Michael Jackson’s music is soaring in the UK charts despite allegations of horrific child abuse outlined in a Channel 4 documentary this week.
The singer’s album Number Ones climbed up to number 43 in the iTunes album charts this weekend, having jumped 44 places in a matter of hours.
Meanwhile, the singer’s performance in the US charts has suffered as a result of the scandal, dipping four per cent overall.
In the documentary, Wade Robson and James Safechuck allege the legendary performer abused them for several years when they were children.
Both said they often stayed the night with Jackson in Neverland and engaged in explicit sexual activity.
But many of Jackson’s loyal fans have dismissed the allegations and say the accusers are motivated by fame and money.
Ironically, Jackson’s song Bad has reached the highest spot in the UK charts of 147 while Thriller jumped to 172, according to The Evening Standard.