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- Posted on Jun 29th 2009 3:15PM by Stephen Dowling
It only took two days for the best-of compilation 'Number Ones' to catapult its way to pole position. Prior to Jackson's death it was at No. 121 in the week's chart.
Four more of Jackson's albums made it into the Top 20, the U.K.'s Official Charts Company said.
'Thriller' jumped from No. 179 to No. Seven, 'King of Pop' made it to 14, 'Off the Wall' followed a few places behind at 17 and 'The Essential Michael Jackson' came in at No. 20.
More than 300,000 Michael Jackson records -- albums and singles -- were sold in just two days.
The singles chart saw 43 -- nearly a quarter -- of the Top 200 taken up by Jackson or Jackson 5 songs. Due to the size of Jackson's catalogue, no one song raced away with the bulk of sales, so he was denied a chart-topping singles prize as well. 'Man In the Mirror' charted the highest, reaching No. 11.
With a full week of sales in progress, and the tributes still pouring in, the chances of another Jackson chart-topper seems a safe bet.