This Is It Album To Top The Charts

The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack soared into the charts with records sales of 153,000 that landed New Moon at the number one spot. The question is: can it maintain its position now that Jackson's This is It has hit the theaters and the racks?

This is It soundtrackThe companion album to This is It, which goes by the same name, was released this Monday and offers 14 classic Jackson hits, including Billie Jean, Beat It, You Gotta Be Starting Something and I'll Be There.

Fans can also expect a spoken word track called Planet Earth, three demos and, of course, Jackson's title track.

Sales projections are ranging between 300,000 and 350,000, which means the album will likely dethrone New Moon and put MJ back on top -- right where we're used to seeing him!

The King of Pop has five chart-topping albums to his name already and his sales have seen a massive boost since his death. Number Ones flew off the shelves, making it the best selling album this year, while Thriller and The Essential Michael Jackson also made the Top 20.

For all this post posthumous success, however, it turns out Jackson is not the highest earning dead celeb. According to Forbes, Yves Saint Laurent takes that honor.

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Comments on "Michael Jackson set to jump New Moon"

Sia November 04, 2009 | 9:13 AM

I loved the New Moon soundtrack and yes people want to watch the movie more then listen to the soundtrack. This is it will knock it back but the New Moon soundtrack will come back up after the movie.

amy November 01, 2009 | 8:29 PM

it will most likely knock the new moon soundtrack down, but no one really cares about the soundtrack they are waiting for the movie.

Taylor October 30, 2009 | 10:39 AM

Michael was the gratest person in the world I love him!!!!!!!

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