Monday, August 24, 2009
On July 5, 2009, Michael Jackson's 2005 compilation album The Essential went to number 1 in the UK Album Chart, following a sudden rise in his record sales after his death.
Finally, after a seven week run at the top of the album chart, the compilation, which contains a selection of Michael Jackson's hits, finally fell five places to number 6. The album now at number 1 is Calvin Harris's Ready for the Weekend. The album contains a selection of tracks, such as "I'm Not Alone" and "Ready for the Weekend". Harris hopes to get to number 1 in the UK Singles Chart with the latter.
Calvin Harris also managed to beat rapper Tinchy Stryder's album in the sales battle, with Catch 22 only getting to number 2.
The information is provided from The Official Charts Company and is announced on the BBC Radio 1's Chart Show every Sunday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM BST.
== Sources ==
Rick Fulton. "Dance star Calvin Harris dethrones late King of Pop to claim top slot in album charts" — Daily Record (Scotland), August 24, 2009
"Top 100 Albums Chart" — The Official Charts Company, August 23, 2009