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Chart Moves: Michael Jackson’s ‘Number Ones’ Hits 5 Million in Sales, OneRepublic Moves a Half-Million of ‘Native’

Billboard takes a look at some of movers and shakers on the chart this week.

This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the “Frozen” soundtrack ruled for a fourth week at No. 1 — the longest rule for a theatrical film’s soundtrack since “Bad Boys II” in 2003. Outside of the top slot, the top 10 (and the rest of the chart) was riddled with gains owed to the Grammy Awards, the Super Bowl and discount pricing at both Amazon MP3 and Google Play. 

Let’s take a look at some of movers and shakers on the chart this week:

— Grateful Dead, “Dave’s Picks Volume 9” – No. 30 – The Dave’s Picks series grants the band its 61st chart entry, as this new effort bows with 12,000 sold. It will likely linger on the tally for just a week or two, as most of the sales of the title (like most of the Dead’s recent archival sets) were generated by pre-orders.

A Great Big World, “Is There Anybody Out There?” – No. 33 – With much of the album’s debut last week powered by pre-orders — and with impact from the Grammy Awards swarming the chart this week — A Great Big World had nowhere to go but down (falling by 77% from No. 3 to No. 33 with 11,000). It’s the biggest fall for a top-three debut since Dec. 14, when Five Finger Death Punch’s “The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell: Volume 2” tumbled 2-34).

One Republic, “Native” – No. 35 – With another 10,000 sold this past week, the group’s album rises past the half-million sales mark (502,000 to be exact). Meanwhile, the set’s smash single “Counting Stars” spends its 15th consecutive week in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It peaked at No. 2 last month, while this week, it slips 3-5.

“Native” is the band’s third (of three) albums to sell more than a half-million. It follows the group’s debut “Dreaming Out Loud” (release in 2007; 1.1 million) and 2009’s “Waking Up” (619,000).

David Crosby, “Croz” – No. 36 – With his first album since 1993, the veteran artist claims his highest-charting solo effort since 1971, when his solo debut, “If I Could Only Remember My Name,” hit to No. 12. Over on the Folk Albums chart, “Croz” starts at No. 2.

Soundtrack, “O Brother Where Art Thou?” – No. 102 – The Grammy winner for album of the year returns, thanks in part to a temporary sale price in the Google Play store for $1.99 last week (which was matched by Amazon MP3). The set sold 4,000 for the week (up by 203%).

Motley Crue, “Greatest Hits” – No. 131 – Following a Jan. 28 announcement by the band that it will retire from touring after its upcoming concert trek, this 2009 hits package returns for the first time since 2012 (3,000; up 195%).

Queens of the Stone Age, “Like Clockwork” – No. 138 – The band helped close out the Grammy Awards, with a collaborative performance with Nine Inch Nails, Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham. In turn, Queens of the Stone Age’s most recent album steps back onto the chart with a 24% gain.

Michael Jackson, “Number Ones” – No. 141 – The greatest hits package surpasses 5 million in total U.S. sales this week, marking the King of Pop’s third album to sell that many copies since SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991. It joins “Thriller” (6.3 million) and “Dangerous” (5.8 million) in Jackson’s 5 million-seller club (again, in the SoundScan era).

Paul McCartney, “New” – No. 189 – The Beatle’s latest returns, thanks to a performance of the set’s “Queenie Eye” on the Grammy Awards (with fellow Fab Four member Ringo Starr). “New” is up by 38%