Michael Jackson's sudden death last week meant an astonishing rise in album sales and airplay for the late singer. This week, Jackson has 9 albums entering the Top Pop Catalog albums chart, according to Billboard; a new record. Leading the pack is his, Number Ones compilation which tops the chart with sales of 108,000. Following in the 2 and 3 slots are, The Essential Michael Jackson compilation and, Thriller, both with sales around 100,000. With combined sales of 422,000, other Jackson albums to re-enter the chart are Off the Wall (#4) Bad (#6) Dangerous (#7) HIStory Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (#9). Also on the chart is the Jackson 5 compilation, The Ultimate Collection.
On the singles side of things; Billboard's rule about the charts staying current means that Jackson's singles haven't charted on the Hot 100, but on the Hot Digital Songs chart and the Recurrent Airplay instead, the top tens as follows:
1. "Rock With You"
3. "Man In the Mirror"
7. "The Way You Make Me Feel"
Hot Digital Songs:
3. "Man In the Mirror"
4. "Billie Jean"
6. "The Way Your Make Me Feel"
9. "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
Over on the Bilboard Hot 100...
1. I Got a Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
2. Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas replace themselves this week with "I Got a Feeling" which despite the MJ buying frenzy, still managed receive an increase in digital sales. It ends their 12th week run with "Boom Boom Pow." The last artist to replace themselves on the Hot 100 was T.I. with "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna and "Whatever You Like" last year.
5. LoveGame - Lady GaGa
Lady GaGa begins to rise again after staying bulleted at #6 last week with "LoveGame" this will surely be a hit in the forthcoming weeks.
9. New Divide - Linkin' Park
10. Waking Up In Vegas - Katy Perry
I finalle checked out this song on MTV last week and I love it! This week Likin' Park's "New Divide" makes a massive 21 spot jump back into the top 10 -- after it's debut inside the top 10 5 weeks ago. I can't wait to watch the new Transformers movie this weekend. Another song making its re-entery into the top 10 is Katy Perry's "Waking Up In Vegas."
11. You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" continues to make big leaps up the chart, I think this could land in the top 10 next week. It's already surpassed its peak position, #12 which was set over 9 weeks ago.
24. D.O.A. (Death to Autotune) - Jay-Z
Jay-Z returns to the charts once again with his latest single "D.O.A. (Death to Autotunne)" a bid to bring back "real" music. I can't wait to get this on my iPod, I checked out this week and it's a fantastic song, I need to have his album like now. "D.O.A." debuts at #24; this weeks top debut. It's Jay-Z's 13th top 40. He's never been one to score highly on the charts (he normally performs well on the album side of things) his highest charting single is the brilliant "03 Bonnie & Clyde" with wifey Beyonce, which peaked at #4.