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Yeah, that was amazing! That happened in the middle of the day in central Stockholm. Really cool!

Did you happen to see it?

And btw, I noticed that you didn't say much about MJ in any of these threads, I was wondering what do you think about him and this fuss?

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Did you happen to see it?

And btw, I noticed that you didn't say much about MJ in any of these threads, I was wondering what do you think about him and this fuss?

Unfortunatly I wasn't there to see it, but it would have been amazing to have been there.

I'm really no big fan of Michael Jackson, though I appreciate some of his work and his impact in music is undeniable. I haven't followed the news reports regarding his passing that much as I think it easily blow into ridiculous proportions and everybody wants a piece of the cake. Same goes for all speculations regarding his death. Let the guy rest.. ;) In my mind, it's all about the music! B)

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Unfortunatly I wasn't there to see it, but it would have been amazing to have been there.

I'm really no big fan of Michael Jackson, though I appreciate some of his work and his impact in music is undeniable. I haven't followed the news reports regarding his passing that much as I think it easily blow into ridiculous proportions and everybody wants a piece of the cake. Same goes for all speculations regarding his death. Let the guy rest.. ;) In my mind, it's all about the music! B)

What a confusing post, full of double talk. "It's all about the music", please raise your standards.

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What a confusing post, full of double talk. "It's all about the music", please raise your standards.

LOL, sorry I don't understand what's so confusing about it? Please let me know.

Like I said, I'm not a MJ fan but I do like one or two songs, but even though it's not for me I always try to have an objective look at music.

EDIT to add: If it's the sentence "it's all about the music" which confuses you, that's what it is to me. My aim is to never let genres, personal opinions and views decide for me if an artist or song is good. Too many people have an opinion because of those reasons before they even listen to a song. I don't need to read about MJ to decide if I think Beat It is a good song.

Hope you got a clearer view about my view on music.

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Michael rules U.S. pop charts for 3rd week

By Steve Gorman, Reuters

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LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson's memorial proved to be good for business, sparking another nostalgic frenzy for his music that continues to put the King of Pop atop music charts since his sudden death three weeks ago.

Jackson's catalog of solo albums sold 1.1 million U.S. copies in the week ended July 12, and his greatest-hits set "Number Ones" ranked as the top-selling album for a third straight week, Nielsen SoundScan reported Wednesday.

Physical CDs, rather than Internet downloads, accounted for 90 per cent of the business as music stores rushed to restock their Jackson inventory. Downloads had dominated sales immediately after his death.

The bulk of last week's sales came in the days following a two-hour-plus memorial salute to Jackson, which was televised live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles last Tuesday and featured numerous recording stars performing musical tributes.

The 1.1 million tally marked a 37 per cent increase from the week before, when 800,000 Jackson albums sold, which in turn almost doubled the previous sales week, 422,000 units, ending just three days after his June 25 death.

By comparison, Jackson's entire catalog sold fewer than 10,000 albums the week before he died, and the last time he had a top-selling album while alive was his last studio release, "Invincible," which debuted at No. 1 with 366,000 copies sold in 2001.

Jackson's post-mortem sales total has now reached 2.3 million copies, led by "Number Ones," the first catalog album in SoundScan history to best a newly debuting album, a feat achieved for three weeks in a row.

"We never thought that could happen, and it turns out that the only person who could ever do it was Michael Jackson,' said Billboard magazine chart editor Keith Caulfield.

Ironically, "Number Ones" climbed no higher in the charts than No. 13 when it first came out in 2003.

This past week, it sold 349,000 copies to eclipse R&B star Maxwell's "BLACKsummer's Night," the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart of new releases with 316,000 units sold.

In fact, Jackson had six of the top 10 bestsellers last week, including his 1982 blockbuster "Thriller," "The Essential Michael Jackson," "Off the Wall," "Bad" and "Dangerous." All saw sharp increases over the previous week.

Five of Jackson's solo albums reached No. 1 in the charts during his lifetime — "Thriller," "Bad," "Dangerous," "HIStory" and "Invincible."

All-time sales for "Number Ones" now stand at 2.6 million copies, and it also ranks as the eighth-best-selling album so far this year. If sales remain robust through the year, it could eventually even surpass the reigning No. 1 album, Taylor Swift's "Fearless."

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Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Approaches Eagles' All-Time Sales Record

July 20, 2009 09:14 AM ET

Ed Christman, N.Y.

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For nearly a decade, the Eagles' "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" has been the recording industry's ultimate evergreen release, certified by the RIAA as the all-time best-selling album in the United States. But thanks to continued robust demand for Michael Jackson's catalog since his June 25 death, "Thriller" appears on the verge of matching "Their Greatest Hits," at least in the eyes of the industry trade group.

In March, the Recording Industry Association of America certified "Thriller" as 28 times platinum, meaning that at least 28 million copies of the album have been shipped since its 1982 release. That's just a notch behind the Eagles' hits compilation, which was released in 1976 and was certified 29 times platinum in 2006.

Billboard estimates that the posthumous surge in Jackson's sales and Sony Music Entertainment's efforts to push Jackson CDs into the distribution pipeline have likely propelled shipments of Jackson product, if not yet sales, beyond the 29 million-unit mark in the United States.

Amid the recent explosion in Jackson sales, "Thriller" has enjoyed the second-biggest sales bump in his catalog, just behind the hits collection "Number Ones." During the three weeks that ended July 12, "Thriller" sold 552,000 U.S. copies, for year-to-date sales of 608,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

STRONG SALES TO CONTINUE

Most industry executives believe that the most recent SoundScan week -- which included the widely watched memorial service for Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles -- will mark a posthumous weekly peak for Jackson sales. They also expect sales to wind down slowly in the next few months, which means sales will remain strong. In the week ended July 12, Jackson's album catalog sold a combined 1.1 million copies, up from nearly 800,000 in the preceding week and 422,000 in the week he died.

"Thriller" and "Their Greatest Hits" were instant hits. The RIAA first certified "Thriller" platinum in January 1983, just two months after its release, while "Their Greatest Hits" was certified platinum in February 1976, mere days after it arrived.

Propelled by groundbreaking videos for the singles "Billie Jean," "Beat It" and the title track, "Thriller" reached the 20 million certification milestone in October 1984, becoming the RIAA's top-selling album of all time. The album's next RIAA certification, at 21 times platinum, came in May 1990. The RIAA's certification of "Thriller" as 28 times platinum in March came 13 months after Sony's release of a deluxe 25th-anniversary edition of the album.

The RIAA's second certification of shipments of the Eagles' "Their Greatest Hits" didn't occur until August 1990, when it certified the release as 12 times platinum. The RIAA couldn't immediately explain why the album wasn't certified at earlier platinum milestones, or why it was next certified at 14 times platinum in December 1993, and for 22 times in June 1995, despite U.S. sales of only 919,000 during that period. When the RIAA certified "Their Greatest Hits" as 26 times platinum in November 1999, it unseated "Thriller" at the top of the RIAA's all-time ranking.

Since being certified as 29 times platinum in January 2006, "Their Greatest Hits" has sold 404,000 copies, including 33,000 this year and 115,000 in 2008.

Representatives at Sony and Warner Music Group, which distributes "Their Greatest Hits," declined to comment.

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Hello:

Is anyone going to see THIS IS IT?

Some cinemas in London Canada had a 12:01 showing early this morning!!!

I was watching Larry King Live last eve...Jermaine, Jackie and Marlon were going to the premiere but Tito refused. La Toya and Katherine did not go. I don't know if Janet or Joe attended.

I will probably go..

Juliet

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No, I'm not. I have no real interest in the man anymore, aside from maybe not changing the radio station if one of his songs comes on. I'm over it all. Also, I don't like families pimping corpses out for cash, and that's all this is. It's a cash-in to rake more money out of him and his fans. It's sad.

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It's an incredible film and the shows were set to be spectacular. What a performer, it would have been a crime if they hadn't released this footage - I for one certainly had no concept of what amazing shows these were going to be. Patrick Woodroffe is a genius of a lighting designer, Ortega is unsurpassed as a choreographer, and Jackson - wow. Frail and past it my arse - this film is anything but "sad".

There's a lot of people who ought to be eating their words, but we KNOW that ain't gonna happen. ;)

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this film is anything but "sad".

There's a lot of people who ought to be eating their words, but we KNOW that ain't gonna happen. ;)

I didn't say the film was sad. I said pimping out his corpse for cash is sad. And no, I won't be eating anything over that comment.

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I saw the film last night and liked it a lot. It captured Michael Jackson very well as a great musician, who was very passionate about performing and obviously knew his own music very well, and he was very gentle with people yet very strict with the performance.

For cash or not, I think his fans will be thankful. And think about MJ as a great "entertainer", he would have wanted the fans to enjoy it, too.

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Good Morning:

I saw the movie last eve (instead of going to the Jay-Z gig). The movie was excellent....very interesting and emotional. All day I felt like I was preparing to go to a funeral but once I saw the film I felt better. I believe it is a real celebration of his life and contribution to music.

I hope at some point someone interviews all those who worked on the show..I wonder how they are and how they are coping with their loss...

Juliet

R.I.P. MICHAEL

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This is another one that people are going to find odd like the Black Sabbath one, I never really understood why people love Michael Jackson so much, his voice seems odd to me like it's not natural or something

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Michael Jackson is the pinnacle artist in all categories of music.  Amazing singer.  Amazing dancer.  Amazing lyricist.  Amazing songwriter.  A punch of boldness, progressiveness and a willingness to take risk.  He had to fight tooth and nail to get play on MTV and he ended up dominating and defining music television.

Strong contender for greatest of all time song.

 

 

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