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The Black Keys top Michael Jackson for No. 1 spot on Billboard chart

By Kyle Johnson,

The Black Keys managed to beat out Michael Jackson for the top spot on the Billboard 200, scoring their first No. 1 album.

Their latest album Turn Blue sold 164,000 copies for the week ending May 18, according to Nielsen SoundScan numbers, reports Billboard. Michael Jackson's Xscape wasn't that far behind with 157,000 copies sold.

The Black Keys' track "Fever" also secured the top spot for both the Rock Airplay and Alternative Airplay charts as well.

Turn Blue is the duo's first No. 1 album and an improvement upon 2011's El Camino, which debuted in the second spot, but sold a lot more than Turn Blue, with 206,000 copies. While Turn Blue is the Black Keys' third top 10 album, Xscape was Jackson's 10th.

Now 50 dropped three spots to No. 3 with 82,000 copies sold and the Frozen soundtrack dipped to the fourth spot with 73,000 in sales.
The No. 5 spot was taken by Rascal Flatts' Rewind, which sold 61,000 copies. The country group has now scored nine top 10 albums.

Now 50's second week of sales is a 47 percent drop from the week ending May 11, where the compilation album debuted at the No. 1 spot with 153,000 copies sold.

Two weeks ago also saw the end of Frozen's dominance after only 99,000 in sales. It wouldn't necessarily be wise to count out the soundtrack after it lasted 13 nonconsecutive weeks at the top spot.

 
 

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