Digital Sales Record: Jackson 1st to Sell 2+ Million Digital DL in a week

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Michael Jackson has sold a record 2.6 million digital songs in one week, up from 48,000 a week ago, according to sales data compiled by SoundScan. The feat makes Jackson the first artist to sell over a million downloads in a single week.

The number includes both Jackson’s solo work, and albums with the Jackson 5.

Jackson also holds a record 25 of the top 74 on Billboard’s Hot Digital Songs chart.

The “Number Ones” album topped digital album sales over the past week, moving 108,000 units, while “The Essential Michael Jackson” sold 102,000, and “Thriller” sold 101,000.

Source: DMW Media

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