Michael Jackson tops global download sales list

Late King of Pop is most downloaded artist of all time, according to Nokia poll

Michael Jackson is the world’s most downloaded artist, according to new figures.

The Nokia Ovi Music Store data puts the late King of Pop ahead of the likes of Lady Gaga, Elvis Presley, the Black Eyed Peas and Rihanna, reports MTV.

Jackson is most popular in India – where 26 per cent of all Ovi downloads are of his tracks – according to the mobile phone firm.

The surge in popularity of tracks such as ‘Beat It’, ‘Billie Jean’ and ‘Thriller’ has been attributed to the anniversary of his death on June 25 and his 52nd birthday, which would have been celebrated on Sunday (August 29).