Jackson Returns to Top of Charts

An artist’s stock traditionally soars posthumously, so it’s no surprise that Michael Jackson has dominated the charts in the past 24 hours. But his sales are still huge: Two hours after his death Thursday afternoon, the Thriller album reached No. 1 on iTunes. As of Friday evening, his CDs were nine of the top 10 most popular albums on the site and a quarter of the top 100 songs are either by Jackson or The Jackson Five. On Amazon, every one of the top 15 albums is Jackson’s. Additionally, items once owned by the King of Pop will be auctioned off, some valued at thousands of dollars. Let’s hope these sales can serve to “make a change” in his massive pile of debt, rumored at $400 million.