On this Day August 31, 1987
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The largest pre-order of albums in the history of CBS Records occurred as 2.25 million copies of Michael Jackson’s Bad album were shipped to record stores in the US. The LP followed the Jackson album, the biggest Jackson-seller of all time (over 35 million copies sold). Bad went on to sell over 13 million copies.