Sales Figures: Eminem Recovers As Michael Jackson Loses His Throne

Published: Wednesday 5th Jan 2011 by Trent

2011 has only just begun but things are already looking grim from the music industry. With whopping 8% decrease in album sales compared to the same week last year, artists from all genres experienced a rapid decline in their success at retail outlets. However, all is not lost.

Despite a 54% drop in sales, Eminem’s ‘Recovery’ has rebounded into the top 5 of the Billboard 200, landing at #2 (behind the unbeatable Taylor Swift) with 63k units sold. These latest numbers bring the total sales of the album to date to a staggering 3.3 million copies since being released on June 18th 2010.

Michael Jackson, on the other hand, was unable to maintain his position as the top-selling Urban act this week as his ‘Michael’ LP dipped from #5 to #18; down 82% with only 27k units sold. Keri Hilson was a bit more fortunate, however, as her album fell only 5 spots to #16, selling another 36,693 copies.

Back in the top 10, Rihanna’s ‘Loud’ climbed the pole to the #3 position, moving another 62k units (down 44%) and Nicki Minaj landed at #4 with ‘Pink Friday’ advancing 4 spots to #4 with 61k copies sold (down 54%). Moreover, Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ surged up 14 places to #5, selling 59k units (down 32%).

Finally, Keyshia Cole’s ‘Calling All Hearts’ managed to remain in the top 10 at the #10 position with 37k units sold (down 71%). Nonetheless, Cole was unable to outsell Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ which reentered the chart’s upper ranking at #9, with 38k copies in sales (down 62%). Happy New Year.

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  1. Nichole January 5, 2011

    Go, Nicki!

  2. T_vince January 5, 2011

    Go Miss keri, not bad 2nd week !!!

  3. OsO_Jo_RO January 5, 2011

    the headline is wrong on so many levels!

  4. Rihannastan January 5, 2011

    Haha…rih went up 7 spots but y’all wouldn’t mention that of course!..lol…smhhh,she never fails to let YU guys down,cuz we all know y’all want to see her fail!lmaooooo…f** offf Sam n Trent #rihannanavy hates YU guys!,..lmao go kill yourselves bitchesssss! Go rih rih,n nicki!

  5. Yellow Gorillah January 5, 2011

    YEEEEES Rihanna Keeping Slaying These h**’s

    *Drinks M***** Juice Fist Punps To S&M*

  6. I can’t January 5, 2011

    What happened to Jackie Evancho? Cause I do believe y’all were all over the ‘net saying this little girl had snatched Rihanna’s wig once and for all.

  7. Kenny January 5, 2011

    I dont think people are feeling the MIchael album because its too forced, its not his work! Rihanna is doing extremely well, but thats expected because her album sells over time.
    Nicki is doing good, its surprising….
    Overall, it will be interesting to see what 2011 brings…

  8. chi09 January 5, 2011

    Im actually surprised nicki album has out sold kanyes!!

  9. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue January 5, 2011

    The only albums I see that are worthy (quality-wise) are Recovery and MBDTF. But anyway, this is proof that popularity doesn’t dictate talent or quality.

  10. MUSIC LOVER January 5, 2011

    Eminem is a beast! He is still selling after months! I won’t be surprised if he goes 4 times platinum by the end of the Grammies which he will surely DOMINATE.

    Katy is still in the top 10 after months! And people said she wouldn’t reach platinum status! The remix of “ET” will give her her 5 #1.

    Nicki, Rihanna, and Kanye should be platinum in 1-2 weeks. Where are the haters? Rihanna will crank out at least 2 more #1s this year.

    Trent, you forgot to mention Bruno Mars got his 3rd #1 with “Grenade,” a record for a DEBUT artist. And he is at #7 this week, making his album certified Gold.

    This all goes to show to make it in the music TODAY, you have to be ONE of the IT artists of NOW. If you’re not you’ll be left behind like TI, Nelly, Ciara, Keyshia, Lloyd Banks, Natasha Bedingfield, and such.

    Can’t wait to see what music will be like this 2011!

  11. GangsterA January 5, 2011

    yes to nicki keep snatching wigs girl

  12. UGH UGH January 5, 2011

    I wonder if Nicki would be as big as she is right now if she would’ve stayed true to herself and stayed the miXTAPE NICKI and not had soldout.

    The answer is NO. Which is why she made those changes. Let’s be real don’t nobody wanna hear about a woman singing about how hard they are these days. People want femininity from a woman these days and that is exactly what Nicki is giving them. I think it was a smart business move from her to create a character. Gimmick or not.

    Do you know how many of these male rappers are gimmicks? The same ones talking about how they grew up in the streets and will shoot a n**** quick are the same people who grew up in a nice middle class family, got an education (which is not bad at all), and never touched a glock in they life. See: Plies.

  13. Gucci January 5, 2011

    LOUD with no promotion is doing extremely well. Everyone who said LOUD was going to flop, I hope you aren’t too mad. Almost 2 and a half million copies.

    Any word on Ciara’s position?

  14. BREEZYTHEBEST January 5, 2011

    Eminem is a bit overrated he can spit bars but I don’t think so.I really don’t see the hype with him but I have to admit Recovery was a very good album.

  15. Taylor swifts number 1 fan January 5, 2011

    Taylor swift out sells all your favorites again.. for the 4 week in a row i think hahahhaha… Damn, shes killing everyone else hahaha.

    -dances-

  16. lady Munch Carps January 5, 2011

    rih rih shits on this whole site..

    what yall talkin bout..

    that rihanna reign just wont let up

    #rihanna #navy

  17. k! January 5, 2011

    LOOOL AT LOUD NOT BEING PROMOTING IN THE US SINCE LATE NOVEMBER ,
    AND IS STILL AT THE TOP10 !!!

    THAT’S WHAT THE HATERS SAID ,
    LOUD :
    .AUGUST : IT’S GONNA FLOP LIKE HELL

    .NOVEMBER : IT’S GONNA FLOP

    .22 NOVEMBER : OMFG 207K ?? BETTER THAN PERRY , NELLY , CIARA , BROWN , KEISHA , KELLY , KESHA , …
    WHO COME IT SHOULD FLOP

    .THE SAME NIGHT : WORLDWIDE 406K ?? OMG ALMOUST HALF OF MILLION SHE SHOULD FLOP , COME ON …

    .1st week of January : 542K WORLDWIDE
    #1 WORLDWIDE
    #1 UK
    #1 EUROPE
    #1 CANADA
    AS A RESULT :
    RIHANNA’S HATERS WENT TO SUICIDE

  18. Rihannastan January 5, 2011

    Yesssssss I see. Rihanna navy reppin for our girl hard!beleeee dat..I wish Trent n Sam would say something!

  19. jammy January 5, 2011

    @ lady munch carps what u should be saying is that swift reign just won’t let up. She def is shitting on that #rihannanavy

  20. Aaliyah January 5, 2011

    @K!
    hahhahaah, you keep telling them b******!

    Loving the fact that Rihanna is doing so well. Good for her. Congrats Em, Kanye and Taylor aswell! Nicki is doing good tooo!

  21. latin86 January 5, 2011

    Congrats on taylor,eminem,nicki minaj,rihanna. For having staying power…. I wonder what keyshia cole n keri hilson got lined up as future singles?

  22. Mari January 5, 2011

    chat voice . . .

    Nay-vee, Nay-vee, Nay-vee, Nay-vee

  23. joker January 5, 2011

    oh na na ………..whats her name…………….rihannnnnna slaying the haters!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Alexander January 5, 2011

    R Kelly’s International numbers has not came in yet! Word has it that he moved 1 million units worldwide with his Africa Love Letter tour kick-off.
    Still the number 1 urban itunes album seller to date.

    Trey Songz has fallen off the charts again and most certain to be gold, hahaha

    Love Letter will be certified Grammy for a Woman’s Love

  25. Oscar January 6, 2011

    Two black women sitting in the top 5 selling like hot cakes? WHERE THE F*** IS THE APPLAUSE B******! BLACK WOMEN COMPETIN WITH EMINEM AND TAYLOR SWIFT? STANDING OVATION! PROUD MY GURL7 DOIN IT BIG! @K! LOL RITE! WAT HAPPENED 2 ALL THAT AUGUST S*** TALKING???LOL i guess LOUD happened…

  26. Mr.727 January 6, 2011

    I love MJ to death , but the production on this album is just not good at all! I mean really who can produce a song good as Mj could??? Nobody ,so this is definitely not a surprise to me!!!!!

  27. Nichole January 6, 2011

    Uhmm….no promo? Get the hell out of here. Rihanna has been promoting Loud since it hit stores.

    Don’t go acting as if she’s selling with no promo. Get the hell out of here with that b*******. And Loud still hasn’t pushed 1 million sold in the US yet.

    Since Rihanna is so hot, where are her Taylor Swift numbers?

  28. Jimmy_Choo January 6, 2011

    The funny thing is Nikki & Taylor are extremely local artists, their sales outside the US aren’t nearly as impressive (especially Nikki’s)

    Good thing for Taylor, her sales in the US are HUGE so it makes up for the weak ww sales.

    Rihanna is truly an international mega star. Christmas week “Loud” sold 521,000 copies ww….Nikki, 150,000.

    Rihanna hasn’t been promoting in the US like she did with Rated-R around this time.

    Also if I’m not mistaken Rated-R did 39K this same time lastyear..”Loud” 62K

    “Loud” has sold 2.16 million albums ww in 7wks…its almost approaching Rated-R total sales quickly! That’s crazy!

    She only has 2 singles out as well.

    She is HUGE!!!

  29. Nikki The Queen January 6, 2011

    NIKKI IS SLAYING THESE NUMBERS.. I NEED TO GO OUT AND GET MY DAMN COPY

  30. Jimmy_Choo January 6, 2011

    @ NICHOLE…

    If Rated-R sold slightly over a million then I know “Loud” will out sell it it way less time.

    Beyonce, Gaga, nor Rihanna sells like Taylor in the US boo…unless they Re-Release

    Rihanna will reach Taylor’s #’s…But the majority of hers will come from international sales, and Taylor’s the US 😉

    But, Rihanna will always have more #1’s than her, more Top 10’s, and more digital sells.

    And she kills her in EVERYTHING outside the US…

    All the legends are WW (Mariah, Whitney, Madonna, Britney, etc)

    Also her last show in the US was David Letterman, and that was in Nov.

    Of course she has done more promo in the UK (her biggest market)

    Katy Perry Has Been promoting her ASS off, but Rihanna has almost sold as many albums ww, and Katy’s album has been out for 5 months Rihanna 7wk…

  31. Beyslayingyofave January 6, 2011

    I cant wait for Bey to come back and show these Rihanna stans what a real superstar is!

  32. Beyslayingyofave January 6, 2011

    and BTW Rihanna isnt on Taylor’s level WITH A RE-RELEASE Taylor’s last album sold 10mil worldwide. which rihanna album has done that? and dont say GGGB we all knw it sold 8mil worldwide so dont inflate them sales.

  33. Tami January 6, 2011

    Y’all what about Ciara?I wanted a good laugh.SMH, let me guess.She went double aluminum this week!LMAAO anyway good job Rihanna! 🙂 Show em! Love her much and yes she is much better at WW.Which she should be! But I can’t wait for Beyonce’s album! 🙂 I can’t wait til All of The Lights is released!THAT WILL SLAY ALL YOUR FAVS!SMH!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Anna January 6, 2011

    Oh okay. So what is Taylor Swift pushing Rihanna’s WW numbers just in the US alone?But no one praises her.Oh okay.That’s how Rihanna should be selling!That Taylor Swift isn’t even a good singer and all her songs are boring as s***.Who buys that?Lol

  35. Tami January 6, 2011

    @ I Can’t
    Jackie and Susan were both Holiday music. Lol so who is buying Holiday music in the New Year?Idk we will see what numbers they are at on Thursday but Jackie actually did very well!She was #4 last week. So she is snatching some wigs.Smh some grown folks wigs and she is what 9/10?Not bad but Rihanna still ROCKS

  36. Tami January 6, 2011

    @I Can’t
    Well she’s not snatching Rihanna’s at least!LOL

  37. F*CK A HATER January 6, 2011

    FEMINEM, THE KING OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, STAYS BEING PRAISED IN A FAKE SOCIETY OF INBREEDS AND BACK BENDING BOOT KISSERS!

    NOW WHY IS BEATING YOUR WIFE AND BRAGGING ABOUT IT NOT OFFENSIVE TO OPRAH, ANDERSON COOPER, THE FEMINAZI’S, METROSEXUALS, CNN, FOX, NBC, CBS, MTV, EBT, VH1, ROLLINGSTONE MAG, BILLBOARD MAG ETC?

    MUST BE THE DYE JOB! YEAH THAT’S IT!

  38. WRONG January 6, 2011

    You people are so dumb Nicki Minaj is selling pretty good worldwide for a new urban artist who hasn’t even did a promo tour overseas. Drake already has and rihanna practically stays overseas promoting and touring for a few years. When Nicki actually goes overseas for some promo touring and performing, her international fanbase will grow just like Rihannas did. Believe that.

    Also Nicki Minaj had no top ten hit and still managed to do these numbers, same for Kanye. That is impressive. Rihanna has had all these number 1 radio hits, Drake even had some. So what are you saying?

    And Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday is already certified platinum.

  39. Matthew Charlery-Smith January 6, 2011

    Gotta say, just like MJ’s last major project, “Invincible” poor single choices are being made for this “Michael” LP. Ok, fair enough, “A hand written note to the estate by Michael stated that he wanted Hold My Hand to be the first single off his next project.” This isn’t the first time he’s chosen a ballad/duet first, The Girl Is Mine, I Just Can’t Stop Loving You, even Scream. But this song is not up there with them. Anyhoo, after HMH we could fling out Behind The Mask or Monster. Come on Estate, get serious. What would Michael think if he were here? Please don’t dry this album out with poor promotional choices. Invincible is full of amazing songs that never saw the light of day due to people thinking they knew better!

  40. Jimmy_Choo January 6, 2011

    My thing was Beyonce, Gaga(with a re-release), and Rihanna(with a re-release) can’t match Taylor’s American #’s , but they are definitely in her league when you include WW sales.

    NICHOLE was trying to make it seem like Rihanna was the only one selling less than her.

    Rihanna kills her singles wise in America, and The rest of the world by far.

    Rihanna also has more WW awards than Taylor…

    Rihanna also sells more magazines than Taylor in the US…Check Google: 2010 highest selling cover girls.

    Even if “Loud” sells less than “Fearless” all around ww it will still be in the same ball park…

    That I promise…

    GGGB sold 9million not 8million, Rihanna confirmed that in an interview( google it)…it also sold way more singles ww, and Rihanna achieved 3#1’s from that album + another one with TI. That era was more successful in my opinion than Taylor’s best era so far.

    P.S.
    Nikki may never be on that level

    I know she is wishing & praying that Rihanna has the Time to shoot a video for “Cry”

    That’s the only way she will see anything near a #1 single, and any kind of ww appeal.

  41. Ya Lyin A** F*ggot January 6, 2011

    Trent.
    GO SUCK SOME D*CK YOU SWEET BYTCH! YOU LIE & HATE SO MUCH,IT AIN’T EVEN FUNNNY ANYMORE!

    Here are the real #’s people:

    1 TAYLOR SWIFT BIG MACHINE 74,426 —
    SPEAK NOW
    — 2 EMINEM SHADY/AFTERMATH/INT 66,114 —
    RECOVERY
    — 3 RIHANNA DEF JAM/IDJ 65,074 —
    LOUD
    — 4 KANYE WEST ROC-A-FELLA/IDJMG 61,938 —
    MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED…
    — 5 NICKI MINAJ YM/CASH MONEY/UNIV MOTOWN 61,216 —
    PINK FRIDAY
    — 6 DAFT PUNK WALT DISNEY 54,629 —
    TRON: LEGACY (SOUNDTRACK)
    — 7 BRUNO MARS NEW ELEKTRA 51,020 —
    DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS
    — 8 MUMFORD & SONS GLASSNOTE 45,857 —
    SIGH NO MORE
    — 9 KATY PERRY CAPITOL/EMI 39,285 —
    TEENAGE DREAM
    — 10 BLACK EYED PEAS INTERSCOPE 36,515 —
    BEGINNING
    — 11 JASON ALDEAN BROKEN BOW 34,843 —
    MY KINDA PARTY
    — 12 KEYSHIA COLE GEFFEN 34,468 —
    CALLING ALL HEARTS
    — 13 JAMIE FOXX J RECORDS/RMG 33,316 —
    BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE
    — 14 R. KELLY JIVE/JLG 33,026 —
    LOVE LETTER
    — 15 T.I. GRAND HUSTLE/ATLANTIC 32,593 —
    NO MERCY
    — 16 KERI HILSON INTERSCOPE 31,693 —
    NO BOYS ALLOWED
    — 17 KE$HA KEMOSABE/RCA/RMG 29,054 —
    CANNIBAL
    — 18 KID ROCK ATLANTIC 26,334 —
    BORN FREE
    — 19 LIL WAYNE CASH MONEY/UNIV MOTOWN 26,228 —
    I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING
    — 20 GLEE CAST COLUMBIA 26,009 —
    GLEE: THE MUSIC, VOL. 4
    — 21 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 25,702 —

    http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/sales/salescht.cgi

    Trent,you are the than a bowl of Apple Jacks f*ggot a** QUEEN!

  42. Ya Lyin A** F*ggot January 6, 2011

    Sweeter , my bad !

  43. Jimmy_Choo January 6, 2011

    All this Damn Hype Nikki has gotten, all the features, etc and he WW #’s are horrible.

    Her style, music, and attitude is very much in line with what is popular right now in the “pop” world.

    Gaga was a new artist,”The Fame” on sold like 29,000 copies its 1st week out, yet look at her now.

    Nikki doesn’t seem to have any type of appeal out side urban audiences. Even MTV has given her a lot of press…

    The only way she will garner any type of ww success is to hookup with Rihanna on as many songs as she can before her next album(imo)

    That might not even work though, look at drake… He hooked up with Rihanna on “What’s My Name” (which is currently #2 in the UK, about to be #1) and his album still is doing anything there. The UK/Europe is a MASSIVE market for music (#2 behind the US/America)

    Also I’m not worried about Bey any more….

    She will never defeat Rihanna (singles wise) and Rihanna shits on her in the UK.

    Also compare “Loud” and IAS…F WW sales in the same time period…Bey is barely ahead.

    The UK IS Rihanna’s Market…

  44. Jimmy_Choo January 6, 2011

    Excuse the typo’s in all my comments…lol

    IAS…F sold 1.2+ Mil in the UK all around

    “Loud” is already at 840,000 after 7wks there.

    She also has the #1 album there last week…selling 76,000 in a slow week.

    Beyonce did 7 shows at the O2 Arena alone, Rihanna already has 5 sold out shows there, and her tour isn’t until Fall.

    From here on out Rihanna will be bigger in UK/Europe, and Beyonce will be bigger in America.

    Let The Stan Wars Begin…Lol!

  45. Thaman January 6, 2011

    Stick to US sales. Taylor has a much much bigger impact than Rihanna. Stop using ww sales to make up for her US sales. Taylor sales more than the other ladies mentioned but the other ladies sale more albums than Rihanna, and they all have higher first weeks numbers than Rihanna or they will have higher first weeks album sales.

  46. shell17nj January 6, 2011

    Isn’t taylor swift genre country? why do they compare her with pop music?

  47. Gucci January 6, 2011

    @Thaman

    Taylor sells more (in the U.S) than everyone. You can use Taylor and compare her to ANYONE and have the same argument. It’s really stupid.

    And please stop trying to disregard WW sales as if U.S. is the only place that matters. I would prefer a euro over a dollar in day. WW, LOUD is selling faster than all of these albums.

  48. Dane January 6, 2011

    F*** TAYLOR>>>>>S***>>>>THESE TWO BLACK WOMAN IS KICKING ASS…AND WHAT WE DO PUT THEM DOWN AND PLACE THE WHITE WOMAN OVER THEM…..F*** TAYLOR SWIFT….I DONT EVEN F****** LIKE NIKKI, BUT I RESPECT WHAT SHE IS DOING….ITS A BUSINESS….AND THESE CHICKS ARE DOING PRETTY WELL………

  49. Jimmy_Choo January 6, 2011

    I forgot to mention Rihanna is bigger than Bey singles wise in both markets.

    Meaning Rihanna’s songs are generally bigger than Beyonce’s

    Not even Ke$ha, And Katy Perry (huge “single” sellers) have surpassed Beyonce, I don’t think.

    I can’t believe Rihanna ( a 22 year old with “no talent”) is this GLOBAL…

    As I’ve said before Rihanna shouldn’t be able to surpass Beyonce in anything Musically…

    Rihanna’s albums are also more Critically Acclaimed than Beyonce which is funny considering neither writes the majority of their music, and Rihanna “can’t sing” dance, or perform.

    Bey Stans are so insecure, they bash Rihanna everywhere I visit way more than any other female Artist (Even on Bey’s fansite message board) yet they claim she isn’t anywhere near her level. I don’t care what Y’all say Rihanna IS near her level, and like Kanye said: Beyonce had to step her game up because of Rihanna.

    Swallow That Bishes! …. 🙂

  50. Nne January 6, 2011

    Until somebody surpasses THRILLER in sales, Michael is still sitting on the throne. Nice try.

  51. nic January 6, 2011

    Yall Going HAM on TGJ.lol Give Taylor her props she selling domestically but as ww, Rihanna is the Queen. She appeals to wider audiences and thus is getting that paper. I believe this album will be bigger than GGGB and her tour will be crazy. And she is only 22 with 3 grammys and 5 cds, and what 8 or 9 #1s, with stats like that she is on her way Mariah Carey status

  52. Jimmy_Choo January 6, 2011

    My last comment didn’t post…

    TGJ is really a anti- Rihanna site, yet they post on her more than anybody else, and she gets the most hits, and comments…(smh)

    Two grown ass men wishing failure on a female (they don’t even know) because their favorite artists can’t sell (singles and/or albums) is beyond pathetic in my opinion.

    Don’t blame her, blame her fans…they are the “delusional” ones buying her music.

    She could very well have been a “Flop Artist”. But I guess the buying public thought otherwise. That’s not her fault.

    If you like a Artist support them, don’t worry about what anybody else says.

  53. shell17nj January 6, 2011

    @nne..I totally agree. and with albums not selling like they use to..20 miilion copies back in the day, I don’t know if they could ever surpass Thriller. The new standard for album sales, 3 million copies today is the new 20 million. lol.

  54. Jimmy_Choo January 6, 2011

    I apologize TGJ, it did post… 🙂

  55. Tami January 6, 2011

    I love Rihanna but @Jimmy_Choo are you Rihanna?Lol you stanning REAL HARD. We know Rihanna is a WW seller and Taylor’s US sales, are probably what Rihanna is around WW. Sure Rihanna has more number #1s and what not but as far as album sales, Beyonce wins. That is all. I love Rihanna but let’s get it straight!Music is all about having a good beat and something catchy so why wouldn’t see suprass Beyonce as far as singles?Rihanna puts out an album like every year.Beyonce does not.What one in every two years?Hell the last album she put out was in Nov 08! 🙂 Rihanna put out 2 this year.So obviously she’ll have more…….Anyway I do love Rihanna though and she’s slaying but I wonder what Beyonce’s sales will be when she drops!Hmm

  56. Tami January 6, 2011

    Last year my bad

  57. Luis zepeda January 6, 2011

    Yeah he fell bad but it’s only because of the boycotters and promotion wasn’t all that good but he remains the best selling act world wide!! With now 4million units in 3weeks…

  58. Jimmy_Choo January 6, 2011

    @ Tami, what 2 albums did she release last year?

    Rated-R, 2009

    Loud, 2010

    Beyonce has released a lot of solo singles in her career, but she has only 5#1’s , less top 10’s, and less digital sales In The US. WW Rihanna kills her digitally, and is becoming bigger than her in Europe Singles & Album wise.

    She is on her level easily in the UK…”Loud” will outsell IAS…F there( without a re-release). And her singles sell way more than Beyonce’s .

    It took Beyonce over a year to sell 1.2million copies of IAS…F In the UK (even after that performance on x-factor finale)

    Rihanna has sold almost 900,000 copies in under 2months, with only 2 singles. She is still projected to be the #2 album this week there (she was #1 last week)

    Beyonce better be glad she has a large loyal fan base in the US, who buy her albums.

    She is still behind Rihanna in Single Sales, #1’s, and Top 10’s in the US though (can’t stress that enough)…lol

    Also Tami

    Bday- 6million

    IAS…F (near 7million)

    I see her new album being in the same range…

  59. SARAH January 6, 2011

    I see the haters are quite upset!

  60. McMain January 6, 2011

    Killin it!

  61. F January 6, 2011

    to the f***** dumb riho stans if your stupid idole as good as you say how does taylor slaying her ass with less promotion and naked, or showing her crotshi??? how does she never have a grammy by herself and only herself? yaaaaa a lot of number one but who care( xcept lames, pathatics fanatic) never a number one album!! pretty face, no-talent, stupid catchy song= riho-pornstar!! go the hell and take your lame fanatic with pleas!

  62. Jimmy_Choo January 6, 2011

    YAAAASSSS! Get Mad…Lol

    All those insults….wow

    Also what has Ciara having a #1 album doing for her career now?

    Ashanti had 2 #1 albums, where is she?

    Even Letoya Lucket has a #1 album under her belt…yet no #1 single (which would garner her more attention)

    I hope all these ladies can find the success they once had, but right now Rihanna (who doesn’t have a #1album to her name yet) is doing much better.

  63. Jimmy_Choo January 6, 2011

    My comment is being held for “Moderation”

    Like I said though…

    Its funny when fans catch feelings, and start throwing insults around

    Rihanna is a Bad Bish!

    WEEERRRK FENTY!

    🙂

  64. Black people wake up January 6, 2011

    michael didn’t want that b******* album released. They didn’t do Michael right and that’s a shame. All hes done for music and they do him that way. Trying to tarnish his legacy like this.

  65. Matthew Charlery-Smith January 6, 2011

    I doubt anyone will easily surpass Off the Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, HIStory and Invincible in terms of sales and musical quality. The days of true musical art seem to have disappeared and now it’s about either showing your body or going on X-Factor and bawling your eyes out hoping you’ll be chosen! Nothing is really setting the world on fire. There’s a reason why MJ’s Invincible was voted Billboard’s Album of the Decade because 10 years on we have yet to see anything that can musically pass it.

  66. joe January 6, 2011

    Taylor Swift is bestselling digital artist in SoundScan history! LMAO! And she is a country artist, who according to rap and urban fans only sell physical albums, because they have no computers. LOL btw she got the overall best albums seller title, too. Edged out Eminem. So congrats to her! 🙂 She really is killin it.

  67. courtney January 6, 2011

    What i don’t understand y is Taylor swift fans attacking Michael Jackson the reason it did’nt sell as good cuz the fan boycott it And Sony mess that up i really wish people would stop bashing a dead man cuz Michael Jackson will always holds the title as the king of pop he made his mark in the music and that’s only right people respect Im no tayolr swift fan but she’s has talent but i don’t think it’s right 4 people to put her over a music artist that been doing all his life and died doing what he was born 2 do and esp when he his still a influence artist like Justin Bieber . And im sure tayolr swift will to. as a artist of her own creation not of who’s the better than who. just like Michael did AND trust me no one will ever do this Elvis or john lennon to try to take their title away only he was a black man with money and power one little album fails all of sudden his lost his title as king of pop I don’t think so i also hope 2 c some new music of tenna marie

  68. gabs January 6, 2011

    It bothers me that people keep attacking taylor for outselling their faves. Its not her fault! Shes worked hard and deserves it. She doesn’t s**** it up and in general is a breath of fresh air to the industry.Taylor who at 21 wrote all 3 of her albums, plays guitar and piano, and doesnt use s** to sell. Those of you who trash her have probably never given her a chance.

    I don’t care how many #1 singles rihanna has. She has an amazing team of people that put together her albums, videos, and wardrobe but she has had no major impact on culture outside of a few dance tunes that sound alike. She wont stand out 10-20 years from now when people move on to the next young hot thing who can pose.

  69. Thats Funny January 6, 2011

    Mariah out of Billboard 200…. 🙂

  70. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ January 6, 2011

    “She is still behind Rihanna in Single Sales, #1’s, and Top 10’s in the US though (can’t stress that enough)…lol”

    Um, of course she does, she has more albums than Beyonce which means more singles. She has an entire TWO more albums than Beyonce! Not to mention, Rihanna makes strictly POP music, which easily gives her an advantage, no? The Hot 100, is just that, HOT music at the time, which Rihanna undoubtedly makes.

    “…..but she has only 5#1’s”

    Um, but you forgot to mention that with “only” 5 #1’s she has more weeks at number one. How is that possible when Rihanna has a whopping FOUR more? When Beyonce hits number one, SHE STAYS THERE, hun; when Rihanna hits number one she drops out the very next week. 🙁

    “She will never defeat Rihanna (singles wise) and Rihanna shits on her in the UK.”

    LOL, Rihanna will never defeat Bey (albums wise) and Beyonce shits on Rihanna in the US, and we all know:

    Albums>>>>>>>>>>Singles

    US>>>>>>>>>>>>>UK

    therefore:

    Beyonce>>>>>>>>Rihanna

    BYE.

  71. nononsense January 6, 2011

    Gaga will pass thriller. Mark my words

  72. Nippy You January 6, 2011

    Gaga is JOKE….!

  73. JB January 7, 2011

    The shade in these posts are ridiculous lol, “Eminem Recovers as Michael Jackson Loses His Throne.” Lmao. I understand the Journalism technique, but goodness.

    Needless to say, I don’t even consider the album Michael to be a flop. Had he been alive and released this on his terms then I’d be singing a different tune. This album hardly counts. We all know that if MJ was still alive and had released a new album with his own consent, the album would have performed significantly better.

  74. Luis zepeda January 7, 2011

    Really gaga will surpass thriller ?!! DudeSTFU ! Physical albulms are dying and with more piracy going on it’s gonna be imposible …Michael is appealing to younger and younger public and he has the biggest strongest and most loyal fanbase in the world boycotters are ruining this albulm otherwise this albulm would have debuted #1 with sales of 500,000+ !! it already debuted at # 1 in 10 countries and has sold 4million plus in it’s first 3weeks so no he has not lost his throne and he will never loose his throne unless someone surpasses thriller and sells out 50 concerts in 4 hours !!!!!

  75. Bhinney January 7, 2011

    @ Jimmy_Choo

    Rihanna is no where as famous as Beyonce and her songs dont have as big of an impact!!

    Single ladies was the biggest hit of the decade, the only big hit Rihanna has is Umbrella and that did not do as well as Single ladies!!

    Most of the young pop girls get alot of WW success not just Rihanna.. Lady GaGa is killing it overseas!!

    Loud is doing pretty good but not excellent!! The bad thing with Rihanna is she does not tour well especially in the states!!

    Eventhough the euro is worth more than the dollar America is a much bigger market than the UK!!

    Hence why Beyonce and Taylor Swift out earn Rihanna by far!!

    Get off Rihanna nuts she is not that rich nor talented she puts out a album every year thats why she has so many #1 hits..

    Rihanna is no better that Katy Perry, Kesha or GaGa!!

    Rihanna has no where as much global success as GaGa who has only been out a lil over two years!!

    Rihanna is medicore at best she is not a global sensation like GaGa or a U.S. sensation like Taylor!!

  76. shell17nj January 8, 2011

    Michael will never lose his throne and his reign is about way more than album sales. There is no artist today able to sell 800 million albums worldwide and counting. but anyway good luck to all the other inspiring artist. remember “everyday create your history”!

  77. Cheers (Drink to That) January 9, 2011

    Michael will never lose his throne and his reign is about way more than album sales. There is no artist today able to sell 800 million albums worldwide and counting. but anyway good luck to all the other inspiring artist. remember “everyday create your history”!
    _____________________________________________________________
    THIS!!!!!!!!!!

  78. fifi January 11, 2011

    Until any of these artist can break barriers or accomplished even half of what MJ did he is still the KING OF POP. Anything to make a white man on top… Right?

  79. fifi January 11, 2011

    Media lover you have to have the media hype to get anywhere in the industry now. I feel sorry for the young generation cause they missed out on what was good music and hardwork to be a star. Now all you have to do is where crazy outfits, get hit in the face, and have a money hungry parent.

  80. Stephen January 23, 2011

    Made props to Matthew Charlie Smith! The estate should have led with ‘Monster.’ I love MJ and everything he did but they need to release the songs which that MJ still had that RnB Soul contemporary thing going on. The Cheese is for fan’s palates only.

  81. Im glad I listen to other white rappers January 24, 2011

    White rappers better them Eminem

    1) EDAN
    2) PROMOE
    3) LAZARUS JACKSON

    MTV got rid of good rappers like Canibus, Mountain Brothers, KRS One, by 2001 all good rappers were wiped out from MTV and replaced by Southern rappers who have horrible English this allowed Eminem to seem to be better because he has better lyrics than a Lil Jon or Little Wayne.This allowed a generation of kids to grow up hearing bad black rappers and EM, of course they are going to think that he is better than anyone.

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  83. Debra N May 24, 2020

    MJ owned Eminem’s Music in the $ony Aeg Catalog

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