Re: R.I.P Micheal Jackson
Posted Wed Jul 8, 2009 11:47am PDT by Paul Grein in Chart Watch
Michael Jackson has three of the five best-selling albums in the U.S. for the second week in a row. Number Ones sold 339,000 copies this week and would have held at #1 on The Billboard 200 if catalog albums were eligible to compete on that chart. (The 2003 compilation sold a little more than twice as many copies this week as NOW 31, the album that holds the #1 spot.) Thriller sold 187,000 copies and would have jumped from #3 to #2 if catalog albums were invited to the party. The Essential Michael Jackson sold 125,000 copies and would have dropped from #2 to #5. Jackson's catalog of solo albums sold 800,000 copies this week, up from 422,000 copies last week.
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