Chart Movers: Michael Jackson, "Love Never Felt So Good

Michael Jackson returns to the Billboard Hot 100 in a big way, notching his 49th chart hit with the arrival of "Love Never Felt So Good," featuring Justin Timberlake. The single - the first from his "Xscape" album (May 13, Epic), which features producers like Stargate, Timbaland and Rodney Jerkins - makes a splashy debut at No. 20.

"Love" sold 80,000 downloads in the week ending May 4, according to Nielsen SoundScan, after only three days on sale. The song hit retailers on May 1, after it debuted at the iHeartRadio Music Awards that night. It's available as both a duet and a Jackson solo song, though sales of the Timberlake version drove 80 percent of its combined total.

Powered by hourly play across a multitude of Clear Channel-owned radio stations on May 2, "Love" debuted at No. 38 on the Radio Songs chart. It bows with 34 million in audience for the week ending May 6, from 358 stations, according to Nielsen BDS. "Love" is Jackson's biggest Radio Songs hit since "Butterflies" reached No. 14 in 2002.

The song's Hot 100 debut is impressive not just because of its huge sales and airplay figures, but also strong streaming numbers. The track collected 1.9 million U.S. streams in the week ending May 4, according to BDS. As a result, it arrives at No. 41 on Streaming Songs.


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