Michael Jackson’s ‘Xscape’ Debuts at No. 2


Michael Jackson Xscape Deluxe

Five years after his death, Michael Jackson has returned to the top of the charts with his posthumous album Xscape.

The project sold 157,000 copies and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Xscape, which features “contemporized” production from Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, and Stargate, becomes Jackson’s tenth top 10. His 2010 posthumous album Michael debuted at No. 3 with 228,000.

The lead single, “Love Never Felt So Good” featuring Justin Timberlake, became his 28th top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 when it debuted at No. 20.

The Black Keys took the top spot from the King of Pop with their album Turn Blue, which sold 164,000 copies.


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