Michael Jackson albums to dominate US Billboard chart

Late singer set to feature in top nine-selling album slots

Michael Jackson is set to dominate the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart in the USA, with Jackson-related releases currently occupying the top nine album sales positions in the chart run-down.

The official chart is set to be announced later today (July 1), with eight Jackson albums and a Jackson 5 compilation set to make up the top nine places.

The singer’s compilation album ‘Number Ones’ is expected to bag the top spot, having sold around 108,000 copies since his death on Thursday (June 25). ‘The Essential Michael Jackson’ compilation and his seminal 1982 album ‘Thriller’ are expected to make up the second and third chart places respectively.

The only non-Jackson related release expected to make the Top Ten in the chart is a reissue of the ‘Woodstock’ film soundtrack.

Jackson‘s solo albums have sold a collective total in excess of 415,000 copies in the USA since the singer’s death.

In the UK Jackson’s song ‘Man In The Mirror’ is battling with La Roux’s new single ‘Bulletproof’ for the Number One slot on Sunday (July 5).

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