Apple sees plenty of downloads on iTunes for Michael Jackson songs

Apple sees plenty of downloads on iTunes for Michael Jackson songs
With newspapers worldwide reporting Michael Jackson's passing on their front page, it seems his music is spreading to a whole new generation. Apple is reporting huge purchases of Jackson's songs on iTunes and inadvertently profiting after his death. As of Friday evening, six of the top ten songs being bought in the U.S. was from Jackson with an even head shaking nine out of ten top albums bearing his name. Apple has done their part by not heavily marketing his music in order to make a profit. The only thing you'll see is just a single banner to honor his passing. So iPhone users all around the world are checking out and reliving some of those classic songs from the legendary performer.

via AppleInsider

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15 Comments

1. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I noticed that too. Yesterday, Black Eyed Peas had the highest selling album. As of now, they are number 10 and #1-9 is all Michael albums. Black Eyed Peas still have the number 1 song, but Michael Jackson is #2,3,4,5,7,9,11,12,15,17, etc. And this is all within about 24 hours.

9. volvo

Posts: 38; Member since: May 26, 2009

id understand how BOOM BOOM POW would get THAT many downloads...i mean it's really not that great of a song.

11. drewsky

Posts: 147; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

I like that BOOM BOOM POW!! LOL

2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1976; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

great more apple news...RIP MJ

3. yourmom07

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 07, 2009

MJ IS A BEAST !! PASSED && STILL MAKING MILLIONS HE'LL BE DEEPLY MISSED--PLASTIC AND ALL

4. drewsky

Posts: 147; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

I heard amazon has been out of stock of MJ's Albums. His sales increased 700%!

5. yourmom07

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 07, 2009

THIS GUY HAS SOLD LIKE 75 MILLION ALBUMS OR SO

10. drewsky

Posts: 147; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

750 mill Worldwide. Thriller sold 50 mill worldwide by itself.

13. yourmom07

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 07, 2009

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN MY BAD. THATS A WHOLE LOTTA DOUGH THO

14. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

um actually yourmom07 michael jackson has the highest selling album......ever 100 million copies............with just the album thriller and millions more with the other albums he made the music world will never be the same rip

6. ddripp

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i hope they share some of these profits with his 3 KIDS they making SERIOUS $$$ right now. R.I.P MICHAEL JACKSON!!!

7. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

R.I.P. MJ

8. fzv_xander

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 27, 2009

R.I.P Michael Jackson we will miss you forever v_v

12. SkyNet.TX

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

R.I.P. KING OF POP i will miss u!!!

15. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

you know you are a damn music genius when you have 9 out of the top ten albums on apple.com Without MJ? no moonwalk none of his songs he was such a good artist that his producer had like 70 grammy nominations and won like almost 30 of those imagine what m j accomplished

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