Here’s a look at what’s up in the music biz.

King of Pop: “Michael” the posthumous release by the late Michael Jackson will hit stores next Tuesday.  Containing material the Jackson was working before his death in 2009, this was finished by big names in the industry.  Billboard goes song by song on the upcoming album to give you a preview.

Black Eyed Boyle?:  Susan Boyle is back at number 1 on the top 200.  And the Black Eyed Peas (story) debut at number 6 with their release of “The Beginning” last week.   A much softer opening for the Peas then expected considering their last album debuted at number 1.  Much can be contributed to the lead single “The Time (Dirty Bit)” not topping the charts like “Boom, Boom, Pow” did in 2009.  Taylor Swift comes in at number 2.

Katy Perry Causing Fireworks: Not really, but her song “Fireworks” is at the top of the hot 100 this week.   The newly minted Mrs. Russell Brand became the first female artist in 11 years to have three straight #1 radio singles.   The last person to do that was Monica, in 1998-1999.   This also makes the sixth week in a row that there is a new number one on the Hot 100.  A feat that hasn’t happened in 20 years.

The Results Are In:  The results of a reader poll for the best album on 2010 are in.  And the winner is…David Archuleta?  Really.  I just kicked the dog over that one America.  At least Eminem came in second with “Recovery”.

American’s Idol, Still #1 In Our Heart: Carrie Underwood was the big winner at the American Country Awards recently.  We see no problem with that.  She’s hot, she’s got a great voice, and she’s hot.

Spin The Top: In a list that looks like an Indie music scene nightmare.  Spin ranks the top 40 albums of 2010.  Who’s on top?  None other than Kanye West.

Enter Sandman:  Take a look at three decades of Metallica photos.

Spin’s 20:  Here’s a look at the top 20 songs according to Spin.   Top spot goes to Cee Lo Green, with “F*ck You”.