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Michael Jackson

At the White House in 1984
Background information
Birth name Michael Joseph Jackson
Born August 29, 1958(1958-08-29)
Gary, Indiana, United States
Died June 25, 2009 (aged 50)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres R&B, pop, rock, soul, new jack swing
Occupations Singer, songwriter, record producer, composer, dancer, choreographer, actor, peace activist, businessman, philanthropist
Instruments Vocals, piano, guitar, beatbox, drums, bongos, other percussion
Years active 1964–2009
Labels Motown, Epic, Legacy
Associated acts The Jackson 5
Website www.michaeljackson.com
.Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, dancer, and entertainer.^ PM on June 25, 2009 I liked Michael Jackson as a kid.
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^ Michael Jackson, Dead at 50 June 25, 2009 3:56 PM Subscribe .
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^ PM on June 25, 2009 I'm not a big fan of Michael Jackson.
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.Referred to as the King of Pop, he is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time and one of the most influential.^ At one time he was all I thougt about.
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^ Jackson ranked alongside Elvis Presley and the Beatles as the biggest pop sensations of all time.
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

^ With the King of Pop's judgment day drawing near, the Daily News turned to some famous faces for an all-star jury to predict the outcome of the case.

[1][2][3] .His contributions to music, dance and fashion,[4] and a much-publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.^ He contributed mightily to the coarsening of the popular culture.

^ Jackson's highly publicized personal life, coupled with his successful career, made him a part of popular culture for almost four decades.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Cited as one of the world's most famous men, Jackson's highly publicized personal life, coupled with his successful career, made him a part of popular culture for almost four decades.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.Jackson made his debut in 1964 as lead singer and youngest member of The Jackson 5 alongside his brothers.^ Jackson appeared onstage alongside his brothers for the first time since 1984.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Jackson, who grew up in a troubled and abusive home , first gained fame as the youngest member of the Jackson 5 , comprised of him and his siblings and managed by his father.
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^ The public first knew him as a boy in the late 1960s, when he was the precocious, spinning lead singer of the Jackson 5, the singing group he formed with his four older brothers out of Gary, Ind.
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.His solo career started in 1971 and featured ten studio albums, including the 1982 album Thriller, which sold more than 110 million copies and remains the best-selling album of all time.^ His 1982 album "Thriller"--which included the blockbuster hits "Beat It," "Billie Jean" and "Thriller"--is the best-selling album of all time, with an estimated 50 million copies sold worldwide.
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^ Meanwhile, the NYT reports similarly that he sold 1.1 million copies of his solo albums, but then says: .
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^ "Thriller the best selling album of all time".
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.Four of his other albums rank among the world's best-sellers.^ Jackson’s albums all became best-sellers again since his death, and he’s dominated the top of the Billboard charts.
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^ The Best Disco Album In The World ...Ever!
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^ The Best Dance Album In The World...
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.Jackson is credited with having elevated the music video from a promotional tool into an art form.^ In the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in popular music and the first African American entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. The popularity of his music videos airing on MTV, such as "Beat It", "Billie Jean" and "Thriller"widely credited with transforming the music video from a promotional tool into an art formhelped bring the relatively new channel to fame.
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^ Steve Huey of Allmusic observed how Jackson transformed the music video into an art form and a promotional tool through complex story lines, dance routines, special effects and famous cameo appearances; simultaneously breaking down racial barriers.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ The musician then released a film called Moonwalker, which featured live footage, music videos, and a feature film that starred Jackson and Joe Pesci.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.His videos for Billie Jean, Beat It and Thriller made him the first African American artist to amass a strong crossover following on MTV.^ In the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in popular music and the first African American entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. The popularity of his music videos airing on MTV, such as "Beat It", "Billie Jean" and "Thriller"widely credited with transforming the music video from a promotional tool into an art formhelped bring the relatively new channel to fame.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ The album "Thriller" alone mixed the dark, serpentine bass and drums and synthesizer approach of "Billie Jean," the grinding Eddie Van Halen guitar solo on "Beat It," and the hiccups and falsettos on "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'."
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^ At its 25th anniversary, Thriller retained important influence over the music industry, artists, and American culture.
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.He popularized a number of complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk.^ With stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ But it had singing and dancing and mobsters and OMG MICHAEL'S A FUCKING ROBOT NOW! We played a hell of a lot of Moonwalker on the Genesis, too.
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.His distinctive musical style, vocal style, and choreography continue to transcend generational, racial and cultural boundaries.^ However, it is his broad cultural impact that truly transcends economic, social, political, racial, religious and generational barriers.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ His distinctive musical sound and vocal style influenced many hip hop, pop and contemporary R&B artists.
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^ Jackson's work, distinctive musical sound and vocal style have influenced hip hop, pop and R&B artists, including Mariah Carey,[17] Usher,[205] Britney Spears,[17] Justin Timberlake[114] and R. Kelly.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.Jackson has been inducted into twelve music halls of fame, more than any other act.^ Michael Jackson was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1984.
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^ Jackson's expressed anger over the allegations on the 1995 album "HIStory," which sold more than 2.4 million copies, but by then, the popularity of Jackson's music was clearly waning even as public fascination with his increasingly erratic behavior was growing.
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^ Jackson was also an inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.
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.He is one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice.^ Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 (Performer).
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^ Live Experiences by tristan.koreya The Rock'N'Roll Hall Of Fame by stassen edit YouTube Videos .
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^ Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony Posted 5/9/97 .
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.Other achievements include several Guinness World Records (including the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time); 15 Grammy Awards (including the Living Legend Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award); 26 American Music Awards (more than any other artist, and including recognition as Artist of the Century); 17 number-one singles in the US (including four as a member of The Jackson 5); and estimated global sales of over 780 million records,[5][6] making him one of the best-selling recording artists ever.^ It moved by some estimates 109 million units, and has been called the best selling album of all time .
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^ Micheal Jackson was one of the most loved person in the world.
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^ He was a musical genius and is one of the best performers of all times.

[7]
.Jackson's personal life and relationships generated controversy for years.^ "In the life of Michael Jackson and Britney Spears, I can see how the devil destroys a person.

^ A year after they had met, under the influence of sodium amytal, a controversial sedative, Jordan Chandler told his father that Jackson had touched his penis.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Jackson's work as a singing artist should be separate from his personal life agreed.
  • Michael Jackson, RIP - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC reason.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.His changing appearance was noticed from the late 1970s onwards, as changes to his nose and skin color caused much media speculation.^ Cheers, Emma peonylover3 I think at the heart of the media's hatred of Michael was their deep belief that Michael purposely changed his skin color.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ In the end, I think the plastic surgery questions were a masked question about his skin color change.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ I also think that much of his facial changes were due to his aging and skin color deterioration, and it is totally unfair to compare his face in his teen years to senior years.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

.In 1993 he was accused of child sexual abuse, though no formal charges were brought.^ Michael Jackson accused of child abuse".
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^ Though he was accused of child sexual abuse in 1993, the criminal investigation was closed due to lack of evidence and Jackson was not charged.
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^ In 2005, Jackson was tried and acquitted of further sexual abuse allegations and several other charges.
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In 2005 he was tried and acquitted of similar allegations.
.Jackson died on June 25, 2009 from a drug overdose, amidst preparations for his This Is It concert series.^ June 25, 2009 7:12 PM .

^ PM on June 25, 2009 [ 7 favorites ] .
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^ June 25, 2009 8:34 PM .

.The Los Angeles County Coroner ruled his death a homicide.^ LOS ANGELES -- Authorities are seeking to clear up the mystery surrounding Michael Jackson's death, including whether prescription drugs could have been a factor.
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^ However, if a cause can be determined by the autopsy, they will announce the results, said Los Angeles County Coroner Investigator Jerry McKibben.
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^ The Los Angeles coroner confirmed yesterday that the organ was retained to carry out tests.
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.Before his death, Jackson had reportedly been administered drugs such as propofol and lorazepam.^ Before his death, Jackson had announced a 50-date sell-out This Is It comeback tour, in London, UK.[6] .
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^ AM on July 2, 2009 AEG (promoter of the planned tour) releases video of Jackson rehearsing two days before his death.
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^ I wasn't a Michael Jackson fan before, but after his death I have studied lots about his music and life.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

Prosecutors formally charged his personal physician with involuntary manslaughter. .Jackson's death triggered a global outpouring of grief.^ Global events in the weeks surrounding Jackson’s death alone directly mirror the complex problems for which he attempted to raise international awareness.
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.It was estimated that as many as a billion people around the world may have watched his public memorial service on live broadcast television.^ ONE BILLION PPL all around the world watched the memorial on TV!!!!!!
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^ Oh Resist Her says – reply to this 50 I didn't intend on watching any more than a few minutes of it but I really got sucked into the whole memorial and it was truly heartbreaking to see so many people's reactions and speeches.
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^ Just watch the footage of the many live concerts available on YouTube to see that, all over the world, a virtual sea of people cheered him wherever he went.
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[8][9] .On March 16, 2010, Sony Music Entertainment signed a record-breaking $250 million deal with Jackson's estate to retain distribution rights to his recordings until 2017 and release seven posthumous albums over the next decade.^ Jackson's expressed anger over the allegations on the 1995 album "HIStory," which sold more than 2.4 million copies, but by then, the popularity of Jackson's music was clearly waning even as public fascination with his increasingly erratic behavior was growing.
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^ In March 1991, Jackson renewed his contract with Sony for $65 million; a record breaking deal at the time, displacing Neil Diamond's renewal contract with Columbia Records.
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^ In March 1988, Jackson purchased land near Santa Ynez, California to build Neverland Ranch at a cost of $17 million.
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[10]

Contents

Life and career

Early life and The Jackson 5 (1958–1975)

A house surrounded by a yellow colored grass, flowers, trees, and a light blue colored sky can be seen. The house has white walls, two windows, a white door with a black door frame, and a black roof. <a name=.In front of the house there is a walk way, yellow grass and multiple colored flowers and memorabilia.^ There is also the old Native American saying that we cannot criticize another's way of life until after walking a mile in their moccasins - or something close to that.

.In the background, there are two tall trees and a light blue colored sky that has multiple clouds."^ Smile even though its breaking, when there are clouds in the sky… .
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^ (We've Got) Blue Skies 8.My Little Baby 9.It's Great To Be There 10.Honey Child 11.I Will Find A Way .
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Jackson's childhood home in Gary, Indiana, showing floral tributes after his death.
.Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, the eighth of ten children to an African American working-class family, in Gary, Indiana, an industrial suburb of Chicago.^ My sympathy goes out to the Jackson family and Michael's children.
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^ My prayers are with the family and children of Michael Jackson.
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^ My condolences to the Jackson family and Michael's children.
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.His mother, Katherine Esther Scruse, was a devout Jehovah's Witness, and his father, Joseph Walter "Joe" Jackson, a steel mill worker who performed with an R&B band called The Falcons.^ They married to please Jackson's mother who is a devout Jehovah's Witness.

^ Dick Mills There are also the rumors that, among other things, the "abuse" that Michael Jackson suffered from his father was castration.
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^ Both his sister, Latoya Jackson, and his father, Joe Jackson, think Michael was murdered.
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.Jackson had three sisters: Rebbie, La Toya, and Janet, and six brothers: Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Brandon (Marlon's twin brother, who died shortly after birth)[11] and Randy.^ The boys names are Tito, Jermaine and Jackie.
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^ In the words of his brother Jermaine Jackson known as Muhammad Abdul-Aziz: “May Allah be with you Michael, always.” .
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^ Jermaine Jackson, being Muslim, would mention Allah instead of God for “May God be with you” towards his baby brother.
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[12]
.Jackson had a troubled relationship with his father, Joe.^ Both his sister, Latoya Jackson, and his father, Joe Jackson, think Michael was murdered.
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^ Jackson, who grew up in a troubled and abusive home , first gained fame as the youngest member of the Jackson 5 , comprised of him and his siblings and managed by his father.
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^ The will doesn't name father Joe Jackson to any position of authority in administering the estate.
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.He stated that he was physically and emotionally abused during incessant rehearsals, with whippings, and name-calling, though he admitted his father's strict discipline played a large role in his success.^ From a young age Jackson claims he was physically and emotionally abused by his father, enduring incessant rehearsals, whippings and name-calling, but also contends that his father was a strict disciplinarian that played a large part in his success.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ From Joe Jackson's wiki page , here is what Michael had to deal with growing up: Michael Jackson claimed that from a young age he was physically and emotionally abused by his father, enduring incessant rehearsals, whippings and name-calling, but also contends that his father being a strict disciplinarian played a large part of his success.
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^ The relative youth of the decedents plays a large role in our calculations.
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[13] .In one altercation recalled by Marlon, Joseph held Michael upside down by one leg and "pummeled him over and over again with his hand, hitting him on his back and buttocks".[14] Joseph would also grab his sons and push them with great force against the wall.^ In one altercation — later recalled by Marlon Jackson - Joseph held Michael upside down by one leg and "pummeled him over and over again with his hand, hitting him on his back and buttocks."
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^ It's great to see Michael grabbing himself again.
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^ In one altercationlater recalled by Marlon JacksonJoseph held Michael upside down by one leg and "pummeled him over and over again with his hand, hitting him on his back and buttocks".
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.One night while Michael was asleep, Joseph climbed into his room through the bedroom window, wearing a fright mask and screamed, in hopes to scare him.^ Wearing a fright mask, he entered the room screaming and shouting.
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^ One night while Michael was asleep, Joseph climbed into his room through the bedroom window.
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^ One night while Jackson was asleep, Joseph climbed into his room through the bedroom window.
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.He said he wanted to teach the children not to leave the window open when they went to sleep.^ Joseph said he wanted to teach his children not to leave the window open when they went to sleep.
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^ "They can be as angry as they want to," Cook said.

^ In a statement, they said the most important element of the will was Jackson's steadfast desire that his mother become the legal guardian for his children.
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.For years afterward, Jackson said he suffered nightmares about being kidnapped from his bedroom.^ When asked about Ms. Jackson's left boob, Mr. Ashcroft said that it is not a suspect at this time but that it remains "a boob of interest."
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ Jackson would not go into detail about what exactly the conspiracy is, but did hint it was being perpetrated by people who do not like their kids being molested...
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^ "This is the most unprofessional I've ever been," said the 34-year-old Jackson fan.
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

[14] Joseph acknowledged in 2003 that he regularly whipped Jackson as a child.[15]
.Jackson first spoke openly about his childhood abuse in an interview with Oprah Winfrey broadcast on February 10, 1993 live from around the world.^ Jackson first spoke openly about his childhood abuse in a 1993 interview with Oprah Winfrey.
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^ The first time he ever spoke about it was on Oprah back in 1993 but not in a strong educating way.
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^ Michael first spoke openly about his childhood abuse in a 1993 interview with Oprah Winfrey.
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.He admitted that he had often cried from loneliness and he would vomit on the sight of his father.^ He said that during his childhood he often cried from loneliness and would sometimes get sick or start to vomit upon seeing his father.
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^ He grimaced when speaking of his childhood abuse at the hands of his father; he believed he had missed out on much of his childhood years, admitting that he often cried from loneliness.
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.Jackson's father was also said to have verbally abused Jackson, saying that he had a fat nose on numerous occasions.^ He had plastic surgery because he was very self conscious about himself, especially his nose, because his father abused him and made fun of his nose, saying it was gross, big, ugly and abnormal.

^ Doctors say Michael Jackson actually died from picking his nose.
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^ A divorce attorney who represented the mother of Michael Jackson's accuser said the family never alleged Jackson sexually abused the boy.

[16] .In fact, Michael Jackson's deep dissatisfaction with his appearance, his nightmares and chronic sleep problems, his tendency to remain hyper-compliant especially with his father, and to remain child-like throughout his adult life are in many ways consistent with the effects of this chronic maltreatment he endured as a young child.^ That's the same problem with Michael Jackson's people.
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^ See also: Michael Jackson's health and appearance .
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^ Michael Jackson accused of child abuse".
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[17] In an interview with Martin Bashir, later included in the 2003 broadcast of Living with Michael Jackson, Jackson acknowledged that his father hurt him when he was a child, but was nonetheless a "genius." When Bashir dismissed the positive remark and continued asking about beatings, Jackson put his hand over his face and objected to the questions. He recalled that Joseph sat in a chair with a belt in his hand as he and his siblings rehearsed, and that "if you didn't do it the right way, he would tear you up, really get you".[18][19]
.He showed talent early in his life, performing in front of classmates during a Christmas recital in kindergarten.^ Jackson showed musical talent early in his life, performing in front of classmates and others during a Christmas recital at the age of five.
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^ I think it's because he was a man that obviously had unheard of talent and died during a "trough" in his life.
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^ The female performer made front-page news following the exposure of her breast, or "wardrobe malfunction," during a half-time show of American football's Super Bowl in February.
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.In 1964, he and Marlon joined the Jackson Brothers – a band formed by brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine—as backup musicians playing congas and tambourine.^ The boys names are Tito, Jermaine and Jackie.
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^ Brother of recording artists Jackie Jackson , Janet Jackson , Jermaine Jackson , La Toya Jackson , Marlon Jackson , Randy Jackson , Rebbie Jackson & Tito Jackson , as well as uncle of group 3T .
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^ In the words of his brother Jermaine Jackson known as Muhammad Abdul-Aziz: “May Allah be with you Michael, always.” .
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.Jackson later began performing backup vocals and dancing; at the age of eight, he and Jermaine assumed lead vocals, and the group's name was changed to The Jackson 5.^ He later on changed his name into “Mikaeel”, which was meant as a reference to the name of one of Allah’s angels.
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^ He later on changed his name into "Mikaeel", which was meant as a reference to the name of one of Allah's angels.
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^ UK online newspaper and blog confirm last year Jackson changed his name to became a muslim.
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[12] .The band toured the Midwest extensively from 1966 to 1968, frequently performing at a string of black clubs known as the "chitlin' circuit", where they often opened stripteases and other adult acts.^ The band frequently performed at a string of black clubs and venues collectively known as the "chitlin' circuit", where they often opened for stripteases and other adult acts.
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^ The band toured the Midwest extensively from 1966 to 1968.
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^ Britney Spears and Michael Jackson have known each other for a long time, since they both use the same plastic surgeon.
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.In 1966, they won a major local talent show with renditions of Motown hits and James Brown's "I Got You (I Feel Good)", led by Michael.^ Do you not see that they make good points?

^ For many years I have believed that Michael Jackson was an asexual but good and amazingly talented man who was pressured by music execs to adopt a sexual persona onstage.
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^ There you have it in a nutshell: the recipe for musical success that's led to the first solo Smooth Jazz release for the incredibly talented Dee Brown.

[20]
The Jackson 5 recorded several songs, including "Big Boy", for the local record label Steeltown in 1967, and signed with Motown Records in 1968.[12] Rolling Stone magazine later described the young Michael as "a prodigy" with "overwhelming musical gifts," writing that he "quickly emerged as the main draw and lead singer."[21] The group set a chart record when its first four singles ("I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save", and "I'll Be There") peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.[12] .Between 1972 and 1975, Jackson released four solo studio albums with Motown, among them Got to Be There and Ben, released as part of the Jackson 5 franchise, and producing successful singles such as "Got to Be There", "Ben", and a remake of Bobby Day's "Rockin' Robin". The group's sales began declining in 1973, and the band members chafed under Motown's strict refusal to allow them creative control or input.^ At a time when the most creative singers in the Motown stable were seizing control of their careers and making more challenging (and rewarding) music than the company had issued in the '60s, the Jackson 5 were a reminder that the studio could still produce singles whose only ambition was to be a completely perfect pop song.
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^ Whereas Michael Jackson was not only an accomplished recording and performing artist, he was a noted humanitarian; Whereas Michael Jackson began his stellar recording career as the featured member of ‘The Jackson 5′, which was the first act in recorded history to have their first four major label singles ‘I Want You Back’ , 'ABC’,' The Love You Save’, and ‘I’ll Be There’, reached the top of the American charts; Whereas the internationally recognized ‘Thriller’ released in 1982, which became a smash hit yielded seven top-10 singles.
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^ Why then is there such a widespread impression that most or all terrorist groups are Muslim?
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Although they scored several top 40 hits, including the top 5 disco single "Dancing Machine" and the top 20 hit "I Am Love", the Jackson 5 left Motown in 1975.[22]

Move to Epic and Off the Wall (1975–1981)

.The Jackson 5 signed a new contract with CBS Records in June 1975, joining the Philadelphia International Records division, later Epic Records,[22] and renaming themselves The Jacksons.^ The Jackson 5 signed a new contract with CBS Records in June 1975, joining the Philadelphia International Records division, later Epic Records.
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^ In March 1991, Jackson renewed his contract with Sony for $65 million; a record breaking deal at the time, displacing Neil Diamond's renewal contract with Columbia Records.
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^ Pressure from CBS Records persuaded MTV to start showing "Billie Jean" and later "Beat It", leading to a lengthy partnership with Jackson, also helping other black music artists gain recognition.
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[23] .They continued to tour internationally, releasing six more albums between 1976 and 1984, during which Jackson was the lead songwriter, writing hits such as "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)", "This Place Hotel," and "Can You Feel It".[20] In 1978, he starred as the scarecrow in the musical, The Wiz, a box-office disaster.^ In 1978, Jackson starred as Scarecrow in the musical The Wiz.
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^ From 1976 to 1984, Michael Jackson was the lead songwriter of the group, writing hits such as "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)", "This Place Hotel" and "Can You Feel It".
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^ After the name change, the band continued to tour internationally, releasing six more albums between 1976 and 1984.
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.It was here that he teamed up with Quincy Jones, who was arranging the film's musical score.^ Here's a discussion board thread wherein a couple of music industry people who worked with Michael talk about their wonderful experiences with him.
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^ "For Michael to be taken away from us so suddenly at such a young age, I just don't have the words," said Quincy Jones, who produced "Thriller."
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^ He left scores of Christian music to be arranged by fellow Christian artists.
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.Jones agreed to produce Jackson's next solo album, Off the Wall.^ Off the wall is my fav album.
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^ Jones and Jackson jointly produced Off the Wall.
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^ The musical scores were arranged by Quincy Jones, who formed a partnership with Jackson during the film's production and agreed to produce the singer's next solo album, Off the Wall.
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[24] .In 1979, Jackson broke his nose during a complex dance routine.^ In 1979, Jackson broke his nose during a complex dance routine.
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^ Set in ancient Egypt, it featured groundbreaking visual effects and appearances by Eddie Murphy, Iman and Magic Johnson, along with a distinct complex dance routine.
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^ However, Jackson's performance was superior in every aspect and Jacksovski was eventually decommissioned after dislocating both legs during a particularly energetic Cossack line-dance.
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.His subsequent rhinoplasty was not a complete success; he complained of breathing difficulties that would affect his career.^ His subsequent rhinoplasty surgery was not a complete success; he complained of breathing difficulties that would affect his career.
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He was referred to Dr. Steven Hoefflin, who performed Jackson's second rhinoplasty and subsequent operations.[25]
.Jones and Jackson produced the Off the Wall album together.^ Off the wall is my fav album.
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^ Amazon has "29% off" label on the new Janet Jackson album.
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^ As an adult, the Jackson 5's singles and Off The Wall were the soundtrack to the barbecues my upstairs neighbors would throw.
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.At the album's pre-release party, Michael, himself, stated that Little Richard had a "huge influence" on him.^ It's stated clearly in Al Quran/Bilbe/Others that what influence a person to disgrace, humiliate, teasing, hating, blaming, wrong doings are usually made by the person himself.
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^ Why, little lady, do folks want to blame Michael's death on everyone but the one idiot who done killed him – HIMSELF! Michael done hired him his own dope-dealer-doctor to give him all the drugs he wanted.
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^ Who else could have done this but Michael, a true genius in a class by himself, and as such he had to live his life in his own way that made sense to him.
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[26] .Songwriters for the album included Jackson, Heatwave's Rod Temperton, Stevie Wonder, and Paul McCartney.^ It reached the top of the charts, featuring the voices of Jackson, Richie, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Tina Turner, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Bruce Sprinsteen, Ray Charles and a host of others.
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^ Fox News reported that Michael Jackson asked Stevie Wonder to appear on his new album, but Stevie turned him down.
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^ Paul McCartney's Kids should be telling The Jackson Family, 'I want my Daddy's Records!'

.Released in 1979, it was the first album to generate four U.S. top 10 hits, including the chart-topping singles "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" and "Rock with You".[27] It reached number three on the Billboard 200 and eventually sold over 20 million copies worldwide.^ While his first album Off the Wall produced his first solo hit, Don't Stop Til You Get Enough , his rocket to iconic status was cemented with the release of Thriller.
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^ Off the Wall reached number three on the Billboard 200 and has since been certified for 7 million shipments in the US and eventually sold over 20 million copies worldwide.
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^ In 12 weeks Thriller 25 sold over three million copies worldwide.
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[28] .In 1980, Jackson won three awards at the American Music Awards for his solo efforts: Favorite Soul/R&B Album, Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist, and Favorite Soul/R&B Single for "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough". That year, he also won Billboard Music Awards for Top Black Artist and Top Black Album and a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, also for "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough".[27] Despite its commercial success, Jackson felt Off the Wall should have made a much bigger impact, and was determined to exceed expectations with his next release.^ While his first album Off the Wall produced his first solo hit, Don't Stop Til You Get Enough , his rocket to iconic status was cemented with the release of Thriller.
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^ Don't stop til you get enough.
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^ Next album will be called "Don't say I didn't warn you".
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[29] .In 1980, he secured the highest royalty rate in the music industry: 37 percent of wholesale album profit.^ In 1980, Jackson secured the highest royalty rate in the music industry: 37% of wholesale album profit.
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^ The period of Thriller was an extraordinarily lucrative one for Jackson, whose lawyer John Branca had negotiated what he boasted then as the highest royalty rate ever in the music industry, approximately $2 per album.
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[30]

Thriller and Motown 25 (1982–83)

.In 1982, Jackson contributed the song "Someone In the Dark" to the storybook for the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial; the record won a Grammy for Best Album for Children.^ After Jackson's early 1982 contribution, "Someone In the Dark", to the blockbuster film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which nabbed him a Grammy for Best Album for Children,[29] Epic issued his second album, Thriller.
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^ What are the chances that Michael Jackson recorded this song three years ago, and in a faultless Arabic accent, without anyone noticing?
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^ She has stated that several of the songs on that album are about Jackson and the pain of when they broke up.
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[31] .That same year Jackson issued his second Epic album, Thriller, which surprisingly became the most commercially successful album of all time with nearly no promotion.^ He was the second youngest and the most successful Jackson.
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^ If Michael Jackson was sexually aroused by boys, he probably molested these boys who shared the same bed with him many times.

^ But I see no danger of the media beatifying Michael Jackson to the same ridiculous degree that they sanctified Diana in death.
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.The album remained in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 for 80 consecutive weeks and 37 of those weeks at the peak position.^ (But over half the songs on those two albums were top 10 hits.
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It was the first album to have seven Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles, including "Billie Jean", "Beat It," and "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'."[32] Thriller was certified for 29 million shipments by the RIAA, giving it Double Diamond status in the United States. .It is the best-selling album of all time in the United States.^ "Thriller the best selling album of all time".
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^ It moved by some estimates 109 million units, and has been called the best selling album of all time .
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^ List of best-selling albums worldwide .
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[33] .It was, and currently remains, the best-selling album of all time, with 110 million copies worldwide.^ It moved by some estimates 109 million units, and has been called the best selling album of all time .
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^ Thriller has been the best selling album of all time for basically my entire life.
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^ Jackson's 1982 album, "Thriller," is the best-selling album of all time, with an estimated 50 million copies sold worldwide.
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[34] .Jackson's attorney John Branca noted that Jackson had the highest royalty rate in the music industry at that point: approximately $2 for every album sold.^ They are not in the entertainment industry and they don't deserve to have each and every detail sold and published about them.
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^ I sent it to John Branca (MJ's attorney) and the Editor of The Los Angeles Times.
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.He was also making record-breaking profits from sales of CDs and The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller, a documentary produced by Jackson and John Landis.^ "They have produced Michael Jackson!"
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^ Mitheral at 12:11 PM on June 26, 2009 Michael Jackson album sales soar .
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^ You're ignoring the incredible body of work Michael Jackson produced as a child star, with The Jackson 5.
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.Funded by MTV, the documentary sold over 350,000 copies in a few months.^ I'm wondering if Thriller would've sold as many copies and had as many hits if it wasn't for MTV and the much-ballyhooed videos that accompanied some of the songs.
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^ It later emerged that Francia was actually fired in 1991, but nevertheless sold her story to Hard Copy for $20,000.
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^ Meanwhile, Jackson raked in profits from The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller, a documentary by Jackson and John Landis which quickly sold over 350,000 copies.
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The era saw the arrival of novelties like dolls modeled after Michael Jackson, which appeared in stores in May 1984 at a price of $12.[35] Biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli writes that, "Thriller stopped selling like a leisure item — like a magazine, a toy, tickets to a hit movie — and started selling like a household staple."[36]
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Jackson debuts the moonwalk during his performance on Motown 25
.Time described Jackson's influence at that point as "Star of records, radio, rock video.^ The musician then released a film called Moonwalker, which featured live footage, music videos, and a feature film that starred Jackson and Joe Pesci.
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^ PM Reply to This » Link Hmmm if I am to understand you & the article you pointed out 3 times correctly Jordan Chandler described "a unique feature of ...

^ It's something of a disconnect for me to read so many posts about how Jackson and his music are irrelevant when I hear his songs and see his influence all the time.
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.A one-man rescue team for the music business.^ One hundred years from now, the man's musical legacy, such as it is, will be mostly forgotten.
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A songwriter who sets the beat for a decade. A dancer with the fanciest feet on the street. A singer who cuts across all boundaries of taste and style and color too".[35] The New York Times wrote that, "in the world of pop music, there is Michael Jackson and there is everybody else".[37]
Jackson's popularity would soar further. .On March 25, 1983, he performed live on the Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever television special, both with The Jackson 5 and on his own singing "Billie Jean". Wearing a distinctive black sequin jacket and golf glove decorated with rhinestones, he debuted his signature dance move, the moonwalk, which former Soul Train dancer and Shalamar member, Jeffrey Daniel had taught him 3 years before.^ Michael Jackson performing in the video Billie Jean.
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^ Billie Jean performance from Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever .
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^ On March 25, 1983, Jackson performed live on the Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever television special, both with The Jackson 5 and on his own singing "Billie Jean".
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.His performances during the event were seen by 47 million viewers, and drew comparisons to Elvis Presley's and the The Beatles' appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show.^ Debuting his signature dance movethe moonwalkhis performances during the event were seen by 47 million viewers during its initial airing, and drew comparisons to Elvis Presley's and the The Beatles' appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show.
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^ I suppose people of my parents' generation all either watched the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show in February of 1964 or made a conscious decision not to.
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^ Jackson ranked alongside Elvis Presley and the Beatles as the biggest pop sensations of all time.
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[38] .Anna Kisselgoff of the The New York Times said, "The moonwalk that he made famous is an apt metaphor for his dance style.^ But the good news is, they said this is the first time Michael Jackson could actually go into a hospital and come out with the same nose he went in with.
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^ Aphrodite a New York Times best sellign author was told flat out by her publishing connections that they could not print anything pro-Jackson.....?????
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^ He said that all the time… hell, Dr. Greg House is famous for his quote: "Everybody Lies".
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How does he do it? .As a technician, he is a great illusionist, a genuine mime.^ As a technician, he is a great illusionist, a genuine mime.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.His ability to keep one leg straight as he glides while the other bends and seems to walk requires perfect timing."^ His ability to keep one leg straight as he glides while the other bends and seems to walk requires perfect timing".
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ We will always Remember The Time when the moon walk was perfected by you, You were a Thriller to watch and perform it, we all wanted to Rock With You.
  • Michael Jackson Reportedly Will Be Buried in Muslim Traditions 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.aceshowbiz.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A: One was the first man to walk on the moon, and the other f***s little boys.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

[39] .Ian Inglis, author of Performance and Popular Music: History, Place and Time (2006) noted Jackson had created a pivotal turning point in the history of popular music "in that [his performance] marked the shift of emphasis from musical performance to visual presentation.^ Jackson's expressed anger over the allegations on the 1995 album "HIStory," which sold more than 2.4 million copies, but by then, the popularity of Jackson's music was clearly waning even as public fascination with his increasingly erratic behavior was growing.
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

^ Heard on Letterman , February 7, 2006: The Vatican has hired Michael Jackson to write prayer music.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ As his Chaperone I thought, “Mission accomplished.” Throughout his formidable career, Michael Jackson authored countless books, tour-guides, cliff-notes, articles and journals.
  • Remembering Michael Jackson 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.beertown.org [Source type: General]

.In stark contrast to the other, live, performances of Motown 25, Jackson performed to a pre-recorded soundtrack, lip-syncing to his multi-layered pre-recorded voice, thus indicating that the visual reenactment of music video imagery had become an integral, and perhaps dominant, part of live performance."^ What other music video can I say that about?
  • Michael Jackson, Dead at 50 | MetaFilter 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What other music video can I say that about?"
  • Michael Jackson, Dead at 50 | MetaFilter 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AM on June 26, 2009 [ 8 favorites ] If that was fear I saw in those eyes in the 1983 Motown performance, it was completely gone in the Black or White video.
  • Michael Jackson, Dead at 50 | MetaFilter 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[40]

Pepsi, "We Are the World" and business career (1984–85)

.On January 27, 1984, Michael and other members of the Jacksons filmed a Pepsi Cola commercial, overseen by executive Philip Dusenberry,[41] at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.^ Michael Jackson at the White House in 1984 .
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ Jackson suffered a setback on January 27, 1984.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ While filming a Pepsi Cola commercial at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Jackson suffered second degree burns to his scalp after pyrotechnics accidentally set his hair on fire.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.In front of a full house of fans during a simulated concert, pyrotechnics accidentally set Jackson's hair on fire.^ While filming a Pepsi Cola commercial at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Jackson suffered second degree burns to his scalp after pyrotechnics accidentally set his hair on fire.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ "Michael Jackson conspiracy" says how much Michael's fans sustained him during the trial, and I am thankful to all the fans who believed in him and stood by him and helped him immeasurably.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ Jackson performed 82 concerts in 58 cities to over 4.5 million fans.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.He suffered second-degree burns to his scalp.^ While filming a Pepsi Cola commercial at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Jackson suffered second degree burns to his scalp after pyrotechnics accidentally set his hair on fire.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

Jackson underwent treatment to hide the scars on his scalp, and he also had his third rhinoplasty shortly thereafter.[25] Jackson never recovered from this injury. .Pepsi settled out of court, and Jackson donated his $1.5 million settlement to the Brotman Medical Center in Culver City, California, which now has a "Michael Jackson Burn Center" in honor of his donation.^ Michael Jackson- an angel now with the angels.
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Jackson is now homeless in Bahrain.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ It was for another, but now it burns for Michael.
  • Remembering Michael Jackson 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.beertown.org [Source type: General]

[42]
Jackson at the White House South Portico with President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan, 1984
.On May 14, 1984, Jackson was invited to the White House to receive an award from President Ronald Reagan for his support of charities that helped people overcome alcohol and drug abuse.^ Michael Jackson at the White House in 1984 .
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ The award was given for Jackson's support of charities that helped people overcome alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ On May 14, 1984, Jackson was invited to the White House to receive an award presented by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

[43] .Jackson won eight awards during the Grammys that year.^ Jackson won eight awards during the 1984 Grammys.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ It was made into a wonderful animated film several years ago which won an Academy Award for short animated feature (you can watch the video on Google Video ).
  • Remembering Michael Jackson 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.beertown.org [Source type: General]

^ The MTV Video Vanguard Artist of the Decade Award was given to Jackson to celebrate his accomplishments in the art form in the 1980s; the following year the award was renamed in his honor.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.Unlike later albums, Thriller did not have an official tour to promote it, but the 1984 Victory Tour, headlined by The Jacksons, showcased much of Jackson's new solo material to more than two million Americans.^ In the end though, Michael Jackson was much more than an entertainer.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ That was a much bigger deal than anything Michael Jackson ever did.
  • Michael Jackson, RIP - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC reason.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More bad new for Michael Jackson.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

.He donated all the funds (around $8 million) raised from the Victory Tour to charity.^ He donated his $5 million share from the Victory Tour to charity.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ All profits from the concerts went to the "Heal the World Foundation", raising millions of dollars in relief.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Jackson donated and raised millions of dollars for beneficial causes through his foundations, charity singles, and support of 39 charities.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

[44] .He also co-wrote the charity single "We Are the World" in 1985 with Lionel Richie, which was released worldwide to aid the poor in the U.S. and Africa.^ Jackson co-wrote the charity single "We Are the World" with Lionel Richie, which was released worldwide to aid the poor in Africa and the US. He was one of 39 music celebrities who performed on the record.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ "We Are the World," a 1985 charity song co-written by Jackson and Lionel Richie.
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

^ And say what you like about crass charity records, Bono's done as much as he could have done for Africa and the Third World Debt.
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.It became one of the best-selling singles of all time, with nearly 30 million copies sold and millions of dollars donated to famine relief.^ The single became one of the best-selling singles of all time, with nearly 20 million copies sold and millions of dollars donated to famine relief.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Jackson's 1982 album, "Thriller," is the best-selling album of all time, with an estimated 50 million copies sold worldwide.
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

^ He was a musical genius and is one of the best performers of all times.

[45]
.In 1985, ATV Music, a music publishing company owning thousands of music copyrights, including the Northern Songs catalogue that contained the majority of the Lennon/McCartney compositions recorded by The Beatles, was put up for sale.^ Shortly afterwards, ATV Songsa music catalogue holding thousands of songs, including most of the songs written by Lennon-McCartney between 1963-1973was put up for sale.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Jackson owns a 50 percent stake in the massive Sony-ATV Music Publishing Catalog, which includes music by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Lady Gaga and the Jonas Brothers.
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

^ PM on June 25, 2009 MJ owned the publishing rights to the whole Lennon-McCartney songbook, though he sold half of his Beatles back catalogue rights to Sony in 1995, but still makes about £40million a year from them.
  • Michael Jackson, Dead at 50 | MetaFilter 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[46][47] .Jackson had become interested in owning music catalogs after working with Paul McCartney in the early 1980s: Jackson had learned McCartney made approximately $40 million a year from other people's songs.^ In one discussion, McCartney told Jackson about the millions of dollars he had made from music catalogs; he was earning approximately $40 million a year from other people's songs.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Jackson owns a 50 percent stake in the massive Sony-ATV Music Publishing Catalog, which includes music by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Lady Gaga and the Jonas Brothers.
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

^ Jackson's skin was a medium-brown color for the entire duration of his youth, but starting in the early 1980s, his skin gradually grew paler.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.McCartney's attorney assured Jackson's attorney that McCartney was not interested in bidding on ATV: McCartney reportedly said "It's too pricey". However, McCartney later changed his mind and tried to persuade John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono to join him in a joint bid.^ Some said John Lennon.
  • Michael Jackson, RIP - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC reason.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ray Davies is a better songwriter that John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.
  • Michael Jackson, RIP - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC reason.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When asked about Ms. Jackson's left boob, Mr. Ashcroft said that it is not a suspect at this time but that it remains "a boob of interest."
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

Ono declined, and McCartney pulled out. .Jackson eventually beat the rest of the competition in negotiations that lasted 10 months, purchasing the catalog for $47.5 million.^ Jackson eventually beat the rest of the competition in negotiations that lasted 10 months, purchasing the catalog for $47.5 million.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ In March 1988, Jackson purchased land near Santa Ynez, California to build Neverland Ranch at a cost of $17 million.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ The media vampires had a feedy-frenzy over every single accusation levelled against Michael Jackson over the last 10 years, too.
  • Michael Jackson, Dead at 50 | MetaFilter 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[46][48]

Appearance, tabloids, Bad, autobiography and films (1986–87)

.Jackson's skin had been a medium-brown color for the entire duration of his youth, but starting in the mid 1980s, it gradually grew paler.^ Jackson's skin was a medium-brown color for the entire duration of his youth, but starting in the early 1980s, his skin gradually grew paler.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Jackson started bleaching his skin so Joe would stop kicking his black ass...
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ It's hard to realize how big Michael Jackson was in the mid-1980s unless you were there.

.The change gained widespread media coverage, including rumors that he was bleaching his skin.^ This change gained widespread media coverage, including rumors that Jackson was bleaching his skin.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ (Also, he did not bleach his skin, that was another nasty rumor about him - he had vitiligo) He did NOT have plastic surgery to resemble a boy, or to resemble peter pan!

^ Including bleaching of the skin because if he had vitigo LaToya does to.which very well could be a result of bleaching.

[49] .According to J. Randy Taraborrelli's biography, in 1986, Jackson was diagnosed with vitiligo and lupus; the vitiligo partially lightened his skin, and the lupus was in remission; both illnesses made him sensitive to sunlight.^ Michael Jackson was diagnosed with both lupus and vitiligo over 20 years ago, in 1986.

^ Jackson insisted that he wanted to pursue the matter in court but that the insurance company made him settle.

^ Finally, I met him by chance 3 years ago during the CBC in Portland, OR while we both attended a party at one of the local pubs.
  • Remembering Michael Jackson 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.beertown.org [Source type: General]

(His long-term dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein confirmed this on Larry King Live, after his death.) .The treatments he used for his condition further lightened his skin tone, and, with the application of pancake makeup to even out blotches, he could appear very pale.^ The treatments he used for his condition further lightened his skin tone, and, with the application of pancake makeup to even out blotches, he could appear very pale.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ I found it very entertaining, and it only further proved my point that Michael was onstage who he could not be off stage.

^ He took creative descriptors out of the domain of wine critics and used them to open our eyes to what beer could be.
  • Remembering Michael Jackson 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.beertown.org [Source type: General]

[50] .The structure of his face had also changed: several surgeons speculated that he had undergone various nasal surgeries, a forehead lift, thinned lips, and cheekbone surgery.^ The structure of his face changed as well; several surgeons have speculated that Jackson had undergone multiple nasal surgeries, a forehead lift, thinned lips and a cheekbone surgery.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ In the book, he attributed the change in the structure of his face to puberty, weight loss, a strict vegetarian diet, a change in hair style and stage lighting.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ But Los Angeles plastic surgeon Wallace Goodstein maintains the musician, 44, has undergone "well over" 50 operations on his face.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

[51]
.Jackson lost weight in the early 1980s because of a change in diet and a desire for "a dancer's body".[52] Witnesses reported that he was often dizzy and speculated that he was suffering from anorexia nervosa; periods of weight loss would become a recurring problem later in life.^ Jackson lost weight in the early 1980s because of a change in diet and a desire for "a dancer's body".
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Witnesses reported that Jackson was often dizzy and speculated that he was suffering from anorexia nervosa; periods of weight loss would become a recurring problem for the singer later in life.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Changes to his face were, in part, due to periods of significant weight loss.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

[53] .Some medical professionals have further speculated that he was suffering from body dysmorphic disorder, a psychological condition whereby the sufferer dislikes his appearance and has no concept of how he is viewed by others.^ Some medical professionals have publicly stated their belief that the singer had body dysmorphic disorder, a psychological condition whereby the sufferer has no concept of how he is perceived by others.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Theres an added fascination at hearing what these people do when freed from some commercial constraints, and how they respond to other creative dictats.
  • WOEBOT: Dissensus Threads Archives 11 September 2009 23:49 UTC www.woebot.com [Source type: General]

^ And no I'm not in the medical profession per se but I went out with a doctor who owned a clinic with other docs and a pharmacist and I was baffled to learn how unprofessionel many of them can be.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

[50] .Jackson claimed that he had only two rhinoplasties and no other surgery on his face, although at one point he mentioned having a dimple created in his chin.^ Michael Jackson's original face , at twenty-one, before any surgery.
  • Michael Jackson, Dead at 50 | MetaFilter 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Oxman, who said he was speaking on behalf of no one but himself, and other friends made the rounds among the news outlets, adding to the intrigue of Jackson's early demise.
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

^ It was brilliantly yellow, and bore but two flowers – one, an inch higher than the other.
  • Remembering Michael Jackson 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.beertown.org [Source type: General]

[52]
Jackson two years after he was diagnosed with vitiligo, here in the early stages of the disease
He became the subject of increasingly sensational reports. .In 1986, the tabloids ran a story claiming that Jackson slept in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber to slow the aging process; he was pictured lying down in a glass box.^ In 1986, the tabloid press ran a story claiming that Jackson slept in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber to slow the aging process; he was pictured lying down in a glass box.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ (Another version of that story claims the guy Jackson spotted across a Vegas casino floor became head of Jackson's security detail, not his lover.
  • Was Michael Jackson Gay? No, But He Wasn't Exactly Straight, Either / Queerty 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC www.queerty.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Although untrue, it was a story that Jackson again disseminated to the tabloid press.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.Although the claim was untrue, Jackson had disseminated the fabricated story himself.^ Although untrue, it was a story that Jackson again disseminated to the tabloid press.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Although the claim was untrue, Jackson disseminated the fabricated story himself.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ (Another version of that story claims the guy Jackson spotted across a Vegas casino floor became head of Jackson's security detail, not his lover.
  • Was Michael Jackson Gay? No, But He Wasn't Exactly Straight, Either / Queerty 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC www.queerty.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[54][55] .When Jackson bought a chimpanzee called Bubbles from a laboratory, it was reported as an example of increasing detachment from reality.^ LOL. There was even a PBS documentary called Tabloid Truth: The Michael Jackson Scandal that investigated the danger of the Francias and other tabloid bought ‘witnesses’.

[56] .It was reported that Jackson had offered to buy the bones of Joseph Merrick (the "elephant man") and although untrue, Jackson did not deny the story.^ Later it was reported that Jackson bought the bones of The Elephant Man.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Although untrue, it was a story that Jackson again disseminated to the tabloid press.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Although the claim was untrue, Jackson disseminated the fabricated story himself.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

[54][55] .Although initially he saw these stories as publicity, he stopped leaking untruths to the press as they became more sensational, so the media began making up their own stories.^ Realizing his mistake, he stopped leaking untruths to the press.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ However due to the profit being made, the media began making up their own stories.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Making up false stories?
  • Michael Jackson and Blacks in Stress Who Convert to Islam :: Daniel Pipes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.danielpipes.org [Source type: General]

[55][57][58]
.These reports became embedded in the public consciousness, inspiring the nickname "Wacko Jacko," which Jackson came to despise.^ Michael Jackson's autopsy report finally came in.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ Now, even if these reports are true, I don't think that Michael Jackson was gay—although my reasons are different than his mother's.

^ Perhaps he'd be willing to speculate similarly on another report from that august publication, 'Jacko's ghost at Neverland' .

[59] Responding to the gossip, Jackson remarked to reporter Randy Taraborrelli:
.
Why not just tell people I'm an alien from Mars.^ "Why not just tell people I'm an alien from Mars.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ I have tried to make you see why people believe Michael Jackson was a pedophile, and they are not just pulling this stuff out of their behinds.

^ Why don't people just kick him away?

.Tell them I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight.^ Tell them I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ But if I, Michael Jackson, were to say, 'I'm an alien from Mars and I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight,' people would say, 'Oh, man, that Michael Jackson is nuts.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ (And then turn around to find a small army of zombies dancing in unison while Vincent Price's voice telling me the midnight hour is close at hand...
  • Michael Jackson, Dead at 50 | MetaFilter 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They'll believe anything
you say, because you're a reporter.^ I do not expect you to believe anything I say...
  • Michael Jackson Reportedly Will Be Buried in Muslim Traditions 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.aceshowbiz.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They'll believe anything you say, because you're a reporter.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Unless of course you are from the devil worhippers..because that is what they believe!!
  • Michael Jackson Reportedly Will Be Buried in Muslim Traditions 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.aceshowbiz.com [Source type: Original source]

.But if I, Michael Jackson, were to say, "I'm an alien from Mars and I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight," people would say, "Oh, man, that Michael Jackson is
nuts.^ That's the same problem with Michael Jackson's people.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ For this man Michael Jackson, embrace Islam.
  • Was Michael Jackson a Muslim? « Umar Lee 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC umarlee.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The origin of Michael Jackson's dance moves ?
  • Michael Jackson, Dead at 50 | MetaFilter 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He's cracked up. You can't believe a single word that comes out of his mouth."
[60]
Jackson wore a gold-plated military style jacket with belt in the Bad era
.Jackson starred in the 3-D film Captain EO, directed by Francis Ford Coppola.^ Then he starred in the Francis Ford Coppola-directed 3-D film Captain EO. It was the most expensive film produced on a per-minute basis at the time, and was later hosted in Disney theme parks.
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^ The musician then released a film called Moonwalker, which featured live footage, music videos, and a feature film that starred Jackson and Joe Pesci.
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^ Released in 1997 and premiering at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival, Ghosts was a short film written by Jackson and Stephen King and directed by Stan Winston.
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.It was the most expensive film produced on a per-minute basis at the time, and was later hosted in Disney theme parks.^ Then he starred in the Francis Ford Coppola-directed 3-D film Captain EO. It was the most expensive film produced on a per-minute basis at the time, and was later hosted in Disney theme parks.
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^ I'm time-blocking 20-30 minutes per day to posting on numerous Michael Jackson YouTube videos.
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^ Disneyland featured the film in its Tomorrowland area for nearly 11 years, while Walt Disney World screened the film in its Epcot theme park from 1986 to 1994.
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.Disneyland featured the film in its Tomorrowland area for nearly 11 years, while Walt Disney World screened the film in its EPCOT theme park from 1986 to 1994.[61] With the industry expecting another major hit, Jackson's first album in five years, Bad (1987), was highly anticipated.^ Having to hear Billie Jean and the rest of the shit on that album every five minutes made me hate Michael Jackson from thereon after.
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^ Mitheral at 12:11 PM on June 26, 2009 Michael Jackson album sales soar .
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^ Plus, the Jackson 5 made nine albums between 1969 and 1975, so he made three albums a year in 1970, 1972, and 1973, and two albums in 1971.
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[62] .It had lower sales than Thriller, but was still a substantial commercial success, spawning seven hit singles in the U.S., five of which ("I Just Can't Stop Loving You", "Bad", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Man in the Mirror" and "Dirty Diana") reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, more than any other album.^ A: "The way you make me feel, it really turns me on!"
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^ Michael was more than just a friend.
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^ Michael, I love you more~ .
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[63] .As of 2008, the album had sold 30 million copies worldwide.^ The album sold 21 million copies in the United States and at least 27 million worldwide.
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^ As of 2008, the album sold 30 million copies worldwide, including eight million shipments in the US.[26][60] .
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^ Jackson's expressed anger over the allegations on the 1995 album "HIStory," which sold more than 2.4 million copies, but by then, the popularity of Jackson's music was clearly waning even as public fascination with his increasingly erratic behavior was growing.
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[64]
.In 1987, Jackson disassociated himself from the Jehovah's Witnesses, in response to their disapproval of the Thriller video.^ The song and its accompanying video are a response to the backlash Jackson received from the media after being accused of child molestation in 1993.
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^ Michael Jackson performs Thriller LIVE in 1987 .
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^ One of my favorite memories that involve Michael Jackson are watching the Thriller video as a little girl and being scared silly.
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[65] .The Bad World Tour began on September 12 that year, finishing on January 14, 1989.[66] In Japan alone, the tour had 14 sellouts and drew 570,000 people, nearly tripling the previous record of 200,000 in a single tour.^ Almost 5,000 people called this at the beginning of this year.
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^ The previous record was 147 people in an event held last summer at a British secondary school.
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^ The group finally made it into the studio to record this music on a single day off during one of their most recent U.S. tours.

[67] .He broke a Guinness World Record when 504,000 people attended seven sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium.^ Jackson broke a Guinness World Record when 504,000 people attended seven sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium.
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^ Guinness World Records 2006 .
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^ Guinness World Records 2004 .
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.He performed a total of 123 concerts to an audience of 4.4 million people, and gained a further Guinness World Record when the tour grossed him $125 million.^ He performed a total of 123 concerts to a total audience of 4.4 million people, and gained a further Guinness World Record when the tour grossed him $125 million.
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^ Guinness World Records 2006 .
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^ Guinness World Records 2004 .
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.During the trip he invited underprivileged children to watch for free, and gave donations to hospitals, orphanages, and other charities.^ I thank God for his children, as I'm sure they gave his life so much meaning during his lonely exile.
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[66] .His Madison Square Garden Shows related to the Bad tour were voted as the greatest shows of all time in the history of the arena (starting from 1970 to 2010).^ The greatest singer of all time.May God be with you Micheal, I seem to have no words but to say your history you made it is impossible to repeat.

^ To the greatest entertainer of all time, you will be missed” .
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^ He was one of the greatest entertainers of all time, a once in a lifetime talent, we'll never see the likes of him again.

[68]

Autobiography, changing appearance and Neverland (1988–1990)

A male with black hair singing into a microphone. <a name=.The male is wearing a blue jacket and a white shirt with black pants and a white belt."^ A: They both own amusement parks, both wear gloves, both are black with white faces, and both have high-pitched voices.
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^ If 1: god is not black or white 2: god is not male or female 3: god is not straight or gay Then: god must be Michael Jackson .
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Jackson performing "The Way You Make Me Feel."
.In 1988, Jackson released his first autobiography, Moon Walk, which took four years to complete and sold 200,000 copies.^ A: One was the first man to walk on the moon, and the other f***s little boys.
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^ I first met Michael Jackson when I was five years old at a restaurant that my mother, stepfather and I often went to.
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^ I first met Michael Jackson at the Brickskeller in 1988.

[69] .Jackson wrote about his childhood, The Jackson 5, and the abuse he had suffered.^ Jackson told of his childhood, his experience in The Jackson 5 and the abuse he suffered as a child.
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^ In Michael's other high profile interview, Living with Michael Jackson (2003), the singer covered his face with his hand and began crying when talking about his childhood abuse.
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^ Brian Oxman, a former attorney of Jackson's and a family friend, said he was concerned about Jackson's use of painkillers and he warned the singer's family about possible abuse.
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[70] .He also wrote about his facial appearance, saying he had had two rhinoplastic surgeries and dimple created in his chin.^ He also spoke of his plastic surgery, saying he had two rhinoplastic surgeries and the surgical creation of a cleft in his chin.
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^ Back to what you wrote about Michael, actually it's very difficult for me to say but it seems there could be more than one issue.

^ Flunkie at 10:01 PM on June 25, 2009 [ 1 favorite ] There are two things to say about him.
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[52] .He attributed much of the change in the structure of his face to puberty, weight loss, a strict vegetarian diet, a change in hair style, and stage lighting.^ In the book, he attributed the change in the structure of his face to puberty, weight loss, a strict vegetarian diet, a change in hair style and stage lighting.
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^ Changes to his face were, in part, due to periods of significant weight loss.
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^ The structure of his face changed as well; several surgeons have speculated that Jackson had undergone multiple nasal surgeries, a forehead lift, thinned lips and a cheekbone surgery.
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[52] .Moon Walk reached the top position on The New York Times best sellers' list.^ We will always Remember The Time when the moon walk was perfected by you, You were a Thriller to watch and perform it, we all wanted to Rock With You.
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^ Being from the Wisconsin and visiting New York for the first time I was awestruck by everything I was experiencing.
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^ Good news: my friend Bertoncini at the New York Times!

[71] .The musician then released a film called Moonwalker, which featured live footage and short films that starred Jackson and Joe Pesci.^ The musician then released a film called Moonwalker, which featured live footage, music videos, and a feature film that starred Jackson and Joe Pesci.
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^ George Michael releases "Live in London," a concert DVD filmed over two shows in August 2008, next Tuesday December 8.
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^ It was made into a wonderful animated film several years ago which won an Academy Award for short animated feature (you can watch the video on Google Video ).
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.The film was originally intended to be released to theaters but due to financial issues, the film was released direct to video.^ Released in 1997 and premiering at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival, Ghosts was a short film written by Jackson and Stephen King and directed by Stan Winston.
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^ The musician then released a film called Moonwalker, which featured live footage, music videos, and a feature film that starred Jackson and Joe Pesci.
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.It debuted atop the Billboard Top Music Video Cassette chart, staying there for 22 weeks.^ Moonwalker debuted atop the Billboard Top Music Video Cassette chart, staying there for 22 weeks.
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^ In what would turn out to be the apex of Jackson's career, the album remained in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 for 80 consecutive weeks, 37 at the peak.
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^ Zira at 11:22 PM on June 25, 2009 [ 6 favorites ] I was in sixth grade when the Thriller music video came out.
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.It was eventually knocked off the top spot by Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues.^ It was eventually knocked off the top spot by Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues.
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^ Q: What did Michael Jackson yell when he fell off the boat?
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^ Michael Jackson reigned supreme in the music world, and will continue long after our tears have dried.
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[72]
.In March 1988, Jackson purchased land near Santa Ynez, California to build Neverland Ranch at a cost of $17 million.^ In March 1988, Jackson purchased land near Santa Ynez, California to build Neverland Ranch at a cost of $17 million.
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^ The charity organization brought underprivileged children to Jackson's ranch, to go on theme park rides that Jackson had built on the property after he purchased it.
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^ In March 1991, Jackson renewed his contract with Sony for $65 million; a record breaking deal at the time, displacing Neil Diamond's renewal contract with Columbia Records.
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.He installed Ferris wheels, a menagerie, and a movie theater on the 2,700-acre (11 km2) property.^ The 2,700-acre (11 km2) property had Ferris wheels, a menagerie, and a movie theater.
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.A security staff of 40 patrolled the grounds.^ A security staff of 40 patrolled the grounds.
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In 2003, it was valued at approximately $100 million.[21][73] .In 1989, his annual earnings from album sales, endorsements, and concerts was estimated at $125 million for that year alone.^ In 1989, his annual earnings from album sales, endorsements, and concerts was estimated at $125 million for that year alone.
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^ His total lifetime earnings from royalties on his solo recordings and music videos, revenue from concerts and endorsements have been estimated at $500 million; some analysts have speculated that his music catalog holdings could be worth billions of dollars.
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^ He received eight records, among them "First Entertainer to Earn More Than 100 Million Dollars in a Year" and "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time".
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[74] Shortly afterwards, he became the first Westerner to appear in a television ad in the Soviet Union.[72]
His success resulted in him being dubbed the "King of Pop."[75][76][77][78] The nickname was popularized by Elizabeth Taylor when she presented him with the Soul Train Heritage Award in 1989, proclaiming him "the true king of pop, rock and soul."[79] President George H. W. Bush presented him with The White House's special "Artist of the Decade."[80] From 1985 to 1990, he donated $500,000 to the United Negro College Fund, and all of the profits from his single "Man in the Mirror" went to charity.[81][82] Jackson's live rendition of "You Were There" at Sammy Davis Jr.'s 60th birthday celebration received an Emmy nomination.[72] .It was also around this time that Michael struck up a friendship with child actor Macaulay Culkin, a friendship that would last until his death.^ Heard on Jay Leno , April 11, 2005: The district attorney will claim that Michael Jackson molested actor Macauley Culkin.
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^ We therefore raise our glasses, filled with excellent beer, one last time in the memory of Michael Jackson and say skl!

^ Like Joel, and others clustered around the half century mark, I grew up with Michael Jackson.


Dangerous, Heal the World Foundation and Super Bowl XXVII (1991–93)

.In March 1991, Jackson renewed his contract with Sony for $65 million, a record-breaking deal at the time, displacing Neil Diamond's renewal contract with Columbia Records.^ In March 1991, Jackson renewed his contract with Sony for $65 million; a record breaking deal at the time, displacing Neil Diamond's renewal contract with Columbia Records.
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^ Jackson owns a 50 percent stake in the massive Sony-ATV Music Publishing Catalog, which includes music by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Lady Gaga and the Jonas Brothers.
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^ Jackson had been scheduled to perform 50 sold-out concerts to over one million people, at London's O2 arena, from July 13, 2009, to March 6, 2010.
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[73] .He released his eighth album Dangerous in 1991. As of 2008, Dangerous had shipped seven million copies in the U.S. and had sold 32 million copies worldwide; it is the most successful new jack swing album of all time.^ Jackson released his eighth album Dangerous in 1991.
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^ As of 2008, Dangerous has shipped 7 million copies in the US and has sold 32 million copies worldwide; it is the most successful New Jack Swing album of all time.
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^ Jackson's 1982 album, "Thriller," is the best-selling album of all time, with an estimated 50 million copies sold worldwide.
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[83][84][85] .In the United States, the album's first single "Black or White" was its biggest hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and remaining there for seven weeks, with similar chart performances worldwide.^ List of number-one hits (United States) .
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^ In the US, the album's first single "Black or White" was the album's biggest hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and remaining there for seven weeks, with similar chart performances worldwide.
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^ The group set a chart record when its first four singles ("I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save" and "I'll Be There") peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
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[86] .The album's second single "Remember the Time" spent eight weeks in the top five in the United States, peaking at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.^ The album's second single "Remember the Time" spent eight weeks in the top five in the US, peaking at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
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^ "You Are Not Alone" was the second single released from HIStory; it holds the Guinness World Record for the first song ever to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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^ In the US, the album's first single "Black or White" was the album's biggest hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and remaining there for seven weeks, with similar chart performances worldwide.
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[87] .In 1993, Jackson performed the song at the Soul Train Awards in a chair, saying he had suffered an injury in rehearsals.^ In 1993, Jackson performed the song at the Soul Train Awards in a wheelchair, saying he had suffered an injury in rehearsals.
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^ February 3, 2004: "The decision to have a costume reveal at the end of my halftime show performance was made after final rehearsals," Jackson said in a statement.
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^ Jackson proposed to Lisa Marie over the telephone towards the fall of 1993, saying, "If I asked you to marry me, would you do it?".
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[88] In the UK and other parts of Europe, "Heal the World" was the biggest hit from the album; it sold 450,000 copies in the UK and spent five weeks at number two in 1992.[87]
.Jackson founded the "Heal the World Foundation" in 1992. The charity organization brought underprivileged children to Jackson's ranch to enjoy theme park rides that Jackson had built on the property.^ The charity organization brought underprivileged children to Jackson's ranch, to go on theme park rides that Jackson had built on the property after he purchased it.
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^ Jackson founded the "Heal the World Foundation" in 1992.
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^ The 242-person routine was organized by longtime Jackson superfan Kevin Dua, who was notified by Guiness World Records on Friday morning of the accomplishment.
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.The foundation also sent millions of dollars around the globe to help children threatened by war, poverty, and disease.^ The foundation also sent millions of dollars around the globe to help children threatened by war and disease.
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^ All profits from the concerts went to the "Heal the World Foundation", raising millions of dollars in relief.
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^ He was a humanitarian and he only wanted to spread love around the world and help those in need, especially children with cancer, AIDS etc.
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.The Dangerous World Tour began on June 27, 1992, and finished on November 11, 1993. Jackson performed to 3.5 million people in 67 concerts.^ Jackson performed 82 concerts in 58 cities to over 4.5 million fans.
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^ June 26, 2009 at 11:27 am .
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^ Jackson performed to 3.5 million people in 67 concerts.
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.All profits from the concerts went to the "Heal the World Foundation", raising millions of dollars in relief.^ All profits from the concerts went to the "Heal the World Foundation", raising millions of dollars in relief.
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^ Just watch the footage of the many live concerts available on YouTube to see that, all over the world, a virtual sea of people cheered him wherever he went.
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^ All he ever did was try to literally " Heal the world" and seems he was only punished for it...” Read More » .
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[87][89] .He sold the broadcast rights to his Dangerous world tour to HBO for $20 million, a record-breaking deal that still stands.^ Also the $20 million settlement was made by MJ's insurance company who insured his tour I believe.

^ Grammys, 13 #1 tracks just as a solo artist, over 750 million records sold.
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^ There have been 36 albums have sold between 20 and 25 million copies.
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[90]
.Following the illness and death of Ryan White, Jackson helped draw public attention to HIV/AIDS, something that was still controversial at the time.^ Following the illness and death of Ryan White, Jackson helped draw public attention to HIV/AIDS, something that was still controversial at the time.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ It's something of a disconnect for me to read so many posts about how Jackson and his music are irrelevant when I hear his songs and see his influence all the time.
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^ In the ballad "Gone Too Soon", Jackson gives tribute to his friend Ryan White and the plight of those with AIDS.[179] .
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.He publicly pleaded with the Clinton Administration at Bill Clinton's Inaugural Gala to give more money to HIV/AIDS charities and research.^ He publicly pleaded with the Clinton Administration at Bill Clinton's Inaugural Gala to give more money to HIV/AIDS charities and research.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ He was loving, giving and donated immense amounts of money to charities… what have you done???

[91][92] .In a high-profile visit to Africa, Jackson visited several countries, among them Gabon and Egypt.^ AM on June 27, 2009 Jackson’s tour to become tribute concert -- "Madonna among possible high-profile singers to perform in place of pop star."
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^ In Michael's other high profile interview, Living with Michael Jackson (2003), the singer covered his face with his hand and began crying when talking about his childhood abuse.
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^ In 1990, after touring several Canadian microbreweries with Michael Jackson, Michael finally came down to visit my brewery in Helen, Georgia.
  • Remembering Michael Jackson 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.beertown.org [Source type: General]

[93] .His first stop to Gabon was greeted with a sizable and enthusiastic reception of more than 100,000 people, some of them carrying signs that read, "Welcome Home Michael."^ Michael was more than just a friend.
  • Remembering Michael Jackson 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.beertown.org [Source type: General]

^ His first stop to Gabon was greeted with a sizable reception of more than 100,000 people in "spiritual bedlam", some of them carrying signs that read, "Welcome Home Michael".
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ The more I learn about MJ the more I begin to believe there really was a conspiracy by some very powerful people to squash him and his message of peace and love.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

[93] In his trip to Côte d'Ivoire, Jackson was crowned "King Sani" by a tribal chief.[93] .He then thanked the dignitaries in French and English, signed official documents formalizing his kingship and sat on a golden throne while presiding over ceremonial dances.^ He then thanked the dignitaries in French and English, signed official documents formalizing his kingship and sat on a golden throne while presiding over ceremonial dances.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

[93]
.One of Jackson's most acclaimed performances came during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXVII.^ Michael Jackson was one of the most talented performers who ever lived.

^ One of Jackson's most acclaimed performances came during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXVII. As the performances began, Jackson was catapulted onto the stage as fireworks went off behind him.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Still a lot of controversy over the Super Bowl halftime show.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

.As the performances began, Jackson was catapulted onto the stage as fireworks went off behind him.^ One of Jackson's most acclaimed performances came during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXVII. As the performances began, Jackson was catapulted onto the stage as fireworks went off behind him.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ I heard Micheal Jackson had a heart attack because his baby dangled him off the balcony.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ Jackson later began performing backup vocals and dancing; at the age of eight, he and Jermaine assumed lead vocals, and the group's name was changed to The Jackson 5.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.As he landed on the canvas, he maintained a motionless "clenched fist, standing statue stance", dressed in a gold and black military outfit and sunglasses; he remained completely motionless for several minutes while the crowd cheered.^ As he landed on the canvass, he maintained a motionless "clenched fist, standing statue stance", dressed in a gold and black military outfit and sunglasses; he remained completely motionless for several minutes while the crowd cheered.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.He then slowly removed his sunglasses, threw them away and began to sing and dance.^ He then slowly removed his sunglasses, threw them away and began to sing and dance.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.His routine included four songs: "Jam", "Billie Jean", "Black or White" and "Heal the World". It was the first Super Bowl where the audience figures increased during the half-time show, and was viewed by 135 million Americans alone; Jackson's Dangerous album rose 90 places up the album chart.^ The man had one half-good song, Billie Jean, and that is it.
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^ Man, Billie Jean is a good song.
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^ It was the first Super Bowl where the audience figures increased during the half-time show, and was viewed by 135 million Americans alone; Jackson's Dangerous album rose 90 places up the album chart.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

[49] .Jackson was given the "Living Legend Award" at the 35th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.^ Jackson was given the "Living Legend Award" at the 35th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ On June 25, 2009, Jackson collapsed at his rented mansion on North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Jackson , the undisputed King of Pop, has died of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles, California .
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."Black or White" was Grammy nominated for best vocal performance.^ "Black or White" was Grammy nominated for best vocal performance.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ AM on June 26, 2009 [ 8 favorites ] If that was fear I saw in those eyes in the 1983 Motown performance, it was completely gone in the Black or White video.
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^ It was seen as a major artistic and commercial success, receiving a Grammy nomination for "Best Pop Vocal Performance".
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

."Jam" gained two nominations: Best R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song.^ "Jam" gained two nominations: Best R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ It was seen as a major artistic and commercial success, receiving a Grammy nomination for "Best Pop Vocal Performance".
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ The single had the highest debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at number five, and received a Grammy nomination for "Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals".
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

[87]

First child sexual abuse allegations and first marriage (1993-94)

.Jackson gave a 90-minute interview to Oprah Winfrey in February 1993, his second television interview since 1979. He grimaced when speaking of his childhood abuse at the hands of his father; he believed he had missed out on much of his childhood years, admitting that he often cried from loneliness.^ Jackson gave a 90-minute interview with Oprah Winfrey in February 1993, his first television interview since 1979.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Jackson, we miss you so much!
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

^ Jackson first spoke openly about his childhood abuse in a 1993 interview with Oprah Winfrey.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.He denied tabloid rumors that he had bought the bones of the Elephant Man, slept in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, or bleached his skin, stating for the first time that he had vitiligo.^ The Elephant Man recently bought some of Michael's bones.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ Later it was reported that Jackson bought the bones of The Elephant Man.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ The entertainer went on to dispel suggestions that he bleached his skin, admitting for the first time that he had vitiligo.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.The interview was watched by an American audience of 90 million, becoming the fourth most-viewed non-sport program in U.S. history.^ The interview was watched by 90 million Americans, becoming the fourth most-viewed non-sport program in US history.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ After spending many many hours reading/watching extensively interviews, articles and his songs, I came to love Michael Jackson and came to the conclusion that he is the most misunderstood human being.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ Examining these interviews, it becomes clear that Michael Jackson is one of the most misunderstood figures in modern day popular culture.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

.It also increased awareness of vitiligo, a relatively unknown condition.^ It also started a public debate on the topic of vitiligo, a relatively unknown condition before then.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.Dangerous re-entered the album chart in the top 10, more than a year after its original release.^ I have loved his music and admired his tremendous talent for more than 35 years.
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

^ A: They're both 30 year old meat between 10 year old buns!
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ I've been saying it for years, but it seems particularly appropriate today -- if Michael Jackson had died immediately after releasing the album "Bad" he would be enshrined as a musical god.
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[19][49][87]
Used on occcasion as a so-called truth serum, sodium amytal is a barbiturate derivative
.In the summer of 1993, Jackson was accused of child sexual abuse by a 13-year-old boy named Jordan Chandler and his father, Evan Chandler, a dentist.^ His name is Aaron and he's 8 years old.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ Jordan Chandler's father Evan Chandler knew the worst thing a man could EVER be accused of is "child molesting".

^ I was suspicious of Michael Jackson from the summer I was 9 years old.
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[94] .A year after Jackson met the boy, Evan administered sodium amytal to Jordan, a controversial sedative.^ A year after they had met, under the influence of sodium amytal, a controversial sedative, Jordan Chandler told his father that Jackson had touched his penis.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ I first met Michael Jackson when I was five years old at a restaurant that my mother, stepfather and I often went to.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ Jackson was so happy that after court he told Debbie "If you were a 12 year old boy I could kiss you."
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

.Under influence of the drug, Jordan told his father that Jackson had touched his penis.^ A year after they had met, under the influence of sodium amytal, a controversial sedative, Jordan Chandler told his father that Jackson had touched his penis.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Speaking after Jackson's death, she claimed that he had increasingly fallen under the influence of the Nation, which supplied his bodyguards.
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^ Jackson was accused of child sexual abuse by a 13-year-old child named Jordan Chandler and his father Evan Chandler.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

[95][96] .The Chandlers initially wanted a payment, but Jackson refused, however due to deteriorating health he could not endure a long trial 'like O.J.'. Both parties engaged in unsuccessful negotiations to reach a financial settlement.^ Evan Chandler and Jackson, represented by their legal teams, then engaged in unsuccessful negotiations to resolve the issue in a financial settlement; the negotiations were initiated by Chandler but Jackson did make several counter offers.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Jackson first wanted to look like Diana Ross, then a white person, now he wants to be A ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST. .
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ And both of Michael's ex-wives showed up because they said that they always wanted to see what the bedroom looked like.
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.Jordan told a psychiatrist and later police that he and Jackson had engaged in acts of kissing, masturbation and oral sex, as well as giving a detailed description of what he alleged were the singer's genitals.^ Jordan Chandler then told a psychiatrist and later police that he and Jackson had engaged in acts of kissing, masturbation and oral sex, as well as giving a detailed description of what he alleged were the singer's genitals.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ He also said the boy was able to give detailed descriptions about the blemishes, however he also claimed MJ was circumized when he was not.

^ How can you claim you had all that oral sex and masturbation with MJ to the point where you can identify blemishes on his penis and yet not know that he was uncircumcized?

[97]
.The father was tape-recorded discussing his intention to pursue charges, where he said, "If I go through with this, I win big-time.^ Sometime afterwards, Evan Chandler was tape-recorded saying amongst other things, "If I go through with this, I win big-time.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Also Jesus said I should go to ease his coming, It is because two Great propets couldnot come at one time.
  • Michael Jackson Reportedly Will Be Buried in Muslim Traditions 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.aceshowbiz.com [Source type: Original source]

^ John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
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.There's no way I lose.^ There's no way I lose.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ There's no way of knowing.
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^ There is no way he would have been able to hide it .

.I will get everything I want and they will be destroyed forever ...^ I don't know if he was a pedophile but it's interesting to note that there are tapes of the first kid's father saying that he is going to destroy MJ and that he's going to "get everything he wants".

^ I will get everything I want and they will be destroyed forever...Michael's career will be over".
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.Michael's career will be over". In the same conversation, when asked how this would affect his son, Chandler replied, "That's irrelevant to me...It will be a massacre if I don't get what I want.^ MJ knew that in 1996 if another child molestation lawsuit was filed against him it would kill his career no matter how ridiculous their claims were.

^ PM Reply to This » Link How do we know that hormones or estrogen supplementation would not cause vitiligo?

^ But it was Michael Jacksons first book that gave me a direction back in 1979 when I wanted to embark on a lasting and enjoyable career.

.It's going to be bigger than all us put together...This man [Jackson] is going to be humiliated beyond belief...He will not sell one more record".[96] The recorded conversation was a critical aspect of Jackson's defense against the upcoming allegation made against him.^ When I was 13, no one in the universe was bigger than Michael Jackson.

^ No one was bigger than Jackson.
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^ We all have to go one day.
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.He and his supporters argue that he was the victim of a jealous father whose only goal was to extort money from the singer.^ It got to a point where Gavin Arvizo’s father even accused George Lopez of stealing $300 dollars from the boy on a day out, and then tried to extort money from the actor.
  • Was Michael Jackson a Muslim? « Umar Lee 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC umarlee.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jordie's abuse was used by the father to extort money from Jackson.

^ He’s had thousands of kids at Neverland over the years, and only three accusers, all whose parents happen to be con-artists chasing after money.

[96]
.An official investigation began, with Jordan's mother adamant that there was no wrongdoing on Jackson's part.^ An official investigation began, with Jordan Chandler's mother adamant that there was no wrongdoing on Jackson's part.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ In fact, had Michael Jackson ever visited the toilets in Brewerkz he would have heard his own voice emanating from the speakers - had he been in there long enough to catch his part of the loop.
  • Remembering Michael Jackson 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.beertown.org [Source type: General]

^ These were released as part of the Jackson 5 franchise, and produced successful singles such as "Got to Be There", "Ben" and a remake of Bobby Day's "Rockin' Robin".
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.Neverland Ranch was searched; and several children and family members denied that Jackson was a pedophile,[97] though his image took a further hit when his older sister, La Toya, accused him of being a pedophile, a statement she later retracted.^ Jackson gets the kids over at the Neverland Ranch ...
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ Jackson's image took a further turn for the worse when his older sister La Toya Jackson accused him of being a pedophile, a statement she later retracted.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ A: Several children have fingered him.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

[98] .Jackson agreed to a 25-minute strip search, conducted by police and doctors at his ranch, required to see if a description provided by Jordan of Jackson's genitals was accurate.^ The search was required to see if a description provided by Jordan Chandler was accurate.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Jackson agreed to a 25-minute strip search, conducted at his ranch.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Jordan Chandler then told a psychiatrist and later police that he and Jackson had engaged in acts of kissing, masturbation and oral sex, as well as giving a detailed description of what he alleged were the singer's genitals.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.Doctors concluded there were strong similarities, but it was not a definitive match.^ There were some strong beers (the event concluded with EKU 28) and I was, um, mellow.

[98] .Jordan Chandler claimed that Michael Jackson was circumcised, but according to the result of the strip search Michael Jackson was not circumcised, though an erect penis will look circumcised even if it's not.^ As for circumcision let me debunk that, an erected penis looks circumcised.

^ Q: What does Michael Jackson call a circumcision?
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ Not the Michael Jackson you're looking for?
  • Michael Jackson (I) - Keywords 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.His friends said he never recovered from the humiliation.^ Last time I checked, Dr. Bailey had never published anything that said "David D. and all of his friends speak with the stereotypical homosexual accent".

He described the search in an emotional public statement, and proclaimed his innocence.[94]
The tabloids painted him in an extremely unfavorable light.[99] .Complaints about them included bias against Jackson, paying for stories about alleged criminal activity, and buying leaked confidential material from the police investigation.^ I, too, have learned more about Michael Jackson since his death, and I'm astounded at the power of the media to submerge any fact that does not support the "preferred" story.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ The Post reports that Dworin is going to spill the beans on what police found during their investigation and that he believes Jackson may still pose a threat to children.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ I was trying to see if there were any stories in the news that are not about Michael Jackson...
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

[100] .On January 1, 1994, Jackson's insurance company settled with the Chandlers out of court for $22 million, after which Jordan stopped co-operating regarding criminal proceedings.^ In that case, the criminal charges were dropped, and Jackson settled with the boy's family, reportedly for $20 million.

^ PM Reply to This » Link Hmmm if I am to understand you & the article you pointed out 3 times correctly Jordan Chandler described "a unique feature of ...

^ Also the $20 million settlement was made by MJ's insurance company who insured his tour I believe.

[101] .Jackson was never charged, and the state closed its criminal investigation, citing lack of evidence.^ They never had enough evidence to file charges against him.

^ In that case, the criminal charges were dropped, and Jackson settled with the boy's family, reportedly for $20 million.

^ PM on June 26, 2009 dgaicun: "Michael Jackson was never found guilty of any sexual abuse charges against minors."
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[102]
.In May 1994, Jackson married singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley.^ Jackson married Lisa Marie Presley in 1994, and they divorced in 1996.
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

^ In May 1994, Jackson married singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Maybe Lisa Marie Presley knew more than we do, and not about having sex with Michael.

.They had first met in 1975, during one of Jackson's family engagements at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, and were reconnected through a mutual friend in early 1993.[99] They stayed in contact every day over the telephone.^ They had first met in 1975 during one of Jackson's family engagements at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, and were reconnected through a mutual friend in early 1993.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ The impression it made on me has stayed with me through this day.
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

^ They stayed in contact every day over the telephone.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.As the child molestation accusations became public, Jackson became dependent on Presley for emotional support; she was concerned about his faltering health and addiction to drugs.^ As child molestation accusations became public, Jackson became dependent on Lisa Marie for emotional support; she was concerned about his faltering health and addiction to drugs.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ "Michael Jackson health concerns".
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ I, too, have learned more about Michael Jackson since his death, and I'm astounded at the power of the media to submerge any fact that does not support the "preferred" story.
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[103] .Presley explained, "I believed he didn't do anything wrong and that he was wrongly accused and yes I started falling for him.^ Lisa Marie explained, "I believed he didn't do anything wrong and that he was wrongly accused and yes I started falling for him.
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^ Anyway, I was a bit young in MJ's heyday (and didn't have cable) and when I really became aware of him I'd already gotten heavily into rock, and then the weirdness started.
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^ And I would have loved to see him prove everyone wrong who said he wouldn't make a single show in London without falling from stage!!
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.I wanted to save him.^ His family and his loved ones also wanted to save him from this as well but didn't know how and this was 14 years ago.
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^ I wanted to "save him" I wanted to save him from the inevitable which is what has just happened.
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I felt that I could do it."[104] .In a phone call he made to her, she described him as high, incoherent and delusional.^ His wife was stunned to discover the girl made 91 long distance phone calls to MJ while he was on tour.

^ Have you heard the phone calls he made saying he was out to ruin Michael's life, and that what his plan would do to his son was irrelevant to him?

[103] .Shortly afterwards, she persuaded him to settle the allegations out of court and go into rehabilitation to recover.^ Shortly afterwards, she tried to persuade Jackson to settle the allegations out of court and go into rehabilitation to recoverhe subsequently did both.
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^ Jackson insisted that he wanted to pursue the matter in court but that the insurance company made him settle.

^ After Jackson had started negotiations, McCartney changed his mind and tried to persuade Yoko Ono to join him in a joint bid, she declined, so he pulled out.
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[103] .Jackson proposed to Presley over the telephone towards the fall of 1993, saying, "If I asked you to marry me, would you do it?"^ Jackson proposed to Lisa Marie over the telephone towards the fall of 1993, saying, "If I asked you to marry me, would you do it?".
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^ By the fall of 1993, Jackson was addicted to the drugs.
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^ Jermaine Jackson, being Muslim, would mention Allah instead of God for “May God be with you” towards his baby brother.
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[103] .They married in the Dominican Republic in secrecy, denying it for nearly two months afterwards.^ Presley and Jackson married in the Dominican Republic in secrecy; the parties denied they had been married for nearly two months.
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[105] .The marriage was, in her words, "a married couple's life ...^ The marriage was, in her words, "a married couple's life ...
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that was sexually active".[106] .At the time, the tabloid media speculated that the wedding was a ploy to prop up Jackson's public image.^ At the time, the tabloid media speculated that the wedding was a ploy to prop up Jackson's public image in light of prior sexual abuse allegations.
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^ It is time to put an end to media speculations.
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^ Despite settling the 1993 case and being acquitted of the 2005 charges, Michael Jackson’s commercial appeal and public image were severely damaged by the allegations.
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[105] .Jackson and Presley divorced less than two years later, remaining friendly.^ Jackson and Presley divorced less than two years later, remaining friendly.
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^ He married Lisa Marie Presley in 1993, but would divorce two years later.
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^ In 2007, Jackson settled a lawsuit filed by a Beverly Hills pharmacy that claimed the singer owed more than $100,000 for prescription drugs over a two-year period.
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[107]

HIStory, second marriage and fatherhood (1995–99)

.In 1995, Jackson merged his ATV Music catalog with Sony's publishing division creating Sony/ATV Music Publishing.^ In 1995, Jackson merged his Northern Songs catalog with Sony's publishing division creating Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
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^ For a number of years, Sony had been pushing to buy all of Jackson's share in their music catalog venture.
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^ Just before the release of Invincible, Jackson informed the head of Sony Music Entertainment, Tommy Mottola, that he was leaving Sony.
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.Jackson retained half-ownership of the company, earned $95 million upfront as well as the rights to even more songs.^ Jackson retained half-ownership of the company, earned $95 million upfront as well as the rights to even more songs.
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^ This is when I learnt my first Michael Jackson lesson He never, ever criticised the nature of beer publicly, even if it fell short of what he felt right at the time.

^ He received eight records, among them "First Entertainer to Earn More Than 100 Million Dollars in a Year" and "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time".
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[47][108] .He then released the double album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I.^ He then released the double album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. The first disc, HIStory Begins, was a 15-track greatest hits album, and was later reissued as Greatest Hits HIStory Vol.
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^ The first single released from the album was the double A-side "Scream/Childhood".
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.The first disc, HIStory Begins, was a 15-track greatest hits album, and was later reissued as Greatest Hits – HIStory Vol.^ He then released the double album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. The first disc, HIStory Begins, was a 15-track greatest hits album, and was later reissued as Greatest Hits HIStory Vol.
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^ While his first album Off the Wall produced his first solo hit, Don't Stop Til You Get Enough , his rocket to iconic status was cemented with the release of Thriller.
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^ With the industry expecting another major hit, Jackson's first album in five years, Bad (1987), was highly anticipated.
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.I
in 2001, while the second disc, HIStory Continues, contained 15 new songs.^ I in 2001, the second disc, HIStory Continues, contained 15 new songs.
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^ He then released the double album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. The first disc, HIStory Begins, was a 15-track greatest hits album, and was later reissued as Greatest Hits HIStory Vol.
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^ In 1997, Jackson released Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix, which contained remixes of hit singles from HIStory and five new songs.
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.The album debuted at number one on the charts and has been certified for seven million shipments in the US.[109] It is the best-selling multiple-disc album of all-time, with 20 million copies (40 million units) sold worldwide.^ Thriller has been the best selling album of all time for basically my entire life.
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^ Off the Wall reached number three on the Billboard 200 and has since been certified for 7 million shipments in the US and eventually sold over 20 million copies worldwide.
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^ It moved by some estimates 109 million units, and has been called the best selling album of all time .
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[86][110] .HIStory received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year.^ HIStory received a Grammy nomination for best album.
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^ It was seen as a major artistic and commercial success, receiving a Grammy nomination for "Best Pop Vocal Performance".
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^ Among his many outstanding performances in recent years, my personal favorite one is on Don Sebesky's 1999 double-Grammy winner album "Joyful Noise".

[111]
.The first single released from the album was the double A-side "Scream/Childhood". "Scream" was a duet, performed with Jackson's youngest sister Janet.^ "Scream" was a duet, sung and performed with Jackson's youngest sister Janet.
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^ The first single released from the album was the double A-side "Scream/Childhood".
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^ He then released the double album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. The first disc, HIStory Begins, was a 15-track greatest hits album, and was later reissued as Greatest Hits HIStory Vol.
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.The song fights against the media, mainly for what the media made him out to be during his 1993 child abuse allegations.^ Santa Barbara County district attorney announced child-molestation allegations against Jackson.
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^ They “made him come out with a lot more stuff” that he didn’t want to say?

^ Jackson began taking painkillers, Valium, Xanax and Ativan to deal with the stress of the allegations made against him.
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.The single had the highest debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at number five, and received a Grammy nomination for "Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals".[111] "You Are Not Alone" was the second single released from HIStory; it holds the Guinness World Record for the first song ever to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.^ The group set a chart record when its first four singles ("I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save" and "I'll Be There") peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
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^ "You Are Not Alone" was the second single released from HIStory; it holds the Guinness World Record for the first song ever to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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^ It was seen as a major artistic and commercial success, receiving a Grammy nomination for "Best Pop Vocal Performance".
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[74] .It was seen as a major artistic and commercial success, receiving a Grammy nomination for "Best Pop Vocal Performance".[111] In late 1995, Jackson was rushed to a hospital after collapsing during rehearsals for a televised performance; the incident was caused by a stress related panic attack.^ In late 1995, Jackson was rushed to a hospital after collapsing during rehearsals for a televised performance; the incident was caused by a stress related panic attack.
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^ It was seen as a major artistic and commercial success, receiving a Grammy nomination for "Best Pop Vocal Performance".
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^ HIStory received a Grammy nomination for best album.
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[112] "Earth Song" was the third single released from HIStory, and topped the UK singles chart for six weeks over Christmas 1995; it sold a million copies, making it Jackson's most successful single in the UK.[111]
.The album was promoted with the very successful HIStory World Tour.^ The HIStory World Tour began on September 7, 1996, and finished on October 15, 1997.
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.The tour began on September 7, 1996, and finished on October 15, 1997. Jackson performed 82 concerts in 58 cities to over 4.5 million fans, and grossed up a total of $165 million.^ Jackson performed 82 concerts in 58 cities to over 4.5 million fans.
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^ The HIStory World Tour began on September 7, 1996, and finished on October 15, 1997.
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^ Jackson performed to 3.5 million people in 67 concerts.
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.The show, which visited five continents and 35 countries, became Jackson's most successful in terms of audience figures.^ The show, which visited 5 continents and 35 countries, became Jackson's most successful in terms of audience figures.
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^ He was the second youngest and the most successful Jackson.
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^ Examining these interviews, it becomes clear that Michael Jackson is one of the most misunderstood figures in modern day popular culture.
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[66] .During the Australian leg of the HIStory World Tour, Jackson married dermatology nurse Deborah Jeanne Rowe on November 14, 1996 in an impromptu ceremony close to his Sydney hotel room.^ Later that year, Jackson married Deborah Rowe, a former nurse for his dermatologist.
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^ During the Australian leg of the HIStory World Tour, Jackson married dermatologist nurse Deborah Jeanne Rowe, with whom he fathered a son, Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr. "Prince"), and a daughter, Paris Michael Katherine Jackson.
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^ When I was 12 I had an 11th row ticket to see the Jackson's Victory Tour!
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.She gave birth to Michael's first two children: a son named Michael Joseph Jr (commonly known as Prince), and a daughter, Paris-Michael Katherine.^ They had two children together: Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., known as Prince Michael, now 12; and Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, 11.
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^ Jackson, who died June 25, left behind three children: son Michael Joseph Jr., known as Prince Michael, 12; daughter Paris Michael Katherine, 11; and son Prince Michael II, 7.
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^ Birth name Michael Joseph Jackson .
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[107][113] .Rowe and Jackson first met in the mid-1980s, when Jackson was diagnosed with vitiligo.^ The pair first met in the mid-1980s, when Jackson was diagnosed with vitiligo.
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^ I first met Michael in Toronto in the mid-1980's.

^ Originally there were no plans to marry, but following Rowe's first pregnancy, Jackson's mother intervened and persuaded them to do so.
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.She spent many years treating his illness as well as providing emotional support.^ She spent many years treating his illness as well as providing emotional support.
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^ Part of this day was spent digging though files and folders, looking at photos that haven't been seen in many years.

.They built a strong friendship, then became romantically involved.^ They built a strong friendship, then became romantically involved.
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[114] .Originally, there were no plans to marry, but following Rowe's first pregnancy, Jackson's mother intervened and persuaded them to do so.^ Originally there were no plans to marry, but following Rowe's first pregnancy, Jackson's mother intervened and persuaded them to do so.
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^ Jackson corrected me "No, first you served Ledaig and then you served Ardbeg."

^ I first met Michael Jackson when I was five years old at a restaurant that my mother, stepfather and I often went to.
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[115] .The couple divorced in 1999 but remained friends, and Rowe gave full custody of the children to Jackson.^ Rowe filed for divorce in 1999.
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^ After the couple divorced in 1999, with Rowe giving full custody rights of the children to Jackson, they remained friends.
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^ In late 2006, Jackson agreed to share joint custody of his first two children with ex-wife Debbie Rowe.
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[116]
.In 1997, Jackson released Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix, which contained remixes of hit singles from HIStory and five new songs.^ In 1997, Jackson released Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix, which contained remixes of hit singles from HIStory and five new songs.
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^ Michael's new group: The Jackson Five and Under!
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^ In early 1996, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) issued a press release charging Jackson with antisemitism regarding lyrics in the song "They Don't Care About Us", the fourth single from HIStory.
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.Worldwide sales stand at 6 million copies as of 2007, making it the best selling remix album ever released.^ List of best-selling albums worldwide .
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^ Worldwide sales stand at 6 million copies as of 2007, making it one of the best selling remix albums ever released.
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^ Thriller went on to sell upwards of 109 million copies, making it the best-selling album of all time,[31][32][3][33] causing Jackson biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli to muse that "at some point, Thriller stopped selling like a leisure itemlike a magazine, a toy, tickets to a hit movieand started selling like a household staple."
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.It reached number one in the UK, as did the title track.^ It reached number one in the UK, as did the title track.
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^ It reached number two in the US, number three in the UK and top 10 on over 30 national charts.
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[117][118] .In the US, the album was certified platinum, but only reached number 24.[83][111] Forbes placed his annual income at $35 million in 1996 and $20 million in 1997.[73] Throughout June 1999, Jackson was involved in a number of charitable events.^ Throughout June 1999, Jackson was involved in a number of charitable events.
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^ Forbes placed his annual income at $35 million in 1996 and $20 million in 1997.
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^ In the US, the album was certified platinum, but only reached number 24.
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.He joined Luciano Pavarotti for a benefit concert in Modena, Italy.^ He joined Luciano Pavarotti for a benefit concert in Modena, Italy.
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^ "Ricky Martin, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Others To Join Pavarotti For Benefit".
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.The show was in support of the non-profit organization War Child, and raised a million dollars for the refugees of Kosovo, as well as additional funds for the children of Guatemala.^ The show was in support of the non-profit organization Warchild, and raised a million dollars for the refugees of Kosovo, as well as additional funds for the children of Guatemala.
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^ All profits from the concerts went to the "Heal the World Foundation", raising millions of dollars in relief.
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^ The foundation also sent millions of dollars around the globe to help children threatened by war and disease.
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[119] .Later that month, Jackson organized a set of "Michael Jackson & Friends" benefit concerts in Germany and Korea.^ Later that month, Jackson organized a set of "Michael Jackson & Friends" benefit concerts in Germany and Korea.
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^ Michael Jackson in 4 months.
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^ The date for Michael Jackson's trial has been set.
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Other artists involved included Slash, The Scorpions, Boyz II Men, Luther Vandross, Mariah Carey, A. R. Rahman, Prabhu Deva Sundaram, Shobana Chandrakumar, Andrea Bocelli and Luciano Pavarotti. .The proceeds went to the "Nelson Mandela Children's Fund", the Red Cross and UNESCO.^ Jackson went on to say his persecution was identical to that of black luminaries such as Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali...
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[120]

Label dispute, Invincible and third child (2000–03)

.In October 2001, Jackson released Invincible.^ Six years after his last studio album and after spending much of the late 1990s out of the public eye, Jackson released Invincible in October 2001 to much anticipation.
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^ Just before the release of Invincible, Jackson informed the head of Sony Music Entertainment, Tommy Mottola, that he was leaving Sony.
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.This was his first full-length album in six years, and it turned out to be the last album of new material he released while still alive.^ Q: Have you heard Michael Jackson is coming out with a new album?
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ Fox News reported that Michael Jackson asked Stevie Wonder to appear on his new album, but Stevie turned him down.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ While his first album Off the Wall produced his first solo hit, Don't Stop Til You Get Enough , his rocket to iconic status was cemented with the release of Thriller.
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.The release of the album was preceded by a dispute between Jackson and his record label, Sony Music Entertainment.^ Heard on Conan , September 6, 2005 (rerun): Ever since the verdict in the Michael Jackson trial has been released, the sales of Michael's albums have gone up.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ Plus, the Jackson 5 made nine albums between 1969 and 1975, so he made three albums a year in 1970, 1972, and 1973, and two albums in 1971.
  • Michael Jackson, Dead at 50 | MetaFilter 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Q: How do we know Michael Jackson is ready to release another album?
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

.Jackson had expected the licenses to the masters of his albums to revert to him sometime in the early 2000s.^ Fox News reported that Michael Jackson asked Stevie Wonder to appear on his new album, but Stevie turned him down.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

.Once he had the licenses, he would be able to promote the material however he pleased and he would also be able to keep all the profits.^ Once in a while, I would draw something to keep my skills sharp, but it was copying from the real world, not inspired from my soul.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

.However, due to various clauses in the contract, the revert date turned out to be many years away.^ For many years, mainly due to the media slandering of Michael, his plastic surgery and his gradual 'waning', I have felt somewhat uncomfortable about my feelings for him.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ It turned out that Charlie had prepared 3 different batches of his chili in varying degrees of spice.

^ However, its perfectly okay to hypothesize, something we do all the time at Universities, yet, you are making many assumptions without lying out possible counterpoints.

.Jackson discovered that the attorney who represented him in the deal was also representing Sony.^ In March 1991, Jackson renewed his contract with Sony for $65 million; a record breaking deal at the time, displacing Neil Diamond's renewal contract with Columbia Records.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm not even convinced that the people who worked with him the most closely knew who he was as much as they knew the image of him that needed to be sold for "Michael Jackson" to be what *it* was.
  • Michael Jackson, Dead at 50 | MetaFilter 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ MICHAEL JACKSON'S BABY I heard that shortly before having Michael Jackson's baby, the woman who was impregnated by him was asked some questions by some reporters: Reporter: Have you been able to determine its sex?
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

[118] .Jackson was also concerned about another conflict of interest.^ When asked about Ms. Jackson's left boob, Mr. Ashcroft said that it is not a suspect at this time but that it remains "a boob of interest."
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ TANK Emily and a few others are awfully concerned about michael jackson's actual sexual orientation (and affirming his heterosexuality)….hmmmm, I wonder why.
  • Was Michael Jackson Gay? No, But He Wasn't Exactly Straight, Either / Queerty 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC www.queerty.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In short, Michael Bailey is just another know-nothing as far as Michael Jackson is concerned.

.For a number of years, Sony had been pushing to buy all of Jackson's share in their music catalog venture.^ And that point is that the Jamaican identity through those years of startling fecundity (at least musically) wasn't focussed on its local borders at all.
  • WOEBOT: Dissensus Threads Archives 11 September 2009 23:49 UTC www.woebot.com [Source type: General]

^ SoCalGal - I want to thank you and all of the readers for the monumental efforts you have put into sharing my article on Michael Jackson with others around the world.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ It's something of a disconnect for me to read so many posts about how Jackson and his music are irrelevant when I hear his songs and see his influence all the time.
  • Michael Jackson, Dead at 50 | MetaFilter 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Jackson feared that Sony might have something to gain from Jackson's career failing, since if his career did fail he would have to sell his share of the catalog.^ Jackson would not go into detail about what exactly the conspiracy is, but did hint it was being perpetrated by people who do not like their kids being molested...
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ I just would like to reveal something that he did that was special and meant a lot to me while revealing his good nature and character.

^ If you're Michael Jackson and you would like to take care of the kids, please press four.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

[121]
These conflicts were utilized by the entertainer to leverage an early exit to his contract.[118] .Just before the release of Invincible, Jackson informed the head of Sony Music Entertainment, Tommy Mottola, that he was leaving Sony.^ Just before the release of Invincible, Jackson informed the head of Sony Music Entertainment, Tommy Mottola, that he was leaving Sony.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ The musician then released a film called Moonwalker, which featured live footage, music videos, and a feature film that starred Jackson and Joe Pesci.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1995, Jackson merged his Northern Songs catalog with Sony's publishing division creating Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

[118] .As a result, all singles releases, video shootings and promotions concerning the Invincible album were canceled.^ As a result, all singles releases, video shootings and promotions concerning the Invincible album were canceled.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ My youngest son adored Michael and would try to emulate his "Moon Walk" and we all loved the Thriller Album and Video..
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

^ Sony BMG released Visionary: The Video Singles to the European market: a series of 20 of his biggest hit singles of the 1980s and 1990s.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.In spite of the uproar preceding its release, Invincible came out in October 2001 to much anticipation.^ Six years after his last studio album and after spending much of the late 1990s out of the public eye, Jackson released Invincible in October 2001 to much anticipation.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.Just before the album's release, a special 30th Anniversary celebration at Madison Square Garden occurred in September 2001 to mark the singer's 30th year as a solo artist.^ I had never seen Thriller until the anniversary re-release a year or so ago.
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^ While his first album Off the Wall produced his first solo hit, Don't Stop Til You Get Enough , his rocket to iconic status was cemented with the release of Thriller.
  • Michael Jackson, Dead at 50 | MetaFilter 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Heard on Conan , September 6, 2005 (rerun): Ever since the verdict in the Michael Jackson trial has been released, the sales of Michael's albums have gone up.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

.Jackson appeared onstage alongside his brothers for the first time since 1984.[122] The show also featured performances by Mýa, Usher, Whitney Houston, 'N Sync, Destiny's Child, Monica, Luther Vandross, and Slash, among other artists.^ Jackson appeared onstage alongside his brothers for the first time since 1984.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ The show also featured performances by Ma, Usher, Whitney Houston, 'N Sync, and Slash, among other artists.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ This was the first time that we had seen each other naked.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

[123] .In the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Jackson helped organize the United We Stand: What More Can I Give benefit concert at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The concert was aired on October 21, 2001, and included performances from dozens of major artists, including Jackson, who performed his song "What More Can I Give" as the finale.^ Michael Jackson was one of the most talented performers who ever lived.

^ February 3, 2004: "The decision to have a costume reveal at the end of my halftime show performance was made after final rehearsals," Jackson said in a statement.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ He was surrounded by sycophants and yes-men who were more concerned with keeping the gravy train on the rails than getting help for a clearly troubled man.
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[121]
.Invincible proved to be a hit, debuting atop the charts in 13 countries and going on to sell approximately 13 million copies worldwide.^ The album sold 21 million copies in the United States and at least 27 million worldwide.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

.It received double-platinum certification in the US.[83][86][124] However, the sales for Invincible were lower than those of his previous releases, due in part to a lack of promotion, no supporting world tour and the label dispute.^ Those things are always part of one's life no matter what happens later.
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^ Those who do it are no more than foolish ruffians- so be it Dr. Bailey too.

^ Michael was very supportive of our beers and wished us all the luck in the world.

.The album also came out at a bad time for the music industry in general.^ Michael was born into a showbizz family and had the GIFT. And like he said many times; the songs and music came through him not from him.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ If Michael was gay I think he would have came out with it or it would have leaked out somehow a long time ago.
  • Was Michael Jackson Gay? No, But He Wasn't Exactly Straight, Either / Queerty 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC www.queerty.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ His music will stand the test of time and will be studied and reverred by future generations.
  • Michael Jackson Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

[121] The album cost $30 million to record, not including promotional expenditures.[125] .Invincible spawned three singles, "You Rock My World", "Cry" and "Butterflies", the latter without a music video.^ When I was 10 you were my world.
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

^ The album spawned three singles, "You Rock My World", "Cry" and "Butterflies", the latter without a music video.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ You Rock My World 16.
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.Jackson alleged in July 2002 that Mottola was a "devil" and a "racist" who did not support his African-American artists, using them merely for his own personal gain.^ Jackson made allegations in July 2002 that Mottola was a "devil" and a "racist" who did not support his African-American artists, using them merely for his own personal gain.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Jackson would not go into detail about what exactly the conspiracy is, but did hint it was being perpetrated by people who do not like their kids being molested...
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ Did you hear who Michael Jackson's lawyer is?
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

[121] .He charged that Mottola had called his colleague Irv Gotti a "fat nigger".[126] Sony refused to renew Jackson's contract, and claimed that a $25 million promotional campaign had failed because Jackson refused to tour in the United States.^ Q: Why did Michael Jackson fail to renew his contract with Pepsi?
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ CrazyLemonade at 4:08 PM on June 25, 2009 Fat Beats Radio on EVR is playing a non-stop mix of Michael Jackson listen live .
  • Michael Jackson, Dead at 50 | MetaFilter 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The album sold 21 million copies in the United States and at least 27 million worldwide.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

[125]
.Jackson's third child, Prince Michael Jackson II (nicknamed "Blanket") was born in 2002.[127] The mother's identity is unknown, but Jackson has said the child was the result of artificial insemination from a surrogate mother and his own sperm.^ Jackson also had a third child, Prince Michael II. Now 7, Jackson said the boy nicknamed Blanket as a baby was his biological child born from a surrogate mother.
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

^ The mother's identity was never released by Jackson, but he has said the child was the result of artificial insemination from a surrogate mother and his own sperm cells.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Jackson accused of child abuse".
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[116] .In November of that year, Jackson brought his newborn son onto the balcony of his room at the Hotel Adlon in Berlin, as fans stood below, holding him in his right arm, with a cloth loosely draped over the baby's face.^ In November of that year, Jackson brought his new born son onto the balcony of his hotel room in Berlin, as fans stood below.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Holding him in his right arm, with a cloth loosely draped over the baby's face, Jackson briefly extended the baby over the railing of the balcony, four stories above ground level, causing widespread criticism in the media.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Jackson was named the most foolish American of 2003 after dangling his baby son over a Berlin hotel room balcony above press photographers last year.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

.The baby was briefly extended over a railing, four stories above ground level, causing widespread criticism in the media.^ Holding him in his right arm, with a cloth loosely draped over the baby's face, Jackson briefly extended the baby over the railing of the balcony, four stories above ground level, causing widespread criticism in the media.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.Jackson later apologized for the incident, calling it "a terrible mistake".[128] Sony released a compilation of Jackson's hits on CD and DVD. In the US, the album was certified platinum by the RIAA; in the UK it was certified for shipments of at least 1.2 million units.^ In 2003, Sony put out a compilation of Jackson's hits on CD and DVD. In the US, the album peaked at number 13 and was certified platinum by the RIAA; in the UK it was certified for shipments of at least 1.2 million units.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Jackson later apologized for the incident, calling it "a terrible mistake".
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ In the US, the album was certified platinum, but only reached number 24.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

[83][129]

Second child sexual abuse allegations (2003–05)

.In a series of interviews with Martin Bashir, broadcast in 2003, as Living with Michael Jackson, Jackson was seen holding hands and discussing sleeping arrangements with Gavin Arvizo, 13, who later accused him of sexual abuse.^ Michael Jackson was one of the most talented performers who ever lived.

^ Michael Jackson himself-or those who were really close to him.

^ Michael Jackson accused of child abuse".
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

[130] .Shortly after the documentary aired, Jackson was charged with seven counts of child molestation and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent in relation to Arvizo.^ Michael pleaded not guilty to seven counts of molesting a child under 14 and two counts of giving the child an intoxicating agent to facilitate abuse.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ Today Michael Jackson was charged with seven counts of lewd acts with a child.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ "The judge in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial selected 250 candidates for the jury pool, which Jackson himself has selected 20 for the kiddie pool."
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

[130] Jackson denied the allegations, saying the sleepovers were not sexual in nature.
.During the two years between the charges and the trial, Jackson reportedly became dependent on pethidine (Demerol), and lost a lot of weight.^ In that case, the criminal charges were dropped, and Jackson settled with the boy's family, reportedly for $20 million.

^ The McJackson will be a 50 year old piece of meat stuck between two very fresh and tender buns.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ Plus, the Jackson 5 made nine albums between 1969 and 1975, so he made three albums a year in 1970, 1972, and 1973, and two albums in 1971.
  • Michael Jackson, Dead at 50 | MetaFilter 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The People v. .Jackson began on January 31, 2005, in Santa Maria, California, and lasted five months, until the end of May.^ January 31, 2005 .
  • WOEBOT: Dissensus Threads Archives 11 September 2009 23:49 UTC www.woebot.com [Source type: General]

^ SAT Analogies from Conan O'Brien , January 19, 2005: "Michael Jackson 2005" is to "surveying juror pool" as "Michael Jackson 2006" is to "surveying kiddie pool".
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ Heard on Jay Leno , January 27, 2005: It was on this day back in 1984 that Michael Jackson was burned on his head while filming a TV commercial for Pepsi.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

.On June 13, 2005, Jackson was acquitted on all counts.^ Despite settling the 1993 case and being acquitted of the 2005 charges, Michael Jackson’s commercial appeal and public image were severely damaged by the allegations.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ Progressive Pictures on Conan O'Brien , March 13, 2005 (rerun): Jose Canseco, Mark McGuire, the singer known as Michael Jackson...
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ Heard on Conan , June 8, 2005: If Michael Jackson is convicted he could end up in the same prison as Charles Manson.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

[131][132][133] .After the trial, in a highly publicized relocation he moved to the Persian Gulf island of Bahrain, as a guest of Sheikh Abdullah.^ Heard on Leno , November 17, 2005: Michael Jackson is moving to the Persian Gulf.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

[134]

Final years (2006–09)

A group of adults and a child are shown in the photo. An African American female with short brown that is wearing a jean jacket and a light wash pair of jeans with a red shirt is seen holding a video camera, that is pointing forward. <a name=.To the left of the female there is an opened black umbrella that is held above a Caucasian male with long black hair that is wearing all black clothes.^ They're doing jury selection and Michael showed up to court wearing all black.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ All left, but MJ was there, save in my daydreams.
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^ If 1: god is not black or white 2: god is not male or female 3: god is not straight or gay Then: god must be Michael Jackson .
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

.In front of the male there is a child with black hair that is wearing a black cap with a blue shirt, a pair of white pants and black shoes.^ Like mankind never saw an entertainer that gifted, we also never saw a black man getting white in front of the camera's either.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ After an exchange of words, she called to her husband, "There's a white woman with a monkey on the front porch.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ A: They both own amusement parks, both wear gloves, both are black with white faces, and both have high-pitched voices.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

To the farthest left there ate two Caucasian males with dark brown hair. In the background, trees, bushes and people can be seen." src="http://images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org/10/2/3/6/43123702210885609.jpg" width="220" height="292" class="thumbimage" />
Jackson with his children in Disneyland Paris, 2006
.Reports of financial problems for Jackson became frequent in 2006, after the closure of the main house on the Neverland Ranch as a cost-cutting measure.^ Jackson gets the kids over at the Neverland Ranch ...
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^ According to the news, Michael Jackson is broke and can't even afford the payroll at Neverland Ranch.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ The "National Enquirer" says the police found Michael Jackson's stash of porn in a briefcase at the Neverland Ranch.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

[135] .One prominent financial issue concerned a $270 million loan secured against his music publishing holdings.^ And the King of Pop's nose is one issue the doctors are all concerned about.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

.After delayed repayments on the loan, a refinancing package shifted the loans from Bank of America to debt specialists Fortress Investments.^ They said that he owes $70 million for a loan to Bank of America that he can't repay.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

.A new package proposed by Sony would have had Jackson borrow an additional $300 million and reduce the interest rate payable on the loan, while giving Sony the future option to buy half of Jackson's stake in their jointly owned publishing company (leaving Jackson with a 25% stake).^ PM on June 25, 2009 To me, perhaps the most tragic part of this death is seeing the repeated misspellings of the first name that Jackson, I, and over 3.8 million Americans share.
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^ No one would publish Jones book because it was ‘pro-Jackson’.

^ PM on June 25, 2009 Keith O. is saying it appears a few months ago Jackson was so saddened at the falling out he'd had with Paul McCartney that he had his will modified to leave the 50% of the Beatles back catalogue that Jackson owned to McCartney.
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[108] .Jackson agreed to a Sony-backed refinancing deal, although details were not made public.^ Heard on Letterman , February 22, 2006: The United Arab Emirates has agreed to give our ports back if we take Michael Jackson back.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

[136] .Despite these loans, according to Forbes, Jackson was still making as much as $75 million a year from his publishing partnership with Sony alone.^ Despite these loans, according to Forbes, Jackson was still making as much as $75 million a year from his publishing partnership with Sony alone.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ A new package proposed by Sony would have had Jackson borrow an additional $300 million and reduce the interest rate payable on the loan, while giving Sony the future option to buy half of Jackson's stake in their jointly owned publishing company (leaving Jackson with a 25% stake).
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1989, his annual earnings from album sales, endorsements, and concerts was estimated at $125 million for that year alone.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

[137]
.Jackson was awarded the Diamond Award on November 15, 2006, for selling over 100 million albums, at the World Music Awards.^ Jackson was awarded the Diamond Award on November 15, 2006, for selling over 100 million albums, at the World Music Awards.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Jackson's expressed anger over the allegations on the 1995 album "HIStory," which sold more than 2.4 million copies, but by then, the popularity of Jackson's music was clearly waning even as public fascination with his increasingly erratic behavior was growing.
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

^ In March 1991, Jackson renewed his contract with Sony for $65 million; a record breaking deal at the time, displacing Neil Diamond's renewal contract with Columbia Records.
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[86] .Following the death of James Brown, Jackson returned to the U.S. to pay tribute during Brown's public funeral on December 30, 2006.[138] In late 2006, he agreed to share joint custody of his first two children with ex-wife Debbie Rowe.^ Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe is talking about suing Michael for custody of the children.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ In late 2006, Jackson agreed to share joint custody of his first two children with ex-wife Debbie Rowe.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ He, along with more than 8,000 people, paid tribute during Brown's public funeral on December 30, 2006.
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[139] .Jackson and Sony bought Famous Music LLC from Viacom in 2007. This deal gave him the rights to songs by Eminem, Shakira and Beck, among others.^ This deal gave him the rights to songs by Eminem, Shakira and Beck, among others.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Jackson and Sony bought Famous Music LLC from Viacom in 2007.
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^ Even though the media, the accusers, and the others who were suppose to look out for him took and took from him, Michael still loved and gave himself for the world.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

[140]
I've been in the entertainment industry since I was six-years-old, and as Charles Dickens would say, "It's been the best of times, the worst of times." But I would not change my career... .While some have made deliberate attempts to hurt me, I take it in stride because I have a loving family, a strong faith and wonderful friends and fans who have, and continue, to support me.^ Who knows for sure, except Michael and a few close friends, hired hands and family members.
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^ Not because it was Duvel, but because he was friends with Don and Wendy, who started up Ommegang (albeit with Duvel's help) and he was loyal to his friends.

^ But the damage done to him by his own family and then by all those motivated more by money and power than by faith and love was irreparable in the end.
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[141]
—Michael Jackson
.The 25th anniversary of Thriller was marked by the release of Thriller 25, recorded in Ireland,[142] it featured the previously unreleased song "For All Time" and re-mixes.^ For All Time (unreleased track from original Thriller sessions)* .
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Thriller, Jackson issued Thriller 25, comprising original material from the album, re-mixes, the previously unreleased song "For All Time" and a DVD. Two singles were released to moderate success: "The Girl Is Mine 2008" and "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008".
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^ We will always Remember The Time when the moon walk was perfected by you, You were a Thriller to watch and perform it, we all wanted to Rock With You.
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.Two remixes were released as singles to moderate success: "The Girl Is Mine 2008" and "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008". Thriller 25 sold well as a re-issue, peaking at number one in eight countries and Europe.^ Michael & I, who had since enjoyed beers together and judged beers in a few countries in Europe, as well as in the U.S., were talking about whiskey when he was asked to give a short talk.

^ Despite my dislike of Jackson and his music, I am forced to admit that I like "Wanna be Startin Somethin".
  • Michael Jackson, RIP - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC reason.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We tasted a number of single malts, including 25 year The Macallan out of a dozen different glasses to see which one was best (he preferred a straight -sided Old Fashioned glass for The Macallan, by the way).

[143][144][145] .In 12 weeks Thriller 25 sold over three million copies worldwide.^ His 1982 album "Thriller"--which included the blockbuster hits "Beat It," "Billie Jean" and "Thriller"--is the best-selling album of all time, with an estimated 50 million copies sold worldwide.
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

^ The album sold 21 million copies in the United States and at least 27 million worldwide.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ PM on June 25, 2009 [ 1 favorite ] I remember growing up with his music as a kid, from hearing him on the radio to my mom's vinyl copy of Thriller.
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[146] .To celebrate Jackson's 50th birthday, Sony BMG released a series of compilation albums called King of Pop.^ Michael Jackson was the king of pop alright...
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ To celebrate Jackson's 50th birthday, Sony BMG released a compilation album called King of Pop in various countries.
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^ So I like to think I look at this as something of an outsider, and it seems like his death is providing people with a way to perform an act of surgery: separating "Michael Jackson, King of Pop and Avatar of Celebrity" from "Michael Jackson, reclusive self-mutilated pedophile creep."
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[147][148] .King of Pop did reach the top 10 in most countries where it was issued, and also sold well as an import in other countries.^ Please do share it with other members of his family who may be interested in reading it as I would love to reach them as well with these worlds.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ As a child, I kind of regarded all other pop stars as his vassals, landed nobles who owed their allegiance to the King.
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^ Like others, most of my experiences with MJ were beer related, but I did have one unique encounter that just a select group of people in every country MJ visited had.

[149][150]
.Fortress Investments threatened to foreclose on Neverland Ranch, which Jackson used as collateral for loans running into many tens of millions of dollars.^ Jackson gets the kids over at the Neverland Ranch ...
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ Fortress Investments considered a foreclosure sale of Neverland Ranch to service a loan Jackson owed on the property, but ultimately sold the loan to Colony Capital LLC. In November, Jackson transferred the title of Neverland Ranch to Sycamore Valley Ranch Company LLC. At the time of his death, Jackson still owned an unknown stake in the propertySycamore Valley Ranch was a joint venture between Jackson and Colony Capital LLCthe loan Jackson owed was cleared, he acquired $35 million in the venture.
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^ In March 1988, Jackson purchased land near Santa Ynez, California to build Neverland Ranch at a cost of $17 million.
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.However, Fortress opted to sell Jackson's debts to Colony Capital LLC.^ "Michael Jackson's Neverland Loan Sold by Fortress to Colony".
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.In November, Jackson transferred Neverland Ranch's title to Sycamore Valley Ranch Company LLC, which was a joint venture between Jackson and Colony Capital LLC. This deal cleared Jackson's debt, and he reportedly even gained an extra $35 million from the venture.^ Fortress Investments considered a foreclosure sale of Neverland Ranch to service a loan Jackson owed on the property, but ultimately sold the loan to Colony Capital LLC. In November, Jackson transferred the title of Neverland Ranch to Sycamore Valley Ranch Company LLC. At the time of his death, Jackson still owned an unknown stake in the propertySycamore Valley Ranch was a joint venture between Jackson and Colony Capital LLCthe loan Jackson owed was cleared, he acquired $35 million in the venture.
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^ Jackson gets the kids over at the Neverland Ranch ...
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^ In that case, the criminal charges were dropped, and Jackson settled with the boy's family, reportedly for $20 million.

.At the time of his death, Jackson still owned a stake in Neverland/Sycamore Valley, but it is unknown how large that stake was.^ It's something of a disconnect for me to read so many posts about how Jackson and his music are irrelevant when I hear his songs and see his influence all the time.
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^ At the time of his death, Jackson was preparing for a 50-show run in the UK .
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^ At the height of his fame and wealth,Mikael Jackson embraced Islam of his own will,it shows how satisfying is Islam for a person who was entangled.
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[151][152][153] .In September 2008, financial concerns prompted Jackson to enter negotiations with Julien's Auction House to display and auction a large collection of memorabilia amounting to approximately 1390 lots.^ Michael Jackson's financial troubles have prompted him to sell much of his memorabilia at an auction in Los Angeles in April.
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^ Heard on Ferguson , September 2, 2008: Michael Jackson turned 50 last week.
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^ Heard on Conan , September 1, 2008: Michael Jackson turned 50 today and he said he wants to spend the day watching cartoons with his kids.
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.The auction was scheduled to take place between April 22 and April 25.[154] Though an exhibition of the lots opened on 9900 Wilshire Blvd between April 14 and 25, the auction was eventually cancelled at Jackson's request.^ The Collection of Michael Jackson, King of Pop: a Once in a Lifetime Auction Featuring The Personal Property of Michael Jackson April 22nd - 25th, 2009 Exhibition: 9900 Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills, California 90210, Adjacent to The Beverly Hilton April 14th - April 21st (10:00 a.m.
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^ Heard on Kimmel , April 7, 2005: A lot going on in the Michael Jackson trial.
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^ Heard on Jay Leno , April 22, 2005: Tonight our guests are country star Alan Jackson and "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson.
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[155]
.In March 2009, Jackson announced in a press conference at London's O2 arena that he would perform there in major comeback concerts titled This Is It.^ At the time, there was a media storm descending on the place, so it would probably make sense that security was keeping the press out.
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^ PM on June 25, 2009 See, there's a reason the news sites have pre-written obits for major figures.
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^ AM on June 26, 2009 As Jackson's did performing in white face.
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.The shows, Jackson's first major series of concerts since the HIStory World Tour finished in 1997, had been cited as one of the year's most important musical events with over one million people attending in total.^ Michael Jackson’s trial was one of the most expensive trial in U.S. History.

^ Jackson performed to 3.5 million people in 67 concerts.
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^ The HIStory World Tour began on September 7, 1996, and finished on October 15, 1997.
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.Jackson suggested possible retirement after the shows; in his own words it would be his "final curtain call". Although initially a 10 date concert, it was increased to 50 dates after record breaking ticket sales.^ If Michael Jackson was a contestant on the show I wonder which tribe he would be a part of?
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ If Michael and Lisa-Marie's marriage was a TV show, what would it be called?
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^ Q: What would you call Michael Jackson if he slept with another 20 or 30 young boys?
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.Jackson rehearsed in Los Angeles in the weeks leading up to the tour under the direction of choreographer/director Kenny Ortega.^ Jackson recalled that Joseph sat in a chair with a belt in his hand as he and his siblings rehearsed and that "if you didn't do it the right way, he would tear you up, really get you."
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^ Michael Jackson's financial troubles have prompted him to sell much of his memorabilia at an auction in Los Angeles in April.
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^ Michael Jackson , the undisputed King of Pop, has died of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles, California .
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[156] .AEG Live, the concert promoters, released a promotional video that took up an entire commercial break, setting a record for ITV. According to Jackson's website, ticket sales for the concerts broke several records.^ Wikipedia's entry for Michael Jackson The official Michael Jackson website Michael Jackson's video legacy on MTV.com Celebrities Comment on Jackson's Death on Twitter Michael Jackson Memorabilia .
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^ Jackson broke a Guinness World Record when 504,000 people attended seven sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ The musician then released a film called Moonwalker, which featured live footage, music videos, and a feature film that starred Jackson and Joe Pesci.
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[157] .Randy Phillips, president and chief executive of AEG Live, stated that the first 10 dates alone would have earned the singer approximately £50 million.^ Randy Phillips, president and chief executive of AEG Live, had stated that the first 10 dates alone would have earned the singer approximately 50 million.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1989, his annual earnings from album sales, endorsements, and concerts was estimated at $125 million for that year alone.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ In one discussion, McCartney told Jackson about the millions of dollars he had made from music catalogs; he was earning approximately $40 million a year from other people's songs.
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[158] .The concerts would have commenced on July 13, 2009 and finished on March 6, 2010. Less than three weeks before the first show was due to begin in London and with all concerts being sold out, Jackson died of cardiac arrest.^ Jackson had been scheduled to perform 50 sold-out concerts to over one million people, at London's O2 arena, from July 13, 2009, to March 6, 2010.
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^ Heard on Conan , July 9, 2009: Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she sees no need for a House resolution in praise of Michael Jackson.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ Jackson broke a Guinness World Record when 504,000 people attended seven sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

[159]
.Columbia Pictures made a feature documentary concert-film from the rehearsal and pre-recorded footage.^ The musician then released a film called Moonwalker, which featured live footage, music videos, and a feature film that starred Jackson and Joe Pesci.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ It was made into a wonderful animated film several years ago which won an Academy Award for short animated feature (you can watch the video on Google Video).

^ The film consists of rehearsal footage from March '09 to June '09 for the so-called "comeback tour".
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.The contract for the film stipulated that a cut of the film must be screened for Jackson's estate, which stands to receive 90 percent of the profits.^ One must remember that targeting Michael Jackson as tabloid fodder was spectacularly profitable for the tabloids!

^ I must disagree with this on the grounds that 90+ percent of US convictions are won through plea bargains, out of court.
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[160] .A final cut was released on October 28, 2009, for a limited 2 week run in theatres worldwide.^ AM on June 28, 2009 The Daily Mail (I know) has an article about Jackson's final sad days .
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^ Steve Benson, June 28, 2009, "Been one helluva week..."
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[161] .A promotional single titled "This Is It" was released on October 12, with a new compilation album of the same name released worldwide on October 26, and in North America on October 27, the day before the Michael Jackson's This Is It documentary film, which became the highest grossing documentary or concert movie of all time (earning more than $260 million worldwide).^ Q: Have you heard Michael Jackson is coming out with a new album?
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ That's the same problem with Michael Jackson's people.
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^ From that time, whenever Michael Jackson and I were together, we slept in the same bed.
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[162] .Two versions of the new song appear on the album, which also features original masters of Michael Jackson's hits in the order in which they appear in the movie.^ Q: Have you heard Michael Jackson is coming out with a new album?
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^ Q: What's Michael Jackson's favorite rock song?
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^ More bad new for Michael Jackson.
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.It contains a bonus disc with previously unreleased versions of more Jackson hits, as well as a previously unheard spoken word poem entitled "Planet Earth."^ Michael Jackson was truly a bellwether for those who love good beer, as well as those who presume to share that love with other via the written word.

^ So a Cyndi Lauper record of show tunes is doing more than 50 percent better than a Michael Jackson album of his number one hits.
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^ Jackson retained half-ownership of the company, earned $95 million upfront as well as the rights to even more songs.
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[163] .As a result of increased sales of Jackson's music after his death, he became the best selling artist of 2009 in the United States selling over 8.2 million albums and 31 million albums worldwide.^ The album sold 21 million copies in the United States and at least 27 million worldwide.
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^ Jackson's expressed anger over the allegations on the 1995 album "HIStory," which sold more than 2.4 million copies, but by then, the popularity of Jackson's music was clearly waning even as public fascination with his increasingly erratic behavior was growing.
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^ PM on June 25, 2009 To me, perhaps the most tragic part of this death is seeing the repeated misspellings of the first name that Jackson, I, and over 3.8 million Americans share.
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[164][165]

Posthumous works

.Following the massive surge in sales of Jackson's catalogue, Sony announced that they have extended its relationship with his material.^ Contrast this with Gavin and Jason, who did not have a close relationship with Jackson and did not share a bed him, yet they claim he did molest them.

^ There has not been ONE story from a reputable "ex girlfriend" of Michael Jackson who would substantiate they had an adult love relationship.

^ Sony disputed claims that they had failed to promote Invincible with sufficient energy, maintaining that Jackson refused to tour in the US.[116] .
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.The distribution rights held by Sony Music were due to expire in 2015.[10] On March 16, 2010, Sony Music Entertainment, spearheaded by its Columbia/Epic Label Group division, signed a new deal with the Jackson estate to extend distribution rights to his back catalogue until at least 2017, as well as permission to release ten new albums with previously unreleased material and new collections of released work.^ Amazon has "29% off" label on the new Janet Jackson album.
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^ MUSIC NEWS: Goldfrapp have announced a new album to be released March 23, 2010, titled Head First .
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^ Michael's new group: The Jackson Five and Under!
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.The first new album is reportedly due out in November 2010, and the final album before December 2017. The deal was unprecendented in the music industry as it is the most expensive music contract to a single artist in history, with Sony Music reportedly paying $250 million for the deal and with the Jackson estate getting the full sum as well as its share of royalties for all works released.^ Q: Have you heard Michael Jackson is coming out with a new album?
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^ Michael Jackson’s trial was one of the most expensive trial in U.S. History.

^ The first single released from the album was the double A-side "Scream/Childhood".
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[10][166]

Death and memorial

.
A pink star with the writing "Michael Jackson" and a gold colored rim.</span><span class=^ Michael Jackson's memorial made history.
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^ The ULTIMATE article about Michael Jackson.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ Associated Press Article on Jackson's death .
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The star is surrounded by a metal silver colored barrier and flowers. There is also blue confetti and pink rose bud pedals on top of the star." src="http://images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org/01/3/8/5/42547891287490515.jpg" width="200" height="152" class="thumbimage" />
Jackson's fans paid tribute to him at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, shortly after the announcement of his death.
.On June 25, 2009, Jackson collapsed at his rented mansion at 100 North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills district of Los Angeles.^ PM on June 25, 2009 I liked Michael Jackson as a kid.
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^ Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009, aged 50.
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^ PM on June 25, 2009 I'm not a big fan of Michael Jackson.
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.Attempts at resuscitating him by Conrad Murray, his personal physician, were unsuccessful.^ The sharks smelled blood and used this against him ruthlessly in an attempt for personal gain.
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[167] .Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics received a 911 call at 12:22 (PDT) (19:22 UTC), arriving three minutes later at Jackson's location.^ "Los Angeles Fire Department recording of the emergency phone call made from Michael Jackson's home".
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^ Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics received a 911 call at 12:21 pm (PDT) [163][164], and arrived nine minutes later at Jackson's location.
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^ On June 25, 2009, Jackson collapsed at his rented mansion on North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles.
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[168][169] He was reportedly not breathing and CPR was performed.[170] .Resuscitation efforts continued en route to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and for an hour after arriving there at 13:13 (20:13 UTC).^ Here's the quote: On the last night of his life, Jackson arrived at the Staples Center for six hours of a full run-through.
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^ Source: Dan Wallace MD Clinical Professor of Medicine Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Zoe Brain (not verified) .

[167] He was pronounced dead at 14:26 local time (21:26 UTC).[171][172]
.The memorial was held on July 7, 2009, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, preceded by a private family service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park's Hall of Liberty.^ On June 25, 2009, Jackson collapsed at his rented mansion on North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles.
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^ Despite earlier reports that both public and private memorial services for the late music performer have been set to be held this week, there has been no official confirmation just yet from Michael's family on the location where his body will be laid to rest.
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^ Despite earlier reports that both public and private memorial services for the late music performer have been set to be held this week, there has been no official confirmation just yet from Michael’s family on the location where his body will be laid to rest.
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.Jackson's casket was present during the memorial but no information was released about the final disposition of the body.^ PM on June 25, 2009 [ 8 favorites ] I am by no means knowledgable about Michael Jackson.
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^ Some of the tributes from present day performers leave no doubt about the huge impact he had on music.
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^ Obviously, no one who didn't know Michael Jackson personally can say the first thing about his very personal life.

.While some unofficial reports claimed a worldwide audience as high as one billion people[173] the U.S. audience was estimated by Nielsen to be 31.1 million, an amount comparable to the estimated 35.1 million that watched the 2004 burial of former president Ronald Reagan, and the estimated 33.1 million Americans who watched the 1997 funeral for Princess Diana.^ His total lifetime earnings from royalties on his solo recordings and music videos, revenue from concerts and endorsements have been estimated at $500 million; some analysts have speculated that his music catalog holdings could be worth billions of dollars.
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^ It moved by some estimates 109 million units, and has been called the best selling album of all time .
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^ Some say he was complicit in that regard but, after all, how does one man defend against an onslaught of malicious negative reporting?
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[174]
.Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Mariah Carey, John Mayer, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Jermaine Jackson, and Shaheen Jafargholi performed at the event.^ "Ricky Martin, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Others To Join Pavarotti For Benefit".
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^ Jackson co-wrote the charity single "We Are the World" with Lionel Richie, which was released worldwide to aid the poor in Africa and the US. He was one of 39 music celebrities who performed on the record.
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^ It reached the top of the charts, featuring the voices of Jackson, Richie, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Tina Turner, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Bruce Sprinsteen, Ray Charles and a host of others.
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.Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson gave eulogies, while Queen Latifah read, "We had him," a poem written for the occasion by Maya Angelou.^ We had him as Maya...” Read More » .
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[175] .The Reverend Al Sharpton received a standing ovation with cheers when he told Jackson's children, "Wasn't nothing strange about your Daddy.^ Nothing about Michael Jackson was ordinary.

^ Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe is talking about suing Michael for custody of the children.
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^ I don't think Al Sharpton would be saying all the "good" things he has been saying about MJ if it were proven he had been gay all along.
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It was strange what your Daddy had to deal with. But he dealt with it anyway."[176] .Jackson's 11-year-old daughter, Paris Katherine, cried as she told the crowd, "Ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine ...^ Jackson was so happy that after court he told Debbie "If you were a 12 year old boy I could kiss you."
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^ I was born on January 11, 1980 and am 13 years old.
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^ My 8-year-old grand daughter could have written that.
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.I just wanted to say I love him ...^ All I can say is he inspired me to love him.
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^ Hi Matt, i just want to say thank to your article..
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^ I’m not here to get into some long drawn out war of words with you, I just want you to realize what you are saying, and to practice what you preach.
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so much."[177]
.On August 24 several news outlets quoted anonymous sources as stating that the Los Angeles coroner had decided to treat Jackson's death as a homicide; this was later confirmed by the coroner on August 28.[178][179] At the time of death, Jackson had been administered propofol, lorazepam and midazolam.^ Confirm celebrity death news 2.
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^ I guess my biggest sadness at Jackson's death is that teevee the next few decades is gonna be all Michael all the time.
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^ Heard on Letterman , August 28, 2006: Here's some new from California.
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[180] .Law enforcement officials are currently conducting a manslaughter investigation of his personal physician, Conrad Murray.^ I do not believe the investigators (journalists & law enforcement) are/were picking on Michael Jackson, I honestly believe they were trying to get to the truth, and belived what they were reporting.

[181] .Jackson was buried on September 3, 2009, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.^ I have friends buried at Forest Lawn and its really, really peaceful, but Neverland is where he called home, Vena Knipple, a book-keeper and fan, said.
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^ His body was transported to the memorial service on Tuesday from Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywoods cemetery of the stars.
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^ PM on June 25, 2009 My memories of actually meeting Michael Jackson.
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[182] .On February 8, 2010, Jackson's personal physician Conrad Murray was charged with involuntary manslaughter by prosecutors in Los Angeles.^ Michael Jackson , the undisputed King of Pop, has died of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles, California .
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^ Andrea Hernandez of Los Angeles said she was looking forward to seeing photos of Jackson at the memorial: "I like how he looked when he was younger."
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^ Another site that has also been discussed for a Jackson tribute is the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
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[183]

Artistry

Influences

.Jackson's music genre takes roots in R&B, Motown, pop and soul.^ Jackson's music never did anything much for me -- overproduced pop with standard grooves, precisely sung, cleverly produced, and -- I concede -- beautifully danced.
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^ In that sense, Jackson's music is really well done 80s pop, no doubt.
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^ An aspiring young pop singer is approached by his manager who can take this boy to a special 'Music Heaven' to make him a great success in music.
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He had been influenced by the work of contemporary musicians such as Little Richard, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Diana Ross, David Ruffin, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Sammy Davis, Jr., The Isley Brothers, and the Bee Gees.[184] .He was also an admirer of performers from the English music hall tradition, such as Benny Hill and Charlie Chaplin.^ I grew up to MJ music and he is such a outstanding artist and performer!
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^ Michael Jackson’s family reportedly is considering to have a traditional Muslim burial for the late music performer.
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^ July 01, 2009 09:17:24 GMT Michael Jackson's family reportedly is considering to have a traditional Muslim burial for the late music performer.
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.While Little Richard had a huge influence on Jackson,[26] James Brown was for him, since early childhood, his greatest inspiration: "the master" or "a genius" especially when he was playing with his group, the Famous Flames, describing his performance as "phenomenal". He declared: "Ever since I was a small child, no more than like six years old, my mother would wake me no matter what time it was, if I was sleeping, no matter what I was doing, to watch the television to see the master at work.^ I'm doing no more Michael Jackson jokes.
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^ I am 50-years old and have been a fan of Michael's and The Jacksons since 1969.
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^ With three six year olds.
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And when I saw him move, I was mesmerized. .I had never seen a performer perform like James Brown, and right then and there I knew that was exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life because of James Brown."^ If my theory is right, what was Michael Jackson's inner life like?

^ (I have never seen such committed fans in my life.

^ I will remember you for the rest of my life as your music has been there for me.
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[185]
.At first, the young Michael Jackson owed his vocal technique in large part to Diana Ross.^ My first exposure to Michael was Jackson 5.
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^ "Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5," 1969.
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^ Q: What were Michael Jackson's baby's first words?
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.In October 1969, it was decided that Michael would live with Diana Ross.^ "Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5," 1969.
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^ Katherine Jackson was appointed the children's guardian, with entertainer Diana Ross, a longtime friend of Michael Jackson, named successor guardian if something happens to his mother.
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^ Michael Jackson first wanted to look like Diana Ross, then a white person, now he wants to be A ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST. .
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.Not only a mother figure to him, he often observed her in rehearsal as an accomplished performer.^ I loved hearing him talk about beer, of course, but I figured out early on that it wasn't the only thing he loved.

He later confessed: "I got to know her well. She taught me so much. .I used to just sit in the corner and watch the way she moved.^ Watch the clip and tell me if you don't think this was her way of saying that Michael was, if not gay, just not sexual with women.

^ I've just thought of another great way to use AOL disks -- added protection in case of wardrobe malfunction.
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^ I have long hair and I used to adore it more than I once did because it has the ability to alter the way my face looks and the way that I move.

She was art in motion. I studied the way she moved, the way she sang – just the way she was." .He told her: 'I want to be just like you, Diana'. She said: 'You just be yourself.'"^ He never had a real life like you and I have, had very few actual friends, and just had a really sad life from birth to death.
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^ Go ahead, just admit that you like the guy's work more than you have thus far stated.
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^ Maybe some will just for the love of it or something, but the stories of Jackson's childhood are of constant rehearsal, and like him or not, I don't see how you can deny that it shows.
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[186] .But Michael especially owed his oooh's to Diana Ross.^ Katherine Jackson was appointed the children's guardian, with entertainer Diana Ross, a longtime friend of Michael Jackson, named successor guardian if something happens to his mother.
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^ Michael Jackson first wanted to look like Diana Ross, then a white person, now he wants to be A ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST. .
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^ Michael, knew his sexualitly by age 10, he had a crush on Diana Ross at this age, and was dating that McCormmick girl at age 13, and throughtout his teens and twenties dated various women!
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.At first, Michael almost always punctuated his verses with a sudden interjection of oooh.^ I will always miss Michael, I will never forget him, and the first time I heard him sing Got to be there, God bless his soul and spirit” .
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.Diana Ross used this effect on many of the songs recorded with the The Supremes, and young Michael was delighted to take ownership.^ Katherine Jackson was appointed the children's guardian, with entertainer Diana Ross, a longtime friend of Michael Jackson, named successor guardian if something happens to his mother.
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^ Michael Jackson first wanted to look like Diana Ross, then a white person, now he wants to be A ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST. .
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^ After spending many many hours reading/watching extensively interviews, articles and his songs, I came to love Michael Jackson and came to the conclusion that he is the most misunderstood human being.
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[187]

Musical themes and genres

.Unlike many artists, Jackson did not write his songs on paper.^ Unlike many artists, Jackson did not write his songs on paper.
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^ It's something of a disconnect for me to read so many posts about how Jackson and his music are irrelevant when I hear his songs and see his influence all the time.
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^ After spending many many hours reading/watching extensively interviews, articles and his songs, I came to love Michael Jackson and came to the conclusion that he is the most misunderstood human being.
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.Instead he would dictate into a sound recorder, and when recording he would sing the lyrics from memory.^ Instead he would dictate into a sound recorder; when recording he would sing from memory.
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^ The ADL complained and Jackson responded by saying he would re-record the lyrics before the album went into production.
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^ He stepped back from the serving table and was very intently smelling and tasting and quietly recording notes into a pocket dictating tape recorder.

.In most of his songs, such as Who Is It, Billie Jean and Tabloid Junkie, he would beatbox and imitate the instruments using his voice instead of playing the actual instruments, along with other sounds.^ Man, Billie Jean is a good song.
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^ I can't sing or compose, but I can play two instruments which took most of my time until I started to become really good with archery which saved my soul.
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^ PenDevil at 4:34 PM on June 25, 2009 Man, Billie Jean really is one of the best pop songs out there.
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.Jackson noted that it's easier to sing a drum line, or sing a bass, instead of playing a drum line or a bass with an instrument.^ I can't sing or compose, but I can play two instruments which took most of my time until I started to become really good with archery which saved my soul.
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^ Granted, that has as much to do with the bass playing of James Jamerson and the incredible Motown arrangements as with the singing of the young Michael, but, still...
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Several critics have said that Jackson's distinct voice is able to replace any instrument convincingly. .Steve Huey of Allmusic said that, throughout his solo career, Jackson's versatility allowed him to experiment with various themes and genres.^ Dejected, Jackson continued to turn inward, fearful of what the world he cared so deeply about changing for the better was throwing at him.
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^ It is undeniable that Michael Jackson’s immense celebrity and wealth allowed him to remove himself from mainstream society and observe the world from a privileged vantage point.
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^ I read another paragraph on another page where he said Michael Jackson gave him a sexual look while he was at a pizza place with two of his children.
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[188] .As a musician, he ranged from Motown's dance fare and ballads to techno and house-edged new jack swing to work that incorporates both funk rhythms and hard rock guitar.^ As a musician, he ranged from Motown's dance fare and ballads to techno-edged new jack swing to work that incorporates both funk rhythms and hard rock guitar.
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^ In the new jack swing-funk-rock efforts "Scream" and "Tabloid Junkie", along with the R&B ballad "You Are Not Alone", Jackson retaliates against the injustice and isolation he feels, and directs much of his anger at the media.
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^ Several critics observed Off the Wall was crafted from funk, disco-pop, soul, soft rock, jazz and pop ballads.
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[21]
.According to Huey, Thriller refined the strengths of Off the Wall; the dance and rock tracks were more aggressive, while the pop tunes and ballads were softer and more soulful.^ Assuming you mean Off the Wall and Thriller , sure.
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^ Any DJ will tell you, nothing fills a dance floor more than something off those first two post-J5 albums.
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^ I was massively impressed by his "Off The Wall" album, thought it better (less gimmicky) than "Thriller" and everything after was a slow but steady decline from his peak.
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[188] .Notable tracks included the ballads "The Lady in My Life", "Human Nature" and "The Girl Is Mine"; the funk pieces "Billie Jean" and "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"; and the disco set "Baby Be Mine" and "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)".[188][189][190][191] With Thriller, Christopher Connelly of Rolling Stone commented that Jackson developed his long association with the subliminal theme of paranoia and darker imagery.^ "Human Nature" is a great ballad.
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^ Billy Jean was my favorite.
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^ "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" is sweltering dance-floor Afro-funk highlighting Michael's abhorrence for personal criticism; "Billie Jean"'s paranoid bass and hiccup histrionics are still cooler than its video's illuminated sidewalks; the breakdown in "PYT", with its ecstatic call-and-response and sultry panting, remains the funkiest goddamn thing since James Brown's "Hot Pants".
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[191] .Allmusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine noted this is evident on the songs "Billie Jean" and "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'".[190] In "Billie Jean", Jackson sings about an obsessive fan who alleges he has fathered a child of hers.^ Man, Billie Jean is a good song.
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^ Most of those songs were written by Michael himself (just to name a few examples: Billie Jean, Beat it, Wanna be Starting Something, Bad, Dirty Diana, Black or White, Will you be There, Heal the World, They Don't Care About Us).

^ The album "Thriller" alone mixed the dark, serpentine bass and drums and synthesizer approach of "Billie Jean," the grinding Eddie Van Halen guitar solo on "Beat It," and the hiccups and falsettos on "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'."
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[188] In "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" he argues against gossip and the media.[191] .The anti-gang violence rock song "Beat It" became a homage to West Side Story, and was Jackson's first successful rock cross-over piece, according to Huey.^ Q: What's Michael Jackson's favorite rock song?
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^ The anti-gang violence rock song "Beat It" became a homage to West Side Story, and was Jackson's first successful rock cross-over piece, according to Huey.
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^ (Another version of that story claims the guy Jackson spotted across a Vegas casino floor became head of Jackson's security detail, not his lover.
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[21][188] .He also observed that the title track "Thriller" began Jackson's interest with the theme of the supernatural, a topic he revisited in subsequent years.^ He also observed that the title track "Thriller" began Jackson's interest with the theme of the supernatural, a topic he revisited in subsequent years.
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^ With Thriller, Christopher Connelly of Rolling Stone commented that Jackson developed his long association with the subliminal theme of paranoia and darker imagery.
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^ Heard on Ferguson , January 26, 2009: Here's an interesting story: Broadway producers are putting together a musical based on Michael Jackson's "Thriller".
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[188] .In 1985, Jackson co-wrote the charity anthem "We Are the World"; humanitarian themes later became a recurring theme in his lyrics and public persona.^ In 1985, Jackson wrote the charity anthem "We Are the World"; humanitarian themes later became a central component of his life and music.
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^ The charity organization brought underprivileged children to Jackson's ranch, to go on theme park rides that Jackson had built on the property after he purchased it.
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^ In 2000, Jackson was listed in the book of Guinness World Records for his support of 39 charities, more than any other entertainer or personality.
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[188]
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.In Bad, Jackson's concept of the predatory lover can be seen on the rock song "Dirty Diana".[193] The lead single "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" is a traditional love ballad, while "Man in the Mirror" is an anthemic ballad of confession and resolution.^ Q: What's Michael Jackson's favorite rock song?
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^ Just love you Michael Jackson.
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^ MICHAEL JACKSON stops calling you.
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[62] ."Smooth Criminal" was an evocation of bloody assault, rape and likely murder.^ I think it's appalling how few teenagers get tired as adults and literally get away with (less punishment than they should for) murder, rape, assault, etc.

[62] Allmusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine states that Dangerous presents Jackson as a stark paradoxical individual.[194] .He comments the album is more diverse than his previous Bad, as it appeals to an urban audience while also attracting the middle class with anthems like "Heal the World".[194] The first half of the record is dedicated to new jack swing, including songs like "Jam" and "Remember the Time".[195] The album is Jackson's first where social ills become a primary theme; "Why You Wanna Trip on Me", for example, protests against world hunger, AIDS, homelessness and drugs.^ Q: Have you heard Michael Jackson is coming out with a new album?
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^ Blissblogger commented at the time it was like Beatlemania.
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^ Boy, do I remember that time, when Michael Jackson was the biggest thing in the world.
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[195] .Dangerous contains sexually charged efforts like "In the Closet", a love song about desire and denial, risk and repression, solitude and connection, privacy and revelation.^ Are y'all kidding about not talking about sex in his songs…ex: In the closet.."I want to give it to you" and Give in to me… and countless others.
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^ Maybe some will just for the love of it or something, but the stories of Jackson's childhood are of constant rehearsal, and like him or not, I don't see how you can deny that it shows.
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^ So to say that he was sexual and thought about wanting to have sex because of the state and emotion of his songs would be inaccurate.
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[195] The title track continues the theme of the predatory lover and compulsive desire.[195] .The second half includes introspective, pop-gospel anthems such as "Will You Be There", "Heal the World" and "Keep the Faith"; these songs show Jackson finally opening up about various personal struggles and worries.^ Q: Did you hear about Michael Jackson's latest song?
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^ Finally, you are lying about the Rabbi.

^ Q: What is Michael Jackson's favorite gospel song?
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[195] In the ballad "Gone Too Soon", Jackson gives tribute to his friend Ryan White and the plight of those with AIDS.[196]
.HIStory creates an atmosphere of paranoia.^ HIStory creates an atmosphere of paranoia.
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[197] .Its content focuses on the hardships and public struggles Jackson went through just prior to its production.^ Its content focuses on the hardships and public struggles Jackson went through just prior to its production.
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^ At the time, the tabloid media speculated that the wedding was a ploy to prop up Jackson's public image in light of prior sexual abuse allegations.
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^ Through my travels, I learned that it's not just the product, but the people who make the products and the cultures where they live that captures the essence of a given drink.

.In the new jack swing-funk-rock efforts "Scream" and "Tabloid Junkie", along with the R&B ballad "You Are Not Alone", Jackson retaliates against the injustice and isolation he feels, and directs much of his anger at the media.^ Michael Jackson, we miss you so much!
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^ In the new jack swing-funk-rock efforts "Scream" and "Tabloid Junkie", along with the R&B ballad "You Are Not Alone", Jackson retaliates against the injustice and isolation he feels, and directs much of his anger at the media.
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^ So much for consistency from the news media.

[198] .In the introspective ballad "Stranger in Moscow", Jackson laments over his "fall from grace", while songs like "Earth Song", "Childhood", "Little Susie" and "Smile" are all operatic pop pieces.^ Jackson ranked alongside Elvis Presley and the Beatles as the biggest pop sensations of all time.
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^ All I can say is Michael Jackson was THE king of pop, he will never be forgotten.
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^ Maybe some will just for the love of it or something, but the stories of Jackson's childhood are of constant rehearsal, and like him or not, I don't see how you can deny that it shows.
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[197][198] .In the track "D.S.", Jackson launched a verbal attack against Tom Sneddon.^ Not that I disagree with you about Jackson, but seriously, I wouldn't go far as to say an ad hominem attack against you specifically makes someone anti-intellectual.
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.He describes Sneddon as an antisocial, white supremacist who wanted to "get my ass, dead or alive". Of the song, Sneddon said, "I have not — shall we say — done him the honor of listening to it, but I’ve been told that it ends with the sound of a gunshot".[199] Invincible found Jackson working heavily with producer Rodney Jerkins.^ Lady Gaga producer RedOne says he has a "very energetic, uplifting" set of Michael Jackson songs from sessions they did together: "In case I'm going to release something, I would do it for charity, for something that he would have been proud of, because you always felt like everybody wanted to take advantage of him though his life."
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^ Jackson family spokesman Ken Sunshine said a public memorial was in the works but that it wouldn't be at Neverland.
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^ The "National Enquirer" says the police found Michael Jackson's stash of porn in a briefcase at the Neverland Ranch.
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[188] It is a record made up of urban soul like "Cry" and "The Lost Children", ballads such as "Speechless", "Break of Dawn" and "Butterflies" and mixes hip hop, pop and rap in "2000 Watts", "Heartbreaker" and "Invincible".[200][201]

Vocal style

.Jackson sang from childhood, and over time his voice and vocal style changed noticeably.^ For All Time, For Michael Jackson For all time his voice will shine, for he touched our hearts, made memories for you and mine.
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^ In Honor of Michael Jackson For all time his voice will shine, for he touched our hearts; made memories for you and mine.
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.Between 1971 and 1975, Jackson's voice descended from boy soprano to high tenor.^ Plus, the Jackson 5 made nine albums between 1969 and 1975, so he made three albums a year in 1970, 1972, and 1973, and two albums in 1971.
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^ I believe Michael Jackson was castrated by his father in order to keep his voice a high-pitched money machine, and many people are certain that this is the case.
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^ Evidence needs to be presented to suggest that Michael Jackson's high voice was an affection.

[202] .Jackson first used a technique called the "vocal hiccup" in 1973, starting with the song "It's Too Late to Change the Time" from the Jackson 5's G.I.T.: Get It Together album.^ This is when I learnt my first Michael Jackson lesson He never, ever criticised the nature of beer publicly, even if it fell short of what he felt right at the time.

^ Plus, the Jackson 5 made nine albums between 1969 and 1975, so he made three albums a year in 1970, 1972, and 1973, and two albums in 1971.
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^ Jackson appeared onstage alongside his brothers for the first time since 1984.
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[203] .Jackson did not use the hiccup technique— somewhat like a gulping for air or gasping— fully until the recording of Off the Wall: it can be seen in full force in the "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)" promotional video.^ But please do not use "michael jackson" to promote your theory.

^ Jackson would not go into detail about what exactly the conspiracy is, but did hint it was being perpetrated by people who do not like their kids being molested...
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^ The Jackson 5 were great and Off The Wall was a great album; I don't are much at all for his other stuff.
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[22] .With the arrival of Off the Wall in the late 1970s, Jackson's abilities as a vocalist were well regarded.^ With the arrival of Off the Wall in the late 1970s, Jackson's abilities as a vocalist were well regarded; Allmusic described him as a "blindingly gifted vocalist".
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^ The Jackson 5 were great and Off The Wall was a great album; I don't are much at all for his other stuff.
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^ As an adult, the Jackson 5's singles and Off The Wall were the soundtrack to the barbecues my upstairs neighbors would throw.
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.At the time, Rolling Stone compared his vocals to the "breathless, dreamy stutter" of Stevie Wonder.^ Stevie Wonder was such a good friend to Michael Jackson; always there to comfort him in times of trouble.
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Their analysis was also that "Jackson's feathery-timbred tenor is extraordinarily beautiful. It slides smoothly into a startling falsetto that's used very daringly".[204][205] 1982 saw the release of Thriller, and Rolling Stone was of the opinion that Jackson was then singing in a "fully adult voice" that was "tinged by sadness".[191]
Gritty lead vocals on the verse were displayed by the release of "Bad" in 1987 and lighter tones employed on the chorus.[24] .A distinctive deliberate mispronunciation of "come on", used frequently by Jackson, occasionally spelt "cha'mone" or "shamone", is also a staple in impressions and caricatures of him.^ He had frequently traveled to my port of entry, and the odds were he and I had been in the same inspection hall on more than one occasion, but I never inspected him.

^ You are using media reports and your own impression of him that were honed by years of those media reports, much of which has now been proven to be false or distorted.

^ My stepfather called me and told me that Michael Jackson was at Rent-a-Wreck and that I should come down and see him.
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[209] The turn of the 1990s saw the release of the introspective album Dangerous. .The New York Times noted that on some tracks, "he gulps for breath, his voice quivers with anxiety or drops to a desperate whisper, hissing through clenched teeth" and he had a "wretched tone".[195] When singing of brotherhood or self-esteem the musician would return to "smooth" vocals.^ Now hes dead, and the return visit to Rich Os that I always thought would be made some day isnt to be.

^ The most extreme autogynephile I have ever known did not only cross dress but would at some other times would glue (yes glue!

^ But as I said before, if I had to wager cash-money, I'd say he was an emotionally stunted heterosexual with low self-esteem and sexual anxiety.
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[195]
When commenting on Invincible, Rolling Stone were of the opinion that—at the age of 43—Jackson still performed "exquisitely voiced rhythm tracks and vibrating vocal harmonies".[210] Nelson George summed up Jackson's vocals by stating "The grace, the aggression, the growling, the natural boyishness, the falsetto, the smoothness—that combination of elements mark him as a major vocalist".[192]

Music videos and choreography

.Referred to as the King of Music Videos,[211] Steve Huey of Allmusic observed how Jackson transformed the music video into an art form and a promotional tool through complex story lines, dance routines, special effects and famous cameo appearances; simultaneously breaking down racial barriers.^ Tchad at 6:54 PM on July 3, 2009 Hours of Jackson rehearsal video exists -- "Source says virtually every run-through of ‘This Is It’ tour videotaped."
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^ Maybe some will just for the love of it or something, but the stories of Jackson's childhood are of constant rehearsal, and like him or not, I don't see how you can deny that it shows.
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^ It's something of a disconnect for me to read so many posts about how Jackson and his music are irrelevant when I hear his songs and see his influence all the time.
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[188] .According to director Vincent Paterson, who collaborated with the singer on several music videos, Jackson conceptualized many of the darker, bleak themes in his filmography.^ It's something of a disconnect for me to read so many posts about how Jackson and his music are irrelevant when I hear his songs and see his influence all the time.
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^ An aspiring young pop singer is approached by his manager who can take this boy to a special 'Music Heaven' to make him a great success in music.
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^ Many have been so dazzled by Jackson’s masterful showmanship and the consistent controversy surrounding his life and death that it would be easy not to recognize the overarching social and political themes embodied in his music, videos and public interviews.
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[212]
A drawing with notes that are about a shoe. Four different drawing are shown in order from left to right top to bottom. The first drawing shows a round hollow object and in the second photo the object is shown on top of a a show with a low heel. In the third drawing a male is shown wearing the shoe while leaning forward on top of a round floor. The fourth drawing the same male is standing forward with his two legs spaced apart.
US patent 5255452, filed by Jackson, described the anti-gravity lean used in the music video for "Smooth Criminal".
.Before Thriller, Jackson struggled to receive coverage on MTV, allegedly because he was African American.^ Before Thriller, Jackson struggled to receive coverage on MTV because he was African American.
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^ You have taken something about Michael Jackson, a African American, non-trans, pop singer...

^ Same-sex marriage advocates cannot equate their struggle with the African-American battle for Civil Rights or South African movement to end Apartheid.
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[213] .Pressure from CBS Records persuaded MTV to start showing "Billie Jean" and later "Beat It", leading to a lengthy partnership with Jackson, also helping other black music artists gain recognition.^ Most of those songs were written by Michael himself (just to name a few examples: Billie Jean, Beat it, Wanna be Starting Something, Bad, Dirty Diana, Black or White, Will you be There, Heal the World, They Don't Care About Us).

^ Chris Cornell recently recorded an acoustic cover of Billi Jean that is worth listening to, especially in the light of this tragic news.
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^ The other day at the Michael Jackson trial they showed a video of Michael Jackson's house.
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[214] MTV employees deny any racism in their coverage, or pressure to change their stance. .MTV maintains that they played rock music, regardless of race.^ I mean obviously the radio station had heard a rumor as they were playing MJ's music, or that was the creepiest coincidence ever, but, wow, he was an icon on my childhood.
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^ If they start playing his music in all troubled parts of the world, I'm sure we will all change to the better.
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^ I doubt that Osborne got airplay on TV Sorry, that should have been "MTV," not "TV." For all I know they played it all the time on Friday Night Videos ...
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[215] .The popularity of his videos on MTV helped to put the relatively young channel "on the map"; MTV's focus shifted in favor of pop and R&B.[214][216] His performance on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever changed the scope of live stage show; "That Jackson lip-synced 'Billie Jean' is, in itself, not extraordinary, but the fact that it did not change the impact of the performance is extraordinary; whether the performance was live or lip-synced made no difference to the audience" thus creating an era in which artists re-create the spectacle of music video imagery on stage.^ Michael Jackson performing in the video Billie Jean.
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^ By popularizing MTV, Michael Jackson ultimately helped kill the music industry.
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^ Billie Jean performance from Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever .
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[40] .Short films like Thriller largely remained unique to Jackson, while the group dance sequence in "Beat It" has frequently been imitated.^ When Jackson's thriller came out, I was already listening to the NEXT BIG THING and I was only like 4.
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^ At 7 years old I started watching Michael Jackson and imitating his mind blowing dance moves.
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^ I disagree based on the following excerpts, which raise many red flags in my mind: A unique person like Michael Jackson requires a unique explanation.

[217] .The choreography in Thriller has become a part of global pop culture, replicated everywhere from Indian films to prisons in the Philippines.^ I was in to strange music then, and TV wasn't part of my life, and neither was pop culture.
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[218] .The Thriller short film marked an increase in scale for music videos, and has been named the most successful music video ever by the Guinness World Records.^ From songs such as I Want You Back all the way to You Rock My World, from the videos such as Thriller and Smooth Criminal, we have lost someone, who refined popular music into what it is today.
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^ Zira at 11:22 PM on June 25, 2009 [ 6 favorites ] I was in sixth grade when the Thriller music video came out.
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^ This when he was maybe 25, and the most celebrated pop icon in the world: a huge success.
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[74]
.In the 19-minute music video for "Bad"—directed by Martin Scorsese—Jackson began using sexual imagery and choreography not previously seen in his work.^ For many years I have believed that Michael Jackson was an asexual but good and amazingly talented man who was pressured by music execs to adopt a sexual persona onstage.
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^ I've been saying it for years, but it seems particularly appropriate today -- if Michael Jackson had died immediately after releasing the album "Bad" he would be enshrined as a musical god.
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^ Martin Goldenstein, the lawyer representing the family claims Jackson's lack of sexual interest in the boy has caused them undue financial hardship.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

.He occasionally grabbed or touched his chest, torso and crotch.^ He occasionally grabbed or touched his chest, torso and crotch.
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.When asked by Oprah in the 1993 interview about why he grabbed his crotch, he replied, "I think it happens subliminally" and he described it as something that was not planned, but rather, as something that was compelled by the music.^ He was a private man so I think that's why he didn't talk about his conquest.
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^ In an interview J Randy Taraborelli asked him just that, and he said he was not, and he hoped that in the future people would stop making up things about him.

^ It's something of a disconnect for me to read so many posts about how Jackson and his music are irrelevant when I hear his songs and see his influence all the time.
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(In performances of Dangerous, crotch grabbing was choreographed, as his accompanying dancers also did it, with red hands.) .Bad garnered a mixed reception from both fans and critics; Time magazine described it as "infamous". The video also featured Wesley Snipes; in the future Jackson's videos would often feature famous cameo roles.^ While he has described this as "choreography," it garnered a mixed reception from both fans and critics; Time magazine described it as "infamous".
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^ The video also featured Wesley Snipes; Jackson's videos would often feature famous cameo roles in the future.
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^ The musician then released a film called Moonwalker, which featured live footage, music videos, and a feature film that starred Jackson and Joe Pesci.
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[57][219] .For "Smooth Criminal", Jackson experimented with an innovative "anti-gravity lean" in his performances, for which he was granted U.S. Patent No.^ These allow the performers to lean without needing to keep their centers of gravity directly over their feet."
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^ And by the way, Ron, you said, “when Jackson was alive, performing & Christian, no Muslim country ever allowed him to have his concert on their soil…”.
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^ PM on June 25, 2009 Oh cool, I didn't know this was how the Smooth Criminal anti-gravity lean ( 7 minutes 38 seconds in ) was done: " The effect in the video when Jackson and the dancers lean forward a seemingly impossible distance was achieved using special harnesses with wires and magnets.
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.5,255,452.[220] Although the music video for "Leave Me Alone" was not officially released in the US, in 1989, it was nominated for four Billboard Music Video Awards, winning three; the same year it won a Golden Lion Award for the quality of the special effects used in its production.^ Although the music video for "Leave Me Alone" was not officially released in the US, in 1989, it was nominated for four Billboard Music Video Awards, winning three; the same year it won a Golden Lion Award for the quality of the special effects used in its production.
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^ The musician then released a film called Moonwalker, which featured live footage, music videos, and a feature film that starred Jackson and Joe Pesci.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ As a child I loved Thriller and bad (and dangerous was alright" You remember the pinnacle of his career from when you were three and four years old?
  • Michael Jackson, RIP - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC reason.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 1990, "Leave Me Alone" won a Grammy for Best Music Video, Short Form.^ He's been gone for almost 3 months, and they still won't leave him alone.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ It was made into a wonderful animated film several years ago which won an Academy Award for short animated feature (you can watch the video on Google Video).

^ U will be miss alot now will have peace now people can leave u alone and i listen to your music everyday and i watch yor movie moonwalker...” Read More » .
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

[72]
.The MTV Video Vanguard Artist of the Decade Award was given to Jackson to celebrate his accomplishments in the art form in the 1980s; the following year the award was renamed in his honor.^ AM on June 26, 2009 [ 1 favorite ] Let it also be remembered that MTV videos were Whites Only until Michael Jackson dance-kicked the door down.
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^ ART~~it is through the artist Heavenly Father chooses to reveal himself.~DS. Let's celebrate the messangers life, but remember that fully to the Father goes the Glory.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ It was made into a wonderful animated film several years ago which won an Academy Award for short animated feature (you can watch the video on Google Video).

[87] ."Black or White" was accompanied by a controversial music video, which, on November 14, 1991, simultaneously premiered in 27 countries with an estimated audience of 500 million people, the largest viewing ever for a music video.^ AM on June 26, 2009 [ 8 favorites ] If that was fear I saw in those eyes in the 1983 Motown performance, it was completely gone in the Black or White video.
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^ I'm probably a few years older than you, since for me it's another Michael Jackson video, "Black or White".
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^ Rubbstone at 5:33 PM on June 25, 2009 Remember that scene in the video Black or White where he does the complicated dance then beats up the car with the crowbar?
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[86] .It featured scenes construed as having a sexual nature as well as depictions of violence.^ It featured scenes construed as having a sexual nature as well as depictions of violence.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.The offending scenes in the final half of the 14-minute version were edited out to prevent the video from being banned, and Jackson apologized.^ The offending scenes in the final half of the 14-minute version were edited out to prevent the video from being banned, and Jackson apologized.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ I just fired up a few old Jackson 5 videos on YouTube, and my toddler son looked over and immediately started to groove out to the music.
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^ I was late to meeting Michael Jackson, just two or three years ago, but that didn't prevent me being in awe by his presence.

[221] .Along with Jackson, it featured Macaulay Culkin, Peggy Lipton and George Wendt.^ One couple initially asked for $100,000 claiming that Jackson sexually caressed Macaulay Culkin.
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^ Along with Jackson, it featured Macaulay Culkin, Peggy Lipton and George Wendt.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Your best friend is MICHAEL JACKSON. - Macaulay Culkin 27.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

.It helped usher in morphing as an important technology in music videos.^ It helped usher in morphing as an important technology in music videos.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

[222]
The photo shows a female with short brown hair and a male, that is taller that the female, with long black hair standing next to each other while making angry facial expressions. <a name=.They are both wearing black colored clothing that has spike-like designs.^ And both of Michael's ex-wives showed up because they said that they always wanted to see what the bedroom looked like.
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^ They're doing jury selection and Michael showed up to court wearing all black.
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^ A: They both own amusement parks, both wear gloves, both are black with white faces, and both have high-pitched voices.
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The photo is in black and white." src="http://images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org/00/2/4/7/91338201430937088.jpg" width="180" height="135" class="thumbimage" />
.
Jackson and sister Janet angrily retaliate against the media for misrepresenting them to the public.
^ The media vampires had a feedy-frenzy over every single accusation levelled against Michael Jackson over the last 10 years, too.
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^ The child molestation charges brought against Jackson first in 1993 and again in 2005, for which he was skewered and roasted by the media and public, were baseless extortion attempts fueled by the petty greed and jealousy of his accusers.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Jackson was tormented no end in, he was brutally treated by sadists in the media and in the general public.
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.The acclaimed video for "Scream" was shot primarily in black and white, and at a cost of $7 million.^ AM on June 26, 2009 [ 8 favorites ] If that was fear I saw in those eyes in the 1983 Motown performance, it was completely gone in the Black or White video.
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^ Rubbstone at 5:33 PM on June 25, 2009 Remember that scene in the video Black or White where he does the complicated dance then beats up the car with the crowbar?
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^ PM on June 25, 2009 [ 1 favorite ] His music video: Black Or White -- a masterpiece!
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[223]
."Remember the Time" was an elaborate production, and became one of his longest videos at over nine minutes.^ "Remember the Time" was an elaborate production, and became one of his longest videos at over nine minutes.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ What other music video can I say that about?As " As soon as I heard the news today, I knew that I'd remember for the rest of my life where I was at the time.
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^ So when he passed I remembered I had not seen one single video so You Tube here I come!
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.Set in ancient Egypt, it featured groundbreaking visual effects and appearances by Eddie Murphy, Iman and Magic Johnson, along with a distinct complex dance routine.^ Set in ancient Egypt, it featured groundbreaking visual effects and appearances by Eddie Murphy, Iman and Magic Johnson, along with a distinct complex dance routine.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Steve Huey of Allmusic observed how Jackson transformed the music video into an art form and a promotional tool through complex story lines, dance routines, special effects and famous cameo appearances; simultaneously breaking down racial barriers.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1979, Jackson broke his nose during a complex dance routine.
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[224] .The video for "In the Closet" was Jackson's most sexually provocative piece.^ The video for "In the Closet" was Jackson's most sexually provocative piece to date.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ The music video for "Scream", directed by Mark Romanek and production designer Tom Foden, is one of Jackson's most critically acclaimed.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.It featured supermodel Naomi Campbell in a courtship dance with Jackson.^ It featured supermodel Naomi Campbell in a courtship dance with Jackson.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.The video was banned in South Africa because of its imagery.^ The video was banned in South Africa because of its imagery.
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[87]
.The music video for "Scream", directed by Mark Romanek and production designer Tom Foden, is one of Jackson's most critically acclaimed.^ The music video for "Scream", directed by Mark Romanek and production designer Tom Foden, is one of Jackson's most critically acclaimed.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ List of most expensive music videos .
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^ One of Jackson's most acclaimed performances came during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXVII. As the performances began, Jackson was catapulted onto the stage as fireworks went off behind him.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.In 1995, it gained 11 MTV Video Music Award Nominations—more than any other music video—and won "Best Dance Video", "Best Choreography", and "Best Art Direction".[225] The song and its accompanying video are a response to the backlash Jackson received from the media after being accused of child molestation in 1993.[226] A year later, it won a Grammy for Best Music Video, Short Form; shortly afterwards Guinness World Records listed it as the most expensive music video ever made at a cost of $7 million.^ List of awards received by Michael Jackson .
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^ "Earth Song" was accompanied by an expensive and well-received music video that gained a Grammy nomination for Best Music Video, Short Form in 1997.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ The song and its accompanying video are a response to the backlash Jackson received from the media after being accused of child molestation in 1993.
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[111][227]
."Earth Song" was accompanied by an expensive and well-received music video that gained a Grammy nomination for Best Music Video, Short Form in 1997. The video had an environmental theme, showing images of animal cruelty, deforestation, pollution and war.^ HIStory received a Grammy nomination for best album.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ "Earth Song" was accompanied by an expensive and well-received music video that gained a Grammy nomination for Best Music Video, Short Form in 1997.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ The video had an environmental theme, showing images of animal cruelty, deforestation, pollution and war.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.Using special effects, time is reversed so that life returns, wars ends, and the forests re-grow.^ Using special effects, time is reversed so that life returns, war ends and the forests re-grow.
  • Michael Jackson biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (music) 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ In the end, he would not be able to escape the effects of life's personal torment.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

[111][228] .Released in 1997 and premiering at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival, Ghosts was a short film written by Jackson and Stephen King and directed by Stan Winston.^ They were going over ideas for a Halloween special they were putting together: the network debut of "Ghosts," Jackson's short film, which would incorporate clips of a live performance of "Thriller" from London.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Jackson's Ghosts (USA: complete title) Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II (1997) (V) [Actor] [executive producer] [producer] [Writer] [Director] Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory (1995) (V) [Actor] [executive producer] [producer] [Writer] [Composer] The History of Rock 'N' Roll, Vol.
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^ VMAs 2002 (USA: short title) MTV Icon: Janet Jackson (2001) (TV) [Actor] Ghosts (1997/I) [Actor] [Writer] [Composer] ...
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.The video for Ghosts is over 38 minutes long and holds the Guinness World Record as the world's longest music video.^ Michael Jackson reigned supreme in the music world, and will continue long after our tears have dried.
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

[111][118][229][230]

Fashion

A silver color statue of a male. The status is placed standing up with its arms bent inward and both its legs spaced apart. The status clothes have wrinkles and it has two shoes with a heel. In the background, a tree and a light blue sky with multiple clouds can be seen.
One of many identical statues, positioned throughout Europe to promote HIStory. The statue illustrates the singer's flamboyant clothing and hair style, influenced by military imagery.
.Phillip Bloch said "Michael Jackson was not influenced by fashion, fashion was influenced by him."^ Michael Jackson was a very complex, complicated, driven, conflicted, and ultimately human artist whose talent never satisfied the hunger within him.
  • Was Michael Jackson Gay? No, But He Wasn't Exactly Straight, Either / Queerty 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC www.queerty.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In one altercation — later recalled by Marlon Jackson - Joseph held Michael upside down by one leg and "pummeled him over and over again with his hand, hitting him on his back and buttocks."
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^ This is Michael Jackson as I prefer to remember him, when he was on top of the world.
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[231] .From early on Jackson was described as a person with an utterly unique sense of style wearing fringed shirts, platform heels, and wide bell-bottom pants with a “Huggy Bear” inspired hat to top off his look.^ Michael Jackson first wanted to look like Diana Ross, then a white person, now he wants to be A ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST. .
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ I look at Michael in "Thriller," "Beat It" and his early Jackson Five days and think, what a talented child/turned young man.

^ Sure enough, a photograph of Jackson exists showing an ear that was described as "mangled by plastic surgery" but looks like it just might be a surgeon's attempt at pointy.

.During Off The Wall, he would update his style wearing tuxedo jackets, pegged pants, thick white socks with black shiny loafers, instantly giving a classic look, new flair, and originality bringing in the start of his iconoclastic style.^ As an adult, the Jackson 5's singles and Off The Wall were the soundtrack to the barbecues my upstairs neighbors would throw.
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^ I've always loved J5 Michael Jackson and his solo stuff starting with Off the Wall and going through the 80s and 90s.
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^ He said that during his childhood he often cried from loneliness and would sometimes get sick or start to vomit upon seeing his father.
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[232] .During the Thriller era Jackson would become a fashion icon and bring about the popularity of items that he wore in his music videos, at award ceremonies, and on stage performances such as his Beat It red jacket, aviator sunglasses, military jackets, jheri curl, high pants with white glitter socks, the Billie Jean black jacket, his black fedora hat, and most famously his single sequin white glove that he first wore on his left hand on the Motown 25 special.^ We knew something about the fashion that resulted from the thriller video.
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^ He wore a lot of red and black as well.

^ Michael Jackson performing in the video Billie Jean.
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

[4][233]
.Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, Jackson began to wear his iconic military-influenced outfits in silver, with his trademark armbands, during the Bad Tour.^ Michael Jackson showed up to court late today wearing his pajama bottoms.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Jackson is thought to have died of a heart attack after dancing for hours rehearsing for his upcoming tour, however experts say that it is to early to blame it on the boogie.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Jackson's Face During Tour Announcement (March 09) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/05/michael-jacksons-face-dur_n_172242.html .
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

.He would continue to perform in these outfits this time in gold during the Dangerous Tour, and during the HIStory Tour, where he wore a more futuristic military space outfit.^ I guess that CBS would prefer to go with more wholesome performers like R. Kelly, and Christina Aguilera, rappers who talk about their ho's and bitches.
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^ For at least part of this time Michael Jackson was on tour and he would be calling me from various places throughout the world.
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^ PM Reply to This » Link When anybody's paraphilias are met in real life, he would obviously perform and live better and more happily, it's common sense.

[234] .Towards the mid and late 1990s, Jackson embraced a softer look wearing mostly lightweight flowy shirts and even appearing bare chested; though he occasionally reverted to his military inspired outfits.^ Michael Jackson showed up to court late today wearing his pajama bottoms.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

[235][236] .During his trials throughout the later years, Jackson wore a surgical mask and carried an umbrella to protect him from the sun.^ In one altercation — later recalled by Marlon Jackson - Joseph held Michael upside down by one leg and "pummeled him over and over again with his hand, hitting him on his back and buttocks."
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^ When he removed his surgical mask, she said, "Michael Jackson?
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^ During his trial, he always would turn to wave to his fans that were at his trial daily supporting him.

.He was subsequently criticized by the media and legal analysts in the 2005 child abuse trial for not dressing in a manner appropriate for a court appearance.^ NP, to be fair, I purposefully avoided the media coverage surrounding the Jackson trials (and similar child murder or abuse media events); those stories are just too sickening to focus on.
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^ If one takes a closer look at the transcripts of MJ’s 2005 court case, it is apparent that the child’s parents were just after money.
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^ Heard on Jay Leno , February 7, 2005: In Boston, the Priest Paul Shanley was found guilty on all counts in his sex abuse trial.
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.Mary Fulginiti Jenow, a former federal prosecutor who is now a criminal defense lawyer described Jackson as looking ready to "break out into the moonwalk."^ Jackson's lawyer is looking for a fair jury...
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^ Heard on Kilborn , January 12, 2004: The prosecutors in the Michael Jackson case are looking for a way to get Jackson.
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^ When he crawls out of his grave, his "bizarre look" will make sense now, won't it?
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[237] .During his final public appearance at Ed Hardy's designer Christian Audigier birthday party,[238] Jackson and Audigier began talks and later started to work together on a clothing line that would be composed of items such as red jacket with Jackson’s portrait on it, a black leather belt with large buckle reading ‘BAD,’ silver socks, silver gloves, and an umbrella.^ And red leather jackets with a billion zippers?
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^ Arguably, this was among his strongest work, and I would argue it completely transcends the kind of cultural ephemera you're talking about.
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^ There was this boy who sang BILLIE JEAN who WANNA BE STARTING SOMETHING he wanted to ROCK WITH YOU so he started WORKING DAY AND NIGHT his father...” Read More » .
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

Audigier is said to be busy putting together the final pieces of the brand.[239]
.Jackson's creative sense of style has also made a huge impact on the younger generation.^ Despite Jackson being my contemporary, I can't feel much more than generalized sadness over this; and no sense of surprise.
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^ PM on June 26, 2009 This may not be true for younger people but for my generation Muhammad Ali would be as famous as Michael Jackson.
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[240] .He has been described as having an innovative sense of style that impacted the trendsetters of today who mimmick his fashion like Usher, Chris Brown, Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West, and many others.^ I am no different that other physicist who acted more like a cabby and visted topless bars or a gay autistic computer genius .

^ Many observers who chimed in were completely stunned that this witness would make a statement like that.

^ You say that Jesus was a Prophet who went to heaven without leaving the earth like any other Man?
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His style has inspired the fashion-forward for two decades and continues to do so.[241] .On November 24, 2009, some of Michael Jackson's memorabilia was auctioned in New York including the Rhinstone Glove used during his first moonwalk performance, which his auctioned off for $350,000, nine times its expected price, to Hoffman Ma of Hong Kong, a Chinese businessman.^ More bad new for Michael Jackson.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ My first exposure to Michael was Jackson 5.
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^ Michael Jackson had this quality big-time.
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[242] Among other items were a 1989 "Bad" tour jacket which sold for $225,000 and a fedora hat which sold for $22,000.[243]

Legacy and influence

.
A pink star with a gold color rim and the writing "Michael Jackson" in the center of the star.</span><span class=^ Heard on Conan , July 9, 2009: Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she sees no need for a House resolution in praise of Michael Jackson.
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^ I was trying to see if there were any stories in the news that are not about Michael Jackson...
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^ Did you see Michael Jackson's interview with Geraldo Rivera?
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The star is indented into the ground and is surrounded by a marble color floor." src="http://images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org/05/4/1/1/57327651818958141.jpg" width="220" height="159" class="thumbimage" />
Jackson's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, set in 1984
.Jackson throughout his career transformed the art of the music video and paved the way for modern pop music.^ Michael Jackson needed urgent care and boundaries and an alliance of discerning people to confront him and give him no way out.

^ Michael Jackson died as a man that change the way we listen to music and growing up and listening to his music he changed me as a person.
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^ Jackson's music never did anything much for me -- overproduced pop with standard grooves, precisely sung, cleverly produced, and -- I concede -- beautifully danced.
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.Jackson's work, distinctive musical sound and vocal style have and still do influence scores of hip hop, rock, pop and R&B artists, including Beyonce,[244] Mariah Carey,[245] Usher,[246] Chris Brown,[247] Britney Spears,[245] Madonna,[248] Justin Timberlake,[121] Ludacris,[249] 50 Cent, The Game,[250] Fall Out Boy,[251] Green Day,[252] Miley Cyrus, John Mayer,[253] Lenny Kravitz,[254] and R. Kelly.^ February 4, 2004: Justin Timberlake Fumbles Boob Handoff From Janet Jackson; Panthers Nipped in Super Bowl HOUSTON, Texas - In what turned out to be the key play in Super Bowl XXXVIII, Justin Timberlake fumbled a bra cap handoff from Janet Jackson midway through the game, stopping all forward momentum.
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^ But the only time I've ever heard or seen Justin Timberlake is on SNL ( and once someone pointed him out on the street but I'd never have known ).
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^ It's something of a disconnect for me to read so many posts about how Jackson and his music are irrelevant when I hear his songs and see his influence all the time.
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.For much of his career, he had an "unparalleled" level of worldwide influence over the younger generation through his musical and humanitarian contributions.^ I don't care much for his kind of music, but I like several of his songs, despite that.
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^ Despite his faults he brought much joy to the world through music.
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[255] .Jackson's music and videos, such as Thriller, helped break down racial barriers when first shown on MTV, putting the relatively new channel on the map, changing its focus from rock to pop music and R&B, and therefore shaping it to what it is today.^ Wikipedia's entry for Michael Jackson The official Michael Jackson website Michael Jackson's video legacy on MTV.com Celebrities Comment on Jackson's Death on Twitter Michael Jackson Memorabilia .
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^ March 31st 1983, Michael Jackson becomes the first black artist with a video on MTV with "Beat It."
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^ DevilsAdvocate at 9:54 PM on June 25, 2009 I watched the Thriller video with my older daughter today.
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.Jackson remained a staple on MTV through the '90s.^ Michael Jackson requested that he wanted to be cremated and put the remains in a cereal box so he could have the experience of going through a 10 year olds ass again.
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ I've always loved J5 Michael Jackson and his solo stuff starting with Off the Wall and going through the 80s and 90s.
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^ Here's the quote: On the last night of his life, Jackson arrived at the Staples Center for six hours of a full run-through.
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.Brazilian journalist Sergio Martins, in his article about the artist and his death in Veja magazine, wrote that after Jackson's work being a versatile dancer became a must for subsequent male stars of pop music.^ What is good about Pop Music?
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^ The ULTIMATE article about Michael Jackson.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ Surely there's a way to drive millions and millions of people to Matt's article because, as you said, many (I know I do) feel the emotions you wrote about.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

.Michael Jackson, along with his musical style and videos, have gone onto become pop culture phenomenons.^ Michael Jackson was the king of pop alright...
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ Wikipedia's entry for Michael Jackson The official Michael Jackson website Michael Jackson's video legacy on MTV.com Celebrities Comment on Jackson's Death on Twitter Michael Jackson Memorabilia .
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^ March 31st 1983, Michael Jackson becomes the first black artist with a video on MTV with "Beat It."
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.Michael Jackson was inducted onto the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1984. Throughout his career he received numerous honors and awards, including 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.^ Michael Jackson was the king of pop alright...
  • Michael Jackson Jokes 28 January 2010 0:27 UTC williambader.com [Source type: General]

^ Best Actor: Michael Jackson, of course.
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^ Michael Jackson at the White House in 1984 .
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[123][256] .He was 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.[123] His awards include many Guinness World Records (eight in 2006 alone),[257] 15 Grammy Awards (including the "Living Legend Award" and the "Lifetime Achievement Award"), 26 American Music Awards (24 only as a solo artist, including one for "artist of the century")—more than any artist—, 13 number one singles in the US in his solo career—more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era[258]—and estimated sales of up to 750 million records worldwide, making him the world's best selling male solo pop artist.^ The will also estimates the value of his estate at more than $500 million.
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^ Thanks for making her world, and millions of other people's world, a little brighter.
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^ The world has lost one of it's prized artist!
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[31][74][86][259][260][261][262][263][264][265]
Multiple people standing inline. Three women have short blonde hair, a man with curly brown hair and a man wearing a navy cap.
Queues for a Michael Jackson concert in West Berlin in June 1988
.He was characterized as "an unstoppable juggernaut, possessed of all the tools to dominate the charts seemingly at will: an instantly identifiable voice, eye-popping dance moves, stunning musical versatility and loads of sheer star power".[188] In the mid-1980s, Time noted "Jackson is the biggest thing since The Beatles.^ Boy, do I remember that time, when Michael Jackson was the biggest thing in the world.
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^ The origin of Michael Jackson's dance moves ?
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^ "Is Michael Jackson the greatest pop star of all time?"
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He is the hottest single phenomenon since Elvis Presley. .He just may be the most popular black singer ever".[35] By 1990, Vanity Fair had already cited Jackson as the most popular artist in the history of show business.^ March 31st 1983, Michael Jackson becomes the first black artist with a video on MTV with "Beat It."
  • Michael Jackson, RIP - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC reason.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But we may not have heard the last of Jackson just yet.
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^ If Michael Jackson's life helps us to understand that, it may well be his most important gift to us.

[72] .Daily Telegraph writer Tom Utley called him an "extremely important figure in the history of popular culture" and a "genius".[266] In late 2007, Jackson said the following of his work and future influence, "Music has been my outlet, my gift to all of the lovers in this world.^ I give my all to my work.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

^ Jackson's expressed anger over the allegations on the 1995 album "HIStory," which sold more than 2.4 million copies, but by then, the popularity of Jackson's music was clearly waning even as public fascination with his increasingly erratic behavior was growing.
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^ Just watch the footage of the many live concerts available on YouTube to see that, all over the world, a virtual sea of people cheered him wherever he went.
  • CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed :: Elites TV 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC elitestv.com [Source type: General]

.Through it, my music, I know I will live forever."^ You will live forever in my heart.
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

^ Your music will live on forever...
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

^ But, his music will live on forever.
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[267]
.His total lifetime earnings from royalties on his solo recordings and music videos, revenue from concerts and endorsements have been estimated at $500 million; some analysts have speculated that his music catalog holdings could be worth billions of dollars.^ He still, in my opinion, made some of the best music in my lifetime.
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^ Could have sworn I heard Paul Young's voice on some advert's music the other day.
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^ That you bought his album or had an emotional reaction to some music 20 years ago is totally irrelevant, and long screeds about such are utterly narcissistic.
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[73][268] .This speculation however is contradicted by financial documents obtained by the Associated Press, which showed that as of March 31, 2007, Jackson's 50 percent stake in the Sony/ATV Music Publishing catalog (his most prized asset) was worth $390.6 million and Michael Jackson’s net worth was $236 million.^ Associated Press Article on Jackson's death .
  • Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009 - Obituary - Tributes.com 31 January 2010 13:38 UTC www.tributes.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Jackson, Dead at 50 .
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^ Michael Jackson has died at age 50.
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[269] .As one of the world's most famous men, Jackson's highly publicized personal life, coupled with his successful career, made him a part of popular culture for the last four decades.^ He was the most famous person alive.
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^ I believe strongly that the most effective way to get people to understand what Michael Jackson meant to our society and culture is to simply spread the word.
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^ Michael Jackson's work as a singing artist should be separate from his personal life agreed.
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[86][270]
.Shortly after his death on June 25, 2009, MTV briefly returned to its original music video format to celebrate and pay tribute to his work.^ PM on June 25, 2009 [ 2 favorites ] Never "got" or liked his music.
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^ PM on June 25, 2009 Sigh.
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^ PM on June 25, 2009 [ 1 favorite ] .
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[271] .The channel aired many hours of Jackson's music videos, accompanied by live news specials featuring reactions from MTV personalities and other celebrities.^ What other music video can I say that about?
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^ What other music video can I say that about?"
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^ I doubt its video was aired on the channel before Jackson's videos were.
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.The temporary shift in MTV's programming culminated the following week with the channel's live coverage of Jackson's memorial service.^ LOS ANGELES -- Fans who were lucky enough to score tickets to Michael Jackson's memorial service Tuesday knew they were witnessing history.
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^ Let's not forget, in the collective public hysteria following Jackson's death, that the victims of his child abuse will carry this with them for the rest of their lives.

^ As word of his death spread, MTV switched its programming to play videos from Jackson's heyday.
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[272] At the memorial service on July 7, 2009, founder of Motown Records Berry Gordy proclaimed Jackson as "the greatest entertainer that ever lived."[273][274][275] On December 29, 2009 the American Film Institute recognized Jackson's passing as a "moment of significance" saying, "Michael Jackson's sudden death in June at age 50 was notable for the worldwide outpouring of grief and the unprecedented global eulogy of his posthumous concert rehearsal movie 'This is It'.[276]

Discography

Filmography

Year Film Role Director Ref
1978 The Wiz Scarecrow Lumet, SidneySidney Lumet [277]
1986 Captain EO Captain EO Coppola, Francis FordFrancis Ford Coppola [278]
1988 Moonwalker Himself Kramer, JerryJerry Kramer [279]
1997 Ghosts Maestro/Mayor/Ghoul/Skeleton Winston, StanStan Winston [280]
2002 Men in Black II Agent M (cameo) Sonnenfeld, BarryBarry Sonnenfeld [281]
2004 Miss Cast Away and the Island Girls Agent MJ (cameo) Stoller, Bryan MichaelBryan Michael Stoller [282]
2009 Michael Jackson's This Is It Himself Kenny Ortega [283]

Tours

See also

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