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‘MICHAEL’ Fails to Top the Billboard 200 Chart

The much-buzzed about Michael Jackson's first posthumous album, "Michael," failed to top the Billboard album charts.

“Michael” sold 228,000 copies on its first week which is good for third place on the Billboard 200 chart for the week of January 1, 2011. Although the album did much better worldwide, selling 3 million copies while topping the charts in Germany, Italy, Sweden and the Netherlands.

The posthumous album was bested by two female artists, Taylor Swift and Susan Boyle.

Taylor Swift returned to the No. 1 slot on the U.S. pop album chart on Wednesday, nudging reigning champ Susan Boyle down to No. 2.

Swift’s “Speak Now” sold 259,000 copies during the week ended December 19, it’s third nonconsecutive week at no. 1. The album has now sold 2.6 million units making it this year’s 3rd best-selling album overall behind Eminem‘s “Recovery” with 3.2 million and Lady Antebellum‘s “Need You Now” with 3 million.

Susan Boyle‘s “The Gift” settled for second place this week with 254,000 copies sold and a six week-total of 1.6 million.

Here is the list of Top 10 Best-selling Albums for the week of January 1, 2011:

1. Speak Now – Taylor Swift
2. The Gift – Susan Boyle
3. MICHAEL – Michael Jackson
4. O Holy Night – Jackie Evancho
5. Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album – Glee Cast
6. Love Letter – R Kelly
7. Last Train to Paris – Diddy – Dirty Money
8. Pink Friday – Nicki Minaj
9. Born Free – Kid Rock
10. Glee: The Music Vol. 4 – Glee Cast

Source: Billboard

8 Comments on ‘MICHAEL’ Fails to Top the Billboard 200 Chart

  1. grabe,patay na nga yung tao, sisiraan pa. FYI, hindi po totoo na phedophile xa. Pls read d news

  2. dalawang album ng glee pasok rin sa top ten..congrats glee!!

  3. galit sa talangka // December 26, 2010 at 4:33 am //

    partida patay na si mj pero hataw pa rin ang sales..pero balita ko ayaw ng fans nila sa sony????

  4. to #4 i agree with you..magaganda ang bagong songs ni taylor..especially yung speak now and mean..

  5. Go taylor swift! Super love the album ‘Speak Now’. LAhat ng songs original, bago at magaganda. No doubt malalampasan nito ang last album niyang fearless. go taylor, you’re giving us fantastic music. Ganda ng story of us na song………

  6. Kathy Mann // December 25, 2010 at 3:58 am //

    The reason the album “Michael” didn’t reach the #1 spot in the United States is becuase the true Michael Jackson fans are boycotting Sony.

  7. flop. wag na bigyan ng importansya yan . patay na yang phedophile na yan. ewwwwwwwwwww

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