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Michael Jackson back on top with posthumous album Xscape

By Jennifer Cockerell

Michael Jackson rules the charts once again, nearly five years after he died.

Xscape, the second posthumous album of previously unreleased tracks by the late star, has gone straight to the top of the album chart, shunting last week's number one, Sheezus by Lily Allen, off the top spot.

The album features eight previously unavailable songs recorded between 1983 and 1999, which have been given extra sparkle by well-known producers.

Jackson died in June 2009.

In the singles chart, Rita Ora's new release, I Will Never Let You Down, debuted at number one while "bearded lady" drag artist Conchita Wurst was straight in at number 17 with Rise Like A Phoenix, fresh from his success at the Eurovision Song Contest.

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