PEAK POSITION: Number 1 in March 1983 (1 week)
COMBINED SALES: 1.44 million (August 2018)
YEAR OF RELEASE: January 1983
YEAR IT REACHED 1 MILLION SALES: September 2014 (estimated)
Billie Jean is Michael Jackson’s biggest selling single. It was released in January 1983 and it became an enduring classic. It peaked at Number 1 in March and it spent seven weeks in the Top Ten and 33 weeks in the chart on its initial run.
When Jackson passed away in 2009 the song re-entered the chart and climbed back up to Number 10.
In September 2017 combined sales were confirmed as 1.096 million including 843,000 download and physical sales.
In August 2018 combined sales were confirmed as 1.44 million with 44% physical sales, 29% downloads and 28% streams.