Michael Jackson's "Bad" blitz began on the British charts, where his new LP debuted at No. 1. Then it was the same story on America's LP list: a No. 1 debut.
Now, "Bad" has developed into a truly international sensation. The album held on to its top ranking in the U.S. and Britain this week, and it now is No. 1 in West Germany, Japan and the Netherlands as well. Still not on the Jackson bandwagon: Australia, where "Bad" repeated at No. 2 behind a group called Midnight Oil, and Canada, where "Bad" is still only No. 4 behind the "La Bamba" soundtrack, U2 and Whitney Houston.