Poll: Jackson's Chart Success No Surprise

It was no surprise to music fans that Michael Jackson's latest Epic album, "Invincible," entered The Billboard 200 at No. 1, according to a recently completed Billboard.com poll. An overwhelming major

It was no surprise to music fans that Michael Jackson's latest Epic album, "Invincible," entered The Billboard 200 at No. 1, according to a recently completed Billboard.com poll. An overwhelming majority -- 79% of 5,195 voters -- were not shocked at the sakes achievements of Jackson's first album of new material in six years.

The largest block of voters, 44%, agreed with the statement "Self-proclaimed or not, Jackson is still the King of Pop." Another 35% said they weren't surprised by the No. 1 ranking, but doubt "Invincible" will hold on for a second week at the top of the chart.

Only 12% of those responding to the poll said they were surprised by the No. 1 debut because the pop landscape has changed considerably since Jackson's last studio album, 1995's "HIStory: Past, Present and Future Book 1," was issued. Another 9% were taken aback by the chart-topping feat in light of the negative buzz that preceded the album's release.

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