Michael Jackson's death is a great career move


In the week since Michael Jackson's passing, sales of his music have gone through the roof. Although it's been over 25 years since his music -- in the form of his "Thriller" album -- naturally topped the charts, people have been in a frenzy to buy his music in the week since his death.

The increase in Jackson's music sales were 40 times those of his last week of life. The three best-selling albums in the United States last week were all by Michael Jackson: "Number Ones" sold 108,000 copies; "The Essential Michael Jackson" sold 102,000; and "Thriller" sold 101,000. In total, 422,000 copies of Jackson's albums were sold in the week that ended on Sunday.