- Jul 28, 2016
They hardly every do tweets about MJ and his sales. They have done tweets about other artists' album sales. Just yesterday they posted a tweet about sales of Janet's albums, Unbreakable and Janet. That's after posting endless tweets about Janet during her birthday week. Every few weeks, they will post tweets with sales of some 2pac & some Biggie Smalls album, mostly their greatest hits albums. Yet they couldn't do that for MJ. I can't remember the last time, they posted a tweet about Michael Jackson album sales. I thought they would do it on his 9th death anniversary, but they didn't. Now if they don't do it for MJ's 60th birthday, then my suspicion will be confirmed that they are anti MJ.
They Don't Care About Us really is the most popular MJ song on youtube right now. It is very close to 500m and it's accumulating views faster than Thriller, so it's only a matter of time before it catches up to Thriller. I believe TDCAU will be the first MJ video to reach 1B views.
TDCAU was my fave MJ track for a long time - there's a particularly good remix with a gospel choir but I forgot what it's called. I remember back in the day when it was a single, Chris Evens on BBC Radio 1 used to play it like once a day on his show and the other crew members made it clear (on air) they didn't want it played. Chris being Chris just said "I like it!" and carried on. It was tough for MJ to get Radio1 airplay in the HIStory era, even for a smash hit like Earth Song. TDCAU reached #4 in the UK charts which was lower than I expected and it didn't hang around long, dropping down the chart very quickly. I'm glad it's appeal has broadened over the years, initially helped by the TII rehearsal footage released by the MJ Estate in 2009 and then because of its use at events and rallies in the USA since. It seems even more relevant now than in 96.
I have wondered whether the MJ Estate should capitalise on its relevance and popularity somehow before it fades but I just don't know how they'd do it.
BTW meanwhile Michael is allready on place 19. with more then 31 Mio. monthly listeners. Just had a look on the Post Melone side. He is on place 11 with more then 38 Mio. monthly streams and has less followers then Michael on Spotify.
Maybe Michael is on the way to break Post Melones "chart records", lol.
Michael's 60th birthday is coming up. If MJ's estate are smart, they would pay Spotify money to have Michael Jackson as the featured artist on 29th August. That would be a perfect way to bring in more fans/listeners and grow his legacy.
HIStory's only sold 500k since 1999?!!
No certification for You Are not alone, In the Closet, IJCSLY..
BadTour87;4229157 said:Thriller has re-entered the Billboard 200 at 135.
The Essential Michael Jackson has fallen to 94.
Nite Line;4229165 said:Interesting. According to HITS, Essential Michael Jackson had total SPS of 13,950 for the last week, which means it was the 32nd best performing album of the week. Now HITS aren’t always accurate with their numbers, but they are usually not that far of. They have been pretty accurate in predicting Essential’s position for the past two months.
The fact that Thriller returned to the charts and Essential dropped to 94 can only mean that some of the streams from the Essential were allocated to Thriller. It must be a response after the Eagles Greatest Hits unfairly surpassed Thriller to become the best certified album in the US.