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.