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Jackson’s catalog albums also showed double-digit gains, with Number Ones (#13) up 24%, Thriller (#38-29) 39% and Essential (#41-36) 30%.
THIS IS HIT!!
Creed, TSO, Rod Stewart, Sting, Jack Johnson All Bow in Top 10
Michael Jackson still has some pretty nifty dance moves.

The late King of Pop earns himself a rare double-play by topping both the movie box office tally and the HITS Album sales chart, as This Is It moonwalks to #1 with a total of 379k.

Jackson tops Big Machine’s Taylor Swift, whose deluxe edition of Fearless, with six new tracks, moves #7-2, +230% for 111k and a cumulative total north of 4.1m. Not bad for a teenager. And that total could rise considerably after her expected Grammy nominations next month.

Wind-up comeback rockers Creed come Full Circle with a #3 debut, followed by new chart entries from Lava/Atlantic’s holiday perennials Trans-Siberian Orchestra (#4), J Records/RMG’s Rod Stewart Soulbook (#5), Deutsche Grammophon’s Sting If on a Winter’s Night collection (#6) and Brushfire/Universal Republic’s Jack Johnson live acoustic set, En Concert (#10).

Reprise’s Michael Buble (#7), Chop Shop/Atlantic’s Twilight Saga: The New Moon (#8) and Curb’s Tim McGraw (#9) are the Top 10 holdovers.

Other Top 50 newcomers include Strange Music’s Tech N9ne (#14), Anti’s Swell Season (#16), Hollywood’s Atreyu (#17), Interscope’s Wolfmother (#18), Columbia’s Train (#19), E1 Entertainment’s Brian McKnight (#20), Sire’s Tegan & Sara (#22), Victory’s Between the Buried & Me (#44) and Def Jam/IDJ’s Triple C’s (#47).

Jackson’s catalog albums also showed double-digit gains, with Number Ones (#13) up 24%, Thriller (#38-29) 39% and Essential (#41-36) 30%.

Aside from Swift and Jackson, Interscope’s Lady Gaga (#24, +3%) and Kiss RecordsKiss (#25, +2%) also showed sales gains.

Topping this week’s releases is 19/Arista Nashville country superstar Carrie Underwood, with Columbia’s Glee soundtrack, Sony Music’s Now 32, Interscope’s Weezer, RCA/RMG’s Foo Fighters and DGC’s Nirvana Live at Reading CD/DVD also on tap. The following week (11/10), it’s Bon Jovi and the Nov. 17 line-up includes Norah Jones, 50 Cent, John Mayer, Idol winner Kris Allen and Leona Lewis.

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