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Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' re-enters Hot 100 after viral video

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A Michael Jackson classic is making a comeback on the charts this week.  Thanks to the viral video of California high school student Brett Nichols dancing to Jackson's "Billie Jean," the song has returned to the Billboard Hot 100 at number 14. 

Nichols performs Michael's full dance from the "Motown 25" special in the talent show video.  The clip also helped the song shoot up to number two on the Streaming Songs chart with more than eleven million streams in the U.S. in the past week. 

When "Billie Jean" first debuted back in 1983, it stayed at number one on the Hot 100 for seven weeks. 

Meantime, "Slave to the Rhythm," a track from Michael's new posthumous album Xscape, has entered the chart at number 45 this week.  It marks the 50th Hot 100 entry by the late King of Pop's career. 

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