Billboard Magazine celebrates all things Michael Jackson

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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Featured Album - Michael Mayo - Bones
Choice Cut - Ascendant feat. Angela Johnson - "It's Not Over"
Song of the Month - Ty Causey feat. Monet Cherise - "U-Turn"
Album of the Month - Derrick "Doc" Pearson - A Family Man

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