Black Keys Outsells Michael Jackson In USA
Michael Jackson Xscape

Michael Jackson Xscape

Black Keys Outsells Michael Jackson In USA

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on May 23, 2014

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Black Keys ‘Turn Blue’ has outsold Michael Jackson ‘Xscape’ in the US for first week sales.

It was a tight race, closer than any in recent memory, but the Black Keys have succeeded in scoring their first number 1 album and have denied Michael Jackson his eighth.

On Tuesday, the prognosticators at Hits Daily Double showed Jackson winning out with a slim margin of less than 600 units (161,909 to 161,337 based on a sampling of retailers) the final tally came out in the Black Keys’ favor 164,000 to 157,000 (via Soundscan).

Dolly Parton managed to place her new album, Blue Smoke at number 6 while Tori Amos and Michael W. Smith also made the top ten, a significant showing for veteran artists.

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