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Monday, April 6, 2009

Michael Jackson | KING of POP TRULY LIVED .

Michael Jackson

He is the all time great entertainer born on August 29, 1958. A dominant figure Since 1980s in the world of MUSIC.

He started his professional music scene at the age of 11 as a member of band called "The Jackson5".

His first album , Off the Wall HITs the Billboard with the chart-topping singles "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" and "Rock with You".

His second album, Thriller. The album remained in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 for 80 consecutive weeks and 37 of those weeks at the peak position. It was the first album to have seven Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles, including "Billie Jean", "Beat It" and "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'". Thriller was certified for 28 million shipments. It received Double Diamond status in the US by RIAA. It is often cited as the best-selling album of all time, with worldwide sales between 47 million and 109 million copies.

King of Pop
List of Awards and Honors he received:

The World Music Awards' Best-Selling Pop Male Artist of the Millennium,

The American Music Award's Artist of the Century Award and the Bambi Pop Artist of the Millennium Award.
He is a double-inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, once as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1997 and later as a solo artist in 2001.
Jackson was also an inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.

His awards include multiple Guinness World Records (eight in 2006 alone), 13 Grammy Awards, 13 number one singles in his solo career—more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era—and the sale of over 750 million units worldwide.

Jackson experimented with an innovative "anti-gravity lean" in his performances, for which he was granted US Patent No. 5,255,452.

Lived as Singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, dancer, choreographer,Moonwalker, actor, author, businessman, financier.

Truly a legend KING of POP.

(August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)


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