Michael Jackson, Tracks played per hour after announcement of his death

Fresh data straight out of our uber warehouse: As the news breaks, scrobbles soar as people go to pay tribute to one of the greatest pop artists of all time.


We'll update throughout the day, the scrobbles keep coming...




Final version is available here: www.flickr.com/photos/lastfm/3670724249

  • Institute of Network Cultures 6y

    I played the record. Thriller. To my seven years old son this morning. Does that also count? Geert
  • Vincent 6y

  • Ben Bashford 6y

  • Wexxie 6y

    Can we see more of these graphs? Interesting.
  • Scott Fulkerson 6y

    Listening to Michael Jackson today period. Hell I grew up with Michael Jackson and his inspiration. Have all the albums. I plan to blow this chart off the map along with others. Love last.fm
  • wikshah 6y

    Bullshit, it's fake. Check the charts page of Last.fm. You won't see Michael Jackson anywhere in the hyped "artists" and tracks.
  • Last.fm 6y


    The charts at www.last.fm/charts are calculated weekly, so expect an MJ dominated list to appear on Monday!

    Michael Jackson tribute scrobbles since last night have already passed 500k, compared to around 800k-1m for the entirety of last week for other artists in the charts. (!)
  • mazzi 6y

    Awesome analysis! (and awesome DB too ;)
  • bwv 1017 6y

    R.I.P. from Turkey.

    Rest in peace MJ.

    You are the king of the pop. there is and there will be no replacement for you. Your loss took some part of my childhood, never come back again. I am so sorry.

    I miss you.
  • Boaz Sachs 6y

    Seems like dying was a step forward for his career.
  • catarina 6y

    Seems like dying was a step forward for his career. - it's for every pop/etc star!
  • SilkyBanana 6y

    That's why some people think he faked it, imagine the comission he'll be getting right now (If he was alive) =P
  • as,dk 6y

    hey he is not dead he is in our music in our hearts hey jascon my brother realy hats off uuuuuuu i will pray from god u live any where u live always happy bye i am coming sooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
  • C.J3 6y

    Michael was one in a million. Have all his albums. Have always wanted to see him live but never got the chance. Sharing my birthday with him has always been an honor even if it has only been for the last 28 years. Whenever life was getting me down I always turned on your songs and they made me smile. You will live on in my heart forever. My heart goes out to his family, friends and other fans. RIP Michael. Clair X
  • hfiusajoisfdl 6y

    I love that I had been listening to him for two days straight before he died, psychic? haha.
  • Lorna 6y

    My favourite song by Michael is "You Are Not Alone".His voice just suited the words.
  • buddhadog 6y

    Michael Jackson HIStory - R.I.P.

    A Haiku to Michael

    To Michael Jackson,
    Thank you for the memories.
    May you rest in peace.
  • Jiga Jigsaw 6y

    Last.FM are PUMPING Michael Jackson scrobblings by stealing them from unsigned artists.

    Many unsigned artists in fact got no scrobbling advance from Michael Jackson death.

    Nothing against Michael Jackson, of course. Vultures (CBS and Sony) want to squeeze out the more money they can from the poor Jackson's corpse. I think it's REALLY disgusting.
  • Ben XO 6y

    Oh Jiga!

    That's not tracks WE are playing to people per hour, that's tracks per hour that people are listening to of their OWN music collection!
  • charming.prince96 4y

    Mj you were just not the king of pop you was The king of music&dance.i will never forget you in my life.you r my inspiration for dance.i love u
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