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Michael Jackson Is The Most Downloaded Artist Of All Time

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And it's no surprise!

According to international record sales from Nokia's Ovi Music Store, Michael Jackson is the most downloaded artist in history.

"Michael Jackson has always been a pop music legend. But the anniversary of his death and birthday celebrations seem to have revived Jackson fever as fans rediscover his songs – making him the most popular solo artist of all time," said Musicologist Geoff Roberts.

It seems the King of Pop is most popular in India, as it makes up 26 percent of total downloads. It is then followed by the UK, Germany, Netherlands and Finland.

Beat It is his most downloaded hit with Billie Jean and Thriller trailing behind.

Impressive.

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69 comments to “Michael Jackson Is The Most Downloaded Artist Of All Time”



  1. 1

    it should be "most loaded"



  2. 2

    Right up until the next one.



  3. 3

    OF COURSE HE IS!
    This shouldnt come as a surprise! He is and will forever be the KING of MUSIC!! His legacy will live on forever!!



  4. 4

    Suck it GAGGAG



  5. 5

    Michael Jackson's popularity will never die! There will never be anyone like him again, we truly lost a gift from god!

    ~~~~~~RIP MICHAEL JACKSON~~~~~~~~~~



  6. 6

    I agree with "minaahm" 100%! ;)
    Michael is and will always be the best in man ways.



  7. 7

    Aside from the fact that he was a nutjob and that his personal life was a bona fide trainwreck, he was a musical genius and that he is the most downloaded artist shouldn't be a surprise to anyone



  8. 8

    when gaga's new album comes out next year that'll soon change. she's already bigger than MJ ever was



  9. 9

    GAGA 4 MOST DOWNLOADED ARTIST OF ALL TIME 2011!!! :D



  10. 10

    GOOD..he should be!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'm really tired of the music industry tbh….everybody is CRAP
    There is NOBODY on earth more talented than MJ..he deserved all his success

    **Lets also mention that MJ..the biggest star in the world.still stayed classy and was kind and nice to everyone he met …always said please and thank you.
    unlike A LOT of other celebs who act like they are God's gift to the earth despite having mediocre talent (at best).
    MJ WAS/IS God's gift to the earth

    …just saying



  11. 11

    Re: QueenGaga – Lady Gaga, also being a fan of Michael's would probably not even agree with your statement. You sound like a very loving Gaga fan and I give you prop's for having such high hopes and all but I doubt that will happen. However, I do hope Gaga does very well with her new CD ;)



  12. 12

    Re: QueenGaga – how old are you?..you must be really young because that was a ridiculous thing to say..Regardless of whether you liked MJ or not…he was/is HUGE…I think you would have had to live through the 80's 90's to REALLY understand how freakin big he is. Gaga is talented and is doing very well for herself BUT she isn't even 10% of what MJ was/is…sorry



  13. 13

    Re: Pink Flamingo – "nutjob?" You don't know Michael Joseph Jackson. The media portrayed him in a way that was NOT at all who he was as a person. I do agree with you regarding him being a musical genius ;)



  14. 14

    well duh his songs alone are iconic
    ive never heard a song or beat as much as.. beat it and thriller
    at the end of the day just goes to show that NO ONE will be able to take his throne
    HATE IT OR LOVE IT

  15. Dusss says – reply to this


    15

    Is this Perez trying to make up for FORGETTING MJ's BIRTHDAY yesterday?

    Cheap post. An apology would've been mostly appreciated and appropriate



  16. 16

    Not a surprise but I love how he keeps setting records :)



  17. 17

    Re: QueenGaga – bitch GTFO of here with that you gaga fans are a delusional bunch and obviously happen to be snortin the same shit she is
    hopefully the no talent gimmick will disappear by then



  18. 18

    Re: QueenGaga – Your an embarrassment to 'Lady' Gagme.



  19. 19

    Woot! Go MJ! It's ur b-day! xD :D =]



  20. 20

    Never can say goodbye
    No no no no, I
    Never can say goodbye

    Even though the pain and heartache
    Seems to follow me wherever I go
    Though I try and try to hide my feelings
    They always seem to show
    Then you try to say you're leaving me
    And I always have to say no…

    Tell me why
    Is it so

    That I
    Never can say goodbye
    No no no no, I
    Never can say goodbye

    Everytime I think I had enough
    I start heading for the door
    There's a very strange vibration
    That pierces me right to the core
    It says turn around you fool
    You know you love her more and more
    Tell me why
    Is it so
    Don't wanna let yo go
    I keep thinkin that our problems
    Soon are all gonna work out
    But there's that same unhappy feeling and there's that anguish, there's that doubt
    *It's that same old did ya hang up
    *Can't do with you or without
    Tell me why
    Is it so
    Don't wanna let you go



  21. 21

    Michael RIP! Hey beautiful soul happy birthday. You are missed so much.
    I never can say goodbye!

    oxox,
    Sheba/AKA Paris France



  22. 22

    may we all praise REAL music royalty!



  23. 23

    Re: QueenGaga – uh, are you living in your own imagination? she peaked with bad romance! It's all down hill from here……….



  24. 24

    pedophile superstar



  25. 25

    Mr. Hilton. My uncle was his portrait photographer when he had children. The man was very tired. I believe he wanted to die. In the contracts with O2, he was only going to perform for 15 minutes per performance. He filmed it. No one takes drugs like that if they are not in severe physical pain. Euthanasia is a very controversial topic. Michael Jackson was not a drug addict. He was bankrupt way back early in the 90s. Everyone pimped him. Even Jan Perry. I have written about her scams on my blog. Michael Jackson lived life to the fullest and cared deeply about speech much like you. He was also very misunderstood. I write this here as I send you so many emails I don't want this to be lost.



  26. 26

    Re: QueenGaga

    If lady gaga ever achieves the title of "most albums ever sold in any genre" (Thriller) then come back and start talking sh*t.

  27. Sam90 says – reply to this


    27

    Oh YEAH baby, mj all the way, anytime. anywhere, he is mostarti successfull artist of all time( according to the guiness book of world recods) so why wouldnt he be the most downloaded :D hehe, just wait till november when his new album drops, he will be unstoppable…as ALWAYS, forever the KING.
    @Bongo what a sad piece o sc** you are ! wow you are always the first on mjs articles hating and talking shi*, it may sound corny but for real GET AN EFFING LIFE



  28. 28

    Gaga is a poor girl… and don't forget Michael's new album not released yet…



  29. 29

    Re: MJ fan59 – Anyone who dangles their baby over the ledge of a balcony is insane, and since there is video of that, you can hardly dispute it as media bias.



  30. 30

    Re: Pink Flamingo – For one Michael didn't "dangle" Blanket like the "media bias" made it out to be. Perhaps you should take a closer look at that video yourself and see that. Also take a look at the video where Michael states that he made a mistake. You know a mistake? a thing that parent's often times make. I don't necessarilly think it's safe for parent's to swing their kids around by the arms out of fun, or toss them up in the air and catch them out of fun either. Michael got caught up in the moment of hundreds of fans screaming up at him wanting to see Blanket and as he did with his other two children (media bias didn't show that) he brought Blanket out but made a MISTAKE by holding him above the railing for all but a second. Get over yourself. That in no way make's him a nutjob. It just make's you look like a nutjob for bringing up a media fixation that took place in like 2002.



  31. 31

    Re: Pink Flamingo – Heck there is video of Gavin Arvizo being pretty much coached by Police to incriminate Michael Jackson and there was video of all the Arvizo's speaking highly of Michael Jackson at the time when Gavin was supposedly being "molested" yet that no good of a extortion plot case still went to court. There is video of Michael saying he would never harm a child, there was video of Michael saying he had Vitiligo yet the media reported what they wanted to anyway. Get my point? Videos don't mean anything… Next.



  32. 32

    Re: QueenGaga – lol Untill she sells the most albums in music History, and breaks concert attendance records in every corner of the world, and is around in 40 years time..she will never be as big as Michael Jackson. Michael at her age had already sold more than 200 million records! And was awarded legend awards lol thats how big he was



  33. 33

    well, that was obvious. go michael!



  34. 34

    Re: QueenGaga
    she would NEVER agree with u. you just wrote the stupidest thing I have ever read.



  35. 35

    MJ is the God of Music, bitches. Happy 52nd b-day and I love you more, sweetie. R.I.P and we'll continue dancing and singing your timeless songs:)



  36. 36

    Re: Pink Flamingo – Hi did hold his child out over a railing while having a drape across the baby and really not having proper hold of the baby, but the whole episode was idiotic. Did you see him try to give that poor kid a bottle with the scarf over his face and MJ bouncing him about going 'abu, abu' what a fucked up parent. You cannot reason with his pedophile fans. They are crazy. "you didn't know Michael Joseph Jackson"…like he did you big fucking blow-hard. JUST ANOTHER DEAD PEDOPHILE, THANKS FOR THE MUSIC, ASSHOLE! ha ha ha ha ahhhh ha ha haahhhh Rot into Pieces, Jackson



  37. 37

    Re: MJ fan59 – Your post about the baby on the balcony says it all, you are an utter asshole. NO PARENT ALIVE WOULD HOLD THEIR BABY OVER THIN AIR, NO MATTER HOW MANY FANS WERE CHEERING. YOU ARE A STUPID FREAK, JUST LIKE WACKO. CAUGHT IN THE MOMENT AND MADE A MISTAKE, DON'T THINK SO. STOP MAKING EXCUSES FOR THAT SACK OF SHIT. oh, sack of dead rotting shit, sorry.



  38. 38

    oh, his crazed fans forget; …….he weighted 119lbs at death (but they scream it is normal), he had trac marks on his ankles and legs (fucking junki), he paid of numerous families of children who accused him of sexual abuse (right, innoscent people LOVE to pay extortion, ha) I could go on, and on……he was the biggest fucking nut job in the world, and fun to watch die. ha ha ha



  39. 39

    Re: MJfanatic – No MORE Birthdays, motherfucker, he is dead. How about death days 370 something and counting. ha ha ha ha THANKS FOR THE MUSIC, YOU BIG PEDOPHILE.



  40. 40

    I am just a sweet little boy, trapped in a big boys body, I love to sing, I love my monkey, I love little boys. People just don't understand me. Because I am sooooo sweeeeettttttt. That is stupid, that is ignorant. Why do they say that about me? Cry, snifff sniff…….I love the chilren, the sweetest thing you could do is share your bed. I love to sleep with the chilren, except lil girls, yuck they smell like fish!



  41. 41

    What did they bury him in, the Liza Minelli wedding outfit? Lady Dior sequined black jacket, little white pilgram collar, and jeweled broach at the neck. Classic.



  42. 42

    Mj is the most talented person to ever hit the earth,he was so big even the media couldnt take him down,he was misunderstood,and actually kind.humble.and loving,and as for the gaga comment WTF gaga is a want-to-be legend…mj has more talent in his little finger than she will ever have.
    MJ WE LUV U :)



  43. 43

    Re: Jazz-Hands Chaz – "What did they bury him in, the Liza Minelli wedding outfit? Lady Dior sequined black jacket, little white pilgram collar, and jeweled broach at the neck. Classic."

    I bet you have been trying to break into Holy Terrace just to find this out.. Take a good look at your post to find out who the true "crazed" one is. BTW all the things that you keep rehatching have already been discussed with you about 10 MJ post ago so I refuse to repeat myself unlike you.



  44. 44

    "Unfortunately the media always has to SELL the story to the public so that they will read it. What story would most people read….. The real story that Prince and Paris are doing great in school and making friends, or the fake story about bodyguards following them around. Even some of the students are saying it's BS. lol Oh well. As MJ fans we all know the drill. They print what sells, not what's true."
    -Taj Jackson
    Well there you go, Perez! SMH



  45. 45

    Re: Jazz-Hands Chaz – "I am just a sweet little boy, trapped in a big boys body, I love to sing, I love my monkey, I love little boys. People just don't understand me. Because I am sooooo sweeeeettttttt. That is stupid, that is ignorant. Why do they say that about me? Cry, snifff sniff…….I love the chilren, the sweetest thing you could do is share your bed. I love to sleep with the chilren, except lil girls, yuck they smell like fish!"

    Well we all know you watch video's of Michael (all apart of your obsession) but you add/delete thing's that he says and spins them in that little weirdo head of yours into made up hooblah.. Pathetic. But whether or not your flubbing his statements or not, as long as Michael stay's on your mind is all that really matters huh "Jazz-hands?" & to save you the trouble of repeating yet another rant of yours. I am not LaToya nor am I Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Jackie, Randy, Rebbie, Janet, Katherine, Joseph or any of their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or cousins. So there you go..



  46. 46

    Re: MJ fan59 – No, you are just a SAD freak, really…..



  47. 47

    Not impressive, it's legendary..keep breakin records MJ!



  48. 48

    Re: Jazz-Hands Chaz – Why do you care? if you really want to know you can do some research because it was mentioned.



  49. 49

    Re: pinkchik – "Why do you care? if you really want to know you can do some research because it was mentioned."

    ;) Exactly! but research is not in their vocab.



  50. 50

    Re: Jazz-Hands Chaz – lol its understandable when fans write long ass replies, but 'non fans” doin the same is SAD.. You must one lonely old fart. lol



  51. 51

    Re: QueenGaga – you wish. how dare you compare that freaky bitch to the King of Pop MICHAEL JACKSON (RIP).



  52. 52

    Michael is undoubtedly the greatest entertainer of all time. The guy just can't stop setting records. I'm really not surprise that he is the most downloaded artist.



  53. 53

    Re: QueenGaga – "she's already bigger than MJ ever was"
    -
    U must be a teenager or younger because you obviously don't know your music very well. MJ was the KING of the 80s, no one reached the level of fame as he did with thriller. The album thriller sold over 100 million copies ALONE! Gaga hasn't even came close to that number…



  54. 54

    Re: QueenGaga – Theses losers cannot understand MJ is on the big slide. King? bs….a new king is here and coming. Frank Sinatra, gone, Elvis, gone, MJ, fucking gone……..remembered but GONE. You cannot be KING if your are fucking DEAD. Thanks for the music you big old dead rotting pedophile.



  55. 55

    If you're not an MJ fan this is a big, hard and bitter pill to swallow, but us MJ fans are happy and joyous. I mean, MJ is synonymous of record breaking. MJ, I love you, applehead:)



  56. 56

    Re: MJfanatic – "If you're not an MJ fan this is a big, hard and bitter pill to swallow, but us MJ fans are happy and joyous. I mean, MJ is synonymous of record breaking. MJ, I love you, applehead:) "

    Love's it!! The haters are just mad because they can't be apart of the applehead crew lol ;)



  57. 57

    Re: Jazz-Hands Chaz
    being as we are on the subject of baby dangling, what are your thoughts on Tom Cruise dangling his daughter Suri over a river???

    go on google it… because surprise fucking surprise it was not all over the front pages of newspapers and on our TV screens!

    this is our point you fucking asshole, Michael ALWAYS got the worst media coverage regardless of what he did or didnt do and regardless of what other celebrities did or didnt do…

    People like you (HATERS) will never get it!



  58. 58

    Boo Hoo I get such bad press for sucking the little boy cock, More Jesus Juice for EVERYONE! Let's sing and dance. Only boys, though. No little girls. Come on fella's - I got new video games and snacks to go with the Jesus Juice. Maybe we can leave your parents and get on a plane and go on a little private trip, weeeeeeeeeeee heee heeee heeeee weeeeeeeeeeee sssshhhhhh!



  59. 59

    Wait, let me put my little frilly mask on before I go out. I don't want any bad press! They will see my nose is a freaking mess. Ow…… Hold my hand, lets go…..weeeeeeeeeeee No one understands me….booo hooo…..Hold on here come some of my little boy friends, party is ON….weeeeee weeeeeeee



  60. 60

    and you Haters, you just don't love the chilren, you are stupid and ignorant, come on little Dickie, weeeeeeeeee…….



  61. 61

    Re: MJfanatic – If you're not an MJ fan this is a big, hard and bitter pill to swallow

    Hahaha, that is so right! once again the FACTS speak for themselves!! MJ on top as per usual!!! and as you can see, one paticular hater on here cannot on come to terms with it and is currently choking on that pill..



  62. 62

    Re: MJ ROCKS!!! – Yes, I love being an MJ fan and I love that NO matter what anyone has to say MJ WILL PREVAIL. He's Invincible:)



  63. 63

    Re: MJ fan59 – I'd be mad too if I wasn't apart of the Applehead Club. They are sore losers:) I can't imagine be an MJ hater….we would have to digest all his accolades whether we want to or not…that would be torture:(



  64. 64

    Weeeeeee, come on, skip with me, I am the piper. Weeeeee come on little guys, follow me…..we………I love the chilren, what is better than sharing your bed with a child……..weeeeeeee…………that is stupid, that is ignorant, i loves the chilren………weeeeee………………………ha ha ha ha ha douche.



  65. 65

    I wonder if Britney Spears had the "lil Vulva Club" and she sat around with a bunch of preteen girlies and showed them how to masturbate? Who is the most famous pedophile in the world? That is right, MJ. Thanks for the music, you big pedophile ha h aha ahhh ahh aha haahahahaahh ahhh hahahahah



  66. 66

    I bet that visual made you flinch. Pedophile.



  67. 67

    Re: MJfanatic – I love that NO matter what anyone has to say MJ WILL PREVAIL. He's Invincible:)

    ;) PERFECT!!!



  68. 68

    I feel so great being an Mj fan. I live in Ghana and Mj is still the most popular artist even in death.
    Crazy weirdos like Jazz-hands has to commit suicide before he comes to term that Mj is the greatest entertainer of all time.



  69. 69

    Re: Nana Yaw – 3 posts, ha hahaha ha ha fuck off dude. MJ is DEAD ha ha ha ha ahhh ah aha ha ah Big ole dead pedophile, thanks for the music asshole. Who is the most famous pedophile of them all? MJ thats who!!!!!!! ha ha haha ahahaha hahahah ah ahahahahahahahaha All rotting 119lbs of needle marks on legs and ankels. JUNKIE> ha ha ha ha hahah