King of Pop Still Rules the Charts

  /  07.01.2009

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 were Jackson titles.


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