Michael Jackson Billboard Rankings: the Man, the Legend

June 26, 2009  |  Statistical Visualization

Say what you want about Michael Jackson, but there's no denying the great effect he had on the music world. In honor of the pop king's passing, practically half of The New York Times graphics department stayed up late last night building this graphic. It takes a look at his majesty's Billboard rankings over his career compared to other popular music artists.

Decade after decade Jackson produced numerous hit albums. Click through time to see the mountains of each. Timeless.

To the man, to the legend, who no one will ever be able to replace:

[Thanks, Amanda]

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