'New' Michael Jackson Single Written In 1983
Singer Michael Jackson performs at the Brit Awards at Earls Court on February 19, 1996 in London, England Getty Images Entertainment

JLS, the British boy band who were runners-up to Alexandra Burke in the fifth series of talent series "The X Factor" last December, scored a No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (19) with their first release, "Beat Again" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). "The Essential Michael Jackson," also on Epic, got a third week atop the album chart.

In a break with the norm for prominent "X Factor" contestants, JLS were signed not to Simon Cowell's Syco Music but elsewhere within SME to Epic, and then supported British R&B singer Lemar on his spring tour. "Beat Again" sold 100,000 units last week, the highest total for a debut single in the U.K. this year, per Official Charts Company data. The track is the tenth No. 1 by an "X Factor" act and is currently second only to Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" (Interscope/Universal) in U.K. airplay, according to Nielsen.

Cascada's No. 1 single of the last two weeks, "Evacuate The Dancefloor" (All Around The World/Universal), fell to No. 2, as Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" (Interscope/Universal) jumped 10-3. British dance act Chicane entered at No. 7 with "Poppiholla" (Modena). Extending the group's run of U.K. hits to some 12 and a half years, the track is an adaptation of Icelandic act Sigur Rós' 2005 recording "Hoppípolla."

Pitbull's "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" (Positiva/Virgin/EMI) climbed 13-9 and there was a 52-13 leap for Beyoncé's "Sweet Dreams" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment). Jackson's share of the singles top 40 dropped again from 11 to five, although he still has 15 titles in the top 75. The highest-placed, "Man In The Mirror," fell 3-8.

The King of Pop also still has six albums in the top 20, down from nine last week. "The Essential" was followed by "Thriller," up again 3-4, and "The Motown Years" (Motown/Universal) with the Jackson 5, up 5-4. "Off The Wall" fell 3-7, "Number Ones" 7-10 and "King of Pop" 14-20. Jackson has sold 1.75 million singles and albums in the United Kingdom since his death, says the OCC.

Florence and the Machine's "Lungs" (Universal Island) maintained last week's No. 2 debut ranking, as Lady Gaga moved back 10-5 with "The Fame." Another former No. 1, Paolo Nutini's "Sunny Side Up" (Atlantic/Warner Music), climbed back 12-6 and there was a No. 14 debut for Dead Weather's "Horehound" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment). A 40th anniversary collection of hits and new recordings by 1970s favorites the New Seekers, "It's Been Too Long - Greatest Hits and More" (UMTV/Universal) arrived at No. 17, the act's first chart album since 1974.

On Billboard's European Top 100 Albums, Michael Jackson holds down a spectacular eight of the top ten titles. "When Love Takes Over" (Positiva/EMI) by David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland is in a second week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.