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Michael Jackson — straight in at No. 1 ... and No. 2 ... and No. 3 ...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Football_Bat, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Jackson has the top nine records in this week's Billboard Top 200 album chart.

    He sold 415,000 albums in the three days after his death. He had sold 10,000 albums the week before.

    1. Number Ones
    2. Thriller
    3. The Essential Michael Jackson
    4. Off the Wall
    5. The Ultimate Collection (Jackson 5 boxed set)
    6. Bad
    7. Dangerous
    8. HIStory
    9. The Ultimate Collection (solo boxed set)

    No. 10 is the re-issued Woodstock soundtrack album, which in a normal week would top the chart.

    On the singles charts, over 2 million MJ songs were downloaded.

  2. kokane_muthashed

    kokane_muthashed Active Member

    That's really awesome. 1-9. Damn hippies with their Woodstock reissue.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Hey man, don't harsh our mellow.
  4. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member

    The soundtrack to "Free Willy" is No. 11.
  5. Deskhack

    Deskhack Member

    Not quite. Actually, it's 1 through 9 on the Pop Catalog Album chart, which is different from the Billboard 200 (basically, it's for albums older than a year that have fallen below the top 100). He would have the top three on the Billboard 200 though, with the Black-Eyed Peas "The E.N.D." at No. 4.

    The chart to watch will be the British singles chart this weekend. It allows old songs to rechart. I'll bet he has the No. 1 song over there next week.
  6. Wow.

    ""Thriller" was also Jackson's best seller in the week before his death with 5,000 downloads, which translates to a 3,551% jump. Jackson's total volume of downloads this week -- including his tracks with the Jackson 5 and the Jacksons -- account for 2.6 million downloads, a remarkable number considering last week's cumulative sum was 48,000. Moreover, Jackson becomes the first act to sell more than 1 million song downloads in a week."

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