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Confirmed: Michael Jackson Sells Over 1 Billion Records Worldwide

Published: Sunday 15th Jan 2012 by David

He’s breaking records even from the grave.

Yes, despite passing away now three years ago, Pop deity Michael Jackson is continuing to extend his lead as the most groundbreaking creative act of all time.

For, as of this year, he has has exceeded worldwide sales of 1 billion copies.

Full story below…

According to the Michael Jackson Estate, the icon- who scored a whopping 13 #1 singles and 17 Grammys- to name just two of his achievements– has shifted  over 1 billion albums across the globe since his solo debut in 1972.

Calculated by combining the sales sales of the icon’s oft celebrated back catalog of music, the news is expected to be confirmed by Sony Music in coming weeks following Jackson’s immortalization  at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on January 26th, in celebration of his impact on Pop culture.

Legendary indeed.

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  1. YOOSONDALOOSE January 15, 2012

    WOW! Go Michael, such an inspiration.

  2. JAKE (KING BEY, QUEEN ADELE & EMPRESS MADONNA) January 15, 2012

    DEAD, BURIED AND STILL SLAYING THE F*** OUT OF THE TALENTLESS LESSORS!!!

    OH MICHEAL, IF ONLY YOU SAW THE STATE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY RIGHT NOW… YOU, SINATRA, ELVIS, JAMES BROWN AND JUDY . GARLAND WOULD BE TURNING IN YOUR GRAVES!!!

    #R.I.P

    “THE ORIGINAL KING”

  3. NANA YAW January 15, 2012

    Yes Yes Yes! The King Of Music!

  4. jamir21 January 15, 2012

    @ Jake

    The music industry was already horrible when he was ALIVE !

    Anyway congratulations to Michael !

  5. girlygirl January 15, 2012

    GOD OF ENTERTAINMENT …..none the less

  6. Dirty Diana January 15, 2012

    Your fave WILL NEVER mike still killing these talentless wannabes. The greatest to ever grace a stage. Did I say your fave WILL NEVER

  7. Kye January 15, 2012

    Michael is in the top three greatest selling musicians in music history, with the likes of Elvis Presley and The Beatles.

    Now he joins Elvis and the Beatles as selling a billion copies. Congrats MJ

  8. QueenOfTheNavy January 15, 2012

    Too bad most of the money made from these sales will go towards silencing his sexual abuse victims.OOP.

    • L October 25, 2012

      obviously u r a cheap low life. stop tryin 2 bring i down bec u know what he jst get back up. LIKE ALWAYS. he was innocent. FACT!!. n i dont care if am replyin like 9 months later bec if i see people tryin 2 bring him down i jst gotta reply.

      LONG LIVE THE KING.

    • John September 29, 2013

      U suck.your trying to bring Michael (the true KING of all music) down because u obviously don’t like how he was more talented than you and every body else

  9. Cindy January 15, 2012

    Michael Jackson, absolute legend, The King!!! We were lucky to have witnessed his creativity in our generation. Definetly deserves every accolade!! His Music will continue to live on and his influence is seen in many of today’s leading artists. We love you Michael!!

  10. ThankMeLater January 15, 2012

    DAYUUUUUUM. Go Michael! RIP <3

  11. SLAYFANISTANN. January 15, 2012

    That crown will forever be etched onto his head,Nobody will be taking it off anytime soon. RIP

  12. Jay B January 15, 2012

    Michael Jackson is truly THE KING!

    Step aside Elvis – it’s not really you as the King (eversince).

    MJ is The Greatest Entertainer of All Time!

  13. NAYAH82 January 15, 2012

    Yesssss! I want nobody ever taking his crown…especially that little talentless boy that wants to be the next MJ.

  14. Royalkev January 15, 2012

    Ok, can we now just put an official stamp on it, he’s the BIGGEST selling musical act of all time. If he’s not, someone has to produce some receipts!

    http://www.thepagewithroyalkev.com

  15. Tami January 15, 2012

    Queenofthenavey why don’t you shut the f*ck up. Seriously some people have nothing positive to say. Why don’t you find your favorite artist and go comment on their post . Seriously.

  16. Monica January 15, 2012

    YAY Michael! No one will every be MJ!!!!

  17. kingbreezy January 15, 2012

    MJ death better than ur fave

  18. TWITTER.COM/ESSENCE_OF_SEAN January 15, 2012

    WELL HE IS KING!

    LONG LIVE THE KING OF MUSIC!

  19. MISHKA January 15, 2012

    WATCH THE GRAVE B|TCHES !!!!

  20. GaGa, Rihanna, Beyonce—–All Others pale into insignificance January 15, 2012

    and the 1st black person 2 do so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LONG LIVE THE KING

  21. RDK January 15, 2012

    the king of pop right there,even in death R.I.P. MJ.

  22. pavi January 15, 2012

    king of all music.muah.

  23. ♛ pop royalty ♛ ( The BeyHive ) January 15, 2012

    GOD of MUSIC.

    a True LEGEND ! 🙂

    R.I.P MJ :Cry:

  24. Matthew Charlery-Smith January 15, 2012

    Yep, a lot of wigs can be both snatched and burned from the grave! It’s actually 18 Grammy Awards. I’ll Be There was inaugurated in the Grammy Hall of Fame at 2011’s ceremony.

  25. Steph January 15, 2012

    It’s really amazing. Get it Mike, you’re still the best. His genius will never be duplicated.

  26. MitziitahJackson January 15, 2012

    He’s the only king ! who even after his death continues to make records.
    Michael Jackson is a legend !

  27. Lauren January 15, 2012

    No one will ever compare to michael. No one!! This man did so much in his lifetime! I’m so proud to be a longtime big fan of his. I just know he’s smiling from heaven <3

  28. lordmir January 15, 2012

    How could it be possible? Thriller, his most successfull album has been sold 60millions copies (26 millions in us via RIAA). where are the others 940 millions of albums!!! No offense, i love MJ but it seems huge to me no?

    • L October 25, 2012

      110 Million

  29. Elke Hassell January 15, 2012

    SUCK ON THAT HATERS!!!! And for the Black Folks out there This is your King Forever, always remember that!!!! He is going to re-write History Books for many years to come. I just love MJ!!!

  30. Marty January 15, 2012

    No artist today could even dream of acheiving half the commercial success MJ has! Outsold only by The Beatles who had nearly three times as many albums. MICHAEL JACKSON IS THE KING OF MUSIC.

    • L October 25, 2012

      the beatles have not sold that many ok mike is fast aproaching

  31. d williamson January 15, 2012

    Genius of music he was, lifelong fan i am. Nobody comes close to having his talent, he was so uniquely gifted, RIP MJ <3 , there will never ever be another Michael Jackson

  32. A Nu Day Has Come January 15, 2012

    MJ THE MUTHAFIUCKIN KANG! SLAYING ALL THE DRAGON B******! WHO SALES THAT MANY RECORDS DEAD??? ONLY MJ CAN!!! This is why we need to start demanding better quality from these artist today! Till the end Mike gave us 200%, no less! He made music that will be remembered for the rest of our lives!! We need new music memories now, cuz Mike gone, but his music lives on! No your faves, couldn’t even conceive selling this many album in the nanosecond it takes to breath!

  33. BadGirl23 January 15, 2012

    Case closed!! MJ GREATEST DEAD or ALIVE!!!! Everyone else can just stop making this trash they calling music, nothing they do will ever have an impact on a culture like he had.

    @LordMir, I’m sure they’ve calculated both album and singles. IMO I’ve never thought Sony to be trustworthy when it came to MJ’s total sales, I always thought they shorted him.

  34. james January 15, 2012

    Thriller has sold over 100 million copies worldwide by itself. Making it the number 1 album of all time. It’s extremely believable.

  35. JER January 15, 2012

    no. These figures are so ridiculous. Last checked, Michael’s sales with the Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson were in the 300 million range TOPS. This “billion” is out of control

    • L October 25, 2012

      Obviously Not

  36. Briej January 15, 2012

    Lordmir tisk tisk tisk … It’s a Thing Called World wide Sales Not Just USA dude

  37. Briej January 15, 2012

    OMG TO ALL THE HATERS THERES A THING CALLED WORLDWIDE SALES IN SINGLES ALBUMS AND DIGITAL SALES MOVIES VIDEOS TOO KEEP IN MIND THIS MAN HAS BEEN PERFORMING SINCE 1968 AND TOP THAT THE CERTIFICATIONS ARE SOMETIMES MORE THAN OTHER COUNTRIES. SO STOP THE HATE

  38. JohnVidal January 15, 2012

    I think these numbers are out of control too… but who cares? He is the king of pop and I can´t stand all these wannabe boys that came after him. I´ve been loving the ladies for the last 20 years way more than the male artists for that very reason. I´m so grateful when I see a male not trying to be him
    Also I read on here something shading The Beatles… well what they did was equaly or more impressive cos their career lasted only ten years together and all what happened after it´s cos of those ten years. Let´s not shade in this beautiful post

    • L October 25, 2012

      obviously not. there not out of control .

  39. shadowmia January 15, 2012

    Not surprising at all. Michael’s now out-sold both the Beatles and Elvis as he’s set this new sales record. He deservedly continues to break more and more records.

  40. HaterzStayPressed January 15, 2012

    This figure calculates single releases, album releases, digital downloads and releases from soundtracks. The figure in it of itself is amazing and I’m proud to call myself a Michael Jackson FAN. He’s done so much for music and the world. He built hospitals in Africa, started fish farms in impoverished nations like Haiti, built orphanages in Africa. The YMCA in Compton, California was built by Michael’s generosity. Michael Jackson had sewage and drainage pipes laid in areas of Africa and fresh water wells built there too. He was a great man and I hope his philanthropy is never forgotten. His music and entertainment will always be cemented. He is beyond and icon and a legend… he is music and entertainment personified. NO ONE can do it like Michael.

    @QUEENOFTHENAVY Michael was maligned by the media and the powers at be in the 90’s and in 2003 because Michael became TOO powerful. He loved children and that was used against him. Notice that those who claimed abuse (especially in the criminal trial of 2003-2005) have not sued Michael’s estate? They were all exposed as LIARS so whomever told you that the money would be paying abuse victims is a f*****’ lie.

    R.I.P. Michael Jackson. You did it better than anyone and no one will ever compare to your greatness.

  41. Marlena Bieńkowska January 15, 2012

    Michael Jackson Is a STAR , IS THE BEST FOREVER <3<3<3 NIGDY NIE BYŁO I NIGDY NIE BEDZIE NIKOGO !!! LEPSZEGO OD CIEBIE <3<3<3 POLAND LOVE'S YOU MICHAEL <3<3<3 KING OF POP , KING OF MUSIC , BEAUTIFUL MEN <3<3<3<3<3<3<3

  42. Márcia January 15, 2012

    I LOve you…….Congratulations my LOve….

  43. Dancing On The Ceiling January 15, 2012

    THE ONE… THE ONLY. FOREVER KING!!!!

  44. Speechless January 15, 2012

    It is increasingly difficult without you! Although you’re constantly in my days with your music, your story, your life, your soul … bringing me light, love, hope … is difficult to continue!
    it’s hard to continue to fight without a dream … without a spark of hope !! I hope one day be able to say what I feel and how you changed me!
    continue in this life is difficult with so many bad people wanting to take you down .. and I watched helplessly!
    it is impossible to accept that you’re gone …
    and left me without knowing that I existed .. but you taught me to endure all this and more is why I’m still here ..
    for you!
    to make your dreams come true ! I love you Michael Jackson ♥

  45. Marlena Bieńkowska January 15, 2012

    YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS YYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS ……MICHAEL IS THE BEST <3<3<3<3<3<3<3 FOREVER KING OF POP , KING OF MUSIC ,3<3<3<3<3<3<3 LOVE YOU MORE ******

  46. Nicole January 15, 2012

    Lordmir,

    Where have yoy been? “Thriller” was re-certified before MJ died. Worldwide “Thriller” sales were at 110+ million sold and within the U.S. sales sales now in the U.S. clsoe to $40 million. Before MJ died a few years ago, Guinness Book of World records listed MJ at $750 million albums sold worlwide. So the billion albums sold figure sounds close to being correct.

  47. Onyx January 15, 2012

    Only The Beatles and Elvis Presley has sold 1billion records worldwide and now Michael Jackson, wow that is the Top of the line.

  48. Random Axe of Kindness January 15, 2012

    The Beatles sales are now in excess of 1.75 billion. Will they be caught? Their sales are still very high so keep watching.

    • Blackman August 30, 2012

      mj sold more

    • L October 25, 2012

      mj is selling more evan from the grave. Music God

  49. Barbara Wisniewska January 15, 2012

    Oh, MJ! I wish you were still with us!

  50. Waheeda Sohawon January 15, 2012

    Michael Jackson is unbeatable n he will remain the greatest entertainer of all time,there will never be another MJ.Love n miss u Mike,R.I.P,FOREVER IN MY HEART<3<3<3

  51. julia corsolini January 15, 2012

    I love you Michael Jackson ,King of Music ferever!!!!Michael Jackson is the greatest Entertainer of all time ! miss you Mike ! come back !

  52. Saetana January 16, 2012

    MIchael Jackson paid off the Chandlers to make sure he didn’t get convicted of child abuse – why pay them millions otherwise? Yes, he was a great musician but his antics with young boys were disgusting, being famous does NOT get anyone a pass when it comes to s*** like that, put me off his music for life and it tainted his legacy permanently.

    • L October 25, 2012

      1. how abot you shut you little freak
      2. mj (king/god) was innocent
      3. He only paid them off because he could not deal with the Fake allegations HE SHOULD HAVE NEVER HAD DEAL WITH IT BECAUSE HE WAS INNOCENT.
      4. Thomas W. Sneddon Jr Who Lead Both investigations had to falsify evidance to TRY and Beat MJ down but tht didnt work.

      ‘ just because you read it in the magazine or see it on the tv screen dont make it right…’
      MJ Tabloid Junkie

      • L October 25, 2012

        oh befor i forget it was not Michael Jackson who made the decision to pay them off it was made by his insurance commpany. so sorry you haters have faild once again to bring him down. You haters try valiantly to bring him down but you will always fail

  53. agnese January 16, 2012

    WE LOVE MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON FOREVER IN OUR HEART.MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FROM ITALY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  54. Visaliny January 16, 2012

    He is blessed because He had done so many good things for this rotten world and we give s*** to him..When I read his trial,his books and stories,I feel ashamed to be part of the human race because garbage tabloids take advantage on his genuine love towards kids to somethin sexual. He is an angel in disguise. rest in peace Michael. I will remember you Forever.

  55. MICHAELX January 16, 2012

    The 1993 Civil Settlement was Made by Mr. Jackson’s Insurance Company and was not within Mr.Jackson’s control. The settlement agreement was for global claims of negligence and the lawsuit was defended by Mr. Jackson’s insurance carrier. The insurance carrier negotiated and paid the settlement, over the protests of Mr.Jackson and his personal legal counsel.

    It is unfair for an insurance company’s settlement to be now held against Mr. Jackson or for the Settlement Agreement to be admitted as evidence of Mr. Jackson’s prior conduct or guilt. Mr. Jackson could NOT CONTROL NOR INTERFERE with his insurance carrier’s demand to settle the dispute”.
    Protest document see here:http://tributomichaeljackson.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/032205mjmemospprtobjpag3.jpg?w=640

    Full document here:http://www.sbscpublicaccess.org/docs/ctdocs/032205mjmemospprtobj.pdf

  56. MABELA January 16, 2012

    Not support that the more large artist is black.

  57. MICHAELX January 16, 2012

    The 1993 Civil Settlement was Made by Mr. Jackson’s Insurance Company and was not within Mr.Jackson’s control. The settlement agreement was for global claims of negligence and the lawsuit was defended by Mr. Jackson’s insurance carrier. The insurance carrier negotiated and paid the settlement, over the protests of Mr.Jackson and his personal legal counsel.
    It is unfair for an insurance company’s settlement to be now held against Mr. Jackson or for the Settlement Agreement to be admitted as evidence of Mr. Jackson’s prior conduct or guilt. Mr. Jackson could NOT CONTROL NOR INTERFERE with his insurance carrier’s demand to settle the dispute”
    Document here:

    http://tributomichaeljackson.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/032205mjmemospprtobjpag3.jpg?w=640
    Full document here:
    http://www.sbscpublicaccess.org/docs/ctdocs/032205mjmemospprtobj.pdf

  58. Terry January 16, 2012

    Michael IS the “King of Pop” and always will be! It is so sad that he is not with us anymore! I still believe that “jealousy” played a roll in his death!

  59. jolanda dams January 16, 2012

    wow, even after he died nobody can ever reach him and he’s still number 1 on the top of the charge. well done michael

  60. Grammy3 January 16, 2012

    You go Michael! You deserve this and even more. Your tireless work and dedication for your work and in trying to bring smiles and magic and awareness to the problems of the world, we appreciate more than words can say. I love you my angel and I think you know this. Your fans will never let you down and will continue to help you achieve the rightful place in music history. I love you and respect you and will never let you down. Your gifts to the world are forever. Your legacy is forever and you know that love never dies. It will live on in our hearts always as you will.

  61. Glenda in Texas January 16, 2012

    Not surprised. Michael Jackson is Michael Jackson and there will never be no other. L.O.V.E.

  62. rob January 16, 2012

    only an idiot would believe he sold a billion.No way,his estate must think people are stupid.

  63. CarribeanQueen January 16, 2012

    The MEMORY of the JUST is BLESSED

  64. non fan January 16, 2012

    So if his estate says the easter bunny is real would you MJ fans believe that too? No freaking way he sold a billion. Go to the Riaa site, he’s listed at #11 in the US with 70 million. His estate has been throwing out highly exaggerated numbers for years and people just run with it.

    • David August 5, 2014

      Elvis has sold close to 2 billion records worldwide…He is the King..

  65. OneAnjel January 16, 2012

    It’s an unfortunatel fact that great artists are always worth more dead than alive once they reach legend status. I have no doubt this figure is accurate and may even be modest. The records of other countries were not kept with the accuracy of the U.S. for many years, for one thing. In addition there is no possible way to tally the bootlegged records and CDs that were created and sold, which are estimated to be in the billions. So anyone who doubts Michael Jackson was this great of an artist, I would just say you have not done your homework properly.

  66. YEA RIGHT January 17, 2012

    Confirmed by who? The man on the moon? No way,not with the small amount of material he recorded. Hate to burst MJ fans bubble but thier is an award sitting in the trophy room at Graceland that was given to Elvis’ estate years ago confirming sales over 1.5 billion,a number thats certainly a bit higher by now. The award is there,I’ve seen it.

    • Blackman August 30, 2012

      YOur a joke white trash

    • L October 25, 2012

      Elvis,The beatles NO. SIMPILY MICHAEL JACKSON NO ONE COMPARES,NOT EVAN the great elvis or the great beatles THEY WERE KINGS BUT MJ A KING NO WAY. HES A GOD OF THE MUSIC UNIVERS

      1.5 billion wont evan compare to MICHAEL JACKSON WHEN HES FINISHED. OH YES HE MAY HAVE GONE BACK TO G BUT WHATCH OUT.

      small amount of material he recorded- dont think so .MJ had MORE SONGS THAN ANY ARTIST EVER TO HAVE WALKED THIS Earth. michael had a career spaning 45 years well in fact he still got one from beyond the grave. has elvis no. so in all that time your telling me he had little material. why should he release his music for people like u to put down

    • Moron February 17, 2015

      LOL; Elvis fans. And elvis didnt’t even composed or wrote his songs ! Beatles and Elvis are barely popular in asia or other eastern countries. I live in India. I have moved 3 times in the past 18 years; didn’t have our own house, lived on rent. People here and there had MJ cassettes. Seriously ! MJ’s music is also illegally sold and rented. I saw in my local market. American and UK people will always do this b******* to MJ. Elvis haven’t even sold 200 million records.

      • rob February 24, 2015

        Another dumb MJ fan. The RIAA and Guinness Book both have Elvis way ahead of MJ. Sorry but MJ will never beat Elvis or the Beatles.

  67. Teresa Smith January 18, 2012

    Michael IS Music, Nobody born now or in the future will come close to what he has done or his impact on the world, His recxords will never be broken because now people no longer have to even TRY or leave the house to by songs.. That does not speak of how mucgh a consmer or fan will do to by music.. Its too easy to click a button.. Im glad he continues to surpass what was considered possible.. But he is Michael frikken Jackson .. and he embodies music.. It almost seems that before he was here music was nothing but simple elementerary sounds and stuff.. He is Immortal, and Invincible, and Unbreakable.. Even Death could not destroy him.

  68. Teresa Smith January 18, 2012

    Yea Right .. Hey I love Elvis too , but I wonder.. HOW long did it take? i will say that elvis would be the only one to compare.. But I know for sure that Mike’ has surpassed Elvis in earningsm, in a fraction of the time.. But that ikn no way detracts from E’s talent.. He was fabulous ,, But limited compared to Mike.

  69. I KNOW January 18, 2012

    FROM 1972 TO 2012 HE HAS 17 GRAMMYS .BEYONCE GOT 16 GRAMMYS IN 10 YRS THAT HER DAD BOUGHT FROM GRAMMYS . BEYONCE SHOULD NOT HAVE 16 GRAMMYS GRAMMYS ARE B******* ! JAZMINE SULLIVAN HAS NO GRAMMYS KERI HILSON HAS NO GRAMMYS BUT RIHANNA AND BEYONCE GOT GRAMMYS ? SOMETHING IS WRONG HERE. BEYONCE HAS 4 NUMBER ONES. KERI HILSON HAS BE CHARTING HIGHER THAN BEYONCE ON BILLBOARD CHARTS WITH PRETTY GIRL ROCK VS ALOT OF BEYONCES SINGLES. KERI HILSON HASNT BEEN NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY IN 2011 OR 2011 WHY???? ALL BEYONCES SINGLES ARE FLOPS EVEN FROM B-DAY IAM SASHA FIERCE AND 4 HAS 11 FLOPS TOTAL .GRAMMYS DO NOT PROVE THAT YOU ARE THE BEST.MICHAEL JACKSON EARNED HIS GRAMMYS HE DIDNT STEAL FROM BOB FOSSE LIKE BEYONCE!

  70. Non Fan January 18, 2012

    @ I KNOW: You wouln’t be saying the Grammys are BS if other artist weren’t catching up and getting more than MJ. His total isn’t that impressive compared to Stevie Wonder,who has 29 total. Very impressive for any singer, much less a blind one.

    • L October 25, 2012

      r u forgetting something stevie wonder inspired by michael and oh every music artist on the planet to day inspired by michael they have all said this. let me make it easy to understand Michael Jackson Laid the Foundation Of modern music,dance,video the list gose on
      THANKYOU

  71. Elmoa Swagg January 28, 2012

    People….I’m a huge Mj fan but this is so lame claiming that the man has sold a billion.Then that means all of his albums has sold like Thriller…The people claiming 750000000 or a billion have no proof while others claiming over 300000000 have all the prove

    • L October 25, 2012

      TOTAL BS IT OBVIOUS HE HAS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYIN HE SOLD 750m SINCE THE 90s so ur sayin 22 years of continus sales has not lead to him Earning the right to say he has sold a billion bec he has

  72. Ron February 16, 2012

    He has not sold 1 billion records. When he died it was said he sold 750 million. You tell me in a couple of years he’s sold 250 million more albums. Better ck what your drinking in that class. Sound like the numbers are tank up as he was. Maybe 820 million. Such a bunch of bull!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • L October 25, 2012

      your WRONG … in the head. to think that he hasnt sold a billion they been saying 750m since the 90s get real 22 years have pasted with continus sales

  73. Ron February 16, 2012

    Next they will have W. Houston selling a billion. Maybe Tom Jones to……………………..

  74. rob March 24, 2012

    LOL, who in thier right mind would believe that BS.

  75. Tim March 27, 2012

    WRONG,WRONG,WRONG. THIS IS NOT CONFIRMED, IT’S JUST ANOTHER OVER EXAGGERATED NUMBER THROWN OUT BY HIS ESTATE AND FANS. THE NEW 2012 GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS SAYS ELVIS IS THE BIGGEST SELLER WITH OVER A BILLION SOLD. CASE CLOSED.

  76. Jatarry July 8, 2012

    LIKE ITS SAYS THE ESTATE SAYS 1 BILLION TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT BUT CONGRATS MICHAEL 🙂

  77. Blackman August 30, 2012

    KING MJ!!

    • yea right September 27, 2012

      You are a clueless idiot. Read this slow so you will understand. The RIAA has Elvis way ahead of Scary Poppins and the new Guinness Book of World Records says Elvis is the biggest selling solo artist. Elvis has more fan clubs around the world also. DEAL WITH IT.

      • L October 25, 2012

        u need to shut you mouth it is in fact michaeljackson with the bigger fan base u total freak and no for you info it is michael who is the biggest and best-selling artist for he is selling albums downloads etc even after death note selling in the millions

    • yea right October 27, 2012

      MJ isn’t selling jack anymore. Guiness Book and the RIAA both say Elvis is the biggest seller. Also, in the 60 year history of the UK singles chart Elvis has sold more than any solo artist. These are FACTS. Elvis beats MJ aka Scary Poppins.

      • SweetiePie October 30, 2012

        Actually it’s The Beatles. GBOWR documented their 1b sales in 1986 and the last time they included that entry, that I know of, was in 2006. So it’s likely that over 25 years later The Beatles have sold 1.5b if not more. They are listed as the most successful artists beating Elvis, MJ. L&M are the most successful composers of all time and they are also the most covered artist of all time. That’s not just all time group but it beats solo artists as well. Just get yourself updated with what’s in GBOWR and don’t believe everything you read on the net, fan sites etc.

      • L December 8, 2012

        yea right Replied:
        October 27th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

        well this is wat av got 2 say MJ isn’t selling jack. u toatal wanker wake up and get real if MJ anit selling no more then am st.nick . i dont see elvis bringing about new albums i dont see the beatles bringing out new albums
        Guiness Book and the RIAA do not class elvis as the the biggest seller bec it MJ Well they’ll have to keep updating it cuz MJ IS STILL SELLIN. MJ laid the foundation of music u see to day and tht in its self is the biggest feat any one coulkd have. did elvis or the beatle no their legans but they did not lay the foundation
        LET me just highlight something MJ is the most respceted artist of 2 day and forever and not evan u can deny that. so leave the man alone u little sad sack and find something else to do they come on thes site were MJ fans are and try and bring him down go and find a cliff and jump of. f*** off.

  78. Elvis KING OF MUSIC October 30, 2012

    The first 3 posthumous albums released after Sony overpayed his estate for a 10 album deal all failed to hit #1 and fell off the billboard charts quickly. Very low sales which means big sales for MJ are done. He will never pass Elvis or the Beatles. L is wrong thinking MJ is still selling millions. Even if he was he will still never catch Elvis or the Beatles. If he was the biggest seller then Guinness Book and the RIAA would have him listed as such,but they don’t. They say Elvis is the biggest selling solo artist ever and the Beatles biggest selling group ever. NOT MJ.

  79. MJ ONLY ONE KING OF MUSIC November 15, 2012

    MICHAEL JACKSON IS THE TRUE KING OF MUSIC…NOONE IS LIKE HIM…HE’S THE BEST….I’M ONLY 12 AND I’M SO CRAZY FOR HIM….

    • ELVIS KING OF MUSIC November 15, 2012

      THAT’S NICE BUT FACTS SHOW ELVIS AND THE BEATLES SOLD MORE.

      • MJ ONLY ONE KING OF MUSIC November 15, 2012

        YES…BUT I LOVE HIM SO MUCH….I DON’T REALLY CARE ABOUT THE SALES…I JUST LOVE HIM VERY MUCH…I LOVE PEOPLE WHO ADMIRE SOMEONE OR SOMETHING…I UNDERSTAND YOU LOVE ELVIS VERY MUCH AND I LOVE MICHAEL VERY MUCH..WHAT’S WRONG???? WE LOVE THE BEST SINGERS IN THE WORLD…AND WE ALSO MISS THEM VERY MUCH…

  80. MJ ONLY ONE KING OF MUSIC November 15, 2012

    I ALSO WANT TO ASK YOU WHERE ARE YOU FROM??? HOW OLD ARE YOU???YOU ARE FEMALE OR MALE???

    • MJ ONLY ONE KING OF MUSIC November 15, 2012

      WRITE ME SOON…I DON’T SPEAK ENGLISH VERY WELL BUT I LIKE TO MAKE FRIENDS AND TALK WITH THEM….

  81. yea right December 12, 2012

    This is for L aka st nick(per the reply on 12/8/2012). MJ is not selling much at all anymore,that’s a fact.. You need to check the Guinness Book and the RIAA sites. Elvis is listed as being the biggest selling solo artist of alltime NOT MJ. To this day he is still having albums certified gold or platinum and he has far more gold and platinum records than any artist or group in music history. Get mad and offensive if you want,but these are facts.Elvis and the Beatles are way ahead of Michael Jackson.

  82. theone January 18, 2014

    If people are saying its a exaggeration then so are the sales of the Beatles and Elvis. The Beatles and Elvis don’t have big selling albums where Michael Jackson has 5 albums in the top 100 biggest selling albums of all time. So logic will tell you the Beatles and Elvis sales are also exaggerated. All figures are acclaimed by their own estates.

  83. theone January 18, 2014

    If people are saying its a exaggeration then so are the sales of the Beatles and Elvis. The Beatles and Elvis don’t have big selling albums where Michael Jackson has 5 albums in the top 100 biggest selling albums of all time. So logic will tell you the Beatles and Elvis sales are also exaggerated. All figures are acclaimed by their own estates.

  84. Sandra February 7, 2014

    @Yeah right
    MJ is still selling very well, Thriller, Number Ones and some of his other albums are often re entering the Billboard 200 list, his song Thriller re-entered Billboard hot 100 this last Halloween at #42, his tribute tour, the Immortal tour by Cirque du soleil has been seen by 1,5 million people and has grossed over 150 million dollar.
    HOW can EElvis have sold over 1,5 billion records when he has NO big selling album?? NONE of Elvis albums is in the best selling albums list. MJ has FIVE albums in those best selling albums list, and at #1 is THRILLER, the album which is 3x DIAMOND in the US
    Elvis released like 100 albums and none of them sold big, lol. If he sold 1,5 billion then at least one of his albums would be at 30 million or something. The Beatles are more believable to have sold over 1 billion because at least they have big selling albums, One of their albums sold over 32 million copies.
    Now back on topic, I love MJ but I think that the 1 billion mark is a bit over exaggerated, because only his estate claim this sales figure and it hasn’t been confirmed by any credible sources. BUT MJ’s sales are DEFINITELY over 500 million with album sales, single sales, dvd/video sales, combined. With the Jackson 5/Jacksons sales it’s over 600 million. The Jackson5/Jacksons was already at 93 million records sold in 1980 and their sales have not been updated in a loong time so my guess is that Jackson5/Jacksons total record sales is around 150 million.
    It MAY be true that MJ sold 1 billion records because his albums and singles sales haven’t been re-certified in a long time but until I see some more credible sources other than the MJ estate I will not 100% believe it. Still congrats if its true though, Love you MJ <3

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  88. Toni February 24, 2016

    He’s simply the King of Music 🙂 🙂 God Bless MJ

  89. cora August 18, 2017

    5 Evidence that proved elvis did sold more than 2 billion,just after elvis death below
    The first 2 website below is where this article about elvis Receiving a plaque from RCA commemorating the pressing of the two billionth record at RCA’s Indianapolis pressing plant (which was done during the manufacturing of Elvis’ new album, Moody Blue) before his last concert in Indianapolis on June 26, 1977. while the 3 youtube website below are evidence that after elvis died his record are sold out and there is shortage supply of records because of big demand , so as all records were sold out so elvis did sold 2 billion records after his death
    https://au.pinterest.com/pin/396809417138471175/
    http://kool.cbslocal.com/2014/06/26/today-in-pop-music-june-26-elvis-leaves-the-building-for-the-last-time/
    1977 – Elvis Presley made his last ever stage appearance at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. Before the show, he was presented with a plaque commemorating the 2 BILLIONTH record to come out of RCA’s pressing plant. He would be dead less than two months late

    The 3 youtube website below are evidence that proved just after elvis died all his records are sold and there are shortage of his records
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTXJkTGu7o8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg_REmFuRBc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg_REmFuRBc&t=5488s

    Elvis Presley Racks Up 2.8 Billion YouTube Hits To Eclipse Kanye West, Lana Del Rey
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/markbeech/2017/08/15/elvis-presley-racks-up-2-8-billion-youtube-hits-to-eclipse-kanye-west-lana-del-rey/

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