Michael Jackson Storms UK Album and Singles Charts

43 singles in the Top 200 following the superstar's sudden death last week

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Michael Jackson‘s music has seen an unprecedented surge in sales since news of his sudden death on Thursday June 25, resulting in his hits collection ‘Number Ones’ taking the top spot in the UK album’s chart on Sunday (June 28).

Seven other Michael Jackson albums have also re-entered the Top 75, including; Thriller, Off The Wall and Bad.

Meanwhile the singles chart has been equally dominated, with an incredible 43 tracks making the Top 200.


Highest placing song is 1988’s No.1 hit “Man In The Mirror” which has re-charted at No.11, with “Thriller” and “Billie Jean” going in at No. 23 and 25 respectively.

Official Charts Company figures report that Michael Jackson’s singles and albums have notched up over 300,000 sales in the UK since Thursday.

However, La Roux has still managed to go straight in at No.1 with new single “Bulletproof”, her album was expected to go in at No.1 next week, but the new explosion in Jackson sales may well eclipse it.


Michael Jackson Top 75 Official Albums Chart entries (June 28, 2009) are:

1. ‘Number Ones’ (up from 121 last week)

7. ‘Thriller’ (up from 121 last week)

14. ‘King Of Pop’ (new entry)

17. ‘Off The Wall’ (new entry)

20. The Essential Michael Jackson (new entry)

45. ‘Thriller 25’ (new entry)

59. ‘Bad’ (new entry)

And the full list of Michael Jackson Top 75 Official Singles Chart entries and placings are:

11. ‘Man In The Mirror’

23. ‘Thriller’

25. ‘Billie Jean’

28. ‘Smooth Criminal’

30. ‘Beat It’

38. ‘Earth Song’

44. ‘You Are Not Alone’

45. ‘Black Or White’

47. ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’

48. ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’

50. ‘Dirty Diana’

55. ‘I Want You Back’ w/ The Jackson 5

57. ‘Bad’

58. ‘Ben’

65. ‘ABC’ w/ Jackson 5

67. ‘They Don’t Care About Us’

71. ‘I’ll Be There’ w/ The Jackson 5

72. ‘Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’

73. ‘Rock With You’

75. ‘Blame It On The Boogie w/The Jacksons

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