The death of Michael Jackson led to the artist having the top three selling albums. He doesn't top the Billboard Top 200, since catalog albums are ineligible for that chart, but this was the first time in history a catalog title was the top-selling record in the country. One of those three albums was Thriller. That surprises me; doesn't everyone already own that album? (I bought last year's 25th Anniversary edition, last year.)
Meanwhile, Iowahawk memorializes the passing of a similar superstar:
Millions of fans from around the globe gathered along Sunset Boulevard to pay final respects to California today, as a slow moving funeral procession transported the eccentric superstar state's remains to its final resting place in a Winchell's Donuts dumpster in Van Nuys. The self-proclaimed 'King of Pop Culture' died last week at 160, in what coroners ruled an accidental case of financial autoerotic asphyxiation. The death sent shock waves across the world and sparked an outpouring of grief by rabid fans.
As always, it's Iowahawk, so read the whole thing!