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Michael Jackson Destroys Billboard Chart Records...From the Grave

by dsussman   July 01, 2009 at 3:00PM  |  Views: 255

Michael Jackson is once again the King of the Pop charts.

According to Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard.com, Michael Jackson albums and Jackson-related compilations hold the top nine positions on Billboard's Top Pop Catalog chart. Given the news all week of his post-death sales increase, it comes as no surprise that Michael Jackson is officially the King once more.

Michael Jackson holds a record eight of the top 10 spots, while a Jackson 5 compilation also landed in the top of the chart. His Number Ones greatest hits package leads the pack at #1, selling more than 108,000 copies. The Essential Michael Jackson and Thriller follow at #2 and #3, selling more than 102,000 and 101,000 copies. His debut Off the Wall is in at #4 while The Jackson 5's Ultimate Collection is next at #5. Mike’s 1987 Bad LP hit at #6; Dangerous at #7, HIStory — Volume 1 at #8 and the 2004 MJ box set, The Ultimate Collection, landed at #9.

According to SoundScan, Jackson's solo albums sold more than 415,000 copies this past week. The only non-Jackson album to get in the top 10 was the reissue of the Woodstock movie soundtrack, which only sold 8,000 copies to grab the bottom #10 slot.

It’s totally insane how a dead industry has just been revived by a person who’s not even alive.

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