50 Things You Didn’t Know about the late Michael Jackson






With no doubt we all know the late Michael Jackson is the greatest pop artist of all time.  But many people might not know some things about the pop artist.

TrueCelebMedia bring you 50 Things You Didn’t Know about the late Michael Jackson

  1. Michael Jackson is The Most-Awarded Artist Of All Time
    . He won more awards than any other music alive or deceased.
    He’s received 23 Guinness World Records, 40 Billboard Awards, 13
    Grammys, and 26 American Music Awards.

  2. Billie Jean was the first music video by a black artist to air on
    MTV . Billie Jean
    was the second single from Michael Jackson’s sixth solo album,

  3. Michael Jackson is the highest-earning deceased artist. He has
    been recognized by the Guinness Book Of World Records in a new
    category for Highest-Earning Deceased Artist, gaining the top
    honor. In the first year after his passing in 2009, Jackson’s estate
    raked in a reported $1 billion.

  4. When Michael Jackson listened to his songs from his days in
    “The Jackson 5”; he said he
    sounded like “Minnie Mouse.”

  5. Michael Jackson’s famous dance move, the moonwalk, is said
    to have been based on the routine of mime artist Marcel Marceau .

  6. He had some famous godchildren , Lionel Ritchie’s daughter
    Nicole and Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb’s son Michael.

  7. He performed his first public performance at the tender age of 5
    and sang ‘Climb Every Mountain’.

  8. Thriller is the best selling album of all time. It sold 42.4 million
  9. Thriller spent 122 weeks on the Billboard 200.

  10. The Thriller video was narrated by Vincent Price.

  11. The costumes for the “Thriller” video came from the Salvation

  12. The popular Thriller video that we’ve all come to know and love
    almost didn’t make the cut . Michael wanted the “Thriller” video
    destroyed after he found out that the Jehovah’s Witnesses heard
    he was doing a video about a werewolf. He later agreed to go
    ahead with it after a disclaimer was added to the video.

  13. Michael Jackson’s love interest in the “Thriller” video, Ola Ray,
    was a Playboy Playmate. She later suggested that she and Michael
    had a fling while shooting the video. This is what she looks like
  14. Counting Jackson 5 LPs and his solo work, Thriller was
    Michael’s 19th studio album.
  15. The Thriller music video has its own Lego version.

  16. Britney Spears recently paid homage the music video’s
    monologue for BBC Radio 1 and it is hilarious!

  17. His favorite food was Mexican. A burrito and taco would leave
    him happy and satisfied.

  18. His middle name was Joseph – Michael Joseph Jackson.
  19. Two other best-selling records of the world of his also
    include ‘Bad’ and ‘Dangerous’ .
  20. His Neverland Ranch is a 2,700-acre property that has a theme
    park , a menagerie, and a movie theater. Here’s a video of what the
    ranch looked like before Michael Jackson passed away.

  21. The Ranch was valued at $100 million 10 years ago.

  22. He had a deep love of children – perhaps because of his lost
    childhood due to his early singing career. He would wear a black
    armband to remind people of suffering children around the world.

  23. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame , one for
    himself and one for the Jackson 5.

  24. He won eight Grammy’s in 1984 – the highest amount ever won
    by one person in a single year.

  25. Billie Jean is based on a true story . Michael claims an
    obsessive fan tried to say he was the father of her child.

  26. His song Beat It made it to “white radio” stations due to Eddie
    Van Halen’s guitar solo on the track

  27. Eddie Van Halen recorded his guitar solo for free !

  28. Jackson’s father, Joe Jackson, used to scare him when he was
    child by using monster masks.

  29. He played a scarecrow in a The Wiz
    , a movie version of the Wizard of Oz.

  30. As a child, his favorite animated character was Pinocchio .

  31. Jackson was close friends with actor Macaulay Caulkin and
    appeared in the video of
    Black Or White
    . He is also the godfather to Jackson’s children Prince and Paris.

  32. He had lavish taste and the means to satisfy it . He bought the
    Best Picture Oscar awarded to David O. Selznick for Gone With The
    Wind for $1.5 million in 1999.

  33. He made international headlines after he was photographed
    and filmed dangling his son Prince from over a Berlin hotel
    balcony in 2002 .

  34. He was once accused by a library of owing $1 million in
    overdue book fines !

  35. He was fond of pets. He had a python called Crusher, two
    llamas called Louis and Lola and his most famous pet was
    Bubbles, the chimpanzee .

  36. Bubbles went on to be an aid for research after he was adopted
    from a Texan cancer research clinic when he was three .

  37. The music video of his single Liberian Girl features an
    extraordinary ensemble of the era’s stars including – John
    Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Whoopi Goldberg, Steven Spielberg,
    Quincy Jones, Virginia Madsen, David Copperfield, Danny Glover
    and Dan Akroyd. He only appeared at the end of the video.

  38. He moved to Bahrain, on invitation by the Sheikh of Bahrain,
    after he was acquitted of sexual abuse charges in 2005.

  39. He said he had only two cosmetic surgery procedures, one on
    his nose and the other on his chin. Jackson broke his nose during
    a complex dance routine in 1979 and underwent rhinoplasty
    surgery which was not a success as he said he had problems
    breathing . Many believe that he used this as an excuse to get a
    nose job. His extreme physical transformation suggests that he’s
    had more than just two, however.

  40. Jackson was charged with seven counts of child sexual abuse
    and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent in order to
    commit a child sexual abuse felony against Gavin Arvizo in 2003,
    who was under 14 at the time. Earlier that year, a Granada
    Television documentary, called Living with Michael Jackson,
    showed the pop star holding hands and discussing sleeping
    arrangements with Arvizo. Jackson was found not guilty but this
    ultimately affected his music career.

  41. For beauty purposes and to live longer, Michael Jackson used
    to sleep in an oxygen tent. He later donated the bed to a
    Californian medical center as a therapeutic aid for burn victims.

  42. There is an Egyptian sculpture which bears a striking
    resemblance to Michael Jackson. This was spotted by Flickr user
    mandalariangirl at the Field Museum in Chicago.

  43. Michael Jackson invented and patented special boots that
    allowed the wearer to lean so far forward that it seems to defy
    gravity. He used these for the famous “lean” in the “Smooth
    Criminal” music video.

  44. He suffered from a rare genetic disease called Alpha-1
    antitrypsin deficiency. The inherited disorder that may cause lung
    disease and liver disease.

  45. The Los Angeles mansion he was renting just before he passed
    away once belonged to Sean Connery.

  46. Jackson paid a staggering $47 million for the publishing rights
    to the Beatles back catalogue in 1985 and sold a share of to Sony
    in 1995 for $95 million.

  47. Michael Jackson’s memorial service was watched by over 2.5
    billion viewers worldwide, which would make it the most watched
    live television broadcast in history worldwide. Although this
    number is not widely agreed upon, it was still a widely watched

Sources :
MJ World Wikicommons


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