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Last Updated: Monday June 29 2009 05:37 GMT

Jackson is number one in chart

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson is number one in the UK album chart and made six new entries in the singles top 40, following his death last Thursday.

Greatest hits album Number Ones leapt from 121 and four other Jackson albums also made a reappearance in the top 20.

And loads of stars paid tribute to the singer on Sunday night, at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards in Los Angeles.

Michael's sister Janet spoke to thanks fans for their support.

Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson thanked fans

"My entire family wanted to be here tonight, but it was just too painful, so they elected me to be here," she said.

Six years

It's six years since the Michael Jackson last scored a number one, and in the past few days there's been a massive leap in sales of his songs.

In total, 11 Michael Jackson or Jackson Five albums featured in the top 200.

Over in the singles chart Man in the Mirror re-entered the charts at number 11, nearly 20 years after its original release.

Billie Jean, another Jackson hit, shot to 25, Smooth Criminal to 28, Beat It reached 30 and Earth Song charted at number 38.

Although Michael Jackson was the big chart story this week, the number one selling single went to La Roux's new entry, Bulletproof.