The Michael Jackson Chart Watch

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It was mentioned in the Xscape chart watch thread that maybe it would be good to open a general MJ chart watch thread. So here it is.

Like said MJ's catalog albums are back on Billboard 200 after the Christmas season:

1/17/15 Billboard 200


79 100 – 231 Thriller, Michael Jackson 29xP
120 120 171 196 Number Ones, Michael Jackson 4xP
 

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respect77;4067946 said:
It was mentioned in the Xscape chart watch thread that maybe it would be good to open a general MJ chart watch thread. So here it is.

Like said MJ's catalog albums are back on Billboard 200 after the Christmas season:

1/17/15 Billboard 200


79 100 – 231 Thriller, Michael Jackson 29xP
120 120 171 196 Number Ones, Michael Jackson 4xP




Top Catalog Albums

7 (13) 310 Thriller - Michael Jackson

29 (24) 280 Number Ones - Michael Jackson


Vinyl Albums

25 (RE) 2 Thriller - Michael Jackson


Music Video Sales

5 (2) 14 Motown 25: Yesterday - Today - Forever (3DVD) - Various Artists


Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

45 (35) 34 Xscape - Michael jackson


Top R&B Hip-Hop Catalog Albums

2 (2) 685 Thriller - Michael Jackson

5 (3) 423 Number Ones - Michael Jackson

8 (9) 299 The Essential - Michael Jackson

19 (20) 258 Bad - Michael Jackson
 

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AUSTRIA

Top 100 Albums


#41 (RE) Number Ones : 15 Wks




IRELAND

Top 100 Albums

#48 (33) Number Ones 199 Wks




SWITZERLAND

Top 100 Albums

#18 (RE) Number Ones 31 Wks Gold


Thanks Dancingmachine84 Ukmix.org
 

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Some stats from Spotify

Michael's Top 5 songs

1. Billie Jean 70,615,384 spins
2. Man in the Mirror 49,384,230
3. Beat It 45,539,880
4. Love Never Felt So Good (feat. Justin Timberlake) 25,138,793
5. They Don't Care About Us 24,063,425

His account is currently followed by 1,619,378 people. The way I see it only current artists tend to have more followers. As a comparation some of Michael's peers (some of whom are still active):

Madonna 788,476 (Top song: Like A Prayer 16,165,911 spins)
Elvis Presley 707,445 (Top song: Suspicious Minds 22,440,707)
The Beatles 555,944 (Top song: Ain't She Sweet 2,722,709 - note: a lot of the Beatles's songs is not on Spotify)
Prince 259,061 (Top song: When Doves Cry 9,759,272)
Janet Jackson 117,634 (Top song: That's The Way Love Goes 6,519,163)
Queen 1,444,119 (Top song: Bohemian Rhapsody 61,970,266)
Freddie Mercury 30,420 (Top song: Living On My Own 2,700,339)
Bob Marley 1,132,970 (Top song: Three Little Birds 32,476,728)
Stevie Wonder 464,627 (Top song: Superstition 32,849,144)
David Bowie 688,549 (Top song: Under Pressure 17,864,566)
Mariah Carey 580,934 (Top song: All I Want For Christmas Is You 60,762,424)
Whitney Houston 475,667 (Top song: I Will Always Love You 33,235,505)
Marvin Gaye 325,517 (Top song: Ain't No Mountaing High Enough 30,625,796)
George Michael 176,400 (Top song: Careless Whisper 16,609,638)
Bon Jovi 579,570 (Top song: Livin' On A Prayer 44,570,295)
Guns N' Roses 837,562 (Top song: Sweet Child O' Mine 43,380,720)
Metallica 985,561 (Top song: Enter Sandman 29,739,216)
Led Zeppelin 633,490 (Top song: Stariway To Heaven 14,526,736)
Pink Floyd 730,751 (Top song: Wish You Were Here 22,503,421)
Nirvana 1,108,196 (Top song: Smells Like Teen Spirit 74,501,773)
Bruce Springsteen 773,759 (Top song: Dancing in the Dark 24,735,093)
John Lennon 126,921 (Top song: Happy Xmas (War Is Over) 11,342,341)
Genesis 168,776 (Top Song: Invisible Touch 8,464,831)
U2 864,229 (Top song: With or Without You 52,264,130)
Bryan Adams 294,974 (Top song: Summer of '69 29,126,693)
Elton John 469,113 (Top song: Your song 34,125,365)
Radiohead 948,268 (Top song: Creep 51,187,551)
Sting 299,870 (Top song: Fields of Gold 24,803,554)
Rolling Stones 1,005,728 (Top song: Sympathy for the Devil 33,960,663)
Eagles 152,435 (Top song: Hotel California 21,275,073)
Bob Dylan 632,540 (Top song: Like a Rolling Stone 23,579,901)
Aretha Franklin 239,579 (Top song: Respect 25,789,321)

Additionally

Jackson5 134,364 (Top song: I Want You Back 29,621,750)
Jacksons 30,420 (Top song: Blame It on the Boogie 15,240,796)

Some currently hip artists have more followers but even some of the current top artists have less than MJ:


Bruno Mars 2,765,495
Taylor Swift 2,453,431
Beyoncé 2,405,218
Adele 2,394,979
Justin Bieber 2,333,017
Usher 2,149,985

Justin Timberlake 1,310,325
Lady Gaga 1,252,119
Sam Smith 893,494

So I think it's pretty good for MJ. Keep it growing MJFam!
 
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Billboard 200

115 (98) 122 The Essential Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson

138 (117) 223 Thriller - Michael Jackson


Top R&B Hip-Hop Catalog Albums

4 (6) 687 Thriller - Michael Jackson

10 (7) 301 The Essential Michael Jackson - Michael jackson

12 (9) 425 Number Ones - Michael Jackson

Music Video Sales

7 (8) 16 Motown 25: Yesterday -Today - forever - various artists

8 (9) 16 Motown 25: Yesterday - Today - Forever 3DVD - various artists
 
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this should be s sticky thread shoudn't it??
 

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2/7 Billboard 200

97 138 117 234 Thriller, Michael Jackson 29xP
147 Re-Entry 197 Number Ones, Michael Jackson 4xP


R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Albums

1 4 688 Thriller - Michael Jackson
8 12 426 Number Ones - Michael Jackson
12 10 302 The Essential Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson
 

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FRANCE

TOP 250 Albums
130 (131) Number Ones
131 (119) Thriller
241 ( RE) Bad

Top 100 Catalouge Albums
17 (20) Number Ones
21 (21) Thriller
60 (79) Bad

2/21 Billboard 200

158 Re-Entry 235 Thriller, Michael Jackson 29xP
170 90 147 199 Number Ones, Michael Jackson 4xP

Thanks Erika 23.
 

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Hey, I have a question. Did that viral video of lady trying to induce a labour while dancing to Thriller make Thriller to chart:D
 

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This week's Billboard 200

2/28 Billboard 200

160 170 90 200 Number Ones, Michael Jackson 4xP
162 158 – 236 Thriller, Michael Jackson 29xP

Thanks Erika23.
 

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I wonder how much long Thriller is going to be on 29xP or isn't time to certify it 30xP?
 

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I think it's long passed the 30 million mark. But it's up to the record label to ask for an update in the certification.
 

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OFFICIAL CHARTS COMPANY (UK)
MOST SUCCESSFUL UK CHART ACTS
AS OF 19TH FEBRUARY, 2015


Calculated by the amount of weeks on the chart for both Singles and Albums combined. One point is gained for each week an album/or single appears in the Top 75:

1. Elvis – 2636 weeks (1302 weeks for singles) (1334 weeks for albums)
2. Cliff Richard – 2033 weeks (1177 weeks for singles) (856 weeks for albums)
3. Michael Jackson – 1906 weeks (686 weeks for singles) (1220 weeks for albums)
4. The Beatles – 1832 (461 weeks for singles) (1371 weeks for albums)
5. Queen – 1823 weeks (439 weeks for singles) (1384 weeks for albums)
6. Madonna – 1822 (736 weeks for singles) (1086 weeks for albums)
7. Elton John – 1670 weeks (649 weeks for singles) (1021 weeks for albums)
8. Rod Stewart – 1590 weeks (476 weeks for singles) (1114 weeks for albums)
9. U2 – 1445 weeks (363 weeks for singles) (1082 weeks for albums)
10. David Bowie – 1419 weeks (459 weeks for singles) (960 weeks for albums)

Thanks Pierpinto
 

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Respect, I tried to find the original article or post from OFFICIAL CHARTS COMPANY but couldn't find it?
 

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There is no "article". It's from this chart geek's forum where they make all kind of calculations etc: http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=63110&p=5508681

Hence: "Thanks Pierpinto"

This bit threw me off the rails
OFFICIAL CHARTS COMPANY (UK)
MOST SUCCESSFUL UK CHART ACTS
AS OF 19TH FEBRUARY, 2015

There is an Official Charts Company in UK (http://www.officialcharts.com/home/)
so I thought that came from them, which would have made that list "Official", but as that list comes from Pierpinto, it is not "official" in a sense, and I don't think it is ok to use Official Charts Company in the headline:-( It is kind of misleading, but ok, I know now it is from Pierpinto's own "official" chart.
 

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I guess it just means he took the data from the official charts. He explained his calculation method:

Calculated by the amount of weeks on the chart for both Singles and Albums combined. One point is gained for each week an album/or single appears in the Top 75:
 

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BEST SELLING ALBUMS OF THE 80'S

01 Michael Jackson ' Thriller' (Epic 1983) 67 million
02 AC/DC 'Back In Black' (Alantic 1980) 34 million
03 Michael Jackson 'Bad' (Epic 1987) 33 million
04 Bob Marley & The Wailers 'Legend' (Island 1984) 32 million
05 Guns n' Roses 'Appetite For Destruction' (Geffen 1988) 29 million
06 Dire Straits 'Brothers In Arms' (Warner 1985) 29 million
07 Bruce Springsteen 'Born In The USA' (Columbia 1984) 29 million
08 Soundtrack 'Dirty Dancing' (RCA 1987) 28 million
09 U2 ' The Joshua Tree' (Island 1987) 28 million
10 Queen 'Greatest Hits' (Elektra-EMI 1981) 28 Million

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=299303286810530
 

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BEST SELLING ALBUMS OF THE 80'S

01 Michael Jackson ' Thriller' (Epic 1983) 67 million
02 AC/DC 'Back In Black' (Alantic 1980) 34 million
03 Michael Jackson 'Bad' (Epic 1987) 33 million
04 Bob Marley & The Wailers 'Legend' (Island 1984) 32 million
05 Guns n' Roses 'Appetite For Destruction' (Geffen 1988) 29 million
06 Dire Straits 'Brothers In Arms' (Warner 1985) 29 million
07 Bruce Springsteen 'Born In The USA' (Columbia 1984) 29 million
08 Soundtrack 'Dirty Dancing' (RCA 1987) 28 million
09 U2 ' The Joshua Tree' (Island 1987) 28 million
10 Queen 'Greatest Hits' (Elektra-EMI 1981) 28 Million

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=299303286810530

Are these numbers official?? - And if so, why are Thriller and BAD not certified better?

ALSO - if Thriller had already sold 67 million copies in 1990. - then it seems realistic that Thriller has now sold (25 years later!) around 100 million copies. - In 1990 many propably still had Thriller on MC (tape) or LP - they have maybe bought a CD version later, and maybe also 2001 special edition and T25.
 

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^ These are global numbers which are never "official" the same way as RIAA certifications are considered "official". There is no official certification for global sales, they are simply counted together from single national sales numbers.

And these are not the sales for 1990, these are the sales for now.
 

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Number Ones re entered UK album charts at 94.
 
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