Michael Jackson’s monster smash has jumped 40 places to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Pop Catalog Albums with sales of 31,000 copies in the week ended Nov. 2.
Sony BMG prepared a special version of the album for Apple’s iTunes store, which offered the release for just $4.99 last week. As a bonus — especially appealing to those in the mood for something scary to watch on Halloween — the download included the landmark music video for the title track.
Of the the album’s overall 28,000 unit gain, 99% of it was made up of digital downloads.
So far this year, the title has spent 11 weeks atop the Catalog chart, thanks mostly to its 25th-anniversary reissue earlier this year. The set is 2008’s top-selling catalog album, having sold 688,000 copies.
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