Regardless of anything else, that is one damned impressive number.
750,000,000 albums sold.
Yeah, he was a freak show; yeah, his life was ruined from the moment daddy Joe Jackson took him out of the hospital nursery; yeah, he had an unnatural interest in kids…specifically young boys.
But 750,000,000 albums sold is unbelievable.
There are entire genres of music that don’t sell that well cumulatively. He was outsold only by the Beatles, Elvis, and Bing Crosby.
Bing Crosby? Does anyone under 40 even know who that was?
Yeah, you remember…the guy who sang with David Bowie.
Hah, you think Michael Jackson was bizarre…there’s bizarre for you: David Bowie and Bing Crosby singing Christmas duets.