Michael Jackson's sudden death has made him once again the most dominant musical figure on the planet.
His recordings have dominated the US pop charts for the third consecutive week ending Wednesday - counting a sale of more than 9 million of the singer's albums since his death June 25.
Nielsen SoundScan said Jackson's albums sold 1.1 million copies over the last seven days and had combined to sell an impressive 2.3 million in the US in the nearly three weeks since he died, reports the Los Angeles Times.
According to the Los Angeles Times an unidentified source with knowledge of sales figures for the catalog said that more than 9 million Jackson albums have been sold worldwide since June 25.
Sony Music, which controls the catalog of his solo adult recordings, declines as a policy to comment on sales issues, but a spokeswoman for the label did not dispute the accuracy of the 9-million figure.
Jackson's music has also topped the pop charts in countries including France, Germany, Australia and Britain during the same period.