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July 24, 2005

The Essential Michael Jackson Hits No.1 & No.2 in UK Charts

THE ESSENTIAL MICHAEL JACKSON - Number 1 - Top 40 R&B Albums - July 24, 2005


THE ESSENTIAL MICHAEL JACKSON - Number 2 - Top 40 Albums - July 24, 2005


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June 26, 2005

Special Report: Jackson Catalog Sales Up 138% In USA

Great news for Michael Jackson as four titles in his catalog make a dent on this week's Billboard charts. However, that's not the only good news to report as ten titles in his catalog each post a 100%+ sales increase. Cumulatively, Jackson's Top 12 sellers jumped 138% in sales shifting 27,166 units last week (up from 11,397 units sold the week before.)

Spending it's 27th week on the album charts, the artist's platinum eligible Number Ones album posted a 138% increase selling 8,660 units. That figure was good enough to land Jackson back on the Billboard 200 @ #134 and Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart @ #49.

Meanwhile, over on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Chart, Jackson also made significant strides as his Thriller opus made a 141% increase moving into the Top 5 selling almost 6,000 units last week. Also making it's re-entry into the Top 20, Jackson's Greatest Hits - HIStory Volume I posted a 190% increase selling over 3,000 units. Billboard's Top Pop Catalog Chart similarily bore good news for Jackson as Thriller and Greatest Hits - HIStory Volume I each re-entered the Top 50 respectively.

On this week's Billboard Comprehensive Music Videos Chart, Jackson's Number Ones DVD also made a healthy climb moving up from #19 to #13. The triple platinum DVD made a whopping 108% increase selling almost 5,000 copies last week.

The United States wasn't the only territory to see a surge in Jackson catalog sales as Number Ones and Thriller each re-entered the UK Top 200 Album Chart.

Furthermore, based on mid week sales reports, Number Ones looks set to crack next week's UK Top 50 Album Chart while Off The Wall, Thriller, Bad, and Dangerous could also see similar chart gains since retailer HMV is offering a special promotion on these Jackson titles.

Ireland, Canada, and Australia also got into the Jackon action last week as Number Ones along with other albums made significant gains.

For the complete rundown, see chart information below.


Neilsen SoundScan Sales For The Week Ending June 19th, 2005
Billboard Issue Date: July 2nd, 2005.

Rank, Title, Sales This Week, Sales Last Week, +/- percentage

MICHAEL JACKSON - 27,166 units
(Does not include sales for The Ultimate Collection (4 CD/1 DVD), single sales, certain music DVD titles like The One, Dangerous: The Short Films, etc., material recorded with The Jacksons, and Motown era solo and Jackson 5 albums.)

1. Number Ones: 8,660 (3,631) (+139%) (#134 on Billboard 200, #49 on Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart, 27 weeks on the chart.)

2. Thriller (Special Edition): 5,839 (2,423) (+141%) (Top 5 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Chart and Top 30 on the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Chart.)

3. Number Ones (Video): 4,785 (2,300) (+108%) (#13 on the Billboard Comprehensive Music Videos Chart, 65 weeks on the chart.)

4. Greatest Hits: HIStory Vol. 1: 3,064 (1,057) (+190%)

5. Off the Wall (Special Edition): 1,603 (619) (+159%)

6. Greatest Hits: HIStory (Video): 719 (327) (+120%)

7. Bad (Special Edition): 704 (238) (195%)

8. HIStory on Film- Vol. 2 (Video): 615 (314) (+96%)

9. Dangerous (Special Edition): 494 (206) (+140%)

10. HIStory: Past, Present, and Future, Book I (2-CD): 344 (123) (+180%)

11. Invincible: 271 (124) (+119%)

12. Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix: 68 (35) (+94%)

USA Articles
Michael Jackson Ponders Next Career Move

By Michael Paoletta, Billboard
Fri Jun 17,10:49 PM ET


The trial's profile seems to have given Jackson's music a boost, at least in the short term. According to Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, total Jackson spins went from 197 the day before the verdict to 1,171 the day of, an increase of more than 500 percent. Jackson's audience reach jumped from 716,000 to a whopping 18.8 million, with "Beat It" and "Billie Jean" getting the most airplay.

Similarly, some retailers report a spike in Jackson catalog sales. "I started to run out immediately," says Skippy White, owner of Boston-based chain Skippy White's, of the post-verdict reaction. "He has a lot of fans, and this news is bringing them into the stores."

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Mediabase 24/7 Tracks Michael Jackson Airplay

Tuesday June 21, 9:00 am ET

LOS ANGELES, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Mediabase 24/7, the industry's number one source for monitored airplay, Michael Jackson airplay increased dramatically after the "not guilty" verdict on Monday, June 13. For the three days leading up to the verdict, June 10-12, Jackson airplay from his solo career and "The Jackson 5" totaled 1,043 plays on Mediabase's 1,528 monitored radio stations. The number of spins nearly tripled to a total of 3,013 from June 10-15.

According to Mediabase 24/7, the top 10 most played tracks were as follows: 1) "Billie Jean," 2) "Beat It," 3) "Rock With You," 4) "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," 5) "Thriller," 6) "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'," 7) "Bad," 8) "P.Y.T." (Pretty Young Thing), 9) "The Way You Make Me Feel" and 10) "Smooth Criminal."

"There was an absolute spike in airplay subsequent to the reading of the verdict," commented Mediabase 24/7 President Rich Meyer. "Only time will tell whether the increased airplay will be sustained."

In addition to providing vital airplay information to the music industry, Mediabase 24/7, a division of Premiere Radio Networks, provides research to more than 1,650 affiliate radio stations in the U.S. and Canada on a barter subscription basis. Mediabase monitors more than 1,700 radio stations in 175 U.S. and Canadian markets. In 2001, Mediabase joined efforts with Radio & Records and others to present Music Information Systems (M.I.S.) delivering the most innovative airplay monitoring resource in the industry.

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Number Ones - UK Top 200 Album Chart
Week #69 (19/06/05): #107 (Re-Entry)

Thriller - UK Top 200 Album Chart
Week #115 (19/06/05): #191 (Re-Entry)


Number Ones - Top 75 Albums
Week #34 (26/06/04): #57 (Re-Entry)


Number Ones - ARIA 40 Urban Albums
Week #82 (19/06/05): #26

Number Ones - ARIA Top 40 Music DVD Chart
Week #75 (19/06/05): #32 (Re-Entry)


Thriller - The National Top 100 R&B Albums
Week #20 (23/06/05): #33

Number Ones - The National Top 100 R&B Albums
Week #79 (23/06/05): #40

Greatest Hits - HIStory Volume I - The National Top 100 R&B Albums
(23/06/05): #95

Source: MJJF/eMJey