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In honor of the late Michael Jackson‘s birthday, I found a bunch of things you may or may not have already known about the King of Pop! How many albums has he sold in TOTAL?
*He sold more than 750 million albums in total.
*He was listed in the 2000 edition of the Guiness Book Of World Records for breaking the world record for the “Most Charities Supported By a Pop Star”. 39.
*When Ryan White, a hemophiliac teen from Indiana was kicked out of school in 1985 because he contracted HIV from a contaminated blood treatment, Jackson became one of his advocates. After White’s death in 1990, Jackson pleaded with the Clinton Administration at Bill Clinton’s Inaugural Gala for more funding for HIV/AIDS charities and research.
*He played guitar, piano and drums.
*Jackson founded the “Heal the World Foundation” in 1992. The charity organization brought underprivileged children to Jackson’s Neverland ranch to ride theme park rides the singer had built on the property. Heal the World also gave millions of dollars to help children around the world who were threatened by war and illnesses. (Please note – *** Der Link ist nur für Mitglieder sichtbar, zum Login. ***
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*He’s legally the king of the village Krindjago in the Ivory Coast.
*Pepsi compensated Michael for $1.5 million when he was burnt filming a commercial. He then donated all the money to Brotman Medical Center. The burn ward at the hospital was later named the “Michael Jackson Burn Center” to honor Jackson.
*Michael donated his $5 million share of the profits, from The Jacksons 1984 Victory tour to charity.
*He wrote 85% of his songs. Instead of writing them, he was known for singing and beatboxing into a recorder and trying to come up with songs.
*After the 9/11 attacks, Michael helped organize the United We Stand: What More Can I Give benefit concert at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., which aired on October 21, 2001.
*Was honored by two Presidents of the United States.
*He found a little boy a liver when he was dying from liver failure. (Watch video on YouTube)
*He’s been named as the artist of “the Decade”, “Generation”, “Century”, and “Millenium” and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.
*Vocal Range: B5 to E2 in recorded work, making him an incredibly rare 3.6+ octave Spinto Tenor. (More of a range than Whitney Houston or Christina Aguilera.)
*Has his own video game.
*Co-wrote We Are The World with Lionel Richie. Almost 20 million copies were sold, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time. The project raised millions for famine relief.
*Fred Astaire described him as the dancer of the century.
*Donated 100 percent of the profits from his single “Man in the Mirror” to charity.
*He is the most awarded artist of all time and has more Guinness World Records than any other artist.
*Jackson started his Dangerous World Tour on June 27, 1992 and completed it on November 11, 1993, after entertaining 3.5 million people at 67 concerts. All of the profits from the concerts were donated to the Heal the World Foundation.
*He released 84 singles as a solo artist.
*Thriller is still the best selling album ever and the records Michael set were so high even he couldn’t beat them.
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