A death doesn't always mean the end of a career. This summer, sales of Michael Jackson albums have skyrocketed. After his death on June 15, Jackson's albums -- not unexpectedly -- shot to the top of the pop charts, and may very well end up as some of the best-selling albums of 2009. In the three weeks after his death, Jackson's works sold about 2.3 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. And there's more to come. the Associated Press recently quoted industry sources as saying that there is an "endless supply" of unreleased Jackson material. In the fall, Sony Pictures will release "Michael Jackson's This Is It," a documentary film that chronicles the rehearsals for what would have been Jackson’s comeback concerts. A double-disc CD with previously unreleased material will accompany the film. As history has proven time and time again, art and commerce outlive the artist.
Kevin Mazur / Associated Press
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