Monday, February 28, 2011

Fun Michael Jackson facts

Michael Jackson was born August 29, 1959 in Gary, Indiana
Billie Jean was the first video by a black artist to air on MTV

He first premiered the moonwalk during a performance of Billie Jean on Motown 25 televisions special March 25, 1983.

 His 1982 Album ''Thriller'' is the best selling album of all time with estimated sales of 110 million worldwide.

The nearest competitor for the title of best selling album is ''Eagles their Gratest hits'' with 42 miljon.

His 1995 album ''HIStory'' is the biggest selling double album of all time.

His 1997 album ''Blood on the Dance Floor'' is the biggest selling remix album of all time.

Michael Jackon was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice.

Michael Jackson shared the record for most Grammys Awards on in one year by a single person with 8. He was tied with Carlos Santana and Norah Jones, since his death did Snatana win 2 more grammys and Jones won 1 more.

Jackson maried Lisa-Marie Presley, the doughter of Elvis Presley, the marriage lasted only 19 months.

 In 1985 he outbid Paul McCartney and paid $47 million dollars for the publishing rights to the Beatles back catalog. He later resold pard of the catalog to Sony in 1995 for $95 million dollars.

Michael owned the rights to the South Carolina state anthem ''South Carolina on My Mind''

Michael Jackson had 5 known pets, apart from Bubbles the chimp michael also owned a Boa snake, a llama. a ram and a python snake.

Michael Jacksons ''lucky'' number was 7.

His three biggest albums- Thriller, Bad and Dangerous each produced 7 top 40 hits.

He has 7 letters in his first and last name.

He was born in 1958, 19+58 = 77.

He died on the 25th, 2+5 = 7

 His two biggest hits ''Black & White'' and ''Billie Jean''- where both #1 for 7 weeks.

He was the 7th of the 9 children.

Michael Jackons trick where he is leaning at drastic angle without falling is not a camera trick. He uses a shoe device that made the dance step possible.

Reports list that Michael Jackson had 20-45 plastic procedures with a total cost of over $900.000.
Such as Cleft added to chin, eyelid surgery, cheek implants.

Michael Jackson suffered from vitiligo, a rare skin disease which couses pigmentation loss.


  1. I never could get into micheal jackson...

  2. he was a weirdo, that's for sure.

  3. Michael and a monkey!

    ^ Don't be hatin' on Michael!!

  4. 77777777777777777
    lol MJ was the shit. Thriller ftw.

  5. He was an odd duck that's for sure, but his dad was a total ass, and still is, no wonder MJ was messed up.

  6. dude the first moonwalk was legendary

  7. His music was the first and pretty much the only that ever got me to dance as a kid.

  8. How the heck did he get exclusive rights to a state anthem?

  9. One of the greatest musical talents of all time, it's a shame he was so troubled.

  10. Exclusive rights to a state anthem?? Whoa~

  11. Oh how I love these fun facts.

  12. "Billie Jean was the first video by a black artist to air on MTV" Well that's racist

  13. That man achieved so much worldwide fame it's completely ridiculous.

  14. This was an interesting post. I miss him, he was one of my favorite artists:(

  15. R.I.P Michael. thriller truly is one of the best pop records of all time, so the correlation of sales certainly makes sense

  16. R.I.P, that picture with M.J leaning just doesn't make sense WOW

  17. I can't believe he was really the first black artist on MTV - and moreover that he's even gone. Very cool facts!

  18. My mom and I watched the Jackson five on the Ed Sullivan show in 69.My mom and I and my daughter watch MJ do his first Moon walk on Motown 25 and my mom myself my daughter and grand daughter watched the crowd go wild at the bet awards in 2005 .In 2010 we all sat holding hands and cried as we watched his memorial service. MJ was a part of our family for 4 generations. His death was a great loss for all of us. RIP Michael Joseph Jackson we love you

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