping. China alone is expected to sell 200,000 copies in its first week and Sony are struggling to cope with the pressing demand for the King Of Pop's first LP in 9 years.
Michael Is number 3 on the international charts for Christmas week being topped by Susan Boyle and Taylor Swift
 

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China alone is expected to sell 200,000 copies in its first week and Sony are struggling to cope with the pressing demand for the King Of Pop's first LP in 9 years.
Michael Is number 3 on the international charts for Christmas week being topped by Susan Boyle and Taylor Swift

Are you sure?
Do you have a reliable source for that?

I know michael is the biggest foreign artist in CHINA , but 200,000 seems too high!!
 

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Invincible is the fastest with 335 K in the US

I dont now where this article is comnig from but sure dont check their facts
 

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Does it?

It would have sold tonnes more with every fan supporting it.
 

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number 3 on international charts??? I hope he will be number one!!!!
 

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Why isn't it selling well in the US? That has always made me wonder....
 

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China alone is expected to sell 200,000 copies in its first week

Excuse me but I doubt if there really are so many people in China who choose to buy a legal copy of Michael album. Piracy in China is worse than you imagine.
 

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I actually went to purchase a copy from target yesterday but there wasnt one left, SOLD OUT, i was dissapointed but happy that ppl are actually buying it lol
 

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I'm pretty sure Invincible opened up at #1 in like 14 countries and #1 on the international charts, so I have to doubt the veracity of this article.
 

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I'm pretty sure Invincible opened up at #1 in like 14 countries and #1 on the international charts, so I have to doubt the veracity of this article.

Vince opened up at #1 in 21 countries I think so
 
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We needed a USA #1. Where are the USA fans at? I know we're here, but I'm really shocked that the "experts" and "insiders" are saying MJ won't debut at #1. This sucks because that means the media will say the album is underwhelming and a failure. It will be yet another chance to call him irrelevant.
 

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We needed a USA #1. Where are the USA fans at? I know we're here, but I'm really shocked that the "experts" and "insiders" are saying MJ won't debut at #1. This sucks because that means the media will say the album is underwhelming and a failure. It will be yet another chance to call him irrelevant.

Michael is dead.. and since his death he's sold over 30 million cds since June 25th 2009. I don't think that's underperforming or a failure.
 
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We needed a USA #1. Where are the USA fans at? I know we're here, but I'm really shocked that the "experts" and "insiders" are saying MJ won't debut at #1. This sucks because that means the media will say the album is underwhelming and a failure. It will be yet another chance to call him irrelevant.

A lot of people in the US don't even know there's a new album out; heck, I wouldn't have known if I hadn't come to this board. I've seen a couple of commericials for it during the day time; but that's because I'm retired. Most people work during the day. I don't think advertisement has been very good here in the US.
 

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We needed a USA #1. Where are the USA fans at? I know we're here, but I'm really shocked that the "experts" and "insiders" are saying MJ won't debut at #1. This sucks because that means the media will say the album is underwhelming and a failure. It will be yet another chance to call him irrelevant.

You got a USA #1...on the R&B charts. :D Urban America stepped up. Not much we can do about the Subo and Swift supporters. lol. But even so, you have to remember that Susan Boyle's album in holiday related. After the holiday, not much use for Christmas music so sales could drastically drop for her. All Michael has to do is sell consistently and he could very well end up #1 or #2 battling it out with Swift.

If some of you remember with the Thriller25 release, Michael was in the top 10 for WEEKS, hanging on after superhot and popular artists like Alicia Keys and others debuted large and dropped. And these artists had tons of public appearances and promotion. All Michael had was the Luomo Vogue (a magazine that was hard to get in the USA), the Thrillicious campaign, and the Ebony interview as major promotion. Other things were sorta low-key ALTHO the CD did have a nice set-up in stores to get people's attention. And T25 was a CD compilation that many of us already owned several times over, except a completed version of For All Time. Lots of fans complained that no one would be interested in old songs that had been re-re-released. And the outrage some fans demonstrated against those remixes, it really was a surprise that T25 hung on for as long as it did against new, hot, well-promoted artist with new music.

And don't get me started about the "fans" who went on amazon and other sites trashing the remixes and the fact that another re-re-release was being....released. But I digress.

I think some of you are being prematurely pessimistic...for whatever reason...same as ppl were with T25. IMO, it's not always about finishing first...altho we know Michael liked to do so. To me, it's about having a steady lead. And T25 did that...even OUTSELLING those hot new artists it went up against.

How about we hang on for a bit and see where this all goes. :flowers:

If Michael is consistent, and a new single gets more attention/airplay than HMH, it COULD very well do better than it looks at this stage.

I, for one, am proud of the debut when you consider artists like Ciara and Neyo, P-Diddy and others, with ALL their promotion and appearances, are doing much MUCH less. And with all the controversy regarding the vocals, etc...it REALLY is a feat worth appreciating...for me, at least.

Time will tell what happens now.....but we have to be patient. Remember, Boyle is a holiday CD. Her time is short.

Now having said that...


Go Michael!! Congratulations! :punk:


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A lot of people in the US don't even know there's a new album out; heck, I wouldn't have known if I hadn't come to this board. I've seen a couple of commericials for it during the day time; but that's because I'm retired. Most people work during the day. I don't think advertisement has been very good here in the US.

I agree. Save for New York, Sony has dropped the ball with in-store promotion. I've yet to see the commercial on tv (tho I rarely watch anything other than HGTV and Food Network..and lately SuN Channel for the Heat games lol).

SONY,...WTF?! And what happened to the big itunes promotional page like the Beatles had?! Uhh...
 
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I agree Wendy... I think the sales are good considering MJ isn't here with us anymore and the controversy over the vocals.. You're right with all the promo Diddy, Ciara and others have done for their cds, Mike did damn good I would say. Speaking of Neyo did his CD even debut in the top 10? I haven't heard anything about Libra Scale. He needed a good first single and so far his singles have been pretty boring.
 

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I'm pretty sure Invincible opened up at #1 in like 14 countries and #1 on the international charts, so I have to doubt the veracity of this article.

It doesn't matter if it reached no. 1 , no. 1 doesn't tell you how many were sold.
 

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It doesn't matter if it reached no. 1 , no. 1 doesn't tell you how many were sold.

Right, but albums sold significantly more 10 years ago than they do today. I have a really hard time believing that these guys have their numbers right.
 

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I think Michael does poor in DK.

I was only #4 this week. :(

Hope he will rise next week.
 
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