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Thanks to the late superstar, Sony Music nabs seven of the Top 10.
JACKSON'S NUMBER ONES IS #1
Maxwell Bows at #2, Hannah Montana #3 and All Time Low #9, But Michael Jackson Continues His Reign with five of the Top 10, 10 of Top 50
Michael Jackson may still be dead, but the record biz he left behind is alive and kicking.

The King of Pop reigns supreme once again, with five of the Top 10 and 10 of the Top 50, including the Jackson 5’s Ultimate Collection on Motown at #13.

Epic’s Number Ones collection leads the way, with a total of 333k, just enough to top Columbia Records soul man Maxwell’s BLACKsummers’night, his first album in eight years, which bows at #2, with a robust 311k, a real triumph for Steve Barnett and his label team.

The other Jackson titles in the Top 10 include Thriller (#3), Essential (#5), Off the Wall (#7) and Bad (#8), with Ultimate Collection (#13), HIStory Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (#28), Invincible (#41) and HIStory—Past Present & Future (#43) all scoring in the Top 50.

Thriller is up 32%, Essential 9%, Off the Wall 104%, Bad 321% and Dangerous 160%, while Jackson 5’s Ultimate Collection, HIStory Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, Invincible and History—Past, Present & Future all enter the Top 50 for the first time.

Disney’s Hannah Montana 3 soundtrack to the TV show bows at #4 and Hopeless’ indie-emo-rockers All Time Low debuts at #9 alongside holdovers such as Sony Music’s Now 31 and Interscope’s Black Eyes Peas (#10).

Thanks to the late superstar, Sony Music nabs seven of the Top 10.

Other chart newcomers include Interscope party rappers LMFAO (#42), Metal Blade’s Job for a Cowboy (#46) and a re-entry for Big Machine’s self-titled Taylor Swift debut.

Hitting the streets this week are the new one from 19/RCA/RMG’s Daughtry, as well as Third Man’s The Dead Weather, Capitol’s Twista and Kedar/Fontana’s Joe. The following week (7/21), look for 19/Jive/JLG’s Jordin Sparks and Hollywood’s Demi Lovato.

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