Tribute to Michael Jackson

June 28th, 2009  |  Published in Hollywood

Remembering memorable life of Michael Jackson

  • His video for Thriller was voted #1 by VH1 on their countdown of the Top 100 Greatest Videos of All Time. At #2 was Like A Prayer by Madonna.
  • At his peak, Jackson was reportedly worth around $700 million
  • Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.
  • Hits 1979 debut solo album Off the Wall has sold around 20 million copies worldwide.
  • Is a fan of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
  • A Special 25th anniversary edition of his 1982 album Thriller, entitled Thriller 25, sold an estimated 3 million copies world wide.
  • He was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 1541 Vine Street and for recording at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  • The Jacksons were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for recording a 1500 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
  • Some of his favorite pastimes were water balloon fights and climbing trees. He wrote several songs sitting in favorite tree at Neverland, which he called Giving Tree, because it was so inspiring.

One of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, his other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records—including one for “Most Successful Entertainer of All Time”—13 Grammy Awards, 13 number one singles in his solo career, and the sale of 750 million records worldwide. At the time of his death, he was preparing for This Is It, a series of 50 concerts that would have been held in London beginning July 13, 2009.


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