King of Pop Still Reigns on Charts

Album sales up 90% from first week
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2009 1:07 PM CDT
A customer at a record store in London picks up a copy of a Michael Jackson album on Friday, June 26, 2009.   (AP Photo/Simon Dawson)
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(Newser) – Michael Jackson is still dominating the Billboard charts, with his solo albums selling 800,000 copies in the first full week after his death and 2.2 million songs downloaded. His Number Ones collection is the top-selling album in the US as well as No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Comprehensive Albums chart, with Thriller coming in second.

Jackson also holds all of the top 10 spots on the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart, and five of the top 10 on the Hot Digital Songs chart. “Man in the Mirror” is his top digital download this week, second overall behind the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling.”