Billboard Magazine celebrates all things Michael Jackson

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    This week Billboard magazine does an in depth career retrospective on Michael Jackson, including looks at the top songs and videos of his career. It's a pretty fun ride...

    This week Billboard magazine does an in depth career retrospective on Michael Jackson, including looks at the top songs and videos of his career. It's a pretty fun ride...

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    Michael Jackson's Top 50 Billboard Hits:

    In a career that spanned almost all 50 years of his life, Michael Jackson became a mainstay on the Billboard charts. It was his dominance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100, however, that entered him into the record books: As a solo artist, 13 of his singles went to No. 1 -- the most by a male artist -- and an additional four songs by the Jackson 5 also topped the chart.

    Here, Jackson's top 50 singles are ranked based on a track's performance on the Hot 100. (Nielsen SoundScan started tabulating sales data for Billboard in 1991; as many Jackson songs were released before then, a measurement based on strict sales numbers would be incomplete.) Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. ( http://www.billboard.com/mj50 )

    Michael Jackson's Top 50 Billboard Hits:
    http://www.billboard.com/mj50

    Michael Jackson - The Billboard Cover Story:
    http://www.billboard.com/features/michael-jackson-the-billboard-cover-story-1004098778.story

    Chart Story (deeper explanation/analysis on the chart):
    http://www.billboard.com/news/say-say-say-ranks-as-michael-jackson-s-1004098909.story

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