King of Pop Reigns Supreme Over ’09 Music Sales

Though his Number Ones album ended 2009 at the #3 position on the year end charts, Michael Jackson’s catalogue managed to outsell Taylor Swift and Susan Boyle nearly 2 to 1:

The King of Pop reclaimed his throne, ranking as the top-selling artist of 2009 with 8.2 million albums sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That’s nearly double No. 2 finisher, Taylor Swift, who rang up 4.6 million in sales.

Rounding out the top five were the Beatles (3.2 million), Susan Boyle (3.1 million) and Lady Gaga (2.8 million).

Death Becomes Michael Jackson, Beats Taylor Swift as Biggest Seller of09 [E! Online]


  • http://borednschooled.tumblr.com/ Ash

    Can't wait to see the dvd sales for “This Is It”. =)