The world has been expressing their heartfelt loss for the King Of Pop this past weekend. This love has translated into an enormus boost in sales of all of MJ’s catalogue, leaving stores and online retailers in amazement and disarray. Several Best Buy outlets are completely sold out of Michael Jackson albums and the 25th anniversary edition of Thriller is currently out of stock at online retail outlet Amazon.com.
Bill Carr, Vice President of Music and Video at Amazon says:
“This is simply unprecedented. In addition to the legendary Thriller album, Amazon is also out of all Jackson and Jackson 5 albums. We’ve seen the death of Johnny Cash and Frank Sinatra and many other artists, but none of them compare to what we’re witnessing today. In the last 24 hours, we’ve actually sold more Michael Jackson albums in our MP3 and CD stores than we have in the 11 years since the launch of our music business.”
There will probably be a Bob Marley/Tupac effect whrere we will see many posthumous albums from Jackson in the years to come. For now, enjoy the classics from the past and check out some pics from his rehearsal for his ill-fated comeback tour.