Michael Jackson Sets Billboard Charts Record

Been restocking your music collection with some classic Michael Jackson tunes this past week? You’re not the only one.

Billboard reports that Jackson’s albums dominate this week’s Top Pop Catalog Albums chart, thanks to fans snapping up some 415,000 copies of his solo albums since his death last Thursday.

In all, Jackson’s solo albums hold a record-breaking eight out of the Top 10 slots, with a Jackson 5 compilation also placing in the Top 10.

Jackson’s Number Ones collection takes the top slot, while The Essential Michael Jackson and Thriller follow close behind in second and third place. Right behind them is the King of Pop’s 1979 classic Off the Wall.

The only non-Jackson-related release to earn a spot in the Top 10 this week is a reissue of the Woodstock movie soundtrack, which takes the Number 10 position.


Have your say in the comments section: Have you bought any Michael Jackson music in the past week?