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Jackson maintains chart dominance

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Michael Jackson scored five albums in the top 10

Michael Jackson domination of the UK music charts has continued 10 days after his death, with 13 of his songs among the top 40 best selling singles.

His 1988 track Man in the Mirror climbed from number 11 to two.

But he was held off the top spot by Euro-pop act Cascada who scored their first UK number one with dance track Evacuate The Dancefloor.

Jackson's The Essential rose 19 places to become the number one album and he has four other albums in the top 10.

There has been a huge surge in demand for Jackson's albums and singles following his death more than a week ago.

He nearly doubled his presence in the singles chart after securing seven places in the top 40 last week.

As well as Man in the Mirror, tracks Billie Jean, Thriller, Smooth Criminal and Beat It, all featured in the top 20.

He now equals Belfast singer Ruby Murray's record for the most singles in the top 20 in the same week which was set back in March 1955.

1 Evacuate the Dancefloor - Cascada
2 Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson
3 Bulletproof - La Roux
4 When Loves Takes Over - David Guetta ft Kelly Rowland
5 Paparazzi - Lady GaGa
Source: Official Charts Company

Jackson also secured five records in the top 10 of the album chart, with eight records in total in the top 40.

It was a good week for UK duo La Roux - after topping the single's chart with Bulletproof last week, their self-titled album debuted at number two in the album chart.

The record was the biggest first week sale for a debut album so far this year, according to the Official Charts Company.

Interest in Jackson's work is expected to swell even further ahead of the star's memorial on Tuesday.

Fans who took part in an online draw to attend the service were set to find out on Sunday if they had won one of 17,500 tickets avaiable.

More than 1.6m people signed up for the chance to be at the ceremony being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.


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