King of Pop Still Rules the Charts

Michael Jackson

Even after death, Michael Jackson continues to be King of the Pop charts.

The top nine spots on the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart will all be Jackson albums, according to Billboard. Catalog albums are ineligible to appear on the Billboard 200 albums chart, but they can chart on the Top Comprehensive Albums list.

Top 10 Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums

1. Number Ones – 108,000
2. The Essential Michael Jackson – 102,000
3. Thriller – 101,000
4. Off the Wall – 33,000
5. Bad – 17,000
6. The Ultimate Collection (Jackson 5) – 18,000
7. Dangerous – 14,000
8. Greatest Hits: HIStory – Volume 1 – 12,000
9. The Ultimate Collection – 11,000
10. Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack – 8,000

Collectively, Jackson’s solo albums sold a remarkable 415,000 in the past week.

If that wasn’t enough, he becomes the first act to sell more than 1 million song downloads in a week with a whopping 2.6 million.

The King of Pop places a record 25 songs on the 75-position Hot Digital Songs chart including “Thriller” (No. 2, 167,000), “Man in the Mirror” (No. 3, 165,000), “Billie Jean” (No. 4, 158,000), “The Way You Make Me Feel” (No. 6, 136,000), “Beat It” (No. 7, 134,000), and “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” (No. 8, 125,000).

As of Tuesday night, the entire top 10 bestselling albums on Amazon.com were Jackson titles.



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12 Comments

  1. CiaraSlave

    Michael Jackson is the ONLY one who can do it!!!

    R.I.P The Greatest Thing in Music & Entertainment

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  2. http://tusiime.wordpress.com

    THE KING

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  3. babybenz

    No other Artist is touching the King! I repeat, Nobody! This Man will leave forever! R. I. P…. M.J

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  4. MaZ

    LEGEND !

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  5. valentin

    “King of Pop Still Rules the Charts”
    of course. i mean he just died. no better chance to sell music.

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  6. Sophiane

    He deserves it sooo much!! No other artist today can touch so many people all over the World during more than 30 years! Rest in Peace dear Michael…

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  7. MACH

    I don’t understand how why some people throw so much shade at Michael. He’s the undisputed king.. I mean, he just died and people are trying to discredit him, like he wasn’t breaking records all while he was living

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  8. Giselle

    Almost 500,000 records sold over the weekend? Amazing.

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  9. DJ Triumph

    he will be miss.

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  10. sosiccwitswagga

    THE KING OF POP MICHAEL JACKSON LIVES ON 4 EVER, HE IS THE KING CAN’T NOBODY TOUCH EM HE IS TRULY ONE OF A KIND R.☆{{ エ }}☆.P. 2 THE KING OF MUSIC MICHAEL JACKSON..

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  11. tong

    he’s not the king, he’s the queen, who looks like an experimented dead living man/woman..

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  12. cheve

    michael jackson was and still is so awesome, his songs rock! he was one of the inspirational people who tried to make the world a better place. he was a very kind, and peaceful person
    much luv to the jackson family
    luv u mj
    R.I.P mj
    miss u

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