Michael Jackson’s augmented 25th anniversary reissue of “Thriller” (Legacy/Epic) enters in pole position on Billboard’s European Top 100 Albums chart. Meanwhile on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, “Apologize” (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) by Timbaland presents One Republic starts a 14th week at No. 1.
The Jackson album makes one No. 1 start, in France, but also climbs 21-1 and 14-1 in the Belgian regions of Flanders and Wallony respectively. It’s in at No. 2 in Germany, Switzerland, Holland and Norway; No. 3 in the United Kingdom (on sales of 41,000), Portugal and Denmark; No. 4 in Spain; No. 5 in Austria and Ireland and No. 6 in Italy.