‘Michael’ – Michael Jackson’s fastest selling studio album in 20 years marks the Return Of The King Of Pop
Following the highly anticipated release on December 13th of Michael Jackson’s new studio album entitled ‘Michael,’ The King of Pop is once again dominating the UK charts.
This week the album achieves the biggest opening week for a new Michael Jackson studio album in the UK since ‘Dangerous’ in 1991, almost 20 years ago. Selling over 113k copies and entering at No.4, ‘Michael’ continues the musical legacy of Jackson that started over 40 years ago. The album is Jackson’s 19th to reach the UK Top 10, while the lead single ‘Hold My Hand (Duet With Akon)’ extends Jackson’s incredible run of success to 55 UK Top 10 hits; his first being ‘I Want You Back’ in 1970, 4 decades ago.
Critics and fans have hailed the new album as “Brilliant” with “Stunning collaborations” and “Certainly worthy of the legacy of the King Of Pop;” proclaiming that it “Bursts with verve and confidence with lots of inspirational, uplifting anthems and melodic, sweetly sung ballads.”
HMV’s Gennaro Castaldo adds to the phenomenon:
“What was particularly evident this week was the large number of younger customers buying Michael’s album in our stores. Michael’s ability to inspire clearly remains undiminished, and I would say that we are witnessing the torch being passed on to a new generation of fans, who will continue to believe in the power of his music to ensure that his unique legacy remains secure.”