THIS IS IT IS #1 ALBUM IN AMERICA AND 16 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD
New York, NY – “MICHAEL JACKSON’S THIS IS IT” made motion picture
history as the highest grossing concert film of all time. And now, the
two-disc album companion to the movie Michael Jackson’s This is It released by Sony Music’s Epic Records makes its first week debut in the #1 spot of the Billboard Top 200 album chart, as well as the Soundtrack album chart.
‘This Is It’ Soundtrack Tops Billboard 200
By Keith Caulfield, L.A.
To the surprise of probably nobody, Michael Jackson‘s
"This Is It" will debut atop the Billboard 200 albums chart released
tomorrow (Nov. 4) with an eye-popping 373,000 copies according to
Nielsen SoundScan — the fifth-best sales week for an album in the U.S.
The companion album to the musical documentary film
of the same name is Jackson‘s sixth No. 1 on the tally and it arrives
with his best sales frame for an album since 1995’s "HIStory" started
atop the Billboard 200 with 391,000 copies.
Jackson collected his first No. 1 with "Thriller" in
1983 and later notched toppers with "Bad," "Dangerous," "HIStory" and
"Invincible." Earlier this year, Jackson also notched a No. 1 on the
Top Comprehensive Albums and Top Pop Catalog Albums charts with the
2003 greatest hits set "Number Ones."
The "This Is It" film bowed with late-night showings
on Tuesday, Oct. 27, before rolling out wide the following day. Through
Monday, Nov. 2, the film had collected $36.9 million at the box office
in the U.S. and Canada. It’s already the highest grossing
musical concert film in world history.