Michael Jackson OFFICIALLY Has Best-Selling Album of 2009

Though Michael Jackson’s previously ignored hits collection Number Ones is finally showing signs of a sales decline it has officially sold enough copies to become the best selling album of 2009 so far:

Number Ones” (Epic), the 2003 collection that has dominated sales since Mr. Jackson’s death two months ago, has surpassed Taylor SwiftsFearless” (Big Machine) as the bestselling album of 2009. Last week “Number Onesracked up another 68,000 sales, bringing its total for the year to 1,619,000; “Fearless” has sold 1,608,000 copies in the same period.

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