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One More Time For The Record

At the time of Michael Jackson’s death, his career was in decline. The last album released during his lifetime was 2001’s Invincible, which was regarded as a commercial failure.

However, his 2009 death made him a commercially viable entity all over again, and on December 14, 2010, his posthumous album Michael was released, and sold 224,910 copies in its first week.

The King of Pop is not the first musician to have vastly improved album sales after leaving us. In fact, sometimes an album released after an artist’s death is the biggest seller of his career.

Click ahead to see which musicians drummed up major sales with posthumous albums.

By Daniel Bukszpan
Posted 29 Dec 2010

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