Michael Jackson dominates the UK chart

He scores album number one and almost a quarter of entire top 200 single countdown

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Michael Jackson's untimely death on Thursday has sparked an unparalled sales surge and sees the late king of pop dominate both the UK single and album charts tonight (June 28).

Jackson’s greatest hits album 'Number Ones' is number one. He has another four albums in the Top 20. A total of seven Jackson albums are in this week’s Top 75. A total of 11 Michael Jackson or Jackson 5 albums are in this week’s Top 200. All but two of the albums are new entries.

On the singles chart, the response to the death is equally as telling. A staggering 43 out of the top 200 singles feature Michael Jackson. The highest Jackson entry is 'Man In The Mirror' at number 11. There are a total of five Jackson singles in the Top 30 and 20 in the Top 75.

In total Michael Jackson accounts for over 300,000 record sales (across singles and albums) in just two days this week.

The figures eclipse the news that La Roux has scored a number one single. The Londoner's 'Bulletproof' sits at the summit besting the number two she hit earlier in the year with 'In For The Kill'.

Michael Jackson Top 75 Official Albums Chart entries (according to The Official Charts Company)

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)


Michael Jackson Top 75 Official Singles Chart entries (new entries, except where stated):

11. 'Man In The Mirror'
23. 'Thriller' (last week 193)
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' [The Jackson 5]
57. 'Bad'
58. 'Ben'
65. 'ABC' [Jackson 5]
67. 'They Don't Care About Us'
71. 'I'll Be There' [The Jackson 5]
72. 'Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
73. 'Rock With You'
75. 'Blame It On The Boogie (The Jacksons)









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